Law

Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
A man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man has been returned to Kansas. Sedgwick County jail records show 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into the jail Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and...
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January 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm
A Kansas woman who embezzled more than $200,000 from her Sedgwick County employer was sentenced to five years of probation and must make restitution. The Sedgwick County district attorney said 36-year-old Misty Leiker, of Maize, was sentenced Wednesday for embezzling from ERI Solutions in Colwich...
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January 09, 2018 - 2:18 pm
A Wichita woman convicted of two dozen counts of forgery and one count of possession of methamphetamine has been sentenced in District Court to more than four year in prison. 47-year-old Stacey Hill was sentenced by Judge Terry Pullman on six separate cases. Most of the forgeries stemmed from...
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January 07, 2018 - 6:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Attorney General Derek Schmidt and two county prosecutors are asking the Kansas Legislature to strengthen the state's law against abusing the elderly. Schmidt, Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe and Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett say they want lawmakers...
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January 07, 2018 - 6:08 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - A Missouri man suspected of dozens of burglaries has pleaded no contest to one of the burglaries in Lyon County. Joseph Paul Jones Jr., of Springfield, Missouri, had faced 40 counts in Lyon County related to a series of break-ins in 2014. In return for his plea and an agreement...
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January 07, 2018 - 4:46 am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who reportedly believed "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak instructed him to kill his elderly mother has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. The Akron Beacon Journal reports a judge made the ruling Thursday in the murder case against 48-year-old Derrick...
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January 07, 2018 - 12:38 am
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Efren Mascarenas, Jr., the man wanted in connection with a double murder in Graham County, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Family members have identified Efren Mascarenas, Sr. and Christin Cantrell as the victims found dead at a home in the 2700...
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January 07, 2018 - 12:19 am
The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office is searching for Harvey Burris, a man in connection with a stabbing. The stabbing happened on Friday morning in the town of Madison. One person was transported to an Emporia hospital for treatment. After further investigation, deputies say that a search warrant...
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January 06, 2018 - 5:38 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a homicide suspect shot by police in Missouri after he led them on a high-speed chase with murder, kidnapping and other counts. The Kansas City Star reports that 28-year-old Jeremy Comstock was charged Friday in Wyandotte County, Kansas, with first-...
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January 06, 2018 - 9:28 am
President Donald Trump has resubmitted the nomination of Holly Lou Teeter of Lenexa to be a federal district judge for the District of Kansas. Teeter, who is currently an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri, was among 21 judicial nominations the White House resubmitted...
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