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Pill Mill Pharmacist Pleads No Contest

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A former central Kansas pharmacist has been convicted in what prosecutors are describing as an Internet "pill mill'' scheme.

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Medicaid Scheme Suspect's Hearing Set

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Vivian Mundy is charged with six counts of making false claims to Medicaid and one count each of obstructing a Medicaid fraud investigation and concealing records.

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One of First Cold Cases Reopened by DA Goes to Court

Updated: 05/15/2009 - The man charged with murder and setting a 2006 arson fire that claimed the life of one Topeka woman, had a preliminary trial Friday. He was again charged with the crimes by D.A. Chad Taylor in March 2009.

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1 Killed in Wichita Apartment Robbery

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Police say two armed men wearing masks killed one man and shot another after breaking into a Wichita apartment.

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Pretrial Hearing Set in Topeka Church Arson Case

Updated: 05/14/2009 - 19-year old Trevor Jones faces one count of arson and two counts of criminal desecration for an April 2006 fire at Hillside Church and incidents at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A pretrial hearing is set for June 22nd.

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Pretrial Hearing Set in Rape Case

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Shannon Goheen was charged in 2007 with rape and an alternative of aggravated indecent liberties with a 14 to 16 year old. A pretrial hearing date is set for June 15th.

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Prelim Set for Man Accused in Theft, Chase

Updated: 05/14/2009 - 39-year-old Tommy Lynn Sherrill faces charges including felony possession of stolen property and felony fleeing and obstruction. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 22nd.

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Authorities Questioning Suspects in N. Topeka Home Invasion

Updated: 05/14/2009 - The Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office responded to a home invasion call in the 5900 block of N. Topeka Blvd. just before 5:30 pm Thursday. Two suspects are being questioned and they're seeking a third.

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Shooting Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Shawnee County jury was unable to reach a verdict against 25-year old James Epps. He faced attempted murder and drug charges for the March 2008 shooting of 34-year old Charles Lowe at Oscars Bar.

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Bond Set for Topeka Arson Suspect

Updated: 05/13/2009 - 49-year old Russell King made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of arson and burglary. His bond was set at $7500.

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Kansas Woman Sentenced in Discount-Store Killing

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Amber Russell was sentenced Wednesday in Wyandotte County juvenile court for her role in a northeast Kansas discount-store manager's 2005 slaying. The 19-year old will remain in custody until she's 22.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Making Anthrax Claim

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Forty-seven-year-old John Philip Barker pleaded guilty to one count of mailing a threatening communication. Authorities say he sent the Internal Revenue Service a white powder he claimed was anthrax.

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Man Arrested in Connection with Topeka Arsons

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Russell Eugene King, 49, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of arson to a dwelling without consent, a severity-level 6 person felony; and burglary, a severity-level 7 person felony. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 10, 2009 at 820 SW 6th Street.

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Murder trial delayed for Great Bend mother

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The trial has been postponed indefinitely for a Great Bend woman charged with second-degree murder after her 3-month-old son died from a beating at a hospital.

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Crews Investigate Monday Night Arson

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Officials say they got the call around 11pm to report to the 1500 block of SW Central Park street. When they got there, flames had engulfed the home. Topeka police say no one was hurt. Fire investigators say the fire was intentionally set.

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Judge Rules 1st US Genocide Case Not Complex

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A federal judge has rejected without comment a Justice Department request to designate as complex the case of an immigrant accused in the 1994 Rwandan massacre. The government says the Kansas case may be the first U.S. criminal prosecution involving proof of genocide.

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Suspect in Aurora Slaying Arrested in Hays

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Aurora police say 21-year-old Corey Ray Albat was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was wanted in the death of a man who was shot multiple times and found in a car early Saturday.

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Wichita Park Owner's Past Keeps Him Behind Bars

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Thomas Etheredge faces 10 counts of securities fraud connected to his efforts to raise money for Wild West World. Sedgwick County District Court Judge Ben Burgess said Etheredge's past includes evidence that he fled the country to avoid prosecution.

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Former Kansas Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. He was originally charged with 15 counts involving four children under the age of 14 between October 2001 and August 2008.

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