The duo convicted of setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a K-State research were sentenced to prison in federal court Monday afternoon. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced Patrick Scahill, 21, to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. And sentenced Virgina Griese, 20,
TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with a fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of
Fireworks-related incidents were minor this year and, based on preliminary reports, did not cause any monetary damage, officials said Friday. Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said eight fireworks-related incidents were reported, including one roof that caught on fire from firework debris. But he said the fire
Officials said they are still collecting crime statistics from the 2013 Country Stampede but announced Wednesday afternoon that 25 people were arrested over the course of the event. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 14 females and 11 males were taken into the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in rural St. George and two thefts to vehicles parked at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area in Manhattan. In the first case, Sheriff Greg Riat said, an unknown person burglarized a St.
Nine K-State students from Nepal were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on federal charges of visa fraud. The 15-page indictment alleges the students conspired to maintain their non-immigrant visas by falsely claiming they possessed the required funds to pursue their studies and support themselves
Riley County officers arrested a Riley man Tuesday for multiple counts of battery following reports of a domestic disturbance allegedly involving the man. Officer Matthew Droge said Zachary Evans, 21, was arrested for two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer, two counts of domestic
Nine K-State students from Nepal were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on federal charges of visa fraud. The indictment alleges the students conspired to maintain their non-immigrant visas by making false statements that they possessed the required funds to pursue their studies and support
For the third time in three weeks, District Judge John Bosch set aside a plea agreement Thursday, this time handing a more lenient sentence to a man accused of starting a fire at a construction site in the summer of 2012. The case is out of
Future outings to Aggieville are out of the question for a former K-State visiting assistant professor following his acceptance of a plea deal Thursday. The deal closes the books on a drunken incident in 2007 in which he was accused of having assaulted a female
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