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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 26, 2014

    Judge denies reduced bail in robbery, kidnapping cases

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 25, 2014

    Affadavit: Voices told man to kill uncle

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 24, 2014

    Store evacuated after fire report

    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,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 23, 2014

    Appeals court calls for resentencing in manslaughter case

    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, 

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 23, 2014

    Man sentenced to 12 years in Dollar General robbery

    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.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 21, 2014

    New 911 system to cost $423,000

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business |Government & Politics | November 20, 2014

    Police: Parties a problem at Britt’s

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | November 20, 2014

    Manhattan man injured in single-vehicle accident

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 20, 2014

    Man named as accessory to Dollar General robbery

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 19, 2014

    Man sentenced in connection with McClendon’s death

    TEMPE, Ariz. — One of the men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate has been sentenced. A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman said Commissioner Julie Newell sentenced David Siegal to 18 months of probation with a deferred

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