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KS Supreme Court Limits Tiller Grand Jury

Posted: 05/06/2008 - While the Court said that petition-convened Grand Juries were allowed, they did not give the grand jury unlimited power. The subpoenas issued by the grand jury in dispute in the case were not quashed, but the matter was returned to the lower court.

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Lawrence Man Killed in Hit and Run Named

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Police have identified the suspect, a 22 year-old man, accused of hitting and killing Thomas Crum with his SUV while Crum was driving home from his sixtieth birthday party this weekend.

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Montara Break-in Leads to Car Chase

Updated: 05/04/2008 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's office was sent on a car chase this Saturday afternoon in the Montara area. The two men got away.The woman is being questioned at the Sheriff's office. Charges against her are pending.

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Tougher Penalties for Helping in Prison Escapes

Posted: 05/02/2008 - Any state corrections employee or volunteer who helps a prisoner escape would go to prison too.. under a bill approved Friday in the Kansas House. The bill was sparked by volunteer Toby Young's assistance in helping John Manard get loose from Lansing Correctional.

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Manhattan Drug Sweep Nets Ten

Posted: 05/01/2008 - Officers from three Kansas counties and the KBI team up to to arrest ten people Thursday morning as part of an investigation into the sale of marijuana and crack cocaine in Riley county.

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Chief Justice Roberts at KU

Updated: 04/30/2008 - Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the University of Kansas, tells a Lawrence audience why the Constitution shouldn't be described as "living or dead."

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Have You Seen This Van?

Posted: 04/29/2008 - This week's featured Hot Wheels vehicle was stolen sometime between 4:30 p.m. April 17 and 4:30 a.m. April 28 in the 2100 block of SW Potomac, Topeka. The van should stand out with New Orleans Saints paraphernalia on the flag, front tag and back window.

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Crimestoppers Focuses on School Programs

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Crimestoppers USA is holding its Midwest Training Conference in Topeka this week. One focus for the organization is expanding its programs in schools.

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Accused Store Manager Killer's Trial Began

Updated: 04/29/2008 - The first-degree murder trial begins for the first of three suspects in the killing of the store manager of the Bonner Springs' Dollar General store in 2005.

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Jewish Convert Pleads to Stealing Dead Vet's Identity

Posted: 04/29/2008 - Lakewood, N.J., man sentenced to a year and a day for applying for a passport in Wichita under a false name and identity which he had taken from a dead Navy veteran. Rabbi claims he assumed the name after converting to Judaism so he could travel to Israel.

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Police ID Topekan Killed Driving Through Town

Posted: 04/28/2008 - Topeka Police identified the victim of the city's third homicide as 25 year-old David Wakes of Topeka. Wakes was killed while traveling south on Michigan Sunday. Police believe the shots came from another vehicle and are asking the public for information.

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Kansan Convicted in Beating Death of Dad

Posted: 04/25/2008 - The case was declared a mistrial in January. But Friday a jury in McPherson found Jeffrey Nelson guilty of beating his stepfather to death with an aluminum baseball bat one year ago.

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13 Year Old Charged in KCK Murder

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Wyandotte County's District Attorney says he's filed first-degree murder charges against the teen.. in last Saturday's slaying of a 47 year old Kansas City, Kansas man. They plan to try him as an adult.

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KCK Teen Gets Life for 2 Year-Old's Death

Posted: 04/25/2008 - A judge sentences Daniel Perez Jr. to life in prison for shooting and killing a two-year old in her grandparents home even after the judge notes that Perez did not intend to shoot the girl and prayed before firing that the bullets would not strike the wrong person.

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Pill Mill Doc Back Home

Posted: 04/25/2008 - Dr. Stephen Schneider, who, along with his wife, is accused of running a pill mill linked to over 50 deaths, returns home after posting more than a $300,000 bond, will also forfeit more than $2 million in assets if he violates the terms of his release.

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Darryln Johnson Looking for New Attorney

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Former youth mentor Darryln Johnson's attorney, John Ambrosio, withdrew from the case Thursday. Johnson claims a drug charge he pleaded down from overlaps a federal case in which he's currently serving time.

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Attorney Allowed to Give Deposition for Death Row Inmate

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Phillip Cheatham is appealing his conviction and death sentence, saying attorney Dennis Hawver inadequately represented him. Hawver agrees, and Thurday a judge ruled he can give a deposition on his former client's innocence.

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Suspected "Pill Mill" Doctor to be Freed

Posted: 04/24/2008 - The Kansas doctor jailed on charges of illegally prescribing medication is set to be released on bond Friday. Dr. Stephen Schneider will still be tracked with a GPS monitoring system as he waits for his trial to begin.

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Pill Mill Doc Set for Release

Posted: 04/24/2008 - Dr. Stephen Schneider posts $325,000 bond and has also agreed to forfeit more than two million dollars in assets if he fails to show up for court. Doctor will have to wear a GPS monitor that will track his movement as he awaits his upcoming trial

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Missouri Man Charged with Killing Bartender

Posted: 04/23/2008 - Brandon Hulett of Raytown, Missouri faces first-degree murder charge. He's accused of opening fire in a Kansas City, KS bar early Saturday because the bartender refused him service without proper identification.

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Agents Honored for Work Investigating Sheriff's Murder

Posted: 04/23/2008 - An ATF agent and 2 KBI agents who investigated the January 2005 shooting death of Greenwood Co. Sheriff Matt Samuels are given "Guardian of Justice" awards. It's the highest honor given to law enforcement by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Kelsey Smith Case Evidence Availability Debated

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Lawyers sparred Tuesday over the availability of evidence in the case of a man charged with capital murder in the kidnapping, rape and slaying of 18-year-old Kelsey Smith last summer.

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9 people killed in 36 shootings over the weekend in Chicago

Posted: 04/22/2008 - Nine people were killed in 36 shootings over the weekend in Chicago, reflecting what some community leaders say is a deadly breakdown in discipline among gang members after a crackdown over the past few years put many of their leaders behind bars.

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Pill Mill Doctor Being Released

Posted: 04/21/2008 - Hearing set for later this week on bond, forfeiture for Dr. Stephen Schneider to get out of jail

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