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City discuss budget, potential property-tax increases and local crime rates

Budget discussion and property taxes Mayor Wynn Butler asked Manhattan city commissioners Tuesday to state whether they will support property-tax increases during upcoming budget discussions. Commissioner Usha Reddi pushed back, calling Butler’s question unfair. “For the past seven years, you want us to say one way or the other without getting all the information,” Reddi [...]

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By |2021-02-24T11:12:38-06:00February 24th, 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

RCPD Report 10/28/19

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 |2019-10-28T11:41:42-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on RCPD Report 10/28/19

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

Owners and dogs alike turn up for first Howl N’ Prowl

Cold temperatures didn’t stop Manhattan residents and their furry four-legged companions on Sunday. Howl N’ Prowl was held on Sunday evening. Dogs and owners alike turned up in costume to both donate to the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter, and to trick r’ treat, with multiple vendors set up around City Park. This is the [...]

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By |2019-10-28T08:06:24-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Owners and dogs alike turn up for first Howl N’ Prowl

4-H members take part in conversations and deliberations about gun violence

K-State’s Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy and the 4-H Department of Youth Development partnered to host the 4-H Community Conversations Youth Citizen Open Forum at the Staley School of Leadership Saturday. The four-hour event featured trained moderators facilitating conversations among groups of high school and middle school students about a topic predetermined by youth [...]

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By |2019-10-28T07:00:56-05:00October 28th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on 4-H members take part in conversations and deliberations about gun violence

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

Kansas State University Home Coming Parade Draws Big Crowd

The return of Jordy Nelson to Manhattan, and several creative floats highlighted the 2019 K-State Home Coming Parade on Friday. The annual parade was rallying Wildcat fans before the big game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Manhattan residents watched on from the sidewalks of Poyntz Avenue as the floats drove down the street and K-State students [...]

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By |2019-10-25T23:37:04-05:00October 25th, 2019|Local News|Comments Off on Kansas State University Home Coming Parade Draws Big Crowd
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