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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    Manhattan woman pleads guilty to marriage fraud conspiracy

    A Manhattan woman pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a marriage fraud scheme. Jacqueline Michaelle Reed, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Tuesday. In her plea, Reed, who is a U.S. citizen,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    Roberts gets 18 months for thefts

    Tracy Shane Roberts, a former executive officer for the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, will serve 18 months in prison for stealing money from the organization. Judge Meryl Wilson issued the sentence on Monday in Riley County District Court. Roberts, 45, Wamego, was charged with 30 counts of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    JC apartment builder sentenced to 57 months

    TOPEKA — A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 57 months in federal prison for fraud and money laundering related to the construction of an apartment complex in Junction City. John Wyatt Duncan, Jr., 53, Topeka, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud, one count of money

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 07, 2014

    2 people injured in head-on crash Sunday near Wamego

    Two people were transported by Life Star helicopter to a medical facility after a head-on collision early Sunday morning. The wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m., a mile east of Wamego on Highway 24. Cameron Renfro, 23, of Silver Lake, and Jeffrey Fisher, 47, of Wamego, both were

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | October 05, 2014

    Judge’s sentences raise questions

    John Bosch is no stranger to departing from the norm. However, how the judge in Kansas’ 21st Judicial District selects those departures, specifically in several of the sentences he’s handed out in the last 15 months or so, has raised questions among attorneys, officials and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2014

    McConnell accused of killing child in 2013

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | October 02, 2014

    Applebee’s closed after kitchen fire

    An accidental fire in Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar kitchen just before 1 a.m. Thursday will force the restaurant to close for cleanup and repairs. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the restaurant, 100 Manhattan Town Center P5, at 12:59 a.m., according to a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2014

    Reported sexual assaults up at KU

    LAWRENCE — A new report says sexual offenses reported last year on the Kansas University campus increased by 10 from the previous year. The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report crime statistics and submit them to the U.S. Department of Education. Thirteen sex offenses were

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 02, 2014

    Murder suspect faces trial

    A Leonardville man charged with murder in a 2008 killing will proceed to trial in November now that he’s been found competent. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, of Clay Center in February 2008. James was performing pest control at Barrett’s

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 01, 2014

    Soldier accused of killing infant appears in court

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of

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