Law Board proceeds with cuts to RCPD merits and COLA in ’21 budget

Employees of the Riley County Police Department will not receive a cost of living adjustment or merits next year. The Riley County Law Board, in a special meeting Friday, voted 5-1 to accept its 2021 budget for publication, which includes a point 65 percent decrease on the overall mill levy, amounting to $143,012 less than [...]

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Man dies after suffering self-inflicted stab wound in local restaurant

The Riley County Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing inside Powercat Sports Grill at about 9 p.m. Friday. Officers found a 25-year-old man suffering from what was later revealed by an investigation to be a self-inflicted stab wound. He was transported to Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan where he later died. [...]

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Four injured in head on crash in Riley County

Four people were injured Friday in a head on collision northwest of Manhattan on Highway 24. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. when a southbound Nissan Pathfinder left the roadway near the Riley County Public Works office. The driver lost control of the vehicle and re-entered the roadway, crossing the center line. The driver of [...]

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Riley County cases of coronavirus unchanged Friday; 6 active cases, 57 recoveries

Riley County continues its flattening of the coronavirus curve reporting no new positive cases since Wednesday. In a release Friday, the health department reported six active cases and 57 recoveries among the 64 total cases since mid-March. One coronavirus-related death has also been recorded. A total of 1,213 Riley County residents have been tested, accounting [...]

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Local Officials Condemn Floyd Killing, Call for Tough Race Talks

Area officials are condemning the killing of an unarmed African American man by a White Minneapolis police officer. George Floyd died Monday after an officer held a knee to his neck for multiple minutes after responding to a forgery report. Minneapolis police say Floyd matched a suspect description and that he “physically resisted” officers after [...]

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USD 383 school board discuss potential reopening plans

The USD 383 Manhattan/Ogden School Board Wednesday began initial discussions of how it plans to reopen schools for the fall. The current timeline for reopening, according to the state, shows planning to begin on June 1st, guidance from the state on July 10th, and implementation on July 15th. Superintendent Dr. Marvin Wade says they want [...]

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Manhattan Regional Airport cleared after Friday morning bomb threat

The Manhattan Regional Airport was given the all clear Friday after receiving a voicemail from a man claiming a bomb was located in the building. The Riley County Police Department Bomb Team and Kansas Highway Patrol Hazardous Device Unit investigated the threat, which was called in shortly after 9:30 a.m. After sweeping the terminal and [...]

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K-State to host webinar featuring experts speaking on cattle markets and weather forecasts

K-State Research and Extension and the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will host a webinar to assist Kansas beef producers in navigating through the current and upcoming weather seasons in the midst of a market volatile from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time of year, weather conditions can vary widely [...]

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Law Board to finalize 2021 budget which could eliminate COLA and merits for RCPD

The Riley County Law Board will finalize its 2021 budget Friday during a special meeting ahead of its June 5 publication date. Up for consideration is the removal of a .63 percent cost of living adjustment and merits for RCPD employees. While the police department previously made other cuts within its operating budget to provide a [...]

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Wamego man jailed on more than two dozen storage unit burglary offenses

A Wamego man is jailed on more than two dozen counts of burglary and a host of other charges. Riley County Police arrested Joshua Davies Wednesday in the 700 block of 3rd Place. He’s charged with 26 counts of burglary, three counts of violating a protection order, five counts of criminal damage to property and [...]

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