After an extensive and comprehensive selection process, the City of Junction City announced Saturday the selection of Kevin Royse as new fire/EMS chief. Royse was selected from a field of 24 candidates. He brings with him more than 26 years of firefighting and emergency medical
The reward has increased for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the fire that destroyed the Tradewinds banquet facility. Tradewinds co-owner Doug Long contacted the Wamego Police Department and said that he wanted to add $2,500 to encourage people to
A fourth Junction City teen was taken into custody following further investigation into extensive damage at a school in Junction City. Investigators with the Junction City Police Department said the the15-year-old was taken into custody following a search of the juvenile’s house where
An arson fire Sunday morning did more than $150,000 damage to the Tradewinds banquet facility at 515 Plum St., in Wamego. Firefighters from Wamego, St. George, Louisville and Westmoreland responded. In addition personnel from the Wamego Police and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Departments and Pottawattamie County Emergency
Officials at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of several electronic items from Wal-Mart and said they have identified two male suspects. Sheriff Greg Riat said the theft occurred on May 21 at about 9:20 p.m., after two white males, who appear
Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances. Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub
Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both
Riley County police are investigating a vehicle burglary reported in the 1800 block of Concord Lane on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said Meghan Starr, 27, reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle between 6 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25. The U.S.
A Manhattan man reported that his vehicle was burglarized in the 700 block of Whitetail Pass on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Wyatt Smith, 19, reported that the incident occurred between 11:50 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Smith reported that an unknown suspect stole
The trial of an assistant K-State professor accused of rape ended in mistrial Friday when jurors declared they could not unanimously agree on a verdict. A new trial date for William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, is scheduled to be set during a status hearing on June 3. Jurors
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