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Toby Young Released from Federal Prison

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Toby Young was released from a halfway house Friday. She was convicted of helping a convicted murderer escape from Lansing Correctional Facility in a dog crate two years ago. Young faces three years of probation.

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Four Arrested Attempting to Steal Ammonia

Updated: 05/27/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriffs Deputies caught the four Topekans red-handed trying to steal anhydrous ammonia from an agricultural supply company near US 24 Hwy and NW Huxman Road. Deputies also found drug paraphernalia in their vehicle.

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Man Robs Woman Who was Visiting Family Member's Grave

Posted: 05/26/2008 - An 81-year old woman from Calfornia was robbed while visiting a family member's grave at a Wichita cemetery. Police say the robber snatched her purse, took out money and ran off. The suspect remains at large.

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Police Ask for Your Help Locating Stolen Aztek

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A silver 2004 Pontiac Aztek was reported stolen from a parking lot in the 1300 block of SW 37th between 10:20 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 5.

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Water Main Floods Part of Riley County LEC

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A pressure valve blew off a main running into the Riley County Law Enforcement Center's main mechanical room Friday morning. The water caused problems with the department's radio, phone and 911 systems. The systems were operating again Friday night.

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Man Found Guilty in Murder of Pregnant Teen, Chelsea Brooks

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday morning against Ted Burnett. He was convicted of capital murder for the death of 14-year old Chelsea Brooks. Prosecutors say the father of the baby hired Burnett to kill Brooks.

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New Law Mandates Prison for Some Crooks

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A law taking effect July 1 will require prison rather than probation for a fourth felony theft conviction. The proposal originally called for prison time for anyone convicted of a felony conviction, but that was dropped amid concerns over prison space.

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Kline Wants Judge to Testify in Abortion Case

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Johnson County District Attorney goes to the state Supreme Court to ask it to allow a Shawnee Co. district judge who previously supervised Kline's investigation of an abortion clinic to testify.

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New Law Limits Reduced Sentences for Sex Crimes

Posted: 05/23/2008 - New law, which prevents judges from imposing lesser sentences in serious, sexual violent crimes, comes in response to a Topeka case last year where a judge pronounced a sentence below the guidelines for a man convicted of crimes against a child.

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Formal Charges Filed in Regency Inn Shooting

Posted: 05/22/2008 - 27-year old Sterling Hall III was charged Thursday with first degree premeditated murder and criminal possession of a firearm. Authorities say he shot and killed Pamela McMaster May 15th at the Regency Inn on South Topeka Boulevard.

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Planned Parenthood Attys. Hopes to Delay Trial

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Lawyers for the Overland Park clinic go before a Judge Wednesday hoping to put off the criminal trial on the over a hundred charges filed by Dist. Atty. Phill Kline pending a ruling from the state Supreme Court

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Homicide Prompts Warning for Reno Co. Seniors

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A task force was formed Tuesday to determine whether a sexual assault and murder of an 85 year-old woman in South Hutchinson is relateed to the sexual assaults and deaths of two other senior citizens.

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Valley Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Growing Pot

Posted: 05/20/2008 - 50-year old Michael Leslie pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in his home with the intent to distribute it. He faces five years in prison and a half-million dollar fine when he's sentenced August 26th.

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Inmates Could Face Death After Hutchinson Jail Death

Posted: 05/20/2008 - David Warren was originally believed to have died of a brain aneurysm, only later did an autopsy show a long, thin metal object had gone through his eye. Three other inmates of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility now face charges.

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Hutchinson Woman Bites Off Husband's Fingertip

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Police say the woman may have swallowed the fingertip, which she bit off during an argument Saturday night, since investigators still have not found the finger.

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Cattleman Sentenced for Million-Dollar Fraud

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Cattleman gets five years after selling more than a million dollars worth of cattle that were grazing land he leased to other owners without the other owners permission.

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Defense Accuses Feds of 'Commandeering' Kansas Medical Board

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Lawyers for Dr. Stephen Schneider claim prosecutors abused the criminal process by improperly asserting authority over the regulation of medicine. Schneider and his wife are charged with the deaths of four patients due to accidental overdose.

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Key Witness Takes Stand in Teen Murder Trial

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Man who confessed to being involved in the murder of a pregnant 14 year-old teenager testifies against the father who allegedly paid $500 to have the victim murdered.

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Kan. Supreme Ct. Overturns Death Sentence

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The high court rules that the dual convictions of first-degree murder and capital murder for the death of Doug Brittain in 1996 were improperly duplicated and that the judge improperly instructed the jury, ordering a new sentencing hearing for Gavin S. Scott.

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Suspected Robbery Shooter in Custody

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A man suspected of robbing the Expert Tire store at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka then shooting at a witness was taken into custody Thursday night. Police arrested a man suspected of driving the getaway car earlier in the day.

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Topeka's Fifth Murder Victim ID'd

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for a man who escaped in a newer. four-door sedan after shooting and killing 50 year-old Pamela McMaster Thursday night at the Regency Inn.

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Police Investigate Stabbing Report

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Topeka Police say a person showed up at a local hospital with a stab wound. They continue to investigate the incident.

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Expert Tire Robbed, Suspect Fires Shot

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Topeka Police say a man held up the Expert Tire store at SW 21st and Fairlawn Wednesday evening. They say he fired a shot at a worker who tried to chase him. No one was hurt.

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