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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 07, 2014

    2 people injured in head-on crash Sunday near Wamego

    Two people were transported by Life Star helicopter to a medical facility after a head-on collision early Sunday morning. The wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m., a mile east of Wamego on Highway 24. Cameron Renfro, 23, of Silver Lake, and Jeffrey Fisher, 47, of Wamego, both were

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | October 05, 2014

    Judge’s sentences raise questions

    John Bosch is no stranger to departing from the norm. However, how the judge in Kansas’ 21st Judicial District selects those departures, specifically in several of the sentences he’s handed out in the last 15 months or so, has raised questions among attorneys, officials and

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

    McConnell accused of killing child in 2013

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Business | October 02, 2014

    Applebee’s closed after kitchen fire

    An accidental fire in Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar kitchen just before 1 a.m. Thursday will force the restaurant to close for cleanup and repairs. The Manhattan Fire Department was dispatched to the restaurant, 100 Manhattan Town Center P5, at 12:59 a.m., according to a

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

    Reported sexual assaults up at KU

    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

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

    Murder suspect faces trial

    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

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | October 01, 2014

    Soldier accused of killing infant appears in court

    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

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

    Local man arrested on murder charge

    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.

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

    Jail loaf no piece of cake for misbehaving inmates

    Prisonloaf.phatch

    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

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

    Man gets 6-year sentence in 2 cases

    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

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