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Pittsburg Man Convicted On Charges Resulting From Leading Police On A Car Chase

Posted: 06/19/2015 - A federal jury has convicted a Pittsburg man on four counts after leading police on a chase. James D. Russian, 57, was convicted of one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and one count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana. Prosecutors say that on March 27, 2014, Russian led police on a car chase from Barton County, Missouri into Crawford County, Kansas, when police tried to stop Russian to investigate a report that he threatened two people with a machete and gun. Russian abandoned his car and his in a wooded area before he was arrested. He was found with marijuana, firearms and ammunition in his possession. Russian had a previous felony conviction that prohibited him from possessing firearms or ammunition. Sentencing is set for Sept. 3. He could be facing the following maximum penalties: On The unlawful possession of a firearm or ammunition following a felony conviction- 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count. On the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking- No less than five years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000. On the possession with intent to distribute marijuana- Maximum of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000.

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NOTO Bikes Vandalized

Updated: 06/19/2015 - One North Topeka business is asking for the community's help catching those responsible for a recent vandalism.

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Motorcycle Chase Ends In Crash And Arrest

Posted: 06/19/2015 - A Thursday night pursuit in Jackson County ends in a motorcycle crash and the arrest of the rider Tyler Michael Area, 20, of Mayetta.

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Topeka Churches Respond To Charleston Shooting

Updated: 06/19/2015 - The senseless attack on an African-American Methodist Episcopal Church brings the question of how a church can be a welcoming sanctuary, while at the same time, making sure that sanctuary is safe.

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Radial Approach Can Lower Risk Of Common Cardiac Procedure

Posted: 06/18/2015 - The first stop for people with chest pain is usually the cath lab, where doctors look for any blockages in the arteries around the heart. Using a radial approach for the procedure can make it less risky.

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