Friday, August 28, 2015



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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | August 07, 2015

    Crash injures two

    Two people were taken to Via Christi Hospital after a one-vehicle crash Thursday evening south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Roberto Pedro Carlos Mendiola, 25, Junction City, was driving a 2004 Chevy Silverado northbound on the 2100 block of McDowell Creek Road at 7:40 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 05, 2015

    Woman reports mysterious search

    A woman in Pottawatomie County reported that she was pulled over early Tuesday morning by a man impersonating a police officer. According to a release by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, the victim said she was driving east on Highway 24 at about 2:45 a.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 04, 2015

    Police investigating body found in garage

    A St. George man was found dead in the garage of a Wamego home on Monday. Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker, Sr., said a family member found the body of Russell Miles Hodges, 31, in the garage of 703 Maple St. at 7:52 a.m. Baker said the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 03, 2015

    Coroner confirms body in SUV is Griffith’s

    A body found in an SUV at a Topeka Dillons store was positively identified as that of a Manhattan man previously reported as missing. Chris Knoblock, a medical investigator with the Shawnee County Coroner’s Office, told the Mercury on Monday the coroner identified the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 02, 2015

    Nichols found guilty of attempted murder

    A Riley County jury on Friday found a Kansas City man guilty of attempted first-degree murder for his role in the 2013 death of a Manhattan man. Anthony Nichols was originally charged with first-degree murder for shooting 68-year-old John Burroughs, but prosecutors amended the charge to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 02, 2015

    Arraignment set for man accused of May shooting

    A Manhattan man will be arraigned this month on two charges of attempted murder for his connection to a May shooting that injured two people in Aggieville. In a preliminary hearing Friday in Riley County District Court, several witnesses said they saw Mark Self Jr.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 31, 2015

    Nichols facing attempted murder in man’s 2013 death

    A Kansas City man’s first-degree murder trial took an unexpected turn Friday morning, when prosecutors abandoned the murder charge and replaced it with a lesser charge of attempted first-degree murder. Anthony Nichols was originally accused of shooting and killing 68-year-old John Burroughs, Manhattan, in 2013.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 30, 2015

    Key witness testifies at trial

    The trial of a Kansas City man accused of first-degree murder related to the 2013 death of a Manhattan man continued Thursday morning with testimony from a key witness. Christina “Tina” Love told jurors that 68-year-old John Burroughs was still alive and “gasping for air” more

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 30, 2015

    AG seeking review of Aguirre decision

    TOPEKA — Kansas’ attorney general will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a state supreme court decision reversing an Ogden man’s murder conviction. Luis Aguirre was convicted in 2012 in the murders of his ex-girlfriend Tanya Maldonado, 18,  and their young son Juan Maldonado, 13

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2015

    Police: Up to week needed to ID body

    Topeka police said it will take up to a week to positively identify a body found Monday in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka that family members believe to be Bob Griffith, a missing Manhattan man. Lt. Colleen Stuart, of the Topeka Police department, said

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