Riley County police located a Manhattan teen on Thursday just a few hours after she was announced as missing. At about 1:20 p.m., police reported that 16-year-old Arayah Gauna had been gone from her home for more than 24 hours. She had left without giving any
An arraignment hearing for a Kansas City man facing murder charges in both Riley and Geary counties was scheduled on Wednesday in the Geary County case. Anthony Nichols, 33, will appear again in Geary County District Court on July 28 at 9 a.m. A jury trial is
Pottawatomie County authorities on Tuesday recovered a stolen motorhome, found other stolen property and drugs inside and arrested four Nebraskans believed to be responsible. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Gensler, 47, of Omaha, Neb., Denise Parks, 55, of Springfield, Neb., Douglas Hetrick, 34, of Omaha,
Business on Manhattan’s southeast side couldn’t proceed as usual Wednesday afternoon as a power outage forced many stores and service providers to temporarily close. The outage affected more than 900 customers, Westar Energy reported, including businesses on Poyntz Avenue in the downtown area. Power
Thunderstorms moving through the Riley County area Monday night knocked out power to hundreds of residents and left behind a wake of damage for emergency personnel to clear. Downed power lines on U.S. Highway 24 required officials to close the roadway Tuesday. As of 11 a.
A lightning strike caused a house fire Monday night, resulting in $122,000 in damages to the home. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 9:35 p.m. to 2720 Stone Valley Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, crews found a one-story duplex with fire
A federal judge on Monday sentenced a Junction City man to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison on a charge of accessing child pornography with intent to view. Scott Deppish, 43, had previously pleaded guilty to the charge, according to a press release from
The Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday announced its affirmation of a September 2013 Riley County District Court ruling that upheld a decision made in 2011 by the Law Enforcement Agency Board to terminate a police officer. According to an unpublished opinion provided to The Mercury, the
Captain Tim Hegarty isn’t afraid to try new methods of fighting crime. For his efforts and success in implementing crime-reducing policing programs, the Riley County Police Department administrative captain recently was inducted into the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is
Twenty-nine people were arrested while attending the 2014 Country Stampede music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park, according to numbers from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Greg Riat said in a report that seven women and 22 men were arrested while attending the four-day event
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