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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 04, 2016

    Judge weighing evidence for trial in fatal crash case

    A judge will soon decide what evidence can be presented to jurors in the case of a Riley man accused of second-degree murder. According to the Riley County Police Department, Joshua Mall, 39, was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.13 before an October wreck that

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 01, 2016

    When two drunk strangers meet in an Aggieville bar the issue of consent becomes a legal question.


    Drunk sex is not rape. So went the claim, more or less, of the defense attorney during closing arguments in a recent rape trial in Riley County District Court. His client was a 21-year-old K-State student who met a stranger at a bar in Aggieville

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 28, 2016

    Soldier gets 18 months in sexual assault case

    An Army helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Riley was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, for sexually assaulting a woman last year at a Nevada casino. At a hearing on Fort Riley, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Eric LeRoy, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of abusive sexual

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 20, 2016

    Police arrest man involved in Sunday’s 12-hour standoff

    Police arrested a Manhattan man Tuesday, in connection with a lengthy standoff Sunday in rural Riley County. Timothy Anderson, 64, was arrested for aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer after originally being placed into protective custody. A report from the Riley County Police Department indicates

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | April 19, 2016

    RCPD budget proposal includes adding more guards, officers and dispatchers


    The Riley County Police Department wants to add about $1 million to its 2017 budget, and the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on Monday seemed poised to grant most of the requested increase. The department, which receives 80 percent of its funding from Manhattan and 20 percent from

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 18, 2016

    Man, 64, detained after standoff

    A 12-hour police standoff in rural Riley County on Sunday ended when officers detained an armed man who had fired several rounds from inside a farmhouse. According to a release from the Riley County Police Department, the 64-year-old man was detained and placed into protective

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 14, 2016

    Foul play not suspected in JC apartment fire

    Investigators have officially decided that they don’t know what caused a large fire at a Junction City apartment complex on Tuesday. According to a press release from the Junction City Fire Department, investigators know the fire started on an outside deck of the 28-unit

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 13, 2016

    Officials searching for clues in Junction City apartment fire


    Officials have yet to determine the cause of a large fire at a Junction City apartment complex on Tuesday. Rick Rook, acting chief of the Junction City Fire Department, said no one reported injuries after a building at The Bluffs apartment complex ignited Tuesday at

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 13, 2016

    Man who killed K-State student waives hearing

    A Manhattan man accused of unlawfully possessing a firearm after killing a K-State student in December waived his preliminary hearing Tuesday. Richard L. Smith Sr., 62, shot and killed Tyler Nelson, 21, with a 10-gauge shotgun after Nelson broke into Smith’s home at 1004 N. Eighth St.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 11, 2016

    New documents in child custody case detail allegations of neglect, meth use

    A recent Kansas Court of Appeals ruling contains information that contradicts the claims of Raymond and Amelia Schwab, a Colorado couple who say the state took their children because Raymond uses cannabis to treat PTSD that stems from his service in the Navy. While Colorado

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