News briefs


RCPD warns community of phone scam

The Riley County Police Department is currently warning local residents of an ongoing over-the-phone scam in the area.

An unknown female and male are posing as RCPD employees calling for payment to settle warrants and summons, according to Little Apple Post. The couple is demanding money in the form of gift cards.

RCPD stresses that it does not conduct business in such a manner, and encourages anyone receiving these calls not give any personal or financial information over the phone. If you’ve been solicited by these two individuals, or anyone else asking for sensitive financial information over the phone, contact RCPD.

Auto collision hospitalizes K-State student

A K-State student is in the hospital after a vehicle collided with his motorcycle on Monday afternoon.

Alexandro Rascon, sophomore in construction science and management, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after Junction City resident Sherri Slaughter, 42, crashed her 2009 Pontiac Vibe into Rascon’s 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the intersection of Claflin Road and Seth Child Road, according to Little Apple Post. Emergency crews responded just before 2 p.m.

Slaughter was given a citation for improper turn as a result of the collision.

Provost Mason is finalist for Lincoln chancellor position

April Mason, K-State provost and senior vice president, is one of four finalists in a national search for a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor.

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds will choose the successor for UNL’s current chancellor, Harvey Perlman, who will leave his office on June 30, according to Little Apple Post.