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New Leads in Haleigh Search

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The search for the missing 5-year old girl goes into its second week with what the sheriff calls some solid leads.

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Deliberations Continue on Thurber's Fate

Posted: 02/17/2009 - The panel in Cowley County District Court returned to the courthouse Tuesday, a day after spending about three hours discussing whether Justin Thurber should be put to death or spend life in prison.

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Jury Recommends Death for Thurber

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Jurors had deliberated for about four hours over two days before returning their decision Tuesday in the case of 25-year-old Justin Thurber. The same jury had convicted the Arkansas City man last week of capital murder in the January 2007 death of Jodi Sanderholm.

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Gunshots Hit Two Vechicles

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Topeka police say they responded to a call of gunshots heard on the 1100 block of Woodward. They found two SUV's, one Cadillac Escalade and the other a Lincoln Navigator which had sustained damage from three gunshot rounds being fired.

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Scheduled Fight Turns Into Robbery

Posted: 02/14/2009 - Topeka Police say two groups met at 3101 southwest MacVicar just before 1:30 a.m. to fight. Just before the fight began one of the spectators pulled out a handgun.

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Police Search for Hooded Robber

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Police say a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt robbed Some Like It Hot, 4720 S Topeka Blvd. late Thursday/ early Friday.

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Kan. Man Gets 15 Yrs. for Burying Body in Basement

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Chilo Hernandez of Wichita was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Jennie Heltsley. Hernandez was living in the back half of the house when Heltsley went missing in December 2007.

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Kan. High School Teacher, Student Had Sex

Posted: 02/13/2009 - Lucas-Luray High School English teacher Nina Urban is free on $10,000 bond after Thursday's hearing on a charge of unlawful sexual relations. Her lawyer said a preliminary hearing will be set at a later date.

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2 Pa. Judges Admit Jailing Kids For Cash

Posted: 02/12/2009 - The pair pleads guilty to fraud for taking more than $2.5 million in kickbacks, sending teens to juvenile detention centers on minor offenses.

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Robbers Hold Up Residents in Topeka

Posted: 02/12/2009 - Topeka Police are asking for the public's help finding the two men accused of robbering a Topeka home at 237 SE 35th Terrace early Thursday morning.

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Escapee Captured in Topeka

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Gina Kay Weisdorfer, who was wanted by the Kansas Department of Corrections for Aggravated Escape from the Topeka Correctional Facility Wednesday night, was apprehended at approximately 9:00am Thursday morning in Topeka.

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2nd Man Arrested for Salina Double Homicide

Posted: 02/12/2009 - A police news release issued Thursday said Terrance J. Watson of Los Angeles was booked in the Saline County Jail on suspicion of two counts of capital murder.

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Debate Coach Gets 13 Years for Molestation

Updated: 02/10/2009 - Richard Young was sentenced Monday in Reno County District Court on four counts for sexually abusing a 15-year-old foreign exchange student who stayed at his home in 2007.

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Two Injured in Party Shooting

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Police are investigating a central Kansas shooting where two people were injured at a party.

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Another River Search Planned for Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said Thursday that his investigators will search the west bank of the river near Towanda on Saturday morning for clues in the disappearance of Adam Herrman more than a decade ago.

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