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Buhler Teacher to Stand Trial on Molestation Charges

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Former Buhler High School Teacher, Richard Young, 68, is accused of fondling a 15-year-old South Korean foreign exchange student. Three other men testified that Young sexually abused them as well several years ago.

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Police Release Kwik Shop Robbery Surveillance Video

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Topeka's Crimestoppers is offering a reward in a robbery to the Kwik Shop on North Topeka Boulevard June 1st. Surveillance video shows the suspect pulling a gun on the clerk and demanding money.

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Hearing Date Set for Accused Sex Offender

Posted: 06/05/2008 - 41-year old Oscar Garza will have a preliminary hearing July 25th in Shawnee County District Court. Garza is accused of indecent liberties with two different children.

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Elderly Man Stabbed

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Topeka Police say the man in his 60's was taken to a local hospital with non life-threatening stab wounds. Police are investigating the incident, including where the stabbing occurred.

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Trial Date Set in Construction Workers' Death

Posted: 06/04/2008 - The 48 year-old woman accused of the hit and run deaths of two construction workers near Lawrence in 2007 will appear in court on Sept. 2nd to face charges two counts of second-degree murder.

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Charges Will Not be Filed in Goodyear Worker's Death

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Shawnee Co. DA Robert Hecht issues his report on death of Goodyear worker who'd been tased by Sheriff's deputies. Hecht says there is no evidence that deputies, AMR or Goodyear personnel acted recklessly in their dealings with 59-year old Walter Haake.

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Teacher Gets 25 Years for Abusing 8-year-old

Posted: 05/30/2008 - 36-year old Tabatha Adams was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 25 years. She pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.

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Doctor Claims Guilty Plea Coerced by Ill Wife's Indictment

Posted: 05/30/2008 - Wilbur Hilst says federal prosecutors coerced his guilty plea to charges he illegally distributed prescription drugs through an internet pharmacy. He says they offered to dismiss charges against his cancer-stricken wife.

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Man Spared Death Penalty in Murder of Pregnant Teen

Posted: 05/28/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury Wednesday recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole for Ted Burnett. The same jury convicted him of capital murder for the death of 14-year old Chelsea Brooks. Brooks was nine-months pregnant when she was killed in 2006.

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Police Search for Suspect in Connection with Two Robberies

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Junction City Police are looking for a male from surveillance footage of a Dillons that was robbed on West 6th Street Tuesday night. Police believe he may also have robbed G&T Convenience Store on South Washington Street.

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Prosecutors Defend Constitutionality of Federal Drug Law

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Prosecutors in the case against Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, filed court documents Wednesday disputing defense arguments that federal drug laws are unconstitutionally vague. The Schneiders are accused in the overdose deaths of 56 patients.

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Teen Accused of School Bombing Plot Avoids Most Serious Charges

Posted: 05/27/2008 - An 18-year old South Carolina teen was indicted on three explosives charges related to a plot to blow up his high school. However, prosecutors decided against charging him with using a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a life sentence.

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Prosecutors Say They Didn't Interfere with Proceedings against Doctor

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Prosecutors in the criminal case against Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, deny they improperly asserted federal authority over the state's regulation of medicine. The defense wants the court to stay the case. The Schneider's clinic is linked to the overdose deaths of 56 patients.

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Toby Young Released from Federal Prison

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Toby Young was released from a halfway house Friday. She was convicted of helping a convicted murderer escape from Lansing Correctional Facility in a dog crate two years ago. Young faces three years of probation.

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Four Arrested Attempting to Steal Ammonia

Updated: 05/27/2008 - Shawnee County Sheriffs Deputies caught the four Topekans red-handed trying to steal anhydrous ammonia from an agricultural supply company near US 24 Hwy and NW Huxman Road. Deputies also found drug paraphernalia in their vehicle.

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Man Robs Woman Who was Visiting Family Member's Grave

Posted: 05/26/2008 - An 81-year old woman from Calfornia was robbed while visiting a family member's grave at a Wichita cemetery. Police say the robber snatched her purse, took out money and ran off. The suspect remains at large.

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Water Main Floods Part of Riley County LEC

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A pressure valve blew off a main running into the Riley County Law Enforcement Center's main mechanical room Friday morning. The water caused problems with the department's radio, phone and 911 systems. The systems were operating again Friday night.

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Man Found Guilty in Murder of Pregnant Teen, Chelsea Brooks

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday morning against Ted Burnett. He was convicted of capital murder for the death of 14-year old Chelsea Brooks. Prosecutors say the father of the baby hired Burnett to kill Brooks.

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