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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 19, 2016

    Preliminary hearing set for local developer

    A preliminary hearing was set for a Manhattan developer facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations with a Riley County High School student. Zac Burton, 38, will appear in Riley County District Court on Sept. 9 where a judge will determine if there’s enough evidence against

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | July 19, 2016

    Officers discuss non-lethal training

    The Riley County Police Department responded to 57,000 calls for service in 2015, with 75 cases resulting in use of force, Lt. Greg Steere told the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday. “It’s something we track very seriously, but it’s a relatively rare occurrence

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | July 14, 2016

    Fort Riley soldier killed in motorcycle crash

    A Fort Riley soldier died in a motorcycle accident in Oklahoma last week. Fort Riley officials said Pvt. Kaleb Ryan Davis was found dead on July 8 following an apparent motorcycle accident near Vinita, Oklahoma. Officials said Davis, a combat engineer with the 41st Engineer Company,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2016

    K-State IDs student in Tuesday suicide

    K-State police identified the student who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday as Justin Brickey, of Kansas City, Kansas. Brickey, 32, a senior in engineering, was a resident of K-State’s Jardine Apartment Complex. Apartment workers called the police and said they feared for Brickey’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | July 06, 2016

    2 Ogden residents injured in I-70 crash near Salina

    Two Ogden residents were taken to the hospital after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 70 near Salina Tuesday, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report. Irene Booth, 51, was driving west at 7:45 a.m. in her 2015 Mazda when she swerved to avoid a deer, over-corrected, went into

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

    Fireworks blamed for $125,000 blaze on Dix Drive

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    Fireworks were the cause of a house fire that caused $125,000 in damages at a Manhattan home, according to a preliminary report. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 3:28 a.m. Tuesday at 100 Dix Drive. Officials said the one-story home had heavy flames

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | July 05, 2016

    Police investigating suicide at Jardine Apartments

    K-State police are investigating the Tuesday suicide of a K-State student at the Jardine Apartment Complex on campus. The investigation is ongoing, according to a report from the university, and officials are not releasing the student’s name until they can notify the family. Police

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 29, 2016

    Man accused of murdering his daughter appears in court

    A Manhattan man accused of murdering his 3-month-old daughter is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in August. Andrew L. Gibson, 25, is scheduled to appear in Riley County District Court 2 p.m. Aug. 9 for a preliminary hearing. Gibson faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 27, 2016

    EMS saw more patients per day at 2016 Stampede

    Injuries and ambulance transports were more common at Country Stampede this year than in recent years, especially considering the festival’s shortened timeframe. The event took place over three days instead of the usual four, with more acts on Thursday and none on Sunday. “EMS

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 23, 2016

    Burton makes first court appearance

    A Manhattan developer and former USD 378 employee facing four counts of unlawful sexual relations made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday. Zac Burton, 38, faces four charges of unlawful sexual relations with a female Riley County High School student because he was an

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