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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 9:11 pm
A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Kansas has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, 25, made his first court appearance in Kansas on Friday following his extradition from Los Angeles. Barriss is...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 8:34 pm
A judge has ruled a Kansas woman accused of decapitating her ex-boyfriend's mother is not competent to stand trial. Judge Faith Maughan on Friday ordered Rachael Hilyard of Wichita back to continue treatment at Larned State Hospital. Her status will be re-evaluated after 90 days. Hilyard, 35, is...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 8:27 pm
A woman has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for stealing a car from a Kansas City, Kansas, gas station as a girl, 3, slept in the back seat. The Kansas City Star reports that Karri Reich, 30, was sentenced Friday for attempted kidnapping. She pleaded no contest to the charge...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 8:23 pm
Kansas lawmakers want to be better alerted after short notice that a city was authorized to release nitrogen-contaminated water into the Kansas River. Sen. Rob Olson, (R-Olathe), said Thursday that he wants Lawrence's contaminated water releases to not become normal operating practice. He also said...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 8:13 pm
A drunken driver who killed a Johnson County sheriff's deputy will spend years in prison and then be deported. The Kansas City Star reports Adrian Espinosa-Flores, 39, was sentenced Friday to 12.5 years in prison, the maximum sentence allowed. Prosecutors say Espinosa-Flores was driving a pickup...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 8:07 pm
An important part of a church nativity scene, stolen from a Wichita church has been returned. The baby Jesus was reported stolen from a manger at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament last week. The Wichita Eagle reports that the statue was found Wednesday in a yard of a home and returned to the...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 7:57 pm
A veteran Topeka police officer will now lead the department. City Manager Brent Trout announced Friday that Bill Cochran, who has been with the department since 1987, will become the new chief. Cochran has been interim chief since November and will take over the department immediately. He has...
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Steve Boyer
January 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
Wichita police were called by EMS to a residence in the 2500 block of East Range Road about 9:00PM Sunday. Paramedics were attending to a female patient when family members asked them to call police because a 42 year old man there was irate. Two officers quickly arrived at the scene and found the...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 11:33 am
Two Wichita men have pleaded guilty to federal gambling and income tax charges, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. 67-year-old Danny Chapman pleaded guilty to one count of operating an illegal gambling business and one count of tax evasion. 46-year-old Daven Flax pleaded guilty to two counts of...
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January 12, 2018 - 10:13 am
A man from California accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Wichita has been extradited to Kansas and is set to appear in court on Friday afternoon. 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into jail in Wichita on Thursday on charges...
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