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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | January 06, 2014

    Kobach letter: RCPD finds no voter fraud

    Prompted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, Riley County police recently investigated five cases of possible voter fraud. They found no evidence of wrongdoing. Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson and Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen said Monday that the investigation was prompted by

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 06, 2014

    Accused rapist pleads not guilty

    A Fort Riley soldier accused of rape today pleaded not guilty to each of the seven sex crime charges lodged against him. Christopher Bates, 31, appeared in Riley County District Court for his arraignment, where the charges against him were read by Judge David Stutzman. Bates

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Horne readies for new trial

    A Manhattan man is preparing for another trial in an aggravated robbery case after his initial trial resulted in a hung jury. Levertis Horne, 22, appeared in Riley County District Court for a pre-trial hearing on Friday. Horne is facing two counts of aggravated robbery, two

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Driver arressted in fatal crash

    A Leonardville man involved in the October accident that killed a Blue Valley High senior was arrested Friday for involuntary manslaughter. Garrett Smith Olson, 20, was arrested by the Riley County Police Department for involuntary manslaughter and failure to stop at an injury accident. Olson was

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 05, 2014

    Four locals arrested for attempted aggravated robbery

    The Riley County Police Department received an attempted aggravated robbery complaint at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Green Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were told that Anson Eddy, 30, of Manhattan was approached by at least two subjects. One of these subjects was brandishing

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 02, 2014

    Body of soldier recovered from lake

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier was recovered from Milford Lake on Wednesday afternoon after a long search by rescuers. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department, along with multiple area emergency personnel, recovered the body of 31-year-old Thomas Hedrick, a U.S. Army specialist

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | January 02, 2014

    Suspect held after man found dead

    Pottawatomie County authorities believe a Rossville man was murdered early New Year’s Day. Levi W. Bishop, 24, was found shot to death at 4:43 a.m. inside a car when it pulled up to the St. Marys Police Department, according to a police report. Three people

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2013

    Search continues for soldier

    The body of a Fort Riley soldier who drowned at Milford Lake has yet to be recovered a week after his death. Area authorities have been searching throughout the week for Thomas Hedrick, 31, since Tuesday morning when he drowned near Charley’s Point in the

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2013

    Zhang appears in court

    A Chinese grain scientist accused of stealing rice seed samples from a development company appeared in federal court Monday. Weiquiang Zhang of Manhattan, a seed breeder at the Ventria Bioscience research facility in Junction City, was charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets for his

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | December 31, 2013

    RCPD arrests local man for child sexual exploitation

    A Manhattan man was arrested on Monday by Riley County police after weeks of investigation regarding a complaint filed in November. Harold Heilman, 36, 2500 Farm Bureau Road, Lot 328, was arrested for sexual exploitation of a child and electronic solicitation. He is confined in the Riley County

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