Law

Dreamstime
February 10, 2018 - 2:37 am
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man who murdered a Kansas woman and her 4-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Keith Hawkins was sentenced Friday for capital murder in the August 2017 deaths of 24-year-old Alyssa Runyon and her daughter, Zaylynn Paz. The victims'...
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Dreamstime
February 08, 2018 - 1:56 pm
A suburban Dallas police chief says the death of an officer who was shot responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex represents "the hardest day we've ever had." Richardson police Chief Jim Spivey said during a news conference Thursday that officer David Sherrard is the first to die on duty...
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KNSS News
February 07, 2018 - 3:44 pm
Wichita police have identified the 18-year-old woman who died in a drive-by shooting as she sat in a car with her mother and boyfriend. Police say Myranda Keck died of a single gunshot wound early Tuesday. Officer Charley Davidson said Keck, her 40-year-old mother and her 18-year-old boyfriend had...
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Dreamstime
February 07, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Two teenagers were each sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for beating a man with a baseball bat and stealing about $20, two guns and some food. The man, Horace Johnson, was beaten in May in his Wichita home and remains in a coma. Police say a relative found him unconscious on the floor, likely...
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Dreamstime
February 04, 2018 - 8:30 am
At approximately 6 Saturday evening, Wichita Police officers responded to a robbery at the Taco Bell located in the 7300 block of West 21st North. A restaurant employee reported an unknown suspect approached the counter with a note demanding money. Money was taken and the suspect fled the business...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2018 - 2:42 pm
Kansas lawmakers have rejected an effort to repeal a law that allows people to carry concealed firearms in most facilities at public colleges and universities in the state. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Kansas House voted 53-69 against Democratic Rep. Barbara Ballard's repeal...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2018 - 4:56 am
A suburban Kansas City man whose legal battle with his homeowner's associations cost hundreds of thousands of dollars can keep his landscaping project but must pay a fine. A Johnson County judge ruled Wednesday that the Avignon HOA treated Jim Hildenbrand unfairly when it denied his application for...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2018 - 10:01 pm
A Maine man will be tried for murder in the shooting death of a Kansas man in August. Robert Colson, of Bucksport, Maine, was bound over for trial Monday after a preliminary hearing into the death of Matthew Schoshke at his home in Tescott, about 25 miles northwest of Salina. The Salina Journal...
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Dreamstime
January 30, 2018 - 8:26 am
A judge has denied a request from the parents of a Kansas teenager who disappeared nearly 30 years ago to release some of the investigative records in the case. Alberta Leach said she and her husband are "devastated" and considering an appeal. They contend the investigation into the April 1988...
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Dreamstime
January 29, 2018 - 11:47 am
A Kansas police officer has been fired six months after fatally shooting a man, and prosecutors continue to review the case. Leavenworth Police Chief Patrick Kitchens said in an email Monday that Officer Matthew Harrington was terminated Friday for violating the department's use of deadly force...
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