In closing arguments Wednesday, the defense and prosecution both told the jury to rely on evidence to reach a decision as the six-day trial of a local man charged with attempted murder concluded.

A forensic chemical microscopist provided testimony on markings and trace evidence on a bullet Tuesday morning at the Riley County District Courthouse in the trial of a local man charged with attempted murder.

Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo will get back $1 plus interest after a judge on Tuesday rejected the sale of a property Vargo bought at public auction because the bid was “insufficient.”

Attorney Barry Clark spent the beginning of his argument in the Riley County Courthouse Monday setting the scene for jurors of what happened during an officer-involved shooting last January.

In a phone call between a Manhattan man charged with attempted murder and his then-wife a day after his arrest, Mark Harrison indicated the firearms he used were intended to be used against law enforcement officers.

Riley County clerk Rich Vargo bought a foreclosed property worth $126,000 for $1 at a public auction in late 2018, but the bank that held the mortgage on the property is claiming the sale is not valid.

In a recorded phone call between Mark Harrison and negotiators during a three-hour standoff with police on Jan. 5, 2018, Harrison listed his demands for surrendering including oxycodone and chewing tobacco.


Given Sgt. Pat Tiede’s relationship with Mark Harrison — the two grew up in the same town and rode the school bus together — he thought he could help defuse the situation when he responded to a verbal domestic report Jan. 5, 2018.

A 2-month-old boy suffered blunt-force and abusive head trauma before dying in November, according to a medical examiner who testified Friday at a preliminary hearing for a Manhattan man accused of killing the boy.

Shey Thornton was bow hunting with his father Oct. 28, 2017, when they found a woman’s body, Thornton said Tuesday at the Riley County Courthouse

Police used DNA and fingerprints to tie a Manhattan man to an alleged rape, according to evidence presented at a preliminary hearing at the Riley County Courthouse Tuesday morning.

An Ogden nurse was found guilty of Medicaid fraud and other charges in three counties, according to a release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

The state’s court employees — including judges — are underpaid, Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss said.

During a preliminary hearing Friday morning at the Riley County Courthouse two women said a man assaulted them in February 2017 in their home.

An analyst for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said during a trial Wednesday she found DNA matching Marcus Martin, 37, in a sexual assault evidence kit.

A Manhattan man guilty of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in a May 2017 shooting was sentenced Monday in Riley County District Court to 57 years in prison.

A man accused of attempting to kill three police officers in January pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon in a motion hearing and arraignment at the Riley County Courthouse.

Jurors needed about four hours of deliberation to find a Manhattan man guilty Thursday of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in a May 2017 shooting.

Defense attorneys argued Wednesday morning that a Kansas Bureau of Investigation firearms examiner did not use gloves when he examined shell casings found last May at the scene of a murder in Manhattan, hindering results of the defense’s DNA test.

A former Riley County police officer is suing the department, law board, county commissioners and others for allegedly violating his constitutional rights.

A Junction City woman was ordered to repay money to Kansas Medicaid after she was found guilty of fraud-related charges, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s office.

The Kansas Court of Appeals Friday affirmed a Riley County District Court ruling in favor of a Manhattan doctor after parents of a child with a birth defect sued, saying they were denied information that might have led them to have an abortion.

The Kansas Supreme Court decided Friday to lower the amount a Manhattan man was sentenced to repay by the Riley County District Court for two 2015 crimes.

After about five hours of deliberation Thursday, jurors found Andrew Lynn Gibson, 27, guilty of one count of first-degree murder and one count of child abuse.


After about five hours of deliberation Thursday, jurors found Andrew Lynn Gibson, 27, guilty of one count of first degree murder and one count of child abuse.

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Andrew Gibson suffered with mental illness at the time his ex-girlfriend’s 3-month-old daughter died under his watch.