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Ted Woodward
December 27, 2019 - 3:23 pm
41-year-old Melinda Sprague of Wichita did not show up for work on Christmas Eve. That afternoon, a co-worker contacted police, and a missing-person report was made. Police located the victim's car Thursday behind a business west of Harry & Hydraulic; the victim's body was in the car, and she...
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Ted Woodward
November 19, 2019 - 1:34 pm
A Wichita man on parole for the rape of a juvenile 16 years ago has been arrested -- charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in E. Wichita early Monday evening, east of 2nd & Grove. The girl had walked to a grocery store at Douglas & Hillside, where she was initially approached by the...
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Ted Woodward
September 30, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Wichita's latest homicide was a gang-involved shooting outside a bar in the south part of town. The vicitm has been identified as Damario Cooks, who died on his 29th birthday. Earlier this year Cooks was released on parole after serving more than a decade in prison for murder. Cooks was shot after...
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Ted Woodward
October 17, 2018 - 12:16 pm
Wichita police investigators believe 38-year-old Willie Smith was out of prison for less than a week when he went on a crime spree, robbing three businesses in 36 hours; now, he's back in custody. On Tuesday, the Violent Crimes Task Force began trying to find the parolee; police Capt. Brent Allred...
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Ted Woodward
August 21, 2018 - 1:40 pm
An allegation of child sex crimes in Wichita leads to an arrest. A man reported to police that his eight-year-old daughter had possibly been sexually assaulted on multiple occasions during the past couple of years by a male babysitter. The suspect, a 56-year-old man, was arrested early Monday...
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