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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 17, 2014

    Hearing set for ex-soldier accused of killing infant

    A preliminary hearing for a former Fort Riley soldier who faces charges of first-degree murder and child abuse was set Tuesday in Riley County District Court. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via webcam from the Riley County Jail in front of Judge William Malcolm Tuesday for a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | December 16, 2014

    Website replaces watch program

    The Riley County Police Department on Monday announced plans to replace Neighborhood Watch program with a social media website, Nextdoor.com.  The current Neighborhood Watch program will end Dec. 31, and the RCPD will implement Nextdoor on Jan. 5, said Matt Droge, public information officer. “Neighborhood Watch

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 16, 2014

    Man receives 30-month jail sentence in teen’s death

    A Leonardville man was sentenced on Monday for his role in the death of a Riley teen. Garrett Olson, 20, appeared Monday in front of Judge Meryl Wilson in Riley County District Court. As part of a plea agreement, Olson will serve a 30-month sentence in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 15, 2014

    State moves to seal evidence in soldier’s child porn arrest

    The state has filed a motion to seal an affidavit and sworn testimony of a Fort Riley soldier held on a $5 million bond. Staff Sgt. James Henning, 40, Junction City, was arrested Nov. 25 in connection with distributing child pornography. He faces charges of sexual exploitation of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 15, 2014

    Woman killed Sunday in Highway 24 accident

    A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 24. Angela Ressler, 48, of rural Manhattan was killed after being struck by a Ford pickup truck traveling east on U.S. 24. Ressler is believed to have been walking west in the eastbound lane of the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 14, 2014

    Sheriff’s office seeks owner of survey tools

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to locate the owner of found property.  Several surveying tools were found near 10800 School Creek Road, according to a press release from Sheriff Greg Riat. The tools include a theodolite, an automatic level and a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 12, 2014

    Fire extinquished by water from failed pipe

    An apartment fire Thursday caused a total of $8,000 in damage and then extinguished itself. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 3:07 p.m. at 1105 Ratone St. Apt. 11. Firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Firefighters entered the smoke-filled apartment and found

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Court dates set in Ogden robbery case

    Court dates have been set for two men involved in a July aggravated robbery incident that occurred in Ogden. Timothy Holmes, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and intimidation of a victim or witness. He will appear in Riley County District Court for a sentencing hearing

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Manhattan man arrested in August rape case

    The Riley County Police Department arrested on Friday a Manhattan man in connection with an August rape. Timothy Charles Ayers, 41, 2109 Knox Circle, was arrested for a rape reported Aug. 15, said Matt Droge, RCPD public information officer. The victim is in her mid-20s. The incident

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Former MHS athletes arrested for July robbery

    Police are not releasing further information on two former standout Manhattan High athletes who were arrested Friday in connection with an aggravated robbery incident that occurred in July. The two men, Trey Campbell, 1122 Garden Way Apt. B, and Ty Suggs,1230 Colorado St., both 21, were arrested

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