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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | January 21, 2015

    Manhattan native to appear on ‘Anderson Cooper 360’

    A Manhattan native is scheduled to appear on Anderson Cooper’s television show Wednesday night to discuss what police can legally seize in traffic stops. Glen Downey, now an attorney in Des Moines, represents two men in a federal civil rights lawsuit in Iowa. Downey

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 18, 2015

    Wichita woman dies in I-70 accident Saturday morning

    A Wichita woman died Saturday morning after a single-vehicle accident on the Riley County portion of I-70. Alexis D. Champ, 18, died after crashing her 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 about 1.3 miles east of Deep Creek Road on I-70, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Champ was driving eastbound

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | January 18, 2015

    At least 20 pickup trucks damaged at retreat hotel

    OVERLAND PARK — At least 20 pickup trucks were broken into early Saturday morning in a hotel parking lot where many local people were staying for a regional leaders’ retreat. At least 20 vehicles — all pickups — were found with their driver’s-side windows shattered in the parking lot

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Why can police talk on cell phones while driving?


    Q: RCPD officer spotted on the phone driving down Anderson. Y u no follow the rules? Can we get a Mercury story on this? #doublestandards. A: First of all: Yes, you read that right. Gone are the days when hand-written, head-scratching inquiries arrived at The

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

    Officials warn of police impostor near Marysville

    Officials in northeast Kansas say they are searching for a police impersonator who has stopped and demanded to search at least three vehicles this week. “At this point, our biggest concern is for the public,” Marshall County Sheriff Dan Hargrave said on Thursday. “The impersonator

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

    Manhattan burglary nets $20,000 in items, cash

    Police are investigating a burglary at Flint Hills Place where $20,000 worth of items were stolen. Joseph Morris, 30, reported to Riley County police that someone stole approximately $20,000 in items and cash from his apartment, 1336 Flint Hills Place, between late December and Wednesday. Morris reported that a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 13, 2015

    Trial set for daycare owner accused of harming child

    A Manhattan daycare operator is scheduled to stand trial in April for allegedly causing physical harm to an infant in her care. A jury trial for Lesa Heiman, former operator of Aunt Lesa’s Daycare, 525 Northfield Road, was set in Riley County District Court on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 13, 2015

    Two men arrested in Ogden burglary

    Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with the burglary of an Ogden laundromat. Riley County police arrested Douglas Lee Carson, 32, and Evan Dary Megaw, 36, both of Ogden, for the burglary of Ogden Coin Laundromat, 301 Eighth St., that resulted in $1,875 in damage and loss. Carson

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 12, 2015

    Man pleads guilty to June aggravated assault

    A Manhattan man who fired a handgun into an apartment wall and held a man at gunpoint with a shotgun before surrendering to police in June pleaded guilty Monday morning. Kevin Flynn, who was 26 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 09, 2015

    State seeks lifetime supervision for sex offender

    A Riley County attorney is seeking to increase the post-release supervision of a Manhattan man convicted of aggravated indecent liberties with a child in 2007, arguing his original sentence was illegal. Adrian Reese, who was 21 at the time of the crime, pleaded guilty to aggravated indecent

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