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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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Ex-Gymnastics Coach Pleads in Child Sex Case

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Riverton man pleaded no contest to a child-sex charge and failing to register as a sex offender after prosecutors drop an aggravated indecent liberties and 3 of the 4 failure to register charges.

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Detectives Bust Kansas Motorcycle Theft Ring

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Riley County Detectives used hard work, cooperation with other agencies and a little good old fashioned luck to recover motorcycles stolen as part of a Kansas crime ring.

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Police Release Suspect Description in Purse Snatchings

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Topeka Police believe the same person is behind three purse snatchings around noon Saturday near Huntoon and Gage. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, 5'10-6' tall, 150-160 lbs.

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Attempted Robbery and Assault Leaves Two in Jail

Updated: 07/20/2008 - 2 male suspects drove up to 2 males on foot and demanded money Sunday morning. One victim was hit in the shoulder by the butt of a rifle, the victims then ran off and called police

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Suspect Restrained While Brother Testifies Against Him

Updated: 07/18/2008 - Michael Hall took the stand to testify against brother Christopher Hall. Christopher had to be restrained after becoming verbally confrontational while his brother was on the stand.

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Murder Victim's Mom Calls Killer Coward

Posted: 07/18/2008 - The mother and younger sister of Josh Kalina, who was killed outside a topeka Pool Hall in April 2007 lash out at his convicted killer, who was recently sentenced to more than 20 years.

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Purse Snatching at Topeka Convenience Store

Posted: 07/18/2008 - Topeka police are looking for the man that robbed a woman last night at a convenience store. It happened at about 11:30 Thursday at the Kwik Shop in the 5600 block of Southwest 21st Street.

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Argument in Front of SRS Building Threatens Violence

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Witnesses say groups arguing in Topeka Thursday afternoon shouted threats that a violent act would be committed Thursday night. Police arrested one male juvenile on gun charges.

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Shadid Gets Nearly 20 Years for 2007 Killing

Posted: 07/17/2008 - Timothy Shadid was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the heat of passion for the shooting of Joshua Kalina in April, 2007.

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1989 Murder Trial Delayed Again

Posted: 07/16/2008 - The trial for Theodore Netherland has been delayed two months while his new attorney gets more prepared for the case. Netherland is charged in the murder of Karen Estes.

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Kansas Share of Drug Settlement is $2.8M

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. agrees to pay $515 million to 43 states, the District of Columbia and the federal government in settlement. Investigators alleged the drug company illegally promoted a product to get health-care providers to buy and prescribe the drug.

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Truck Driver Sentenced for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering

Posted: 07/16/2008 - Truck driver arrested in 2006, found with 45 bundles of money totaling over $448,000. Hector Contreras was sentenced Tuesday to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty in April to charges relating to drug trafficking and money laundering

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Judge Dismisses Two Lawsuits in Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A Finney County judge dismissed two lawsuits Sunflower Electric and a partner filed over denial of permits to build two coal-fired power plants in Southwest Kansas. Four other legal challenges continue.

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Judge: Westar Must Pay Wittig $1.67 million

Posted: 07/15/2008 - Westar must pay its former CEO David Wittig $1.67 million for legal fees generated during his criminal case. The amount is less than what Wittig wanted. Westar says it's reviewing the order.

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Trial Date Set for 14 Year Olds Murder Case

Posted: 07/15/2008 - A St. Louis County judge has set a trial date for the case against a 14-year-old boy accused of first-degree murder. Judge John Ross set a Nov. 10 trial date for Owen Welty.

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19-Year-Old Shot and Killed in KC

Updated: 07/13/2008 - The Kansas City Star reports that after interviewing several witnesses, detectives discovered that several youths were playing with guns inside the home when Alhambra, the 19-year-old, was shot.

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Man Convicted of Murder Sentenced for Separate Rape Case

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Jeremy Kincy was sentenced Friday to 22 years, 11 months in prison on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a victim between the ages of 14 and 16. He's already serving 13 years on second degree murder charges for a separate case.

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