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December 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
Sedgwick County district attorney Mark Bennet is speaking up about a recent report by the Kansas ACLU that says that state prosecutors failed to offer nonviolent offenders alternative punishments to jail time. The report accuses Bennett of using alternative punishments, known as "diversions," on...
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December 14, 2017 - 9:54 am
Authorities are investigating the deaths of three people found in the rubble of a burned Kansas City, Kansas, home as homicides. Police announced the homicide investigation Wednesday in a tweet. The early Tuesday fire initially was labeled as suspicious. Firefighters searching the single-story home...
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December 13, 2017 - 2:18 pm
Two Topeka men were indicted Wednesday on charges of robbing a health club where one of them used to work, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Lesley Jamar Terrell, Jr., 33, Topeka, Kan., and George Bernard Phelps, III, 31, Topeka, Kan., are charged with one count of robbery. The indictment alleges that...
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December 13, 2017 - 10:26 am
A man has been charged with dragging an 86-year-old man to death in Kansas City, Kansas, as he tried to stop his pickup truck from being stolen. Thirty-one-year-old Dominic McGee was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and theft in the Nov. 29 death of Frank Davila. Bond is set at $500,000...
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December 09, 2017 - 8:11 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say three people have been found dead following a shooting inside a Houston home. News outlets report that 35-year-old Jeffery Noble has been named as a person of interest in connection with the Friday afternoon slayings. Harris County sheriff's deputies say Noble was...
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December 09, 2017 - 3:34 am
(AP) An attorney for a woman who says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in 1977 says a paid handwriting expert found his signature in her yearbook to be authentic. The woman says she added the time and place in her handwriting when she was a 16-year-old waitress and Moore a 34-year-old prosecutor...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:25 am
Wichita police are investigating an overnight shooting in southeast Wichita that left one man in critical condition. Police say it happened around 2 a.m. in the 2300 block of South Jewett, near Pawnee and George Washington Boulevard. Officers were dispatched to the area in reference to a shooting...
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December 05, 2017 - 2:07 am
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office believes it could save taxpayers $2.4 million annually by turning the Wichita Work Release Facility at Harry and McLean into a jail. Undersheriff Brenda Dietzman says that over the past two years, 200 people have to be sent out of the county per day, at the cost...
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December 02, 2017 - 6:49 pm
Authorities say they have recovered a body they think is a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl from a creek in a neighboring county. Onslow County Sherrif Hans Miller said dive teams found Mariah Woods' body around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement the body...
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December 02, 2017 - 6:33 pm
A man killed early Saturday morning at 1100 N Estelle has been identified as Family Semaj Chambers. Officers found Chambers in critical condition in the street. He was taken to Wesley for treatment but unfortunately he passed away from a gunshot wound to the chest. Two men were located and arrested...
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