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RCPD corrections officer arrested on multiple charges

A Riley County Police Department Corrections Officer has been arrested after a reported domestic battery. On Monday, around 5 p.m., a 28-year old female reported a known 33-year-old male battered her to the RCPD. Officers arrested Ace Thompson, of Manhattan on Wednesday on the offenses of domestic battery and criminal restraint. Thompson was issued a [...]

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By |2020-10-21T19:33:31-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Copple: Ascension Via Christi has access to Remdisivir, participating in Mayo Clinic trial

Seven months in to the coronavirus pandemic, more than 115 patients infected with COVID-19 have been cared for at Ascension Via Christi. Those figures were reported from a recent op/ed penned by Bob Copple, president of the Manhattan hospital. Copple says local physicians have done a great job adjusting, learning and taking great care of [...]

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By |2020-10-21T14:34:02-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Manhattan authorizes $3.5 million loan application; moves toward construction of Casey’s convenience store

$3.5 million loan-application The Manhattan City Commission Tuesday authorized a loan application with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for $3.5 million to finance the Wastewater Treatment Plant Lime Sludge Lagoon Improvement project. The goal of the project is to bring lime-sludge lagoons that are part of the stormwater drainage system in  northeast Manhattan [...]

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By |2020-10-21T14:15:08-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Riley County confirms 39 new COVID positive cases; more free testing planned

Riley County health officials reported 39 new positive COVID-19 cases Wednesday along with 41 added to the recovered list. Just one COVID positive patient is receiving care at Ascension Via Christi. Active cases totaled 71 with just over 2,000 now recovered from the virus and 11 deaths. The health department has now received all of [...]

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By |2020-10-21T14:13:38-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Ruth Ginsburg mural now in downtown Manhattan

A new mural of the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg is now in downtown Manhattan. Two Manhattan women led the charge in the development of the mural of former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, who passed away last month. The mural is a tribute to Ginsburg’s extraordinary contributions to justice and gender equality and a celebration [...]

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By |2020-10-21T11:59:51-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Injury crash in west Manhattan blamed on drunk driver

A Manhattan man was injured Tuesday after his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. Riley County Police say the crash happened just after 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fort Riley Blvd. Officers reported finding a passenger car driven by 29-year-old Gabriel Ramos had struck a second car in the rear. [...]

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By |2020-10-21T11:04:59-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Johnson County Research Center continuing fight for cure with weekend events

October is breast cancer awareness month, and the Johnson Cancer Research Center is continuing to raise awareness with Fighting For a Cure Day and the Pink Power Luncheon. Marcia Locke, Johnson Research Center Communications and Outreach Coordinator, tells KMAN that the Research Center does research that is relevant to all types of cancer, but says [...]

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By |2020-10-21T11:04:47-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

RCPD Report: 10/21/20

The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police.  Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law as well as in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further.  Those arrested are presumed innocent [...]

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By |2020-10-21T10:25:59-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

Barbara Bollier discusses her campaign

Election Day is nearing and recently KMAN spoke with Barbara Bollier about her campaign. Bollier currently serves as a member for the Kansas Legislature, but is now running for the vacant US Senate seat caused by the retirement of Sen. Pat Roberts. Bollier says she is running because she believes there needs to be more [...]

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By |2020-10-21T09:13:08-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments

RCHD hosting Okt-Flu-ber Fest Thursday

The Riley County Health Department is planning its annual Okt-Flu-ber Festival Thursday. The drive-thru partitioned event is happening at the health department parking lot, located at 2030 Tecumseh Road. Appointments can be made by calling 785-776-4779 ext. 7675. The event runs 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday and 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kids will also [...]

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By |2020-10-21T08:01:56-05:00October 21st, 2020|Local News|0 Comments
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