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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    No one — including family dog — injured in blaze

    Ems.phatch

    Nobody except the family dog was home Tuesday morning when a fire broke out inside a Pierre Street house. At about 9:45 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the residence, 1318 Pierre Street, for a report of a structure fire. When

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 01, 2014

    Nitchman pleads no contest

    Nitchman.phatch

    A man charged with vehicular homicide last year entered a plea of no contest in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Daniel Nitchman, 39, was charged in the death of 31-year-old Samantha Coleman of Abilene. Coleman was killed when Nitchman fell asleep at the wheel of

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

    MHS grad suffers fatal fall

    Mcclendon.phatch

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Last year’s Manhattan High student body president died in a bizarre accident early Sunday morning. Naomi McClendon, 18, fell from the 10th-floor balcony of a student housing apartment building near the campus of Arizona State University. “Our hearts are heavy with sadness,” said

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

    County firefighters spend weekend fighting blazes

    Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most

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

    JC man killed in crash

    OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Cyclist injured in 3-vehicle wreck

    Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Marysville teen killed in crash

    A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side

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

    Manhattan girl dies in AZ

    Naomi McClendon, a Manhattan woman going to college in Arizona, died over the weekend in a fall from a balcony. Story from the Arizona Republic:

  • 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

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