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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 06, 2014

    McKenith gets life in prison

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder, while his mother has pleaded no contest to aiding him after the fact and other charges. James McKenith, 33, was sentenced Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court for the murder of John

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 06, 2014

    Nitchman sentenced to probation in vehicular homicide

    A Missouri man charged with vehicular homicide was sentenced to 12 months of probation Monday afternoon in Riley County District Court. Daniel Nitchman, 39, of St. Robert, Mo., was charged with the Class A misdemeanor in the death of Samantha Coleman, 31, of Abilene. Nitchman pleaded no contest

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2014

    One on one: Schoen talks about RCPD trust


    Brad Schoen can be funny, and he can laugh loud enough to make people stop talking across a large, noisy room. But when Schoen has his chief’s hat on — when he’s officially speaking as director of the Riley County Police Department —he checks

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 05, 2014

    Police plan weekend sobriety checkpoint

    The Riley County Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Manhattan area beginning Saturday and continuing into the early hours of Sunday. Purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers, according to a Riley County Police Department news release. Motorists

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | May 02, 2014

    Wilson, RCPD call truce

    Rusty Wilson and Riley County Police Department administrators appear prepared to put their disputes over alcohol violation enforcement procedures at Wilson’s bars behind them. Wilson, owner of Aggieville establishments Kite’s Grille and Bar and Rusty’s Mexican Grill, spoke to the Riley County

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 30, 2014

    Hearing set for man in kidnapping case

    Prosecution and defense attorneys for a Manhattan man accused of robbing one person and stealing from two others in separate incidents are preparing for a two-hour preliminary hearing. Jarred Snyder, 30, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail for status hearings in both cases Tuesday

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 29, 2014

    Woman sentenced for pill mill connection

    TOPEKA — A Manhattan woman has been sentenced to two years of federal probation for her connection to a pill mill that authorities busted in August 2012. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom stated in a news release that Sarah Harding-Huffine, 30, had been sentenced Monday after she pleaded

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 25, 2014

    Monroe’s attorney: Plea bargain imminent

    WESTMORELAND — A plea agreement is likely between prosecutors and Dustin Monroe, the Wamego man involved in a December shooting incident at the Quality Inn and Suites in Manhattan, his lawyer said. On Friday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Monroe, 33, waived his right to a preliminary

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 24, 2014

    Inmates’ mental health a concern

    One specific issue keeps Capt. Hank Nelson up at night. The commander of the Riley County Jail can’t get worries about mental health care for inmates out of his mind. “It bothers me a lot,” Nelson said Wednesday in an interview at the Riley

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

    Soldier faces fines for false statement to Social Security

    KANSAS CITY — A Fort Riley soldier pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to making a false material statement to the Social Security Administration. A press release from U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom’s office stated that James Scott Nickerson, 37, admitted the Social Security Administration (SSA)

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