A fire caused an estimated $200,000 of damage to a Manhattan home and its contents Thursday. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 3114 Gary Ave., owned by Jeanette Cukjati of Girard, for a report of a structure fire. When crews arrived, officials said smoke and fire
David G. Teske, 47, of Onaga died Thursday after an accident at a job site in Manhattan, according to the Riley County Police Department. Teske was struck by a falling tree. RCPD, emergency services, the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County Rural Fire responded to a
As of 12:30 p.m. Thursday, three fires had broken out in Manhattan, spurred on by the high winds here. The first was a house fire at 3114 Gary Ave., in the northwest part of town. The second, dispatchers said, was a brush fire near Dam Road
A person died Thursday morning after an accident at a job site in Manhattan. Riley County police, emergency services and the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a call at 10:18 a.m. Thursday that a person had been injured in or around the 1900 block of Collins
TOPEKA — A Manhattan doctor accused of illegally distributing prescription painkillers scheduled a change of plea hearing this week. Dr. Michael P. Schuster, 53, will appear in federal court on Thursday, said Jim Cross, spokesman for U.S. prosecuting attorney Barry Grissom. Prosecutors allege Schuster left pre-signed
TOPEKA — A former Marshall County insurance agent convicted of stealing customers’ premiums was sentenced in federal court Monday. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monica Smart, 49, of Frankfort, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $160,000 in restitution. Smart pleaded guilty to
WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man suspected of shooting at police outside of Manhattan’s Quality Inn and Suites in December requested an extended status hearing today. Dustin Monroe, 33, will appear in Pottawatomie County court Feb. 25 in a continued status hearing from the one that was originally
TOPEKA — A 66-year-old man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping almost 40 years ago was denied parole this week. According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Frank Pencek was not eligible because his next possible release date is not until January of 2017. He
JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City man was sentenced Monday in a human trafficking and rape case. Paul Goodman III, 43, was sentenced in Geary County court to 57 months in prison on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Goodman will serve the three sentences concurrently.
Tracy Shane Roberts, 44, Wamego, was arrested Monday evening on felony theft charges. Captain Tim Hegarty of the RCPD said Roberts is accused of writing business checks from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, 2601 Anderson Ave., for personal use. Loss to the builders group was $25,000. Police
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