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Trial Date Set in Wrong-Way Fatality

Updated: 04/29/2009 - A July 15 trial date is set for 38-year old Evelyn Brooks on one count of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol. She's charged for a March 29th accident that killed Cara Jackson.

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Girl Tried as Adult in 2008 Slaying in KCK

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A judge has ruled that a Kansas City, Kan. girl will be tried as an adult in the shooting death of a teenager during a botched carjacking.

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Skeletal Remains Identified as that of Missing Holton Man

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A Holton man who had been missing for about three-and-a-half years is now said to be the person whose skeletal remains were found near Tuttle Creek one year ago. He's identified as Michael Harris, 45.

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Former Kansas Prison Worker Sentenced

Updated: 04/27/2009 - A former prison worker has been ordered to spend a year and a day in prison for accepting a bribe from an inmate.

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Police: Crime is Down in Capital City

Updated: 04/24/2009 - The City of Topeka Police Department has released Crime Statistics for the first quarter of 2009 and it shows reported crime is once again going down.

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Pedestrian Hit by Truck Identified

Updated: 04/24/2009 - Topeka Police say Jerry D. Schweizer, 52, of Topeka, was the person hit by a pickup at 2:04 a.m. Friday. The driver of the truck, Lindsay Constant, 25, of Berryton, was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

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Items Link Craigslist Suspect To Victims

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Victims' belongings were found in Philip Markoff's apartment; settlng gambling debts is eyed as a possible motive in the attacks.

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Text Message Scam Targets Topekans

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Several people report receiving a text message that claims to be from Kaw Valley Bank. The message says your debit card is being deactivated unless you call a certain number which then prompts you to enter your card number.

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Kansas Man Faces 9 Counts in Cattle Scam

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Prosecutors say Dennis Stebbins of Overbrook was charged Wednesday with one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering and four counts each of bank fraud and money laundering.

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Man Jailed in Connection with High-Speed Chase

Updated: 04/21/2009 - 36-year old Russell Loomis faces 14 charges, including fleeing and assaulting a law enforcement officer, in connection with a high-speed chase in Topeka.

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Appeals Court Allows Home Search in Kansas Case

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision by federal judge in Kansas to throw out evidence obtained during a search of a suspected drug dealer's home.

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Police Investigate Overnight Gunshots; 2 wounded

Updated: 04/20/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating reports of gunshots early Monday morning. One victim was found at a shooting scene. Another person with a gunshot wound turned up at a hospital. Police are investigating the incidents as related.

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Neighbor Sees Home Robbed in Broad Daylight

Updated: 04/20/2009 - If you think your home is safe from burglars, think again. The Parish family in Topeka was among those who thought a home break-in wouldn't happen to them but Sunday it did - in broad daylight.

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Man Shot During Argument

Updated: 04/18/2009 - Topeka Police say it appears an argument between two men resulted in one shooting the other while inside a home in the 1100 block of Woodhull around 4:15 a.m. Saturday.

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Person Pistol Whipped, Robbed Overnight

Updated: 04/18/2009 - Topeka Police are searching for suspects in an armed robbery that happened at a house party near Armagh and Scapa Place around 2:15 Saturday morning.

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Preliminary Hearing Set on Reduced Charge in Shooting

Updated: 04/17/2009 - The Clay Center Dispatch reports a judge bound Tracey Hackney over on a charge of second degree attempted murder Friday. Hackney was charged with attempted first degree murder in the December shooting of Terry Buskirk.

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Topeka Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation

Updated: 04/15/2009 - 28-year old Joseph Morgan is charged with sexual exploitation of a child for an alleged incident last September at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Police took him into custody Monday.

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Three Men Robbed at Gunpoint

Updated: 04/14/2009 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's office needs your help finding three men who robbed people at gunpoint.

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Topeka Police, Shawnee Co. Sheriff Get Stimulus Money

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriffs Office say they have received preliminary notification on a grant application that will provide the city and county $551,000 in federal stimulus money.

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Kansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Dollar General Killing

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The Kansas City Star is reporting that Amber Russell pleaded guilty Monday in Wyandotte County juvenile court to charges of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery for the death of a Dollar General manager in 2005.

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