Tuesday, February 9, 2016



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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 08, 2016

    2 injured in Highway 24 accident Sunday

    Two Manhattan residents were taken to different hospitals after a head-on accident in the 6300 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Robert Haas, 49, Manhattan, was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota west on Tuttle Creek Boulevard when he

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | February 08, 2016

    2 Kansas universities give campus sex-offender lists online

    WICHITA — While two universities in Kansas provide online lists of registered sex offenders enrolled or employed on campus, most require that the basic information be provided directly by campus police. Of the state’s six state universities, only Kansas State and the University of Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2016

    Man found guilty of lesser charge in ‘Ville shooting

    A Manhattan man was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter Thursday in Riley County District Court for an early-morning shooting May 3 in Aggieville. Mark Self Jr., 31, had faced a charge of attempted first-degree murder after he shot 26-year-old Kevin Green in the arm following a fight

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2016

    Ex-Fort Riley soldier gets life sentence in child sex case

    A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of 10 counts related to sex with an 8-year-old child will spend at least 50 years in prison. James Henning, 41, Junction City, was found guilty in October of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, three counts of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Jurors deliberating fate of accused ‘Ville shooter

    Jurors began deliberation Thursday morning in the case of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder after a shooting in Aggieville last May. Mark Self Jr., 31, is accused of firing several shots at Kevin Green, 26, Manhattan. One of the bullets struck Green in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Man changes plea to guilty in Fort Riley bomb plot

    TOPEKA — He thought he was going to use a 1,000-pound bomb to kill soldiers on Fort Riley. Instead he’s facing 30 years in federal prison. John T. Booker Jr., the 21-year-old Topeka man arrested in April 2015 after plotting the suicide bombing with two people who

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Manhattan woman gets 2-plus years for embezzlement

    A former Manhattan bank branch manager was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to more than 2 years in federal prison for embezzlement. Melissa Vinsonhaler, 34, Manhattan, previously admitted she embezzled $277,000 from Kansas State Bank, 8803, Old U.S. Highway 24. According to court documents, a controller for

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Man says he didn’t intend to kill in ‘Ville shooting

    A Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting in Aggieville last May testified on his own behalf in a Riley County District Court trial Wednesday, stating he had no intention of killing anyone despite firing a full round of shots. Mark

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Hearing delayed for man accused in bomb plot

    TOPEKA — The change of plea hearing for a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley was delayed Wednesday morning, although the case was set to resume in the afternoon. John T. Booker Jr., 21, was indicted in April by a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Topeka woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking 17-year-old

    A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl in Manhattan and Junction City. Tiara Jade Newman, 22, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that on

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