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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 21, 2012

    Emergency accident reporting phase over

    The Riley County Police Department is no longer in an emergency traffic accident response and reporting phase. Officials said the department is responding to and filing reports on accidents as per normal procedures. Police encouraged motorists needing to file an accident report for an event

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 20, 2012

    Layne sentenced for murder

    A district judge sentenced the Manhattan man accused of shooting and killing Steve Freel in December 2011 to 287 months, or roughly 24 years, in prison in Riley County District Court Thursday afternoon. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Michael Layne, 20, in accordance with a plea agreement Layne signed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | December 20, 2012

    County approves fence

    On a 2-1 vote, the Riley County Commission Thursday approved construction of a $7,300 chain link fence to help protect vehicles owned by Riley County Police Department employees from pedestrians. Lieutenant Josh Kyle requested the fence, citing instances of criminal damage to property apparently committed by

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 20, 2012

    Suspect identified in burglary

    Detectives at the Riley County Police Department have identified a suspect in the Grand Slam Sports burglary and theft committed on Monday. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said a man has been identified and is cooperating with detectives, but no arrests have been made. During the burglary, $14,500

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | December 20, 2012

    Student arrested at MHS

    A Manhattan High School student was arrested for aggravated battery and reckless driving Wednesday after he reportedly hit another student with his car in the parking lot of the west campus while allegedly goofing off with friends. Lt. Josh Kyle said Benjamin Bartlett, 18, was driving

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | December 20, 2012

    RCPD declares emergency response and reporting phase

    Effective 7 a.m. Thursday, the Riley County Police Department entered into an emergency traffic accident response and reporting phase due to weather conditions. Until further notice the RCPD will not respond to traffic accidents unless they involve road blockage or injuries.  Additionally the RCPD

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 19, 2012

    Bat bonanza… for a thief

    Riley County Police Department officers are asking for assistance in locating a suspect and car involved in a Monday night burglary and theft at Grand Slam Sports. They said $14,500 worth of goods were stolen. Video stills taken from a nearby business and made public Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2012

    Soto gets life sentence

    A district judge sentenced a Manhattan man to life in prison Monday for providing the handgun used to murder Steve Freel, 31, in December 2011. District Judge Meryl Wilson made the ruling after denying Domingo Soto’s request for a new trial. Soto, 42, was found guilty in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 18, 2012

    Fires an issue in Pottawatomie County

    Pottawatomie County has had seven incendiary fires in 2012, with four of them still under investigation. Bruce Brazzle, fire supervisor, told county commissioners Monday that three arson fires at St. Marys last month, as well as one at St. George earlier in the year, remain under

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 13, 2012

    Man killed in Junction City tractor rollover

    An elderly man died Wednesday after he was reportedly pinned beneath his tractor while working on his private property outside of Junction City. He has been identified as Clayton Moon, 80, of Geary County. Officials said emergency responders were called to 3220 Kansas Highway 57 North at approximately 4:30

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