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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2013

    Woman takes search for missing husband to Twitter

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    An assistant professor at Kansas State University has put out a public appeal on Twitter for assistance in finding her husband, who has reportedly been missing since September 2. Kelly Welch, a faculty member with the Department of Family Studies and Human Services, tweeted Tuesday night

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 18, 2013

    August house fire ruled an arson

    Investigators have ruled an August 22 house fire to be an arson. Manhattan Fire Department fire marshal Rick Stillwagon said Tuesday the fire that day at a single family unit at 721 Osage St. started on the front porch and primarily damaged it along with the house’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 17, 2013

    Survey: RCPD employees happy

    An employee survey seems to show that the Riley County Police Department is good place to work. Members of the Riley County Law Board were briefed Monday about the Employee Engagement Survey presented by Ted Davis of Grace Strategic Services, Inc. The survey indicated that

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 17, 2013

    RCPD officer’s dismissal upheld

    A judge has upheld the 2010 dismissal of a Riley County Police Department officer who was involved in a car chase here. Judge William B. Elliott issued the order on Friday, finding for the department and the Riley County Law Board in an appeal filed by

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 17, 2013

    Authorities check on offenders

    Local, state and federal authorities visited sex offenders last weekend for compliance checks. The Riley County Police Department participated in a joint effort to maintain accurate information of registered sex offenders in the Manhattan and Riley County area. More than 100 compliance verifications were conducted on

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 13, 2013

    Nichols the alleged shooter in two local murders

    Separate murders in Manhattan and Junction City last weekend allegedly involved the same gunman. Anthony S.Nichols, 33, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged Friday afternoon in the killing of a Manhattan man. He had already been arrested by Junction City police Wednesday on first-degree murder

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 13, 2013

    Woman connects two murders

    Christina Love and James McKenith were scheduled for their first court appearance today at 1 pm, charged with first-degree murder in the death of John Burroughs. Nakisha Moore, Love’s daughter, said she still does not understand why her mother and brother were arrested in connection

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 13, 2013

    Man convicted of sex crimes against child

    A former Fort Riley soldier and Manhattan resident was convicted Thursday of committing sex crimes against a child. George Ferenz, 30, was found guilty in the Riley County District Court of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties against his

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    2 arrested for murder in Burroughs case

    Two people were arrested Wednesday for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 68-year-old John Burroughs, who was found dead in his trailer at Redbud Estates Sunday. Christina Marie Love, 49 — reportedly a friend of Burroughs — and James McKenith, 33, both of 530 Pierre St., No. 1, are

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 12, 2013

    Defendant takes stand in child sodomy trial

    A soldier being tried on charges of molesting a 7-year-old girl took the witness stand to deny the allegations Wednesday afternoon. George Ferenz, 30, who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of

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