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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 19, 2013

    Man breaks out of Pott Jail

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    Authorities are on the search for an inmate who escaped from the Pottawatomie County Jail in Westmoreland Friday morning. Officials said Jon Adrian Getzlaff, 24, Wamego, escaped from the jail’s exercise yard shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. He is described as 5-foot-4-inches, about 150 pounds,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 18, 2013

    Pair plead guilty to arson, murder

    The duo accused of setting a deadly February apartment fire here pleaded guilty to arson resulting in death in federal court Wednesday. Officials said the arson/murder was part of a plot to distract police from finding incriminating evidence related to an earlier armed robbery.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 17, 2013

    Pair pleads guilty to arson

    The duo accused of setting a deadly apartment fire in February pleaded guilty to the crime in federal court Wednesday afternoon. Patrick Scahill, 20, Manhattan, and Virginia Griese, 19, Manhattan, both pleaded guilty to one count of arson resulting in death for setting fire to the Lee

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    K-State students at marathon describe scene following bombs

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    The tragic events of Monday’s Boston Marathon hit close to home for several people with Manhattan ties, including four K-State students. Just after 2 p.m. Central Time on Monday, two bombs exploded near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and injuring

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 16, 2013

    RCPD to see 1.5% pay hike

    Riley County Law Board members agreed on an $18 million 2014 budget Monday that includes a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for full-time salaries, as well as room for a new custodial position. Board members selected that proposed budget by a 4-3 vote over another that contained a 1.8 percent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    Juvenile detained near high school

    A 16-year-old is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after he allegedly battered a law enforcement officer Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Officer Bill Schuck first detained Frank Thompson, Manhattan, at about 1:40 p.m. for smoking inside Sunset Cemetery. Ingalls

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2013

    Area man a suicide victim

    A Waterville man died of apparent self-inflicted injuries last week. City officials identified the victim as James Ruiz, 31, of that city. They said he was pronounced dead at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Additional information was not released.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2013

    Man arrested for arson, threat

    Riley County officers arrested an Ogden man on two warrants late Saturday on the original charges of arson and criminal threat. Officer Matthew Droge said the arson charge against Steven Meredith, 26, stemmed from an incident in February, where Meredith is accused of lighting another man’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2013

    Man reports seven stolen guns

    Riley County detectives are looking into the theft of several guns from a Manhattan apartment Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Eddy Sanchez, 23, reported his guns were gone when he came back to his unlocked apartment at about 4 p.m. Sunday. He told police the theft

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2013

    Man arrested after traffic stop

    A Manhattan man is in the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail after authorities arrested him on drug and other charges following a routine traffic stop Sunday night. Officer Matthew Droge said Richard Jackson, 39, 914 Osage St., was arrested in the 400 block of East Poyntz Street

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