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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    Officials evacuate stadium for gas leak

    The Manhattan Fire Department and safety officials responded to a gas leak at Kansas State University’s Vanier Football Complex at 3:59 p.m. Friday. The gas leak was caused when a 2-inch natural gas line was struck during construction of the Vanier Center, a 15,000-square-foot

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 12, 2015

    Trial set for man charged with killing his uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand is scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder the week of Oct. 5. Arand, charged with the murder of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, requested a jury trial Thursday, June 11, before Judge Jeff Elder in Pottawatomie County District Court. Richard Lake, Arand’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 12, 2015

    Police release identity of 19-year-old found dead

    Police released the name of a 19-year-old man who was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was identified as Vaughn Plumer. Riley County police responded to 1426 Beechwood Terrace at 6:29 p.m. that day and found Plumer’s body. Officer Matthew Droge with the Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 11, 2015

    Man faces trial in DUI death

    A Manhattan man has been bound over for trial in connection with the death of an unborn child after a vehicle collision last May. During a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court, Judge William Malcolm ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Ryan

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 10, 2015

    Ryan indicted on 18 gun charges

    A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with altering serial numbers, causing people to make straw purchases of guns, and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 10, 2015

    Teenager found dead in home

    A 19-year-old man was found dead Tuesday after Riley County police responded to his home at 6:29 p.m. Upon arrival at 1426 Beechwood Terrace, police found the man deceased. Officers are investigating, but preliminary reports do not indicate foul play, according to a police report. 

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 10, 2015

    19-year-old treated after vehicle crash

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    Traffic at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Seth Child Road was redirected for more than four hours after a two-vehicle collision at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua Adam Smothers, 19, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi Hospital after his vehicle hit a semi truck. Smothers was driving

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 09, 2015

    Man arrested on 2 counts of sodomy

    Riley County police on Monday arrested a convicted sex offender for aggravated criminal sodomy. Jase Derek Stanton, 28, 511 Fremont St., is confined in the Riley County Jail on $75,000 bond after police investigated an incident that occurred Saturday night. Police said two victims,  a 19-year-old man

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 09, 2015

    Manhattan man charged with illegal sale, export of firearms

    A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with changing serial numbers, causing people to make straw purchases of guns, and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 08, 2015

    15-year-old Manhattan girl reported missing

    A 15-year-old Manhattan girl has been missing since Friday, according to the Kansas Missing and Unsolved Missing Facebook page. A post on the page shows a picture of a girl identified as Madison Asebedo and describes her as 5 feet 6 inches and 170 pounds with red with

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