A Chinese grain scientist accused of stealing rice seed samples from a development company appeared in federal court Monday. Weiquiang Zhang of Manhattan, a seed breeder at the Ventria Bioscience research facility in Junction City, was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets for his
A Manhattan man was arrested on Monday by Riley County police after weeks of investigation regarding a complaint filed in November. Harold Heilman, 36, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 328, was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child and electronic solicitation. He is confined in the Riley County
A structure fire left five people displaced and caused an estimated $80,000 in damage Sunday night. There were no reported injuries from the fire at 820 Colorado St. to a two-story house converted to an apartment building that resulted in a $20,000 loss to contents and $60,000 in damage
Four people allegedly targeted Hy-Vee at 601 Third Place for fraud by passing counterfeit bills on Friday afternoon. The total estimated loss was $1,750. Details about items purchased were not available. The crime was reported at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday. Police identified suspects Monday morning. No arrests
The body of a Fort Riley soldier is still missing in Milford Lake, where the man drowned Tuesday morning while duck hunting. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, who reportedly was trying to recover a duck he shot
A 17-year-old who left his parent near Walmart in Manhattan Dec. 19 was found by one of his parents Tuesday. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was previously looking for Tieler Reeves, a Westmoreland teen who authorities believed ran away from his family. Sheriff Greg Riat
A 17-year-old boy who left his parent in Manhattan Thursday has been located. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office asked for help in the search for Tieler Reeves – a white male, 5-foot-5, 110 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Reeves is from Westmoreland and was
This may be the season for giving, but Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said it can be busy for criminals, as well. “It’s also the time of year when those who might want to take advantage of others will find
A New York woman is in custody after crashing her vehicle into a house while fleeing from Riley County police officers. Around 1:45 p.m. Friday, RCPD investigated a court order violation report in the northwest portion of Manhattan, and contacted Amber Dewitt, 24, of Rochester, N.
A Fort Riley soldier charged with sex crimes against three children appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Thursday afternoon in Riley County court. Christopher Bates, 31, was charged with three counts of rape, three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count
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