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  • 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

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

    Soldier wants new trial based on writing analysis

    State prosecutors believe a handwriting analysis on a letter makes their case stronger against a Fort Riley soldier seeking a new trial after he was convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child last year. But Christopher Bates, represented by his attorney Larry McRell, wants

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 16, 2015

    Officials warn of fire dangers

    Fire officials are warning residents to take extra care after two accidental grass fires on Friday got out of control and threatened homes. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and his crew were dispatched around 2 p.m. Friday to a fire south of Interstate 70

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 16, 2015

    JC man arrested in death of woman

    Police on Sunday night found and arrested a man they suspect of killing a Junction City woman. Daniel Edwards, 34, is accused of killing Sharon L. Moody, 52. He was found in Topeka, and detectives from the Junction City Police Department took him into custody. He is

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