A firefighter and a police officer will be swapping jobs Friday evening, and giving the public a play-by-play of their activities via Twitter. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department will switch professions with Gregg VanDeCreek of the Manhattan Fire Department from 6 p.
Officials have released no further information about the cause of the communications towers collapse that killed two contracted Union Pacific Railroad workers in Pottawatomie County earlier this week. Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad company, said in an email that the investigation is under
The Pottawatomie County Sherrif’s Department on Wednesday released the names of the two men who died Tuesday after a pair of communication towers collapsed near Blaine. The victims were Martin Powers, 38, of St. Charles, Mo., and Seth Garner, 25, of St. Peters, Mo. Powers died
After two trials, a Manhattan man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than six years in prison following a February conviction of charges stemming from an attempted robbery in October of 2012. Levertis Horne, 23, was sentenced by Judge John F. Bosch to 41 months in prison for
Authorities provided no further information about an arson at Pawnee Mental Health Services on Saturday. At 6:35 a.m. that day, Manhattan Fire Department firefighters found a fire that started inside a wall at Pawnee and extended to some grass nearby. The total estimated loss was $10,000
BLAINE — A pair of communications towers fell Tuesday morning in rural Pottawatomie County, killing two people. Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Chris Trudo confirmed at around noon that one person was dead another person had been transported to Onaga Community Hospital in serious condition following
A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and
A 45-year-old Duluth man died after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over two miles east of the Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Ronald L. Shelton was identified as the victim in the accident believed to have happened overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 10:15
A Manhattan temporary resident accused of helping kill 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September 2013 pleaded no contest on Wednesday. James McKenith, 33, was found guilty by Judge Meryl Wilson of first-degree murder after his plea in Riley County District Court. McKenith, along with his mother, Christina
ONAGA — Authorities are looking for a 67-year-old Onaga man who ran an errand on Friday morning and never returned home. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for Melvin Potter, Onaga Chief of Police Dan Costlow said. The man reportedly has dementia and
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