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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 27, 2014

    Hundreds volunteer in search for woman

    About 475 people volunteered to help search for a missing St. George woman on Saturday, according to a count by the Riley County Fire Department. Laurie Harrison, emergency management coordinator for the fire department, said the volunteers focused search efforts for Jane Peterson, 56, around Tuttle Cove

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 23, 2014

    Missing woman’s family asks for help in case

    The family of a missing St. George woman is asking the community to help look for her. A community search in the Tuttle Cove area at Tuttle Creek will begin 10 a.m. Saturday in an effort to find Jane Peterson, 56. Peterson, a Kansas State University

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 22, 2014

    200 emergency workers involved in search for St. George woman

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    A St. George woman is still missing, and efforts to find her have intensified. The Riley County Police Department issued a press release Tuesday afternoon, saying that about 200 emergency personnel have searched more than 500 acres in freezing temperatures looking for Jane Peterson, 56, who was reported

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | January 22, 2014

    Soldier dies on I-70

    ELLSWORTH — A Fort Riley soldier was killed in a car crash in Ellsworth County Tuesday afternoon. Calvin J. Michalak, 22, Ursa, Ill., was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident nine miles northwest of Ellsworth after he crashed his vehicle on Interstate 70 around 12:30 p.m.,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 22, 2014

    RCPD commended for 10-percent crime drop

    The Riley County Law Board unanimously approved a list of goals for the Riley County Police Department on Tuesday — but also commended the department for a job well done. The RCPD met last year’s goal for crime reduction and will work to maintain the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 21, 2014

    Pott County officials looking for St. George woman

    ST. GEORGE — The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Department announced Monday afternoon it is looking for a missing St. George woman. Jane Peterson, 56, was reported missing on Sunday morning, Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Shane Jager said. Jager said Peterson’s 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup was found Monday in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 21, 2014

    JC man shot in leg

    JUNCTION CITY — A Fort Riley soldier was shot in the leg Monday night in Junction City, and police are investigating. At 5:57 p.m., Junction City police and emergency personnel were dispatched to 11 Fuller Circle where they found Steven C. Bennett, who had been shot in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 19, 2014

    Wabaunsee woman sentenced to 60 days

    TOPEKA - A Wabaunsee County woman was sentenced Friday to 60 days in federal prison for embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas reported that Linda Kay Miller, 51, of Alma was ordered to pay $14,000 in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 19, 2014

    Missing Wamego woman found

    A Wamego woman missing since last Sunday has been found, police said. Angela Hudgins, 46, left her home on Sunday and was supposed to return two days later but did not. Her family members attempted to contact her, then turned to police for help. The Wamego

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    Schuster pleads guilty

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    A Manhattan doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs. Michael P. Schuster, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to a report from Kansas’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, in his plea, Schuster admitted the crime occurred

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