Grow Clay County Announces New 9 House Building Project
On Monday, February 26th, Grow Clay County announced a new grant funded project that will build 9 new moderately priced homes in Clay Center. The Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Grant, provided by the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation, will provide $650,000 to construct these homes. The 9 new houses will be located within the Savaner Addition off Highway 24, and will offer three bedrooms, two baths, a two car garage, and more, according to a press release from Grow Clay County.
Riley County Arrest Report Feb. 26
The following is a summary of arrests, citations by the Riley County Police Department. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. BRYAN ANTHONY MOSLEY, 32, Manhattan, Disorderly conduct; Fighting words or noisy conduct to cause resentment; Bond $750. JOSEPH RAY UNRUH, 34, Wamego, Driving...
Riley County police investigating $10,000 loss in fraudulent check-cashing case
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Riley County police are investigating a case in which checks were fraudulently cashed in the Manhattan area, resulting in a loss of thousands of dollars, authorities said. Officers filed a report for forgery and theft by deception around 1:16 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of...
RCPD: Woman out $26K in identity theft scheme
The Riley County Police Department is investigating a case of identity theft after a woman reported her social security number was used to obtain a credit card. The 44-year-old victim reported the crime Saturday afternoon. Police say the total loss associated is over $26,000. Anyone with information can contact Crime...
Winter Weather Returns Following Record Warmth
From record warm temperatures to colder tonight and tomorrow. Red Flag conditions today ahead of a strong cold front, stronger winds behind the cold front with a light amount of snow. Temperatures warm again by the end of the week!. WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO...
RCPD director urges residents to celebrate responsibly at unofficial Patty’s Day event
RILEY CO., Kan. (WIBW) - The Riley Co. Police Department wants area residents who plan to celebrate an unofficial tradition known as “Fake Patty’s Day” responsibly. In a 13 NEWS This Morning interview with Riley Co. Police Director Brian Peete, Peete described Fake Patty’s Day as “an unsanctioned event that nobody takes credit for or nobody takes ownership of.” An event that has been adopted as a tradition, specifically, among college students.
Riley County considering updates to animal control resolution
Riley County Commissioners discussed changes to the county’s animal control resolution on Monday. The county is in the process of updating the resolution which dates back to 1988, while also continuing negotiations with nonprofit Prairie Paws for its contracted shelter services at the T. Russel Reitz Animal Shelter. Prairie Paws initially asked for $90,000 from Riley County, but county commissioners are set on a figure closer to $60,000 or less, which was discussed at last Thursday’s meeting.
Local Greenhouse To Host First Ever Seed Swap
Wisner’s Greenhouse Project at 23rd & Elk, owned by Joshua and Melissa Wisner, will be hosting their first ever seed swap at 4th and Court Bookshop in Clay Center, KS on Saturday, March 23rd. The event is free and in partnership with the local extension office. Josh has been...
Junction City man charged in Wichita murder
A Junction City man has been charged with first degree murder for a fatal shooting in Wichita. A hearing was held for 38-year-old Dennis Alcox, who was also charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $1.5 million. Alcox was arrested in Junction...
Junction City Public Works crews respond to water main break
At approximately 12:45 p.m. Tuesday Junction City Public Works crews were working on a water main break in the 900 block of North Perry. Residents may experience low to no water pressure until all repairs are complete. If you have questions call Junction City Public Works at 785-238-7142.
Riley County Prepares Residents for Severe Weather: Join the Awareness Week Campaign
Riley County Emergency Management in Kansas will take part in the Severe Weather Preparedness Week Campaign from March 4 to 8, 2024. The campaign's goal is to prepare residents for the spring severe weather season. Information will be shared via social media, the Riley County website, and local media. The campaign was initiated in response to last year's severe weather, which included 10 tornadoes, a microburst, and 261 severe thunderstorm warnings in northeastern Kansas.
No burning in Geary or Riley County
GEARY COUNTY (KSNT) – On Monday, Geary County Emergency Management (GCEM) issued a fire danger warning on social media. According to GCEM, the Rangeland Fire Danger Index will be in the very high category all day. An elevated risk of fire is expected for much of the area on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. […]
Salute Our Heroes: Riley County Firefighter wins award but volunteers for his community
RANDOLPH, Kan. (WIBW) - A Riley County gentleman has shown his service to the county since he was little. John Wienck, a Riley County Fire Battalion Chief, wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps at a young age. “My dad was one for 40-something years here in Riley County...
85 Year Old Postcard Addressed To Clay Center Found In Australia
On Monday, February 5th, Reddit User Maccas75, who identified themself as Rowan, shared a photo of a postcard addressed to Clay Center to the r/Kansas Reddit webpage, asking for more information about the card and its history. The postcard, sent from Leadville, Colorado, in 1938, was addressed to a Smith...
Riley County Fire District #1 Reminds Residents No Outdoor Burning In Riley County Allowed
The Rangeland Fire Danger Index will reach the Very High category across the entire area today, February 26th. No outdoor burning is allowed in Riley County. Elevated fire danger is expected for much of the area Tuesday and Thursday. North to northwest winds sustained near 30 MPH with gusts near...
JC First United Methodist Welcomes new Youth Directors
The First United Methodist Church has announced that Curtis and Jami Schwering have taken over as their Youth Group Leaders. Curtis and Jami come from Ft Riley, where Curtis is serving in the Sustainment Brigade and Jami is the 5th grade math teacher at Fort Riley Elementary. After calling the...
Man cited after accidentally shooting himself Thursday in Manhattan
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Riley County police have cited a man after he accidentally shot himself Thursday afternoon in Manhattan, authorities said. The incident was reported around 3:34 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Bluemont Avenue, on the east side of Manhattan. Riley County police officials said that officers...
Riley County seeing 4% average increase in property values
Riley County property owners should be receiving change of value notices in their mailboxes this week. The Appraiser’s Office mailed out those notices on Friday, which reflect changes in property values due to fluctuations in the local real estate market. Residents will have until March 25 to file an appeal.
Local Law Enforcement Report: Notable Arrests and Updates for Manhattan and Leonardville Residents
The daily news report for February 22, 2024, summarizes the local law enforcement agency's service calls and reports. It includes two notable arrests on February 21, 2024, in Manhattan, Kansas. Cayetano Marsh, a 64-year-old Manhattan resident, was arrested at 2:46 PM on the 4400 block of Tuttle Creek Blvd. Marsh was charged with violating the offender registration act, with three or more convictions. His bond was set at $75,000.
Kansas woman charged with shooting death of family member
TOPEKA, Kan. (KCTV) - A Kansas woman has been charged for the shooting death of her family member on a military installation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Kansas announced on Thursday, Feb. 22, that Margaret E. Shafe, 30, of Fort Riley, has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting on the military base.