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Shooting Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Shawnee County jury was unable to reach a verdict against 25-year old James Epps. He faced attempted murder and drug charges for the March 2008 shooting of 34-year old Charles Lowe at Oscars Bar.

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Bond Set for Topeka Arson Suspect

Updated: 05/13/2009 - 49-year old Russell King made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of arson and burglary. His bond was set at $7500.

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Kansas Woman Sentenced in Discount-Store Killing

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Amber Russell was sentenced Wednesday in Wyandotte County juvenile court for her role in a northeast Kansas discount-store manager's 2005 slaying. The 19-year old will remain in custody until she's 22.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Making Anthrax Claim

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Forty-seven-year-old John Philip Barker pleaded guilty to one count of mailing a threatening communication. Authorities say he sent the Internal Revenue Service a white powder he claimed was anthrax.

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Man Arrested in Connection with Topeka Arsons

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Russell Eugene King, 49, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of arson to a dwelling without consent, a severity-level 6 person felony; and burglary, a severity-level 7 person felony. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 10, 2009 at 820 SW 6th Street.

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Murder trial delayed for Great Bend mother

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The trial has been postponed indefinitely for a Great Bend woman charged with second-degree murder after her 3-month-old son died from a beating at a hospital.

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Crews Investigate Monday Night Arson

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Officials say they got the call around 11pm to report to the 1500 block of SW Central Park street. When they got there, flames had engulfed the home. Topeka police say no one was hurt. Fire investigators say the fire was intentionally set.

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Judge Rules 1st US Genocide Case Not Complex

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A federal judge has rejected without comment a Justice Department request to designate as complex the case of an immigrant accused in the 1994 Rwandan massacre. The government says the Kansas case may be the first U.S. criminal prosecution involving proof of genocide.

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Suspect in Aurora Slaying Arrested in Hays

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Aurora police say 21-year-old Corey Ray Albat was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder. He was wanted in the death of a man who was shot multiple times and found in a car early Saturday.

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Wichita Park Owner's Past Keeps Him Behind Bars

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Thomas Etheredge faces 10 counts of securities fraud connected to his efforts to raise money for Wild West World. Sedgwick County District Court Judge Ben Burgess said Etheredge's past includes evidence that he fled the country to avoid prosecution.

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Former Kansas Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. He was originally charged with 15 counts involving four children under the age of 14 between October 2001 and August 2008.

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Kansas AG Prosecuting Suspect in Osborne Co. Murder

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Kansas AG Steve Six will be in the courtroom prosecuting Kenneth Wilson of Salina. Wilson is charged with premeditated first-degree murder of Portis resident Jeffery ``Scott'' Noel during a burglary in March 2008.

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Former Kan. Sheriff's Son Pleads Guilty

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Leroy Green III pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a minor and one count of rape. Green is the son of former Sheriff Leroy Green Jr., who was defeated in his re-election bid last month.

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Suspect in Aurora Slaying Arrested in Hays

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Aurora police say 21-year-old Corey Ray Albat was being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, after being captured in Hays, Kan.

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Park Owner's Past Keeps Him Behind Bars

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A judge in Wichita says past legal issues are behind his decision to lower bond for the former owner of a defunct amusement park, Thomas Etheredge.

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Bank Robbery Suspect Leaves Wallet Behind

Updated: 05/08/2009 - A Kansas City man robbed a bank, but maybe it easy for police to find him by leaving behind his wallet, which held his driver's license.

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Police: Slaying Suspect in Custody

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Authorities say a man suspected of stalking and killing a Wesleyan University student and threatening to kill other students and Jews, is in custody.

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