TEMPE, Ariz. – Last year’s Manhattan High student body president died in a bizarre accident early Sunday morning. Naomi McClendon, 18, fell from the 10th-floor balcony of a student housing apartment building near the campus of Arizona State University. “Our hearts are heavy with sadness,” said
Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most
OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas
Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was
A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side
Naomi McClendon, a Manhattan woman going to college in Arizona, died over the weekend in a fall from a balcony. Story from the Arizona Republic:
A firefighter and a police officer will be swapping jobs Friday evening, and giving the public a play-by-play of their activities via Twitter. Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department will switch professions with Gregg VanDeCreek of the Manhattan Fire Department from 6 p.
Officials have released no further information about the cause of the communications towers collapse that killed two contracted Union Pacific Railroad workers in Pottawatomie County earlier this week. Aaron Hunt, a spokesman for the railroad company, said in an email that the investigation is under
The Pottawatomie County Sherrif’s Department on Wednesday released the names of the two men who died Tuesday after a pair of communication towers collapsed near Blaine. The victims were Martin Powers, 38, of St. Charles, Mo., and Seth Garner, 25, of St. Peters, Mo. Powers died
After two trials, a Manhattan man was sentenced on Tuesday to more than six years in prison following a February conviction of charges stemming from an attempted robbery in October of 2012. Levertis Horne, 23, was sentenced by Judge John F. Bosch to 41 months in prison for
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