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

    Suspect enters plea agreements

    Jerred Snyder won’t stand trial after all. The 30-year-old Manhattan man was scheduled to have a jury hear both his pending cases in October, but he reached plea agreements in the cases last week. Snyder faced kidnapping and robbery charges in one case and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 31, 2014

    RCPD matching community demographics

    Yes, there was a glaring danger sign. Looking back at the tragic shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials across the country are quick to point at one obvious signal. The population of Ferguson is about 67 percent African American, while the police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 29, 2014

    Gonzalez found guilty of second-degree murder

    WESTMORELAND – A man’s intentions on the night he killed his friend were at the center of the jury’s deliberations on Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court. The jurors left Judge Jeff Elder’s courtroom at 9:50 a.m. Almost four hours later, they returned

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 28, 2014

    Gonzalez takes stand in murder trial

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez was driving his black Honda Accord around St. Marys sometime between 4 or 5 a.m. Jan. 1, when the .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun he had with him fired a shot. On Wednesday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Gonzalez told jurors that he remembers glancing at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 27, 2014

    Jurors listen to recording of Gonzalez’s interview with sheriff’s department

    WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez buried his head in his hands as jurors in Pottawatomie County District Court listened on Tuesday to a recording of an interview conducted just hours after Levi Bishop was shot and killed early Jan. 1 in St. Marys. Gonzalez is on trial for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 26, 2014

    Plane makes ‘belly’ landing

    A pilot from Iowa had a rough landing Monday afternoon at Manhattan Regional Airport. The accident occurred at 1:21 p.m. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner said Douglas Edward Ward, 56, of Milton, Iowa, neglected to deploy the plane’s landing gear, and the plane “belly

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 25, 2014

    Man charged in student’s 2013 death

    Riley County police on Saturday arrested an Olathe man in connection with the November 2013 death of Kansas State University freshman Jordan Forbit. Police reported Gregory Haug Jr., 21, was arrested for involuntary manslaughter stemming from Forbit’s death. He was also arrested on charges of possession

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 22, 2014

    Bates found guilty of indecent liberties

    Christopher Bates was found guilty of one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child on Thursday in Riley County District Court. After four-and-a-half hours of deliberation, the jury returned that verdict and a not-guilty verdict to another count of the same charge. Jurors reported

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 21, 2014

    Bates takes the stand in child rape trial

    Christopher Bates took the stand on Thursday in Riley County District Court, where he denied the child molestation allegations that have been brought against him. The 31-year-old Fort Riley soldier faces numerous charges linked to incidents involving two sisters, 12 and 10 years old at the time,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 21, 2014

    Commissioners, RCPD reflect on police action in Ferguson, Mo.

    With the crisis between protesters and police forces in Ferguson, Mo., continuing to dominate the national headlines, Riley County commissioners took the opportunity Thursday morning to ask Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen if there are any lessons to be learned his officers can

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