A revised state statute will allow Kansas counties to use grand juries for all felony cases in place of preliminary hearings, a step designed to save time and money. But Riley County Attorney Barry Wilkerson said the system will be used conservatively here. The law
Nearly 180 concert-goers were cited for alcohol violations at the 2013 Country Stampede, officials announced recently. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat said 163 people were issued citations for minor in possession, 15 for transporting open container and one for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The other highest arrests or
A vehicle reported as stolen from Manhattan was found on fire in Jackson County Monday, officials said. Officer Matthew Droge said Heather Bemberry, 39, Manhattan, reported that her 2005 Dodge Durango had been stolen from the 400 block of Walters Drive in the early morning hours on Monday.
At approximately 12:42 p.m. Monday a Wabaunsee County resident noticed an unfamiliar person driving a neighbor’s 2003 Chevy 3/4-ton truck, which was loaded with several items, on Wabaunsee Road West of Alma. The individual alerted the Wabaunsee County Sheriff’s Office, whose officers located the
Junction City officers arrested a 28-year-old man Tuesday after they allegedly found child pornography on his home computer. Officials said Sean Vincent, a Fort Riley soldier, was arrested for five counts of possessing child pornography and possession of a controlled substance after officers executed a
The man and woman convicted of killing a K-State researcher after setting the apartment complex she lived in on fire in February were sentenced to prison Monday in front of a packed courtroom in Topeka. Though Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 20, appeared together for the
A Topeka man is in custody for allegedly battering a Riley County corrections officer at the Riley County Courthouse Monday afternoon. Sgt. Brad Ingalls said Ryan Holle, 35, was making a court appearance while monitored by the corrections officer when he allegedly started a physical fight
The duo convicted of setting fire to an apartment complex that killed a K-State research were sentenced to prison in federal court Monday afternoon. District Judge Julie Robinson sentenced Patrick Scahill, 21, to 30 years in prison and five years of supervised release. And sentenced Virgina Griese, 20,
TOPEKA — The duo charged in connection with a fatal February apartment fire that resulted in the death of a K-State researcher appeared in federal court Monday for sentencing. Patrick Scahill, 20, and Virginia Griese, 19, appeared in front of District Judge Julie Robinson for the charge of
Fireworks-related incidents were minor this year and, based on preliminary reports, did not cause any monetary damage, officials said Friday. Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said eight fireworks-related incidents were reported, including one roof that caught on fire from firework debris. But he said the fire
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