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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 09, 2015

    Trial underway for juvenile accused of raping girl,15

    The trial of a 15-year-old Manhattan boy accused of raping a 15-year-old girl began Monday in Riley County District Court. The Mercury is not identifying the alleged victim because of the nature of the crime. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the girl testified that on March 11

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 08, 2015

    Man pleads not guilty to child rape charge

    A Manhattan man accused of raping a child pleaded not guilty to the crimes at his arraignment Monday in Riley County District Court. Gregory E. Hoyt, 27, faces charges on two counts of rape and three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. The crimes are alleged to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 08, 2015

    Man accused of sexual assault pleads not guilty

    A Manhattan man accused of sexually assaulting three Fort Riley soldiers pleaded not guilty to the crimes at his arraignment Monday in Riley County District Court. Jase Derek Stanton, 29, faces charges on three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. The men testified at a preliminary hearing

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 07, 2015

    Police increasing presence because of ‘world events’

    The Riley County Police Department has increased police presence at recent large public events, such as the Festival of Lights and the Veterans Day Parade. Lt. Luke Breault told the Riley County Commission during its Monday meeting the department decided to increase its presence for

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 07, 2015

    Hearing pushed back in manslaughter case

    TOPEKA — The attorney for an 18-year-old Fort Riley man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy said he needs more time to prepare for trial. Juwan D. Jackson was charged in September with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 07, 2015

    Judge resentences drug trafficker to 30 years in prison instead of life

    TOPEKA—A procedural error forced a federal judge on Monday to vacate the life sentence of a Junction City drug trafficker and resentence the man to a 30 year prison term. Prosecutors say Albert Dewayne Banks, 33, was a ringleader of a large crack cocaine trafficking organization

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 06, 2015

    Man convicted in drug ring could receive new sentence

    TOPEKA — A procedural error forced a federal judge to sentence a Junction City drug trafficker to 30 years in prison instead of a mandatory life sentence on Friday, and the error could affect the previously-announced life sentence of a co-defendant. Anthony Carlyle Thompson, 33, was convicted in

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Kansas State University | December 06, 2015

    Police investigating piano overturned at All Faiths

    K-State police are investigating an overturned a Steinway grand piano in the All Faiths Chapel. The piano reportedly was overturned between 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday at the chapel, which is near McCain Auditorium on the university’s campus. The total damage to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 04, 2015

    Manhattan man waives hearing in robbery case

    A Manhattan man accused of involvement in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of Kansas State University waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Riley County District Court. Sean Brock Eugene Johnson, 20, told Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser he is still considering terms of

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 03, 2015

    2 facing federal charges in Leonardville meth case

    Two area men are now facing federal drug charges in relation to a series of search warrants executed by Riley County Police Department officers on Aug. 13. Tony Ray Dugan, 35, Leonardville, and Vance Mossburgh, 44, Clay Center, were among the 10 people arrested as part of the investigation,

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