Riley County Fair to kick off Thursday

It’s fair time in Riley County, and Riley County Extension Director Gary Fike says there’s nothing like a county fair. “The county fair is one of those traditions in the Midwest that really doesn’t have an equal,” Fike said Friday on KMAN’s In Focus. Fike says the fair is a big collaboration between 4-H, extension [...]

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Rep. Carlson files for 2020 re-election

CLAY CENTER, Kan. — A Kansas lawmaker has announced she’s filed for re-election in 2020. Republican Suzi Carlson, Kansas State Representative for the 64th District, filed last Thursday with the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office for the 2020 election. Carlson’s district encompasses most of Clay County and portions of Riley County including the communities of [...]

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1965 journalism grad named ’19 K-State Alumni Excellence Award recipient

The only White House press secretary to serve in two separate administrations will be honored this Fall by the K-State Alumni Association. Marlin Fitzwater, a 1965 journalism graduate, is the 2019 recipient of the Alumni Excellence Award according to a release by the association. He served as press secretary for both Presidents Ronald Reagan and [...]

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RCPD Report 7/23/19

Officers filed a report for aggravated battery in Manhattan on July 22, 2019 at approximately 11:50 PM. Officer listed a 19-year-old female as the victim and a 26-year-old male as the suspect. Due to the nature of the crime reported (domestic), no addi...

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Sexually abused as a child, Manhattan Mayor Pro Tem Usha Reddi shares her story

Manhattan City Commissioner Usha Reddi is hoping to inspire victims of sexual abuse to come forward. Reddi, who is now 53, shared a very personal story of the abuse she sustained as a youth at the hands of her own father, Venkata Yeleti during an exclusive interview on KMAN’s In Focus Monday. Yeleti was convicted [...]

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Fort Riley to test emergency preparedness in Wednesday exercise

Fort Riley will be evaluating and synchronizing the installation’s emergency preparedness processes and procedures in a full-scale exercise Wednesday, July 24th. Officials advise community members to expect increased activity by emergency response vehicles on post as well as announcements via the “giant voice” loudspeaker. Due to the exercise, traffic may be re-routed due to some [...]

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Sentencing delayed for Manhattan man convicted of attempted manslaughter

Sentencing has been delayed for a Manhattan man convicted last month of attempted voluntary manslaughter. Mark Harrison was due to be sentenced Monday, but according to Riley County District Court Administrator Lanna Nichols that hearing was postponed for another week. Harrison entered a no contest plea in June to the charge. He had previously been [...]

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RCPD Report 7/22/19

Officers filed a report for larceny in the 1000 block of Vattier St. in Manhattan on July 20, 2019, at approximately 2:30 AM. Officers listed an 18-year-old female as the victim when she reported a known male victim took her iPhone 10x S Max. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $1,1000.00. [...]

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RCPD arrests habitual offender on numerous charges following Sunday pursuit

Riley County Police have arrested a known drug offender on a multitude of charges. Jerry Hassler was arrested following a pursuit Sunday afternoon. Hassler racked up 25 counts during the pursuit including flee or attempt to elude, interference with law enforcement officers, distribution of heroin as well as drug possession, driving with a suspended or [...]

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Junction City woman ordered to repay $3,800 in Medicaid fraud charges

WESTMORELAND, Kan. — The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has ordered a Junction City woman to repay more than $3,800 to the Kansas Medicaid Program after pleading to Medicaid fraud-related charges. A guilty plea was submitted in Pottawatomie County District Court in May by 22-year-old Elizabeth Joyce. She pled to one felony count of making a [...]

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