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  • 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

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

    Child sodomy trial begins with jury selection

    Jury selection began Tuesday for a Manhattan man facing sex crime charges against a child younger than 14 years old. George L. Ferenz, who was 29 at the time of his arrest in October 2012, is facing charges in Riley County District Court of attempted rape, two counts

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

    Riley County police provide few details about body discovery Sunday

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    The death of an elderly man here Sunday is being investigated as a homicide. Riley County police identified the victim as John Burroughs, 68, of Lot 277 Red Bud Estates. Burroughs’ body was found Sunday afternoon by police responding to a request to check on Burroughs’ welfare.

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

    Woman killed on I-70

    A 31-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon on I-70 in Riley County after being struck by a vehicle while standing on the shoulder working on a tire. The victim was identified as Samantha A. Coleman, whose home was listed as Abilene. According to the crash report

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

    Burglary results in loss of shotgun, electronics

    RCPD responded to a burglary September 7 in the 2100 block of Patricia Place where a Manhattan man lost a variety of personal items. The victim, Collin Wood, 20, of the same address, reported that someone took his shotgun, ammunition, cash, electronics and an identification card. belonging to

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

    JC man dead after shooting

    A Junction City man is dead after a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Junction City. The Junction City Police Department and deputies from the Geary County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Anthony Darnell Nixon, 37, Junction City

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

    47 stopped in DUI saturation patrol

    The Riley County Police Department had its last of a series of six DUI Saturation Patrols from Friday evening into the early morning hours Saturday. Four officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol, which stopped 47 motorists. Of these, five

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | September 06, 2013

    Manhattan man killed in motorcycle crash

    A motorcycle crash south of Manhattan resulted in one man’s death Thursday. According to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a motorcycle driven by Jose F. Laureano-Mercado, 29, of Manhattan struck a delineator post in the 2000 block of McDowell Creek Road while traveling

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | September 06, 2013

    Battery report determined to be false

    Investigators at the Riley County Police Department determined that information in an alleged battery case was false. In the early morning hours of Aug.18 police responded to a battery report in the south central portion of Manhattan. It was reported that a female victim jogging

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

    Rape reported in Manhattan

    A rape that occurred several months ago in Manhattan was reported to the Riley County Police Department Sept. 4. According to a report from RCPD Officer Matthew Droge, the victim is a 20-year-old woman, and the suspect is someone known to her. The report said this

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