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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 23, 2014

    Manhattan High student dead of apparent suicide

    A student at Manhattan High School died Monday evening in what Riley County police confirmed was a suicide. Alexander Bascom, an 18-year-old senior, died of asphyxiation at his residence, Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said. The incident was reported at 7:19 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 22, 2014

    Woman steals patrol car

    A woman stole a patrol car and led Geary County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Sunday on I-70 near Manhattan. A sheriff’s department deputy stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist at about 8 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 305, according

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 21, 2014

    Weekend crowds in Aggieville present challenges for RCPD

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    There’s a price to pay for getting caught breaking the law. The young woman sitting in a chair next to a desk in the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation late Thursday night was about the learn this lesson. At 11:45 p.m., she

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Fort Riley soldier to serve 6 months for false statement

    KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2014

    Man arrested for making meth

    Police on Wednesday arrested a Manhattan man for manufacturing methamphetamine. Riley County officers arrested Matthew Sundgren, 30, of 1947 College Heights, Apt. A-3, at 9:38 p.m. in the 7600 block of Cedar Creek Road. He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 16, 2014

    RCPD to test cameras

    Riley County police will soon begin testing a new batch of officer-worn cameras. The cameras will be used in the second phase of the Riley County Police Department’s project to test whether it wants to fully implement body-worn cameras for its officers. On Monday,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | September 16, 2014

    Schoen: Review shows mother’s complaints don’t align with facts

    The Riley County Law Enforcement Board is prepared to put to bed a woman’s complaints about police treatment of her son during a shooting investigation. On Monday, Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen reviewed with the board the complaints Sophia Starks has shared

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 16, 2014

    Firefighters say stove caused Ogden house fire

    Firefighters believe an unattended stove is to blame for a house fire outside Ogden Monday night. Riley County and Manhattan firefighters responded to the house, 2438 Woodside Lane, at about 12:10 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins said the fire caused about $4,000 in damage. “The

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 14, 2014

    MFD pushes for detector awareness

    Have a home with no smoke detectors or ones that aren’t working? The Manhattan Fire Department can help. The department offers free smoke detectors and will even install them in Manhattan residents’ homes. The one requirement is that the owner must live in the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 11, 2014

    2 plead not guilty in connection to McClendon death

    PHOENIX — Two men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of an Arizona State University student and Manhattan High graduate have pleaded not guilty. David Siegel and Matthew Farberov made their first appearances Wednesday in Maricopa County Superior Court on charges related

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