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  • 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

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

    JCPD to conduct seatbelt checks

    Junction City police officers will conduct nighttime seatbelt enforcement in downtown Junction City on Friday night and Saturday morning. Officials said there will be five additional officers on the street to observe drivers who are not buckled up and to take enforcement action.  They

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 12, 2012

    Domestic disturbance reported

    Riley County officers arrested an Ogden man Tuesday following reports of a domestic disturbance at his former girlfriend’s southwest Manhattan residence. The 42-year-old woman reported that the man battered her, but Lt. Josh Kyle said that Cecil Beerbower, 50, has only been arrested for violation

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 10, 2012

    J.C. cops, city at odds over pay

    The Junction City Police Officers Association released a statement Monday expressing members’ displeasure with a wage offer made by the city of Junction City Thursday. The statement characterized it as a “lump of coal.” Officials said the city has proposed to freeze the pay steps

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 09, 2012

    Man gets 5 years for murder attempt

    A Manhattan man convicted of one count of attempted second-degree murder was sentenced Friday in Riley County District Court to 59 months, or approximately five years, with the Kansas Department of Corrections. Tyrell Brown, 27, originally was arrested in January after he shot a man following a

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