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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 12, 2016

    Soldier dies of apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound

    A 20-year-old Fort Riley soldier was found dead Wednesday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to a press release from Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn, Pfc. Wyatt Ethan Ivy, Monett, Missouri, was found dead in a vehicle in Clay County. Officials said they found

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 11, 2016

    Former IACH nurse indicted in painkiller theft case

    A former nurse at Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital was indicted Wednesday for stealing fentanyl, a prescription painkiller. Lana J. Pendergast, 51, Clay Center, is charged with one count of unlawfully obtaining a controlled substance. According to the indictment filed in U.S. District

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | February 08, 2016

    2 injured in Highway 24 accident Sunday

    Two Manhattan residents were taken to different hospitals after a head-on accident in the 6300 block of Tuttle Creek Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. Sunday. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Robert Haas, 49, Manhattan, was driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota west on Tuttle Creek Boulevard when he

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | February 08, 2016

    2 Kansas universities give campus sex-offender lists online

    WICHITA — While two universities in Kansas provide online lists of registered sex offenders enrolled or employed on campus, most require that the basic information be provided directly by campus police. Of the state’s six state universities, only Kansas State and the University of Kansas

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2016

    Man found guilty of lesser charge in ‘Ville shooting

    A Manhattan man was convicted of attempted voluntary manslaughter Thursday in Riley County District Court for an early-morning shooting May 3 in Aggieville. Mark Self Jr., 31, had faced a charge of attempted first-degree murder after he shot 26-year-old Kevin Green in the arm following a fight

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 05, 2016

    Ex-Fort Riley soldier gets life sentence in child sex case

    A former Fort Riley soldier convicted of 10 counts related to sex with an 8-year-old child will spend at least 50 years in prison. James Henning, 41, Junction City, was found guilty in October of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, three counts of aggravated

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Jurors deliberating fate of accused ‘Ville shooter

    Jurors began deliberation Thursday morning in the case of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder after a shooting in Aggieville last May. Mark Self Jr., 31, is accused of firing several shots at Kevin Green, 26, Manhattan. One of the bullets struck Green in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Man changes plea to guilty in Fort Riley bomb plot

    TOPEKA — He thought he was going to use a 1,000-pound bomb to kill soldiers on Fort Riley. Instead he’s facing 30 years in federal prison. John T. Booker Jr., the 21-year-old Topeka man arrested in April 2015 after plotting the suicide bombing with two people who

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 04, 2016

    Manhattan woman gets 2-plus years for embezzlement

    A former Manhattan bank branch manager was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to more than 2 years in federal prison for embezzlement. Melissa Vinsonhaler, 34, Manhattan, previously admitted she embezzled $277,000 from Kansas State Bank, 8803, Old U.S. Highway 24. According to court documents, a controller for

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Man says he didn’t intend to kill in ‘Ville shooting

    A Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting in Aggieville last May testified on his own behalf in a Riley County District Court trial Wednesday, stating he had no intention of killing anyone despite firing a full round of shots. Mark

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