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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2013

    Man arrested for battery

    Police arrested a Texas man Saturday on battery and firearm charges after he was accused of pointing a gun at a family member during an argument. Paul Stauffer, 56, Richardson, Texas, was arrested for aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm, aggravated assault and domestic battery,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2013

    Aggravated assault arrest at motel

    Riley County officers arrested a Manhattan man for aggravated assault Sunday night at a Manhattan motel after he allegedly threatened a front-office worker. Officer Matthew Droge said Shaun Moreland, 35, who reportedly is residing at Westwood Motel, 2108 Fort Riley Blvd., was arrested after police were called

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 24, 2013

    KHP releases details of K-18 bridge death

    The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man who died Friday morning following a multiple-vehicle crash on the Kansas Highway 18 bridge spanning the Kansas River. William Bratton Jr., 37, of Junction City died after falling from the K-18 bridge at 5:45 a.m. on

  • 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,

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