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  • 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

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

    Two arrested for murder

    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, and James McKenith, 33, both of 530 Pierre St., No. 1, are confined at the Riley County

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

    Sodomy trial begins

    An 8-year-old child and her mother testified Wednesday against a Fort Riley soldier facing sex crime charges against the child. George L. Ferenz, 30, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties in connection with the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Fort Riley | September 11, 2013

    Soldier is sentenced for murder

    A Fort Riley soldier has been convicted by a court martial of murder and sentenced to life in a military prison in conjunction with the death of a fellow soldier. Radio station KMAN said John Hughes was court martialed and convicted on charges of murder,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 10, 2013

    Homicide victim’s friends wait for answers

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    Neighbors and friends of a man whose body was found Sunday are waiting for answers about the murder case. John Burroughs, 68, was found dead in his Red Bud Estates trailer home after Riley County police were called to check on the man. Police have ruled

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