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Topeka Police Question Teen in Toddler's Death

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Police say they're hoping to get answers from a 15-year-old whose 3-year-old cousin was shot in the head Friday. Sylk White was picked up at a Topeka motel Sunday night as a material witness in Friday's shooting of TreVonte Williams.

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Murder Suspect Also Charged with Rape, Kidnapping

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Deon Ross, 24, made a first court appearance Thursday in Pottawatomie County on charges of Felony Murder, Rape and Kidnapping. He is accused of committing the crimes against Alheli Alcantara.

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Co-Worker of Murder Victim, Suspect: 'We All Got Along'

Updated: 10/15/2008 - In a 13 News exclusive: A Burger King co-worker of slain teen Alheli Alcantara and the suspect in her murder, Deon Ross, said they all joked around with one another and got along well. Ross was transferred Wednesday to Pottawatomie County to be prosecuted.

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Stolen Vehicle Recovered

Posted: 10/15/2008 - As part of Topeka Police Department's Operation Hot Wheels, a stolen Toyota Camry was found in the 300 Blk of SE Klein.

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TPD Investigating Assault

Posted: 10/14/2008 - Topeka Police are investigating a shooting that left a man in his mid 20's injured Tuesday evening. Police report they were called to 3100 SE Freemont at about 7:56 PM today in reference to the shooting.

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19-year-old Pleads Guilty in Tyson Theft

Posted: 10/14/2008 - 19-year old Ryan Silvey pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Tuesday. He was accused of taking $140,000 from the home of Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson in Johnson, Arkansas. Silvey was arrested in Olathe, Kansas.

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Former Kansas Principal Sentenced to Jail

Posted: 10/14/2008 - The former principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Great Bend, KS will spend 60 days in jail for stealing more than $40,000 from the PTA and student council. Don Atkinson pleaded guilty in August to six counts of theft by deception. He was sentenced Friday.

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Man Charged with Teen's Murder

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Deon Ross, 24, has been booked into Shawnee County Jail and charged with first degree murder. He was apprehended Tuesday as a suspect in the murder of 18 year old Alheli Alcantara. Alcantara was found dead behind a Manhattan hotel Sunday morning.

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TPD Officers Remain on Paid Administrative Leave

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The four off-duty officers involved in a shooting incident on Saint Patrick's Day continue to be on paid administrative leave. According to Captain Stanley it is standard procedure to place the officers on paid administrative leave until the criminal investigation is complete.

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Man Accused in 2 Traffic Deaths May Keep License

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A man with four DUI convictions might not permanently lose his license, even if convicted a fifth time for an accident that killed a Wichita woman and her child. He would still have to be caught driving under the influence twice more before his license could be permanently revoked

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Manhattan Murder Victim Identified

Updated: 10/16/2008 - Authorities have identified the woman found dead behind a Quality Inn Sunday morning as 18 year old Alheli Alcantara. They are now seeking the public's help finding her vehicle, a 1991 Toyota Previa with Kansas license plate 980 BCK.

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Officers Involved in Shooting Identified

Updated: 10/11/2008 - Three more off-duty officers involved in a March shooting that injured two brothers, have been identified along with Jason Judd. They are Chris Bowers, Laura Bonebrake and Travis Jepson.

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Father of Slain Teen's Unborn Child on Trial

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Elgin "Ray Ray'' Robinson Jr. could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Chelsea Brooks, who was nine months pregnant when she died in June 2006. Robinson denies that he arranged Chelsea's killing.

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Weekend Robbery Suspect Search

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Topeka Police ask for the public's help finding a suspect from a robbery that happened this weekend. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with a cross tattoo high on his left forearm. The tattoo is about four inches long.

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Former Youth Group Leader Found Guilty of Indecent Liberties

Posted: 10/06/2008 - 38-year old Christopher Cormack faces 55 to 233 months in prison after being found guilty of indecent liberties with a child. The victim of that crime came forward out of fear Cormack's new position would give him access to minors. Cormack will be sentenced on November 25th.

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Salina Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder in Iraq

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of accessory to murder and was sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the killing of four Iraqi prisoners who were bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a canal.

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