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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Theft from Wal-Mart

    Officials at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of several electronic items from Wal-Mart and said they have identified two male suspects. Sheriff Greg Riat said the theft occurred on May 21 at about 9:20 p.m., after two white males, who appear

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Vehicles recovered in Pott County

    Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances. Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Aggravated arson results in small fire

    Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Concord Lane reported

    Riley County police are investigating a vehicle burglary reported in the 1800 block of Concord Lane on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said Meghan Starr, 27, reported that several items were stolen from her vehicle between 6 p.m. on May 24 and 8:30 a.m. on May 25. The U.S.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Vehicular burglary on Whitetail Pass reported

    A Manhattan man reported that his vehicle was burglarized in the 700 block of Whitetail Pass on Sunday. Officer Matthew Droge said Wyatt Smith, 19, reported that the incident occurred between 11:50 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Smith reported that an unknown suspect stole

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | May 26, 2013

    Jury deadlocks in K-State professor’s rape trial

    The trial of an assistant K-State professor accused of rape ended in mistrial Friday when jurors declared they could not unanimously agree on a verdict. A new trial date for William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, is scheduled to be set during a status hearing on June 3. Jurors

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 26, 2013

    Crime forecast program aids arrests

    RCPD arrested two suspects believed to be responsible for victimizing over thirty community members since at least last month utilizing a crime forecast program. The result of an ongoing investigation into multiple vehicle burglaries in the Manhattan area led to the arrests of Dustin Thomure, 21,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 24, 2013

    Rape trial ends in mistrial

    A district judge declared a mistrial Friday afternoon in the rape trial against a K-State assistant professor after jurors could not agree on a verdict. William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, was on trial for allegedly raping a former friend, but jurors could not come to a unanimous

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Kansas State University | May 24, 2013

    Trial of KSU professor goes to jury

    Jurors began deliberations Friday morning in the rape trial of an assistant K-State professor following testimony from him Thursday in which he denied any criminal action. William Yankey, 29, Manhattan, is accused of raping a former friend in December 2007 while visiting the woman and her husband

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 23, 2013

    Victim testifies at trial

    It was a 2012 photograph of her alleged rapist in a local magazine that inspired a now-27-year-old Manhattan woman to report more than four years after the fact that she had been raped by the former friend, the woman told jurors Wednesday. The image shows

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