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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 11, 2016

    Woman says live-in boyfriend raped her after argument

    A Manhattan man was bound over for arraignment after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, for rape and other charges connected to a domestic incident that took place in October. Sangla Maurice Stevens, 26, is charged with rape, aggravated battery, criminal threat and two misdemeanors in connection

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 09, 2016

    Man charged with murder of infant

    Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man in connection with an infant death that occurred Thursday evening. RCPD officers arrested Andrew L. Gibson, 25, at 517 Stone Drive, for first-degree murder and child abuse. Gibson is confined on a $500,000 bond. According to previous RCPD reports, police responded

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 09, 2016

    Police arrest suspect in Taco Bell robbery

    Riley County Police arrested a Manhattan man in connection with an armed robbery of a Taco Bell Sunday evening. RCPD responded to a report of an armed robbery at Taco Bell, 1155 Westport Drive, at 11:08 p.m. Sunday. After an investigation, RCPD arrested Qavonjez Mason, 23, 1428 Beechwood

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

    Man connected to Fort Riley bomb plot set to change plea

    The second man charged in a conspiracy to detonate a bomb on Fort Riley appears set to plead guilty. An attorney representing Alexander Blair, a 29-year-old Topeka resident, filed a request Thursday for a change-of-plea hearing, where Blair will plead guilty to one count of

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

    Judge weighing evidence for trial in fatal crash case

    A judge will soon decide what evidence can be presented to jurors in the case of a Riley man accused of second-degree murder. According to the Riley County Police Department, Joshua Mall, 39, was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.13 before an October wreck that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 01, 2016

    When two drunk strangers meet in an Aggieville bar the issue of consent becomes a legal question.

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    Drunk sex is not rape. So went the claim, more or less, of the defense attorney during closing arguments in a recent rape trial in Riley County District Court. His client was a 21-year-old K-State student who met a stranger at a bar in Aggieville

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 28, 2016

    Soldier gets 18 months in sexual assault case

    An Army helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Riley was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, for sexually assaulting a woman last year at a Nevada casino. At a hearing on Fort Riley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric LeRoy, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of abusive sexual

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 20, 2016

    Police arrest man involved in Sunday’s 12-hour standoff

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday, in connection with a lengthy standoff Sunday in rural Riley County. Timothy Anderson, 64, was arrested for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer after originally being placed into protective custody. A report from the Riley County Police Department indicates

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

    RCPD budget proposal includes adding more guards, officers and dispatchers

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    The Riley County Police Department wants to add about $1 million to its 2017 budget, and the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday seemed poised to grant most of the requested increase. The department, which receives 80 percent of its funding from Manhattan and 20 percent from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 18, 2016

    Man, 64, detained after standoff

    A 12-hour police standoff in rural Riley County on Sunday ended when officers detained an armed man who had fired several rounds from inside a farmhouse. According to a release from the Riley County Police Department, the 64-year-old man was detained and placed into protective

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