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

    Search on in theft of auto

    Police are on the lookout for a burglar who stole, among other items, a car from a Bluemont Avenue residence in the early morning hours on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said the unknown suspect stole a 2009 Dodge Challenger from 1031 Bluemont Avenue, after stealing the keys

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

    Boy detained on arson charge

    An 11-year-old boy was detained on Friday for aggravated arson and criminal threat following an argument with a family member. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were called to the northeast part of Manhattan at about 7 a.m. on Friday after the boy reportedly

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

    House fire causes $155,000 in damage

    Manhattan fire crews responded to an early morning blaze in the 900 block of Mission Avenue on Friday that reportedly caused about $155,000 in damage to the wood-framed residence. Firefighters were dispatched to 919 Mission Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Friday, and upon arrival they found that a one-story

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

    Man breaks out of Pott Jail


    Authorities are on the search for an inmate who escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail in Westmoreland Friday morning. Officials said Jon Adrian Getzlaff, 24, Wamego, escaped from the jail’s exercise yard shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. He is described as 5-foot-4-inches, about 150 pounds,

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

    Pair plead guilty to arson, murder

    The duo accused of setting a deadly February apartment fire here pleaded guilty to arson resulting in death in federal court Wednesday. Officials said the arson/murder was part of a plot to distract police from finding incriminating evidence related to an earlier armed robbery.

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

    Pair pleads guilty to arson

    The duo accused of setting a deadly apartment fire in February pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court Wednesday afternoon. Patrick Scahill, 20, Manhattan, and Virginia Griese, 19, Manhattan, both pleaded guilty to one count of arson resulting in death for setting fire to the Lee

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

    K-State students at marathon describe scene following bombs

    Dana stumpff.phatch

    The tragic events of Monday’s Boston Marathon hit close to home for several people with Manhattan ties, including four K-State students. Just after 2 p.m. Central Time on Monday, two bombs exploded near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and injuring

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

    RCPD to see 1.5% pay hike

    Riley County Law Board members agreed on an $18 million 2014 budget Monday that includes a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for full-time salaries, as well as room for a new custodial position. Board members selected that proposed budget by a 4-3 vote over another that contained a 1.8 percent

  • 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.

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