Wednesday, February 10, 2016



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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 20, 2016

    RCPD blames property crime rise on year-end spike

    A year-end spike in Riley County property crimes pushed the 2015 rate of significant crime well above 2014 numbers, but the level of violent crimes remained in line with previous years. “The picture is rosy but not quite as rosy as we had projected it to be

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 20, 2016

    Hoyt: ‘Routine’ drug search at MHS comes up empty

    Despite police K9 units indicating the possible presence of drugs in Manhattan High School, a search found no illicit substances in the building, MHS Principal Greg Hoyt said Wednesday. MHS officials conducted a routine drug search from 9:35 to 10:16 a.m. Tuesday with Riley County Police

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 20, 2016

    Police arrest 3 on drug charges

    An investigation that began in September led police to execute several search warrants on Tuesday and arrest three Manhattan men on charges related to dealing drugs. Police said officials found several grams of methamphetamine and marijuana, and the men transferred about $300,000 across state lines as

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | January 19, 2016

    Supreme Court declines area case

    A Kansas Supreme Court ruling reversing an Ogden man’s conviction for killing his ex-girlfriend and their son stands after the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear the case. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt in July asked the U.S. Supreme Court to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | January 19, 2016

    Manhattan woman injured in Shawnee County crash

    A Manhattan woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 3:56 p.m. Monday in Shawnee County. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Katie Jo Jarvis, 26, was taken to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka after colliding with a vehicle driven by Clinese A. Thompson, 40,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 14, 2016

    25 Fort Riley soldiers busted at Grandview Plaza party

    A single marijuana joint led to the arrest of 25 soldiers after police busted a loud party last weekend in Grandview Plaza. Overall, police arrested 27 people in connection with possession of marijuana after the Friday night party, hosted in the Geary Estates apartment complex. The soldiers

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 13, 2016

    3 arrested in JC kidnapping, attempted murder case

    Three Junction City men have been arrested in connection with attempted first-degree murder and other charges after a kidnapping in Geary County. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said two victims were picked up in Junction City and driven to a rural dead-end road near Milford

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 12, 2016

    Fort Riley bomb plot suspect wants more time to mull plea

    The change of plea hearing for a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley has been delayed. John T. Booker, Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury April 16 for one count of attempting to use a weapon of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 12, 2016

    Riley man gets more than 9 years in meth case

    Two men arrested in a Leonardville drug bust in August were sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court. Randy Wick Siebold, 54, Riley, was sentenced to 9 years, 3 months in prison. Siebold pleaded no contest in November to one count of possession of methamphetamine with intent to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 11, 2016

    4 Olives owners survive severe crash in Georgia

    The owners of 4 Olives Restaurant and Wine Bar said they’re fortunate after a car they rode in tumbled 100 feet off of a mountain in northern Georgia. Scott Benjamin spoke about the accident Monday morning while at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. His wife, Rachel, was

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