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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Victim testifies in rape hearing

    A Fort Riley soldier who is accused of rape in an Aug. 30 incident in the parking lot of the local movie theater appeared in court Friday morning for his preliminary hearing. Spc. Sean Wedgwood, 23, Fort Riley, allegedly raped a woman, born in 1995 and identified in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 23, 2015

    Man pleads in stabbing case

    An Ogden man accused of stabbing a man in the neck during a July robbery pleaded no contest on Thursday to aggravated battery. As part of his plea negotiations, Johnny Cossey, 38, had the remainder of his charges dismissed for his role in the July 20 robbery

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | January 21, 2015

    Schoen: RCPD achieved most goals in 2014

    The Riley County Police Department met most of its 2014 goals, but failed to complete the majority of its “action items.” RCPD Director Brad Schoen presented a review of the goals and progress indicators for the prior year at the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 21, 2015

    Man waives preliminary hearing in arson case

    A Manhattan man who allegedly set fire to his roommate’s clothing in their apartment waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Ivan Beaulieu, 22, appeared before Judge William Malcolm Tuesday afternoon in Riley County Court with his attorney, Lora Ingels. Beaulieu was scheduled to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 21, 2015

    Trial set for man charged in October kidnapping

    A three-day jury trial was set on Tuesday for one of four Manhattan men facing charges connected to an October kidnapping and robbery. Judge Meryl Wilson set Kaywaun Washington’s trial for April 8-10 at the request of Washington’s attorney, Britain Stites. Washington, 25, previously

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | January 21, 2015

    Manhattan native to appear on ‘Anderson Cooper 360’

    A Manhattan native is scheduled to appear on Anderson Cooper’s television show Wednesday night to discuss what police can legally seize in traffic stops. Glen Downey, now an attorney in Des Moines, represents two men in a federal civil rights lawsuit in Iowa. Downey

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 18, 2015

    Wichita woman dies in I-70 accident Saturday morning

    A Wichita woman died Saturday morning after a single-vehicle accident on the Riley County portion of I-70. Alexis D. Champ, 18, died after crashing her 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 about 1.3 miles east of Deep Creek Road on I-70, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Champ was driving eastbound

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | January 18, 2015

    At least 20 pickup trucks damaged at retreat hotel

    OVERLAND PARK — At least 20 pickup trucks were broken into early Saturday morning in a hotel parking lot where many local people were staying for a regional leaders’ retreat. At least 20 vehicles — all pickups — were found with their driver’s-side windows shattered in the parking lot

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Why can police talk on cell phones while driving?

    Wonder1

    Q: RCPD officer spotted on the phone driving down Anderson. Y u no follow the rules? Can we get a Mercury story on this? #doublestandards. A: First of all: Yes, you read that right. Gone are the days when hand-written, head-scratching inquiries arrived at The

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 16, 2015

    Officials warn of police impostor near Marysville

    Officials in northeast Kansas say they are searching for a police impersonator who has stopped and demanded to search at least three vehicles this week. “At this point, our biggest concern is for the public,” Marshall County Sheriff Dan Hargrave said on Thursday. “The impersonator

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