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More Eyes on the Roads Starting This Week

Posted: 08/14/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and more than 100 other Kansas law enforcement agencies are on the roads in extra numbers. Their special "STEP" effort began Thursday and runs through Labor Day weekend.

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Mug Shots of Leavenworth Inmates on Display

Posted: 08/14/2008 - "Mugged: A Rogue's Gallerly of Leavenworth Penitentiary Mug Shots" opens Saturday at First City Museum in Leavenworth. The exhibit features mug shots of former inmates at the city's infamous federal facility.

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Jury Finds Self-Proclaimed Indian Chief Guilty

Posted: 08/13/2008 - A guilty verdict was given Wednesday for the man who promised members of the tribe he led that they would also become American citizens. Malcolm Webber was found guilty on six charges connected to selling memberships to the unrecognized tribe.

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Court Date Set in Murder Case

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Mario King, accused of killing Timothy Lister July 5th, will be back in court Aug. 21st. The date was set Wednesday during a docket hearing.

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Man Sentence to 23 Years for Topeka Home Invasion

Posted: 08/13/2008 - 44-year old Ernest Taylor was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery. Prosecutors say he cut a screen to get into a woman's home while she was there, threatened to shoot her, and stole several coins.

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Trial Date Set for Two Accused in Topeka Murder

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Corkey Williams and Drake Kettler will stand trial Sept. 8th for the murder of James Dyer, Jr. last year. Both were bound over following a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

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Prosecutors: Cyber Law Applies to Missouri Suicide Case

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Prosecutors say a Computer Fraud and Abuse Act applies to the case of a Missouri woman charged in a MySpace hoax that allegedly led to a teen's suicide. The statute used to indict Lori Drew usually applies to hackers who illegally access account information.

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Topeka Man Gets More Than 2 Years in Teen Hunting Death

Posted: 08/12/2008 - 57-year old Theron Thomas Kent was sentenced Tuesday to two years, eight months in prison for the December shooting death of 18-year old Beau Arndt. Arndt was hunting with friends when he was killed by a rifle shot from the road.

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Man Convicted of Shooting Lyon Co. Teen Sentenced

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Theron Thomas Kent sentenced to 32 months in prison for the December shooting death of 18-year-old Lyon County hunter Beau Arndt. Kent was convicted in June of charges stemming from the incident. He will have no probation.

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Jurors Get Immigration Fraud Case

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Jurors are considering whether 70-year old Malcom Webber scammed immigrants by saying membership in a non-recognized Native American tribe conferred U.S. citizenship.

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TPD Officer in Off-Duty Shooting Can Talk to Witnesses

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A judge ruled Monday to modify bond conditions for Jason Judd that barred him from having contact with witnesses, many of whom are Shawnee County deputies and fellow TPD officers.

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Sentencing Delayed in Tax Scheme Case

Posted: 08/11/2008 - 53-year old Michael Cooper will wait until Jan. 5, 2009, to learn his sentence on mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy charges. Cooper headed up the now-defunct "Renaissance, the Tax People."

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LA Authorities: 'Rockefeller' is Actually German

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The man known as Clark Rockefeller, who's accused of abducting his daughter in Boston, is actually a German man wanted for questioning in the 1985 disappearance of a California couple, according to authorities.

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Prosecutors Ask Judge to Proceed with Wittig Trial

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Former Westar execs David Wittig and Douglas Lake say a pending third trial amounts to double jeopardy and they want the case thrown out. Prosecutors are asking a judge to let the case go forward Sept. 9th as scheduled.

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Shooting in Kansas City Bar Injures Three

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Man injures three in shooting at a Kansas City Missouri bar. Witnesses say the man was kicked out of the bar earlier in the night. He is accused of coming back later and shooting at random.

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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

Updated: 04/28/2009 - With the Labor day holiday around the corner, Kansas law enforcement is taking drunk driving very seriously and that's why local, county and state law enforcement gathered at the Shawnee County Detention Center to bring attention to the consequences of driving while impaired.

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Charges Filed Against Man in Wichita Girl's Death

Posted: 08/07/2008 - 23-year old Jonell Lloyd is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 1-year old Chavira Brown. Prosecutors say the girl was tortured, beaten and shaken.

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Man Indicted on Charge of Embezzling $2.6 million

Posted: 08/07/2008 - 61-year old James Foremsky and 56-year old Susan Foremsky are charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors say James Foremsky diverted money while CFO of Vektek, Inc. in Emporia.

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Larned State Hospital Escapee Captured

Updated: 08/07/2008 - Inmate who escaped from the Larned State Hospital Sexual Predator Program Tuesday was found in Colorado. 50-year old Perry Isley, Jr. was convicted in Shawnee County in 1995.

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Officials: FBI Ready to Close Anthrax Case

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The FBI appears ready to close the case on deadly anthrax mailings that happened in 2001. The decision comes a more than a week after the top suspect in the case killed himself. A federal judge has ordered hundred of pages of case documents opened.

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Trial Alleging Immigration Scam Starts

Posted: 08/06/2008 - 70-year old Malcolm Webber is on trial for defrauding immigrants. Prosecutors say he claimed to lead an unrecognized American Indian tribe, and told immigrants tribal membership would confer U.S. citizenship.

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