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Dreamstime
February 24, 2018 - 7:16 pm
A 22-year old man was arrested on Saturday by Wichita police in connection with a deadly shooting in the 1600 block of Faulders. When police arrived at the scene, a 25-year-old man was laying in the street, shot in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officer Paul Cruz says there was a...
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Dreamstime
February 24, 2018 - 6:49 pm
The indictment of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges could have political implications beyond his office. Democrats already are attempting to link Greitens to Attorney General Josh Hawley, the presumed Republican front runner in the race against Democratic Sen. Claire...
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Dreamstime
February 24, 2018 - 6:36 pm
The Kansas Sentencing Commission is considering ways for the state to reduce the number of people listed on criminal registries in the state. Kansas News Service reports nearly 20,000 people are listed in a database that provides names and addresses of people who have committed a variety of crimes...
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Sipa USA
February 20, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder was among 12 law enforcement officers from across the country who were honored with a Medal of Valor. President Donald Trump recognized Schroeder and others in a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. He was honored for his response to a report of an active shooter...
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Dreamstime
February 17, 2018 - 12:37 am
A Bishop Carroll High School student was arrested on Friday following a threat he made on social media. On Friday morning, a school official at Bishop Carroll notified Wichita police about a social media post a student had made, that threatened physical violence at a school. The police didn't say...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 12:09 am
A Topeka man will spend more than 50 years in prison for the slayings of two men, one of whom was dismembered. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 63-year-old Maximo Campillo-Echevarria was sentenced Thursday for the September deaths of 61-year-old Thomas Paul O'Conner and 22-year-old Chance...
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Dreamstime
February 15, 2018 - 3:43 pm
The Kansas Department of Corrections has reassigned the superintendent of the state's juvenile corrections complex after he allegedly grabbed and shoved a female worker. The agency announced Thursday that Kyle Rohr is reassigned to the central office until his criminal case is resolved. The Topeka...
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Dreamstime
February 13, 2018 - 10:54 am
Attorneys for a Kansas chemistry instructor who is fighting deportation to Bangladesh say he is currently being held at a Honolulu detention center. Immigration officials put 55-year-old Syed Ahmed Jamal on a flight to his native land on Monday before a federal immigration board issued a new stay...
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2018 - 12:22 am
A Derby Middle School teacher and coach who was arrested last month following a child pornography investigation has been charged with 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The Wichita Eagle reports that 37-year-old Cody Chitwood made his first appearance in court Thursday morning. Chitwood...
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2018 - 5:32 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old man was sentenced to about 2.5 years in prison for soliciting nude photos from a 15-year-old girl. Sean Wenger, of Osage City, was sentenced Thursday for sexual exploitation of a child. He also must register as a sex offender for 25 years and will be on post-...
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