The Riley County Police Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol are conducting a check lane in Manhattan from 11 p.m. on Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday morning to seek out and apprehend impaired drivers. The lane will be supported by the Breath Alcohol Testing Unit
An accident that occurred at 8:42 a.m. Tuesday at College Avenue and Claflin Road caused two men to be sent to Mercy Regional Health Center for treatment of neck pain. Authorities said Steven Prockish, 64, 1416 Cambridge Pl., was driving his 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer eastbound on Claflin when
A Manhattan mother filed a report for child abuse after she found marks on her 5-year-old daughter’s arms that appeared to be consistent with abuse. Lt. Josh Kyle said the woman believes another family member committed the abuse. He said the incident occurred in
Several cars were damaged early Sunday morning in the 1000 block of Quivera Drive. Lt Josh Kyle said two males were witnessed hitting the mirrors off of cars parked in that area around 2 a.m. He said the driver’s side mirrors on four cars were
A 24-year-old Manhattan man was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and fleeing a police officer Saturday night. The man was also found to be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Ryan Calmes, 1123 Colorado St., was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday following a pursuit with
Manhattan Fire Department officials are investigating a fire that occurred in the Salvation Army, 310 Poyntz Ave., Saturday morning. RCPD officials said the blaze could be an arson, but investigators are unable to locate a source of ignition at this time. Officials said crews were called
Two men were arrested over the weekend for battery against a law enforcement officer in Aggieville. Early Saturday morning, officers arrested Haider Mehr, 21, Fort Riley, for battery against a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct, after Mehr allegedly punched an officer in the chest. Lt.
After a week-long trial, jurors found Luis Aguirre guilty of capital murder Friday afternoon in the September 2009 murder of his ex-girlfriend Tanya Maldonado and their 13-month-old son, Juan. Jurors arrived at the decision after deliberating for no more than three hours. The state, represented by
After a one-week trial, closing statements were made Friday morning in the capital murder case against Luis Aguirre, accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Tanya Maldonado, and their 13-month-old son, Juan. Though the trial was estimated to last two to four weeks, the state rested its
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and St. Marys Police Department are investigating two reported burglaries: one at Gambino’s Pizza, 507 E. Bertrand, and another at The Whistle Stop, 411 Bertrand, St. Marys. On the early morning hours of June 21, an unknown person or persons broke
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