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Officials: FBI Ready to Close Anthrax Case

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The FBI appears ready to close the case on deadly anthrax mailings that happened in 2001. The decision comes a more than a week after the top suspect in the case killed himself. A federal judge has ordered hundred of pages of case documents opened.

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Trial Alleging Immigration Scam Starts

Posted: 08/06/2008 - 70-year old Malcolm Webber is on trial for defrauding immigrants. Prosecutors say he claimed to lead an unrecognized American Indian tribe, and told immigrants tribal membership would confer U.S. citizenship.

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Two Men Arrested for Morning Hit and Run, Chase

Updated: 08/06/2008 - Topeka Police arrested two men in a vehicle they believe hit a boy in North Topeka, then led them on a chase to the central part of town. The boy hit suffered minor injuries. Police believe the vehicle had been stolen.

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Kansas Man Escapes from Sexual Predator Program

Updated: 08/05/2008 - Perry Lee Isley, Jr. escaped Tuesday from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital. He was convicted in Shawnee Co. of 1995 on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under age 14.

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Man Sentence for Peddling Drugs at Wakarusa Fest

Posted: 08/04/2008 - 29-year old Joseph Cronin of St. Louis was sentenced Monday to 55 months in federal prison for selling drugs at the 2005 Wakarusa Fest. He and two other men were arrested when authorities found LSD, mushrooms and other drugs in their van.

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Feds, Tribe Wage Legal Battle in Immigration Scam

Posted: 08/04/2008 - The man who calls himself Grand Chief of an Indian tribe stands trial Tuesday on charges he defrauded immigrants by telling them membership in the tribe would confer U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber says what he did was legal.

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Police Say Suspicious Package was Not a Threat

Updated: 08/04/2008 - The TPD bomb unit investigated a suspicious package found just before 12:30 pm Monday outside the Cargill business office in the 3900 block of NW Lower Silver Lake Rd. They say there was no threat associated with it and it's not believed criminal.

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Phelps Calls Fire "Hate Crime"

Updated: 08/04/2008 - Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps sent the U.S. Attorney General's Office a letter requesting that the fire at his home be treated as a hate crime.

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Deputies Search for Third Suspect in Drive-By Shooting

Posted: 08/01/2008 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office is looking for a third man they believe was involved in an early morning drive-by shooting. Residents reported hearing nearly a dozen gunshots in the 3800 block of SE 31st around 4:35 a.m.

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Cell Phone Blamed for Lawrence Deputy's Death

Updated: 08/01/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol determined that a driver was distracted by his cell phone when he failed to yield the right of way to a Douglas Co. Deputy on a bicycle.

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Police Look for Suspect in BP Armed Robbery

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Friday morning armed robbery at a BP convenience store. It happened at about 4:00 a.m. at 27th and California.

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Topeka Man Arrested in Connection to 2007 Slaying

Updated: 08/01/2008 - A Topeka man has been arrested in connection with a 2007 homicide. Police arrested 20 year old Kelvin Phillips Thursday on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal possession of a firearm for the August 10, 2007 death of James Dyer.

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VA Worker to Stand Trial on Indecent Liberties Charges

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Topeka V.A. Health Revenue Center supervisor Nick Bales was bound over for trial Thursday on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child aged 14 to 15 and one count of indecent liberties. He has a pretrial hearing Oct. 9th.

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Topeka Police Ask For Help Finding Purse Snatching Suspect

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Crime Stoppers Crime of the week. Police ask for public assistance locating suspect believed to have stolen a purse from a woman at the Kwik Shop at 5633 SW 21st. He later used a credit card stolen with the purse at a store in Manhattan where he was caught on surveillance video.

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Man Steals School Bus Fuel, Hits Employee With Truck

Posted: 07/31/2008 - At 9:35 a.m. Thursday, a man was seen pumping diesel fuel into a pickup truck at the Durham School Services facility. When he was spotted, he drove through the entrance gate and hit an employee with the truck.

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Drug Investigation Nets Three More Arrests

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Three more drug-related arrests in Riley County have been made as part of an ongoing investigation. Arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana were Jose "Pepe" Sanchez, Jr., Brian Gomena and Michael Sanchez-Saldana.

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Man Charged with Whiplash Bar Killing

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Charges were filed against James A. Qualls for the July 16th murder of Joseph Beier, Jr. The charges come one day after he surrendered to Wyandotte Co. authorities.

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Six Year-Old Shot in Late Night Drive By

Updated: 07/31/2008 - The six year-old girl was inside a home when someone fired shots into the house, striking her. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening, according to reports.

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Suspect in NC Soldier's Death was Baby's Father

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Family of 23-year old Spec. Megan Touma living at Fort Riley say they are heartened by the arrest of 27-year old Edgar Patino in her death. Authorities say Patino was the father of Touma's baby. She was 7-months pregnant when she was found dead in North Carolina last month.

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