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  • 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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 27, 2014

    Hundreds volunteer in search for woman

    About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 23, 2014

    Missing woman’s family asks for help in case

    The family of a missing St. George woman is asking the community to help look for her. A community search in the Tuttle Cove area at Tuttle Creek will begin 10 a.m. Saturday in an effort to find Jane Peterson, 56. Peterson, a Kansas State University

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 22, 2014

    200 emergency workers involved in search for St. George woman

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    A St. George woman is still missing, and efforts to find her have intensified. The Riley County Police Department issued a press release Tuesday afternoon, saying that about 200 emergency personnel have searched more than 500 acres in freezing temperatures looking for Jane Peterson, 56, who was reported

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | January 22, 2014

    Soldier dies on I-70

    ELLSWORTH — A Fort Riley soldier was killed in a car crash in Ellsworth County Tuesday afternoon. Calvin J. Michalak, 22, Ursa, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident nine miles northwest of Ellsworth after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 70 around 12:30 p.m.,

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