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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2012

    2012 was a trying year for the local judicial system

    Fortunately for the citizens of Riley County, 2012 was a relatively quiet year for violent crime. But Riley County District Court was kept busy resolving several murders from previous years, including a capital case from 2009. The year began in tragedy with the murder of Frederick Beverly,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2012

    Man arrested for theft from Best Buy

    Riley County officers arrested a Maple Hill man Saturday for misdemeanor theft after he allegedly stole a Playstation 3 and video games from Best Buy. Travis Webster, 29, was arrested and released on $500 bond after he allegedly shoplifted from Best Buy early Saturday evening. Lt. Josh Kyle

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 26, 2012

    Woman arrested for arson

    Riley County officers arrested an 18-year-old woman Monday for allegedly lighting her sister’s clothes on fire following a dispute at their residence. Brandi Banks, 1500 Oxford Place, was arrested for aggravated arson and criminal damage to property after allegedly lighting personal items, mostly clothing, of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 24, 2012

    Theft of ATV and handguns

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff Office is investigating the theft of a 2007 Arctic Cat all-terrain vehicle that had two handguns secured in its lockbox. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said the ATV was described as lime green with a black box on the back.  Riat

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | December 23, 2012

    Local man was I-70 crash victim

    Authorities said Saturday a 26-year-old Manhattan man was the person killed Thursday evening when his automobile struck a snowplow during a storm on I-70. The victim was identified as Jason Skyler Harper, 26. He died at 4 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his car

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

    Layne given 24 years in prison for murder

    Court.phatch

    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 | December 21, 2012

    Man arrested after pursuit

    Riley County officers arrested a Junction City man Thursday after they received a report from Fort Riley Military Police that they had terminated a pursuit with the man in Ogden fleeing from the fort’s Ogden gate. Riley County officers located Richard Jackson, 39, Junction City,

  • 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

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