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All-White Jury at Center of Murder Appeal

Updated: 11/26/2008 - The Wichita Eagle reported Wednesday that Elgin "Ray Ray'' Robinson Jr. said in a jailhouse interview that when he saw that there were no minorities on the jury, he knew he had no chance of acquittal.

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BTK Survivor Returns to Wichita

Updated: 11/26/2008 - After 34 years, a survivor of the first BTK murder is moving back to Wichita. After the attack, Charlie Otero, his sister Carmen and brother Danny moved to New Mexico.

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State Initiative Examines Racial Injustice in Juvenile System

Updated: 11/25/2008 - A branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said the governor is being responsive to its concerns about racial and ethnic equity in Kansas child welfare and juvenile justice programs.

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Salina Woman Loses $170,000 to Internet Scam

Updated: 11/25/2008 - An Internet scam has cost a 65-year-old Salina woman $170,000, an amount that police say may be the largest reported to be lost locally to scammers.

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Jury Convicts Man of Killing Retired Jeweler

Updated: 11/25/2008 - A Douglas County District Court jury found Allen Dale Smith guilty Monday of first-degree murder and aggravated burglary in the April 2005 slaying of a retired jeweler at the elderly man's home in Lecompton.

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Man Convicted in Jeweler's Death

Updated: 11/24/2008 - A Douglas County jury convicted 37-year-old Allen Dale Smith Monday of first degree murder and aggravated burglary for the 2005 shooting death of Clarence Boose. Boose and his wife founded David's Jewelers in downtown Topeka in 1968.

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Murder Charges Dropped in SW Kansas Case

Updated: 11/24/2008 - First-degree murder and conspiracy charges have been dismissed against a southwest Kansas couple accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend, whose body has never been found.

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Salvation Army Kettles Stolen in Wichita

Updated: 11/23/2008 - Someone has been stealing Salvation Army kettles in Wichita, and investigators are hoping to get security video and possibly identify suspects.

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Daughter Defends Mother in Internet Hoax Trial

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Sarah Drew says her mother, Lori, wanted an Internet account shut down even before cruel messages were sent from it to a teenage neighbor who later committed suicide.

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Attorney: Floyd Murder Charges to be Dismissed

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Defense attorney Dan Monnat says prosecutors plan to dismiss all charges against Chad and Shannon Floyd, who are accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend.

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Man Fires Gun at Police Officer

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Topeka man was arrested for firing shots at an officer that arrived at 924B SW Western in reference to calls from people in the area who heard gunfire. Two men and a woman were taken into custody. There was also a newborn in the trailer.

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Experts: Interrogation of boy, 8, 'out of bounds'

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- The third-grader's legs dangle at times from an overstuffed chair as he answers the questions of two female police officers. His manner and voice are casual, even helpful, but his words are shocking.

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Bail denied Pa. woman accused of killing FBI agent

Updated: 01/14/2010 - PITTSBURGH – A judge denied bail on Thursday for a woman accused of killing an FBI agent during a drug raid that led to her husband's arrest on cocaine-dealing charges.

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Attorney: Tampa trial puts Gotti at a disadvantage

Updated: 01/14/2010 - TAMPA, Fla. – Making John A. "Junior" Gotti stand trial on racketeering charges in Tampa instead of New York would be like "cutting off the supplies he needs to fight the fight," his attorney told a federal judge Thursday. Charles Carnesi, attorney for the New York Mafia scion, argued that a Tampa trial would be a "crushing burden" for Gotti and his family and make it difficult to get already reluctant defense witnesses to testify.

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'Precious Doe's' stepfather sentenced to life

Updated: 01/14/2010 - (CNN) -- The stepfather of a 3-year-old girl, known as Precious Doe after her body and severed head were discovered four years ago, was sentenced to life in prison without parole Thursday for killing the girl.

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Mistrial denied in Atlanta courthouse shooting

Updated: 01/14/2010 - ATLANTA – A judge has denied a mistrial for an Atlanta man who escaped during his rape trial and went on a courthouse shooting spree that left four people dead.

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Former Sprint Analyst Pleads Guilty

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Leslie Ann Genova pleaded guilty Tuesday to providing inside information to a software consultant that was negotiating a contract with Sprint.

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FBI Seeks Information in Kansas Bank Robbery

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The FBI is looking for information in the Nov. 14 robbery of the Jamestown State Bank in Cloud County. The suspect is a white man in his 20s or 30s, 5'8"-5'10", last seen driving a silver sedan on Hw. 28.

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Ex-AG's Affair Issue in Kan. Abortion Case

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Former Attorney General Paul Morrison's affair has given Wichita abortion doctor, George Tiller, an avenue to allege unfairness in the criminal case against him.

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Aruba police pursue new evidence in Holloway case

Updated: 11/18/2008 - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A new witness has come forward in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, and prosecutors said Tuesday they are seeking more evidence against the only remaining suspect.

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