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  • 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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 08, 2016

    Ex-student acquitted of battery, rape charges

    A former K-State student was acquitted Thursday of charges that he raped a woman during a drunken encounter in March 2015. Eric Santiago, a 22-year-old Wichita man who until this semester was a K-State student, was charged with two counts of rape after having sex with

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 07, 2016

    Former KSU student testifies on own behalf at rape trial

    A former K-State student took the witness stand Thursday morning in Riley County District Court, to deny an accusation of rape after a drunken encounter in March 2015. Eric Santiago, a 22-year-old Wichita man who until this semester was a K-State student, is charged with two

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | April 06, 2016

    Collins: Workers at KSU started fire that destroyed mobile home


    A fire that destroyed a mobile home and closed Tuttle Creek Boulevard for several hours on Tuesday was sparked by workers at the K-State Beef Stocker Unit, said Pat Collins, Riley County emergency management director. “There were a couple individuals building a fence,” he said. “

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

    RCPD reports decrease in crime for March

    Riley County Police Department Capt. Josh Kyle said Monday that his department saw a decrease in crime during the month of March. Despite overall crime numbers at or below the five-year average, Kyle reported a slight increase in vehicle burglaries. “The good news there is

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

    Weekend grass fires tax rural firefighters

    More than 35 volunteer firefighters spent most of Saturday afternoon extinguishing three fires, according to a press release from Riley County Emergency Management director Pat Collins. Collins said no one reported structural damage, but the department was stretched to its limit and one firefighter sustained injuries

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | April 04, 2016

    JCPD investigating death of Fort Riley soldier, 29

    A Fort Riley soldier was found dead Friday. Officials have not yet determined a cause of death. According to a press release from Fort Riley, Sgt. Laird Camron Landis, 29, was found in his Junction City home. Officials said Landis, an infantryman, joined the Army in 2010

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | April 04, 2016

    Area accidents claim 2 lives

    Two separate wrecks, one in Geary County and one in Pottawatomie County, each led to a fatality on Sunday. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Caitlyn Head, 22, Junction City, died after a wreck at 2:50 p.m. about two miles south of Interstate 70.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | April 03, 2016

    K-State student found dead on campus

    Police are investigating the death of a Kansas State University student who was found on campus with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to a press release from the Kansas State University Police Department, officials were notified at 11:09 a.m. Saturday of a possibly deceased

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

    Surgeon pleads guilty to lesser charge, gets 30-day jail term

    JUNCTION CITY — A prominent orthopedic surgeon will spend 30 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering a child, down from an original charge of aggravated sexual battery. Dr. Allan Holiday Jr. was arrested in July by Junction City Police Department officers

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