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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 24, 2013

    Pill mill doctor denied bail

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan physician accused of illegally distributing painkillers was denied bail on Tuesday. Federal Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius denied Dr. Michael P. Schuster’s request for bail while he awaits his May 2014 trial. Schuster, 53, was indicted in May on charges that he signed blank

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 23, 2013

    6 vehicles reported stolen from Manhattan businesses

    Six vehicles were stolen from three Manhattan businesses between 6 pm Sunday night and 8 am Monday morning, according to a report from Pottawatomie County authorities. On Monday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Frieling Auto Sales, 7846 U.S. Highway 24, reporting three stolen

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 23, 2013

    Pottawatomie County officials still looking for man

    WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information about a Westmoreland man who has been missing since March.   According to a report from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, Jeremiah Joseph Perry, 21, was last known to be in Tioga, North Dakota on April 12.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2013

    Ferenz gets life sentences for child sodomy

    A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of molesting his ex-wife’s daughter was sentenced in court Monday, exactly a year after the incident took place. George Ferenz, 30, was sentenced to life in prison by Judge Meryl Wilson for each of the four charges for which

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 21, 2013

    17-year-old dies in crash

    A Blue Valley High senior died early Saturday after being ejected during a single vehicle accident in Northeast Riley County. Trevor Cole Redding, 17, of Randolph died at the scene two miles northeast of Leonardville. He was taken to Anderes-Pfeifley Funeral Home. According to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | October 19, 2013

    Missing man found dead in Utah

    A Manhattan man missing for seven weeks was found dead in Utah Friday after a hitchhiker spotted his car at the bottom of a ravine, police said. Utah Highway Patrol contacted Riley County police on Friday, saying that the man, David Welch, 54, had been discovered

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 18, 2013

    19-year-old man dies in crash

    A 19-year-old Manhattan man died after he was ejected from his vehicle in a collision early Friday morning. Brett Mock, 2704 Maise Circle, was injured after his 2003 Toyota pickup driving east on Northfield Road went off the road and struck several vehicles parked in the driveway

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 16, 2013

    Physical standards for police could change

    Local police officers’ job descriptions could soon become more specific concerning physical requirements. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen and members of the Riley County Law Board discussed the issue at Tuesday’s meeting. Schoen said adding physical requirements to job descriptions for current

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 11, 2013

    Prosecutors oppose doctor’s dismissal motions

    Federal prosecutors are opposing motions to dismiss two charges against a Manhattan physician accused of illegally distributing painkillers through his clinic. Michael P. Schuster, 53, was indicted by a grand jury in May on allegations that he signed blank prescription forms that his staff used to

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

    Another arson hits Wamego

    Damage.phatch

    WAMEGO — Damage done to a building at City Park was caused by arson, according to the Wamego Police Department. A fire on Monday damaged the Mahar Shelter House, a structure that houses the park’s children’s train and was constructed with volunteer labor in 2009

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