Sunday, October 4, 2015

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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | October 03, 2015

    Two people injured in vehicle crash on US-24

    Two people were injured in a vehicle accident Thursday on Highway 24, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Raymond Brase of Wamego was driving a red Chevy Cobalt west on US-24. As he made a left turn onto Salzer Road, crossing the eastbound lane

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2015

    RCPD IDs suicide victim

    Staff reports Police on Thursday identified a man who died last week of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound in rural Riley County. Police found Josh Britt, 34, of St. George, dead in his vehicle shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 on the 10000 block of Fancy Creek

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | October 01, 2015

    KSU police investigating possible sexual battery case

    A naked man reportedly touched female students at a K-State residence hall this week. K-State police are investigating reports of a “nude male randomly touching female students in a sexual manner” on campus, according to a press release from the university’s department of communications

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | October 01, 2015

    Officials working to ID body found on post

    More than a week after finding a body on Fort Riley, investigators are still working to identify the remains. Chris Grey, chief of public affairs for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command (CID), wrote in an email that CID agents are “working with the Armed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 30, 2015

    Ex-KSU student gets nearly 8 years in steroid case

    A former K-State student was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly eight years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids, and the man’s recalcitrance drew harsh words from Riley County District Judge John Bosch. Grant Hamel, 23, was one of four people arrested in February after a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 29, 2015

    Trial on hold as prosecutors appeal ruling on blood test

    A Manhattan man’s trial is on hold while prosecutors appeal a judge’s decision to suppress the results of a blood test that indicated the presence of marijuana, methamphetamine, amphetamine and other drugs. Ryan Routson, 33, is accused of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 29, 2015

    Rossville man reaches plea deal in bicyclist’s death

    A Rossville man has pleaded no contest to one count of vehicular homicide, thus avoiding a jury trial that was scheduled to take place last week. Derik Kesler, 33, struck and killed bicyclist Mark Jilka, 49, Manhattan, with a 2007 Dodge pickup in June 2014. The crash happened on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | September 29, 2015

    Police identify suspects in campus graffiti case

    Three K-State students suspected of vandalizing campus property turned themselves in Monday night. Cassie M. Enright, 21; Joanna Pineda, 20; and Jon D. Groskurth, 20, turned themselves in at the Kansas State University Police Department at 8 p.m., according to a press release from the university. They were

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 29, 2015

    Officials evacuate area of Pottawatomie Avenue for gas leak

    Manhattan Fire Department officials evacuated residents within a quarter-mile radius of 916 Pottawatomie Ave. on Tuesday afternoon because of a gas line break. Officials responded to a report of a natural gas line rupture just before 3 p.m. They asked residents to leave the area or

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

    Stutzman taking time to consider self-defense claim

    After about six hours of testimony during a preliminary hearing on Friday, Judge David Stutzman said he needs more time to decide whether a man charged with voluntary manslaughter should proceed to trial in connection with a March 10 road-rage incident near Ogden. Tierre Wall, 27, admitted

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