The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office recovered on Wednesday over $25,000 in stolen items during two searches of the same St. George residence. Sheriffs executed the first warrant on Wednesday at 5375 Hopkins Creek Road and found a John Deere riding mower, an ATV and tools that
A fugitive of the Kansas Department of Corrections Parole Program is believed to be in the Junction City area. Arthur M. Vantassel is a white male, 29, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Vantassel was convicted in 2011 of distribution of hallucinogens and
It was cold, and a light mist was falling in early December when a “horrible boom” woke Amanda Gocken. But it wasn’t thunder that she heard, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol report on an accident that killed a Marshall County teen. According to
A chimney fire that spread to a roof caused about $10,000 in structural damage to an area home on Thursday night. Freddie Taylor, the owner of 3212 Shady Valley Drive, was home on Thursday night burning wood in his fireplace. It wasn’t until a neighbor came
Junction City police on Wednesday arrested one of the victims in a Sunday shooting. Jackie Oliver, 42, Junction City, was arrested on the charge of aggravated battery in connection with a shooting incident on Sunday at 805 Grant Ave. He is currently confined on a $25,000 bond at
A man approached two 12-year-old students between 2:50 and 3 p.m. on Tuesday as they were taking items to the recycling trailer at St. George Elementary School. One of the students believes the man had questionable contact with him inside the trailer and may have been
The Kansas Department of Labor is investigating the death of a Manhattan city worker after a dirt trench collapsed on him on Friday. William Wiske, 30, of Wamego, died from the injuries he received after he was buried up to his waist in dirt and mud.
Riley County police identified the victim of a shooting death on Monday as 46-year-old Steven Hoard of Randolph, according to a press release issued on Tuesday afternoon. The RCPD responded to the 14000 block of Gardiner Road in Randolph around 1:20 a.m. and declared Hoard dead.
A suspicious tube that contained homemade fireworks was removed from the overpass of Seth Child Road over Kimball Avenue on Tuesday morning. The RCPD and Manhattan Fire Department responded around 8:40 a.m. after someone saw the package in the road and filed a complaint. The
Riley County police seized more than $171,000 worth of drug-related items and arrested four people last week while serving a series of search warrants. According to a press release issued by the Riley County Police Department, items seized include $51,000 in cash, 14 pounds of marijuana, 1/2 pound of
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