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
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
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
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.
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’
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
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
Talks leading to a 2014 budget for the Riley County Police Department began Thursday night during a special meeting of the Riley County Law Board. Department officials presented two budget proposals whose final figures represent a slight decrease from the budget approved in 2013 when carryover totals
Police arrested a Manhattan man Thursday afternoon on several warrants and drug charges after officers recognized him driving, stopped him and searched his vehicle. Joshua Davies, 25, 6226 Cardinal Lane, Apt. 43, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three
Staff reports The Riley County Police Department will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week April 14-20 to recognize, officials said, the dispatchers who work behind the scenes to answer calls for help every day. During the week, interesting facts about dispatch and the dispatchers will
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