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  • 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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 14, 2013

    Locals cautioned to avoid part of Ogden

    Riley County authorities issued an advisory Wednesday afternoon cautioning people to stay away from a three-block a section of Ogden. The alert, which applied to the 200 block of 10th through 12 Streets in that city, apparently related to an ongoing investigation of a report of a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man gets 42 months in robbery

    A Manhattan man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison for robbing a convenience store that led to arson in which a Kansas State University researcher died. Frank Joseph Hanson, 23, was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man gets 33 months for embezzelment

    A Manhattan accountant has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for embezzling from a commercial construction company where he worked. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the sentencing Monday afternoon against Larry D. Lord, who pleaded guilty in March to one count of mail

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | August 13, 2013

    Man stabbed at lake

    A 23-year-old Manhattan man was stabbed at a lake on Sunday after a fight about the volume of the radio. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing reported to have occurred at Pottawatomie County State Lake No. 2, 8010 State Lake Road in Manhattan

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

    Horne jury can’t reach a verdict

    A mistrial was declared Friday in the trial of a Manhattan man accused of armed robbery. Jurors deliberated for more than seven hours before Judge John Bosch declared the mistrial around 10 p.m. in the case of Levertis Horne, 22, who is facing two counts of

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

    House fire in Wamego being investigated as an arson

    Authorities are investigating an early morning fire in Wamego, in which a dog is being heralded as a hero for saving its owner, as an aggravated arson. The fire occurred before dawn Friday at 304 Poplar Street. Firefighters and law enforcement officers responded to find a

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

    State-of-the-art justice facility opens in Pottawatomie County

    Outside.phatch

    A courtroom that allows judges to decide which jurors see certain video and audio evidence. A 76-person max capacity jail. Those features and more are inside the new Pottawatomie County Justice Center, the first portion of which opens Aug. 19. The $14 million center is designed to

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

    Defendant takes stand in home invasion trial

    A Manhattan man accused of armed robbery took the stand in his own defense Thursday afternoon.  Levertis Horne, 22, acknowledged going to the apartment where the victims lived in an effort to buy marijuana, but denied being armed at the time. Horne is being tried

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