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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 24, 2015

    Manhattan man killed in accident

    A Manhattan man died in a farm-related accident on Saturday after a tree fell on top of the tractor he was on. Ted Samuelson, 81, was pushing brush at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday on his family farm, southeast of Frankfort, when the tree fell on him.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 23, 2015

    Blazes flare up across county

    Fire threatened several houses, devoured two power poles and burned along Top of the World Drive. “We were out fighting fires over the weekend from the viaduct to Randolph,” said Pat Collins, Riley County fire chief. The largest fire burned 140 acres along Top of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2015

    Belvue man refuses to plead at arraignment

    The court entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of a Belvue man facing charges of first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals. Christopher Michael Arand “stood mute” on the charges during his arraignment in Pottawatomie County District Court Thursday. “Standing mute” means a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | March 20, 2015

    Rooftop parties unsafe but legal in Manhattan

    A Manhattan building official said most residential roofs aren’t designed as party decks, but that didn’t stop people from taking their Fake Patty’s Day celebrations to area rooftops earlier this month. “Most roofs are not built for actual occupancy,” said Brad Claussen,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 20, 2015

    Man who drove through building pleads to DUI

    A Marysville man who drove a car through two Manhattan businesses pleaded guilty on Thursday to driving under the influence of alcohol. Jason Butler, 36, faced seven additional charges, but the Pottawatomie County Attorney dropped those charges as a part of a plea deal. Although Butler’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2015

    Man gets 10 years for 2008 murder

    A Leonardville man diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia was sentenced on Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison for stabbing a pest exterminator to death seven years ago. Judge David Stutzman sentenced Howard Barrett to 123 months in prison with 36 months of post-release supervision for killing 48-year-old

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2015

    Fire destroys home in rural Wamego area

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    A fire Wednesday afternoon destroyed a rural Wamego home. About 35 firefighters from Blue Township and St. George fire departments responded to 5280 Jamie Circle. The call came at approximately 3 p.m., said Chris Trudo, Pottawatomie County emergency management director. Firefighters remained on scene until approximately 8:30 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | March 19, 2015

    Police seeking to solve party problems at Britt’s

    Riley County commissioners spent much of Thursday’s meeting discussing ongoing problems with parties at a local business after a second incident involving gunfire occurred earlier this month. Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen told the board his department is looking into state nuisance statutes

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Lower bond denied for man facing 24 charges

    A judge denied a $65,000 bond reduction on Tuesday for a Manhattan man who faces two dozen charges in connection with a series of burglaries. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by counsel Larry McCrell via live video stream from the Riley County Jail, requested his bond be reduced

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 18, 2015

    Hearing set for man accused of killing unborn child

    A Riley County judge on Tuesday set the preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing an unborn child in a vehicle collision last May. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., faces charges of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence; battery; possession of opiates, opium, narcotic

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