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Topeka Cold Case Intensifies

Updated: 09/30/2008 - It has been 19 years since Karen Estes was stabbed to death. Now the murder case is going to trial.

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Hot Wheels Featured Vehicle - 2009 Toyota Camry

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The Topeka Police Department's Hot Wheels stolen vehicle featured this week is a 2009 dark blue Toyota Camry, taken from the 1300 block of SW Summit Woods.

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Police Release Names of Salina Shooting Victims

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Salina Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield says that 22-year-old Ernest Jones Jr. and 22-year-old Taryn Dechant were killed in an apartment they shared. Their bodies were found Friday morning.

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19-Year-old Topeka Murder Trial begins

Updated: 09/29/2008 - Theodore D. Netherland is accused of repeatedly stabbing Karen Estes as she left a community center in Topeka in 1989, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder

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Eldery Woman Robbed Sunday Afternoon

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Topeka Police say a woman in her 70's was struck and robbed of her purse in the parking lot of 29th and S.E. California just after 4 p.m. Two citizens assisted the victim and apprehended the suspect who is reported to be her in twenties.

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Kleypas to Remain in Crawford County Jail

Posted: 09/28/2008 - A Crawford County judge has ordered that convicted murderer Gary Kleypas remain in the county jail pending his likely death sentence in December.

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Evangelist arrested in child porn case

Posted: 09/26/2008 - Evangelist Tony Alamo was arrested Thursday in Flagstaff, Arizona, on charges related to a child porn investigation, an FBI spokesman said.

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Judge to Allow Statement in Kan. Murder Trial

Posted: 09/24/2008 - A jury will hear an incriminating statement Theodore D. Netherland made to police in 2006. He is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Karen Estes. Netherland's attorney argued that his mental illness and below-average IQ prevented him from understanding his right to remain silent. But District Judge Evelyn Wilson disagreed in a ruling Tuesday.

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Man in 'Army' Uniform Robs Missouri Bank, Hotel

Posted: 09/23/2008 - 34-year old Christopher Dwyer is accused of robbing a St. Robert, MO hotel and bank within seven days of each other. He was taking into custody Tuesday.

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Topekan Sentenced for Robbing McDonald's Restaurant

Posted: 09/23/2008 - 54-year old Randall Wayne Thomas was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in May to robbing a McDonald's in the Hunter's Ridge development at Hwy. 75 and NW 46th St. in Topeka.

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Ft. Riley Bomb Threat Clears Hospital

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Irwin Army Community Hospital was evacuated Tuesday after officials received a bomb threat around 10:30 a.m. No bomb was found and all buildings were cleared shortly past noon.

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Tips to Prevent Your Vehicle from Being Stolen

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The Topeka Police Department offers crime prevention tips for auto thefts, including never leave keys inside the vehicle; never leave the motor running when no one is in the vehicle; and if you have a garage, use it!

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Jury Trial Begins in Inn Murder

Posted: 09/22/2008 - Sterling Ray Hall, III was in court Monday for the first day of his jury trial in the shooting murder of Pam McMaster. McMaster was shot outside her room at the Topeka Regency Inn in May.

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Robinson Trial Expected to Last More Than 1 Month

Posted: 09/22/2008 - The capital murder case credited for prompting the passing of "Alexa's Law" began with jury selection Monday. Elgin Robinson, Jr. could face the death penalty for masterminding the death of 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks.

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