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Trial Just Getting Started For Topeka Murder Suspects

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The trial for 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler and 19-year-old Corky Williams got underway this week. They are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the August 2007 shooting death of James Dyer, Junior. The trial could continue 4 more weeks.

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Stabbing Sends Man To Hospital

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating a stabbing that happened just after 8pm Friday at 715 SW 5th St. One person was injured.

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Suspect In 1990 Death Wants Charges Dismissed

Posted: 08/07/2009 - An attorney for 75-year-old Eric Montgomery argued Thursday in Leavenworth County District Court that a murder charge could not stand because Montgomery was granted immunity in a different murder trial.

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KC Police Make Arrest In Death Of Illinois Baby

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Kansas City's FBI fugitive task force members helped arrest 28-year-old Katie L. Stockton Wednesday at an extended-stay hotel near Merriam. She was wanted on charges of leaving her newborn to die in freezing weathe rin 2004.

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Former KU Researcher Charged; Security Increased

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Prosecutors say 46-year-old David Young was charged Thursday with multiple crimes, including stalking, telephone harassment and violation of a protective order.

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Gang Member Gets 8 Years In Prison

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday that 35-year-old Mario Hutton pleaded guilty earlier to one count each of conspiracy to engage in racketeering and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

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Topeka Man Begins Jail Term In Lawyering Spat

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Topekan David Price began serving a jail term Thursday ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court, but a federal judge said the term will be five days, rather than indefinite, while the judge considers the case.

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Lansing Man Sentenced To 'Hard 50' In Murder

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Matthew Astorga, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court in the Dec. 26, 2008, shooting death of 50-year-old Ruben Rodriguez during a fight outside Rodgriquez's home.

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Lansing Man Sentenced To 'Hard 50'

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Matthew Astorga, 32, was sentenced Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court in the Dec. 26, 2008, shooting death of 50-year-old Ruben Rodriguez during a fight outside Rodgriquez's home.

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NC Man Charged With Having Sex With Hutchinson Teen

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Twenty-two-year-old Charles E. Smith was bound over for trial Wednesday on single counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and failure to register as a sex offender.

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Hugoton Man Charged With Mother's Death

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Michael Maestas Jr. was charged Monday in the stabbing death of 52-year-old Lorenza Maestas at her home. Stevens County officials say Maestras called the sheriff's office on Saturday morning and said he had stabbed his mother.

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Price Begins Jail Term In Lawyering Spat

Posted: 08/06/2009 - A Topeka man accused of practicing law without a license has begun serving his jail sentence. David Martin Price's wife said Thursday that he is a "political prisoner.''

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Kansas To Receive $5M From Securities Settlements

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The settlements arose from investigations into auction-rate securities. Those are long-term securities, such as municipal bonds, with interest rates that vary based on regular auctions.

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Police: Pennsylvania Man Who Attacked Gym Had 4 Guns

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Allegheny County police Superintendent Charles Moffatt says 48-year-old gunman, George Sodini, had four guns on him and used three of them in an attack at a Pennsylvania gym Tuesday night.

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Man Indicted In Death Of Hawaiian Monk Seal

Posted: 08/05/2009 - An indictment was returned Wednesday against Charles Vidinha, who is charged with violating the Endangered Species Act for the May shooting death of a Hawaiian monk seal.

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Missing Idaho Boy Found Dead; Homicide Probed

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Deputy Chief Jim Kerns said Wednesday the death of 8-year old Robert Manwill was not an accident. The cause of death is not yet known. Kerns also said there is no evidence the boy was abducted by a stranger.

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DA Files Charges In Topeka Murder

Posted: 08/05/2009 - District Attorney Chad Taylor filed counts Wednesday of second degree murder, attempted murder and several related charges against 18-year old Christian Demarcu Robbins.

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TPD Ends Up In Foot Chase With Fugitive

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Officers doing a focused enforcement in southeast Topeka Wednesday afternoon spotted a man believed to be wanted fugitive Boisey Barefield.

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Business Analyst To Change Plea In Junk Fax Case

Posted: 08/05/2009 - A business analyst who once worked for a Florida consulting firm was expected to plead guilty for his part in a nationwide junk fax scheme that raked in millions.

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