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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 11, 2013

    No info about fire motive available

    Officials are not releasing any information on a possible motive in Wednesday’s deadly fire, but the suspects arrested in connection with it are set to make their first court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Officials also said there is a possibility

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 10, 2013

    2 arrested for murder following deadly fire

    Police have arrested two people on suspicion of murder and aggravated arson in connection with a deadly apartment fire late Wednesday night in Manhattan. Officials announced Friday evening that Patrick Scahill, 20, 1838 Anderson Ave., and Virginia Griese, 19, 221 N. Fifth St., are both confined to the Riley

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 10, 2013

    Jeep parts stolen

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of Jeep parts in Manhattan that reportedly occured in January. Sheriff Greg Riat said that at about 8:45 p.m. on Jan. 28., at least two unknown suspects removed the fiberglass upper doors from a 1999 Jeep Wrangler

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 08, 2013

    Fire ruled arson, death a homicide

    Police arrested two people for murder in connection with a deadly apartment fire that investigators have determined was intentionally set late Wednesday night in Manhattan. Patrick Scahill, 20, 1838 Anderson Ave., and Virginia Griese, 19, 221 N. 5th St., were arrested for felony murder and aggravated arson, officials announced

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 08, 2013

    Dara’s suspect found, held on $100,000 bond

    Police located a 22-year-old Manhattan man Thursday believed to be involved in an earlier armed robbery at Dara’s Fast Lane. Frank Hanson III, 1838 Anderson Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested in Grandview Plaza at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday after he was located with the assistance of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 08, 2013

    Inquiry continues into Wednesday’s fatal fire

    Crime scene.phatch

    Officials are still searching for a cause to the apartment fire that killed one person Wednesday night. Crews remained on the scene Friday at 820 Sunset Avenue, and as of mid-day northbound traffic from Anderson Avenue was still blocked. Fire Chief Jerry Snyder said all agencies,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    Local man charged in theft of $500,000

    A Manhattan man has been charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from his employer over eight years. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment in federal court of Larry D. Lord, an accountant who worked for Manhattan-based Cheney Construction Company. Grissom said Lord, 63, is accused

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    K-State researcher dies of smoke inhalation; no others injured

    Scene 2.phatch

    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,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 07, 2013

    Police searching for suspect in armed robbery at Dara’s

    Robbery.phatch

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 06, 2013

    232 pot plants found in drug bust

    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

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