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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 17, 2015

    Fugitive from area arrested in Illinois

    A fugitive with ties to the area was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday in Urbana, Illinois. Police in May requested the public’s assistance locating Heidi Lynn Webster after she failed to show up for her sentencing in a federal court case. She had

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 16, 2015

    Clerk: Armed man calm during liquor store robbery

    Police are searching for a man who used a gun to rob a liquor store in downtown Manhattan Wednesday night. Steffon Hamilton was working the counter at Fifths Liquor, 505 Leavenworth St., when a man walked in at 10:15 p.m., threw a bag on the counter,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 15, 2015

    Manhattan woman, 18, injured in I-70 accident

    A Manhattan woman was injured after her car crossed a median and rolled into oncoming traffic lanes on Interstate 70 Tuesday. A Kansas Highway Patrol report said Flora Elisabeth Riley, 18, was driving a 2003 Nissan Altima west on I-70 near mile marker 343 in Wabaunsee County when she

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 15, 2015

    JC woman injured in crash

    A Junction City woman was injured in a collision on an Interstate 70 off ramp Tuesday afternoon. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, at 4:45 p.m., Christa G. Rodriguez, 29, was stopped at the end of the ramp at exit 295 and waiting to turn right onto

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 14, 2015

    Man injured in crash

    A man was injured when his pickup truck rolled several times through the median and across traffic lanes on Interstate 70 Monday night. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Eric J. Rivera, 36, Killeen, Texas, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger west on I-70 near mile marker 317.9

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 13, 2015

    Defendant to get 3rd attorney in road rage case

    A man accused of killing a 27-year-old in a March road rage incident will be reappointed a third defense attorney. Tierre Terrell Wall was unable to hire someone on his own, he said in Riley County District Court on Monday during a status hearing. Prosecutors

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 13, 2015

    Man sentenced to 30 months for drug charges

    A man convicted of drug possession with the intent to distribute was sentenced to 30 months in prison and three years of probation Monday in Riley County District Court. Tyler Michael Troute received a lesser sentence, a departure from 49 months, after defense attorney Barry Clark, assistant

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Rescuers help 6 kayakers on river to safety

    The Manhattan Fire Department water rescue team assisted the Fort Riley Fire Department and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials during a water rescue Monday afternoon. MFD chief Scott French said three children and three adults were kayaking on the Kansas River within the boundaries

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl as young as 4 years old. James W. Duke, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Topeka after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse as

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Man gets probation in November robbery

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November was sentenced Monday to four years probation. Christopher Hudgins, 19, had previously pleaded no contest to charges of burglary and attempted robbery as part of a plea agreement. Riley County District

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