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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 21, 2014

    Duluth man dies in late-night rollover accident

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2014

    McKenith pleads guilty to murder

    Mckenith.phatch

    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

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

    KBI issues Silver Alert for missing Onaga man

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 17, 2014

    Details released in Saturday fire

    The Manhattan Fire Department has released more information about Saturday’s fire at 1204 Bluemont Ave. Crews responded to the fire at around 11:19 a.m. and the last crews left the scene at around 2:55 p.m. Westbound traffic on Bluemont Avenue was closed for a short

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 17, 2014

    Cycle rider injured

    CHAPMAN – A Fort Riley soldier was injured Saturday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after being rear-ended on Interstate 70. James D. Wilson, Jr., 49, was taken to Salina Regional Hospital with unspecified injuries after the incident, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The KHP

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | March 14, 2014

    Why didn’t school fights appear in the newspaper?

    Wonder1

    Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the

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

    Suspect in Manhattan bank robbery indicted

    TOPEKA — A suspect in the November 2013 robbery of Kansas State Bank has been indicted with federal charges.  The indictment against Ronald David Brown, Jr., 39, alleges that on Nov. 27 last year, he robbed the Manhattan bank at 1101 Bluemont Ave. He is charged with one count

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2014

    JC police seize $43,000 in pot

    JUNCTION CITY — Junction City authorities seized $43,000 worth of marijuana and arrested two people for intending to distribute it after a drug bust on Wednesday. After executing a search warrants at 1919 Northwind Drive, Lot 2, and 1501 Dean St., authorities arrested Steven J. Parks, 28, Junction City and charged

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 13, 2014

    Stranger in van summons child

    Police were notified at 6:55 p.m. on Thursday of a suspicious person in the northeastern portion of Manhattan. The complainant reported that an unidentified man in a light color ed vehicle may have attempted to summon a child to come to him. Police searched the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Bond reduced for man charged in shooting

    WESTMORELAND — The suspected shooter in a December 2013 incident at Manhattan Quality Inn & Suites might be released on bond. Dustin Monroe appeared Tuesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, where his $250,000 bond was reduced to $25,000, prosecuting attorney Sherri Schuck said. Monroe is accused of firing several

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