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Murder Victim's Mom Calls Killer Coward

Posted: 07/18/2008 - The mother and younger sister of Josh Kalina, who was killed outside a topeka Pool Hall in April 2007 lash out at his convicted killer, who was recently sentenced to more than 20 years.

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Purse Snatching at Topeka Convenience Store

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Topeka police are looking for the man that robbed a woman last night at a convenience store. It happened at about 11:30 Thursday at the Kwik Shop in the 5600 block of Southwest 21st Street.

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Argument in Front of SRS Building Threatens Violence

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Witnesses say groups arguing in Topeka Thursday afternoon shouted threats that a violent act would be committed Thursday night. Police arrested one male juvenile on gun charges.

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Shadid Gets Nearly 20 Years for 2007 Killing

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Timothy Shadid was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the heat of passion for the shooting of Joshua Kalina in April, 2007.

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1989 Murder Trial Delayed Again

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The trial for Theodore Netherland has been delayed two months while his new attorney gets more prepared for the case. Netherland is charged in the murder of Karen Estes.

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Kansas Share of Drug Settlement is $2.8M

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. agrees to pay $515 million to 43 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government in settlement. Investigators alleged the drug company illegally promoted a product to get health-care providers to buy and prescribe the drug.

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Truck Driver Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Truck driver arrested in 2006, found with 45 bundles of money totaling over $448,000. Hector Contreras was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in April to charges relating to drug trafficking and money laundering

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Judge Dismisses Two Lawsuits in Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Finney County judge dismissed two lawsuits Sunflower Electric and a partner filed over denial of permits to build two coal-fired power plants in Southwest Kansas. Four other legal challenges continue.

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Judge: Westar Must Pay Wittig $1.67 million

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Westar must pay its former CEO David Wittig $1.67 million for legal fees generated during his criminal case. The amount is less than what Wittig wanted. Westar says it's reviewing the order.

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Trial Date Set for 14 Year Olds Murder Case

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A St. Louis County judge has set a trial date for the case against a 14-year-old boy accused of first-degree murder. Judge John Ross set a Nov. 10 trial date for Owen Welty.

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19-Year-Old Shot and Killed in KC

Updated: 07/13/2008 - The Kansas City Star reports that after interviewing several witnesses, detectives discovered that several youths were playing with guns inside the home when Alhambra, the 19-year-old, was shot.

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Man Convicted of Murder Sentenced for Separate Rape Case

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Jeremy Kincy was sentenced Friday to 22 years, 11 months in prison on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a victim between the ages of 14 and 16. He's already serving 13 years on second degree murder charges for a separate case.

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Fifteen Judges Apply To Fill District Court Judge Vacancy

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Vacancy created by Shawnee County District Judge Matthew Dowd retiring has lured fifteen applicants. List will be narrowed to two or three for Governor to make one appointment. Nominations will wait until after Governor appoints replacement for another District Judge.

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Previously Blocked Execution Goes Forward in Texas

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Inmate who got a reprieve when the Supreme Court considered a challenge to lethal injections was put to death in Texas. Carlton Turner apologized for killing his adoptive parents a decade ago.

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New Warrants Issued for Man Police Want to Talk to about Murder

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Police issued a warrant Thursday for Mario King on charges of domestic battery and felony theft. His trial on those charges was to have started Monday. Over the weekend, police put out a call to locate King in connection with a fatal shooting.

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Drug Investigation Nets Four Arrests

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Riley County Police arrested four people in Manhattan Wednesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into the distribution of cocaine in the Riley County area.

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Judge Refuses to Gag Kansas Doctor's Defense

Posted: 07/10/2008 - A federal judge has denied the government's efforts to gag defense attorneys, family and supporters of Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife. Schneider is accused of unlawfully prescribing medication.

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Police Ask For Your Help Solving Cold Case

Posted: 07/10/2008 - Topeka Police asking for your help with an unsolved homicide that happened in July 2007. Corey Robinson was shot in the back while standing near the street talking with others. Call Crime Stoppers at 234-0007 if you have any information.

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