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Pitts, Hartnett winners of ‘Spirit of MLK’ awards

Richard Pitts and Barbara Hartnett were recognized Saturday as the recipients of the 2017 Spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. They were recognized at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration held at the Manhattan Fire Station Headquarters, according to a press release from event organizers. Hartnett was nominated for her tireless [...]

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Manhattan woman succumbs to injuries, RCPD to review accident

An injury accident involving a pedestrian earlier reported by KMAN resulted in a Manhattan woman’s passing and the RCPD is reviewing the case, according to a report by the Manhattan Mercury. Hanna Galoso-Estrada, 27, was hit by a van driven by Jennifer Samenus, 47, also of Manhattan, on College Avenue near Dickens Avenue on Dec [...]

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RCPD Report 1/12/18

Officers responded to the report of an injury accident near the intersection of K-18 Hwy. and 56th Ave. in Riley County on January 11, 2017 at approximately 5:00 AM. When officers arrived on scene, they found a red 2006 Ford F15 driven by Kevin Myers, 59, of Junction City had slid off the road due [...]

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RCPD Report 1/11/18

Timothy Patrick, 29, of Manhattan was arrested in the 1100 block of Bluemont Ave. in Manhattan on January 11, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM. Patrick was arrested on charges of flee and elude and DUI. Patrick was issued a total bond of $6,500.00 causing him to remain confined at the time of this report. Officers [...]

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Animal shelter undergoing interior renovations

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter is closed while undergoing interior renovations. according to a press release from the City of Manhattan. The animal shelter will still accept animal surrenders and process reclaims during this time, however, adoptions will be on hold until the Shelter re-opens Tuesday. Renovations include new flooring throughout the building, as [...]

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Morning snow, ice close schools Thursday

Early morning patches of ice and blowing snow throughout the morning closed several schools Thursday in the KMAN listening area. Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 canceled classes Thursday, along with Junction City, Wamego and Rock Creek school districts. Rile County government offices were also closed Thursday. Sunset Zoo in Manhattan also closed for the day. A full [...]

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By | 2018-01-11T10:45:37-06:00 January 11th, 2018|Local News|Comments Off on Morning snow, ice close schools Thursday

Fort Riley museums to close temporarily for major renovation

The Fort Riley museum complex, which includes the U.S. Cavalry and 1st Infantry Division museums, will close for a renovation beginning Monday, Jan. 15. During the closure, Fort Riley will establish a temporary museum located at 247 Cameron Ave. That facility is scheduled to open by the end of March. The Fort Riley Museum Gift [...]

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Junction City woman indicted on child porn charges

A Junction City woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a press release from his office. Kayla Michelle Simpson, 22, is charged with one count of using a child to produce child pornography and one count of violating the conditions imposed on a registered sex offender. [...]

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RCPD Activity Report 1/8/18

Officers filed a report for theft in the 2100 block of Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan on Friday at approximately 6:00 PM. Officers listed Quay Luong, 41, of Manhattan and a female juvenile as the victims when it was reported an unknown suspect took the victim’s iPhone X. The total loss associated with this case is [...]

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Officer shot in Friday standoff treated and released

The Riley County Police Department officer who was shot when responding to a domestic disturbance Friday in Manhattan has been treated and released from the hospital, according to a statement released by the RCPD Monday morning. At approximately 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sergeant Pat Tiede was shot after responding to the report of a domestic situation [...]

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