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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 22, 2013

    Sprecker denied parole for 9th time for 1973 murder

    Over a lunch break from his job as an auto mechanic, the urge suddenly struck Danny Sprecker to have sex with an elderly former neighbor. Forty years later, Sprecker is still paying for that urge. And because of a recent ruling by the state parole

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 22, 2013

    House fire causes $90,000 in damage

    Manhattan firefighters responded to a residential fire Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Anderson Avenue that caused about $90,000 in damage. No injuries were reported as the house was vacant at the time. Manhattan Fire Department crews were called at about 7:30 p.m. to 2309 Anderson Avenue,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2013

    Family struggles with loss of six-month-old

    Funeral arrangements are being made for a 6-month-old boy who died Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained three days earlier, allegedly at the hands of his mother’s live-in boyfriend. While the baby’s family struggles to cope with the loss, members said Wednesday they

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2013

    Juvenile arrested on drug and battery charges

    A 15-year-old Manhattan boy is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after Riley County police detained him Tuesday for several drug charges and battery against a law enforcement officer. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said officers arrested the boy in a residence on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2013

    Man accused of killing baby appears in court

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning and appeared in front of Judge David Stutzman that afternoon to be read his formal charges of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Man held in child’s death

    An Ogden man is in police custody on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning on charges of first degree murder and child abuse after police were called to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Burglaries reported at Lee Crest Apartments

    Tenants of Manhattan’s Lee Crest Apartments, the site of a February arson, have reported several burglaries that occurred during the time they were displaced from their apartments. Four cases were reported Friday, Sgt. Brad Ingalls said, while two other cases were reported previously. Tenants,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2013

    Battery against officer arrest

    Riley County officers arrested a 28-year-old woman Saturday evening for battery against a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Kandy Schertz, 7023 Deer Run Drive, was arrested after officers were called to Rusty’s Last Chance, 1213 Moro St., at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Sgt.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 17, 2013

    Lewd and lascivious behavior

    Police are investigating a report of a man masturbating in his vehicle outside of Hobby Lobby shortly after noon Thursday. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said officers were called to the parking lot of the store at about 12:20 p.m. after a citizen reported seeing a white

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 17, 2013

    Accident results in arrest

    Riley County officers arrested a St. George man for illegally operating a motorcycle following a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Leavenworth Street and Tuttle Creek Boulevard Thursday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said that Jason Lyne, 30, was arrested for driving while revoked and driving while

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