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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 26, 2014

    Still no suspects in Pawnee arson

    Authorities provided no further information about an arson at Pawnee Mental Health Services on Saturday. At 6:35 a.m. that day, Manhattan Fire Department firefighters found a fire that started inside a wall at Pawnee and extended to some grass nearby. The total estimated loss was $10,000

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 25, 2014

    2 dead following tower collapse

    Tower.phatch

    BLAINE — A pair of communications towers fell Tuesday morning in rural Pottawatomie County, killing two people. Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Chris Trudo confirmed at around noon that one person was dead another person had been transported to Onaga Community Hospital in serious condition following

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 21, 2014

    Firm suffers $56,000 in losses to thieves

    A thief or thieves stole more than two dozen pieces of equipment from Flint Hills Landscape, 9770 Limerick Lane, causing a loss of more than $56,000, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. The company reported the theft to the sheriff’s office on Monday and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 21, 2014

    Duluth man dies in late-night rollover accident

    A 45-year-old Duluth man died after he was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over two miles east of the Duluth Church on Duluth Road. Ronald L. Shelton was identified as the victim in the accident believed to have happened overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At 10:15

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 19, 2014

    McKenith pleads guilty to murder

    Mckenith.phatch

    A Manhattan temporary resident accused of helping kill 68-year-old John Burroughs Jr. in September 2013 pleaded no contest on Wednesday. James McKenith, 33, was found guilty by Judge Meryl Wilson of first-degree murder after his plea in Riley County District Court. McKenith, along with his mother, Christina

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 18, 2014

    KBI issues Silver Alert for missing Onaga man

    ONAGA — Authorities are looking for a 67-year-old Onaga man who ran an errand on Friday morning and never returned home. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for Melvin Potter, Onaga Chief of Police Dan Costlow said. The man reportedly has dementia and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 17, 2014

    Details released in Saturday fire

    The Manhattan Fire Department has released more information about Saturday’s fire at 1204 Bluemont Ave. Crews responded to the fire at around 11:19 a.m. and the last crews left the scene at around 2:55 p.m. Westbound traffic on Bluemont Avenue was closed for a short

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 17, 2014

    Cycle rider injured

    CHAPMAN – A Fort Riley soldier was injured Saturday night when he was thrown from his motorcycle after being rear-ended on Interstate 70. James D. Wilson, Jr., 49, was taken to Salina Regional Hospital with unspecified injuries after the incident, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The KHP

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Education | March 14, 2014

    Why didn’t school fights appear in the newspaper?

    Q. In the past week, my son has witnessed two batteries in which police reports were taken. The first occurred last Wednesday night at Manhattan High School. A student leaving a basketball game was struck by another student. The victim hit his head on the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 14, 2014

    Suspect in Manhattan bank robbery indicted

    TOPEKA — A suspect in the November 2013 robbery of Kansas State Bank has been indicted with federal charges.  The indictment against Ronald David Brown, Jr., 39, alleges that on Nov. 27 last year, he robbed the Manhattan bank at 1101 Bluemont Ave. He is charged with one count

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