Prosecution and defense witnesses disagreed about whether a man with schizophrenia on trial for second-degree murder was capable of intent when he allegedly stabbed a pest exterminator in 2008. Howard Barrett, 58, of Leonardville is undergoing a jury trial after being found competent as an October hearing.
Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project are scheduled for an early 2015 construction start, according to city officials. The Manhattan City Commission received an update on the project’s timeline during its Tuesday meeting. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving
All three judges in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Clay and Riley counties, were retained Tuesday. Judges David Stuzman and Meryl Wilson both were retained by wide margins. The district’s third judge, John Bosch faced more opposition at the polls but was retained
A number of activities will take place in Manhattan next Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. • The day begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road in Manhattan. The breakfast is hosted by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition and
On Nov. 15, The Pathfinder in Downtown Manhattan will host athlete, author, speaker and 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis. The program will be at The Pathfinder, 304 Poyntz Ave. at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Jennifer has logged
The 7th annual Rock Springs Turkey Trot, Fun Walk and Gobble Jog are planned for Saturday, Nov. 15, at Rock Springs 4-H Center, located just south of Junction City. All ages of runners, joggers or walkers are welcome to participate. The 5K Turkey Trot begins
Marianna Kistler Beach, patron of the arts and the namesake of Kansas State University’s art museum, died Saturday at age 94. Beach, who grew up in Manhattan and was a K-State graduate, died at her home in Lawrence. The museum, which opened in the fall
Q: Dude, is Snyder a hardcore Republican? A: It seems fair to assume two things. That: 1. By “Dude,” you’re referring to the seasoned, rather stiff writer of this distinguished column, not some movie character played by Jeff Bridges; and 2. By “Snyder” you’re referring
A political advertisement featuring K-State football coach Bill Snyder was still running on Monday, despite campaign officials’ promise that it wouldn’t air later than Sunday. The commercial, which showed Snyder endorsing his long-time friend, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election, reportedly was broadcast
Howard Barrett barely moved Monday during the start of his trial in connection with the 2008 stabbing death of a pest exterminator.The prosecution wrapped up its case against him Tuesday morning ending with two witnesses. There was plenty of emotion in Barrett’s voice
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