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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 13, 2015

    Chimney fire causes $10,000 in damage to home

    A chimney fire that spread to a roof caused about $10,000 in structural damage to an area home on Thursday night. Freddie Taylor, the owner of 3212 Shady Valley Drive, was home on Thursday night burning wood in his fireplace. It wasn’t until a neighbor came

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

    Junction City police make arrest in shooting

    Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at

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

    Information sought on man after incident

    A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | February 11, 2015

    Labor dept. investigating worker’s death

    The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his waist in dirt and mud.

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

    RCPD identifies Randolph man killed in accidental shooting

    Riley County police identified the victim of a shooting death on Monday as 46-year-old Steven Hoard of Randolph, according to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon. The RCPD responded to the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph around 1:20 a.m. and declared Hoard dead.

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

    Homemade fireworks close overpass Tuesday

    A suspicious tube that contained homemade fireworks was removed from the overpass of Seth Child Road over Kimball Avenue on Tuesday morning. The RCPD and Manhattan Fire Department responded around 8:40 a.m. after someone saw the package in the road and filed a complaint. The

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

    Police seize $171K worth of drugs

    Riley County police seized more than $171,000 worth of drug-related items and arrested four people last week while serving a series of search warrants. According to a press release issued by the Riley County Police Department, items seized include $51,000 in cash, 14 pounds of marijuana, 1/2 pound of

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

    Police arrest 3 for ‘tagging’ buildings with spray paint

    A search warrant on Thursday helped lead to the arrest of three people who vandalized buildings in Manhattan, Kansas State University and Pottawatomie County.  Since October 2014, more than 25 buildings have been vandalized with spray paint. Riley County police estimate damage in excess of $15,000. The graffiti

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

    2 wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Police responded to the parking lot of The KINGZ Motorcycle Club, 805 Grant Ave., shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered Jackie Oliver, 42, suffering from two gunshot wounds, according

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 09, 2015

    Multi-car crash on I-70 leaves three injured

    A three-vehicle crash in Wabaunsee County caused injuries to three people on Sunday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:12 p.m. when Ronald M. Stos, 64, of Great Bend, who was driving his 2011 Ford Taurus westbound on I-70 near mile marker 328, didn’

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