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  • 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

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

    Judge orders Kansas to let gay couples marry

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry, but he delayed enforcement of the order until next week to give the state time to appeal. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction Tuesday barring

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Traffic | November 03, 2014

    1 person injured in crash on I-70

    A Manhattan woman was transported to the hospital with possible injuries after a vehicle crash on I-70 Sunday afternoon. Elizabeth Dodd, 52, of Manhattan, a K-State professor, was taken to Mercy Regional Health Center after her vehicle was struck by a car driven by Tosan Ehiguese, 26,

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 03, 2014

    Trial for 2008 death begins

    The trial for a Leonardville man charged with murder in connection to the killing of a Clay Center man began Monday in Riley County District Court. Howard Barrett, 58, is accused of stabbing to death Thomas James, 48, in February 2008. Barrett is facing a second-degree murder charge.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | November 02, 2014

    House fire causes $20K in damage

    An estimated $20,000 loss occurred to a northeast Manhattan home after a Saturday morning fire. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched at 8:37 a.m. Saturday to 737 Frey Drive for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story residence with light smoke showing.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 30, 2014

    Ohio police seek suspect in Garrett’s death

    CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are searching for a man accused of killing a former Kansas State University football player outside a nightclub on Oct. 11. A Cleveland police spokeswoman could not say Thursday whether 26-year-old David Garrett was a bystander or was targeted when he was shot.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 29, 2014

    Trial set in student heroin death case

    The Riley County District Court set a jury trial on Monday for a man accused of supplying heroin to a Kansas State University student who died of a heroin overdose last year. Gregory Haug Jr.‘s trial is set for March 9. Haug, 21, of Olathe faces

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 29, 2014

    Hearing set for 2 men charged with kidnapping

    A status hearing for two men facing kidnapping and aggravated robbery charges was set for a continuance on Tuesday. Ortegas Tune, 26, and Kaywaun Washington, 25, both of Manhattan, are set to have status hearings at 1 p.m. on Nov. 4. The two were arrested earlier this month

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