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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 23, 2014

    Soldier faces fines for false statement to Social Security

    KANSAS CITY — A Fort Riley soldier pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to making a false material statement to the Social Security Administration. A press release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office stated that James Scott Nickerson, 37, admitted the Social Security Administration (SSA)

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2014

    Schoen denies Wilson’s claim that RCPD changed tack

    Rusty.phatch

    Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen isn’t buying Rusty Wilson’s story that something has changed concerning how much attention police place on enforcing alcohol laws at Wilson’s bars. At the last month’s Riley County Law Board meeting (March 22), Wilson — owner of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2014

    Mother of suicide victim: Police can do more to train for tough situations

    Melanie.phatch

    Law enforcement officers can find themselves in touchy situations, and sometimes things go wrong. Melodie Pooler and her family have witnessed firsthand one horrible day for the Riley County Police Department — and she believes more training and preparedness might have avoided some of the bitterness

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 22, 2014

    Hearing set in murder case

    JUNCTION CITY — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a man facing murder charges in Riley and Geary counties. Anthony Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, appeared Tuesday morning for a status hearing in Eighth Judicial District Court. Nichols faces first degree murder and robbery charges in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 17, 2014

    Police searching for armed robber

    Riley County police are searching for a man who robbed a Manhattan Dollar General store Wednesday night. Officers were alerted to an armed robbery at the store, 2321 Tuttle Creek Blvd, at 10:06 p.m. Preliminary information released by police indicated the suspect is a black male

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | April 17, 2014

    Schoen attributes crime drop to economy, patrols

    Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen told county commissioners the crime rate continues to drop in the area. “We continue to sit around in our staff meetings and pinch ourselves on a regular basis as a result of the crime rate continuing to drop,”

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Armed robbery at Dollar General

    Police radio Wednesday night indicated an armed robbery in progress at Dollar General, 2321 Tuttle Creek Boulevard in Manhattan. As many as eight police cruisers, including K9 units, were on the scene. Reports point to a black male wearing a red hooded jacket as a person

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 16, 2014

    Riley County Jail’s average occupancy at low point

    The inmate occupying cell F202 of the Riley County Jail stood close to the door, staring intently outside the window of his second-level, locked-tight living space. “You may think he’s looking at you,” corrections officer Shalondra Booker said as the six-member Riley County Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | April 16, 2014

    Jewish center shooting victim the mother of a K-State student

    The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Terri and Jim LaManno planned to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday. But on Sunday, as Terri LaManno made her regular weekly visit to see her mother at an assisted living center in Overland Park she was caught

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 15, 2014

    House fire spreads to next-door building

    Housefire.phatch

    Manhattan firefighters quickly gained control of a fire on South Juliette Avenue early Monday night, but not before it did almost $200,000 in damage to two residences and contents of both houses. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to 702 S. Juliette Ave. at about 6:20 p.m.

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