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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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1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Olathe Shooting

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Police respond to an Olathe apartment complex early Friday morning after a shooting kills one person and wounds another. Authorities have not released the victims name

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Collective Brands to Pay K-Swiss $30M

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Thirty million dollar ruling comes on the heels of a a $305 million award to Adidas last month that Collective brad has asked a judge to dismiss.

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Photos May Reveal Suspects in Topeka Assault

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Topeka Police are asking you to look over these surveillance photos. They say the people in them may have been involved in the battery of a 19-year-old in Topeka June 15th.

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Hearing Delayed For Man Accused of Topeka Murder

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Antonio Armstrong is one of three men charged in the shooting death of James Dyer. Dyer was found shot inside a Topeka home on MacVicar Avenue August of last year.

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Topeka Woman Arrested as Robbery Suspect

Posted: 06/26/2008 - 27-year-old Topeka woman arrested in connection with early Saturday morning attempted robbery. She knocked on a door, was let in to use phone, and tried to grab the purses of the two women occupants. Police are looking at this case in connection with other recent similar cases.

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Two Arrested in Alleged Cockfighting Ring

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The Johnson County Sheriff's Department arrested two men and confiscated more than 170 fighting roosters and a large sum of cash in an alleged cockfighting ring. The Sheriff's department says eight agencies, including the Humane Society, are assisting.

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345 Arrested, Kids Rescued in Prostitution Busts

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.

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Shawnee County to Consider Settlement in Pool Lawsuit

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners will consider a settlement agreement with Champion Builders at their Thursday meeting. It's regarding a lawsuit over construction of the Shawnee North Aquatic Center. The county would agree to pay Champion and Champion's insurance company.

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Court Rejects Death Penalty for Raping Children

Posted: 06/25/2008 - In a five-four split decision, the nation's high court finds a capital sentence to be a violation of the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, with Justice Kennedy writing it was not a "proportional punishment."

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Inmate Facing Sex Charges Hangs Himself

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A man being held in Franklin Co. Jail for allegedly attacking two children, ages four and six, is found dead after apparently hanging himself on the day of his first hearing.

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Police: Walker went 'willingly' with Vegas robbers

Posted: 06/24/2008 - One man was arrested and a second was sought Tuesday in a robbery and beating that left Oakland Raiders receiver Javon Walker unconscious on a side street after a long night of partying at Las Vegas nightclubs.

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