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  • 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

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

    Fake Patty’s fire runs up slightly from 2013

    Fake Patty’s Day statistics from the Manhattan Fire Department were on par with last year’s event, according to numbers released Tuesday. Deputy Chief Ryan Almes said firefighters made 14 emergency runs this year compared with 13 last year. The number is significantly lower than the 26

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

    Three arrested after drug probe

    Riley County police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine, marijuana and $3,000 in cash on Tuesday after an investigation into drug distribution. According to a report from Officer Matthew Droge, the RCPD teamed with agents from the Kansas Department of Corrections State Parole Office to search

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

    Pottawatomie sheriff investigates drug report

    WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a report that some Wamego High students were given marijuana at a school event in Salina. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, the incident took place on March 1, and his office responded to a report from school

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2014

    RCPD reports 73 Fake arrests

    Seventy-three people were arrested during a 35-hour period that revolved around Saturday’s Fake Patty’s Day celebration. The Riley County Police Department released crime statistics for the event on Tuesday. From 7 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Sunday, police from Riley County —

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | March 07, 2014

    RCPD asks for $1M increase for 2015

    The Riley County Police Department has begun hashing out numbers with the county law board for its 2015 budget. The department and Riley County Law Board commissioners met Thursday night for the first of two budget workshops. The agency proposed a $1,088,500 increase from its 2014 approved budget

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