Friday, February 12, 2016

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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 04, 2016

    RCPD: Vehicle thefts up in 2015

    The most notable trend Riley County police officers saw in 2015 was an uptick in vehicle thefts and vehicle burglaries, Lt. Luke Breault told Riley County commissioners Monday. Breault said the number of stolen cars more than doubled over the past year — from 30 in 2014 to a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Education |Business |Kansas State University |Government & Politics |Fort Riley | January 03, 2016

    What’s on tap for Manhattan, Fort Riley in 2016

    Manhattan’s construction boom is on pace to continue in 2016 with work already underway on a new 13-screen theater and the largest apartment complex in the city’s history. Carmike Cinemas announced last summer it would build the theater, which include a 575-seat IMAX auditorium,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 03, 2016

    In suit, man says police beat him

    State officials have opened an investigation into a Manhattan man’s allegation of police brutality during his 2014 arrest in Morris County, but have yet to release additional details. The man, 31-year-old Samuel Dartez, was arrested after an approximately four-hour standoff with police at the Munkers

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

    Sheriff identifies shooting victim

    Officials have released more information about a Tuesday shooting in rural Pottawatomie County, including the victim’s name. According to a release from Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat, Tyrel C. Britton, 23, Westmoreland, was driving a red 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck when he was shot by Dakota

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

    Riverchase fire causes $20K in damage to mobile home

    A mobile home sustained up to $20,000 in damage after a fire Wednesday, although nobody was injured. Riley County emergency management director Pat Collins said the initial call, made at 2:50 p.m., identified the place of the fire as Colonial Gardens, which is within Manhattan city

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2015

    Pott County man, 18, arrested in shooting

    One person was taken to a Topeka hospital and another arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting Tuesday in rural Pottawatomie County. According to a release from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, Dakota Blake Fair, 18, was arrested at 8:30 p.m. at his

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2015

    Manhattan man pleads no contest to sex-related charges

    A Manhattan man has pleaded no contest on charges related to attempted sex with a teen. Scott David Perry, 55, was arrested in June on a warrant for attempted sex crimes and solicitation. Police said the warrant stemmed from a February incident involving a teen. Perry

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2015

    Hearing rescheduled in 2nd-degree murder case

    A preliminary hearing was rescheduled Tuesday for a Riley man facing a second-degree murder charge after an Oct. 5 car accident that killed his 6-year-old daughter. Joshua Michael Mall, 39, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.13 when he collided with another vehicle and then

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 29, 2015

    Sheriff’s department arrests 3 on drug charges after stop

    Three men were arrested on drug and other charges after a traffic stop Sunday in Pottawatomie County. According to a release from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, deputies stopped a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro at 3:45 a.m. near Enoch Lane and Frontage road in Manhattan. A

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University |Government & Politics |Fort Riley | December 27, 2015

    The Mercury looks back on the 10 biggest stories of 2015


    Some stories come in with a loud bang and are over; others make a quiet but constant hum all year long. That’s the difficulty in ranking the top news stories of 2015. Are they determined by the number of page views received in a day?

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