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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 22, 2014

    Woman says son ‘harassed’ by police

    A Memphis woman said she went to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board meeting Monday seeking justice for her son, a Manhattan man who was shot in May. Sophia Starks spoke of her son Dareen Starks, 23, before law board members and police administrators, alleging

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 21, 2014

    2 charged with attempted murder

    Police arrested two Ogden men on Sunday on charges of attempted murder. Johnny Cossey, 38, and Timothy Holmes, 43, were both charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, according to a report from the Riley County Police Department. The victim was identified as 22-year-old

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 21, 2014

    Pott County Jail lists those arrested during Country Stampede

    The Mercury has obtained from the Pottawatomie County Jail the names of those booked during this year’s Country Stampede. Because the jail’s records don’t indicate the location of each arrest, all names recorded from June 25 to 29 are listed. Daniel Payney, 29, Ozawkie, for

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    Trial set for man accused of injuring 2 motorcyclists

    An Ogden man accused of multiple charges connected to an April accident that left two motorcycle riders seriously injured was bound over and scheduled for an arraignment Friday in Riley County District Court. Judge William Malcolm scheduled an arraignment hearing for Johnny Cossey, 38, on Aug. 4.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 20, 2014

    RCPD seeking information about possible copper thefts

    The Riley County Police Department has responded to and initiated investigations into several thefts of copper in the Manhattan and Riley County area over the past few years and is now seeking out victims who may have left these thefts unreported. “Reporting a crime to

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

    Experiencing stunning pain at RCPD Taser exercise

    Taser-4.phatch

    Those who want to put up a fight with a law enforcement officer after being shot with a Taser are either not in their right mind or just stupid — maybe both. Believe me. Thanks to an opportunity Thursday during the Riley County Police Department’s

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

    Report: Plane part found 1 mile from crash

    A report on the plane crash that killed to Manhattan men in April 2013 says part of the aircrafts was found more than a mile from the crash site. Ronald Marshall, a retired Manhattan gynecologist, and Chris Gruber, development for the college of veterinary medicine at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | July 18, 2014

    Police considering purchase of ‘body cameras, ’drones

    Riley County Police Department Assistant Director John Doehling told county commissioners Thursday morning that the RCPD is looking into technology upgrades - specifically in regard to camera and drone devices. “We currently employ, in all of our patrol cars, video cameras with audio attached to

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

    Nichols closer to trial in murder case

    Who played what roles in John Burroughs’ death last September remains to be determined, but a Riley County District Court judge on Wednesday ruled that there’s probable cause to believe a Kansas City man may be one of the murderers. Judge Meryl Wilson bound

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

    Police looking for motorcycle

    Riley County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a $20,000 custom-built motorcycle that was reported as stolen more than a week ago. John Straud, 27, of Wamego, reported the theft on July 8 when Riley County Police Department officers responded to 6241 Zeandale Road. Straud

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