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Judge to rule on man’s supervision for life in child sex crime

A Butler County judge on Monday is expected to decide whether a former Augusta police officer convicted of a sex crime involving a 14-year-old girl will be subject to lifetime post-release supervision.

Multiple-defendant homicide cases on the rise in Sedgwick County

Vat Khamvongsa, 24, said he was tagging along with a childhood friend on Aug. 4, 2012, when he found himself among a group of Asian Boy gang members. They forced their way into a home at 830 S. Erie, and one of them cut Pheng Xiong’s throat. Khamvongsa was charged with first-degree murder.

Registered sex offender given 2 life sentences for attack on girl, 14, in Wichita

A Wichita man who was a registered sex offender at the time he committed sexual crimes against a 14-year-old girl was given two life sentences Friday.

Police: Woman head-butts officer, damages patrol car on South Meridian

A 35-year-old woman head-butted a police officer as he tried to arrest her and then damaged his patrol car, according to a Wichita police report.

Manhunt is detailed as Grandview man is charged in area highway shootings

Like pieces of a puzzle, Kansas City police used tips about an erratic driver, a fingerprint from a plastic bag of shell casings and a bullet from a house that was shot last year to link Mohammed Whitaker, 27, to a series of recent highway shootings. Jackson County prosecutors announced 18 felony charges against Whitaker involving nine separate shootings. Whitaker remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $1 million cash-only bond.

Woman arrested; shots fired at house with 3-year-old inside

A woman has been arrested in a case that involves shots being fired at a house where five people were inside.

Kansas Air Guardsman waives hearing on federal sex charge in Texas

A Kansas Air National Guardsman from Goddard has waived his detention hearing that was set for Friday on a federal sex charge in Texas.

Wichita man gets maximum sentence in attempt to molest girl

A Wichita man who pleaded no contest in January to furnishing alcohol to a 13-year-old girl and trying to sexually molest her was sentenced Thursday to 4 1/2 years in prison.

Man deemed insane in 1987 fitness center shootings may move from hospital to care home

More than 2 1/2 decades after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a deadly shooting rampage at a Wichita fitness center, Gary A. Cox remains mentally ill but is stable enough to be moved from a state hospital to a residential care home near Fredonia, a judge ruled Thursday.

Crime Stoppers pays $2,500 reward for tip in homicide at Steckline offices

Crime Stoppers has paid a $2,500 reward for the tip that led to an arrest in the murder of Daniel Flores in February.

Suspect in Overland Park shootings faces two types of murder charges

Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., who is better known as F. Glenn Miller Jr., is charged with capital murder and with first-degree murder. A capital murder conviction carries a life sentence without parole unless prosecutors seek the death penalty. A first-degree murder conviction carries a life sentence with no parole possible for at least 25 years.

Convicted sexual predator pleads guilty to sending sexually explicit video to girl

A man committed to a sexual predator unit at Larned State Hospital pleaded guilty Monday to sending a sexually explicit video of himself to a 13-year-old girl.

Final of five defendants in 2011 murder pleads guilty

The last of five defendants charged with taking part in a 2011 deadly robbery in Oaklawn has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree murder.

Man, 46, faces charges in rape of young girl

A 46-year-old man has been charged with sexually abusing a girl multiple times when she was 8 and 9 years old.

Lawsuit argues pizza driver, his employer were negligent in doctor’s death

The wife and daughter of a well-known Wichita pediatrician struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while out for a late-night jog two years ago has sued the driver – who was reportedly delivering pizza at the time of the incident – and the delivery man’s employer.

Jerone Brown sentenced to two life terms in 2013 homicides

A Wichita man convicted of taking part in the city’s first two homicides of 2013 was sentenced Friday to two life terms plus 19 years in prison.

Derby man pleads guilty to murder, attempted murder

A Derby man pleaded guilty Friday to murder and attempted murder in a case that involved him strangling his live-in girlfriend and cutting and trying to strangle her 15-year-old son on Sept. 1.

Kansas Supreme Court sets aside Hard 50 sentence in Wichita homicide

The Kansas Supreme Court reversed the Hard 50 murder sentence of a Wichita man on Friday but refused to rule whether changes legislators made to the law last year can be applied.

Former clerk at Twin Lakes license center charged with theft, misuse of funds

A former clerk of Wichita’s Twin Lakes driver licensing office is facing criminal charges of theft and misuse of public funds.

Sedgwick County juvenile court judge denies allegations in complaint

The presiding juvenile court judge in Sedgwick County is facing formal complaints that he harassed female prosecutors or staff members, e-mailed biased comments about a lawyer and asked a Wichita school board member to intervene for his wife about a job.

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