Double stabbing reported at detention facility

LEAVENWORTH — Members of the Leavenworth Police Department recently were called to a privately-run detention facility to investigate a double stabbing, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported Nov. 27 at the CoreCivic Leavenworth Detention Center, 100 Highway Terrace.

Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department, said his department was contacted following an altercation between two male inmates at the facility.

“Both had weapons,” he said.

He said each inmate stabbed the other during the altercation. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

The U.S. Marshals Service contracts with CoreCivic to house federal inmates who are awaiting trial at the Leavenworth Detention Center.

 

Christmas activities underway

The Sumner County Moms group is kicking off the holiday season with a downtown Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.

Amanda Ternes, founder and president of Sumner County Moms said, people can enter the parade for free and SCM would like to have all the entries by Friday.

Any business or organization wishing to enter the parade can contact Ternes by email at scmks2013@gmail.comor by phone at (785) 658-5930.

The line-up for the parade will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Third and Washington. Judging for first-, second- and third-place entries will start at 9:30 a.m. A trophy shaped like a Christmas tree will be given to the first-place winner, Ternes said. The parade will start at 10 a.m.