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Dreamstime
November 19, 2017 - 9:59 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to victims' families. The Kansas City Star reports...
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Ted Woodward
November 14, 2017 - 10:44 am
Police are investigating a murder case in the northwest part of Wichita, near 21st Street North & 119th West. Police Lt. Todd Ojile says late Monday night, some property belonging to a woman was found in Andover. Wichita police went to the woman's house in the 2200 block of N. Parkridge, but...
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Ted Woodward
November 01, 2017 - 10:34 am
After 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to the report of what was being called an "active-shooter situation" in the northeast part Wichita at Goodwill Industries of Kansas, in the 3300 block of N. Webb Road. Police officer Charley Davidson says somebody found some bullets or shell casings in...
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Steve Boyer
September 22, 2017 - 3:10 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Police have not released any names of an early morning shooting in Wichita. Officers were called to a disturbance at a residence in the 4500 block of East Bayley about 1:00 Friday morning. When they arrived, they found a 37 year-old man had been shot in the back. Officer Charley...
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Dreamstime
September 19, 2017 - 10:31 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas City cellphone store employee was killed when he rushed to the aid of a co-worker. Kansas City Police Sgt. Kari Thompson says the victim was leaving a Boost Mobile store after his shift ended Monday afternoon when he noticed that his female co-worker...
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Dreamstime
September 11, 2017 - 8:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say DNA results have positively identified the Kansas boy discovered earlier this month encased in concrete. Wichita police said in a news release Monday that the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center determined that the remains are those of Evan C. Brewer, 3, grandson...
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Dreamstime
September 02, 2017 - 12:00 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former police officer who worked for two decades in law enforcement in Kansas did so despite a 1995 conviction for domestic violence that should have disqualified him from wearing a badge. State law prohibits a person with a domestic violence conviction from working in law...
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KNSS
August 08, 2017 - 8:20 am
CLINTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities searching for a suspect in the killing of a western Missouri police officer believe he is still in the area where the shooting occurred. State, county and city law enforcement officers are searching for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, who is charged with first-degree...
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Dreamstime
August 03, 2017 - 10:16 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Air Force veteran who lately has served as the assistant police chief in Louisville, Kentucky, is the new police chief in Lawrence, Kansas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Gregory Burns Jr. has been hired as the first black chief in the city this is home to the...
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Dreamstime
July 29, 2017 - 5:04 am
Law enforcement agencies around Kansas are using a new tool in their increasingly difficult challenge of recruiting new officers: the video camera. In recent weeks and months, many law enforcement agencies in Kansas have rolled out advertisements or longer videos targeting potential recruits. The...
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