Defense attorneys for a Fort Riley soldier found guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child have called into question a key piece of evidence used in last month’s trial. On Thursday, chief public defender Larry McRell, an attorney for 31-year-old Christopher Bates, said
A student at Manhattan High School died Monday evening in what Riley County police confirmed was a suicide. Alexander Bascom, an 18-year-old senior, died of asphyxiation at his residence, Officer Matthew Droge of the Riley County Police Department said. The incident was reported at 7:19 p.
A woman stole a patrol car and led Geary County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Sunday on I-70 near Manhattan. A sheriff’s department deputy stopped to help what appeared to be a disabled motorist at about 8 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 305, according
There’s a price to pay for getting caught breaking the law. The young woman sitting in a chair next to a desk in the Riley County Police Department’s Aggieville substation late Thursday night was about the learn this lesson. At 11:45 p.m., she
KANSAS CITY, KAN. — A Fort Riley soldier on Wednesday in federal court was sentenced to six months in prison for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration. James Nickerson, 38, will serve six months of home confinement and three years of supervised release following
Police on Wednesday arrested a Manhattan man for manufacturing methamphetamine. Riley County officers arrested Matthew Sundgren, 30, of 1947 College Heights, Apt. A-3, at 9:38 p.m. in the 7600 block of Cedar Creek Road. He was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of
Riley County police will soon begin testing a new batch of officer-worn cameras. The cameras will be used in the second phase of the Riley County Police Department’s project to test whether it wants to fully implement body-worn cameras for its officers. On Monday,
The Riley County Law Enforcement Board is prepared to put to bed a woman’s complaints about police treatment of her son during a shooting investigation. On Monday, Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen reviewed with the board the complaints Sophia Starks has shared
Firefighters believe an unattended stove is to blame for a house fire outside Ogden Monday night. Riley County and Manhattan firefighters responded to the house, 2438 Woodside Lane, at about 12:10 a.m. Riley County Fire Chief Pat Collins said the fire caused about $4,000 in damage. “The
Have a home with no smoke detectors or ones that aren’t working? The Manhattan Fire Department can help. The department offers free smoke detectors and will even install them in Manhattan residents’ homes. The one requirement is that the owner must live in the
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