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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Continuance granted in fatal accident case

    A judge will allow the attorney for a Manhattan man facing charges in the death of an unborn child more time to review evidence against his client. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., appeared in Riley County District Court on Tuesday with his lawyer, Britain Stites, in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Hearing set for soldier facing rape charge

    An Army soldier facing a rape charge is scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing next month. Staff Sgt. Timothy Ayers Jr., 41, appeared via live video stream from the Riley County Jail on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Ayers, represented by Larry McRell, was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Man charged in pot robbery waives hearing

    A Manhattan man who is accused of using a gun to steal marijuana waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. Ty Suggs, 21, 1230 Colorado St., appeared with counsel Brenda Jordan in Judge William Malcolm’s courtroom. Suggs faces charges of aggravated robbery and conspiracy

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 25, 2015

    Judge lowers bond for 2 in drug case

    A judge granted bond reductions on Tuesday for two people arrested earlier this month on drug charges. Grant Hamel, Taylor Beck and Tyler Troute appeared via live video stream from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm. Hamel’s attorney, Troy Huser,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 24, 2015

    Judge moves to limit some testimony in daycare case

    Doctors can offer their expert opinions but can’t testify that a daycare provider’s actions caused the injuries to a child in her care, a Riley County judge said Tuesday. The child sustained a bruise on the head after Lesa Heiman held the child

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 23, 2015

    1 dead in Geary County rollover

    A single-vehicle rollover accident Sunday morning in Geary County left one person dead when the driver of a car failed to stop at a dead end and drove off the road. Ronald E. Stump Jr., 35, Belleville, was driving a 2015 Chevy Malibu southbound in the 7000 block

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 22, 2015

    Trial set for Belvue man accused of killing uncle

    WESTMORELAND — A Belvue man charged with first-degree murder was found competent to stand trial on Thursday, but may receive further psychological evaluation. A preliminary hearing for Christopher Michael Arand was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on March 6, at which time he will enter pleas to charges

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 20, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty in crash that damaged 2 area businesses

    A Marysville man who is accused of driving a car through two Manhattan businesses in December pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight charges in Pottawatomie County Court. Jason Butler, 36, faces charges of felony DUI, failure to stop and remain at the scene of a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Driver under influence in crash that killed unborn child

    Riley County police gathered syringes, pills and illegal narcotics at the scene of a two-vehicle accident in May that officials say caused the death of an unborn child, according to an arrest affidavit. Ryan Routson, 33, 1637 Osage St., failed to yield at a stop sign at

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 19, 2015

    Man charged with homicide plans to apply for diversion

    A Rossville man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist in June plans to apply for a diversion. On Wednesday, Derik Kesler, 33, represented by his counsel Tom Lemon, Topeka, didn’t enter a plea in Riley County District Court on a misdemeanor charge

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