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Jury selection begins in meth murder Hard 50 case

Jury selection began Monday in the Hard 50 murder trial of one of three men charged with injecting a Wichita man with a lethal dose of meth and dumping his body in a field near K-96 and Hillside.

Jury to begin deliberating in Wichita State gun possession trial

A six-member jury will begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial of a former Wichita State University student charged with illegally carrying a firearm in the lobby of the Wheatshocker Apartments.

Defendant asks for preliminary hearing after robbery charge is changed to murder

A defendant who waived his right to a preliminary hearing on aggravated robbery charges last year has asked to withdraw that waiver after one of the charges was upped to first-degree murder.

Wichita man, 60, charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A 60-year-old Wichita man is facing charges of possession of child pornography.

File details sex charges against former Sedgwick County Jail deputy

A Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy who resigned earlier this year has been charged with multiple counts of unlawful sexual relations involving two inmates while he worked in the jail, Sheriff Jeff Easter said Friday.

Kansas Supreme Court: Alcohol smell alone not enough for police to search vehicle

The smell of alcohol alone is not enough evidence for police to search your vehicle, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Ex-KBI official pleads to sex charge involving child

A former Kansas Bureau of Investigation deputy director pleaded guilty Thursday to sexual exploitation of a child after a pornographic image was found in an e-mail and traced to his account.

Sentencing postponed for Butler County woman who pleaded guilty in man’s death

Sentencing has been delayed for a rural Butler County woman who pleaded guilty to killing a man whose decomposing body was found in her backyard last October.

Wichita substitute teacher pleads guilty to lesser sex charges

A Wichita substitute teacher jailed in September on suspicion of child sex crimes involving a 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty this week to lesser charges.

Man charged with 3 counts of attempted first-degree murder in shooting of wife, sons

Prosecutors on Thursday charged a 38-year-old man with trying to kill his wife and two young sons at the family’s west Wichita home earlier this week.

Human-trafficking, sex charges refiled against Wichita man

A Wichita man is again facing human trafficking and sexual exploitation of a child charges after prosecutors refiled a case against him last week in Sedgwick County District Court.

Woman draws maximum sentence for role in 2013 shooting of deputy

A woman who pleaded no contest to attempted murder of a law enforcement officer was sentenced Wednesday to more than 20 years in prison.

Police arrest husband in triple shooting in west Wichita

Last summer, Jim and Irene Steele said, there was “a lot of carrying on” next door.

Wichita school safety official also facing child sex charges in Colorado

A Wichita school safety official and former police sergeant who is charged with multiple child sex crimes in Sedgwick County also is facing child sex charges in Colorado.

Woman pleads no contest before murder trial in death of Jordan Turner

The woman that prosecutors say was behind the 2013 murder of former Wichita South High School football player Jordan Turner pleaded no contest Monday to a charge of felony first-degree murder.

1992 murders at bridal shop unsolved but not forgotten by women’s families

Bob Trendel keeps a scrapbook of newspaper and magazine articles that chronicle the crimes of his daughter’s murderer, the so-called I-70 serial killer.

One-fourth of killings in Sedgwick County since 1989 happened in 7 census tracts

Since 1989 five people have been shot to death at the southwest corner of 13th and Hillside.

Man taken to hospital after being beaten by group

A walk home for a 35-year-old man ended with a trip to the hospital Thursday night after he was badly beaten by a group of men who wanted his backpack, police said.

Two Wichita men charged with human trafficking

Two Wichita men arrested earlier this week on suspicion of recruiting teen girls into the sex trade were charged Thursday in Sedgwick County District Court with multiple counts of human trafficking.

Kansas, Arizona prevail in voter citizenship suit

A judge in Wichita has ordered a federal commission to enforce Kansas and Arizona laws requiring documents such as a birth certificate proving citizenship for new voters.

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