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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 09, 2015

    EMS reports more Fake calls, transports

    Emergency calls related to Fake Patty’s Day this year increased 61 percent compared with the same period in 2014, said Riley County EMS Director Larry Couchman. Couchman told Riley County commissioners Monday that between Friday evening and Sunday morning, his department received 66 calls for service, 50 of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 09, 2015

    Man accused of stabbing woman seeks new attorney

    A man accused of stabbing a woman in the face and neck asked for a new attorney Monday during what was supposed to be his arraignment in court. Samuel Dartez, 30, appeared alongside his defense attorney, Larry McRell. “He informed me he wants a new lawyer,”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | March 09, 2015

    Huelskamp staffer ran for local school board

    A former local school board candidate was arrested late last week in Dodge City on charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Matthew Pennell, a staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan. 1st District, was arrested Thursday after an investigation by the Dodge City

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 09, 2015

    Arraignment set for man accused of killing uncle

    Christopher Michael Arand has been bound over for trial in connection with the Dec. 10 death of his uncle at Belvue. Following a preliminary hearing Friday morning in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder ruled there was sufficient evidence to try Arand on charges of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 08, 2015

    Police report 19 arrests at FPD briefing

    As of 8 p.m on Saturday, police had arrested 19 people during Fake Patty’s Day. “We’ve actually had a fairly good start to the day compared to last year and years past,” said Riley County police Public Information Officer Matt Droge at the event’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | March 07, 2015

    Car chase spans 2 counties, driver abandons vehicle

    Officials are still searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle that officers from the Wamego and St. Marys police departments chased on Friday. The chase spanned Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties. The Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office was alerted the chase was about to enter

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 06, 2015

    Judge denies evidence requests, grants new trial date

    A judge on Thursday denied a defense attorney’s request to suppress evidence gathered during a search of his client’s cell phone. State prosecutors believe the text messages recovered from the phone could link the defendant to two area murders. Anthony Nichols, 35, of Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 06, 2015

    Soldier waives preliminary hearing in infant death case

    Prosecutors were ready to proceed with a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier charged with murder in the death of his infant daughter. However, when the judge entered the courtroom on Friday morning, the defense asked for a few moments alone. Alexander McConnell, an

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 05, 2015

    Soldier in child sex case appears in court

    Graphic videos and images were shown in Geary County District Court on Wednesday during a preliminary hearing for a Fort Riley soldier accused of having sex with a child. Staff Sgt. James Henning, who was 40 at the time of the alleged incidents, faces 11 felony charges

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 04, 2015

    Two arrested on multiple charges

    Riley County Police made two arrests Tuesday, in connection with a series of motor vehicle thefts and burglaries that occurred recently in the Manhattan area. Jeremy Michael Spaur, 30, and Nicole Ann Holt, 20, both of 717 Riley Lane, were placed under arrest for numerous property and drug

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