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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 30, 2015

    Hearing rescheduled in 2nd-degree murder case

    A preliminary hearing was rescheduled Tuesday for a Riley man facing a second-degree murder charge after an Oct. 5 car accident that killed his 6-year-old daughter. Joshua Michael Mall, 39, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.13 when he collided with another vehicle and then

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 29, 2015

    Sheriff’s department arrests 3 on drug charges after stop

    Three men were arrested on drug and other charges after a traffic stop Sunday in Pottawatomie County. According to a release from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department, deputies stopped a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro at 3:45 a.m. near Enoch Lane and Frontage road in Manhattan. A

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University |Government & Politics |Fort Riley | December 27, 2015

    The Mercury looks back on the 10 biggest stories of 2015


    Some stories come in with a loud bang and are over; others make a quiet but constant hum all year long. That’s the difficulty in ranking the top news stories of 2015. Are they determined by the number of page views received in a day?

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 23, 2015

    Pott. Co. Sheriff searching for grinch

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office said it’s possible one grinch is responsible for two burglaries in rural Wamego,  where Christmas presents were stolen. According to a release from Sheriff Greg Riat, someone burglarized a home north and east of Wamego near the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | December 23, 2015

    Manhattan residents sustain serious injuries in 2-vehicle accident


    Two people suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 2:39 p.m. Tuesday near Manhattan. According to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, Katherine M. Wilson, 20, Manhattan, and her passenger, Brandon P. Galloway, 24, Manhattan, were transported to Via Christi Hospital with serious injuries. The

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 22, 2015

    Woman arrested after standoff

    Riley County police said that a standoff with an armed woman who barricaded herself in her home was resolved at 6:35 p.m. Monday, more than eight hours after the incident began. Riley County Police Department spokesman Matthew Droge said the woman had “no significant injury”

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Fort Riley | December 22, 2015

    Soldier dies in Sunday accident near Junction City

    A Fort Riley soldier died Sunday in a motorcycle accident near Junction City. Sgt. Edward Ivan Ablang, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, died on U.S.-77, two miles south of Junction City, at about 10:30

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 22, 2015

    JC man gets probation for bomb threat hoax

    A Junction City man who called in a bomb threat to a Manhattan manufacturing facility in August was sentenced to 12 months probation Monday in Riley County District Court. Jarrid Jones, 21, then a temporary employee at Florence Manufacturing, called a Dollar General store in Junction City

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 21, 2015

    RCPD ‘in contact’ with woman barricaded in house


    Police were involved in an standoff Monday after a woman armed with a gun barricaded herself inside a home for several hours at 3303 Shady Valley Drive. About a dozen police cars, emergency vehicles and a tactical assault vehicle were at the scene, with police blocking

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 20, 2015

    Court: Info leak has been corrected

    Officials with the Riley County District Court say they have corrected errors that unwittingly made confidential juvenile records available on public computers. In at least 20 instances dating back to 2013, records such as arrest affidavits, details about probation violations and juvenile detention facility reports were left

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