Battery charge filed in Thursday night stabbing
An aggravated battery charge was filed Friday against a man arrested in a stabbing Thursday night.
Charles E. Trout, 35, 1821 W. 26th St., was in the Douglas County Jail Friday in lieu of $3,000 bond after his first appearance in Douglas County District Court.
Trout is charged with stabbing a 28-year-old Lawrence man during a disturbance that occurred about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at an apartment at 2550 Redbud Lane.
Lawrence Police were called after the victim was stabbed in the abdomen. Trout was arrested at a residence in the 1800 block of West 26th Street, Sgt. Mike Pattrick said. Officers also confiscated a paring knife believed to have been used as a weapon, Pattrick said.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.
Trout is to appear in court again at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
National search launched for American Indian talent
Representatives of the Oneida Indian Nation today will be at Haskell Nations Indian University to interview and audition American Indian comedians, entertainers and writers as part of a national talent search.
"We're trying to find out who's out there so we can expose them to talent scouts, casting directors and writers who are looking for American Indian people with talent," said Jerry Reed, spokesman for Oneida Nation.
"There are people out there who are willing to put American Indians in roles that go beyond the typical stereotype," Reed said. "But for that to happen, they have to know who's out there. That's what we're here to do"
Participation in the talent search, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Haskell auditorium, is free. More information is available at www.fourdirectionstalent.com.
Hispanic engineers visiting this weekend at KU, KSU
Kansas University and Kansas State University are jointly playing host to more than 80 student members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers this weekend in Lawrence.
Students from the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the society are attending a student leadership conference, which started Friday and ends Sunday.
"This is the first time KU and K-State have worked together on this conference," said Andres Vicuna, a KU senior in civil engineering and KU's SHPE chapter president.
Friday and Sunday's activities are in Lawrence; today, students are at Kansas State.