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  • 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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 26, 2013

    Police activity in Manhattan

    The Riley County Police Department released a statement Friday afternoon regarding police activity in Manhattan Friday morning. “Today, the Riley County Police Department with the cooperation of multiple surrounding jurisdictions participated in a drug enforcement operation,” the statement read. More details will be released as

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 25, 2013

    Suspect arrested for burglary

    The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man July 16 after a school was burglarized and damaged in late June. William Joseph Ledeboer, 21, Maple Hill, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal damage to property. The county’s sheriff Doug Howser said a school employee

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

    Man to face trial in death of child

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby by shaking the child to death was bound over for trial in district court Tuesday morning. Michael Dechant, 19, appeared in front of Magistrate Judge William Malcolm on the charges of first degree murder and

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

    Accused murderer bound over for trial

    Michael Dechant, 19, the Ogden man accused of killing his former girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby, was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Tuesday morning. Magistrate Judge William Malcolm determined there was probable cause in the case against Dechant, who is accused of killing

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