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5 NJ Cops Shot In Gunbattle; 2 Suspects Dead

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Five Jersey City police officers were shot, and two of them are in critical condition, after a gunbattle that broke out when they approached a car connected to a robbery. Officials say two suspects were killed in the "terrible gunfight."

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Man Shoots Robber

Updated: 07/16/2009 - A man shot another man who was trying to rob him early Thursday morning. Police are investigating the situtation.

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Former Kansas Officer Wins Delay In Fraud Case

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Calvin Schaffer had been scheduled for trial July 28 on a charge of defrauding the Goddard Police Department. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown postponed the trial to Sept. 8.

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Man Accused Of Setting Stepdaughter On Fire

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Twenty-eight-year-old Chris L. Newberry is charged with attempted first-degree murder and five counts of aggravated arson after a March 14 fire at the family's home. Police say he sprayed his 10-year daughter with lighter flued and set her on fire while she slept.

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Seven People In Custody For Florida Couple's Slaying

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Melanie and Byrd Billings were shot to death in their home near Pensacola on Thursday night. Authorities have seven people in custody for the crime. The couple was known for adopting developmentally disabled children.

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Cottonwood Falls Teen Sentenced In Fatal Accident

Posted: 07/14/2009 - David Leynherr was 17-years old at the time of the wreck that took the life of Brittney Hajny and injured four others. Leynherr was sentenced to 28 days in jail, which is the maximum for a juvenile on a misdemeanor charge of vehicular homicide.

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Sheriff Compares Florida Murders to "In Cold Blood"

Posted: 07/13/2009 - A fourth suspect is now under arrest in the weekend slayings of a couple with 16 adopted children. Sheriff says the murders of the Billings will have the same impact as the Clutter killings in Holcomb.

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Second Missouri Woman Pleads Guilty In Staged Assault

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Julie R. Bernet, 39, of Bucyrus, Kan., pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She admitted she and another woman staged an assault in an effort to increase a harassment settlement against a former employer.

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Charges Announced In Quadruple Raytown Homicide

Updated: 07/10/2009 - Jackson County prosecutors announced Friday that 24-year-old Gevante D. Anderson faces four counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Andre Jones Sr.; his girlfriend, Precious Triplett; and her two nephews.

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Parole Denied For 88-Year-Old Kansas Inmate

Posted: 07/10/2009 - The Kansas Parole Board denied parole for 88-year old Joseph Johnson. He's serving time for a botched 1992 murder-for-hire scheme that resulted in the death of 48-year-old Chang Nam Kim.

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DNA Tests Prompt Rape Charges Against 2 Inmates

Posted: 07/10/2009 - A Kansas City man already serving a 12-year sentence for a 2007 rape has been sentenced to 25 more years for a 2001 rape after being connected to the case through DNA. DNA also linked a man serving time for burlgaries to a 15-year old rape case.

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Topeka Native Accused of Killing Fellow Soldier

Updated: 07/09/2009 - Sylvester Horton, Junior was arraigned Wednesday in the July 2nd shooting death of Necco McCraw in Savannah, Georgia. Authorities say the two were once roommates at Hunter Army Airfield.

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Illegal Tattooes Cause Hepatitis Scare In Leavenworth

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Leavenworth has just one licensed tattoo business. Police say the unlicensed operators pose a public health risk. They're asking for information from anyone who has gotten a tattoo from an illegal operator.

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Hearing Delayed For Junction City Teacher

Posted: 07/09/2009 - 27-year-old Micha Cook had a status hearing pushed back to September 10th. Cook is charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, who was a student at Junction City High School, where she worked.

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KBI Hosts Open House

Posted: 07/09/2009 - The public got the opportunity to see 70 years of history at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Thursday. The organization opened its doors for an open house.

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Topekan Indicted on Drug, Weapons Charges

Posted: 07/09/2009 - 24-year old Bryce Ebert of Topeka faces five counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count each of receiving a firearm while under indictment and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

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Kansas Woman Admits To Stealing From Church

Posted: 07/09/2009 - Lisa Driskell Spigarelli served as Sacred Heart Catholic Church's business manager. Prosecutors say she took the money over a 21 month period starting in January 2006.

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Jesse James Hollywood Convicted Of Murder, Kidnap

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Prosecutors say Jesse James Hollywood orchestrated the kidnapping and eventual killing of Nicholas Markowitz in August 2000 because the teen's half brother owed a drug debt. The crime inspired the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

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Police: McNair Girlfriend Carried Out Murder-Suicide

Posted: 07/08/2009 - Nashville Police have concluded that 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi shot and killed her married boyfriend, former NFL quarterback Steve McNair, last weekend before taking her own life.

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Hearing Set For Trooper Accused Of Theft

Updated: 07/08/2009 - The attorney general's office says Clint Epperly was officially advised of the charges against him, a felony count of official misconduct, and two counts of misdemeanor theft, in a first court appearance Wednesday.

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