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Person of Interest Sketch Released for Double Homicide

Updated: 10/03/2008 - The KBI and Grant County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the deaths of Marcos and Holda Garcia. They were found dead in their trailer home on the west edge of Ulysses Aug. 30. Authorities released a sketch of a person they call a person of interest.

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Man Charged With Stabbing In Court Thursday

Posted: 10/02/2008 - 42-year-old Darwin David Law was in court again today. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. He will have another docket hearing October 16th. Topeka Police arrested him September 10th for the stabbing death of 45-year-old Jon A. Chiselom.

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Antonio Armstrong Trial Set

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The trial date for Antonio Armstrong has been set. He is charged with one felony count of intentional first-degree murder for the august 2007 death of James Dyer, Jr. Three other men are also charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal possession of a firearm.

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Shots Fired in Central Park Neighborhood

Updated: 10/02/2008 - Topeka Police searched for a white or gray Pontiac Grand Am Wednesday night, following what witnesses describe as a drive-by shooting.

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Topeka Man Arrest For Attempted Car Theft

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 35-year-old Chad Stang of Topeka is being held for breaking into a garage in the 4200 block of NW Union Ct. around 7:30 this morning Wednesday morning. Authorities say he tried to steal a car there before the owner confronted him. He was found at a North Topeka apartment at about 9:00 a.m.

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Court Orders Mental Evaluation for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/01/2008 - 25-year old Justin Thurber will undergo a mental evaluation at Larned State Hospital to see if he's competent to stand trial. He's accused of killing 19-year old Jodi Sanderholm in January 2007.

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Teacher Gets 6 Years In Student Sex Case

Posted: 09/30/2008 - Judge in Nebraska agrees with attorneys.. the woman's maturity level was close to that of her 13 year old love interest at school.

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Topeka Cold Case Intensifies

Updated: 09/30/2008 - It has been 19 years since Karen Estes was stabbed to death. Now the murder case is going to trial.

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Hot Wheels Featured Vehicle - 2009 Toyota Camry

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The Topeka Police Department's Hot Wheels stolen vehicle featured this week is a 2009 dark blue Toyota Camry, taken from the 1300 block of SW Summit Woods.

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Police Release Names of Salina Shooting Victims

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Salina Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield says that 22-year-old Ernest Jones Jr. and 22-year-old Taryn Dechant were killed in an apartment they shared. Their bodies were found Friday morning.

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19-Year-old Topeka Murder Trial begins

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Theodore D. Netherland is accused of repeatedly stabbing Karen Estes as she left a community center in Topeka in 1989, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder

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Eldery Woman Robbed Sunday Afternoon

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Topeka Police say a woman in her 70's was struck and robbed of her purse in the parking lot of 29th and S.E. California just after 4 p.m. Two citizens assisted the victim and apprehended the suspect who is reported to be her in twenties.

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Kleypas to Remain in Crawford County Jail

Posted: 09/28/2008 - A Crawford County judge has ordered that convicted murderer Gary Kleypas remain in the county jail pending his likely death sentence in December.

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Evangelist arrested in child porn case

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Evangelist Tony Alamo was arrested Thursday in Flagstaff, Arizona, on charges related to a child porn investigation, an FBI spokesman said.

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Judge to Allow Statement in Kan. Murder Trial

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A jury will hear an incriminating statement Theodore D. Netherland made to police in 2006. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Karen Estes. Netherland's attorney argued that his mental illness and below-average IQ prevented him from understanding his right to remain silent. But District Judge Evelyn Wilson disagreed in a ruling Tuesday.

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