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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 |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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 24, 2015

    DCF sues Army to keep contract

    In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week, the Kansas Department for Children and Families alleges the U.S. Army is taking steps to prevent the state from continuing to provide cafeteria services at Fort Riley. The agency claims the Army is trying to add

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

    Court sends child support case back to Riley County

    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed decisions by the Court of Appeals and Riley County District Court on a case regarding child support from former K-State all-conference lineman Kendyl Jacox. Justices ordered the district court to reconsider whether Jacox, 40, owes interest on previously unpaid

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2015

    Ex-CFO reported missing last seen Monday afternoon

    Bob Griffith, a 54-year-old from Manhattan, disappeared on Monday. His wife said she’s reported his disappearance to police. She set up a Facebook page and started a campaign to try to help find him. Police did not return calls for comment. There were some

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2015

    Two die in Clay County wreck

    Two people died and two others were injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday morning in Clay County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Kattie Hartley, 30, died at the scene, while the driver, Eldon Hartley, 61, died at Salina Regional Health Care Center. Both lived in

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

    Stampede incidents down significantly

    Criminal infractions at the annual Country Stampede at Tuttle Creek State Park have dropped significantly in the past two years. Two hundred infractions were reported to the Pottawatomie County attorney’s office following this year’s Stampede, County Attorney Sherry Schuck told county commissioners Monday. “

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2015

    Westmoreland man arrested in shooting

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday arrested a Westmoreland man in connection with a shooting that injured two people early that morning. Travis Conder, 28, 110 S. Fourth St., in Westmoreland, was arrested for attempted second degree murder and aggravated battery. Pottawatomie County attorney Sherri

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

    Former Huelskamp staffer gets 1 year in prison in sex case

    DODGE CITY — A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. 1st District, has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child sex case. Matthew Pennell was sentenced Friday in Ford County after admitting to two of the 17 child sexual exploitation counts

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