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

    Hearing continued in child’s death

    A status hearing was continued Tuesday for a Fort Riley soldier arrested last month on charges of abuse and first-degree murder of a child.  Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared before Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court Tuesday afternoon via live video stream from Riley

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

    Campus rape reported

    The Kansas State University Police Department is investigating a reported rape on campus. The incident occurred early Saturday morning in a student housing area, according to a report from Capt. Don Stubbings. The female victim and the male suspect were known to each other. Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | November 18, 2014

    Reserve spending approved for new tech

    The Riley County Police Department will use emergency reserve funds early next year to cover unexpected computer upgrades. On Monday, the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board approved 4-0 reserve fund spending up to $150,000. RCPD Director Brad Schoen said the upgrades are necessary because Microsoft

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 18, 2014

    Belvue man charged with 1st-degree murder

    Christopher Arand, rural Belvue, has been charged with first-degree murder and felony cruelty to animals in connection with the death of his 70-year-old uncle, Larry Arand, Belvue. Arand, 36, made his first appearance in Pottawatomie County District Court Friday morning when a preliminary hearing was scheduled

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | November 18, 2014

    Representative: Police misusing shooting range

    A spokesman for a local shooting range on Monday expressed concerns that the police department is misusing the facility and said the owner doesn’t intend to renew a lease agreement. Roger Seymour spoke to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on behalf of

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

    Court denies retrial; affirms sentence

    The Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed Friday two area cases involving rape and domestic violence. The court affirmed a 2012 Riley County District Court decision on a rape case. Judge David Stutzman sentenced John Goodpasture Jr. to two consecutive life sentences in prison after being convicted 21

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

    Man arrested in stabbing incident

    A Manhattan man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a 27-year-old woman in a domestic incident. Samuel Lee Dartez, 30, of 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B is being held in the Riley County Jail for attempted first-degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000. At approximately 11:38 a.

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

    Man arrested in connection with October robbery cases

    A suspect in two Oct. 8 robbery cases is now in the Riley County Police Department’s custody after being arrested in Illinois last month. Kenneth Mallett, 22, 516 Thurston St., was arrested Oct. 10 in Tuscola, Ill., on a Riley County District Court warrant on charges of aggravated

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

    Fourth suspect in custody in attempted robbery case

    Brandon Staatz, 17, of 2519 Candlecrest Circle is confined in the North Central Kansas Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City for attempted aggravated robbery in connection with an incident that occurred on the night of Nov. 7. Staatz is the fourth suspect in the case taken into custody,

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

    Same-sex couple weds hours after Supreme Court decision

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    On a cold, sunny Thursday morning, Riley residents Darci Bohnenblust and Joleen Hickman, a same-sex couple of 19 years, waited patiently in the courthouse for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson of the 21st District to make it to his office and approve an application the couple first

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