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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Three arrested after drug probe

    Riley County police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine, marijuana and $3,000 in cash on Tuesday after an investigation into drug distribution. According to a report from Officer Matthew Droge, the RCPD teamed with agents from the Kansas Department of Corrections State Parole Office to search

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 12, 2014

    Pottawatomie sheriff investigates drug report

    WESTMORELAND — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff ’s Office is investigating a report that some Wamego High students were given marijuana at a school event in Salina. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, the incident took place on March 1, and his office responded to a report from school

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 11, 2014

    RCPD reports 73 Fake arrests

    Seventy-three people were arrested during a 35-hour period that revolved around Saturday’s Fake Patty’s Day celebration. The Riley County Police Department released crime statistics for the event on Tuesday. From 7 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Sunday, police from Riley County —

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | March 07, 2014

    RCPD asks for $1M increase for 2015

    The Riley County Police Department has begun hashing out numbers with the county law board for its 2015 budget. The department and Riley County Law Board commissioners met Thursday night for the first of two budget workshops. The agency proposed a $1,088,500 increase from its 2014 approved budget

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    Were the Strasser Village arsonists ever caught?

    Wonder1

    Q: Did they ever catch anybody who set fire to the Strasser Village Apartments near downtown?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    Federal jury convicts JC man of murder

    A Junction City man was convicted of murder in federal court Thursday, officials said. Marcus D. Roberson, 32, was found guilty of killing a woman four years ago to keep her from giving information to law enforcement officers about his drug trafficking, according to a report

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 07, 2014

    St. Marys girl reports van following her

    ST. MARYS — An 11-year-old girl reported she was chased by a white van in St. Marys around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, but she managed to run home. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the incident, in which it was reported the girl

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Body identified as Peterson’s

    A body discovered at Tuttle Creek Lake on Friday has been identified as a St. George woman who disappeared in January. The body of Jane Peterson, 56, was located in the water near the shore in the Tuttle Cove area of the lake around 3:13 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Status hearing postponed in vehicular homicide case

    Judge Meryl Wilson rescheduled Daniel Nitchman’s status hearing Tuesday. Nitchman is charged with vehicular homicide in the September accident that caused the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Coleman was struck on Interstate 70 by Nitchman’s 2012 Ford pickup after he reportedly fell asleep at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 02, 2014

    Body found in Tuttle Cove Friday

    A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane

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