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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Police fire back and wound shooter at Quality Inn

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    An armed man who fired at police was shot and wounded by officers Tuesday morning. The incident occurred at the Quality Inn and Suites, 150 E. Poyntz, around 6 a.m., after the Riley County Police Department received a 911 call regarding shots fired. According to information provided

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2013

    Manhattan man pleads guilty to role in arson

    A Manhattan man involved in a deadly arson has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in connection with an arson that killed a Kansas State University researcher, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Gavin Hairgrove, 30, pleaded guilty Monday for his connection to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Ogden man sentenced for second-degree murder

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby was sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court for second-degree murder. Michael Dechant, 20, was sentenced to 26 years and nine months in prison in a plea agreement. Dechant reportedly told police that he shook 6-month-old Dominick

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Fire displaces eight apartment residents

    Eight residents needed temporary shelter Sunday night after their apartment complex at 1227 Vattier St. caught fire from arcing electrical meters. Firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department responded at 9:37 p.m. to the three-story apartment building, owned by Robert Huber of Manhattan, where they found the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Police check on men missing since 1981

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    Riley County police are investigating the disappearance of two men who went missing in 1981 and asking citizens for any tips or information they might have. The investigation is part of a routine check on the case and is not the result of new information, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2013

    Courthouse receives bomb threat

    The Riley County Courthouse was threatened with a bomb around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said no bomb was found on the premises and police do not know who made the threat. Some residents might have received an IRIS emergency alert

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2013

    RCPD still looking for man who robbed Kansas State Bank

    Riley County police are seeking further information about the person who robbed Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Ave., on Wednesday. The robber is a white man about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and approximately 150 pounds in his 20s or 30s. At the time of the robbery, the man

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2013

    Police respond to suicide at Garden Way

    At 10:44 a.m. Monday, Riley County police responded to a medical call at 1000 Garden Way, Apt. B where a male victim committed suicide. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said the man died of asphyxiation. No further information is available pending notification of next of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 28, 2013

    Police seek bank robber

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    Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Kansas State Bank Wednesday afternoon. Police surrounded the bank at 1101 Bluemont Avenue after responding to the robbery call at 2:45 p.m. According to a report from RCPD, the man entered the bank and demanded money

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 27, 2013

    Police seeking armed robbery suspect

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    Riley County Police are currently looking for a man suspected of carrying out a robbery at Kansas State Bank, 1101 Bluemont Avenue, shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Police describe the suspect as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s, wearing black gloves and a

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