Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    RCPD moving forward on plan to send local officer to FBI unit in KC

    The Riley County Police Department is moving forward with a plan to send an officer to a Kansas City-based counter-terrorism task force. But doing so means the department will have one less officer available to police Riley County. The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    Wamego man dies in Cayman Islands

    Mark Bettencourt, 54, an optometrist from Wamego, died in a car crash Sunday in the Cayman Islands. The one-vehicle rollover crash also killed Douglas Carney, Topeka, and left a third passenger, a Cayman Islands man, in critical condition. Police did not recover Bettencourt’s body until 3 1/2

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    Stabbing victim details attack at attempted murder trial

    The trial of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a stabbing last November began Monday in Riley County District Court. Samuel Dartez II, 30 at the time of the incident, is accused of stabbing Stephanie Holden in the head, neck and hands

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 17, 2015

    RCPD investigating shooting

    A 16-year-old boy was shot in the hand Saturday evening after an altercation with another boy, according to Riley County Police. Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 6:07 p.m. Saturday in the 3000 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard. They found a 16-year-old boy

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2015

    Man charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of daughter

    Riley County Police arrested a Riley man on Friday for the charge of second-degree murder after an Oct. 5 car accident that killed his 6-year-old daughter. Police arrested Joshua Michael Mall, 39, of Riley with the charges of murder in the second degree, unlawful possession of hallucinogenic

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    Students, staff tell stories of hurt, anger at KU forum on race

    A campus forum on race and discrimination at the University of Kansas on Wednesday drew more than 1,000 people and lots of emotion from students and staff members. KU announced the forum Monday following demonstrations at the University of Missouri that led to the ouster of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    RCPD to increase presence at some public events

    The Riley County Police Department will increase its presence at some “large community functions,” but officials said the move is not a response to any specific threat. According to a RCPD press release, events that meet “undisclosed criteria” will feature an increased police presence because

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 12, 2015

    Manhattan man kills himself

    A Manhattan man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday in Manhattan. Riley County Police Department officers were dispatched at 5:45 a.m. to 3303 Shady Valley Drive, where they found that Nathan Karnopp, 26, had died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Police said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 11, 2015

    Hearing delayed, 1 pleads in Leonardville meth case

    The preliminary hearing for a Leonardville man arrested in an August drug bust was delayed for a second time Tuesday, and senior deputy County Attorney Barry Disney said he expects the case will be dismissed. Tony Ray Dugan, 35, faces several charges related to possession and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 09, 2015

    JC man pleads to making Florence bomb threat

    A Junction City man accused of calling in a bomb threat to a Manhattan manufacturing facility in August pleaded no contest to the crime Monday morning in Riley County District County. Officials say Jarrid Jones, 21, then a temporary employee at Florence Manufacturing, called a Dollar

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