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
Police are still investigating a Pottawatomie County woman’s death, more than seven weeks after she was found on a road Sept. 6 near Wamego. After a 4:04 p.m. 911 call, emergency responders arrived at the intersection of Macy Place Drive and Elm Slough Road, where they
A Wabaunsee County man was injured early Saturday in a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 70 at mile marker 324. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Tyler J. Frank, 21, McFarland, was driving eastbound at 12:55 a.m. when his 2006 Chevrolet pickup left the south side of
An Alta Vista man was killed Sunday in a two-vehicle crash that also injured two other people. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Robert D. Ziegenhirt, 66, died after being transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Ziegenhirt was the passenger in a 2002
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s department arrested a Louisville man after a brief foot chase on Thursday. James Wilson, 43, ran away in the area of Elm Slough Road in rural Wamego as sheriff’s Lt. Chris Schmidt attempted to serve a warrant shortly before 10 a.
Faculty evacuated Theodore Roosevelt Elementary because of a reported a gas leak about 10 a.m. Thursday, principal Andrea Tiede said at the scene. “We don’t have any students here today because of conferences, so count your blessings,” Tiede said outside the school. The building
A Manhattan man was arrested on numerous drug and weapons charges after police executed a search warrant Thursday at the man’s residence. Riley County Police Department officers arrested Jason Edward Ludecke, 37, 10919 Lakeside Drive, for criminal possession of a firearm and removing the serial number
A fire caused about $25,000 in damage to a Manhattan house early Thursday morning. According to a press release from the Manhattan Fire Department, crews were dispatched to 608 Fremont St. at 2:58 a.m. for a structure fire. They found light smoke showing from the roof of
Q: In the past month, one man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for possessing anabolic steroids. But another man was sentenced to only 44 days in jail after he killed a bicyclist while checking his cell phone. What gives? A: Yeah, that
A Manhattan man accused of sexually assaulting three Fort Riley soldiers was bound over for arraignment after a preliminary hearing Friday in Riley County District Court. Jase Derek Stanton, 29, will be arraigned Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. for three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Three men,
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