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

    Hearing set in murder case

    JUNCTION CITY — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a man facing murder charges in Riley and Geary counties. Anthony Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, appeared Tuesday morning for a status hearing in Eighth Judicial District Court. Nichols faces first degree murder and robbery charges in

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

    Police searching for armed robber

    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed a Manhattan Dollar General store Wednesday night. Officers were alerted to an armed robbery at the store, 2321 Tuttle Creek Blvd, at 10:06 p.m. Preliminary information released by police indicated the suspect is a black male

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Schoen attributes crime drop to economy, patrols

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners the crime rate continues to drop in the area. “We continue to sit around in our staff meetings and pinch ourselves on a regular basis as a result of the crime rate continuing to drop,”

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Armed robbery at Dollar General

    Police radio Wednesday night indicated an armed robbery in progress at Dollar General, 2321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan. As many as eight police cruisers, including K9 units, were on the scene. Reports point to a black male wearing a red hooded jacket as a person

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Riley County Jail’s average occupancy at low point

    The inmate occupying cell F202 of the Riley County Jail stood close to the door, staring intently outside the window of his second-level, locked-tight living space. “You may think he’s looking at you,” corrections officer Shalondra Booker said as the six-member Riley County Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | April 16, 2014

    Jewish center shooting victim the mother of a K-State student

    The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Terri and Jim LaManno planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. But on Sunday, as Terri LaManno made her regular weekly visit to see her mother at an assisted living center in Overland Park she was caught

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

    House fire spreads to next-door building

    Housefire.phatch

    Manhattan firefighters quickly gained control of a fire on South Juliette Avenue early Monday night, but not before it did almost $200,000 in damage to two residences and contents of both houses. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 702 S. Juliette Ave. at about 6:20 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | April 15, 2014

    Driver flown to Topeka after cement truck rolls

    Wreck.phatch

    A cement truck driver was flown by Life Star helicopter to a Topeka hospital Monday after suffering serious injuries when his truck rolled onto its side in the 6200 block of Anderson Avenue. Riley County police and emergency officials responded to the accident at about 12:12 p.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | April 15, 2014

    Vehicle crashes into beauty store

    A downtown beauty supply store needs a makeover — courtesy of a suspected drunken driver. At about 2 a.m. Tuesday, Riley County police responded to Linde International Beauty Supply, 114 S. Fourth St. Officers discovered that Scott Daougherty, 23, of Junction City, had crashed his 2004 Ford F150 into

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Man dies in tractor rollover

    A Geary County man was killed Saturday in a tractor rollover accident. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department reported Larry Bliss, 77, sustained fatal injuries when his farm tractor rolled near 12998 Humboldt Creek Road. Deputies responded to the accident at about 9:30 p.m., according to an

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