News Briefs


K-State students bring voter registration to campus

Student Governing Association, the Staley School of Leadership Studies and the Department of Communication Studies will host voter registration booths, which will be stationed at multiple locations around campus on Tuesday in honor of National Voter Registration Day, according to the Little Apple Post.

This K-State event is part of a citywide effort to up Manhattan’s voter registration numbers and is headed by Manhattan-Riley County League of Women Voters.

K-State police make arrest for hit-and-run incident

The K-State Police Department arrested the driver in a hit-and-run case, which took place on Sept. 11 at the crosswalk on Claflin Road between Throckmorton Hall and Chalmers Hall, according to a K-State today news release.

The driver was identified as Samuel Harris, sophomore in mechanical engineering.

Harris was charged with battery, leaving the scene of an injury accident, driving while suspended, failure to render aid and failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

His bond is reported to be set at $2,000.

Man shoves, stabs teen, gets arrested

It was reported that a 42-year-old Wichita male shoved a 17-year-old male off his skateboard and proceeded to stab him in the chest on Saturday, according Wichita police spokesman Sgt. Bob Gulliver in a Little Apple Post article.

Authorities said the suspect was homeless and followed the victim before attacking.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and robbery, and the victim was reported to have been left with minor injuries and transported to the hospital.

Manhattan woman arrested for possessing explosive

Heather Spiller, 35, of Manhattan, was arrested Saturday for the offense of criminal use of an explosive. Spiller was found by police in August with a military explosive fuse assembly in her possession, according to a Riley County Police Department report.

Spiller was confined at the Riley County Jail and her bond was set at $5,000.

Law Board approves of vehicle purchases for Riley County Police Department

Jeff Hooper, captain of the Riley County Police Department, proposed the purchase of new vehicles for RCPD at a meeting this week.

The decision to purchase new vehicles for RCPD was based on various factors involving the condition of the police department’s current fleet of vehicles, including mileage on vehicles, age of vehicles and maintenance history of vehicles, according to the Little Apple Post.

Brad Schoen, director of RCPD, when asked whether the department could afford to reduce its current vehicle fleet, explained to board members that reducing the fleet would add milage to vehicles in use, which could result in more vehicle purchases annually.

Manhattan’s Law Board approved six of 10 vehicle purchase requests.

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