Riley County

Kansas Supreme Court to review appeals from Riley, Geary counties

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear two cases next week involving appeals from Riley and Geary counties. The case from Riley County is a petition for review of Ziad Khalil-Alsalaami (zee’ odd call leel’ awl suh law’ mee) vs. the state of Kansas. Alsalaami was convicted in 2011 of two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, [...]

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By |2019-09-05T16:04:15-05:00September 5th, 2019|Geary County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Kansas Supreme Court to review appeals from Riley, Geary counties

Iacobellis appointed counsel; status hearing continued

A status hearing for a Manhattan man accused of sex crimes is moving forward. Robert Iacobellis appeared via his jail cell Tuesday for his third hearing in as many weeks, in front of Judge William Malcolm. Iacobellis informed the court that he was to meet with an attorney Friday to represent him, but due to [...]

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By |2019-09-03T14:36:40-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Iacobellis appointed counsel; status hearing continued

Vinton School Road to close for culvert repair

Riley County Public Works crews are beginning a culvert replacement project Tuesday north of Ogden this week. The department says Vinton School Road will be closed through November 1 from West 68th Ave. west to Mallon Road. The project has been allotted 80 working days, and is expected to be completed by late October. Adverse [...]

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By |2019-09-03T07:57:21-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Vinton School Road to close for culvert repair

RCPD Report 8/29/19

Officers filed a report for vehicle burglary in the 2500 block of Buttonwood Dr. in Manhattan on August 28, 2019, at approximately 1:30 PM. Officers listed a 23-year-old male as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his Macbook Air, backpack, book and water bottle. The estimated total loss associated with this case [...]

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By |2019-08-29T08:51:20-05:00August 29th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 8/29/19

U.S. Attorney, RCPD announce Manhattan opioid ring take down

More than 50 people were indicted after a three-year investigation into opioid trafficking in the Manhattan area. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in a Topeka news conference announced that 54 people were named in 13 separate grand jury indictments for the distribution of heroin and fentanyl. Henry Clark, Sylvester Calvert, Michael Calvert, James Toliver and Blake [...]

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By |2019-08-28T11:36:24-05:00August 28th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on U.S. Attorney, RCPD announce Manhattan opioid ring take down

Iacobellis hearing continued for a second time; request for bond reduction denied

A Manhattan man accused of sex crimes involving three underage victims, appeared via his Riley County jail cell for a continued status conference, with no attorney present. Robert Iacobellis informed Judge William Malcolm that his long-time attorney Richard Seaton declined to represent him against the charges and that his family is speaking with two other [...]

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By |2019-08-27T14:54:35-05:00August 27th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Iacobellis hearing continued for a second time; request for bond reduction denied

RCPD Report 8/27/19

Officers filed a report for aggravated criminal threat in the 1900 block of Lincoln Dr. in Manhattan on August 26, 2019, at approximately 7:20 AM. Officers listed a 15-year-old male as the victim and a 15-year-old female as the suspect when it was reported the suspect threatened the victim on social media while displaying a [...]

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By |2019-08-27T08:38:59-05:00August 27th, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 8/27/19

RCPD Report 8/26/19

Officers filed a report for theft of a motor vehicle in the 700 block of 3rd Pl. in Manhattan on August 23, 2019, at approximately 10:45 AM. Officers listed a 42-year-old male as the victim when he reported an unknown suspect took his white extended cab Chevy truck. The estimated total loss associated with this [...]

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By |2019-08-26T10:57:28-05:00August 26th, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 8/26/19

RCPD Report 8/23/19

Officers filed a report for theft in the 700 block of Crestwood Dr. in Manhattan on August 22, 2019 at approximately 9:00 AM. Officers listed a 26-year-old male as the victim when he reported a known suspect stole electronics and other miscellaneous items from his residence. The estimated total loss associated with this case is [...]

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By |2019-08-23T10:42:51-05:00August 23rd, 2019|Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on RCPD Report 8/23/19

Commissioner Ron Wells satisfied with governor visit

A Riley County commissioner was able to meet with Governor Laura Kelly’s staff on issues facing Kansas counties. Chairman Ron Wells met with staff on Wednesday to discuss the impact of the county not receiving revenue sharing money from the state.  Wells says they were not having an impact with the local legislators, which is [...]

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By |2019-08-22T21:33:00-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Commissioner Ron Wells satisfied with governor visit