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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2012

    Man pleads not guilty in K-18 crash case

    Theurer

    A Wellington man pleaded not guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless aggravated battery Monday in connection with a fatal accident on K-18 this spring. During a formal arraignment in Riley County District Court, Miles Theurer, 24, also waived his right

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2012

    RCPD links vehicle window damage

    Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into several incidents of vehicle windows being shot out by a BB or pellet gun over the weekend. Seven such incidents were reported over the weekend, making a total of 34 reports of windows shot out recently. The seven reports

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2012

    Child rapist denied request for retrial

    A Manhattan man convicted of committing 21 sex offenses against two minor girls was denied a request for a new trial in Riley County District Court in a closed hearing Monday. John Goodpasture Jr., 43, originally was convicted in August of rape, aggravated indecent liberties and criminal

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 05, 2012

    Burglery suspect arrested in Pottawatomie county

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Christopher J. Webber, 29, 320 South Manhattan Ave., on Thursday in connection with several burglaries having occurred in Pottawatomie County. Webber was arrested on several charges, including aggravated burglary, burglary and theft. He is currently being held

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 01, 2012

    Vehicle stolen and recovered

    Riley County detectives are investigating the theft of a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee that was recovered in the 1000 block of Temple Lane, where police said, stolen vehicles have been dumped before. Moldrup said the Jeep was stolen from 1015 Sunset Ave. on Oct. 30 and recovered at about 7:20

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 01, 2012

    Man faces life sentence for 1st-degree murder for providing weapon

    Jurors found a Manhattan man guilty Wednesday of providing the handgun used to kill Steve Freel in December of 2011. Domingo Soto, 42, was convicted of first-degree murder for aiding another person in committing murder, although he did not fire the bullet that killed Freel. Court officials

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2012

    Soto found guilty of first degree murder

    A jury found Domingo Soto, 42, guilty of first degree murder for aiding another person in committing murder in Riley County District Court Wednesday. Soto was convicted of providing Michael Layne, 20, with the .45-caliber handgun that Layne is accused of using to murder Steve Freel, 31, on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2012

    Closing statements come early in Soto trial

    Closing statements were made two days ahead of schedule Wednesday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of aiding and abetting in the first-degree murder of Steve Freel in December 2011. Domingo Soto, 42, is charged with providing Michael Layne, 20, the firearm that Layne is accused

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 31, 2012

    Soto found guilty of aiding murder

    A jury found Domingo Soto, 42, guilty of aiding and abetting in the first degree murder of Steve Freel in Riley County District Court Wednesday. He was found guilty of providing the .45-caliber handgun that Michael Layne, 20, allegedly used to kill Freel on Dec. 6, 2011. Freel’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 30, 2012

    Cole Drake sentenced in 2011 murder of fellow student Tyler Dowling

    Cole drake

    A district judge has sentenced the 16-year-old former Manhattan High School student convicted of murdering classmate Tyler Dowling in April 2011 to 260 months in prison. Cole Drake was sentenced by Judge David Stutzman to 165 months for the intentional second-degree murder of Dowling, as well as 59 months

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