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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Sheriff: 3 rapes reported at Country Stampede

    Twenty-seven people were arrested while attending the Country Stampede music festival last week at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office — down slightly from the 29 people who were arrested at the event in 2014. Attendees also reported three instances

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 02, 2015

    Police arrest Manhattan man for sending obscene images

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Wednesday after he allegedly sent obscene images of a woman to another man to lure him to a parking lot, then threatened him and damaged his vehicle. Riley County police arrested Richard Leon Thomas, 35, 6136 Anderson Ave., at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 30, 2015

    Ex-daycare owner receives probation in ceiling fan case

    A former Manhattan daycare owner was sentenced on Monday to 36 months probation for aggravated battery and endangering a child. Lesa Heiman, 23, had previously pleaded no contest to the charges. Riley County District Court Judge Meryl Wilson assigned underlying prison sentences of six months and two

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 30, 2015

    RCPD investigating death near Casement Road

    A man died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday evening near the intersection of Casement and Barnes roads in Manhattan. Riley County Police officers responded to a welfare check at 6:25 p.m. and found the man’s vehicle on a private gravel access point

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 30, 2015

    Police: Suspicious mail at hospital posed no threat

    Riley County Police officers investigated a suspicious piece of mail sent to Via Christi Hospital Monday, but ultimately determined it posed no threat. Police said staff members thought the item, a large envelope, was out of the norm and contacted police. A patrol officer responded,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Booker gains time to review evidence

    TOPEKA — A federal judge on Monday gave a man charged with plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia granted a request from John T. Booker

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 29, 2015

    Soldier pleads no contest to rape of child

    A Fort Riley soldier pleaded no contest to raping a child and indecent liberties with a child in a plea agreement reached last week, just before a jury trial scheduled to begin Monday morning in Riley County District Court. Timothy Charles Ayers, 42, could have faced

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 25, 2015

    Junction City man leads police on 15-mile chase

    A man armed with a shotgun led police on a 15-mile chase from Geary County into a pasture in Dickinson County Wednesday morning. Police said Chris Charles Henington, 55, Junction City, was trying to gain entry to a residence on the 2800 block of West Lyons Creek

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 25, 2015

    Man in shooting case to get third attorney

    A Fort Riley man accused of voluntary manslaughter has parted ways with his second court-appointed attorney. Tierre Wall, 26, who has a Fort Riley address but is not a soldier, was arrested in connection to the March 10 shooting death of 27-year-old Casey Lindley in Ogden after

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 25, 2015

    Herington man killed in crash

    A Herington man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning in western Riley County. Police said Larry W. Nice, 66, was riding a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on U77 near milepost 175. At about 2 a.m. his motorcycle drove off the right of the roadway for

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