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

    Man gets probation in DUI, attempted robbery case

    A judge sentenced a Westmoreland man to probation on Monday for attempted robbery and drunken driving. Nathan Woodyard, 38, received 24 months probation for the May 11 incident. He must also pay and fines and fees totaling $1,063. Woodyard faces a 21-month prison sentence if he violates his probation

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

    Man dies in trench collapse

    Accident.phatch

    A 30-year-old city of Manhattan worker died after he became trapped when a trench collapsed Friday evening. William Albert Wiske of Wamego was repairing a water main near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossil Ridge Drive when the trench collapsed upon him, according to

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

    Judge will allow Facebook evidence in murder case

    A judge on Wednesday denied a defense attorney’s motions to suppress evidence that might link his client to the murder of a Manhattan man. Jeffrey Wicks, who is representing Anthony Nichols, 35, in two first-degree murder cases, made a motion for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 04, 2015

    Board says policies would help RCPD avoid racial issues

    After a few unintended run-ins with the law while working a graveyard shift as a janitor, Faaris Anwar’s first thought when he sees a police officer is “uh-oh.” Anwar told a story of a time he felt officers judged him based on the color

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

    Preliminary hearing set in November robbery case

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an alleged attempted robbery in November will appear for a preliminary hearing in March. Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested on Nov. 11 for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and contribution to child misconduct after

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Report: Slight rise in violent crimes

    A recent report showing violent crime increased 11.1 percent in Riley County last year isn’t setting off sirens for one police official. “Really, we’re talking only about 10 more crimes in 2014 from 2013,” said Brad Schoen, Director of the Riley County Police Department. The FBI categorizes

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Police release more details about worker injured at Vanier site

    Vanier.phatch

    The construction worker who was taken to the hospital after a concrete form fell on him Monday morning was released from the hospital without any serious injuries. The worker was removing forms from concrete that had set at the Vanier Football Complex construction site when

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2015

    Trial set for soldier accused of rape

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of raping a woman in the parking lot of the local movie theater in August will stand trial in May. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 23, Fort Riley, appeared with his counsel, Larry McRell, in front of Judge David Stutzman Monday morning where

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in July marijuana robbery

    A Manhattan man who allegedly helped rob marijuana from two roommates at gunpoint in a July incident pleaded not guilty to two felony charges Monday morning. Trey Campbell, 21, pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery in Judge David Stutzman’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2015

    Judge: Man guilty of aggravated arson

    A Manhattan man who set fire to his roommate’s clothing and caused damage to their apartment was found guilty by Judge John Bosch on Monday. Ivan Beaulieu, 22, is guilty of aggravated arson, criminal damage to property and theft in three separate incidences that were

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