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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Body identified as Peterson’s

    A body discovered at Tuttle Creek Lake on Friday has been identified as a St. George woman who disappeared in January. The body of Jane Peterson, 56, was located in the water near the shore in the Tuttle Cove area of the lake around 3:13 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 04, 2014

    Status hearing postponed in vehicular homicide case

    Judge Meryl Wilson rescheduled Daniel Nitchman’s status hearing Tuesday. Nitchman is charged with vehicular homicide in the September accident that caused the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Coleman was struck on Interstate 70 by Nitchman’s 2012 Ford pickup after he reportedly fell asleep at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 02, 2014

    Body found in Tuttle Cove Friday

    A body was discovered Friday afternoon in the Tuttle Cove area of Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Pottawatomie County sheriff Greg Riat. There was no immediate identification of the person. The body was taken to Kansas City for an autopsy by a forensic pathologist. Jane

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Four arrested in JC drug bust

    JUNCTION CITY — Four people were arrested on drug charges following the seizure of methamphetamine, marijuana and hand guns, among other illegal items. The Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group, along with police officers executed a search warrant on Tuesday at 124 S. Adams St. in Junction

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Suspect to have mental evaluation

    A suspect charged in a Dara’s Fast Lane robbery that occurred in November 2013 will be transported to Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility for a trial competency evaluation. Travis Bowman, 23, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in the district court hearing Tuesday with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Gonzalez pleads not guilty to murder charge

    WESTMORELAND — A St. Marys man charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault pleaded not guilty to his charges in Pottawatomie County District Court Tuesday. Pablo Gonzalez, 21, will have a week-long jury trial starting Aug. 25. He was arrested in January in connection with the New Year’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Roberts waives right to preliminary hearing

    A Wamego man charged with 30 counts of felony theft waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Tracy Roberts, 45, a former executive officer with the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, appeared in court Tuesday afternoon in front of Judge

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 26, 2014

    Amber Alert for Texas teen canceled in Kansas

    An Amber Alert for a missing Texas teen believed to be in Kansas was canceled Wednesday morning. Nacogdoches County in eastern Texas requested the alert for Nomei Velazquez, 15, Tuesday night. The girl had been missing since Monday. The alert went to Kansas because the girl’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | February 25, 2014

    Officials learn about Amber Alert system

    The inner workings of the Amber Alert system were explained at Monday’s intergovernmental luncheon in a discussion prompted by last week’s abduction of 10-year-old Hailey Owens of Springfield, Mo. Riley County Police Department director Brad Schoen said Amber Alert is a federal system

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 25, 2014

    Pair injured in armed robbery

    Two Kansas State University students were robbed at gunpoint in their home Monday night. At 8:50 p.m., Riley County police responded to the home of Matthew Mckernan, 21, and Joshua Martin, 20, who were reportedly robbed by three men. The two were roommates living at 1520 Jarvis Drive.

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