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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Seeds can become issue of intellectual property theft

    Seeds aren’t very large, but when they cost millions to produce, stealing them is serious business. Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., were charged last week with conspiracy to steal trade secrets after allegedly providing stolen rice seed samples to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2013

    Shooting suspect appears in court

    A status hearing for Jan. 14 was set for a Wamego man charged in connection with the Dec. 10 shooting at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan. Dustin Monroe, 33, was charged of three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of criminal discharge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 17, 2013

    Feds: Plot to steal rice goes back 3 years

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    A criminal complaint against a Manhattan man claims that a conspiracy to steal rice seed samples from a Junction City research facility began more than three years ago. FBI Special Agent Charles Campbell said Weiqiang Zhang of Manhattan and Wengui Yan of Stuttgart, Ark., arranged

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | December 17, 2013

    County on hook for shooter’s treatment?

    WESTMORELAND — Pottawatomie County may have to pay for part or all of the medical expenses of a 33-year-old man injured last Tuesday in a shooting incident at a Manhattan hotel. County Counselor John Watt advised county commissioners Monday the county may be liable for medical

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 15, 2013

    Man charged in seed theft

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    A Manhattan man was one of two agricultural scientists from China accused this week of trying to steal rice seed samples from a research facility in Junction City and pass them to a Chinese delegation visiting the United States. Federal prosecutors said Weiqiang Zhang of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2013

    Manhattan man sentenced in April shooting

    A Manhattan man convicted of murder was sentenced to life in prison Thursday afternoon. Matthew Wilson, 43, was sentenced in Riley County District Court to life imprisonment in addition to consecutive sentences that totaled 310 months, or nearly 26 years. Wilson was convicted of one count of first-degree

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2013

    Shooting suspect named, charged

    Officials have identified and formally charged the man suspected of shooting bullets at area police at Quality Inn and Suites Tuesday morning. Dustin Monroe, 33, of Wamego was charged today with three counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of criminal discharge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 11, 2013

    Hotel shooter not yet identified

    The name of the gunman in Tuesday morning’s shooting at Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan has yet to be released by area law enforcement. RCPD director Brad Schoen held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to talk about the department’s involvement in shooting

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

    Man accused in fatal vehicle crash appears in court

    An Ogden man made his first appearance in court Monday on charges of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of an Abilene woman who died Sept. 8. Daniel Nathan Nitchman, 38, appeared in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Nitchman

  • 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

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