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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 28, 2012

    Drake sentencing Monday

    Cole drake

    The 16-year-old Manhattan High School student convicted of killing fellow student Tyler Dowling will be sentenced Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Cole Drake pleaded no contest to the amended charges of intentional second-degree murder, aggravated robbery and six counts of vehicular burglary in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 28, 2012

    Burglaries reported in rural Manhattan

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public in identifying the person or persons responsible for recent daytime burglaries in rural Manhattan in areas along Blue River Road, Junietta Road, and Moody Road. Since Sept. 29, there have been a total

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

    Man guilty of child exploitation

    A jury found a Manhattan man guilty of sexual exploitation of a child for possessing child pornography in Riley County District Court Thursday. Michael Combs, 35, was arrested for the charge in November 2011 after Riley County officers executed a search warrant at his residence in an

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 25, 2012

    iPads may be coming to court… for the judges

    The Riley County courts are changing, not in buildings or law, but in technology. County attorney Barry Wilkerson said Thursday that district judges are pushing for the use of iPads in their courtrooms, especially to expedite warrants. “At this point, if a police officer needs

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 25, 2012

    Suspects identified in stolen truck case

    A pick-up truck that was pulled from the Big Blue River Wednesday morning has been linked to a 2011 burglary from Cheney Construction Inc., Pottawatomie County detectives said. Detectives said the truck, a 2002 GMC valued at about $10,000, was stolen from Cheney Construction, 1125 Hayes Drive, on May 26, 2011,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 25, 2012

    Man arrested for rape of child

    A 29-year-old man was arrested for rape and other sex offenses Wednesday on a Riley County District Court warrant stemming from an Oct. 21 incident during which he allegedly raped a child younger than 14 years of age. George Ferenz, Manhattan, was arrested for rape, two counts

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 25, 2012

    Arrested man facing warrants in Junction City

    Riley County officers arrested a 25-year-old Ogden man early Thursday morning after a BOLO, or “be on the lookout for,” notice was issued by the Junction City Police Department in relation to an early-morning incident in which the man allegedly threatened his estranged wife. Junction

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 23, 2012

    RCPD’s new ally in fighting crime: Twitter

    Following in the footsteps of police departments across the country, the Riley County Police Department is using social media, particularly Twitter, to reach out to the public, and officials say the results have been beneficial. So far, Twitter has helped in the investigations of six

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2012

    Man arrested for DUI after accident

    Riley County officers arrested a 20-year-old man for driving under the influence early Sunday morning after they were called to the scene of an accident in the 4400 block of Fort Riley Boulevard. Kevin Kaiser, Fort Riley, was allegedly driving drunk at about 3:20 a.m., when

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 22, 2012

    Two fires being investigated

    Riley County Rural Fire and the Manhattan Fire Department are investigating two fires that occurred last week. In the first incident, firefighters were called to 827 Colorado St. for the report of a fire at the residence, owned by Scott and Kara Lee Ridder of Olsburg,

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