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  • 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.

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

    Hearing continued for shootings suspect

    WESTMORELAND — A man accused of shooting at police outside the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan in December 2013 will have a continued hearing in Pottawatomie County District Court. Dustin Monroe of Wamego was scheduled to appear for a status hearing today, but his attorney, Lora

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | February 25, 2014

    Hope man arrested in rodeo horse theft

    A man was arrested last week for alleged involvement in a horse theft at the Kansas State University Rodeo. Monte Johnson, 50, Hope, was arrested Saturday on charges of felony theft, battery, battery against a law enforcement officer and obstructing the legal process. K-State Police Capt.

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

    Police investigating three vehicle fires

    The Riley County Police Department is investigating a series of fires that occurred in the wee hours this morning on Moro Street. At around 2:10 a.m., the RCPD and the Manhattan Fire Department found a vehicle on fire on the 800 block of Moro Street. Around

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