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Judge to Rule If Thurber Competent for Murder Trial

Updated: 12/16/2008 - A Cowley County judge is expected to decide Tuesday whether a 25-year-old Arkansas City man is competent to stand trial for capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Jodi Sanderholm.

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Police Seek Shooter at Topeka Gas Station

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Three Topeka schools are on lockdown as police investigate the shooting, which happened during a robbery attempt Monday morning at a Topeka gas station.

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Woman Robbed of Purse Saturday Night

Updated: 12/14/2008 - It happened about 7:15 last night. A white male in his 30's, 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds approached a female at NW Fairchild and Van buren.

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Topeka Police Arrest Suspected Car Burglars

Updated: 12/12/2008 - 18-year old Ricky Boaldin and 21-year old Christopher Richmond, both of Topeka, were arrested in connection with several vehicle burglaries in the area of Twilight Drive and Westwood early Friday.

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Signs Point to Positive ID of Caylee

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Bone structure of the remains, their measurements and the color of the hair strands found near the Anthony home strongly suggest the body found Thursday is that of the missing three-year old.

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Kansas Mom Jailed for Contempt

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Juvenile Court Judge Tim Henderson found a mother in contempt Friday for refusing to testify about the whereabouts of 14-year old Ashton Baker. Bambi Baker-Hazen contends her daughter has been abused in the state's child welfare system.

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Topeka Man Will Spend Life in Prison for Teen's Murder

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Friday, Christopher Hall was sentenced to life for the first degree murder of 15 year old Nacole Winter in December of 2006. He received an additional 41 years to be served after the Hard 50 for other charges.

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Nebraska Man Pulls Guilty Plea in Federal Porn Case

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Noble of Falls City has changed his mind about pleading guilty to federal pornography charges involving an 8-year-old southwest Kansas girl.

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Kansas Jury Finds Man Guilty of Shooting Detective

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas City Star is reporting that Wyandotte County jurors convicted Fredrick Douglas on Tuesday of attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated robbery.

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Public Defenders Stop Taking New Cases

Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Sedgwick County public defenders office says it is not taking any new clients. It says its existing caseload is overwhelming at a time the office is underfunded and understaffed.

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Police See Possible Link in Rape Cases

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Lawrence police say the recent rape of a University of Kansas student at her home could be related to five other sexual assaults dating back to 2004.

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Confessions Throw Gitmo 9/11 Trials into Confusion

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed said he'll confess to masterminding the 9/11 attacks. Four other accused terrorists are also abandoning their defenses. The judge ordered lawyers to advise him by Jan. 4 whether the Pentagon can apply the death penalty without a jury trial.

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Judge Refuses to Intervene in Jail Allegations

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Linda Schneider's lawyers contend she's been subjected to cruel and punitive conditions while in solitary confinement. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Monday refused to intervene, saying the defense failed to prove its allegations.

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Charges Filed in Clay Center Shooting

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Two charges, including attempted first degree murder, were filed against 41-year-old Tracy Hackney. Hackney was arrested Friday evening in Topeka. He's suspected of shooting a woman in Clay Center Thursday morning.

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Topeka Police Arrest Man for Bomb Threat

Posted: 12/08/2008 - Russell King is in custody at the Shawnee County Jail, facing a criminal threat charge. Officials say he called and reported an explosive device about to go off at an apartment complex. Nothing was found.

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Police Catch Suspects Mid-Robbery

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Police arrived at a Topeka Kwik Shop on a robbery call only to find the suspects still at the store, attempting to rob it.

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2 Stabbed at Topeka Bar

Updated: 12/08/2008 - Topeka Police say two people were cut by another after a fight broke out in the early Sunday morning hours at Heart Attack Jack's bar.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Posted: 12/07/2008 - Topeka Police say a Dominoes driver was robbed by a man with a handgun Saturday night in the 2600 block of Osborne.

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Convict Gives Marriage Proposal During Sentencing

Posted: 12/06/2008 - While Elgin Robinson, convicted for his part in a wichita murder, was giving a final statement at his sentencing in Wichita, he threw in an apparent marriage proposal.

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