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Hearing Set in Kansas Plunger Stabbing

Updated: 01/08/2009 - A 28-year-old Leavenworth man is jailed on charges that he stabbed his stepfather with the broken handle of a toilet plunger.

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Suspected Killer Waives Preliminary Hearing

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Deon Ross, 24, is charged with felony murder, rape, and kidnapping in the death of Alheli Alcantara. Amanda Lanum follows the events live via Twitter.

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Sentencing Delayed for Ex-debate Coach at Buhler

Updated: 01/08/2009 - On the eve of sentencing for a former Kansas debate coach convicted of molesting a student, a judge granted a delay so the 69-year-old man could have eye surgery.

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How Did the Herrman Search Start?

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Adam Herrman's sister says she contacted authorities about missing brother. But tracing the roots of the renewed search has been difficult.

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Taylor Looks Ahead to Taking Shawnee Co. DA Post

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Chad Taylor will be sworn in Monday as the new Shawnee County District Attorney. He says he's working to improve communications with law enforcement. He'll also have a couple high-profile cases waiting for him.

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Ex-AG's Ex-lover Testifies in Kan. Abortion Case

Updated: 01/07/2009 - An attorney for abortion provider George Tiller tells a judge that the current Kansas attorney general can't sanitize his predecessors' conduct in investigating the doctor.

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Lawrence Man Sentenced For Child Porn Pics

Updated: 01/07/2009 - A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison after admitting to possessing nearly 14,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

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Police Search for Video Store Robber

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Topeka Police are trying to find the man they believe robbed a local Blockbuster Video before failing in an attempt to hold up a nearby Hollywood Video.

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Hackney Arraigned for Attempted murder

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Topeka-resident Tray Hackney was arraigned Tuesday on charges of attempted First Degree Murder for the shooting of Teri Buskirk in December of last year.

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Hutchinson Men Plead Guilty to Racial Attacks

Updated: 01/06/2009 - A case involving racially motivated attacks on two black patrons at an Iowa bar is nearing a close as more defendants entered guilty pleas yesterday to federal charges.

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Man Suspected of Soliciting Sex from Child Dies

Updated: 01/06/2009 - State prison officials say Joseph Hydock of Wernersville, Pa., died Saturday in Berks County Prison while serving time for possessing child pornography.

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Police Investigate Pool Hall Burglary

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Authorities say it happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 3900 block of Southwest 21st. They say the burglars had already taken off by the time they arrived on scene.

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Kansas Inmate Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Updated: 01/05/2009 - John Manard, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Manard was a convicted murderer when he escaped from Lansing prison in a dog crate more than two years ago.

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Former Kansas Prosecutor Gets Year, Day in Prison

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Former Cherokee County prosecutor Michael Goodrich, of Baxter Springs, was sentned to one year and one day in prison on charges he extored money and favors from a Galena adult club.

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TPD Seeks Suspect in Grocery Store Holdup

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Topeka police say a suspect entered the Dillons store at Topeka's Fairlawn Plaza, around 10:45 pm Saturday. They say he pointed a gun at two employees and got away with some cash. No one was hurt.

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Reno DA to Seek "Hard 50'' in Hutch Murder

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The motion allows prosecutors to ask a judge to impose a sentence of 50 years without possibility of parole in the event of a conviction. The standard sentence for first-degree murder is 25 years without parole.

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Great Bend Officer Charged with DUI

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Great Bend police officer is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle crash while he was off duty.

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Kansas Man Charged in Leavenworth Killing

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Thirty-one-year-old Matthew Astorga of rural Lansing is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court on charges of first-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm and fleeing. or attempting to elude police.

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Two Arrested for Stealing TVs, Computer

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Two Topekans were arrested Monday afternoon after they tried stealing two flat screen televisions and a desktop computer from a Holton Wal-Mart, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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