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Illegal burn scorches about 60 acres north of Manhattan

An illegal outdoor burn Wednesday led to around 60 acres being scorched north of Manhattan. Riley County Fire District No. 1 was dispatched shortly before 2 p.m. to an area near High Plains Trail, southwest of Tuttle Creek Lake dam for an out of control fire. Officials say an Evergy electrical transformer junction box was [...]

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RCPD: Manhattan man jailed after stealing car, distributing fentanyl

A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday on a number of charges including distribution of fentanyl. According to RCPD, a 22-year-old woman reported a 22-year-old man stole her car, which was later located in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road. Police say Shawn Samuelson ran from police and was arrested in connection for theft and [...]

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Manhattan Regional Airport under temporary closure for first phase of runway reconstruction

The first phase of the Manhattan Regional Airport runway reconstruction is officially underway. The airport closed Tuesday night and will remain closed until 7 a.m. Friday. City Manager Ron Fehr briefed commissioners Tuesday on the temporary closure. “This is where we’re shortening the main runway down to 5,800 feet so what they’re doing right now [...]

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Soldier presumed missing from Junction City found incarcerated in Georgia

A Junction City soldier who had been reported as missing by family members out of state has been found incarcerated in Georgia. The family of 24-year-old Roberto Junior Familia had reached out to several Kansas media outlets concerned for his safety after not hearing from him for about a week. Junction City Police were made [...]

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Riley County Commission to conduct meeting in Riley Thursday evening

Riley County Commissioners will take their bi-weekly board meeting on the road Thursday evening, meeting with constituents in Riley. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Riley City Hall. Commissioners will offer an opportunity for public comment at the beginning and will receive an update from Riley City Mayor Darci Pottroff. An administrative work session [...]

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Manhattan man arrested on warrant stemming from June burglary and theft

A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant for a past burglary and theft in the 1000 block of North Juliette. According to RCPD, 24-year-old Jon Marte was initially arrested June 4 after reportedly kicking in the door of an occupied apartment unit while the residents were home. Marte is accused of stealing multiple [...]

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RCPD: Manhattan man jailed after stealing car, distributing fentanyl

A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday on a number of charges including distribution of fentanyl. According to RCPD, a 22-year-old woman reported a 22-year-old man stole her car, which was later located in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road. Police say Shawn Samuelson ran from police and was arrested in connection for theft and [...]

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Man accused in 2020 shooting on Laramie to stand trial

A man accused in a 2020 shooting near Aggieville will stand trial this summer. Travell Hairston appeared in Riley County District Court Monday for a status conference. Hairston is charged with attempted first-degree murder from a Feb. 2020 incident in the 1100 block of Laramie. He’s accused of firing several rounds at a 27-year-old male [...]

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RCPD arrest 16-year-old for gun incident at Manhattan Sonic

A 16-year-old suspect was arrested Monday following an incident at the Manhattan Sonic on Anderson Ave. According to the Riley County Police Department, three women were in the Sonic parking lot around 7:30 p.m. when Cedric Swinson allegedly pointed a gun at them. When officers arrived, Swinson ran but was followed by officers across Westport [...]

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