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

    Woman back home after being trampled by steer

    A woman injured in an accident with a steer on Tuesday is back home and on the mend, her husband said Thursday. Barbara “Dale” Zimmerman, 46, was hurt Tuesday morning when she and her husband, Terry Zimmerman, were loading steers to go to market at their

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 22, 2016

    Woman in stable condition after being trampled

    A woman in northern Riley County was transported by helicopter to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka after cows trampled her Tuesday morning. A couple was working cattle in the area and the cattle knocked down the woman around 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, said Larry Couchman, director of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 22, 2016

    Burton makes first appearance in court

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 17, 2016

    Olsburg man arrested in connection with rape

    An Olsburg man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of rape, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department. Zachary Rooting, 20,  who is free on $50,000 bond, also faces a charge of aggravated sexual battery. Both charges stem from an incident that occurred in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 16, 2016

    RCPD to seek equipment grant for security officers

    The Riley County Police Department will apply for a grant to purchase some of the equipment courthouse security officers will need to carry once renovations to the Riley County Courthouse, currently under construction, are complete. Construction is expected to be complete before the end of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 15, 2016

    Judge orders arrest affidavit sealed in Burton case

    A Riley County District Court judge on Wednesday sealed the affidavit that led to the arrest of a Manhattan businessman in connection with unlawful sexual relations. Judge Meryl Wilson denied The Mercury’s request for the arrest affidavit for Manhattan real estate developer Zac Burton

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

    Soldier wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say a 25-year-old Fort Riley soldier was shot during a disturbance at an apartment. Officers called to an apartment in the 200 block of east 14th Street early Thursday found evidence a shooting had occurred. The victim then called officers to report he

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 08, 2016

    Former RCHS coach, developer charged for sex with student

    A former Riley County High School assistant basketball coach and substitute teacher, who is also a prominent real estate developer, was arrested Tuesday after a two-week investigation of unlawful sexual relations with a student. Zac Burton, 38, turned himself in at about 5 p.m. according to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 07, 2016

    Ryan pleads guilty to federal gun charges

    A Manhattan man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to smuggling guns to Europe and Australia. Michael Ryan, 35, changed his plea at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Daniel D. Crabtree in Wichita. Prosecutors said Ryan used aliases such as “Brad Jones” and “Gun-Runner”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 07, 2016

    2 men arrested on prescription drug charges

    Detectives with the Riley County Police Department Special Investigations Unit made two arrests related to the distribution of illegal prescription drugs at 7:40 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Laramie Street. Police seized approximately 1,000 Xanax pills, marijuana and other items of drug paraphernalia. Jared Thompson, 23,

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