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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 15, 2015

    Lightning causes fire

    A fire started by a lightning strike caused a total of $100,000 damage to a Manhattan home on Sunday. Manhattan firefighters were sent to 421 Brookridge Drive where they found light smoke coming from the structure. No one was in the home at the time of the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 15, 2015

    JC man found dead

    A Junction City man was found dead of a gunshot wound on his front porch Sunday. Junction City police responded to a call at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 2714 Elm Creek Drive, according to a report. They found the body of a 44-year-old man with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 14, 2015

    Woman, 3 children taken to hospital after blaze in Riley

    An explosion at a Riley house caused a fire Saturday afternoon that engulfed the structure. Pat Collins, Riley County emergency management director, said the estimated loss is $125,000 including a car parked in the house’s garage at 228 N. High St. He said Amber Farnsworth is

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | June 14, 2015

    Officials evacuate stadium for gas leak

    The Manhattan Fire Department and safety officials responded to a gas leak at Kansas State University’s Vanier Football Complex at 3:59 p.m. Friday. The gas leak was caused when a 2-inch natural gas line was struck during construction of the Vanier Center, a 15,000-square-foot

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 12, 2015

    Trial set for man charged with killing his uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand is scheduled to stand trial for first-degree murder the week of Oct. 5. Arand, charged with the murder of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, requested a jury trial Thursday, June 11, before Judge Jeff Elder in Pottawatomie County District Court. Richard Lake, Arand’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 12, 2015

    Police release identity of 19-year-old found dead

    Police released the name of a 19-year-old man who was found dead in his home Tuesday. He was identified as Vaughn Plumer. Riley County police responded to 1426 Beechwood Terrace at 6:29 p.m. that day and found Plumer’s body. Officer Matthew Droge with the Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 11, 2015

    Man faces trial in DUI death

    A Manhattan man has been bound over for trial in connection with the death of an unborn child after a vehicle collision last May. During a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court, Judge William Malcolm ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Ryan

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 10, 2015

    Ryan indicted on 18 gun charges

    A Manhattan man has been charged in federal court with 18 counts related to the illegal sale and export of guns, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Michael Andrew Ryan, 35, was charged June 3 with altering serial numbers, causing people to make straw purchases of guns, and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 10, 2015

    Teenager found dead in home

    A 19-year-old man was found dead Tuesday after Riley County police responded to his home at 6:29 p.m. Upon arrival at 1426 Beechwood Terrace, police found the man deceased. Officers are investigating, but preliminary reports do not indicate foul play, according to a police report. 

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 10, 2015

    19-year-old treated after vehicle crash

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    Traffic at Tuttle Creek Boulevard and Seth Child Road was redirected for more than four hours after a two-vehicle collision at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. Joshua Adam Smothers, 19, of Manhattan was transported to Via Christi Hospital after his vehicle hit a semi truck. Smothers was driving

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