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Holton Police Chief Resigns

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Holton Police Chief David Lanning has left his position. City Manager Glenn Rodden would not discuss circumstances surrounding the departure, calling it a personnel issue.

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Operation Falcon roundup nets 125 Kansas fugitives

Updated: 06/27/2008 - U.S. Marshalls arrest 125 fugitives throughout Kansas. The operation targeted sex offenders and violent criminals. The annual sweep is part of a nationwide project known as Operation Falcon.

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Judge Gives Hospitalized Man No Reprieve on Prison

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Judge refuses convicted man's request for a second extension on his prison reporting date after he was hospitalized to have a pacemaker installed, was convicted of unlawfully distributing prescription drugs.

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1 Dead, 1 Wounded in Olathe Shooting

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Police respond to an Olathe apartment complex early Friday morning after a shooting kills one person and wounds another. Authorities have not released the victims name

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Collective Brands to Pay K-Swiss $30M

Posted: 06/27/2008 - Thirty million dollar ruling comes on the heels of a a $305 million award to Adidas last month that Collective brad has asked a judge to dismiss.

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Photos May Reveal Suspects in Topeka Assault

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Topeka Police are asking you to look over these surveillance photos. They say the people in them may have been involved in the battery of a 19-year-old in Topeka June 15th.

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Hearing Delayed For Man Accused of Topeka Murder

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Antonio Armstrong is one of three men charged in the shooting death of James Dyer. Dyer was found shot inside a Topeka home on MacVicar Avenue August of last year.

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Topeka Woman Arrested as Robbery Suspect

Posted: 06/26/2008 - 27-year-old Topeka woman arrested in connection with early Saturday morning attempted robbery. She knocked on a door, was let in to use phone, and tried to grab the purses of the two women occupants. Police are looking at this case in connection with other recent similar cases.

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Two Arrested in Alleged Cockfighting Ring

Posted: 06/25/2008 - The Johnson County Sheriff's Department arrested two men and confiscated more than 170 fighting roosters and a large sum of cash in an alleged cockfighting ring. The Sheriff's department says eight agencies, including the Humane Society, are assisting.

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345 Arrested, Kids Rescued in Prostitution Busts

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Hundreds of people have been arrested and 21 children rescued in what the FBI is calling a five-day roundup of networks of pimps who force children into prostitution.

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Shawnee County to Consider Settlement in Pool Lawsuit

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners will consider a settlement agreement with Champion Builders at their Thursday meeting. It's regarding a lawsuit over construction of the Shawnee North Aquatic Center. The county would agree to pay Champion and Champion's insurance company.

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Court Rejects Death Penalty for Raping Children

Posted: 06/25/2008 - In a five-four split decision, the nation's high court finds a capital sentence to be a violation of the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment, with Justice Kennedy writing it was not a "proportional punishment."

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Inmate Facing Sex Charges Hangs Himself

Posted: 06/25/2008 - A man being held in Franklin Co. Jail for allegedly attacking two children, ages four and six, is found dead after apparently hanging himself on the day of his first hearing.

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Police: Walker went 'willingly' with Vegas robbers

Posted: 06/24/2008 - One man was arrested and a second was sought Tuesday in a robbery and beating that left Oakland Raiders receiver Javon Walker unconscious on a side street after a long night of partying at Las Vegas nightclubs.

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Topeka Man Arrives at Hospital Shot

Posted: 06/24/2008 - Twenty year-old victim arrived at a Topeka hospital with what were considered non-life threatening injuries. Police continue to search for the two men in relation to the shooting.

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Opening Arguments Set in Death of Teen Hunter

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Jury selection wrapped up Monday in the trial for Theron Thomas Kent, accused in the December shooting death of Beau Arndt. Opening arguments will begin at 9 am Tuesday.

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Topeka Attorney Arrested in Memphis

Posted: 06/23/2008 - 41-year old Bryan Smith was arrested Sunday at the Memphis airport on charges of public intoxication, vandalism and disorderly conduct. The police report says he was taken into custody for his own safety.

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Jewish Convert Sentenced for Assuming False Name

Posted: 06/23/2008 - 28-year old Ted Riley Floyd was sentenced to a year in prison for using a false name to apply for a U.S. passport. His attorney believes Floyd assumed the name of Nathaniel James Levi to be accepted into the Orthodox Jewish lifestyle.

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Former Kansas Prosecutor Pleads Guilty to Extortion

Posted: 06/23/2008 - Former Cherokee County Attorney Michael Goodrich admits he received money and other perks from a gentlemen's club in Galena. He pleaded guilty to extorting the owners and employees of the club.

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Charges Against Former SE Missouri St. Employee

Posted: 06/23/2008 - SE Missouri State University informs students a former employee was found with data files containing names and Social Security numbers of about 800 students.

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Investigation into Shooting Involving Off-Duty TPD Officers Continues

Posted: 06/20/2008 - Shawnee Co. DA Robert Hecht says he's awaiting ballistics reports before he can complete his review of a March shooting involving four off-duty Topeka police officers. Two men were injured. Their attorney says they are cooperating with the investigation.

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KS Supreme Ct. Rules Juveniles Have Right to Jury Trials

Updated: 06/20/2008 - Six-to-One verdict by the state's high court overturns 1984 decision that the juvenile system was different enough from the adult version to remove a constitutional right and could force prosecutors to retry hundreds of cases, including ones currently pending.

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