LAWRENCE — A new report says sexual offenses reported last year on the Kansas University campus increased by 10 from the previous year. The federal Clery Act requires colleges to report crime statistics and submit them to the U.S. Department of Education. Thirteen sex offenses were
A Leonardville man charged with murder in a 2008 killing will proceed to trial in November now that he’s been found competent. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, of Clay Center in February 2008. James was performing pest control at Barrett’s
A Fort Riley soldier accused of killing a child born last year made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Wednesday afternoon. Alexander McConnell, 22, appeared via video from the Riley County Jail. District Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser reviewed the charges filed against him of
Riley County police arrested a Manhattan man for first-degree murder and child abuse on Monday, but additional details aren’t being released. According to a police report, officers arrested 22-year-old Alexander McConnell, 1300 Marlatt Ave. Apt. 204, at 3:50 p.m. Monday while he was on Fort Riley.
Deep inside the freezers at the Riley County Jail are tightly wrapped, 6-ounce packages of a concoction so foul it would be a surprise to see dogs fight over the contents. The packages contain jail loaf, also called prison loaf or nutraloaf, which sits in
A Manhattan man was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison for an April kidnapping and robbery and for falsifying information on a pawn ticket in another case. Jerred Snyder, 30, reached a plea agreement in both cases earlier this month. He pleaded no contest
A fire in Ogden Thursday night caused a garage to collapse and severely damaged a house before being extinguished. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 229 12th St. at about 9:30 p.m. and were there until about 1:30 a.m. Officials aren’t certain how the fire
Q: Can you compare the jurisdictions of the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department? Do their jurisdictions ever overlap in any way? A: The areas each department covers are a bit more fluid than they may at first appear. Per
WESTMORELAND — Pablo Gonzalez will have much of his life ahead of him when he’s released from prison after he serves just more than 10 years for the unintentional second-degree murder of his friend, Levi Bishop. On Thursday in Pottawatomie County District Court, Judge Jeff Elder
Defense attorneys for a Fort Riley soldier found guilty of aggravated indecent liberties with a child have called into question a key piece of evidence used in last month’s trial. On Thursday, chief public defender Larry McRell, an attorney for 31-year-old Christopher Bates, said
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