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Board of Healing Arts Likely to Decide Convicted Doctor's Fate

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Manhattan radiation oncologist Russell Reitz would lose his license under state law because of a felony conviction of aggravated battery. However, a two-thirds vote of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts could allow him to keep his license.

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Drug Sentence Stems from Work of Topeka Violent Crime Task Force

Updated: 05/04/2009 - 46-year old Andre Graham was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm to further drug activity. The case was among more than a dozen separate indictments unsealed in May 2007.

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Drive-by Shooting Wounds Apartment Mainenance Worker

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Topeka Police were called to the Oakbrook Apartments, 3200 block Twilight Ct., just before 12:30 pm Monday. They found 48-year old Saxby Mickler in the manager's office of the complex with a gunshot wound to the arm.

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Open Garage Doors Resulting in Burglaries

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Topeka Police are reporting multiple burglaries to homes over the past few days. In two instances, burglars entered homes through open garage doors.

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60-Day Jail Term Given for Sex Crime

Updated: 05/01/2009 - 19-year old Lawrence Gritten, Jr. was given a 60-day jail term Friday along with a two-year suspended sentence and 18 months probation. In an agreement with prosecutors, Gritten pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful voluntary sexual relations and one count of sodomy.

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Child Sex Offenses Garner 17+ Years

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A Shawnee County judge sentenced 20-year-old Keith Massey Friday for convictions of rape, criminal sodomy and aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Parking Lot Assault Leaves Man with Traumatic Injuries

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Topeka Police responded to an assault outside of the Ichabod Laundra Bar at 21st and Washburn Friday morning. Police say a fight among acquaintances left one man with life-threatening injuries in the hospital. When they got there, the man was bleeding from his head in the parking lot.

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Manhattan Doctor Found Guilty of Assault

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A Riley County jury found 46-year old Russell Reitz guilty of aggravated battery for an incident at the home of his ex-wife in May 2008. Reitz is a radiation oncologist in Manhattan and son of state senator Roger Reitz.

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Judge Grants Bond for Kansas Genocide Suspect

Updated: 04/30/2009 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Bostwick on Wednesday agreed to allow 82-year-old Lazare Kobagaya to be released from jail on a $50,000 unsecured bond that will be co-signed by three of his children. He will be confined to his Topeka home.

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Diversion Entered in Theft, Forgery Case

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Shawnee County District Court Judge Cheryl Kingfisher placed Jacob Rosen on a diversion program that would see his theft and forgery case dismissed if he has no violations of law.

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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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