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Cell Phone Blamed for Lawrence Deputy's Death

Updated: 08/01/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol determined that a driver was distracted by his cell phone when he failed to yield the right of way to a Douglas Co. Deputy on a bicycle.

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Police Look for Suspect in BP Armed Robbery

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Friday morning armed robbery at a BP convenience store. It happened at about 4:00 a.m. at 27th and California.

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Topeka Man Arrested in Connection to 2007 Slaying

Updated: 08/01/2008 - A Topeka man has been arrested in connection with a 2007 homicide. Police arrested 20 year old Kelvin Phillips Thursday on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal possession of a firearm for the August 10, 2007 death of James Dyer.

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VA Worker to Stand Trial on Indecent Liberties Charges

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Topeka V.A. Health Revenue Center supervisor Nick Bales was bound over for trial Thursday on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child aged 14 to 15 and one count of indecent liberties. He has a pretrial hearing Oct. 9th.

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Topeka Police Ask For Help Finding Purse Snatching Suspect

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Crime Stoppers Crime of the week. Police ask for public assistance locating suspect believed to have stolen a purse from a woman at the Kwik Shop at 5633 SW 21st. He later used a credit card stolen with the purse at a store in Manhattan where he was caught on surveillance video.

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Man Steals School Bus Fuel, Hits Employee With Truck

Posted: 07/31/2008 - At 9:35 a.m. Thursday, a man was seen pumping diesel fuel into a pickup truck at the Durham School Services facility. When he was spotted, he drove through the entrance gate and hit an employee with the truck.

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Drug Investigation Nets Three More Arrests

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Three more drug-related arrests in Riley County have been made as part of an ongoing investigation. Arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana were Jose "Pepe" Sanchez, Jr., Brian Gomena and Michael Sanchez-Saldana.

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Man Charged with Whiplash Bar Killing

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Charges were filed against James A. Qualls for the July 16th murder of Joseph Beier, Jr. The charges come one day after he surrendered to Wyandotte Co. authorities.

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Six Year-Old Shot in Late Night Drive By

Updated: 07/31/2008 - The six year-old girl was inside a home when someone fired shots into the house, striking her. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening, according to reports.

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Suspect in NC Soldier's Death was Baby's Father

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Family of 23-year old Spec. Megan Touma living at Fort Riley say they are heartened by the arrest of 27-year old Edgar Patino in her death. Authorities say Patino was the father of Touma's baby. She was 7-months pregnant when she was found dead in North Carolina last month.

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Another Guilty Plea Before Tribe's Trial

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Angel Zamora, a native of Guatemala, admitted Wednesday he sometimes helped an immigration scam hidden behind a false American Indian tribe, Kaweah Indian Nation.

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Judge Denies Bond for Jailed Haysville Nurse

Posted: 07/30/2008 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Bostwick denied bond for Linda Schneider Wednesday because he considers her a flight risk. Schneider and her husband, Dr. Stephen Schneider, are charged with the accidental overdose deaths of 56 patients.

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Intruder Kills Ellsworth Man, 72; Arrested

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Suspect allegedly shot his victim in the latter's rural home near Interstate 70 after a struggle, was caught after after a chase when he turned onto a dead end road on a wind farm.

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Father Accused of Beating Two-Month Old Son

Posted: 07/29/2008 - 24-year old Douglas Bibbs of Wheaton, KS is accused of aggravated battery, child abuse and aggravated endangering of a child. Authorities say his two-month old son was beaten so severely, he's hospitalized in critical condition.

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Boyfriend Sentenced to Probation in Toilet Seat Case

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Kory McFarren will spend a year on probation and undergo a mental evaluation. His girlfriend spent two years locked in the bathroom, and a month on the toilet seat, during which time she became physically stuck to it.

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Two More Plead Guilty in Case of Unrecognized Tribe

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A woman who served as secretary of state for a group claiming to be an American Indian tribe pleaded guilty to harboring illegal immigrants. Prosecutors say the group told immigrants claiming tribal membership would confer U.S. citizenship.

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Judge: 6 Jurors OK in Abortion Provider's Trial

Posted: 07/29/2008 - A Sedgwick County judge Tuesday denied a motion by Dr. George Tiller's defense to have a 12-person jury hear his misdemeanor trial. Tiller faces 19 counts of failing to get an independent second opinion before performing late-term abortions.

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Bush Signs Off On Soldier's Death Sentence

Posted: 07/29/2008 - President Bush approved the execution of the Army private being held at Ft. Leavenworth, the first time in over a half-century that a president has affirmed a death sentence for a member of the U.S. military.

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