The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man who died Friday morning following a multiple-vehicle crash on the Kansas Highway 18 bridge spanning the Kansas River. William Bratton Jr., 37, of Junction City died after falling from the K-18 bridge at 5:45 a.m. on
Over a lunch break from his job as an auto mechanic, the urge suddenly struck Danny Sprecker to have sex with an elderly former neighbor. Forty years later, Sprecker is still paying for that urge. And because of a recent ruling by the state parole
Manhattan firefighters responded to a residential fire Thursday evening in the 2300 block of Anderson Avenue that caused about $90,000 in damage. No injuries were reported as the house was vacant at the time. Manhattan Fire Department crews were called at about 7:30 p.m. to 2309 Anderson Avenue,
Funeral arrangements are being made for a 6-month-old boy who died Monday after succumbing to injuries sustained three days earlier, allegedly at the hands of his mother’s live-in boyfriend. While the baby’s family struggles to cope with the loss, members said Wednesday they
A 15-year-old Manhattan boy is in the custody of the Geary County Juvenile Detention Center after Riley County police detained him Tuesday for several drug charges and battery against a law enforcement officer. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said officers arrested the boy in a residence on
An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning and appeared in front of Judge David Stutzman that afternoon to be read his formal charges of
An Ogden man is in police custody on a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning on charges of first degree murder and child abuse after police were called to
Tenants of Manhattan’s Lee Crest Apartments, the site of a February arson, have reported several burglaries that occurred during the time they were displaced from their apartments. Four cases were reported Friday, Sgt. Brad Ingalls said, while two other cases were reported previously. Tenants,
Riley County officers arrested a 28-year-old woman Saturday evening for battery against a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Kandy Schertz, 7023 Deer Run Drive, was arrested after officers were called to Rusty’s Last Chance, 1213 Moro St., at about 9 p.m. Saturday. Sgt.
Police are investigating a report of a man masturbating in his vehicle outside of Hobby Lobby shortly after noon Thursday. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said officers were called to the parking lot of the store at about 12:20 p.m. after a citizen reported seeing a white
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