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Judge Upholds Constitutionality of Abortion Law

Posted: 07/28/2008 - A Sedgwick County judge ruled Monday that the Kansas abortion statute is constitutional and denied a defense motion to dismiss the criminal case against Dr. George Tiller.

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Teen Charged with Killing Mom Pleads Guilty

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Taylor Marquez pleads guilty of killing his mother in Kansas City suburb in 2006. Pamela Marquez was stabbed to death, and the boy's father, an assistant U.S. attorney was also assaulted. Marquez was sentenced to life in prison. Earlier this month, his friend was also sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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Shots Fired in Central Topeka

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Topeka Police were investigating a report of several shots fired near SW 17th and Central Park around 9pm Friday. No one was hurt, but several people were in the area when it happened.

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Police: Paparazzi, Guards, Fight at Jolie Chateau

Posted: 07/25/2008 - It sounds like a scene from "Fight Club." French police say camouflaged paparazzi who got on to the grounds of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's chateau in southern France fought with the Hollywood couple's guards.

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Suspect in Custody for Phoenix Community College Shooting

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A former student was arrested for a shooting at a Phoenix community college. Three people were injured, two of them critically. Police say it stemmed from a running dispute between the suspect and one of the victims.

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Deals Made in Case Involving Unrecognized Tribe

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Many members of a Kansas group claiming to be an American Indian tribe are making deals with prosecutors. They're accused of defrauding legal and illegal immigrants by claiming tribal membership conferred U.S. citizenship.

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Abducted Baby Found, Suspect Still Sought

Updated: 07/24/2008 - Police have found the baby safe and unharmed at a residence in the 3200 block of SE Humboldt. Police continue to search for the suspect, identified as Ivan Carlando Jackson by officer on the scene.

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Unrecognized Kansas Tribe Making Deals in Fraud Case

Updated: 07/24/2008 - The Kaweah tribe, which the U.S. government does not recognize, is accused of defrauding legal and illegal immigrants by claiming tribal membership conferred American citizenship.

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No Delay for Senior Slaying Suspect

Updated: 07/24/2008 - The man accused of the killing of an 85 year-old woman in May was denied a request for a delay and will face his preliminary hearing on Monday. Defense lawyers wanted more time examine evidence received two weeks ago.

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Court Dates Set for Former Firefighter, Wife in Arson Case

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Laramie and Christine McPherson are charged with deliberately burning their car to defraud an insurance company. A pretrial hearing is set for August 14th. A jury trial is scheduled to begin October 27th.

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Sentencing Delayed for Anastacio Gallardo

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Man charged with raping and impregnating an inmate at women's correctional facility east of Topeka will be sentenced later this month. He pleaded guilty last month in exchange for having one count of rape dropped.

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Police: Teens Post Video of Crimes on Net

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Teenagers apparently recorded themselves igniting a large firecracker attached to an aerosol can and breaking into a skateboard facility in Lawrence, then posting the footage on the YouTube, according to Shawnee police.

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Trial Looms for Lansing Man in Death of Pregnant Girlfriend

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Sedele Fox is charged with shooting his prenant, 20 year-old girlfriend in January, two months before she was due. he also faces of charges of setting a bomb underneath his trailer to kill her just days before the shooting.

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Boy, 12, Accused of Sex Crimes with 6-Year-Olds

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Salina police charge 12 year-old boy with sex crimes against three six year-old boys early in July. Police claim the boys knew each other prior to the incident.

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Osage County Authorities Make Prostitution Bust at Business

Posted: 07/22/2008 - The Osage Co. Sheriff's Office and KBI executed a search warrant at Foxy Lady's, 10919 S. Topeka Blvd., north of Carbondale. They arrested 59-year old Carol Breuer on charges of prostitution and promoting prostitution.

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Crawford County to Appeal Dismissal of Animal Cruelty Case

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Crawford County Attorney plans to appeal dismissal of charges against man accused of starving three dogs later found in his freezer in July 2007. The man was supposed to return four bulldogs to his ex-wife, only one was returned alive, 10 lbs. underweight.

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Prosecutors Can Pursue Death Penalty Against Hall

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Attorney's for Edwin Hall, who is accused of the 2007 murder of Kelsey Smith, had sought to have the death penalty taken off the table due to procedural errors by Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline

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Three Juveniles Arrested for Zoo Killings

Posted: 07/22/2008 - A 13 year-old and two 11 year-olds have been arrested for the killings of two cereopsis geese and two black swans at the David Traylor Zoo in Emporia last month.

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