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Another Topeka Home Intentionally Set on Fire

Updated: 11/10/2008 - An early morning fire has added to the list of recent intentionally set cases in Topeka. This fire did $25,000 damage to the home at 704 SW Clay.

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Police Search for Purse Snatcher

Posted: 11/10/2008 - Topeka Police are investigating two purse snatchings that occurred Sunday evening. Officers say it appears the same man is the suspect in both thefts.

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Courthouse shooter's death penalty trial begins

Posted: 11/10/2008 - ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- The penalty phase has begun to determine whether Brian Nichols should live or die for killing four people in a 2005 shooting rampage that began at the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Courthouse shooter guilty of murder, faces death

Posted: 11/07/2008 - ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Brian Nichols was convicted Friday of murdering four people in a shooting rampage that began at a courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia. The jury next must decide whether he should be executed for his crimes.

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Stolen Truck Pulled from Wakarusa River

Updated: 11/06/2008 - A passerby spotted the top of a red, F-150 truck in the Wakarusa River on 101st Street, about one-quarter mile south of Burlingame Road. Authorities saw, after pulling it out of the water, that the license plate had been removed.

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Off-Duty St. Louis Firefighter Slain

Posted: 11/05/2008 - An off-duty St. Louis firefighter is shot and killed while trying to help a carjacking victim in north St. Louis County. Police later killed the suspect in a shootout. Police say the events began Wednesday night when the gunman carjacked a woman and drove off in her vehicle, eventually crashing it.

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Topeka Gas Station Robbed at Gunpoint

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for the person who held up a convenience store at 2525 SW 29th St. Wednesday night. Police describe the suspect as a black man with a large build. He was wearing a gray hoodie with "South Pole" on it.

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Ex-girlfriend: Spector was 'Easy to Forgive'

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Music producer Phil Spector's ex-girlfriend testified at his retrial for murder that he pistol-whipped her and threatened her with guns, but he was "easy to forgive."

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Jury Convicts 3 in Kansas Gang Racketeering Case

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Three Wichita-area gang members were convicted Wednesday of counts dealing with racketeering and drug trafficking in the first federal racketeering case ever filed in Kansas.

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Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Daycare Provider

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Jury selection got underway Monday in the trial for Michelle Bolze-Sann. She's charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of an infant who was in her care.

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Charges Filed Against Parents in Racial Incident

Posted: 11/03/2008 - A couple who hosted a May 2007 gathering where alcohol was allegedly served to minors are charged with unlawful hosting of minors consuming alcohol. Three young men were charged in a racial incident that allegedly happened at the gathering.

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Gitmo jury: Life sentence for bin Laden videomaker

Posted: 11/03/2008 - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – A video maker for Osama bin Laden who vowed that al-Qaida will never stop fighting America was sentenced to life in prison Monday for encouraging terrorist attacks.

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Teen Sentenced for Raping 8-Year-Old

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Christopher Hoffman, 17, of Brookville, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an eight year old girl in 2007.

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Man Surrenders From Crawl Space After Stand Off

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Deputies say a 26 year old man barricaded himself inside a home in the Montara neighborhood of Topeka with a handgun. He ended up hiding in a crawl space under the house, but authorities were eventually able to talk him out before taking him into custody.

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Sen. Stevens: I'm innocent and not convicted

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Despite his felony conviction this week for filing false U.S. Senate financial disclosure forms, Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska insisted he was innocent and vowed not to step down.

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Police official: Hudson nephew likely died in SUV

Posted: 10/31/2008 - CHICAGO – Detectives believe the 7-year-old nephew of Jennifer Hudson was probably shot in the sport-utility vehicle where his body was later found, a police official said Thursday.

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Topeka Developer Threatened in Graffiti

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Topeka Police Detectives are investigating graffiti left on Developer Gene Jani's garage door as criminal damage to property and making a criminal threat. Jani's wife and 8-year-old daughter were the first to see the graffiti spray-painted on one of their garage doors.

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AP source: Hudson suspect refused polygraph test

Posted: 10/30/2008 - CHICAGO – The convicted felon suspected in the slayings of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew told police he is innocent but balked at taking a lie-detector test, a police official said.

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Arson Fire is "Crime of the Week"

Posted: 10/30/2008 - An arson fire at 1510 SW Lane on Sunday is this week's Crime Stoppers report. Officials are asking for tips to find the person(s) who started the fire in a stairwell.

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