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

    Defendant takes stand in home invasion trial

    A Manhattan man accused of armed robbery took the stand in his own defense Thursday afternoon.  Levertis Horne, 22, acknowledged going to the apartment where the victims lived in an effort to buy marijuana, but denied being armed at the time. Horne is being tried

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 08, 2013

    Victim takes stand, saying burglar was after marijuana

    Witness testimony continued Thursday in a trial for a Manhattan man accused of armed robbery in an October 5, 2012, home invasion. Levertis Horne, 22, was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Man gets 20 years in crime tied to death

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for aiding and abetting an armed robbery that set in motion a series of events leading ultimately to a deadly arson in which a Kansas State University researcher died. U.S. Atty. Barry Grissom

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    9-year-old girl rescued from river

    A Wamego police officer fresh out of cadet training had a dramatic first week on the job when he was called to help save a girl who had fallen into a river swollen from recent rains. Two sisters, ages 9 and 17, were playing near the Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Home invasion trial begins

    Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of crimes related to an October 2012 home invasion. Levertis Horne is charged with two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of attempted robbery, one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 06, 2013

    Local doctor found dead

    The body of a local physician was discovered Monday morning in an apartment he rented. Police would not comment on the cause of death beyond saying it was not believed to be suspicious, but numerous other sources reported that he died of apparent self-inflicted causes.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 05, 2013

    Vehicle break-ins on the rise

    Riley County Police Department Capt. Kurt Moldrup reported Monday that the department was seeing an increase in vehicle burglaries. Moldrup took time during the Riley County Commission meeting to remind the public that many vehicle burglaries can be prevented with one key step. “Lock up

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2013

    Man pleads not guilty in first-degree murder case

    A not guilty plea was entered Monday for the suspect in an April shooting that left one man dead. Matthew Wilson, 43, was arrested after a deadly shooting April 7 where he allegedly entered his neighbor’s apartment and opened fire, killing one man and injuring three

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 27, 2013

    Drug sweep nabs 17

    Seventeen persons, most of them from Manhattan, were arrested Friday afternoon in what appeared to have been a significant and ongoing drug sweep here. Authorities said in a statement issued Friday evening that additional arrests are expected in what they described as “ongoing investigations into

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2013

    Car chase leads police through town, ends with woman taken to hospital

    A woman led local and state police on a chase across several area counties Saturday that ended with her being taken to a local hospital. Authorities began their pursuit of the woman, who they had not identified Saturday night, around 2 p.m. Saturday in a

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