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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 08, 2013

    Fire ruled arson, death a homicide

    Police arrested two people for murder in connection with a deadly apartment fire that investigators have determined was intentionally set late Wednesday night in Manhattan. Patrick Scahill, 20, 1838 Anderson Ave., and Virginia Griese, 19, 221 N. 5th St., were arrested for felony murder and aggravated arson, officials announced

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 08, 2013

    Dara’s suspect found, held on $100,000 bond

    Police located a 22-year-old Manhattan man Thursday believed to be involved in an earlier armed robbery at Dara’s Fast Lane. Frank Hanson III, 1838 Anderson Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested in Grandview Plaza at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday after he was located with the assistance of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 08, 2013

    Inquiry continues into Wednesday’s fatal fire

    Crime scene.phatch

    Officials are still searching for a cause to the apartment fire that killed one person Wednesday night. Crews remained on the scene Friday at 820 Sunset Avenue, and as of mid-day northbound traffic from Anderson Avenue was still blocked. Fire Chief Jerry Snyder said all agencies,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    Local man charged in theft of $500,000

    A Manhattan man has been charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his employer over eight years. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment in federal court of Larry D. Lord, an accountant who worked for Manhattan-based Cheney Construction Company. Grissom said Lord, 63, is accused

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    K-State researcher dies of smoke inhalation; no others injured

    Scene 2.phatch

    A Kansas State University researcher died in a late-night apartment fire in Manhattan on Wednesday and investigators are still searching for a cause. Emergency responders were first called to 820 Sunset Ave. a little before midnight for reports of smoke. There, they found Vasanta Lakshmi Pallem, 34,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    Police searching for suspect in armed robbery at Dara’s


    Riley County police are on the lookout for a man believed to be involved in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning at a Dara’s Fast Lane location in Manhattan. Officers also arrested another man in relation to the crime. Officials identified the suspect as

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 06, 2013

    232 pot plants found in drug bust

    Three people are in custody following a drug bust Tuesday night during which approximately 10.5 pounds of marijuana and 232 marijuana plants were seized. Adam Hudson, 29, 502 Fremont St., Gregory Chambers, 43, 502 Fremont St., and Cynthia Jones, 39, Topeka, were arrested after Riley County detectives, with the assistance of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 06, 2013

    Man loses $110,000 in mortgage scam

    An elderly Manhattan man has lost approximately $110,000 after falling victim to a home-mortgage scam over the past two months. Officer Matt Droge, with the Riley County Police Department, said the 80-year-old man was sent forms that appeared to be bank statements noting that his mortgage

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 01, 2013

    RCPD works with Pottawatomie County on drug bust

    On Thursday, the Riley County Police Department in conjunction with Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (commonly called ATF) conducted three drug-related search warrants in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. The search warrants resulted in the arrests of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 01, 2013

    Second phone fraud case in a week

    Terry Joseph Howard Hersh, 24, reported an unknown caller called him asking for financial information. Officer Matt Droge, said Hersh said the caller said a recent credit card transaction did not go through and needed the information again to process the charge. Hersh gave the caller

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