Thursday, November 26, 2015

News - Police, Courts, Emergency

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 09, 2015

    Court rejects ex-builders association executive’s appeal

    The Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday rejected an appeal by Tracy Shane Roberts, a former executive officer for the Flint Hills Area Builders Association who was sentenced in 2014 to 18 months in prison for stealing money from the organization. Roberts appealed his sentence, claiming that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2015

    Man’s trial in rice seed theft pushed to late 2016

    A Manhattan man accused of helping to steal rice seeds and ship them to China will have to wait another year before his trial begins, according to a document filed this week in federal court. Weiqiang Zhang, a Chinese agricultural scientist working legally in the

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

    2 juveniles reach plea agreements in robberies

    Two juveniles involved in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus in September will soon be sentenced after reaching plea agreements with prosecutors. Janir Isais Vega, 17, originally was charged as a juvenile with three counts of aggravated

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

    Arraignment hearing set for man in child rape case

    A Manhattan man accused of raping a child will be arraigned on five felony charges after waiving his preliminary hearing Tuesday. Gregory E. Hoyt, 27, faces two charges of rape and three charges of aggravated criminal sodomy. The crimes are alleged to have occurred between December 2014,

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

    Alma man arrested for trying to steal Gator at sewer plant

    An Alma man was arrested Sunday after he tried to steal a John Deere Gator utility vehicle from the Manhattan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Officers from the Riley County Police Department and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department responded to the plant, 1201 Levee Drive, after an employee

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

    2 charged in meth bust appear in district court

    A Leonardville man who was arrested as part of a methamphetamine bust by the Riley County Police Department in August pleaded guilty to charges Monday. At a status hearing in front of Judge John Bosch, Cody Allen Brown pleaded guilty to the charge of felony

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | November 01, 2015

    Shannon calls South Carolina school officer incident ‘extreme’

    The Manhattan-Ogden school district handles misbehaving students differently than the South Carolina officer who was fired for dragging a student out of her seat earlier this week, Superintendent Bob Shannon said. Ben Fields, a white South Carolina police officer, was fired after Richland County, South

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 01, 2015

    Man convicted of murder cannot withdraw guilty plea, judge says

    A Manhattan man convicted of murder in 2013 may not withdraw his guilty plea, a judge ruled on Friday. In Riley County District Court, Judge John Bosch, who originally sentenced Matthew Wilson to a life sentence and other consecutive sentences totaling more than 25 years, rejected Wilson’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | November 01, 2015

    Officials ID soldier found dead on post

    Officials have identified the soldier found dead Wednesday on Fort Riley. The soldier was Sgt. Christopher Boynton, from Ware, Massachusetts. Boynton was a sergeant first class assigned to the 84th Explosive Ordinance Disposal, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He joined the Army

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | October 30, 2015

    Gunshot wound caused Fort Riley soldier’s death

    A 1st Infantry Division soldier Wednesday died of a gunshot wound at Fort Riley. Fort Riley officials are withholding the soldier’s name while his next of kin is notified, according to a press release. The release said the soldier died in his residence on

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