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Shawnee County to Consider Settlement in Pool Lawsuit

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners will consider a settlement agreement with Champion Builders at their Thursday meeting. It's regarding a lawsuit over construction of the Shawnee North Aquatic Center. The county would agree to pay Champion and Champion's insurance company.

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Court Rejects Death Penalty for Raping Children

Posted: 06/25/2008 - In a five-four split decision, the nation's high court finds a capital sentence to be a violation of the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, with Justice Kennedy writing it was not a "proportional punishment."

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Inmate Facing Sex Charges Hangs Himself

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A man being held in Franklin Co. Jail for allegedly attacking two children, ages four and six, is found dead after apparently hanging himself on the day of his first hearing.

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Police: Walker went 'willingly' with Vegas robbers

Posted: 06/24/2008 - One man was arrested and a second was sought Tuesday in a robbery and beating that left Oakland Raiders receiver Javon Walker unconscious on a side street after a long night of partying at Las Vegas nightclubs.

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Topeka Man Arrives at Hospital Shot

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Twenty year-old victim arrived at a Topeka hospital with what were considered non-life threatening injuries. Police continue to search for the two men in relation to the shooting.

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Opening Arguments Set in Death of Teen Hunter

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Jury selection wrapped up Monday in the trial for Theron Thomas Kent, accused in the December shooting death of Beau Arndt. Opening arguments will begin at 9 am Tuesday.

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Topeka Attorney Arrested in Memphis

Posted: 06/23/2008 - 41-year old Bryan Smith was arrested Sunday at the Memphis airport on charges of public intoxication, vandalism and disorderly conduct. The police report says he was taken into custody for his own safety.

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Jewish Convert Sentenced for Assuming False Name

Posted: 06/23/2008 - 28-year old Ted Riley Floyd was sentenced to a year in prison for using a false name to apply for a U.S. passport. His attorney believes Floyd assumed the name of Nathaniel James Levi to be accepted into the Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.

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Former Kansas Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Extortion

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Former Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich admits he received money and other perks from a gentlemen's club in Galena. He pleaded guilty to extorting the owners and employees of the club.

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Charges Against Former SE Missouri St. Employee

Posted: 06/23/2008 - SE Missouri State University informs students a former employee was found with data files containing names and Social Security numbers of about 800 students.

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Investigation into Shooting Involving Off-Duty TPD Officers Continues

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Shawnee Co. DA Robert Hecht says he's awaiting ballistics reports before he can complete his review of a March shooting involving four off-duty Topeka police officers. Two men were injured. Their attorney says they are cooperating with the investigation.

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KS Supreme Ct. Rules Juveniles Have Right to Jury Trials

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Six-to-One verdict by the state's high court overturns 1984 decision that the juvenile system was different enough from the adult version to remove a constitutional right and could force prosecutors to retry hundreds of cases, including ones currently pending.

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Shooting on Huntoon

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Driver of a car is shot three times while driving down Huntoon near Fairlawn last night.

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Gardner Teen Sentenced for Death of Classmate

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Teen is sentenced to eighteen months of supervised probation after the death of a friend, who died of heart condition after a so-called "fun fight" earlier this year.

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Driver Hits Another Vehicle While Fleeing Police

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Highway Patrol Troopers pursued the driver of a Ford Explorer Wednesday night after he was caught driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic. The man hit a truck before troopers and deputies stopped him using stop sticks.

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Nebraska Prosecutor Refiles Dismissed Murder Charge

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Hours after a judge dismissed the case, prosecutors refiled murder charges against 26-year old Derrick West-Jones for killing a woman at an Omaha apartment building. A judge cited lack of evidence, but prosecutors say they have a strong case.

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Judge Scolds Kline for Dragging Feet in Kelsey Smith Case

Updated: 06/18/2008 - Edwin Hall defense attorney tells judge he had never been involved in a case requiring so many hearings in order to get evidence. Defense says its missing FBI reports, another potential suspect, and the videotape from the Target Parking lot.

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Charges Loom for Mom of Baby Found in Trash Can

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Eighteen year-old initially claimed her 6 week-old baby was abducted from her home, but the claim proved to be unfounded and the child was found alive in a nearby trash can.

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Three Arrested in Connection With Riley County Felonies

Posted: 06/14/2008 - Riley County Police arrested Henry Jones, Don Jones and Kaywaun Washington in connection with robberies to a Dollar General, Dara's Fast Lane and aggravated battery to a person at a Manhattan residence.

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Police Seek Suspect in Hit and Run

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for a red Ford Ranger pick-up in connection with a hit-and-run accident that happened at 5th and Burr at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

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