Thursday, August 27, 2015

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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    RCPD meth bust nets 10

    Riley County Police Department officers on Thursday executed a series of search warrants that led to 10 arrests and the seizure of more than 7 pounds of methamphetamine. Police executed five search warrants in Riley County — four of them in Leonardville and one in Riley — that led

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Do police have a special tool to break vehicle windows?


    Q: Summer is winding down, but the danger of children or pets left in hot vehicles hasn’t gone away. Do police carry anything to help break windows? A: Yes, police will be able to break your car window in an emergency. Riley County Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2015

    Office ignores records request

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department has failed to provide The Mercury with a list of people cited for alcohol and other violations at this year’s Country Stampede, held June 24-28. As it has for many years, The Mercury requested those records at the

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

    Temporary employee arrested in connection with bomb threat

    Police released the name of a man who allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to a Manhattan manufacturing company Tuesday morning. Jarrid Jones, 21, Junction City, was arrested by Riley County Police Department officers at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday for aggravated criminal threat. Police evacuated more than 250

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | August 11, 2015

    Florence employees return to work after bomb threat

    A bomb threat emptied a Manhattan manufacturing facility for about two and a half hours on Tuesday morning before officials determined the call was a hoax. Officer Matt Droge said police had made an arrest in connection with a phone call to Florence Manufacturing, 5935 Corporate

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

    Man sentenced to nearly 13 years in child rape case

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison Monday in connection with the rape and sodomy of a 5-year-old- girl. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Lamont Barry Cox, 25, to 155 months in prison for aggravated rape and 155 months for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 10, 2015

    K-State student shot, killed in Chicago

    A Kansas State University student died in her hometown of Chicago Thursday after she was shot while walking in the south side of the city. Briona White, 22, died after she was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. An investigator with the Cook County, Illinois, Office

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 10, 2015

    Former Manhattan surgeon arrested for sexual assault of 16-year-old

    A Junction City orthopedic surgeon who previously practiced in Manhattan is out on bond after being arrested for aggravated sexual battery. Dr. Allan Holliday Jr. was arrested July 30 by Junction City Police Department officers after a 16-year-old victim filed a report on July 26. JCPD Chief

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 10, 2015

    Fire causes $5,000 in damage to apartment

    An apartment building at the University Crossing complex, 2215 College Ave., suffered about $5,000 damage after a kitchen fire Saturday evening. According to a report from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to the three-story building after a structure fire was reported at 5:26 p.m. Emergency

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 07, 2015

    Retired RCPD K9 Dino dies

    Dino, a recently-retired K9 officer with the Riley County Police Department, has died after experiencing deteriorating health issues because of old age. A German shepherd who spent 11 years serving the community, Dino retired last year to spend time with his handler, Officer Aaron Wright, and

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