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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 12, 2014

    Fire extinquished by water from failed pipe

    An apartment fire Thursday caused a total of $8,000 in damage and then extinguished itself. The Manhattan Fire Department responded at 3:07 p.m. at 1105 Ratone St. Apt. 11. Firefighters found smoke showing from the rear of the three-story apartment building. Firefighters entered the smoke-filled apartment and found

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Court dates set in Ogden robbery case

    Court dates have been set for two men involved in a July aggravated robbery incident that occurred in Ogden. Timothy Holmes, 43, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and intimidation of a victim or witness. He will appear in Riley County District Court for a sentencing hearing

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Manhattan man arrested in August rape case

    The Riley County Police Department arrested on Friday a Manhattan man in connection with an August rape. Timothy Charles Ayers, 41, 2109 Knox Circle, was arrested for a rape reported Aug. 15, said Matt Droge, RCPD public information officer. The victim is in her mid-20s. The incident

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2014

    Former MHS athletes arrested for July robbery

    Police are not releasing further information on two former standout Manhattan High athletes who were arrested Friday in connection with an aggravated robbery incident that occurred in July. The two men, Trey Campbell, 1122 Garden Way Apt. B, and Ty Suggs,1230 Colorado St., both 21, were arrested

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | December 08, 2014

    Riley teen killed in car accident

    One 17-year-old boy was killed and another 17-year-old boy was injured early Sunday in a single vehicle wreck on Anderson Avenue near Keats. Wyatt Howe, Riley, was injured after he lost control of the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro he was driving west at 7700 Anderson Ave. at 4:38 a.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 08, 2014

    Competency motion granted in murder case

    A motion filed in Pottawatomie County District Court to determine the competency of Christopher Michael Arand to stand trial for murder has been granted. District Judge Jeff Elder granted the motion filed Nov. 19, by Richard Lake, Arand’s state-appointed defense attorney. “The facts and circumstances

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 07, 2014

    Law enforcement agencies weigh use of asset seizure resources

    The use of non-government regulated intelligence networks among law enforcement officers has prompted the Riley County Police Department to begin drafting a policy to distinguish legitimate sites from their counterparts. The RCPD is concerned with sites like the Black Asphalt Electronic Networking and Notification System

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 04, 2014

    State’s high court to hear ex-soldier’s appeal

    A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of first-degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm will appeal Dec. 9 to the Kansas Supreme Court. Daniel Parker, who was 25 at the time of the incident, was convicted for an incident in which a bullet fired from his

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2014

    Preliminary hearing set for man in stabbing incident

    Two preliminary hearings were set Tuesday for a man facing charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in two separate cases. Samuel Dartez, 30, 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B., appeared in Riley County District Court with his attorney, Larry McRell, via webcam from Riley County Jail.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2014

    Judge appoints attorney for soldier in rape case

    A Fort Riley soldier, who was arrested in connection with a rape, was appointed a public defender Tuesday. Sean Wedgwood, 22, will be represented by Britain Stites, who was appointed by Judge William Malcolm in Riley County District Court. Wedgwood was arrested on Nov. 5 in connection

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