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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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Commissioner Files Report of Stolen Signs

Posted: 10/29/2008 - A Johnson County commissioner accused of stealing his opponent's campaign signs says he was only trying to be helpful. John Toplikar says he moved Calvin Hayden's two signs because they were blocking his own.

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Kansas Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Child Porn Case

Posted: 10/29/2008 - 28-year old Joshua Noxon was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for possession and distribution of child pornography. Prosecutors say he sent sexually explicit photos to an undercover officer posing as a 14-year old in an online chat room.

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Man Arrested After Short Standoff in Topeka

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man following a short stand-off at an apartment complex in Topeka Wednesday afternoon. Deputies followed him to Oak Brook Apartments where they say he barricaded himself in the apartment of a family member.

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Liquor Store Clerk Holds Shoplifter at Gunpoint

Updated: 10/29/2008 - When two men tried to run from Gartner's Liquor Store with a bottle of Kentucky Deluxe, the clerk decided both weren't going to get away. She had another customer lock the door while she held one at gunpoint and called the police.

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Sedgwick County Jury Deadlocks on Convicted Killer's Sentence

Posted: 10/28/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury could not unanimously agree on a sentence for Elgin Robinson. That means he'll be sentenced to life in prison, rather than death, for the murder of 14-year old Chelsea Brooks, who was nine-months pregnant with his child.

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Police seek suspect in Ark. TV anchorwoman's death

Posted: 10/28/2008 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Police said they have information they hope will lead them to the killer of a television anchorwoman who died days after a brutal attack in her home. Police said they do not yet know the suspect's identity, and would not say what evidence they have linking the person to the attack on Anne Pressly, 26, who died Saturday.

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