Trial

April 24, 2018 - 10:21 pm
A number of witnesses have testified in the trial of a man accused of shooting a Wichita restaurant owner, including the owner himself. Reginald Kane is charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, assault, and battery. Ruben Acosta took the stand on Tuesday to tell his story of...
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Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office via AP
April 17, 2018 - 8:29 am
In Wichita, attorneys are set to make their closing arguments to jurors deciding the fate of three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in Kansas. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass...
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Dreamstime
March 25, 2018 - 8:31 pm
Testimony begins Monday in the trial of three militia members accused of targeting Somali immigrants in western Kansas. Gavin Wright, Patrick Stein and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction to detonate bombs at a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in...
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March 20, 2018 - 4:59 am
A trial begins this week for three members of a militia group accused of conspiring to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in Garden City. Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen are charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:34 pm
Jurors who will decide the fate of three militia members accused of conspiring to bomb an apartment complex housing Somalis in Kansas will not hear evidence about alleged child pornography found during searches. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren excluded the images found on a computer and drives...
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March 16, 2018 - 7:30 pm
A change-of-plea hearing has been set for a former official of a company that abandoned tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant in Louisiana. Lionel Koons was inventory control manager for Explo Systems when it went bankrupt in 2013, leaving 7,800 tons of M6 propellant on land leased...
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Dreamstime
March 08, 2018 - 8:20 pm
Testimony in the third day of trial that could determine if thousands of Kansans will be allowed to vote centered on a list of questionable voter registrations in one county and discussion of the state's voting regulations. The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a 2013 law that requires...
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Dreamstime
March 07, 2018 - 6:59 pm
The former co-president of The League of Women Voters of Kansas says a state law requiring prospective voters to prove they are U.S. citizens devastated the organization's registration efforts. Margaret Ahrens of Topeka testified Wednesday in the second day of a lawsuit over whether Kansas...
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Dreamstime
March 06, 2018 - 8:18 pm
A man charged with killing an Indian national and wounding another in a shooting last year at a suburban Kansas City bar has pleaded guilty to premeditated first-degree murder. Adam Purinton also pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of attempted premeditated murder. Witnesses said Purinton, who is...
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Dreamstime
March 06, 2018 - 7:56 pm
Charles Stricker says he thought he was registered to vote until he showed up to the polls in 2014. Stricker testified Tuesday in federal court in a Kansas challenging a Kansas law that requires proof of citizenship to register to vote. He told the court he felt confused and embarrassed as he...
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