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Truck Driver Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Truck driver arrested in 2006, found with 45 bundles of money totaling over $448,000. Hector Contreras was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in April to charges relating to drug trafficking and money laundering

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Judge Dismisses Two Lawsuits in Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Finney County judge dismissed two lawsuits Sunflower Electric and a partner filed over denial of permits to build two coal-fired power plants in Southwest Kansas. Four other legal challenges continue.

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Judge: Westar Must Pay Wittig $1.67 million

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Westar must pay its former CEO David Wittig $1.67 million for legal fees generated during his criminal case. The amount is less than what Wittig wanted. Westar says it's reviewing the order.

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Trial Date Set for 14 Year Olds Murder Case

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A St. Louis County judge has set a trial date for the case against a 14-year-old boy accused of first-degree murder. Judge John Ross set a Nov. 10 trial date for Owen Welty.

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19-Year-Old Shot and Killed in KC

Updated: 07/13/2008 - The Kansas City Star reports that after interviewing several witnesses, detectives discovered that several youths were playing with guns inside the home when Alhambra, the 19-year-old, was shot.

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Man Convicted of Murder Sentenced for Separate Rape Case

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Jeremy Kincy was sentenced Friday to 22 years, 11 months in prison on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a victim between the ages of 14 and 16. He's already serving 13 years on second degree murder charges for a separate case.

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Fifteen Judges Apply To Fill District Court Judge Vacancy

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Vacancy created by Shawnee County District Judge Matthew Dowd retiring has lured fifteen applicants. List will be narrowed to two or three for Governor to make one appointment. Nominations will wait until after Governor appoints replacement for another District Judge.

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Previously Blocked Execution Goes Forward in Texas

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Inmate who got a reprieve when the Supreme Court considered a challenge to lethal injections was put to death in Texas. Carlton Turner apologized for killing his adoptive parents a decade ago.

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New Warrants Issued for Man Police Want to Talk to about Murder

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Police issued a warrant Thursday for Mario King on charges of domestic battery and felony theft. His trial on those charges was to have started Monday. Over the weekend, police put out a call to locate King in connection with a fatal shooting.

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Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrests

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Riley County Police arrested four people in Manhattan Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into the distribution of cocaine in the Riley County area.

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Judge Refuses to Gag Kansas Doctor's Defense

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A federal judge has denied the government's efforts to gag defense attorneys, family and supporters of Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife. Schneider is accused of unlawfully prescribing medication.

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Police Ask For Your Help Solving Cold Case

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Topeka Police asking for your help with an unsolved homicide that happened in July 2007. Corey Robinson was shot in the back while standing near the street talking with others. Call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007 if you have any information.

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Suspect Arrested For Overnight Robbery

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Topeka man arrested in suspicion of late night aggravated robbery. Police say Anthony Howard called a woman at a gas station to his car where he held her at gunpoint and demanded her money and jewelry. Police located his car later, served a search warrant, and found and arrested him.

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Keeping Kansans Safe

Updated: 04/28/2009 - The Kansas Attorney General is making sure everyone knows the do's and don'ts when it comes to internet safety.

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Judge Upholds Indictment in Kelsey Smith Killing

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A Johnson County judge say evidence presented is enough to justify a capital murder indictment of Edwin Hall. Hall's attorneys wanted the case thrown out. Hall is accused of kidnapping and killing 18-year old Kelsey Smith in Overland Park last year.

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Court Documents Show Riley County Rape Case Involved 10-year old Victim

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Riley County Court records show 39-year old Ben Hinchsliff is charged with 68 counts of rape of a single victim, who was 10 years old when the alleged offenses began in 1999. They continues through 2005. Hinchsliff has a hearing set for July 15th.

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Many Crimes, Many Suspects Caught

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Several crime incidents have occurred.. ranging from Wichita to Manhattan and in Topeka....the good news is the suspects have all been caught.

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Prosecutor: DNA Clears JonBenet Ramsey's Family

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Boulder police now say that recent tests indicate an "unexplained third party" was involved in the 1996 killing of the 6-year-old beauty queen and that no member of the Ramsey family is any longer a suspect.

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Sedgwick Sheriff Snares Suspect in Abduction

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Sedwick County Sheriff's Office claims it has arrested a man in connection with the June 23rd kidnapping of a convenience store worker, who was released three days later.

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