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Coash named CEO of Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan has a new CEO. Hannah Coash has rejoined the Manhattan team after 14 years of experience with the Boys & Girls Club across three clubs. Her career began with the Manhattan chapter in 2008. Coash fills the role previously held by Trent Jones, who left the organization in [...]

By |2022-05-27T11:32:21-05:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Coash named CEO of Boys & Girls Club

Junction City woman charged with mail theft

A Junction City woman is charged in federal court with theft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Topeka says 27-year-old Chelsea Pulse has been charged with single counts of embezzlement of the mail and delay of mail as well as two counts of theft of the mail. The U.S. Postal Service is investigating the case. Assistant [...]

By |2022-05-27T09:57:54-05:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Junction City woman charged with mail theft

Fort Riley soldier indicted in fraudulent romance scheme

A Fort Riley soldier has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Topeka for his alleged role in a romance scheme that netted approximately $150,000 in fraud claims from at least 25 individuals. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 24-year-old Innocent Ugwu, of Fort Riley, is charged with five counts of wire fraud, five counts [...]

By |2022-05-27T09:56:03-05:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Fort Riley soldier indicted in fraudulent romance scheme

Memorial Day services planned in Manhattan, Fort Riley

Memorial Day services are planned across the area Monday. The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct the annual ceremony at 11:40 a.m. Monday at the Post Cemetery at 193 Huebner Road. The observance honors the men and women who died while serving our country. Outgoing Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel Will McKannay will [...]

By |2022-05-27T06:42:59-05:00May 27th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Memorial Day services planned in Manhattan, Fort Riley

Graffiti causes $500 damage at Eisenhower Baseball Complex

Riley County Police are investigating a report of damage at the Eisenhower Baseball Complex. Police say an unknown suspect damaged the maintenance shop door, a score box and a restroom with graffiti sometime this week. It was reported to police on Tuesday. The estimated total loss associated with this case is about $500. Tips can [...]

By |2022-05-26T13:43:27-05:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Graffiti causes $500 damage at Eisenhower Baseball Complex

RCPD investigating credit card fraud

Riley County Police are investigating a case of credit card fraud that involved several thousands of dollars worth of unauthorized purchases. According to RCPD’s Activity Report, officers listed Bank of America and a 66-year-old man as victims Wednesday, when it was reported the man’s credit card information was stolen online with approximately $13,000 worth of [...]

By |2022-05-26T13:38:17-05:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on RCPD investigating credit card fraud

Former Riley County man accused of child sex crimes found dead in Nevada

A former Manhattan man, with active warrants accusing him of sex crimes involving a minor, was found dead earlier this month in Nevada. The Riley County Police Department confirmed that 40-year-old Joshua Briggs, of Las Vegas, was found dead May 12. The local coroner’s office reported Briggs died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A complaint [...]

By |2022-05-26T10:08:51-05:00May 26th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Former Riley County man accused of child sex crimes found dead in Nevada

Next phase of Linear Trail closure to begin June 1

Ongoing levee construction is prompting Manhattan city officials to close an additional section of Linear Trail beginning June 1. Portions of the trail have been closed through the first phase of the project between South Manhattan Ave. and US-24. Assistant Director of the Manhattan Parks & Recreation Department, Wyatt Thompson explains what the second phase [...]

By |2022-05-25T15:26:43-05:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Next phase of Linear Trail closure to begin June 1

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity to break ground on Ogden house project

Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Friday morning as it celebrates its 31st home construction project. Similar to a home project built in 2021, the home once completed will have the ability to produce as much power as it consumes through high-performance design and the use of solar panels. Officials say [...]

By |2022-05-25T14:19:27-05:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity to break ground on Ogden house project

Local school leaders react to Texas school shooting

Governor Laura Kelly has directed flags to be flown at half-staff throughout the state of Kansas until sundown on Friday in honor of the 19 children and two adults killed in the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday. Local reaction was gathered from educators throughout Riley and Geary County. USD 475 [...]

By |2022-05-25T13:52:37-05:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Local school leaders react to Texas school shooting
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