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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2015

    Police: Up to week needed to ID body

    Topeka police said it will take up to a week to positively identify a body found Monday in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka that family members believe to be Bob Griffith, a missing Manhattan man. Lt. Colleen Stuart, of the Topeka Police department, said

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in car

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillons parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of a missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Aggieville shooter sentenced to 7 years

    A Manhattan man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Monday for an April shooting near Aggieville. In Riley County District Court, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced Dontay Tabron, 21, to 89 months in prison for second-degree attempted murder. Tabron had pleaded no contest to

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 28, 2015

    Sheriff seeking funding for narcotics detective

    The Pott County Sheriff’s Department budget request for 2016 includes funds for a narcotics detective and a company to manage medical costs for the jail. Sheriff Greg Riat told commissioners Monday he isn’t seeking wage increases for his department, other than the normal 1.6-percent

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 28, 2015

    Body found in Topeka believed to be that of missing Manhattan man

    A body found in a vehicle in a Dillon’s parking lot in Topeka was preliminarily identified as that of missing Manhattan man, according to his family. Though Topeka police have not positively identified the man, family members of Bob Griffith, 54, posted on a Facebook

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | July 27, 2015

    Crash injures one person

    One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday night south of Manhattan. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Silvana Okanovic, 29, St. Louis, Missouri, was transported to Via Christi Hospital after the crash. The report indicates Okanovic was driving a 2014 Volvo northbound on Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business |Government, Politics | July 26, 2015

    A look at RCPD’s growing budget

    After years of steady increases, the Riley County Police Department’s budget is set to grow less than 2 percent from 2015 to 2016, but that doesn’t mean debate over the department’s spending is coming to a close. Since 2004, total RCPD funding has swelled from $9.8 million

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | July 24, 2015

    DCF sues Army to keep contract

    In a federal lawsuit filed earlier this week, the Kansas Department for Children and Families alleges the U.S. Army is taking steps to prevent the state from continuing to provide cafeteria services at Fort Riley. The agency claims the Army is trying to add

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 24, 2015

    Court sends child support case back to Riley County

    The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed decisions by the Court of Appeals and Riley County District Court on a case regarding child support from former K-State all-conference lineman Kendyl Jacox. Justices ordered the district court to reconsider whether Jacox, 40, owes interest on previously unpaid

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 23, 2015

    Ex-CFO reported missing last seen Monday afternoon

    Bob Griffith, a 54-year-old from Manhattan, disappeared on Monday. His wife said she’s reported his disappearance to police. She set up a Facebook page and started a campaign to try to help find him. Police did not return calls for comment. There were some

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