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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2015

    Police issue warning about counterfeit bills

    Police in Riley County are warning people of a potential counterfeit bills scam. Officers responded on Tuesday to reports from businesses in the Manhattan area of the use of counterfeit $100 bills. Businesses included Pizza Hut on Moro Street and Hosteler Drive, Little Caesar’s, Dollar

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Bomb suspect appears in court

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van earlier this month near Fort Riley pleaded not guilty Tuesday.  John T. Booker Jr., 20, appeared for his arraignment in U.S. District Court Tuesday morning in Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Law board approves body cameras for most officers

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    Cameras will capture nearly every Riley County police interaction in the near future. The Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday unanimously approved a four-page policy on the use of body-worn cameras for the Riley County Police Department. The policy outlines when officers will

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 21, 2015

    Man shot during attempted robbery still negotiating plea

    Plea negotiations are still in the works for a Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November. Tom Addair, the attorney representing 19-year-old Christopher Hudgins who is accused of attempted aggravated robbery, conspiracy and aggravated burglary on Nov. 7, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 20, 2015

    Man found guilty in 2013 JC killing

    A Kansas City, Kansas, man accused of shooting to death 37-year-old Anthony Nixon, Junction City, entered a plea deal last week in Geary County District Court. Anthony Nichols, 35, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and armed robbery for the Sept. 7, 2013, slaying of Nixon at the

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

    Grand jury indicts Booker

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    A federal grand jury handed down a three-count indictment Thursday charging a 20-year-old Topeka man with trying to carry out a suicide attack at Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr. was arrested April 10 while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside

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

    Police searching for 4 connected to armed robbery

    Police are still looing for four masked men who entered an occupied home armed with handguns and stole electronics on Wednesday. Ryan Weber, 21, and Tyler Harris, 20, 921 Village Drive, told Riley County police the alleged robbery occurred at approximately 11:50 p.m. They reported the incident about

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

    RCPD learned of Fort Riley bomb plot day before man’s arrest

    The Riley County Police Department received word on Thursday afternoon about Friday’s arrest of a Topeka man attempting to bomb Fort Riley. RCPD director Brad Schoen spoke Thursday during the Riley County Commission meeting about what the department knew. John T. Booker Jr., 20, of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2015

    Classmate: Booker spoke about beliefs

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    A Kansas State University student says he remembers John T. Booker Jr. talking about his religious beliefs as early as their sophomore year at Topeka West High School. Booker, who was arrested by the FBI Friday morning after attempting to arm a homemade car bomb

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2015

    Complaint recounts details of Fort Riley bomb plot

    Editor’s note: Here is the full text of the criminal complaint against John T. Booker. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS (Topeka Docket)   UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff,   JOHN T. BOOKER, JR., a/k/a “Mohammed Abdullah

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