An 8-year-old child and her mother testified Wednesday against a Fort Riley soldier facing sex crime charges against the child. George L. Ferenz, 30, is charged with attempted rape, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy and two counts of aggravated indecent liberties in connection with the
A Fort Riley soldier has been convicted by a court martial of murder and sentenced to life in a military prison in conjunction with the death of a fellow soldier. Radio station KMAN said John Hughes was court martialed and convicted on charges of murder,
Neighbors and friends of a man whose body was found Sunday are waiting for answers about the murder case. John Burroughs, 68, was found dead in his Red Bud Estates trailer home after Riley County police were called to check on the man. Police have ruled
Jury selection began Tuesday for a Manhattan man facing sex crime charges against a child younger than 14 years old. George L. Ferenz, who was 29 at the time of his arrest in October 2012, is facing charges in Riley County District Court of attempted rape, two counts
The death of an elderly man here Sunday is being investigated as a homicide. Riley County police identified the victim as John Burroughs, 68, of Lot 277 Red Bud Estates. Burroughs’ body was found Sunday afternoon by police responding to a request to check on Burroughs’ welfare.
A 31-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon on I-70 in Riley County after being struck by a vehicle while standing on the shoulder working on a tire. The victim was identified as Samantha A. Coleman, whose home was listed as Abilene. According to the crash report
RCPD responded to a burglary September 7 in the 2100 block of Patricia Place where a Manhattan man lost a variety of personal items. The victim, Collin Wood, 20, of the same address, reported that someone took his shotgun, ammunition, cash, electronics and an identification card. belonging to
A Junction City man is dead after a shooting that occurred early Saturday morning in Junction City. The Junction City Police Department and deputies from the Geary County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Anthony Darnell Nixon, 37, Junction City
The Riley County Police Department had its last of a series of six DUI Saturation Patrols from Friday evening into the early morning hours Saturday. Four officers from the Riley County Police Department were assigned to the Saturation Patrol, which stopped 47 motorists. Of these, five
A motorcycle crash south of Manhattan resulted in one man’s death Thursday. According to a crash report from the Kansas Highway Patrol, a motorcycle driven by Jose F. Laureano-Mercado, 29, of Manhattan struck a delineator post in the 2000 block of McDowell Creek Road while traveling
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