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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Man pleads not guilty to vehicle thefts

    A Westmoreland man suspected of stealing and attempting to steal vehicles in a May drunken driving and crash incident pleaded not guilty to his charges Monday. Nathan Woodyard, 38, pleaded not guilty to attempted robbery, DUI, interference with law enforcement, failure to stop at an accident

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 10, 2014

    Officials ID boat victim

    Authorities have released the name of a man involved in a boat wreck over the weekend at Tuttle Creek Lake. Clark Linders, 3630 Marlatt Ave., was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center Saturday after he wrecked his airboat on the lake and was thrown into the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 09, 2014

    Man taken to Mercy after water rescue

    A man was transported to Mercy Regional Health Center after a water rescue Saturday evening. The rescue reportedly happened at about 6:30 p.m. at Stockdale Cove at Tuttle Creek Lake, according to Riley County Emergency Management Director Pat Collins. Collins said the man, whose name

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 09, 2014

    Man pleads in connection to McClendon death

    TEMPE, Ariz. — One of the men accused of alcohol-related violations in connection with the fatal fall of a Manhattan High School graduate has pleaded guilty. Court documents show 20-year-old David Siegal pleaded guilty this week to one count of minor in possession of liquor with

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 09, 2014

    Clay County woman arrested in fatal accident

    The Clay County Sheriff’s Department arrested a woman in connection with a Friday hit-and-run fatality. Rene Urbano, 49, of Clay County, was arrested and charged with the offenses of accident with death, not reporting an accident and driving while suspended. At 6:19 a.m. on Friday, 83

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 07, 2014

    Clay Center man dies in apparent hit-and-run

    CLAY CENTER — A Clay Center man died after being struck by a vehicle in an apparent hit-and-run incident Friday morning. Joe Knitter, 83, was hit by a westbound vehicle on U.S. 24, a half-mile east of Clay Center at 6:19 a.m., Clay County Sheriff Chuck Dunn

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 06, 2014

    Barrett guilty in 2008 murder

    A jury found a Leonardville man who stabbed a pest exterminator to death in 2008 guilty of reckless second-degree murder. Howard Barrett, 58, stood trial in Riley County District Court this week, six years after the killing of Thomas James, 48, in February of that year. Barrett has

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 05, 2014

    Barrett’s mental state subject of testimony

    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.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2014

    Trial begins in 2008 Leonardville murder case

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 04, 2014

    Trial set for Ogden man in July stabbing incident

    An Ogden man was bound over for trial in Riley County District Court Monday for his role in a July stabbing incident. Johnny Cossey, 38, is scheduled for a two-day trial on Feb. 10-11 after pleading innocent to four felony charges. He faces two counts of

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