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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2013

    Manhattan men stopped in Colorado with 20 pounds of marijuana, police say

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — Two Manhattan men were arrested early Tuesday after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 turned up 20 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of their car, according to arrest affidavits. George Chandler, 23, and Cody Williams, 21, both of Manhattan are being held without bond at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2013

    Louisville man arrested on drug charges

    Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Garnett Cease, 35, of Louisville, Kansas, on Thursday for possession of narcotics with the intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia. Cease was arrested after Pottawatomie County deputies responded to a report of an individual in distress.  According

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 30, 2013

    Officials: Welch alive for days after crash

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah Highway Patrolman has confirmed that Manhattanite David Welch didn’t die immediately after crashing his van into an 80-foot ravine on September 3. Welch, 54, drove off a desolate portion of Interstate 70 into the ravine a day after leaving his home in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    Man pleads no contest to April murders

    A Manhattan man accused of murder pleaded no contest to his charges on Friday. Matthew Wilson, 43, entered the plea to first-degree murder, two charges of attempted first-degree murder and two charges of aggravated battery for crimes that occurred April 7 at an apartment at 900 Garden Way.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    Alma woman pleads guilty to embezzling from BRI

    A Wabaunsee County woman pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University, US Attorney Barry Grissom said Monday. A former K-State employee, Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma pleaded guilty to three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 29, 2013

    RCPD arrests 4 linked to burglaries

    Riley County police arrested four men Sunday and Monday in connection with multiple vehicular burglaries. While investigating reports of the burglaries, police arrested Cole Smykle, 21, of Fort Riley and Raymond Burrus, 20, of Junction City for burglary and interference with law enforcement Sunday at 4:30 a.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 28, 2013

    Manhattan woman killed standing on I-70 after crash

    A 35-year-old Manhattan woman died after being struck by a disabled vehicle that was hit by another car at 8:45 pm Sunday on Interstate 70. The accident happened eight miles south of Manhattan in Geary County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Dale Colleen Williams died

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 25, 2013

    RCPD recognized for ‘hot spot’ technique

    The Riley County Police Department received an international award this week for its research on hot-spot policing. RCPD employees received the bronze award for “Initiative: Laser Point” at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in Philadelphia, where RCPD employees spent Oct. 19 through Oct. 23

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | October 25, 2013

    Student, faculty member involved in altercation

    The Manhattan High School principal sent a notice to parents Thursday about an incident between a student and an employee. Principal Greg Hoyt told parents via email that an altercation occurred at MHS East Campus in the school’s restroom Wednesday. Officer Matthew Droge of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 24, 2013

    Pill mill doctor denied bail

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan physician accused of illegally distributing painkillers was denied bail on Tuesday. Federal Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius denied Dr. Michael P. Schuster’s request for bail while he awaits his May 2014 trial. Schuster, 53, was indicted in May on charges that he signed blank

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