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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 01, 2014

    Appeals court confirms sexual exploitation ruling

    The Kansas Court of Appeals last week affirmed a Riley County District Court opinion in a case involving a Manhattan man convicted in 2012 of sexual exploitation of a child. The district court sentenced Michael Combs to 32 months in prison with lifetime post-release supervision, but granted

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2014

    Bicyclist dies in crash

    A Manhattan man died Thursday evening after being hit by a truck three miles south of the city on Kansas Highway 177. Mark M. Jilka, 49, was riding a bicycle in the southbound shoulder of K-177 at around 7:10 p.m. when a 2007 Dodge pickup driven by Derik

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | June 27, 2014

    Appeals court rules in favor of Wilson

    A state appeals court Friday handed Kite’s Bar and Grill a victory in a case about the way minor-in-possession cases are handled. The case stemmed from a Riley County Police Department citation issued Dec. 18, 2010, to a 19-year-old woman for having a beer in Kite’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 26, 2014

    Nichols hearing rescheduled

    A preliminary hearing in Geary County District Court for a Kansas City man facing murder charges from incidents in Manhattan and Junction City was rescheduled earlier this week to July 9. Anthony Nichols, 33, faces first-degree murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection to the shooting death

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 24, 2014

    Manhattan part of national child sex trafficking sting

    Two children were recovered and seven people were arrested over the past week in an operation targeting child sex trafficking in cities in Kansas and Missouri including Manhattan, federal officials announced on Monday. The FBI Kansas City Division worked with local, state and other federal

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 24, 2014

    Bowman sentenced to 17 years for robbery

    A man arrested for robbing a Manhattan convenience store in November was sentenced on Monday to 206 months in prison. Riley County Judge Meryl Wilson ordered the sentence after denying a request from 22-year-old Travis Bowman’s attorney, Phleymon Yau, for a downward departure to a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | June 23, 2014

    Two cars involved in accident on Seth Child Road

    Drivers in lunch-hour traffic experienced delays Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle accident on Seth Child Road near the Amherst Avenue intersection. Riley County police stated no major injuries were reported as a result of the accident, which occurred at about 12:30 p.m. Both cars involved –

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | June 22, 2014

    Officials unearth explosive device

    Officials evacuated 60 residences in Fort Riley on Friday after the discovery of an unidentified explosive device on Custer Hill. The device, which Fort Riley officials referred to as an “unexploded ordnance,” was unearthed near the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Hamptom Place, according to a

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

    RCPD officers to ride rails watching for violations

    Accidents involving trains and other vehicles rarely end without injury or worse. In an effort to prevent future accidents from occurring in Manhattan and Riley County, the Union Pacific Police and Riley County Police departments are teaming up from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday

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

    Riley fire causes $25,000 in damage to apartments

    A Riley apartment sustained heavy damage after a fire broke out early Thursday morning. Firefighters from the Riley and Riley County Fire departments responded to the apartment complex in the 300 block of North Noble Street at about 3:20 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins

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