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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Rescue team saves canoeists on Kansas River

    Rescue crews saved two stranded canoeists on the Kansas River on Sunday after they were unable to reach their intended boat ramp. At approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a report of two canoeists on the Kansas River east of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 27, 2015

    Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for robbery

    A masked Manhattan man who stole an occupied vehicle in the HyVee parking lot was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison. Benjamin Abrams, 33, will serve 60 months for the Oct. 25 aggravated robbery where he used a gun to steal a 1993 Ford truck from Virgil

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Campbell gets 5-plus years in prison for pot robbery

    A judge sentenced on Tuesday morning a Manhattan man to 5 1/2 years in prison for using a handgun in a July marijuana robbery. Trey Campbell, 21, was found guilty by a jury on April 24 for one count of aggravated robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 26, 2015

    Man accused of hitting bicyclist to stand trial in September

    A judge on Tuesday set a three-day jury trial for a Rossville man accused of causing the June death of a Manhattan bicyclist. Derik Kesler, 33, represented by Tom Lemon, of Topeka, will appear before a jury in Riley County District Court on Sept. 22-24. Kesler

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 24, 2015

    Junction City woman, 18, killed in rollover accident

    An 18-year-old Junction City woman died on Saturday in a single-vehicle accident in Manhattan according to Riley County police. Olivia Huggins was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover accident in the 3200 block of Stagg Hill Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. according to a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 24, 2015

    Police find, arrest teen reported missing

    Riley County police reported Friday afternoon a local teen reported missing in March was arrested on Thursday, along with another teen. Kyle Nevels, 16, 1300 Marlatt Ave., Apt. 1107, was arrested at 1:21 a.m. Thursday in the 2500 block of Candle Crest Circle after a citizen report of two

  • I Wonder |Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Does hosting outside officers at range violate RCPD’s lease?

    Wonder1

    Is the Riley County Police Department violating its shooting range lease when it holds training sessions with other agencies? I’m not a lawyer or a judge, so I have no idea if the Riley County Police Department is violating its lease with James Seymour

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 22, 2015

    Judge grants continuance in Fort Riley bomb plot case

    A U.S. District Court judge granted on Thursday a three-week continuance to the public defender representing a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley. John T. Booker Jr., 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury April 16 for one

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Business | May 20, 2015

    RCPD takes aim at new range

    As negotiations to renew a lease on the Riley County Police Department’s shooting range have soured, the county is moving forward with a proposal to build the department a new shooting range and training facility south of Manhattan. The county plans to meet June 18

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 20, 2015

    McRell withdraws from shooting case

    A Manhattan man who was arrested for an Aggieville shooting earlier this month will hire a new attorney. Larry McRell, who represented Mark Self Jr., 31, in Riley County District Court on Tuesday, said he had to withdraw from the case because of a conflict of

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