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Manhattan-area lawmakers react to Gov. Kelly’s inaugural State of the State

TOPEKA — In her first address to the Kansas Legislature Wednesday evening Governor Laura Kelly outlined her goals for the year ahead, including a pitch to expand Medicaid in Kansas to cover up to 150,000 more people. (Read Gov. Kelly’s full State of the State address here) In her speech, Kelly highlighted a need to [...]

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Junction City man to stand trial in Riley County for alleged murder of drug informant

MANHATTAN — A Junction City man has been bound over for trial in Riley County for the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters. A judge has found sufficient evidence for Steven Meredith to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death [...]

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Manhattan man arrested in Marshall County

MARYSVILLE — Riley County Police spent part of Wednesday searching for a robbery suspect. Police say 37-year-old Russell Allen Jr. of Manhattan was located just before 8 p.m. He’s currently confined in Marshall County Jail for local charges including possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana. Earlier on Wednesday, Riley County Police had issued [...]

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RCPD Report 1/17/19

Officers responded to an injury accident at the intersection of Kimball and Wreath Ave in Manhattan on January 16, 2019, at approximately 7:05 AM.  When officers arrived on scene they found a bicyclist, Dillan Stelly, 14, of Manhattan, had collided with a 2017 Ford E 450, driven by, John Dailey, 74, of St. George.  Stelly [...]

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Area Agency on Aging sponsoring ‘new to Medicare’ workshop

If you’re looking to enroll in Medicare for the first time and aren’t sure what to do, the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging is sponsoring a workshop for you. The Answers for Older Kansas “New to Medicare” workshop will be held in the Flint Hills Center at 401 Houston Street on Tuesday, [...]

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Manhattan commissioners agree with Aggieville TIF district boundaries, timeline

Manhattan Commissioners were unanimously supportive of a proposed tax increment finance — or TIF — district in Aggieville after a discussion during their Tuesday work session. Establishing a TIF district would allow the city to capture growth in property valuation — and subsequently, property taxes — over a 20 year period within a set boundary [...]

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Attorney recommends incorporation or annexation for Green Valley

WESTMORELAND — An attorney has recommended that residents in the rapidly-growing Green Valley area of southwestern Pottawatomie County might be best served by forming an incorporated community. At Monday’s meeting of the Pottawatomie County Commission, Jim Kaup, with Kaup Law Office of Topeka presented stage four of the Green Valley Governance Plan with recommendations on [...]

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RCPD Report 1/16/19

Officers filed a report for theft in the 200 block of N Iowa in Riley on January 15, 2019, at approximately 9:50 AM.  Officers listed Bruce Reed, 63, and Brady Reed, 22, both of Riley as the victims when they reported an unknown suspect stole their 4-Wheeler. The estimated total loss associated with this case [...]

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Attorney General receives request for aid in Junction City murder prosecutions

JUNCTION CITY — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office may soon be assisting in the Geary County capital murder prosecution involving two Junction City men charged in the killings of a mother and her unborn child. Schmidt’s public information officer C.J. Grover confirmed to KMAN via email that a formal request was received recently from [...]

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Homeless hero who pulled Chiefs player from snow rewarded with thousands in donations

MANHATTAN — A homeless man who had no clue who he was helping when he pulled Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen’s vehicle from the snow Saturday has gained national attention. Dave Cochran’s story gained traction after Allen reached out on Twitter to find the man who had helped him. For helping Allen make it [...]

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