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Trial in Sanderholm Slaying Won't Be Moved

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The man accused of killing college student Jodi Sanderholm will not be granted his request to have the trial moved to a different venue. Justin Thurber's attorneys wanted the trial moved out of Cowley County.

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Suspected Killer of KU Student Was in NJ before Slaying Discovered

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Investigators say Adolfo Garcia-Nunez arrived in New Jersey before authorities discovered the body of Jana Mackey inside his Lawrence home. Authorities believe Garcia-Nunez killed Mackey. He took his own life while in police custody in New Jersey.

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Trial in Sanderholm Slaying Won't be Moved

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A Cowley County judge Tuesday denied a motion to move the trial for Justin Thurber. His attorneys argued he couldn't get a fair trial there for the slaying of Jodi Sanderholm. Thurber is accused of kidnapping, raping and killing the 19-year old in January 2007.

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Food Deliveries Canceled after Theives Strike Red Cross

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Someone stole catalytic converters from 11 vehicles at the American Red Cross Midway Kansas Chapter in Wichita. While the vehicles are being repaired, the chapter had temporarily canceled its Good Neighbor Nutrition Program which serves 1000 meals a day.

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Break in Leads Police on Chase Down Topeka Boulevard

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Topeka Police were called to a residence near the 4600 block of Southwest Topeka Blvd. regarding a break-in just before 7 p.m. That's when they saw a suspect leaving the area. The suspect then led police on a chase with speeds reaching 50 miles per hour.

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Candlelight Vigils Set For Topeka Homicide Victims

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Stop The Violence Memorial Tree Dedications are set for both young men killed last week in Topeka. Family and friends as well as the general public are invited to attend.

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Topeka Man Gets Held Up at Gunpoint

Posted: 07/06/2008 - One man is lucky to be alive Sunday morning after being held up at gunpoint in his aprtment complex by two men he may know.

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Woman Gets Hit With a Stray Bullet

Updated: 04/28/2009 - A woman sitting on her porch Friday night was shot in the thigh by a stray bullet. There are no suspects at this time.

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Fireworks Spark Neighbors Gunfire

Updated: 07/05/2008 - Topeka police arrested 36 year old Todd Gerhardt late Friday night on attempted second degree murder. He was very upset with his two neighbors for popping fireworks, so he stepped outside, pulled out a gun and started shooting at them.

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Murder Warrant Issued in KU Student's Death

Posted: 07/04/2008 - Lawrence Police have issued a second degree murder warrant for 46-year old Adolfo Garcai-Nunez. He lived in the home where 25-year old Jana Lynne Mackey was found dead Thursday night. Mackey was a law student at KU.

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Police Arrest Federal Fugitive After Three Hour Standoff

Updated: 07/04/2008 - A person believed to be a federal fugitive ran into a home in the 200 block of SE 35th Terrace, Topeka, and held police at bay. Nine made it out of the house. Negotiators later convinced 29-year-old Quinton Lawton to come out of the house shortly before midnight. Lawton was booked into the Department of Corrections on a federal narcotics warrant.

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Man Gets Probation for Seeking Purple Heart

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Albert Barker, 59, of Wichita, was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service for changing papers to falsely claim he had received a Purple Heart.

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Police Battle Bar Crimes

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Police are trying to work with, not against, bar owners to make Topeka establishments safe. This after an attempted robbery at Deep Pockets Tuesday evening is caught on surveillance video.

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Police Ask for Information on Vehicle Seen Leaving Shooting

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Police are looking for information on a vehicle seen leaving the area of a Tuesday morning shooting. TPD says the red vehicle was spotted leaving the area of the 1400 block of SE 10th about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after gunshots were heard.

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