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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 19, 2013

    Cocaine probe’s scope widens

    An operation into a vast cocaine ring in Riley and Geary counties has been extended into Topeka and Kansas City. Search warrants were served at locations in both cities as part of “Operation Adabag” at the end of last week, officials said. The total number

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 19, 2013

    Fort Riley boy drowns in Topeka hotel pool

    A 12-year-old boy drowned in a Topeka hotel pool May 10. The boy was identified as Dalton Register of Fort Riley, according to police. The Topeka Capitol Journal reported Register was unresponsive after being pulled from an indoor swimming pool shortly after 7:30 p.m. that Friday

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 17, 2013

    String of thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a series of possibly related thefts from construction sites located between Manhattan and Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the thefts started around April 20 at a construction site north of Highway 24 on Green Valley Road. The

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 16, 2013

    Drug ring suspects appear in court

    Further arrests are imminent in the crack cocaine bust known as “Operation Adabag.” Officials said 94 persons have now been arrested.  The arrests began on May 8 in a massive multiple-agency operation in Riley and Geary counties after authorities executed search warrants, spread across one day,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 15, 2013

    Man arrested for burglary

    Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday evening in connection with a same-day burglary at the Manhattan Arts Center, during which, police said, cash and a blank check were stolen. Officer Matthew Droge said arts center employees reported the crime Tuesday afternoon and following

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 15, 2013

    Ceremony to honor fallen police officers

    Police officers killed in the line of duty will be honored Friday during the Riley County Police Department’s 2013 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony. The ceremony will also honor all employees of the department and their service to the public, officials said.  The ceremony will

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 14, 2013

    Man sentenced for stalking

    A Wamego man was sentenced Monday to one year of probation with an underlying prison sentence of 12 months for stalking his ex-girlfriend. District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Joshua Weeks, 22, to a 12-month prison sentence for one count of felony stalking and another 12-month jail sentence

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 14, 2013

    45 stopped in saturation patrol

    Forty-five motorists were stopped over the weekend as a part of the Riley County Police Department’s first DUI Saturation Patrol conducted this year. The patrol began Saturday evening and lasted into the early morning hours on Sunday. Officials said of the 45 motorists, one was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 14, 2013

    Man gets 9 months for video

    The Kansas State University student convicted of videotaping his roommate without her knowledge was sentenced Monday to nine months probation with an underlying jail sentence of 90 days. William Reed, 20, Manhattan, appeared in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson to be sentenced for one count of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | May 13, 2013

    Crime below average for 1st quarter 2013

    Serious crime was below recent seasonal averages here during the first quarter of 2013. RCPD Capt. Kurt Moldrup, chief of the patrol division, told county commissioners Monday that the frequency of serious “Part 1” crime during the January-March period was below the average for the past three

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