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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 09, 2013

    Another arson hits Wamego

    Damage.phatch

    WAMEGO — Damage done to a building at City Park was caused by arson, according to the Wamego Police Department. A fire on Monday damaged the Mahar Shelter House, a structure that houses the park’s children’s train and was constructed with volunteer labor in 2009

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 08, 2013

    Parker gets life in prison

    Fort Riley soldier Daniel Parker was sentenced to life in prison Monday for shooting a man while apparently firing at a nearby building. Parker was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Frederick Beverly on Jan. 1, 2012. The quirk in the case is that Parker wasn’t

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 06, 2013

    Brown found guilty in child abuse case

    Antonio Brown has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges in the death of 14-month old Clayden Urbanek, according to reports in the Salina Journal.  The trial was moved to Riley County earlier this month due to the intense media coverage the case

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 04, 2013

    Brown denies abusing child

    A Salina man facing first-degree murder and child abuse charges in Riley County court denied abusing the 14-month-old boy he’s accused of beating to death. According to the Salina Journal, Antonio Brown, 29, took the stand Thursday and said he only disciplined his girlfriend’s

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 03, 2013

    Mother testifies against boyfriend

    The mother of the deceased 14-month-old Salina toddler, Clayden Urbanek, testified in Riley County District Wednesday. Brittney Betzold, 21, said in court that she didn’t want to believe her son was being abused by her boyfriend, Antonio Brown, 29. Brown is charged in a jury trial

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 02, 2013

    Toddler’s mother recounts abuse

    The mother of 14-month-old Clayden Urbanek said she saw an increasing number of bruises on her son’s face and head prior to his death, which was allegedly caused by a severe beating from her boyfriend. The Salina Journal reported that in a recording played

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 01, 2013

    Witness: Suspect seemed normal

    While Salina police were searching for him in connection with injuries to his girlfriend’s son that led to the boy’s death, Antonio Brown of Salina was ordering pizza, according to a Salina Journal report. Brown, 29, is facing a child abuse and first-degree murder

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 30, 2013

    Police wrangle escaped bull

    Two officers from the Riley County Police Department were forced to round up an escaped bull Monday morning outside Manhattan. Officer Matthew Droge of the RCPD said police received the call at 8 a.m. to capture the animal in the 4800 block of McDowell Creek Road.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 27, 2013

    RCPD reaching out to Manhattan’s Hispanic residents

    Police are reaching out to the local Hispanic community. With a relationship compromised by cultural differences, language barriers, racial and immigration issues, the Riley County Police Department is working to build stronger and more positive relationships with the 3,000-plus Hispanic residents in the area. 

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 25, 2013

    Saline County murder trial opens today in Manhattan

    The trial of a Salina man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s 14-month-old child began today with jury selection in the Riley County District Court. Antonio M. Brown Sr., 29, was granted a change of venue after his case and plea received intense media coverage in

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