A Kansas State University researcher died in a late-night apartment fire in Manhattan on Wednesday and investigators are still searching for a cause. Emergency responders were first called to 820 Sunset Ave. a little before midnight for reports of smoke. There, they found Vasanta Lakshmi Pallem, 34,
Riley County police are on the lookout for a man believed to be involved in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning at a Dara’s Fast Lane location in Manhattan. Officers also arrested another man in relation to the crime. Officials identified the suspect as
Three people are in custody following a drug bust Tuesday night during which approximately 10.5 pounds of marijuana and 232 marijuana plants were seized. Adam Hudson, 29, 502 Fremont St., Gregory Chambers, 43, 502 Fremont St., and Cynthia Jones, 39, Topeka, were arrested after Riley County detectives, with the assistance of the
An elderly Manhattan man has lost approximately $110,000 after falling victim to a home-mortgage scam over the past two months. Officer Matt Droge, with the Riley County Police Department, said the 80-year-old man was sent forms that appeared to be bank statements noting that his mortgage
On Thursday, the Riley County Police Department in conjunction with Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (commonly called ATF) conducted three drug-related search warrants in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. The search warrants resulted in the arrests of
Terry Joseph Howard Hersh, 24, reported an unknown caller called him asking for financial information. Officer Matt Droge, said Hersh said the caller said a recent credit card transaction did not go through and needed the information again to process the charge. Hersh gave the caller
Riley County officers arrested a Lawrence man early Tuesday morning for reportedly attacking a front desk clerk at America’s Best Value Inn and breaking a front window in the process. Officer Matt Droge said police were called to the motel, 1501 Tuttle Creek Blvd., at
There were several vehicle burglaries reported Friday morning in the northeast part of Manhattan that reportedly occurred overnight between Thursday and Friday. Five vehicle burglaries were reported in the 2900 block of Northwing Drive. Officer Matt Droge said the incidents resulted in a total loss of $726.
Three people were transported to the hospital for possible injuries after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 24. At 5:55 p.m. Saturday, a semi-tractor rear-ended a second vehicle that had slowed down and stopped to avoid a third vehicle illegally stopped on the highway, the Kansas Highway
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating thefts from the Onaga area. Sometime between Jan. 10 and Jan. 17, a 22-foot long tilt flat bed trailer was taken from 110 E Third St. in Onaga. The trailer is black with white wheels, a spare tire mounted
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