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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Victim testifies at trial

    It was a 2012 photograph of her alleged rapist in a local magazine that inspired a now-27-year-old Manhattan woman to report more than four years after the fact that she had been raped by the former friend, the woman told jurors Wednesday. The image shows

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Owner of gun found by school is located

    Officials said they have located the owner of the gun found in late April near Manhattan High School. School resource officer Brian Swearingen emailed parents Wednesday to inform them that he is “confident” police have located the owner following an investigation, but he said the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | May 22, 2013

    Trial of KSU professor underway

    Opening statements were made Wednesday in the trial of a visiting K-State faculty member accused of raping a female friend more than four years ago. “This is a case of betrayal,” Assistant County Attorney Barry Disney told jurors in his opening argument. William Yankey, 28, Manhattan,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Education | May 21, 2013

    Boys in Riley suspected of posting images of girls

    Five boys enrolled in USD 378 schools are suspected of posting pornographic images of at least 10 area girls online. Officer Matthew Droge, public information officer for the Riley County Police Department, said the boys range in age from middle to high school. He said they are

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | May 21, 2013

    Board approves $18 million budget for police department

    Law Board members wrapped up budget talks Monday by officially approving an $18.07 million budget for 2014 that will give full-time employees of the Riley County Police Department a 1.5 percent cost of living adjustment.  The final budget also makes room for a new custodial position. There

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 21, 2013

    Burglary at Anneberg Park

    A utility vehicle was reported as stolen Monday from a maintenance shed at Anneberg Park. Officer Matthew Droge said a 2005 green John Deere Gator with a camouflaged seat cover was taken after an unknown suspect forced entry into the shed, damaging a front door handle

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 21, 2013

    Man arrested in gun theft

    Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the theft of several guns from a Manhattan apartment. Patrol officers arrested Ernest Hamstra, 26, 1613 Fairchild Ave., for burglary to a dwelling, criminal damage to property and obstruction of the legal process, Officer Matthew Droge said, following

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | May 21, 2013

    Fort Riley child dies

    A 2-year-old Fort Riley child has died from injuries suffered on Milford lake this past weekend. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said Robert Duff Jr. fell off a boat his parents had rented during an excursion Saturday. Efforts to rescue the child by the parents,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic |Fort Riley | May 20, 2013

    Soldier killed in fleeing accident on I-70

    A Fort Riley soldier died Friday after crashing his vehicle on Interstate Highway 70 near Abilene while reportedly fleeing police. Kansas Highway Patrol officials said Matthew Peachey, 21, died after his 2011 Mazda Hatchback left the roadway and struck a cement culvert in a ditch about 9 miles east

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 20, 2013

    Police release patrol results

    The Riley County Police Department had its second of a series of six DUI saturation patrols on Friday evening which lasted into the early morning hours of May 18. Five officers were assigned to the saturation patrol and stopped 49 motorists. Of these, officials said, one was

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