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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | November 18, 2014

    Representative: Police misusing shooting range

    A spokesman for a local shooting range on Monday expressed concerns that the police department is misusing the facility and said the owner doesn’t intend to renew a lease agreement. Roger Seymour spoke to the Riley County Law Enforcement Agency Board on behalf of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 16, 2014

    Court denies retrial; affirms sentence

    The Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed Friday two area cases involving rape and domestic violence. The court affirmed a 2012 Riley County District Court decision on a rape case. Judge David Stutzman sentenced John Goodpasture Jr. to two consecutive life sentences in prison after being convicted 21

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 14, 2014

    Man arrested in stabbing incident

    A Manhattan man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stabbing a 27-year-old woman in a domestic incident. Samuel Lee Dartez, 30, of 1508 Jarvis Drive Apt. B is being held in the Riley County Jail for attempted first-degree murder. His bond was set at $500,000. At approximately 11:38 a.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Man arrested in connection with October robbery cases

    A suspect in two Oct. 8 robbery cases is now in the Riley County Police Department’s custody after being arrested in Illinois last month. Kenneth Mallett, 22, 516 Thurston St., was arrested Oct. 10 in Tuscola, Ill., on a Riley County District Court warrant on charges of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Fourth suspect in custody in attempted robbery case

    Brandon Staatz, 17, of 2519 Candlecrest Circle is confined in the North Central Kansas Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City for attempted aggravated robbery in connection with an incident that occurred on the night of Nov. 7. Staatz is the fourth suspect in the case taken into custody,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 13, 2014

    Same-sex couple weds hours after Supreme Court decision

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    On a cold, sunny Thursday morning, Riley residents Darci Bohnenblust and Joleen Hickman, a same-sex couple of 19 years, waited patiently in the courthouse for Chief Judge Meryl Wilson of the 21st District to make it to his office and approve an application the couple first

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

    Man arrested in uncle’s death

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    A man was arrested Monday in connection with the homicide of his uncle in Belvue. Christopher M. Arand, 36, of rural Belvue, was arrested for murder in connection with the death of Larry Arand, 70, of 106 Third St., in Belvue. According to a report from Pottawatomie County

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

    Fire causes $7,000 damage to Rocky Ford mobile home

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    There were no injuries in a fire that destroyed a mobile home near Tuttle Creek dam Tuesday at Rocky Ford Trailer Park. The trailer, 6234 Blue Jay Lane, was incinerated before fire crews could arrive at the scene. The total estimated loss was $2,000 for the trailer

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

    Police arrest shooting victim

    A man who was shot in the face and thought to be a victim in an attempted robbery on Friday was arrested Tuesday as a suspect. Christopher Allen Hudgins, 19, 3416 Westbaker St., was arrested for the robbery charge along with conspiracy to commit a crime and

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 11, 2014

    Officers investigate Belvue death

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what officers believe is a homicide after a person was found dead inside a home in Belvue Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Greg Riat, one person has been detained for questioning, but no further information has been

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