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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 16, 2014

    1 dead in accident

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    A person died Thursday morning after an accident at a job site in Manhattan. Riley County police, emergency services and the Manhattan Fire Department responded to a call at 10:18 a.m. Thursday that a person had been injured in or around the 1900 block of Collins

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

    Schuster to change plea in federal court

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan doctor accused of illegally distributing prescription painkillers scheduled a change of plea hearing this week. Dr. Michael P. Schuster, 53, will appear in federal court on Thursday, said Jim Cross, spokesman for U.S. prosecuting attorney Barry Grissom. Prosecutors allege Schuster left pre-signed

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

    Frankfort woman sentenced in fraud

    TOPEKA — A former Marshall County insurance agent convicted of stealing customers’ premiums was sentenced in federal court Monday. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Monica Smart, 49, of Frankfort, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $160,000 in restitution. Smart pleaded guilty to

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

    Shooting suspect requests continuance

    WESTMORELAND — A Wamego man suspected of shooting at police outside of Manhattan’s Quality Inn and Suites in December requested an extended status hearing today. Dustin Monroe, 33, will appear in Pottawatomie County court Feb. 25 in a continued status hearing from the one that was originally

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

    Parole denied for man convicted in 1974 murder

    TOPEKA — A 66-year-old man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping almost 40 years ago was denied parole this week. According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Frank Pencek was not eligible because his next possible release date is not until January of 2017. He

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

    Man sentenced in trafficking case

    JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City man was sentenced Monday in a human trafficking and rape case. Paul Goodman III, 43, was sentenced in Geary County court to 57 months in prison on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Goodman will serve the three sentences concurrently.

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

    Wamego man held in theft

    Tracy Shane Roberts, 44, Wamego, was arrested Monday evening on felony theft charges. Captain Tim Hegarty of the RCPD said Roberts is accused of writing business checks from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, 2601 Anderson Ave., for personal use. Loss to the builders group was $25,000. Police

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 10, 2014

    Details emerge about connection between September murders

    Three people, two killings, one night. More details were revealed Friday in a hearing in Riley County District Court about two September homicides – one in Manhattan and one in Junction City – that allegedly involved the same gunman. Anthony Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., is accused

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 10, 2014

    What happened to the vet student who killed 2 people?

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    Q: Whatever happened to the case of the veterinary student who hit two people and killed them on K-18?

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 10, 2014

    Fire damages new Ogden Pizza Hut

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    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said no one was injured in the small fire that started in the attic of the newly constructed

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