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Topekan Sentenced for Robbing McDonald's Restaurant

Posted: 09/23/2008 - 54-year old Randall Wayne Thomas was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in May to robbing a McDonald's in the Hunter's Ridge development at Hwy. 75 and NW 46th St. in Topeka.

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Ft. Riley Bomb Threat Clears Hospital

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Irwin Army Community Hospital was evacuated Tuesday after officials received a bomb threat around 10:30 a.m. No bomb was found and all buildings were cleared shortly past noon.

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Tips to Prevent Your Vehicle from Being Stolen

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The Topeka Police Department offers crime prevention tips for auto thefts, including never leave keys inside the vehicle; never leave the motor running when no one is in the vehicle; and if you have a garage, use it!

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Jury Trial Begins in Inn Murder

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Sterling Ray Hall, III was in court Monday for the first day of his jury trial in the shooting murder of Pam McMaster. McMaster was shot outside her room at the Topeka Regency Inn in May.

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Robinson Trial Expected to Last More Than 1 Month

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The capital murder case credited for prompting the passing of "Alexa's Law" began with jury selection Monday. Elgin Robinson, Jr. could face the death penalty for masterminding the death of 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks.

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Man Sentenced for Sex Crimes Against Children

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Oscar Garza, 41, of Topeka, was sentenced Friday to 13 years, nine months in prison for three counts of Aggravated Indecent Liberties Against a Child.

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Police Release Picture of Topeka Bank Robbery Suspect

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Authorities issued a warrant Friday for 30-year old Daniel Lee Dukewits. Police identified him as a suspect in Monday's attempted robbery of Kaw Valley Bank and robbery of UMB Bank.

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Guilty Plea in Murder of Topeka Teen

Posted: 09/19/2008 - 25-year old Christopher Hall pleaded guilty Friday in the murder of 15-year old Nacole Winter. Winter's body was found near Lake Shawnee in December 2006.

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Bond Set for Topeka Homicide Suspect

Updated: 09/19/2008 - The suspect in a Topeka stabbing death is being held on $150,000 bond. Police say Darwin David Law and the victim, Jon Chiselom, were arguing before the incident early Friday morning.

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Prosecutor to Stay in Kansas "Pill Mill" Case

Posted: 09/19/2008 - Defense attorneys for a Kansas doctor and his wife linked to 58 accidental overdose deaths wanted prosecutors on the case thrown off for misconduct. A federal judge refused, saying there are other procedures in place for such complaints.

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Police ID Victim of Overnight Homicide

Updated: 09/19/2008 - One man is in jail after an overnight stabbing at a Topeka apartment complex. Police found the victim slumped over in an apartment complex stairwell, just after midnight Friday.

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Two Suspects Arrested for Burglaries in Five Counties

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Two suspects have been arrested for a string of burglaries in five northeast Kansas counties. Jackson County Sheriff's Detectives and the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force and the Kansas Department of Corrections Fugitive Unit located and arrested the suspects in Topeka.

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Norton County Inmate Walks Away From Work Crew

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Kansas Law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help finding an inmate that walked away from a work crew in Norton County Tuesday. 46-year-old Christopher Zorn is about 5'11" and 187 pounds.

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Appeals Court Rejects Review of Wittig Sentence

Posted: 09/18/2008 - A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a two-year sentence for former Westar CEO David Wittig in a bank fraud case. Wittig served more than a year before being released on appeal. He could take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Segway Owner Wins Right to Enter West Ridge Mall

Updated: 09/18/2008 - Judge calls mall owners position that a man who uses a Segway because of a heart condition must sign a waiver before riding in the mall "unconscionable," rules it a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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Dodge City Infant's Death Ruled Accidental

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Dodge City Police investigators determine the fall which killed a three month-old baby in Dodge City was an accident. No charges will be filed.

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Man Faces 79 Sex Counts in Attacks on Girl

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka-area man has been bound over for trial 68 counts of rape and 11 counts of sodomy stemming from attacks over five years on an alleged victim who is now 18. A Riley County judge set a September 29th arraignment for Ben Hinchsliff, formerly of Manhattan. Prosecutors said Hinchsliff had contact with the girl at least once a month.

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Life for Kelsey Smith's Killer

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Edwin Hall, who pleaded guilty to the 2007 kidnapping, rape, and murder of 18 year-old Kelsey Smith, was sentenced to life in prison in a Johnson Co. Courtroom

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Kleypas Re-Sentenced to Death

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Legal arguments over capitol punishment set his earlier death sentence aside, but it's been reimposed by a Wyandotte County District Court jury.

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Topeka Man to Serve More than 5 Years in Fed. Prison

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 39-year-old Terry Carr of Topeka is sentenced to more than five years in federal prison on drug trafficking and firearm charges. He pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2007. He was arrested in 2006.

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