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July 26, 2019 - 6:17 pm
A former University of Kansas volunteer assistant volleyball coach has admitted stealing underwear from women on the team. Skyler Yee, 24, pleaded no contest Friday to two felony counts of burglary, in exchange for prosecutors dropping 13 other charges. Judge Peggy Kittel found Yee's crimes were...
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July 26, 2019 - 6:13 pm
A former Wellington High School band instructor has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for sexual exploitation of a child. Ben Olson, 30, was sentenced Thursday in Sumner County District Court. He pleaded guilty in March after admitting that he had a nude photo of a girl, 17. Olson apologized in...
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July 22, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced in the stabbing death of his girlfriend after a judge denied his motion to withdraw an earlier guilty plea. Dylan Barber, 26, was sentenced Monday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years for the June 2018 death of MacKenzie Payne, 22, of Emporia...
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July 16, 2019 - 7:10 pm
A Wichita man who exchanged gunfire with police during a chase has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. Elijah Martinez, 22, was sentenced Tuesday to 280 months for intentional second-degree attempted murder and three counts of burglary after the confrontation in December 2017...
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June 26, 2019 - 7:13 pm
A Kansas woman who operated massage parlors in Lawrence and Topeka has been sentenced to three years of federal probation. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that Weiling Nielsen, 54, was sentenced Wednesday for conspiracy. She pleaded guilty in February. She was ordered to pay...
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June 25, 2019 - 8:03 pm
A Kansas man has been ordered to spend nearly forty-nine years in prison in the fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler who died several months after state welfare officials received reports that he was being abused. Lucas Diel, 26, of Wichita was sentenced Tuesday for second-degree murder in the...
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June 21, 2019 - 8:51 pm
Two Mexican nationals have been sentenced for their roles in a conspiracy that distributed more than 30.86 lbs. of heroin in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Federal prosecutors say Julian Felix-Aguirre, 46, was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years and seven months in prison without parole. And Martin...
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June 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm
A Kansas man has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing more than $21,000 from his mother while she was in a nursing home. John Queen, 53, also was ordered to pay back the money. He faces five months in prison if he violates his probation. The thefts occurred in 2015 and 2016 while...
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June 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm
A federal magistrate has spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from illegal poker games. Brandon Steven was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He also forfeited...
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June 17, 2019 - 7:02 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. Tony Lee Foster, 33, was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty in March of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the July 9 fatal shooting of David Payne, 36, of Topeka...
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