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

    Manhattan man shot during robbery attempt pleads no contest

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during a robbery attempt in November pleaded no contest on Monday to two charges stemming from the incident. Christopher Hudgins, 19, pleaded no contest to one count each of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. In exchange for

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

    Trial set for man accused in vehicle thefts

    A judge on Monday set a two-day jury trial for a Manhattan man who allegedly committed a series of vehicle thefts and burglaries earlier this year. Jeremy Spaur, 30, represented by Larry McRell, will appear before a jury in Riley County District Court Aug. 27-28. Spaur

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 29, 2015

    What happened to the man in the seed theft case?

    Q: Whatever happened to the man who was arrested for allegedly stealing rice seeds and handing them over to the Chinese? A: Ah, you’re talking about Weiqiang Zhang. Simple answer: Zhang is living in Manhattan with his wife and children. He remains under indictment

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 28, 2015

    Man arrested after accident

    Riley County police Thursday morning arrested Jason Lawrence Calhoun, 37, no known address, after they said he ran away from the scene of a three-vehicle accident at approximately 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Tuttle Creek Blvd. and Casement Road. Police issued a notice Wednesday

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | May 28, 2015

    Soldier held after child injured

    Kansas City, Missouri, police on Wednesday arrested a Fort Riley soldier on a warrant after a three-month-old infant was transferred from Geary Community Hospital to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The infant showed signs that it had been abused and was in critical

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Daycare owner’s sentencing delayed

    A former Manhattan daycare owner who was found guilty of aggravated battery and endangering a child had her sentencing delayed in Riley County Court on Tuesday. State prosecutors are still trying to determine the amount of restitution 23-year-old Lesa Heiman owes before moving forward with

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Rescue team saves canoeists on Kansas River

    Rescue crews saved two stranded canoeists on the Kansas River on Sunday after they were unable to reach their intended boat ramp. At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two canoeists on the Kansas River east of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbery

    A masked Manhattan man who stole an occupied vehicle in the HyVee parking lot was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison. Benjamin Abrams, 33, will serve 60 months for the Oct. 25 aggravated robbery where he used a gun to steal a 1993 Ford truck from Virgil

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Campbell gets 5-plus years in prison for pot robbery

    A judge sentenced on Tuesday morning a Manhattan man to 5 1/2 years in prison for using a handgun in a July marijuana robbery. Trey Campbell, 21, was found guilty by a jury on April 24 for one count of aggravated robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Man accused of hitting bicyclist to stand trial in September

    A judge on Tuesday set a three-day jury trial for a Rossville man accused of causing the June death of a Manhattan bicyclist. Derik Kesler, 33, represented by Tom Lemon, of Topeka, will appear before a jury in Riley County District Court on Sept. 22-24. Kesler

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