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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Rescuers help 6 kayakers on river to safety

    The Manhattan Fire Department water rescue team assisted the Fort Riley Fire Department and Kansas Wildlife, Parks & Tourism officials during a water rescue Monday afternoon. MFD chief Scott French said three children and three adults were kayaking on the Kansas River within the boundaries

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Ex-soldier sentenced to 10 years for sexual abuse

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a girl as young as 4 years old. James W. Duke, 52, was sentenced in federal court in Topeka after he pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse as

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 07, 2015

    Man gets probation in November robbery

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an attempted robbery in November was sentenced Monday to four years probation. Christopher Hudgins, 19, had previously pleaded no contest to charges of burglary and attempted robbery as part of a plea agreement. Riley County District

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    2 injured in 3-vehicle accident near Wamego

    Two people were injured and officials shut down a highway for several hours following a three-vehicle wreck near Wamego on Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Patrick Joseph Arrow, 21, Louisville, was driving a 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse north on K-99 when his vehicle crossed the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Woman takes plea deal in February drug bust case

    A Manhattan woman charged in connection with a February drug bust that netted items valued at more than $170,000 pleaded no contest to three misdemeanors Monday morning as part of a plea agreement. In Riley County District Court, Taylor Marie Beck, 19, pleaded no contest to possession

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 06, 2015

    Fire destroys vacant mobile home in Ogden

    Officials suspect fireworks caused an early-morning fire that burned an unoccupied mobile home to the ground and caused significant damage to a neighboring property Sunday in Ogden. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said firefighters were called to the mobile home, 428 Ninth St., shortly

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | July 03, 2015

    Man arrested in Pott County after high-speed chase

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department on Friday said it arrested a man in connection with a shooting and high-speed chase that took place Thursday in Riley and Pottawatomie counties. Travis Doughty, 19, Leavenworth, was taken into custody by the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department for

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

    Police detain man after chase

    A police chase following a reported shooting turned into a brief manhunt Thursday morning in Riley and Pottawatomie counties before authorities located the alleged shooter. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a man firing a weapon out of his red 1998 Honda

  • 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

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