Friday, July 31, 2015



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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in Topeka believed to be that of missing Manhattan man

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillon’s parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 31, 2015

    Nichols facing attempted murder in man’s 2013 death

    A Kansas City man’s first-degree murder trial took an unexpected turn Friday morning, when prosecutors abandoned the murder charge and replaced it with a lesser charge of attempted first-degree murder. Anthony Nichols was originally accused of shooting and killing 68-year-old John Burroughs, Manhattan, in 2013.

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

    Key witness testifies at trial

    The trial of a Kansas City man accused of first-degree murder related to the 2013 death of a Manhattan man continued Thursday morning with testimony from a key witness. Christina “Tina” Love told jurors that 68-year-old John Burroughs was still alive and “gasping for air” more

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

    AG seeking review of Aguirre decision

    TOPEKA — Kansas’ attorney general will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state supreme court decision reversing an Ogden man’s murder conviction. Luis Aguirre was convicted in 2012 in the murders of his ex-girlfriend Tanya Maldonado, 18,  and their young son Juan Maldonado, 13

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

    Police: Up to week needed to ID body

    Topeka police said it will take up to a week to positively identify a body found Monday in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka that family members believe to be Bob Griffith, a missing Manhattan man. Lt. Colleen Stuart, of the Topeka Police department, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in car

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of a missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Aggieville shooter sentenced to 7 years

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday for an April shooting near Aggieville. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Dontay Tabron, 21, to 89 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder. Tabron had pleaded no contest to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 28, 2015

    Sheriff seeking funding for narcotics detective

    The Pott County Sheriff’s Department budget request for 2016 includes funds for a narcotics detective and a company to manage medical costs for the jail. Sheriff Greg Riat told commissioners Monday he isn’t seeking wage increases for his department, other than the normal 1.6-percent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2015

    Crash injures one person

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Silvana Okanovic, 29, St. Louis, Missouri, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after the crash. The report indicates Okanovic was driving a 2014 Volvo northbound on Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business |Government, Politics | July 26, 2015

    A look at RCPD’s growing budget

    After years of steady increases, the Riley County Police Department’s budget is set to grow less than 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, but that doesn’t mean debate over the department’s spending is coming to a close. Since 2004, total RCPD funding has swelled from $9.8 million

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