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State Supreme Court to issue ruling Friday on Carr brothers’ appeals

After years of legal wrangling, the Kansas Supreme Court is scheduled to issue its opinion Friday on the appeals of convicted Wichita murderers Jonathan and Reginald Carr.

Antwon Banks to stand trial for murder in death of radio station employee

Antwon D. Banks Sr. was bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of a radio station employee in February.

Two charged in girl’s death waive rights to preliminary hearing (file VIDEOS)

The caretakers of a 3-year-old Wichita girl who was beaten to death last month waived their rights to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and have been bound over for trial on first-degree felony murder charges.

Emprise Bank branch on South Hydraulic robbed

Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank in southeast Wichita Tuesday morning.

AG office: Winfield woman’s Medicaid scam involved Okla. inmate

A Winfield woman’s Medicaid scam fell apart when officials learned that the person she was getting government money to care for was actually in jail in Oklahoma, the Kansas attorney general’s office reported Tuesday.

Man pleads guilty in break-in in which elderly woman was raped

A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to charges of attempted kidnapping, aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary in connection to the break-in of a residence and the rape of a 76-year-old woman last summer.

Survey aims to help Sedgwick County voters judge the judges

For 12 years, Wichita city assistant attorney and judicial candidate Mike Hoelscher has practiced law in Sedgwick County. He says he has tried to treat everyone with courtesy and respect, “even when our positions were adverse to each other.”

In Need of Care: Trial for parents accused of beating adopted daughter continued to October

A judge granted a 60-day continuance Friday for parents accused of beating their adopted daughter, keeping her in a windowless room in the basement and chaining her at times to a bed.

Witness: Valley Center-area couple killed for ‘will money’ and ‘hatred’ (file VIDEOS)

Anthony Bluml resented his adoptive parents for kicking him out of their house for smoking marijuana, just after he graduated from Valley Center High School. He had to work two jobs to scrape by, while the Blumls gave his younger brother Chris “anything he wanted.”

Police warn of recall scam with man showing up to pick up vehicles

Wichita police are warning residents and business owners of a scam in which someone claims to be retrieving vehicles that have been recalled for safety reasons.

Preliminary hearing for suspect in radio station slaying continued

The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a radio station employee has been continued to July 23.

Sedgwick County inmate released by mistake is found at Kanopolis Lake

An inmate who was mistakenly released from the Sedgwick County Jail last week is back in custody, authorities announced Tuesday.

Girl going to N.C. to live with great-uncle in DCF custody case

This week, a 2 1/2-year-old girl is scheduled to leave Wichita to live with her older sisters in North Carolina.

Judges win final say on placements of unfit parents’ children

In a major ruling Friday, the state Supreme Court decided that local district judges will have final say on who gets the children after parents are judged unfit.

Man charged with murder in death involving stolen truck

A 34-year-old man was charged Thursday with first-degree felony murder in connection with the death of another man Saturday in an incident involving a stolen truck.

Wichita father sentenced to prison for abuse of infant son

A Wichita father who pleaded guilty to abusing and battering his infant son in January will spend nearly 3 1/2 years in prison for the crimes.

Man, 25, sentenced to over 13 years for role in fatal shootout outside Wichita restaurant

A Sedgwick County judge on Tuesday sentenced a 25-year-old Wichita man to more than 13 years in prison for his role in a fatal shootout between rival gangs outside a south Wichita restaurant in 2011.

Panel recommends public censure of Judge Timothy Henderson

A state panel has recommended to the Kansas Supreme Court that Sedgwick County Judge Timothy Henderson be disciplined by public censure for violating rules of judicial conduct.

Police arrest man in rape of jogger at east-side park

Police have arrested a man linked to the rape of a jogger at an east Wichita park last month.

Wichita group hopes to force vote to decriminalize marijuana

A determined group of Wichita marijuana advocates is hoping that by the next Fourth of July weekend, you’ll be able to light up more than fireworks.

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