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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 27, 2013

    Status hearing set for Ogden man

    Another status hearing was set for the Ogden man accused of killing a 6-month-old baby in Riley Court District Court Tuesday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm via video communication from the Riley County Jail, with his lawyer, Larry McRell,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 27, 2013

    Police estimate damage to Pawnee building at $15,000

    Police are estimating that the damage caused by a driver who apparently intentionally drove into Pawnee Mental Health Services on Claflin Road Tuesday is approximately $15,000. Officer Matthew Droge clarified Wednesday that the driver, Michael West, 61, 1416 Yuma St., struck a sign and light posts in front

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

    RCPD earns national accreditation

    A national accreditation agency recently recognized and awarded the Riley County Police Department with its highest honor available following the agency’s three-day on-site assessment in December. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recognized the department for its “outstanding performance” and awarded

  • 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

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