Junction City Fire responds to structure fire

Junction City Fire Department responded to a call for a structure early Saturday morning. At 2 a.m., JCFD responded to 1402 Rucker Rd. for a call. According to the JCFD, upon arrival, fire crews found a structure fire at the location. One of the occupants had a minor injury to his left hand from trying [...]

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Stream Advisory for the Kansas River

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a stream advisory for the Kansas River, along the area between Wamego and Belvue in Pottawatomie County. The stream advisory is a result of chronic issues of elevated bacteria in Wamego wastewater. The City is working to repair the equipment. Potential elevated bacteria and contaminants may [...]

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RCPD’s Jager graduates FBI National Academy

A Riley County police officer has become the latest to graduate from the FBI National Academy in Virginia. The department said Friday, Lt. Brad Jager was one of 256 law enforcement officers who graduated from the 277th session on September 13. It included members of law enforcement agencies from 34 countries, five military organizations and [...]

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State rests in Lyons murder trial, defense to present Monday

The state has rested in the D’Khari Lyons murder trial. Jurors in Riley County District Court Friday heard testimony from forensic pathologist Ransom Ellis who testified to the injuries sustained by 2-month-old Michael Calvert Jr. He testified the baby died as the result of acute head trauma or blunt force trauma. He noted the cause [...]

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No injuries after fire, smoke reported at Manhattan home

Manhattan Fire officials made quick work of a small house fire near 10th and Thurston Street Friday afternoon. Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Almes says firefighters responded around 12:45 p.m. to a report of smoke. Fire officials were able to locate smoke coming from the north side of the rental home at 930 Thurston Street and [...]

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Survey assessing Riley County community needs opens online

A 2019 study assessing the social, economic and health needs of the Riley County community rolled out this week, coordinated by an area social service group. The Flint Hills Wellness Coalition facilitated a comprehensive community needs assessment in 2015 and Chair Debbie Nuss says prior to that it had been 20 years since any similar [...]

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RCPD Report 9/20/19

Officers filed a report for theft in the 1000 block of Hostetler Dr. in Manhattan on September 19, 2019, at approximately 1:10 PM. Officers listed Firestone as the victim when it was reported a known female suspect took money from the business. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $3,663.00. Police ask that [...]

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School board presented first look at Manhattan High expansions

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 board of education got their first look at the designs for the Manhattan High School West campus expansions. The hardest challenge for the Manhattan High School West Campus renovations is fitting all the staff and students from the East Campus.  This is according to Adam Sterns with Gould Evans as he [...]

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RCPD: Kansas law protects new parents unable to care for newborns

In the wake of an incident involving an abandoned newborn being found, being informed about the Newborn Infant Protection Act, also known as the Safe Haven law, may help to prevent similar incidents in the future. Riley County Police Department Capt. Josh Kyle explains the law. The law is meant to prevent newborns from harm [...]

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Medical examiner testifies in trial of Manhattan man accused in baby’s death

Testimony was heard Thursday in the trial of D’Khari Lyons, the Manhattan man accused in the November 2018 murder of his former girlfriend’s infant son. Jurors heard from the child abuse specialist from Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City who examined 2-month old Michael Calvert Jr. in the days after he sustained a fatal head [...]

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