A man charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection with a stabbing incident earlier this month was ordered by Judge William Malcolm on Tuesday not to contact the victim. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B, was arrested in Morris County Nov. 13 after
A Manhattan man charged with what police believe are connected robberies and kidnappings will appear in Riley County District Court in January. Kenneth Mallett, 22, 516 Thurston St., faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping and robbery in connection with two Oct. 8 incidents in the 1300 block of Flint
The man charged with a Nov. 10 murder at Belvue told authorities that voices in his head prompted him to kill his 77-year-old uncle. Christopher Arand, 36, said he used brass knuckles to knock his uncle unconscious, then put a plastic bag over his head to suffocate
Shoppers were evacuated from Best Buy on Monday following a report of a possible fire. Officials responded to a report of smoke in the store at about noon, according to officials. Manhattan Fire Department battalion chief Steve Shepek said a fluorescent light might have exploded,
A former Kansas State University student who drove drunk and killed two people in a head-on collision will be resentenced after the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a departure sentence by Judge John Bosch at Riley County District Court. Miles Theurer, now 25,
A Topeka man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in federal prison for committing robberies in Manhattan and Topeka. Christopher James Wilhoite, 26, pleaded guilty to two counts of commercial robbery and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of a robbery, U.S.
Riley County will have a new 911 system by year’s end, after commissioners approved an emergency upgrade at a Thursday meeting. The commission, based off guidance from Emergency Management Director Pat Collins, decided to go with Topeka Mobile Comm/Commenco, which quoted a system upgrade
Riley County police say they are having problems with a Manhattan business hosting after-hours parties, and they’ve asked the Riley County Commission for help in the matter. Thursday morning RCPD Director Brad Schoen and RCPD Capt. Josh Kyle updated commissioners about a series of
A Manhattan man was transported to KU Medical Center by Life Star after sustaining injuries in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night. Michael Perry, 57, was driving westbound in the 6800 block of Anderson Avenue when his Ford F350 drifted across the yellow lines into a ditch, vaulted
A Manhattan man was charged this week with one count of being an accessory after the fact to a robbery of a local business. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office, Daeshawn Lavar Bryant, 19, allegedly provided assistance to Christopher
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