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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 20, 2013

    Dara’s clerk reports armed robbery, car theft

    A Dara’s Fast Lane clerk’s vehicle was stolen this morning after the convenience store was robbed by a gunman. According to a press release from the RCPD, a man entered the store at 1816 Claflin Road with a weapon at 2:45 a.m. and demanded

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 19, 2013

    Man pleads no contest to murder of infant

    A 20-year-old Ogden man pleaded no contest to second-degree murder Monday in Riley County court. Michael Dechant, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s infant son in March, entered his plea in front of Judge David Stutzman at a pre-trial hearing. Dechant reportedly told

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 15, 2013

    Bomb threat called into K-Mart Thursday

    Authorities in Pottawatomie and Riley counties confirmed that the Manhattan Kmart received a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat confirmed that Kmart, 401 E. Poyntz Ave.,  received a call about a bomb shortly after 1 p.m., but none was found. Riat declined

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 14, 2013

    Area man sentenced for 2nd-degree murder

    A former Fort Riley soldier was sentenced to almost 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the death of a Manhattan man after the ex-soldier’s failed suicide attempt in April. Gary Nelson, 22, Junction City was sentenced in Geary County Court to 117 months in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 13, 2013

    Tweet questions RCPD policy

    Twitter can be fun and informative in the hands of law enforcement. Or it can cause just a teeny fuss, as the Riley County Police Department realized again this week. After all, it’s easy to stumble into a misunderstanding when you’re only working

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 07, 2013

    Missing girl found in trafficking case

    A registered sex offender was arrested in a Wichita case that involved a 16-year-old Manhattan girl. Chivas Andre Taylor, 25, was arrested by Wichita police on human trafficking and drug charges Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Doug Nolte of the Wichita Police Department said Taylor was staying at

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Education | November 06, 2013

    Local school under lockout after dispute

    A Manhattan elementary school has been in a lockout since Friday, locking its front door and keeping children inside for recesses, district officials said. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, 312 N. Juliette Ave., has locked its front door for the last several days because of a domestic

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2013

    Officers responding to report in Marysville find no evidence of shooter

    The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department responded Tuesday to a report of a possible shooting in Marysville. The department received a 911 call about a possible active shooter at Landoll Corporation, 1900 North St. When officers arrived at the scene they found no evidence of a shooter.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2013

    Suspect chased and captured

    Riley County police chased a criminal suspect until he crashed his car and fled on foot in Geary County on Sunday morning. Devoris Newsom, 27, of Junction City, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving with a suspended license, aggravated intimidation of a

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 01, 2013

    What’s with the most-wanted list?

    Wonder1

    Q: What could Dekenerick Dewayne Butler have said to a judge that would get him on a Riley County Most Wanted List for “contempt” and that be his only charge? Does he have a huge vocabulary? Or, is this the safest county in America?

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