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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 28, 2014

    Firecop: RCPD, MFD officials switch places

    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.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 28, 2014

    Cause of collapse not yet released

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Victims in collapse identified

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Horne sentenced to 6 years in prison

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Still no suspects in Pawnee arson

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 25, 2014

    2 dead following tower collapse

    Tower.phatch

    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

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

    Firm suffers $56,000 in losses to thieves

    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

  • 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

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