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August 07, 2018 - 4:39 am
A Kansas man who fatally shot an Indian immigrant and wounded another in a suburban Kansas City bar is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday on federal hate crime charges. Adam Purinton of Olathe agreed to a plea deal in May that recommended he be sentenced to life in prison on each of three hate crime...
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August 06, 2018 - 4:00 pm
A teenager has been sentenced to one year and one month in juvenile detention for crashing into a tree and killing one of his friends in suburban Kansas City. The 16-year-old was sentenced in the juvenile division of Johnson County District Court. He pleaded no contest last month to charges of...
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July 26, 2018 - 8:29 pm
A suburban Kansas City woman who sold thousands of counterfeit designer merchandise has been sentenced to a year of probation. So Wun Pak, 64, owner of Sue's Accessories in Mission, was sentenced Thursday. She pleaded no contest in May to counterfeiting merchandise worth from $1,000 to $25,000...
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July 24, 2018 - 7:04 pm
A Topeka man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for driving a getaway car in an armed robbery. A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced Jermaine Tyrell Patton, 30, for participating in a November 2016 robbery at an Oakmark Convenience Store. The U.S. Attorney's General office says when Patton pleaded...
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July 12, 2018 - 8:18 pm
A former sheriff's lieutenant was placed on two years of probation for stealing more than $22,000 in cash from the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office. Gregory Swanson, 49, was sentenced for felony theft Wednesday after pleading guilty in April. He also admitted stealing more than $3,400 in money...
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July 12, 2018 - 5:41 am
A 23-year-old eastern Kansas man who fatally injured his 6-month-old son has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Benny Clark, of Reece, was sentenced last week for second-degree murder and child abuse in the August 2017 death of his son, Cooper. The Emporia Gazette reports Clark pleaded guilty in...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:51 am
Jonathan Hernandez has been sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to battery. The case stems from an incident in February when Hernandez struck the six-year-old son of his girlfriend. The physical contact resulted in redness and swelling on the boy's chest. Hernandez is also...
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July 11, 2018 - 8:35 pm
A Kansas man who fatally injured his 6-month-old son has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Benny Clark, 23, of Reece, was sentenced last week for second-degree murder and child abuse in the August 2017 death of his son, Cooper. The Emporia Gazette reports Clark pleaded guilty in March. He said...
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July 11, 2018 - 6:04 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to 10 years and two months in federal prison for distributing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says Ryan Andrew Rivera, 22, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of distributing child pornography. In his plea, Rivera admitted he contacted...
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July 10, 2018 - 7:10 pm
A Wichita police captain was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct for confronting a teenage referee at a youth basketball game. A judge found Capt. Kevin Mears guilty Tuesday and sentenced him to six months of probation. Mears must also pay $450 in fines. Mears has been on...
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