Brian R. Peete Selected as Next RCPD Director

Manhattan, KS– Brian R. Peete has been selected by the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency (Law Board) as the next Director of the Riley County Police Department. Peete will be the 6th Director since the RCPD was established in 1974. He currently serves as the Chief of Police in Montpelier, Vt. where he leads a […]

FBI Kanas City Warns of Increase in Sextortion Schemes Targeting Young Boys

“Parents should be aware of these sextortion schemes to better prepare themselves for conversations with their children. Discussions like these can be difficult but are important in keeping children safe from predators. Many times, victims are hesitant to come forward, and as caregivers, teachers, or trusted adults, it is imperative that we bridge that gap. Reporting these incidents may not only help protect your child from harm, but other children as well,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Charles Dayoub.”

Jerry Farley Announces Retirement from Washburn University Presidency

“I expect to have a small office somewhere on campus where I can continue to serve a university and community that I love,” he said.  “In the meantime, I will work with the board to make the transition of executive authority as smooth and effective as possible when then pick a new president.”

K-State Family Mourns Loss of Former President Jon Wefald

“During his 23 years of leadership, the university added more than 2.2 million square feet of new buildings, including the addition to Hale Library, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the K-State Alumni Center. As K-State’s president, he helped philanthropy increase from $6 million a year to nearly $100 million annually and research funding grew from $18 million annually to nearly $134 million.”

Rep. Mann Hosting Town Hall Meetings Across Big First District

“A fifth generation Kansan, Congressman Mann was elected to the 117th Congress of the United States House of Representatives in 2020 and serves the “Big First” District of Kansas.  Congressman Mann proudly serves on the House Agriculture and House Veterans Affairs Committees.”

Kansas Governor’s Repeat Veto of Short-Term Health Plan Bill Protects Patients

“The American Heart Association is thankful for Governor Kelly’s commitment to vetoing these junk plans and supporting policy that will provide access to quality healthcare, such as KanCare Expansion. STLDPs are meant to fill gaps in coverage. Extending these plans comes with too much risk for Kansas families faced with unexpected emergencies such as heart attack or stroke, leaving them with high out of pocket costs and emotional and financial stress,” said Nancy Holland, Kansas State Advocacy Committee Vice-Chair, American Heart Association.”