A Riley apartment sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Riley and Riley County Fire departments responded to the apartment complex in the 300 block of North Noble Street at about 3:20 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins
Christina Love will serve 18 months of probation for interference and obstruction charges connected to a September 2013 murder. On Monday, Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson handed down the 50-year-old Manhattan woman’s sentence, which includes an underlying prison sentence totaling 20 months. The prison time would
A Leonardville man appears prepared to stand trial for multiple charges stemming from an accident that resulted in the death of a Blue Valley High School student in October. Garrett Olson, 20, entered not guilty pleas on Monday afternoon as Riley County District Judge Meryl Wilson
An unknown man is wanted by Riley County police for reportedly robbing the Westwood Motel late Friday night. Officers responded to the motel, 2108 Fort Riley Blvd., at about 11:05 p.m. Friday, according to a Monday news release. Police were informed that before they arrived an
Junction City police arrested a Fort Riley soldier Saturday evening following a standoff that lasted more than five hours. A report from the police department indicated that the standoff began when officers responded to 2614 Deerfield Blvd. at 6:07 p.m. after a report of a domestic
Jarrod Slick has a complex history with the justice system — both as a suspect and a victim. The 23-year-old former Manhattan High School student is suspected of killing his mother, 51-year-old Renee Coffey, a former Kansas State University professor, on May 18 at their home in
TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to resentence a Fort Riley soldier who received five life sentences as a habitual sexual offender. In a unanimous decision announced Friday, the high court upheld the Riley County convictions of Tony Tremayne Lewis on
A Manhattan man fired a handgun into an apartment wall and held another man at gunpoint with a shotgun before surrendering to police without further incident Monday night. Kevin Flynn, 26, was arrested after Riley County police responded to 3018 Sandstone Drive Apt. 1 at about 9:35 p.m.
Jury trials were scheduled on Monday for a Manhattan man facing kidnapping, aggravated robbery and theft charges in one case, and two counts of theft and one count of making false information in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, stood before Riley County Judge John Bosch as
CLAY CENTER — After suffering every parent’s worst nightmare, Bryan Dame and Ashleigh Cheramie are searching for understanding and healing. The couple’s son, 1-year-old Kael Dame, died in an accident Monday night after he was struck by an SUV in the grass parking lot
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