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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 23, 2013

    Injury accident on Manhattan Avenue

    One person was hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident Saturday at the intersection of South Manhattan Avenue and Yuma Street. Officer Matthew Droge said the accident occurred after Howard Turner Jr., 37, Manhattan, driving a 2002 Buick Sentry, failed to stop at a stop sign on Yuma Street

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    New crime tool seen as helping

    A new method of crime prediction contributed to reduced crime during 2012, an RCPD officer told Riley County commissioners Monday. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said a laser-point initiative was being used to increase police patrolling in areas where crimes occur during certain times of the day and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Hearing date set in University Gardens shooting

    The preliminary hearing for a man accused of shooting several people and killing one at the University Gardens apartment complex earlier this month was set for May in Riley County District Court Monday morning. Matthew Wilson, 43, appeared via video communication in front of Judge John

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Rape report investigated

    Riley County detectives are investigating the reported rape of an 18-year-old woman in Manhattan early Saturday morning. Officer Matthew Droge said the incident reportedly occurred at a residence in the northwest part o Manhattan, between 3 and 3:30 a.m. on Saturday. Droge said the woman reported

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Search on in theft of auto

    Police are on the lookout for a burglar who stole, among other items, a car from a Bluemont Avenue residence in the early morning hours on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said the unknown suspect stole a 2009 Dodge Challenger from 1031 Bluemont Avenue, after stealing the keys

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2013

    Boy detained on arson charge

    An 11-year-old boy was detained on Friday for aggravated arson and criminal threat following an argument with a family member. Officer Matthew Droge said Riley County officers were called to the northeast part of Manhattan at about 7 a.m. on Friday after the boy reportedly

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

    House fire causes $155,000 in damage

    Manhattan fire crews responded to an early morning blaze in the 900 block of Mission Avenue on Friday that reportedly caused about $155,000 in damage to the wood-framed residence. Firefighters were dispatched to 919 Mission Ave. at 2:20 a.m. Friday, and upon arrival they found that a one-story

  • 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

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