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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Parole denied for man convicted in 1974 murder

    TOPEKA — A 66-year-old man convicted of murder, rape and kidnapping almost 40 years ago was denied parole this week. According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections website, Frank Pencek was not eligible because his next possible release date is not until January of 2017. He

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Man sentenced in trafficking case

    JUNCTION CITY — A Junction City man was sentenced Monday in a human trafficking and rape case. Paul Goodman III, 43, was sentenced in Geary County court to 57 months in prison on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Goodman will serve the three sentences concurrently.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 14, 2014

    Wamego man held in theft

    Tracy Shane Roberts, 44, Wamego, was arrested Monday evening on felony theft charges. Captain Tim Hegarty of the RCPD said Roberts is accused of writing business checks from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association, 2601 Anderson Ave., for personal use. Loss to the builders group was $25,000. Police

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 10, 2014

    Details emerge about connection between September murders

    Three people, two killings, one night. More details were revealed Friday in a hearing in Riley County District Court about two September homicides – one in Manhattan and one in Junction City – that allegedly involved the same gunman. Anthony Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., is accused

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 10, 2014

    What happened to the vet student who killed 2 people?

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    Q: Whatever happened to the case of the veterinary student who hit two people and killed them on K-18?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 10, 2014

    Fire damages new Ogden Pizza Hut

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    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said no one was injured in the small fire that started in the attic of the newly constructed

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 09, 2014

    Manhattan man found dead at CiCo

    A 56-year-old Manhattan man found dead at CiCo Park in an apparent suicide Tuesday has been identified. Riley County police believe Tom Ellis, 721 Osage St., died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A rifle was found at the scene. Ellis’ body was found around noon in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 09, 2014

    Ogden Pizza Hut catches fire

    Firefighters from Riley County responded to Pizza Hut in Ogden, 523 Riley Ave., for a structure fire around 2 p.m. Thursday. Pizza Hut cook Dereck Williams said no one was injured in a fire that started in the attic of the building.  He said the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 08, 2014

    Doctor to plead to fraud

    A Manhattan radiologist is expected to plead guilty Thursday in Texas to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a scheme involving more than $7 million in military contracts. Dr. Heidi L. Webster, 50, a former official of the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, signed a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 08, 2014

    Shooting suspect to appear

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Pablo Alberto Gonzalez of St. Marys, who was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old Rossville man. Gonzalez, 21, will appear in Pottawatomie County District Court at 9 a.m. on Jan. 17. He made his first appearance

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