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Riley County vaccinations on the rise as new COVID cases continue downward trend

Riley County health officials confirmed eight new COVID cases Friday and 12 more recoveries. Just one patient was being treated at Ascension Via Christi, but no patients are in the ICU. Altogether, there are 117 active COVID cases. The health department has now fully vaccinated over 3,200 people and seen close to 5,400 receive at [...]

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By |2021-02-26T22:30:10-06:00February 26th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Fort Riley soldiers deploying to Florida to support national COVID vaccination efforts

Fort Riley is deploying an additional task force to help support national COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Approximately 120 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are headed to Miami, Florida to support a state-run federally supported Community Vaccination Center. The soldiers deploying include medical personnel and support staff. Teams will be capable [...]

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By |2021-02-26T06:14:05-06:00February 26th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

Census data still pending; Redistricting may be delayed

Census data from the 2020 collection might not be known for another two months. At Monday’s Intergovernmental Luncheon, U.S. Census Bureau regional spokesperson Emily Kelley said collection efforts are continuing and that the bureau hopes to have state level counts available to the public in the spring. “Our target date right now is April 30, [...]

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By |2021-02-25T14:45:03-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD seeing a rise in catalytic converter thefts

Riley County Police are seeing a rise in thefts of catalytic converters. Police say it’s likely due to the more than quadruple rise in the price of palladium, a precious metal found in catalytic converters. Thieves can remove these elements from a vehicle’s exhaust system in less than one minute and sell it for up [...]

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By |2021-02-25T14:08:23-06:00February 25th, 2021|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD drug take-back collects 173 pounds of unused medications

A drug take-back event held in Manhattan over the weekend is being hailed a success. The Riley County Police Department, in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration held two take-back locations Saturday. In just four hours, the collection efforts netted 173 pounds of unused or unwanted prescription medications. Collection booths were set up Saturday at [...]

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By |2019-10-28T14:37:33-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD drug take-back collects 173 pounds of unused medications

Two arrested in Wamego on drug, child endangerment charges

A pair of Wamego residents are jailed on various drug charges and a charge of child endangerment. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat says officers executed a search warrant Friday at 105 East Valley, lot #34 in Wamego. The warrant was part of an investigation into illegal drug activity. Officers were assisted by the Wamego Police [...]

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By |2019-10-28T13:45:18-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Two arrested in Wamego on drug, child endangerment charges

First taste of winter weather possible this week

Ready or not, winter weather appears to be returning to the Manhattan area this week. A rain-snow mix is possible after sunset Monday, although little to no snow accumulation is expected. Minimal impacts are expected, though it could create some isolated slick spots on roadways, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges. Temperatures will dip [...]

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By |2019-10-28T10:38:53-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on First taste of winter weather possible this week

Texas man jailed in Riley County on rape, kidnapping charges

A Texas man faces charges in Riley County after he was arrested on a warrant for rape and kidnapping. The Riley County Police Department’s arrest report states that 27-year-old Michael Dylan Dakin of Kyle, Texas, is charged with four total counts including rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sodomy and attempted aggravated criminal sodomy. He was [...]

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By |2019-10-28T08:18:00-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Texas man jailed in Riley County on rape, kidnapping charges

Marshall discusses GOP health care plan ahead of 2020 election cycle

House conservatives recently released some details of their latest health care plan, part of the first steps toward an overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. First District Congressman and 2020 U.S. Senate candidate Roger Marshall, Chair of the Republican Study Committee’s Health Care Task Force says the plan is intended to give the patients and [...]

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By |2019-10-26T07:30:46-05:00October 26th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Marshall discusses GOP health care plan ahead of 2020 election cycle

Pawnee Mental Health transitioning services ahead of Crisis Stabilization Center open date

Last week, Pawnee Mental Health Services officially unveiled its new Crisis Stabilization Center. Now the work begins on staffing the facility ahead of its Nov. 4 opening date. “We’re spending time orienting staff – especially the new ones – to Pawnee Mental Health Services and then orienting all of them to some of the things [...]

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By |2019-10-25T14:05:33-05:00October 25th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Pawnee Mental Health transitioning services ahead of Crisis Stabilization Center open date
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