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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 05, 2014

    Firefighters respond to four kitchen blazes

    The Manhattan Fire Department on Tuesday responded to four kitchen fires, three of which started in ovens. The biggest fire happened at 6:25 p.m. at 2117 Griffith Terrace. Firefighters found that the fire was extinguished by the occupants and was caused by unattended cooking.  Assistant

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

    Fire in St. George offers winter warning

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    ST. GEORGE – It’s cold outside, and fire officials are reminding the public that winter chill often means people are prone to have their homes damaged or destroyed in a surprise blaze. Early Saturday morning, a home in rural St. George was destroyed by what

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

    Fire destroys Ogden home

    A fire destroyed an Ogden mobile home early Saturday morning. At around 1:46 a.m. Saturday, the Riley County Fire District was called for a structure fire at 509 S Park St. in Ogden. When the first truck arrived, the mobile home in Lot #1 was a blaze.

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

    Jury selection under way in robbery case

    Jury selection for a Manhattan man accused of aggravated robbery began today in his second trial. After his initial trial resulted in a hung jury, Levertis L. Horne, 22, is scheduled to undergo six days of a second. He is facing two counts of aggravated robbery,

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

    Brierwood house fire causes $150,000 in damage to home

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    A house fire caused more than $100,000 to a Manhattan home Monday afternoon. The fire in a single family residence caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the house and an estimated $50,000 to its contents. The occupants were not home at the time of the fire. When

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 30, 2014

    RCPD: Most car thefts involved unlocked doors

    A new Riley County Police Department statistic revealed that 93.3 percent of vehicle burglaries during the last three years involved unlocked automobiles. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said that out of 753 vehicle burglaries from 2011-2013, only 50 were break-ins. “As a community, we could change that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 29, 2014

    Hearing set for man accused of theft

    A Wamego man charged of felony theft will have a preliminary hearing next month. Tracy Roberts, 44, a former executive officer with the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon in front of Judge William Malcolm. Roberts was arrested Jan. 13 on theft charges

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 29, 2014

    Man accused of Dara’s robbery to appear

    A man arrested in connection with a November armed robbery at Dara’s Fast Lane convenience store has been scheduled for a status hearing. Travis Bowman, 23, was arrested on aggravated robbery and felony theft charges after a Nov. 20 incident at the convenience store, 1816 Claflin Road.

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

    Love, McKenith plead not guilty

    A Manhattan mother and son each pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of aiding and abetting first-degree murder. Christina Love, 49, and James McKenith, 33, appeared in Riley County District Court for their arraignment in which Judge Meryl Wilson scheduled them separate trials upon their request.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | January 28, 2014

    Wamego woman suing over vaccination

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego woman has filed suit against the Pottawatomie County Health Department, alleging that carelessness and negligence resulted in “severe, permanent and devastating injuries” to her daughter. Jody K. Hupe filed the suit in Pott County District Court Dec. 26, alleging that her daughter, Brooke

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