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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Hearing delayed for man accused in bomb plot

    TOPEKA — The change of plea hearing for a Topeka man accused of attempting to arm a car bomb near Fort Riley was delayed Wednesday morning, although the case was set to resume in the afternoon. John T. Booker Jr., 21, was indicted in April by a

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 03, 2016

    Topeka woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking 17-year-old

    A Topeka woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl in Manhattan and Junction City. Tiara Jade Newman, 22, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. In her plea, she admitted that on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | February 03, 2016

    Fire at Ogden gun store damages storage room

    A fire broke out at a gun shop in Ogden Tuesday, destroying some of the store’s records. Firefighters from the Ogden station of the Riley Country Fire Department responded to Ogden’s Best Gun Range, 215 Riley Ave., at 6:14 p.m., according to Pat Collins,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Witnesses identify defendant as gunman in Aggieville incident

    The trial of a Manhattan man accused of attempted first-degree murder related to a shooting in Aggieville last May began Monday in Riley County District Court. Mark Self Jr., 31, is accused of firing several shots at Kevin Green, 26, Manhattan. One of the bullets allegedly struck

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Teen gets nearly 5 years in robbery case

    A Manhattan juvenile was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a series of robberies that led to a lockdown of the Kansas State University campus in September. Janir Vega, 17 at the time of his arrest, originally was charged as

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | February 02, 2016

    Manhattan man pleads no contest in child rape case

    A Manhattan man pleaded no contest Monday in Riley County District Court to raping a child. In a plea deal, Gregory E. Hoyt, 27, pleaded no contest to two counts of rape. Prosecutors in exchange dropped three counts of aggravated criminal sodomy. Hoyt had originally pleaded

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | February 01, 2016

    RCPD: Burglaries down in January

    Last year’s increase in burglaries didn’t extend into the first month of 2016, RCPD Captain Josh Kyle told Riley County commissioners Monday. “At the end of 2015, we did not have a lot of good news to report as far as crime trends,” Kyle said. “

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 31, 2016

    Boy sentenced to probation for unlawful sex

    A Manhattan boy convicted of two sex crimes was sentenced to two years of probation Friday in Riley County District Court. A jury last month acquitted Martin Vogts, 15 at the time of the incident, on charges of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy but convicted him

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 31, 2016

    Grandview Plaza police drop charges against 25 soldiers

    Police have dropped all charges against the 25 soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas, who were arrested earlier this month at a house party, according to the Army Times. The soldiers, who had faced drug- and alcohol-related charges, still could be disciplined by their commanders. “From our

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 29, 2016

    Dartez sentenced to 23 years in stabbing

    A Manhattan man was sentenced Friday to nearly 23 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend in November 2014. Samuel Dartez, 31, was convicted by a jury in November for the crime, which took place near the intersection of Yuma Street and South Juliette

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