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Police seek clues in slayings of Hudson relatives

Posted: 10/28/2008 - CHICAGO – With two crime scenes, a suspect in custody and an outraged community, Chicago's top cop said he is confident investigators will find clues to solve the deaths of Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew.

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Shahid Must Pay $15,000 in Restitution to Victim's Family

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The total restitution must be paid as part of any post-release supervision or other early release. Shahid was convicted in July to almost 19-and-a-half years on a voluntary manslaughter charge and another year for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Skinheads Arrested in Plot to Kill Blacks, Obama

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Two men are under arrest on firearms charges and on charges they threatened Barack Obama. Federal authorities describe the two as neo-Nazi skinheads. Investigators say they were plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Obama.

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Juvenile Gets Probation For Raping 3-year-old

Posted: 10/27/2008 - District Judge Bill Malcolm sentenced Samuel Ratliff of Clifton to probation for his conviction on raping the 3-year-old. He was also convicted of attempting a sexual act. Malcolm also ordered Ratliff into counseling. The sentencing was last week.

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Hearing Date Set for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Deon Ross is due in court January 8th for his preliminary hearing. Ross is charged in the Oct. 12 death of 18-year old Alheli Alcantara of Topeka. Her body was found outside a Manhattan hotel.

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Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew

Posted: 10/26/2008 - CHICAGO – Jennifer Hudson and her family offered a $100,000 reward Sunday for the safe return of her missing nephew, as investigators looked for forensic evidence near the home where her mother and brother were found shot to death.

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Vacant Topeka Apartment Set on Fire

Posted: 10/26/2008 - They say a vacant apartment fire was set around 5:45 Saturday at 634 Southwest Taylor. Firefighters were able to keep the fire under control. Estimated damage is $25,000.

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Community Remembers 3-year old Shooting Victim

Posted: 10/24/2008 - About 30 people gathered outside Topeka's Cathedral Square Apartments to remember Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas. The three-year old was shot last week Friday and died the next day.

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KC Hereford House Fire was "Arson"

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Because of a threat of explosions in the area, ATF agents also joined in the arson investigation in Kansas City.

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Inmates Assault 2 Jail Officers

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Two officers at the Leavenworth Detention Facility are hospitalized after being assaulted by inmates.

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5 students taken into custody on Western Kentucky campus

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Five Western Kentucky University students were taken into custody Wednesday for questioning, a few hours after the campus went under lockdown amid reports of altercations and possible shootings.

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Topekans Take Stand Against Violence

Updated: 10/22/2008 - More than 100 people marched through the downtown Topeka streets Wednesday. It was for the YWCA of Topeka's 14th annual march against violence.

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Kan. Abortion Rights PAC Faces Ethics Hearing

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 10/22/2008 - An abortion rights political action committee faces questions from the state ethics commission about whether it improperly failed to report donors' names.

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Munchkin Ripped Off in Missouri

Posted: 10/21/2008 - A ex-police chief is accused of taking money (and taking advantage of) one of the last surviving Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz."

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Man Arrested for OKC Murder of Topeka Brothers

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Oklahoma City Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of two brothers originally from Topeka. Doyle Wayne Briggs was taken into custody shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. He was booked on two counts of murder in the first degree.

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Brothers, Topeka Natives, Killed in Oklahoma City

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Oklahoma City Police say 37-year old Corey Brown and 34-year old Shannon Brown were shot and killed early Monday morning. The two were born and raised in Topeka and currently lived in Texas.

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Reward Increased For Info on Washburn Fire

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Washburn increased the reward Monday from $5,500 to $12,500. The fire broke out in an elevator at the Living Learning Center just before 5:45 a.m. Saturday, causing $1,000,000 damage.

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Topeka Police Question Teen in Toddler's Death

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Police say they're hoping to get answers from a 15-year-old whose 3-year-old cousin was shot in the head Friday. Sylk White was picked up at a Topeka motel Sunday night as a material witness in Friday's shooting of TreVonte Williams.

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