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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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February 05, 2019 - 6:22 pm
A Kansas City, Kansas, woman has pleaded guilty to being part of a methamphetamine ring that distributed the drug in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Federal prosecutors said Karen Ortega, 41, distributed methamphetamine out of a home where she lived with her three children. Officers searching...
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January 30, 2019 - 7:05 pm
A Dodge City man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in a 2015 shooting death. Julio Fraire, 31, was convicted Tuesday after a five-day trial. Prosecutors say Ramiro Nicolas Bernal 32, was shot to death on July 25, 2015 in the parking lot of the Dodge City Daily Globe . Fraire was arrested...
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November 09, 2018 - 7:33 pm
A woman pleaded guilty for her role in the killing an expectant mother and her unborn child. Alora Mendoza, 26, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of reckless second-degree murder in the fatal shooting last June of Jocelyn Ybarra, 23. Ybarra was 12 weeks pregnant and her...
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