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RCPD director issues statement condemning Memphis Police violence

Following the Friday release of video showing the brutal beating death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis Police officers, Riley County Police Department Director Brian Peete has issued a statement condemning the violence. In a letter to the community released on Monday, Peete says that while he doesn’t know specifics about what happened [...]

By |2023-01-31T07:25:31-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on RCPD director issues statement condemning Memphis Police violence

Riley County destroying ballots, redistricting, and elections being audited

Elected officials are required to review districts to ensure equal population rates. Riley County residents comprise three districts, each represented by a commissioner. The districts were contiguous to each other years ago. County Clerk Rich Vargo explains. Vargo says the districts must be less than a 5% variation in population, and the current districts are within [...]

By |2023-01-31T00:44:12-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Riley County destroying ballots, redistricting, and elections being audited

New RCPD director settling in to new position

In the first month since taking over as the sixth director of the Riley County Police Department, Brian Peete has done a lot of visiting with members of the public. A well-attended meet and greet was held Thursday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. A day later, Peete visited with KMAN, calling the ceremony both [...]

By |2023-01-29T12:14:17-06:00January 29th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on New RCPD director settling in to new position

Public invited to meet new RCPD Director Thursday

A public reception for the new Riley County Police Department Director will take place Thursday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include remarks from Director Brian Peete. City Commissioner and current Law Board Chair John Matta as well as fellow commissioner and former Chair Linda Morse [...]

By |2023-01-25T07:26:49-06:00January 25th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Public invited to meet new RCPD Director Thursday

Kyle withdraws name from consideration to fill district magistrate vacancy

A former Riley County Police Department Administrative Captain has withdrawn his name from consideration for a district magistrate vacancy. Josh Kyle had been one of three nominated to fill the seat vacated by James Kepple in November in the 21st Judicial District, composed of Riley and Clay counties. Kepple is now the municipal court judge [...]

By |2023-01-25T07:19:13-06:00January 25th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Kyle withdraws name from consideration to fill district magistrate vacancy

K-State celebrates Dr. King’s Day of Service

K-State students are very involved with the community, and the Hope Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in Manhattan had some special guests Saturday. Program Coordinator and Barn Manager Tre Holmes talks about the students. He said Saturday was about honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. Day of Service but noted that K-State students are often at [...]

By |2023-01-23T10:45:26-06:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on K-State celebrates Dr. King’s Day of Service

Manhattan man sentenced to more than 23 years for attempted second-degree murder

A Manhattan man convicted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder will spend more than 23 years behind bars. Mark Anthony Koch, 54,  was sentenced Friday to 284 months in prison for attempted second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, aggravated battery, burglary and theft.  The charges stemmed from an October 2019 incident where Koch strangled [...]

By |2023-01-22T10:32:22-06:00January 22nd, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Manhattan man sentenced to more than 23 years for attempted second-degree murder

New Community Health Educator hired to share opioid prevention education

Riley County recently hired a new community health educator tasked with sharing opioid prevention education in the tri-county region. Riley County Health Officer Julie Gibbs spoke about her new hire, Asia Sampson, during her Thursday update to the Board of County Commissioners. “She started on November 19th and has done a great job so far. [...]

By |2023-01-22T10:15:05-06:00January 22nd, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on New Community Health Educator hired to share opioid prevention education

Suspect in 2022 Aggieville murder bound over for trial

A Fort Riley soldier accused of murdering a fellow soldier in Aggieville nearly one year ago, was bound over for trial on Friday following a preliminary hearing in Riley County District Court. Tremelle Montgomery, 20, faces seven total counts, including first degree murder, three counts of attempted first degree murder and three new counts of [...]

By |2023-01-20T15:35:59-06:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Suspect in 2022 Aggieville murder bound over for trial

Volunteers begin free tax preparation at Manhattan Public Library next week

K-State’s Riley County Extension Office is volunteering for the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) again this year. They are offering free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals starting Thursday, January 26th at the Manhattan Public Library. Extension Agent Director Gary Fike just returned from this year’s training and says there are a lot [...]

By |2023-01-20T01:23:45-06:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Volunteers begin free tax preparation at Manhattan Public Library next week
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