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  • 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

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

    Manhattan man pleads guilty to role in arson

    A Manhattan man involved in a deadly arson has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in connection with an arson that killed a Kansas State University researcher, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Gavin Hairgrove, 30, pleaded guilty Monday for his connection to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Ogden man sentenced for second-degree murder

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s baby was sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court for second-degree murder. Michael Dechant, 20, was sentenced to 26 years and nine months in prison in a plea agreement. Dechant reportedly told police that he shook 6-month-old Dominick

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2013

    Fire displaces eight apartment residents

    Eight residents needed temporary shelter Sunday night after their apartment complex at 1227 Vattier St. caught fire from arcing electrical meters. Firefighters from the Manhattan Fire Department responded at 9:37 p.m. to the three-story apartment building, owned by Robert Huber of Manhattan, where they found the

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