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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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Man Wanted in Clay Center Shooting Found in Topeka

Updated: 12/06/2008 - Topeka Police say they received a tip just after 6pm Friday that 41-year Tracy Hackney was at an apartment in the 1100 block of Polk. They responded and Hackney surrendered without incident.

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Supreme Court Upholds Decisions in Two Topeka Murder Cases

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The first involved Carl Baker, convicted of murder and kidnapping in the June 2006 death of homeless advocate David Owen. Baker had appealed his life sentence on the murder charge and 19-years for kidnapping. The court also upheld a life sentence for Gregory Walls. He was convicted in the 1993 murder of Timothy Walls at a central Topeka apartment complex.

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Three Officers Involved in Off-Duty Shooting Not Facing Charges

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller says the DA's office informed him of the decision regarding the March 18th incident. A fourth officer, Jason Judd, has a preliminary hearing scheduled next week on charges including aggravated battery.

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Topeka Doctor Indicted in Lyme Disease Case

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Prosecutors said Friday that John Toth and two Californians were indicted in an alleged scheme to sell medical equipment and treatments for a nonexistent epidemic of Lyme disease.

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Court Orders Kline to Return Abortion Records

Updated: 12/05/2008 - he records are key evidence in a criminal case Kline filed in October 2007 against a clinic operated by Planned Parenthood in Overland Park. His 107 charges allege the clinic falsified documents and performed illegal late-term abortions.

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Car Thieves Captured on Surveillance Video

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Police say two men are seen on surveillance video taking a 1991 Buick Skylark from outside a business at Eugene and Paramore in North Topeka. The theft happened just after 11 pm, November 20th. The victim left the car running when she went inside the business.

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