Thursday, February 11, 2016

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

    Fire at Ogden gun store damages storage room

    A fire broke out at a gun shop in Ogden Tuesday, destroying some of the store’s records. Firefighters from the Ogden station of the Riley Country Fire Department responded to Ogden’s Best Gun Range, 215 Riley Ave., at 6:14 p.m., according to Pat Collins,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Witnesses identify defendant as gunman in Aggieville incident

    The trial of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting in Aggieville last May began Monday in Riley County District Court. Mark Self Jr., 31, is accused of firing several shots at Kevin Green, 26, Manhattan. One of the bullets allegedly struck

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Teen gets nearly 5 years in robbery case

    A Manhattan juvenile was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus in September. Janir Vega, 17 at the time of his arrest, originally was charged as

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Manhattan man pleads no contest in child rape case

    A Manhattan man pleaded no contest Monday in Riley County District Court to raping a child. In a plea deal, Gregory E. Hoyt, 27, pleaded no contest to two counts of rape. Prosecutors in exchange dropped three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Hoyt had originally pleaded

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    RCPD: Burglaries down in January

    Last year’s increase in burglaries didn’t extend into the first month of 2016, RCPD Captain Josh Kyle told Riley County commissioners Monday. “At the end of 2015, we did not have a lot of good news to report as far as crime trends,” Kyle said. “

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 31, 2016

    Boy sentenced to probation for unlawful sex

    A Manhattan boy convicted of two sex crimes was sentenced to two years of probation Friday in Riley County District Court. A jury last month acquitted Martin Vogts, 15 at the time of the incident, on charges of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy but convicted him

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 31, 2016

    Grandview Plaza police drop charges against 25 soldiers

    Police have dropped all charges against the 25 soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, who were arrested earlier this month at a house party, according to the Army Times. The soldiers, who had faced drug- and alcohol-related charges, still could be disciplined by their commanders. “From our

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

    Dartez sentenced to 23 years in stabbing

    A Manhattan man was sentenced Friday to nearly 23 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in November 2014. Samuel Dartez, 31, was convicted by a jury in November for the crime, which took place near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette

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

    Colorado man charged in Riley County child rapes

    A Colorado man will appear in Riley County court next week in connection with multiple charges of raping a minor. The Riley County Police Department Thursday requested the transfer of William Nathan Nesbitt, 36, from Canon City to Riley County. Nesbitt had a warrant listing multiple

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

    Police make arrest after seizing pot, cash

    Police seized nearly 3 pounds of pot and more than $9,000 in cash during a search Thursday. Brett Vaughn, 23, 311 N. Ninth St., was arrested in connection with multiple drug-related offenses after Riley County police officers searched his home at 10:40 p.m. Police also found amphetamine pills, Xanax,

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