News - Police, Courts, Emergency

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 03, 2014

    Ariz. police still looking into fall

    Mcclendon.phatch

    Tempe police have made progress in their investigation of the death of former Manhattan High student body president Naomi McClendon, but how she received the alcohol contributing to her death remains unclear. McClendon, 18, early Sunday morning fell from a 10th-floor balcony of a privately owned

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2014

    Trial set for woman accused of helping killer

    Christinalove.phatch

    A Manhattan woman accused of aiding and abetting first-degree murder requested a continuation of a hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Christina Love, 50, is set for trial on June 2 in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September of 2013. Love’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 02, 2014

    JC woman charged with DUI in accident

    A woman was arrested Tuesday night on charges of driving under the influence and several other charges after her car crashed on East Chestnut Street in Junction City, sending a teen passenger to the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Tammy Patterson, 38, of Junction City,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    No one — including family dog — injured in blaze

    Ems.phatch

    Nobody except the family dog was home Tuesday morning when a fire broke out inside a Pierre Street house. At about 9:45 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the residence, 1318 Pierre Street, for a report of a structure fire. When

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    Nitchman pleads no contest

    Nitchman.phatch

    A man charged with vehicular homicide last year entered a plea of no contest in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Daniel Nitchman, 39, was charged in the death of 31-year-old Samantha Coleman of Abilene. Coleman was killed when Nitchman fell asleep at the wheel of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    MHS grad suffers fatal fall

    Mcclendon.phatch

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Last year’s Manhattan High student body president died in a bizarre accident early Sunday morning. Naomi McClendon, 18, fell from the 10th-floor balcony of a student housing apartment building near the campus of Arizona State University. “Our hearts are heavy with sadness,” said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    County firefighters spend weekend fighting blazes

    Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 31, 2014

    JC man killed in crash

    OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Cyclist injured in 3-vehicle wreck

    Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Marysville teen killed in crash

    A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side

TOP JOBS
More Jobs ››
Text Alerts
Mobile Alerts

Get the latest news, weather and sports updates from The Mercury sent to your phone.

Sign Up Now

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2012

Reproduction of any kind is prohibited without written consent.