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

    Jury finds man guilty on 5 drug charges

    A jury found a Manhattan man guilty of five drug-related charges on Wednesday in Riley County District Court. The jury found 44-year-old Eric Lipp guilty of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride with

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 07, 2015

    Daycare owner pleads to child endangerment

    A Manhattan woman was found guilty on Monday of aggravated battery and endangering a child. Former daycare owner Lesa Heiman pleaded no contest to those charges in Riley County District Court as part of a plea agreement. According to the prosecution’s evidence presented by

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 07, 2015

    RCPD reports vehicle theft, rash of weekend burglaries

    Riley County police filed eight reports between Saturday and Sunday for crimes related to motor vehicle theft, vehicle burglary and criminal damage to property. Police responded to seven similar reports a week ago, but are not sure if the cases are connected, according to a

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

    Fire causes $35K in damage to home

    Fire.phatch

    No one was injured in a house fire Friday afternoon, but the flames caused an estimated $35,000 in damage. At 4:57 p.m. the Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 1517 Houston St. for a report of a structure fire. Crews found a one-story residential structure with heavy

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

    Colorado man dies at rest stop on I-70

    JUNCTION CITY — Authorities say a Colorado man who was moving to Florida was found dead at a rest stop near Manhattan on Tuesday. The Geary County Sheriff’s office says 47-year-old Keith Morrison of Aurora, Colorado, was found dead Tuesday in the parking area of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | April 01, 2015

    Bates gets 13 years for child sex crimes

    A man who raped a 12-year-old girl was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 13 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement to avoid a life sentence. Judge David Stutzman sentenced Christopher Bates to 155 months in prison for raping a child under 14. Bates was also sentenced to 41

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | March 31, 2015

    City: No citation for court rusher

    City prosecutors dropped a citation issued to K-State student who ran into a KU basketball player in February. But the young man will be banned from buying tickets or attending K-State games for the near future. Nathan Power intentionally bumped into University of Kansas forward

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2015

    1 hurt in attempted robbery

    An attempted robbery on Monday in K-State’s West Stadium parking lot left one victim with minor injuries, according to K-State police. A man reported that an unknown Hispanic man, 5-feet-8-inches tall with brown hair and in his late 20s, wearing a gray shirt

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2015

    Man charged with child sex crimes left state

    A heavily-redacted affidavit released to the Mercury indicates a Leonardville man left the state after an interview with Riley County police last month. John Thomas, 48, was arrested on a Riley County warrant in Chino Valley, Ariz. earlier this month and is currently confined at the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | March 31, 2015

    2 reach plea agreements in kidnapping case

    Two Manhattan men accepted plea agreements on Monday for their roles in kidnapping two K-State students last fall. Ortegas Tune and Rasheem Wilson each pleaded no contest to kidnapping Keli Lee and Haley Hart and no contest to the aggravated robbery of Steven Briggs. Chief

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