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  • 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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2014

    Details about shooting revealed at hearing

    Details about a Manhattan shooting were revealed at a man’s preliminary hearing on Tuesday in a case that has caused a rift between a victim’s family and the local police department. Witnesses were brought in for a hearing for Daeshawn Bryant, 18, whom attorneys

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | August 19, 2014

    Mother of victim returns for answers

    In another attempt to get answers about her son’s shooting, one woman accepted a compromise with police administrators during a Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting on Monday. Sophia Starks of Memphis was back at this month’s meeting demanding answers about her

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2014

    Trial begins for man accused of raping girls

    A trial for a Fort Riley soldier accused of raping two young girls last summer continued Tuesday in Riley County District Court with both sides providing opening statements. In Judge David Stutzman’s courtroom, Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson reviewed with the 13-member jury the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 17, 2014

    RCPD evaluates use of force in wake of Mo. riots

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    When it comes to law enforcement, use of force is a possible course of action not to be taken lightly. In Ferguson, Mo., local and state authorities are seeing the results of one police officer’s decision to use force. Whether Darren Wilson was justified

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 17, 2014

    Police search for rape suspect

    Riley County police on Saturday were searching for a man suspected of raping a woman in her mid-twenties known to him. The search comes after police received a call reporting a rape at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. The crime reportedly occurred in the northern part

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2014

    Man gets 18 months for shooting

    WESTMORELAND — Tears were shed Thursday afternoon in Pottawatomie County District court as Judge Jeffrey Elder sentenced Dustin Monroe to 18 months in prison for his role in a December shooting incident at the Manhattan Quality Inn and Suites. The 34-year-old Wamego man in May pleaded no

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2014

    Judge sentences Quality Inn shooter to 18 months in prison

    WESTMORELAND – Tears were shed Thursday afternoon in Pottawatomie County District court as Judge Jeffrey Elder sentenced Dustin Monroe to 18 months in prison for his role in a December shooting incident at the Manhattan Quality Inn and Suites. The 34-year-old Wamego man in May pleaded no

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 13, 2014

    Defendant in kidnapping, robbery case granted more time after attorney change

    Jerred Snyder and his attorney have been given more time to prepare for his upcoming jury trials. Riley County District Judge John Bosch granted the request from Snyder’s attorney, Jillian Waesche, on Monday. Waesche was appointed to represent Snyder on July 28, about a month

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