Area dam being assessed for seepage concerns

A recent Associated Press article indicated more than 1,600 dams nationwide are rated high-hazard due to aging infrastructure and the potential for loss of life if they failed. Among them is the Samuel Rogers Detention Dam, located about a half-mile north of Manhattan, nestled in a wooded area behind the Kansas State University Animal Sciences [...]

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One killed in structure fire near Westmoreland

One person is dead following a fatal structure fire that occurred Sunday night in Pottawatomie County. The victim was found as firefighters worked to put out the fire at 13910 Antelope Run Road near Westmoreland. The Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal’s Investigation Division has not determined the cause of the fire. Monetary losses [...]

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Military veterans to be honored with wreath-laying ceremony at Fort Riley Post Cemetery

A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at Fort Riley Post Cemetery on Dec.14th at 11 a.m. as part of a national effort from the Wreaths Across America organization to remember fallen soldiers, honor soldiers currently serving and to educate children about freedom. “We will place ceremonial wreaths for all of the military services in our [...]

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Texas authorities arrest man on Riley County warrant for sex crimes

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Authorities in Texas have arrested a man on a Riley County, Kansas District Court warrant for a host of sex crimes. The Riley County Police Department indicated late Thursday that 41-year-old Sean Morgan was arrested Wednesday in New Braunfels, a suburb of San Antonio. Morgan is charged with two counts of [...]

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Longtime K-State Director of Admissions honored during retirement ceremony

A long time member of the Kansas State University community said goodbye this week, after more than 40 years of service. Former Director of Admissions and Director of Student Financial Assistance Larry Moeder has retired after a long journey, where he went from student to longtime K-State employee. He was honored during a ceremony Wednesday [...]

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RCPD Report: 11/14/19

Officers filed a report for theft by deception in Manhattan on November 13, 2019, at approximately 7:50 AM. Officers listed a 52-year-old male as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect never sent him a handgun he paid for. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $1,025.00. Police ask that anyone with [...]

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Texas woman sentenced to probation for role in boyfriend’s death

A Manhattan woman originally from Texas has been given a three year probation sentence for her role in her boyfriend’s 2018 death. Riley County District Court Judge John Bosch on Tuesday handed down the 36-month sentence to 22-year-old Gregoria Baez. A jury found her guilty in September of involuntary manslaughter related to the death of [...]

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Texas woman sentenced to probation for role in boyfriend’s death

A Manhattan woman originally from Texas has been given a three year probation sentence for her role in her boyfriend’s 2018 death. Riley County District Court Judge John Bosch on Tuesday handed down the 36-month sentence to 22-year-old Gregoria Baez. A jury found her guilty in September of involuntary manslaughter related to the death of [...]

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Shooting victim released from hospital; RCPD continues search for shooter

The victim of a west Manhattan apartment complex shooting has been discharged from the hospital, according to the Riley County Police Department. The shooting took place Friday (Nov. 8) at The District Apartments in the 1400 block of Hartman Place near College Ave. and Claflin Road. The victim’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening. RCPD [...]

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New NBAF Director brings wealth of industry knowledge to Manhattan facility

The new director of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is settling into his new role since starting almost a month ago. Dr. Alfonso Clavijo is leading efforts to ensure a smooth transition from the Department of Homeland Security to USDA once the 574,000 square foot facility becomes fully operational. He brings years of experience [...]

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