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

    Arrests made in Pott County burglaries

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office has taken two individuals into custody for their alleged involvement in burglaries reported on Diamond Road in rural St.Marys and in the city of St.Marys. On Tuesday, detectives with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2013

    Former assistant professor sentenced to probation

    A former visiting assistant professor at Kansas State University entered an Alford plea Thursday afternoon on the amended charge of lewd and lascivious behavior for reportedly assaulting a female friend in 2007. In court, District Judge Meryl Wilson sentenced William Yankey, 29, to 36 months probation for the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 27, 2013

    Yankey to enter plea

    The former K-State professor accused of raping a friend in 2007 is expected to enter a plea in Riley County District Court Thursday afternoon. William Yankey, 29, who was arrested for rape in 2012, is scheduled to appear in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson, who presided over

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

    Update on report of shots fired

    Though Riley County officers investigated reports of shots fired in the 500 block of Stonemont Drive late Tuesday morning, officials said no report was filed on the matter. Officer Matthew Droge said Wednesday that officers did not find evidence that a crime had been committed following

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

    Semi-truck, trailer damaged in fire

    A semi-truck and trailer were heavily damaged Tuesday evening in a blaze that apparently started in a refrigeration unit on the trailer. Firefighters responded to Fifth Street and El Paso Lane, near Fort Riley Boulevard, at approximately 6 p.m. for reports that the semi and

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Traffic | June 25, 2013

    Sheriff beefs up presence on Bigelow

    The Pottawatomie Sheriff’s Department will beef up patrols on Bigelow Road where traffic has increased due to bridge construction on a nearby road. The county commission Monday asked Sheriff Greg Riat to run extra patrols in higher-traffic morning and evening hours as an added

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 25, 2013

    Parker murder trial delayed til August

    The murder trial of a soldier accused of killing another man during a drive-by shooting on New Year’s Day 2012 has been continued to August following a medical emergency involving his attorney. Though jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of Daniel

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 25, 2013

    RCPD investigating report of shots fired

    Riley County officers were investigating a report of shots fired late Tuesday morning in the area of Stonemont and Stone drives near Highland Ridge in Manhattan. At the time of publication, officers were still investigating a report called in at 10:30 a.m. of shots fired

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | June 25, 2013

    Minister accused of molesting boys settles with state

    A Junction City minister accused of the molestation of several underage boys expressed his desire to waive his preliminary hearing and enter into a negotiated settlement with the state during a status hearing Tuesday morning. Jordan Young, 25, a music minister at the Faith Tabernacle Apostolic

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

    Jury selection delayed in murder trial

    Jury selection in the case against a soldier accused of first-degree murder was put on hold Monday after the man’s attorney was rushed to the hospital for an unspecified emergency. Daniel Parker, 26, Junction City, was set to appear Monday for the first day of

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