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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 02, 2014

    Trial set for woman accused of helping killer

    Christinalove.phatch

    A Manhattan woman accused of aiding and abetting first-degree murder requested a continuation of a hearing Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Christina Love, 50, is set for trial on June 2 in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September of 2013. Love’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 02, 2014

    JC woman charged with DUI in accident

    A woman was arrested Tuesday night on charges of driving under the influence and several other charges after her car crashed on East Chestnut Street in Junction City, sending a teen passenger to the hospital. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Tammy Patterson, 38, of Junction City,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 01, 2014

    No one — including family dog — injured in blaze

    Ems.phatch

    Nobody except the family dog was home Tuesday morning when a fire broke out inside a Pierre Street house. At about 9:45 a.m., the Manhattan Fire Department and Riley County EMS responded to the residence, 1318 Pierre Street, for a report of a structure fire. When

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 01, 2014

    Nitchman pleads no contest

    Nitchman.phatch

    A man charged with vehicular homicide last year entered a plea of no contest in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Daniel Nitchman, 39, was charged in the death of 31-year-old Samantha Coleman of Abilene. Coleman was killed when Nitchman fell asleep at the wheel of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2014

    MHS grad suffers fatal fall

    Mcclendon.phatch

    TEMPE, Ariz. – Last year’s Manhattan High student body president died in a bizarre accident early Sunday morning. Naomi McClendon, 18, fell from the 10th-floor balcony of a student housing apartment building near the campus of Arizona State University. “Our hearts are heavy with sadness,” said

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2014

    County firefighters spend weekend fighting blazes

    Riley County firefighters were busy last weekend — putting out fires from spring burning but also confronting arson — according to emergency management director Pat Collins. Collins said that crews had four fires to battle on Friday, about 12 on Saturday and about 10 on Sunday. He said most

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2014

    JC man killed in crash

    OVERLAND PARK — A 31-year-old Junction City man died early Monday morning after a Sunday night motorcycle accident in Wyandotte County. Justin Williams died at 4:40 a.m. after an accident where he was ejected from his 1999 Harley Davidson around 8:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Cyclist injured in 3-vehicle wreck

    Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon vehicle collision that caused a 24-year-old to be treated for significant injuries. At 3:20 p.m., emergency crews responded to Kimball and Denison avenues, where a Suburban crashed with a motorcycle. The accident occurred when Caleb Deines, 17, 1325 Hudson Ave., was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 31, 2014

    Marysville teen killed in crash

    A 17-year-old Valley Heights High School student died after a single-vehicle collision Sunday morning. Seth McKay of Marysville died around 7 a.m. when his vehicle veered off of Highway 77 and struck a tree. McKay was headed north and hit the tree on the west side

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 30, 2014

    Manhattan girl dies in AZ

    Naomi McClendon, a Manhattan woman going to college in Arizona, died over the weekend in a fall from a balcony. Story from the Arizona Republic:

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