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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    Juvenile detained near high school

    A 16-year-old is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after he allegedly battered a law enforcement officer Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Officer Bill Schuck first detained Frank Thompson, Manhattan, at about 1:40 p.m. for smoking inside Sunset Cemetery. Ingalls

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    Area man a suicide victim

    A Waterville man died of apparent self-inflicted injuries last week. City officials identified the victim as James Ruiz, 31, of that city. They said he was pronounced dead at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Additional information was not released.

  • Local |Traffic | April 15, 2013

    Accident in Clay County

    Two motorcyclists, including a Manhattan man, were injured Sunday afternoon in a three-vehicle accident on K-82 about a mile west of Wakefield in Clay County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol crash log, Lester Elsasser, 93, Wakefield was driving his 2005 Ford pick-up truck on K-82, when

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2013

    Man arrested for arson, threat

    Riley County officers arrested an Ogden man on two warrants late Saturday on the original charges of arson and criminal threat. Officer Matthew Droge said the arson charge against Steven Meredith, 26, stemmed from an incident in February, where Meredith is accused of lighting another man’

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 15, 2013

    County hears tax gripe

    “No one from the business community has stood in front of a board and said, ‘Enough is enough!’” That was the sentiment expressed to the Riley County Commission Monday by business owner Chris Darrah, and his subject was property tax increases.  Darrah, who owns

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 15, 2013

    Change Tuesday at City Hall

    Newly elected commissioners will take their places when the city’s governing body meets at 7 p.m. in the City Commission Room in City Hall. Commissioners-elect Karen McCulloh and Usha Reddi and commissioner Rich Jankovich will take the oath of office. A new mayor and

  • Local |Fort Riley | April 15, 2013

    Group thanks Fort Riley soldiers one steak dinner at a time

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    Early Saturday morning, a convoy set out from the parking lot of a Manhattan hotel and headed for Milford Lake. Four big trucks lugging trailers took the lead, and more cars and trucks lined up behind them. As the sun came up over the Flint

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 15, 2013

    K-State math students win competition

    Four Kansas State University students are being recognized for high placements in the 15th annual K-State S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition. The competition, April 6 in Cardwell Hall, encourages students to strengthen their mathematical skills, as well as to promote mathematics education among K-State students. The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2013

    Man reports seven stolen guns

    Riley County detectives are looking into the theft of several guns from a Manhattan apartment Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Eddy Sanchez, 23, reported his guns were gone when he came back to his unlocked apartment at about 4 p.m. Sunday. He told police the theft

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2013

    Man arrested after traffic stop

    A Manhattan man is in the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail after authorities arrested him on drug and other charges following a routine traffic stop Sunday night. Officer Matthew Droge said Richard Jackson, 39, 914 Osage St., was arrested in the 400 block of East Poyntz Street

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