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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 11, 2013

    JC man arrested for child porn charges

    Junction City officers arrested a 28-year-old man Tuesday after they allegedly found child pornography on his home computer. Officials said Sean Vincent, a Fort Riley soldier, was arrested for five counts of possessing child pornography and possession of a controlled substance after officers executed a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 09, 2013

    Judge gives separate prison terms for pair in deadly arson

    The man and woman convicted of killing a K-State researcher after setting the apartment complex she lived in on fire in February were sentenced to prison Monday in front of a packed courtroom in Topeka. Though Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 20, appeared together for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 09, 2013

    Man arrested for battery of officer

    A Topeka man is in custody for allegedly battering a Riley County corrections officer at the Riley County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Ryan Holle, 35, was making a court appearance while monitored by the corrections officer when he allegedly started a physical fight

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Scahill, Griese sentenced for fatal apartment fire

    The duo convicted of setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a K-State research were sentenced to prison in federal court Monday afternoon. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced Patrick Scahill, 21, to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. And sentenced Virgina Griese, 20,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 08, 2013

    Victim’s family speaks in arson sentencing

    TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with a fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 05, 2013

    Fireworks damage minimal this year

    Fireworks-related incidents were minor this year and, based on preliminary reports, did not cause any monetary damage, officials said Friday. Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said eight fireworks-related incidents were reported, including one roof that caught on fire from firework debris. But he said the fire

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    25 arrested during festival

    Officials said they are still collecting crime statistics from the 2013 Country Stampede but announced Wednesday afternoon that 25 people were arrested over the course of the event. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 14 females and 11 males were taken into the custody of the Pottawatomie County Jail

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 04, 2013

    Burglary, thefts in Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in rural St. George and two thefts to vehicles parked at the Rocky Ford Fishing Area in Manhattan. In the first case, Sheriff Greg Riat said, an unknown person burglarized a St.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 03, 2013

    9 students from Nepal indicted for fraud

    Nine K-State students from Nepal were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on federal charges of visa fraud. The 15-page indictment alleges the students conspired to maintain their non-immigrant visas by falsely claiming they possessed the required funds to pursue their studies and support themselves

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 03, 2013

    Man arrested for battery

    Riley County officers arrested a Riley man Tuesday for multiple counts of battery following reports of a domestic disturbance allegedly involving the man. Officer Matthew Droge said Zachary Evans, 21, was arrested for two counts of battery against a law enforcement officer, two counts of domestic

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