Thursday, June 30, 2016

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  • 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,

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

    Police investigating tire-slashing incident

    The Riley County Police Department is investigating a tire-slashing incident that took place last week in the parking lot behind the county’s Plaza East building, Lt. Luke Breault told county commissioners Monday. The parking lot, at the corner of Humboldt and North Fourth streets,

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

    Manhattan teen injured in fatal crash

    A Manhattan teen was injured in an accident that killed four in southeast Kansas Saturday. Elaine Snowden, 17, of Manhattan was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita following a crash at about 3 p.m. 3 miles south of Severy in Greenwood County, according to a report

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2016

    Arsonist blamed for Moro Street fire

    An arsonist set the Thursday morning fire that burned an unoccupied Manhattan apartment building, according to a preliminary cause report released Friday. A certified fire investigator with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms led the cause and origin investigation into the blaze that destroyed

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

    Blaze destroys apartment building under construction


    The cause of a Thursday fire at an unoccupied three-story apartment building in Manhattan is under investigation. The Manhattan Fire Department responded to 801 Moro St. at 4:53 a.m. and discovered flames showing on multiple floors of the 8,000-square-foot building, according to a statement from the

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

    Man found dead of self-inflicted wound

    A 30-year-old Manhattan man was found dead Saturday of a self-inflicted wound. Riley County Police found Brian Shilling dead in the 500 block of McDowell Creek Road about 11 p.m. Saturday, Lt. Greg Steere said Tuesday. Steere said he did not know if Shilling or his

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

    Death penalty off table in retrial

    Riley County prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty for an Ogden man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and their 1-year-old child. Prosecutors announced their decision at a Thursday status hearing for Luis Aguirre, who was convicted in 2012 for the 2009 deaths of Tanya Maldonado, 18, and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | May 24, 2016

    Bikers hospitalized after interstate wreck

    Three motorcyclists were hospitalized after a multi-motorcycle wreck on I-70, north of Alma, on Monday. According to a report by the Kansas Highway Patrol, the motorcycles were traveling together when the lead bike, driven by Jimmy Sherman, 64, of Gallup, New Mexico, swerved while braking hard

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