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Kansas priest charged with possessing child pornography

A Kansas priest has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography. 

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Court upholds death sentence in case that prompted Kansas Amber Alert

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old girl in Springfield. 

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Man charged with sexually abusing girl at his mom's day care

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Prosecutors filed statutory sodomy charges this week against 18-year-old Joseph Hammerly and charges of child endangerment and failure to report against his mother, 47-year-old Emily Hammerly.

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Boyfriend arrested after mother of 4 dies in Wichita shooting Video included

Wichita police spokesperson Charley Davidson said 29-year-old Victor Castro was booked Wednesday morning for second-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm.

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'See Something, Say Something': Police encourage community to come forward with information Video included

After years of violent crime in Wichita, community members are saying enough is enough. 

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Man arrested for DUI after crashing SUV into apartment, Wichita police say

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other charges after Wichita police say he crashed his SUV into an apartment. 

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Police assisting FBI with investigation in several Wichita locations Video included

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says Wichita police are assisting agents with an investigation spanning several locations in the city. 

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Kansas superintendent says he didn't know nurse in sex case was fired before

De Soto, Kansas, Superintendent Frank Harwood said Tuesday that Richard Finazzo wouldn't have been hired if the district "had any idea" of the suspicions. 

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Police investigate bank robbery in south Wichita

The robbery happened at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Southwest National Bank at 3101 South Seneca.

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Man receives felony charges in Pawnee County domestic violence case involving child

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A man has been arrested on felony charges in connection to a domestic violence case in Pawnee County. The incident happened on the morning of July 8th. Authorities responded to 

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Hays sexual assault suspect found dead, police say

Hays police say the suspect in a burglary and sexual assault over the weekend has been found dead. 

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Woman sentenced to 9 years for DWI crash that killed daughter

A 32-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed her 5-year-old daughter.

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Police investigate woman's death in northeast Wichita Video included

Police are investigating the death of a 72-year-old woman in northeast Wichita.

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Wichita man gets 23 years for burglary, attempted murder of police

A Wichita man who fired at officers and was wounded during a police chase in late 2017 has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison.

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Kansas City man convicted of abusing, killing daughter

A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing his 18-year-old daughter. 

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Officer goes above and beyond to help 76-year-old woman Video included

A Wichita Police Officer has gone above and beyond to help a 76-year-old woman pay for her bills.

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Man charged with raping child in Valley Center

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Steven Walters made his first court appearance on Monday where he was charged with three counts of rape of a child under the age of 14 and aggravated criminal sodomy.

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Man enters plea in killing of confidential drug informant

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Authorities say a Kansas man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit first degree murder in the killing of a confidential drug informant whose body was found by deer hunters.

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Wichita police wound man while responding to domestic disturbance Video included

Wichita police say a 26-year-old man is recovering after being shot by an officer responding to an emergency call from the man's mother.

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Kansas woman admits crashing car into Cabela's to steal guns

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A 27-year-old woman has admitted that she and a co-defendant intentionally drove a car into a Cabela's store in Kansas in order to steal guns.

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Police: Driver who fled DUI checkpoint in Old Town crashes during chase

Police spokesperson Kevin Wheeler said 19-year-old Michael Tejeda was booked for two counts of aggravated battery, possession of marijuana, and flee and elude. 

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Officer rear-ends fleeing bicyclist in south Wichita

The Kansas Highway Patrol says an officer attempted to stop 23-year-old Derek Johnson who was a possible suspect in a domestic violence case.

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Off-Duty Wichita police officer arrested for DUI

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On Friday evening, the Mulvane Police Department arrested an off-duty Wichita Police officer for a DUI. 

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Police arrest 2 men for separate child rapes in Arkansas City

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Police in Arkansas City say they've arrested two men for the alleged rapes of children.

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Woman in Missouri bullying case pleads to misdemeanor

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A former rural Missouri Dairy Queen manager accused of bullying a 17-year-old employee who eventually killed himself has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and won't go to prison.

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Kansas man arrested for kidnapping, child sex crimes

Authorities have arrested a 52-year-old Kansas man for child sex crimes and kidnapping. 

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Man arrested for deadly drive-by shooting in northeast Wichita

Wichita police say a suspect wanted in connection to the drive-by shooting death of a 23-year-old man earlier this year is in custody.

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Wichita police to conduct sobriety checkpoint this weekend

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Officers with the Wichita Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the city this weekend. 

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Police find 75 pounds of meth during traffic stop on I-70

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Police in northeast Kansas say they have arrested one person after officers found 75 pounds of meth during a traffic stop. 

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Burglars posing as tree trimmers steal from Wichita woman Video included

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Wichita police are warning residents to be on guard after two people posing at city tree trimmers stole from a homeowner.

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Crime Stoppers: Stolen truck crashes into, damages Wichita business Video included

A man in a stolen truck takes Kansas Highway Patrol troopers on a wild, high speed chase, and it's all caught on camera.

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2 bound over for trial in deadly Wichita shooting

Two people charged in the shooting death of a man in the parking lot of a Wichita health club will be heading to trial.

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Police: Kansas man busted with 6 pounds of meth had his 3 kids in his car

Authorities say a 43-year-old Kansas man had three children in his car with him when he was caught with six pounds of meth over the weekend. 

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Police: Woman shot at Kansas City, Kansas, deli has died

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The shooting Wednesday at the Edwards Original Corner Market & Deli also killed market owner Dennis Edwards.

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Class unlocks entrepreneurial thinking Video included

A class is inspiring entrepreneurial thinking inside the El Dorado Correctional Facility.

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Man killed in hit-and-run crash on Kansas highway

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Authorities say a man has been killed in a hit-and-run crash on a Kansas highway. 

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Bounty hunters track down woman accused of dragging, running over Sedgwick Co Deputy Video included

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A woman wanted for allegedly running over a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy’s foot last month now could spend almost 24 years in prison and owe up to a $300,000 fine. 

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Suspect charged in Hutch police standoff

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The main suspect in a Hutchinson police standoff last month has been released from the hospital and charged by the state. 

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Reality TV show played role in Texas cold case murder arrest

A Texas sheriff says a reality-based detective show played a role in the recent arrest of an 84-year-old woman in the 1984 shooting death of her husband.    

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Woman who dragged deputy during traffic stop taken into custody Video included

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says a woman who's accused of dragging a deputy during a traffic stop has been taken into custody.

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Kansas man arrested after 145 pot plants found in his home

Authorities have arrested a 60-year-old Kansas man after they found dozens of marijuana plants in his home.  

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Man charged with attempting to rape child in Kansas

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Police have arrested a 45-year-old man after they say he broke into a northeast Kansas home and tried to rape a child. 

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Another suspect pleads guilty in Kansas carnival vendors' deaths

Another suspect charged in the deaths of a couple who disappeared from a Kansas county fair has pleaded guilty. 

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Authorities arrest suspect for child rape in Valley Center Video included

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Jail records show Steven Thomas Walters was booked early Saturday morning for aggravated indecent liberties with a child and rape of a child under the age of 14. 

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Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

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Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors took another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him in an indictment unsealed Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14.

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Detective raises awareness of PTSD after being shot Video included

A Wichita Police detective is raising awareness of post traumatic stress disorder 11 years from his traumatic experience.

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4 hurt in east Wichita shooting

Investigators are trying to piece together clues as to what led up to a shooting early Sunday in east Wichita. 

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Ex-Kansas juvenile corrections head pleads in battery case

The former top administrator of Kansas' juvenile correctional facility accused of grabbing and shoving a female worker has pleaded no-contest to a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. 

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Father creates free teen defensive driving program Video included

The national free teen defensive driving program is coming to Wichita at the end of the month. 

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Wichita police arrest teen for carjacking at Towne East, gas station robbery

Wichita police have arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly carjacking an 82-year-old man at Towne East Square and holding up a convenience store the next morning.

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Kansas child rape suspect arrested in New Mexico

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Authorities say a 44-year-old man wanted in Kansas for the alleged rape of a child has been arrested in New Mexico. 

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Inmate who killed Goddard teacher to stand trial for attempted rape of prison officer

A Kansas prison inmate serving 50 years for the brutal murder of a Goddard woman has been ordered to stand trial for the attempted rape of a female correctional officer.  

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Key witness in Kansas man's dismemberment killing found dead

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Authorities suspect foul play in the death of a man who was assaulted and shot at less than two months ago at a suburban Kansas City home where a man's dismembered remains were found. 

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Manhunt in Missouri for Oklahoma pair after child found dead

A manhunt is underway in Missouri for an Oklahoma couple wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition. 

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Former Kansas school worker accused of stealing $12,500 from district

Court records say a former suburban Kansas City school district employee fraudulently used the district's credit card to make community college payments for her child and to buy clothes, food and gas. 

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Grandmother accused of leaving autistic teen at Kansas rest stop arrested again

An Oklahoma woman accused of leaving her autistic grandson at a Kansas rest stop has been arrested again on several warrants. 

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Kansas man gets 29 years in prison for child sex crimes

Kevin Ray Jeter, of Anthony, was sentenced Monday. He was originally charged with multiple counts but pleaded guilty in May 2018 to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. 

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Kansas man gets 27 months for cyber attacks on internet provider

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Prosecutors say a 35-year-old man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for a series of attacks on a Kansas internet service provider. 

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Deputies find $1 million worth of cocaine, heroin during I-70 traffic stop

A woman has been arrested in Kansas after deputies found approximately $1 million worth of cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop on Interstate 70.

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Man arrested for murder, kidnapping of missing Utah college student

New records detail a previous rape allegation made by a former co-worker against a man now accused of killing a Utah college student.

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Family of Kansas murder victims settles lawsuit with killer

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Douglas County court records show the case against Danny W. Queen was dismissed after an undisclosed settlement was reached.

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Family demands end to gun violence year after husband, father killed Video included

Vanessa Ayala stands next to photos of her husband, Anthony Martinez, killed a year ago Sunday in a shooting.   She's at a vigil in honor of him and other victims of gun violence on June 30, 2019. Vanessa Ayala stands next to photos of her husband, Anthony Martinez, killed a year ago Sunday in a shooting. She's at a vigil in honor of him and other victims of gun violence on June 30, 2019.

"He always put everybody else first.  So we want to bring light to those other people that were lost, not just him," said Vanessa Ayala, whose husband Anthony Martinez died in a shooting last year. 

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Doctor sentenced in "ski rage" attack on 12-year-old

A doctor convicted of attacking a 12-year-old boy in a "ski rage" incident at a northern New Jersey resort must spend the next three Valentine's Days in jail.  

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ICE detainees to be held within minutes of Kansas state line Video included

“Well, immigration probably needs all the help it can get,” said Dee Bannister, who lives in Newkirk, Oklahoma, where the wave of asylum seekers trying to get into the county has led to changes at the Kay County jail, just 15 minutes from the Kansas stateline.

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Firefighters will continue inspecting fireworks tents Video included

The Wichita Fire Department will continue to inspect the 30 fireworks stands in Wichita.

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Man wanted for Arkansas double murder could be in Wichita

A man wanted for the murder of an Arkansas woman and her child could be in the Wichita area.   

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Missing pregnant 19-year-old found dead, baby cut from her womb

A 19-year-old pregnant woman who vanished last month was found dead in a Chicago home, authorities said. Police said they believe she was killed and her unborn baby was forcibly removed. 

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Video shows moment elderly man is pushed off bus before his death

A 25-year-old woman is behind bars after an elderly man died after being pushed out of a bus. Cadesha Bishop faces a charge of open murder on an elderly, vulnerable person. 

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Multi-state child pornography sting leads to 82 arrests, 17 rescues

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A roundup operation targeting child pornography suspects resulted in 82 arrests across eight states. 

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Woman sentenced to die for starving her 10-year-old stepdaughter to death

A woman has been sentenced to die by lethal injection for starving her stepdaughter to death in an Atlanta suburb in 2013.

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More than 500,000 bees killed by vandals in Texas

More than half a million bees were killed during a weekend break-in at a pasture in south Texas. 

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2 children bitten multiple times at different day care facilities in Arizona

In unrelated yet disturbingly similar incidents, two toddlers were apparently bitten multiple times at Arizona day care facilities. 

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Police: Dad shot 2-year-old son in the face with shotgun during fight with boy's mom

Prosecutors say a man intentionally shot and wounded his 2-year-old son in the face during a fight with the boy’s mother in southern Michigan.

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A 71-year-old man has been arrested on 100 counts of rape

A 71-year-old central Louisiana man has been arrested on 100 preliminary counts of first-degree rape, accused of criminal sexual conduct with minors decades ago, authorities said.

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Police: 23-year-old disabled Oklahoma man hospitalized weighing 30 pounds

An investigation has been launched into the caretakers of a 23-year-old disabled man who checked into the hospital weighing 30 pounds. 

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Police seize 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Southern California ahead of Fourth of July

Just a week before the Fourth of July, police in Southern California busted an illegal dealerwith 2 1/2 tons of fireworks. 

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