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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2013

    Witnesses take stand in Parker murder trial

    An Aggieville altercation preceded the fatal shooting of a member of a motorcycle gang here on New Year’s Day 2012, witnesses said Tuesday. Two witnesses in the trial of Daniel Parker, 26, of Junction City, testified about the altercation in the hours preceding the shooting of

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 20, 2013

    Sexual assault suspect found dead

    Staff reports A man police were searching for as a suspect in a sexual assault case was found dead over the weekend, according to a press release from the Riley County Police Department. The suspect, Alexander Shelton, 26, of northeast Kansas, was wanted for a rape

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2013

    First degree murder trial set to begin Monday

    Jury selection opened Monday morning in Riley County District Court in the first degree murder trial of Daniel Parker. Parker has pleaded not guilty in the death of Frederick Beverly, who was 21 when he was shot Jan. 1, 2012. Beverly was shot and killed outside of a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2013

    Man mugged early Sunday morning

    A 23-year-old man was beaten and robbed in the early morning on Sunday in the 1400 block of Fairchild Ave, while walking home alone. The victim, who police did not identify, reported at 2:20 a.m. Sunday that he was approached by several unknown males who beat

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2013

    Woman life-flighted to Wichita after accident

    A woman was life-flighted to a Wichita hospital after a roll-over car accident on Madison Road in Riley County.  Tashayla Newell, 20, Salina, was traveling west on Madison Road around 3:45 p.m. Sunday when she lost control of her 2004 Chevy Impala. The vehicle went off

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 19, 2013

    10 people arrested during DUI checkpoint

    The Riley County Police Department along with the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas State University Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the early morning hours on Saturday in the 2000 Block of Kimball Avenue. Two hundred and sixty-two vehicles were stopped in the checkpoint between

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

    Fort Riley man arrested on sex charges

    A Fort Riley soldier was arrested Friday on multiple charges related to sexual acts with a minor, according to a press release from the Junction City Police Department. Ivan O. Sherren, 37, was arrested on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, sodomy, and electronic

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 16, 2013

    Police warn residents following rape report

    The Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department are cautioning the public about walking alone at night after a sexual assault was reported in the early morning of August 11 in the area of the university campus. The victim in this case

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2013

    I-70 crash a suicide attempt

    A Fort Riley soldier has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder among other charges following a failed suicide attempt earlier this year that left one man dead. Documents obtained by The Mercury Thursday show that Gary Nelson, 22, of Junction City, entered the plea last week.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 15, 2013

    Man arrested after domestic dispute

    Police closed off three blocks in Ogden Wednesday afternoon following reports of homemade explosives in the area. Riley County Police Department officers and a bomb team blocked off the streets after responding to a domestic dispute in which a man threatened his wife that there

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