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August 08, 2019 - 9:51 pm
A man has been found guilty in a drunken driving crash that injured a bicyclist near Derby last year. Larry Gaines, 35, was found guilty Thursday of aggravated battery with bodily harm and DUI. This was his 3rd DUI conviction. Prosecutors say the conviction will put Gaines in prison for around 23...
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July 31, 2019 - 6:10 pm
A Wyandotte County government official has resigned after being found guilty of misdemeanor battery against a female employee. A jury on Tuesday convicted Dennis Laughlin of grabbing Maddie Waldeck in May 2018 and pushing her against a wall during what had been a "light-hearted" conversation with...
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July 11, 2019 - 7:45 pm
One of three men charged in a fatal shooting at a Lawrence motel has pleaded no contest to robbery. Shawn Smith, 20, of Kansas City, Missouri, entered the plea Thursday in Douglas County District Court. He initially was charged with first-degree felony murder and several other counts in the killing...
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July 08, 2019 - 8:10 pm
A Texas man has pleaded guilty in the deaths of a couple who were killed at a Kansas fair after one suspect ordered the killings as part of a "carnival mafia" initiation. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office said in a news release that Rusty Lee Frasier, 36, of Aransas Pass, Texas pleaded...
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June 04, 2019 - 7:32 pm
The owner of a contracting company has pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme that defrauded the government by receiving contracts intended for veterans and minorities. Matthew McPherson, 43, owner of Topeka-based McPherson Contractors, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud...
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June 04, 2019 - 7:27 pm
A Kansas man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison over the death of his girlfriend's toddler daughter. Chaz Stephens, 26, of Hoisington pleaded guilty in April to a charge of intentional second-degree murder in the March 2018 death of Iviona Lewis, 2. He initially was charged with first-degree...
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May 15, 2019 - 8:49 pm
A man accused of stalking several women who worked at massage parlors has been found guilty on eight of 10 federal charges against him. Robert Gross, 67, who has a criminal record dating back to the 1960s, was convicted Wednesday on two of four stalking charges and six gun-related charges. Federal...
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April 11, 2019 - 8:39 pm
A Larned man has been convicted of making a Kansas internet provider's computers inaccessible to the public because he was upset his classified ad was removed. Michael Golightley, 35, was convicted Thursday on seven counts of damaging a protected computer and one count of threatening to damage a...
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March 13, 2019 - 4:01 pm
A man has been convicted of killing his girlfriend's mother's boyfriend near a northeast Kansas lake. Jurors in Jefferson County found Jonathan Davis Blevins, 23, of Topeka, guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Dean Sawyer, 22. His body was found March 14, 2018, at Perry...
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Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP
February 25, 2019 - 9:16 pm
A man is guilty of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank, a federal jury ruled Monday. Jurors convicted Jerry Drake Varnell, 24, of Sayre, of attempting to use an explosive device to damage a building and attempting to use a weapon of mass...
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