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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 07, 2016

    Man no longer above law after arrest in burglary case

    An impromptu game of hide-and-seek ended Wednesday with a Manhattan man in police custody. Police in Wamego spent several hours Wednesday searching for a burglar before finding him hiding in the ceiling of the business he allegedly burglarized. Brian Duzan, 38, Manhattan, was arrested after police

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 06, 2016

    Manhattan man arrested in Mississippi murder case

    A Manhattan man was arrested Tuesday in connection with his wife’s 2014 stabbing death in Mississippi. Edward Alexander Broom, 34, 317 Sherry Place, was arrested by the Riley County Police Department on a warrant for extradition to Leflore County, Mississippi. His wife, 29-year-old Lakeyla Broom, died of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | January 06, 2016

    Milford woman, 31, killed in 2-vehicle crash

    A Milford woman died after a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Geary County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Gina M. Wertz, 31, died at the scene of the crash, at the intersection of 12th Street and Highway 77, near Milford. Officials said Wertz was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | January 06, 2016

    Woman in K-18 rollover in stable condition

    A Herington woman is in fair condition after being ejected from her car during a rollover wreck Tuesday near Manhattan. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Isis Iantha Mueller, 38, was driving a 2009 Suzuki Equator eastbound on Kansas HIghway 18 at 4:24 p.m. when

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 06, 2016

    Man pleads no contest to charge in KSU lockdown case

    A Manhattan man accused of involvement in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus in September has reached a deal with prosecutors. Johnathon Ryan Elliott, 20, pleaded no contest to one charge of aggravated robbery. In exchange, prosecutors

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 05, 2016

    Sentencing delayed for man in attempted murder case

    The sentencing of a Manhattan man convicted of attempted first-degree murder was delayed Tuesday, because his attorney said more time is needed to complete the man’s psychological evaluation. Samuel Dartez, 31, was convicted in November for stabbing his ex-girlfriend a year earlier near the intersection

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 05, 2016

    Manhattan man dies after incident at detention center

    A Manhattan man died Monday morning, when he was removed from life support after trying to kill himself at the Geary County Detention Center. Kyle William Andrews, 27, attempted suicide in his cell at about 10 p.m. Thursday, according to a press release from Geary County

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 04, 2016

    RCPD: Vehicle thefts up in 2015

    The most notable trend Riley County police officers saw in 2015 was an uptick in vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries, Lt. Luke Breault told Riley County commissioners Monday. Breault said the number of stolen cars more than doubled over the past year — from 30 in 2014 to a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Education |Business |Kansas State University |Government & Politics |Fort Riley | January 03, 2016

    What’s on tap for Manhattan, Fort Riley in 2016

    Manhattan’s construction boom is on pace to continue in 2016 with work already underway on a new 13-screen theater and the largest apartment complex in the city’s history. Carmike Cinemas announced last summer it would build the theater, which include a 575-seat IMAX auditorium,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 03, 2016

    In suit, man says police beat him

    State officials have opened an investigation into a Manhattan man’s allegation of police brutality during his 2014 arrest in Morris County, but have yet to release additional details. The man, 31-year-old Samuel Dartez, was arrested after an approximately four-hour standoff with police at the Munkers

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