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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 11, 2015

    Police seize $171K worth of drugs

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 10, 2015

    Police arrest 3 for ‘tagging’ buildings with spray paint

    A search warrant on Thursday helped lead to the arrest of three people who vandalized buildings in Manhattan, Kansas State University and Pottawatomie County.  Since October 2014, more than 25 buildings have been vandalized with spray paint. Riley County police estimate damage in excess of $15,000. The graffiti

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 09, 2015

    2 wounded in JC shooting

    Junction City police say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent two men to the hospital. Police responded to the parking lot of The KINGZ Motorcycle Club, 805 Grant Ave., shortly before 4 a.m. and discovered Jackie Oliver, 42, suffering from two gunshot wounds, according

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 09, 2015

    Multi-car crash on I-70 leaves three injured

    A three-vehicle crash in Wabaunsee County caused injuries to three people on Sunday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:12 p.m. when Ronald M. Stos, 64, of Great Bend, who was driving his 2011 Ford Taurus westbound on I-70 near mile marker 328, didn’

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 09, 2015

    Man gets probation in DUI, attempted robbery case

    A judge sentenced a Westmoreland man to probation on Monday for attempted robbery and drunken driving. Nathan Woodyard, 38, received 24 months probation for the May 11 incident. He must also pay and fines and fees totaling $1,063. Woodyard faces a 21-month prison sentence if he violates his probation

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 08, 2015

    Man dies in trench collapse

    Accident.phatch

    A 30-year-old city of Manhattan worker died after he became trapped when a trench collapsed Friday evening. William Albert Wiske of Wamego was repairing a water main near the intersection of Scenic Drive and Fossil Ridge Drive when the trench collapsed upon him, according to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2015

    Judge will allow Facebook evidence in murder case

    A judge on Wednesday denied a defense attorney’s motions to suppress evidence that might link his client to the murder of a Manhattan man. Jeffrey Wicks, who is representing Anthony Nichols, 35, in two first-degree murder cases, made a motion for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 04, 2015

    Board says policies would help RCPD avoid racial issues

    After a few unintended run-ins with the law while working a graveyard shift as a janitor, Faaris Anwar’s first thought when he sees a police officer is “uh-oh.” Anwar told a story of a time he felt officers judged him based on the color

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2015

    Preliminary hearing set in November robbery case

    A Manhattan man who was shot in the face during an alleged attempted robbery in November will appear for a preliminary hearing in March. Christopher Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested on Nov. 11 for robbery, conspiracy to commit a crime and contribution to child misconduct after

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2015

    Report: Slight rise in violent crimes

    A recent report showing violent crime increased 11.1 percent in Riley County last year isn’t setting off sirens for one police official. “Really, we’re talking only about 10 more crimes in 2014 from 2013,” said Brad Schoen, Director of the Riley County Police Department. The FBI categorizes

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