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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
A Wabaunsee County woman has been indicted on charges of embezzling from the Bio-Security Research Institute at Kansas State University. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced the indictment Monday against Linda Kay Miller, 51. Miller was charged with three counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently altered
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of William John Thomas, 23, known as Billy Thomas, who was issued a warrant for aggravated robbery. The warrant stems from Tuesday’s robbery of a Gambino’s Pizza delivery person in St.Marys in
Two people were arrested on child abuse and aggravated battery charges after an 8-month-old baby died from injuries Wednesday. Detective Sgt. Trish Giordano of the Junction City Police Department said the couple was the child’s aunt and uncle. The infant was treated in the
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