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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2015

    Police still searching for man who robbed Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are looking for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 27, 2015

    No arrests in robbery of Sunflower Bank

    Riley County police are still searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said on Thursday that he knows of no new developments in the case,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | August 26, 2015

    Parents, classmates mourn slain student at ceremony

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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2015

    Police searching for Sunflower Bank robber

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    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed Sunflower Bank Wednesday morning. The robbery reportedly took place at 10:20 a.m. at the bank, 2710 Anderson Ave. RCPD spokesman Matthew Droge said officers are looking for a white man, approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 24, 2015

    Trial set for man accused of assaulting police officer

    An October trial has been set for an Ogden man accused of a June 2 aggravated assault on an law enforcement officer. Timothy Flanagan, 29, has a jury trial set for Oct. 30 after pleading not guilty on Monday at Riley County District Court in front of Judge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2015

    Ex-soldier sentenced to 13 years for raping child

    A former Fort Riley soldier with almost 20 years of service was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for the rape of a girl younger than 14. In Riley County District Court, Judge David Stutzman on Thursday sentenced Timothy Charles Ayers, 42, to 98 months in prison for rape

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2015

    Fireworks blaze causes $80K in damage Thursday

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    Fireworks are the suspected culprit in a structure fire that caused more than $80,000 damage at a Manhattan residence Thursday night. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 1831 Fairchild Ave. at 11 p.m., where responders found a one-story detached garage with heavy smoke and fire showing from

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2015

    Sheriff says office working on list

    After failing to respond to a formal records request from The Mercury last week, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said Tuesday that he didn’t see the request, sent via email, because it had gone to his email’s spam folder. Riat said his office

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 18, 2015

    Police department gets high marks in annual audit

    An annual external review of the Riley County Police Department’s finances was “unqualified clean” and produced “no significant audit findings.” Carol McCullough, an accountant with Reese & Novelly, told Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board members on Monday that the police department was “professional

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 18, 2015

    Couple safe after long night on Kansas River

    A Fort Riley couple new to the area spent a long night on the Kansas River near St. George Sunday after apparently becoming lost while rafting. Esther and Felix Molina were found unharmed at about 7:13 a.m. Monday by officers with the Kansas Department of

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