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Homicide Prompts Warning for Reno Co. Seniors

Posted: 05/21/2008 - A task force was formed Tuesday to determine whether a sexual assault and murder of an 85 year-old woman in South Hutchinson is relateed to the sexual assaults and deaths of two other senior citizens.

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Valley Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Growing Pot

Posted: 05/20/2008 - 50-year old Michael Leslie pleaded guilty to growing marijuana in his home with the intent to distribute it. He faces five years in prison and a half-million dollar fine when he's sentenced August 26th.

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Inmates Could Face Death After Hutchinson Jail Death

Posted: 05/20/2008 - David Warren was originally believed to have died of a brain aneurysm, only later did an autopsy show a long, thin metal object had gone through his eye. Three other inmates of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility now face charges.

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Hutchinson Woman Bites Off Husband's Fingertip

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Police say the woman may have swallowed the fingertip, which she bit off during an argument Saturday night, since investigators still have not found the finger.

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Cattleman Sentenced for Million-Dollar Fraud

Posted: 05/20/2008 - Cattleman gets five years after selling more than a million dollars worth of cattle that were grazing land he leased to other owners without the other owners permission.

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Defense Accuses Feds of 'Commandeering' Kansas Medical Board

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Lawyers for Dr. Stephen Schneider claim prosecutors abused the criminal process by improperly asserting authority over the regulation of medicine. Schneider and his wife are charged with the deaths of four patients due to accidental overdose.

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Key Witness Takes Stand in Teen Murder Trial

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Man who confessed to being involved in the murder of a pregnant 14 year-old teenager testifies against the father who allegedly paid $500 to have the victim murdered.

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Kan. Supreme Ct. Overturns Death Sentence

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The high court rules that the dual convictions of first-degree murder and capital murder for the death of Doug Brittain in 1996 were improperly duplicated and that the judge improperly instructed the jury, ordering a new sentencing hearing for Gavin S. Scott.

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Suspected Robbery Shooter in Custody

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A man suspected of robbing the Expert Tire store at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka then shooting at a witness was taken into custody Thursday night. Police arrested a man suspected of driving the getaway car earlier in the day.

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Topeka's Fifth Murder Victim ID'd

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for a man who escaped in a newer. four-door sedan after shooting and killing 50 year-old Pamela McMaster Thursday night at the Regency Inn.

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Police Investigate Stabbing Report

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Topeka Police say a person showed up at a local hospital with a stab wound. They continue to investigate the incident.

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Expert Tire Robbed, Suspect Fires Shot

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Topeka Police say a man held up the Expert Tire store at SW 21st and Fairlawn Wednesday evening. They say he fired a shot at a worker who tried to chase him. No one was hurt.

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FBI Initially Pursued Drug Dealer in Kelsey Smith Killing

Posted: 05/13/2008 - An FBI agent testified in a hearing Tuesday that tips in the abduction and murder of Kelsy Smith led them to a suspected drug dealer. However, the agent says the man wasn't a suspect for long. Edwin Hall is accused in Smith's killing.

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FBI Investigating Rebate Check Email Scams

Posted: 05/13/2008 - An email phishing scam makes use of the economic stimulus rebate checks. It tries to get people to give bank account information via a link in their email, saying it will help them get their check more quickly.

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Brother to Testify Against Brother in Nacole Winter Homicide

Updated: 05/13/2008 - Anthony Hall pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted second degree murder for an assault case and aiding a felong in the Nacole Winter homicide case. His brother, Christopher Hall, is accused of killing Winter. As part of the agreement, Anthony Hall will testify against Christopher Hall.

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Motions Hearing Set in Police Helicopter Case

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A motions hearing is set for May 15th in Shawnee County District Attorney Robert Hecht's lawsuit against the City of Topeka over purchases of a police helicopter and city software system.

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Business Scammed out of Laptop Computers

Posted: 05/09/2008 - F3 Computers tells Topeka Police it sold two laptops to someone who came in with a purchase order that appeared to be from a state agency. Turns out, the purchase order was a fake.

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Deputies Arrest Three in Burglaries at Holton Country Club

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Three men face 11 counts of burglary and six counts of felony theft for a string of burglaries at Holton Country Club in March. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says victims can come to the Sheriff's Office at 1 pm Tuesday to identify their property.

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Facebook Strikes Deal with States to Improve Safety

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six announced a safety agreement with social networking site Facebook Thursday. Under the deal, Facebook will provide warning messages for children and monitor age changes to profiles.

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