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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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Judge Allows Fingerprint Evidence in Hall Case

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The defense attorney for Edwin Hall asked the Johnson County judge to throw out fingerprint evidence against Hall in the murder case of Kelsey Smith.

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ICE Arrests 22 Gang Members in Wichita

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 22 gang members were arrested in a roundup in Wichita. They were targeted for their association with four violent street gangs. ICE says 9 were wanted on outstanding warrants while the other 13 are illegal immigrants.

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Two Finalists Named for New Judge's Position

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Second Judicial District nominating commission selected Jeffrey Elder and John Watt as finalists for a newly created judgeship. Both are attorneys in Wamego. The Governor has 30 days to appoint one of them.

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Judge Named to Hear Case of Salina Judge's Son

Posted: 07/02/2008 - A retired judge from Wichita will preside over case of a 16-year-old from Salina trying to pass fake $20 bills at a Salina Wal-Mart last week. The boy is the son of a Saline County District Court Judge,

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Search Continues for Valley Falls Runaway

Updated: 07/03/2008 - Thirteen year-old girl jumps out of their mother's car near Netawaka while they were on their way to her father's house Wednesday evening. The family believes she may be on her way to Valley Falls.

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Jackson County Seeks Help Finding Teenage Girl

Updated: 07/02/2008 - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says a 13-year old girl jumped out of her mother's car and ran off Tuesday night. They're concerned for her safety because she doesn't know the area.

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Police Search for Shooter

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Topeka Police are looking for the person(s) who shot a 21-year-old Topeka man at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, and left him in a front yard to die. The man is fighting life-threatening injuries.

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Man Caught in Creek After Running From Police

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Topeka Police were observing a man who was believed to have felony warrants and been part of a domestic dispute Sunday evening. When the man noticed police he ran through the woods and into Shunga Creek.

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Judge Faces Allegations of Sexual Harrassment

Posted: 06/30/2008 - Public hearing stage set for a judge accused of sexual harassment. The Leavenworth County District Judge's attorney denies the allegations. The judge has 20 days to respond to his notice, then a hearing date will be set. The conduct allegedly occurred between 1999 and 2007.

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Judge Won't Hear Any More Sex Cases

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Shawnee County district judge receiving criticism for light sentences for sex crimes will not hear any more cases regarding sex crimes. Judge Dowd disqualified himself from such cases. Any pending case before Dowd will be reassigned to another judge.

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Judge Orders Separate Trial for Gang Killing

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A federal judge says a street gang member in Wichita is entitled to a seperate trial in the first federal racketeering case filed in Kansas. The judge feels the case may be prejudiced if heard at same time as other hearings. The gang member is charged with three killings.

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Jury Finds Man Guilty in Teen Hunting Death

Posted: 06/30/2008 - A Lyon County jury took three hours Monday before finding Theron Thomas Kent guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Beau Arndt. Arndt was shot and killed while hunting last December. Sentencing is set for Aug. 12.

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Dowd Says No More Cases Involving Sex Offenses.

Updated: 06/30/2008 - More than 60 protesters held signs on the steps of the Shawnee County Courthouse Monday. They say they are fed up with Judge Dowd's diversion from sentencing guidelines in recent cases involving child predators.

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Two Face 345 Charges for Alleged Cockfighting Ring

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Johnson County DA Phill Kline files 172 counts of unlawful conduct of cockfighting against 37-year old Fernando Tapia and 50-year old Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Machain. Rodriguez-Machain is also charged with obstruction of official duty.

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Family, Friends of Kidnapped Story Clerk Relieved by Safe Return

Posted: 06/27/2008 - 48-year old Joyce Patterson, missing since Monday, was found safe Friday. She tells investigators a man robbed the convenience store where she was working, then abducted her. He kept her tied up until media coverage of her disappearance made him drop her off at her pastor's home.

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State, Defense Rest Cases in Hunting Death Trial

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Testimony ended Friday afternoon in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Theron Thomas Kent. He's charged with the death of Beau Arndt, who was shot while hunting last December. Jurors could begin deliberations Monday.

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Holton Police Chief Resigns

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Holton Police Chief David Lanning has left his position. City Manager Glenn Rodden would not discuss circumstances surrounding the departure, calling it a personnel issue.

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Operation Falcon roundup nets 125 Kansas fugitives

Updated: 06/27/2008 - U.S. Marshalls arrest 125 fugitives throughout Kansas. The operation targeted sex offenders and violent criminals. The annual sweep is part of a nationwide project known as Operation Falcon.

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Judge Gives Hospitalized Man No Reprieve on Prison

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Judge refuses convicted man's request for a second extension on his prison reporting date after he was hospitalized to have a pacemaker installed, was convicted of unlawfully distributing prescription drugs.

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