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

    RCPD to use IRIS system

    The Riley County Police Department will begin using the IRIS Alert Program to alert the public of emergencies and potential dangers through email and text message beginning on Monday. Riley County Capt. Jeff Hooper said the system would be used to alert the public to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 02, 2013

    Grand jury returns Schuster indictment

    Additional charges were filed Wednesday against the Manhattan physician accused of authorizing illegal prescriptions to hundreds of patients. Michael Schuster, 53, who operates Manhattan Pain and Spine, is now charged with one count of conspiracy to illegally distribute controlled substances, one count of unlawful distribution of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 02, 2013

    Lottery scam reported

    A 73-year-old man reported that he was scammed out of $40,000 over the course of several months after thinking he had won a lottery prize. Officer Matthew Droge said Edward Phelps, Manhattan, was contacted over the telephone in November 2012 by a person claiming Phelps had won

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 02, 2013

    Gun found near Manhattan High School

    Police are investigating a handgun found in Sunset Cemetery Tuesday evening, but officials said there is no indication of a threat. The handgun was found inside the cemetery near the stone wall adjacent to the Manhattan High School West Campus by a custodian who was

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 01, 2013

    Man cited for lewd and lascivious behavior

    A Junction City man was ticketed for allegedly touching himself outside of the Manhattan Public Library Tuesday afternoon. The incident was reported by a 22-year-old woman who told police that Josiah Darby, 27, had been sitting on a park bench outside the library when she noticed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2013

    Pain doc waives right to hearing

    The Manhattan physician accused of running a pill mill at his local clinic waived his right to a preliminary hearing in federal court Tuesday and will remain in custody pending a detention hearing rescheduled for May. Michael Schuster, 53, who operates Manhattan Pain and Spine, 1135 Westport

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | April 30, 2013

    Student pleads no contest in roommate videotaping

    A Kansas State University student pleaded no contest Monday to videotaping his roommate while she showered last March. William Reed, 20, Manhattan, appeared in front of Judge Meryl Wilson to plead no contest to the charges that he placed his cell phone on a stand next

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2013

    Man pleads no contest in stalking

    A Wamego man pleaded no contest to stalking his ex-girlfriend in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Joshua Weeks, 22, appeared with counsel in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson to plead no contest to one count of stalking, two counts of violation of a protection

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 29, 2013

    None injured in landing-gear malfunction at airport

    Kansas Highway Patrol troopers responded to a single-engine plane accident at Manhattan Regional Airport Saturday afternoon. According to reports, a 1960 Piper single-engine plane was coming in for a landing at approximately 3:30 p.m., when the nose gear failed to deploy and the nose of the

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

    Fort Riley soldier’s vehicle stolen

    Riley County detectives are investigating the Saturday disappearance of a 2007 Ford Fusion belonging to a Fort Riley soldier. Officer Matthew Droge said John Headley, 31, Manhattan, reported that his car was taken sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. on Saturday while it was parked in the 1100

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