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FBI-WPD gang task force targeting ‘the worst of the worst’

Wichita police and the FBI have joined forces to go after the most violent gang members in the city.

After-hours venues where shootings occurred aren’t regulated

For the second time in eight months, someone has been killed in a shooting outside one of the Wichita spots where people gather for parties after bars close.

Defendant sentenced to two life terms in 2013 murders

A Wichita man convicted of taking part in the city’s first two homicides of 2013 was sentenced Friday to two life terms plus 228 years in prison.

Wichita school district safety supervisor charged with multiple child sex crimes

Prosecutors on Thursday charged Wichita school district safety supervisor Alex Robinson with multiple child sex crimes, stemming from a decade-old case reported to Wichita police more than a year ago.

Police still investigating robbery of downtown Wichita bank

Wichita police are continuing to investigate the robbery of a downtown bank Wednesday.

Deputy: Suspect in Ottawa quadruple murders described one killing

Kyle Flack sat stoically through hours of preliminary hearing testimony Tuesday as prosecutors began laying out their case against him in four killings, including the death of an 18-month-old girl, that outraged the Ottawa community last year.

Sedgwick County approves $300,000 settlement in jail beating lawsuit

Sedgwick County will pay $300,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a mentally ill inmate whose beating by a sheriff’s deputy shed light on problems in the jail.

Court paper: Settlement likely in beating of mentally ill Sedgwick County inmate

Lawyers expect a settlement soon in a lawsuit seeking $4.5 million over the 2008 beating of a mentally ill inmate at the Sedgwick County Jail, a court document says.

About 1 in 10 Wichita cab drivers has a felony record

When you get into a Wichita taxicab, you face about a 1-in-10 chance of being driven by someone with a felony criminal record.

Parents of man killed in Old Town police shooting in 2012 file federal lawsuit

The parents of a man fatally shot by Wichita police in Old Town in 2012 have filed a civil lawsuit in federal court, alleging that officers were negligent and excessive in their use of force, and violated the Constitution.

Jury: Oncologist not negligent in treating patient with radiation

Jorge Wong, a radiation oncologist with Central Care Cancer Center, was not negligent when he gave radiation treatments to a patient who may or may not have had cancer, a jury decided Friday.

Man sentenced to Hard 50 for kicking girlfriend to death with steel-toed boots

A Wichita man was sentenced Friday to life without parole for 50 years for kicking his girlfriend to death with steel-toed boots.

Man ordered to stand trial for murder in drug-deal death

A Wichita man whose arrest last year prompted his mother to enter the race for governor was ordered Friday to stand trial for first-degree murder.

Man draws maximum sentence in convenience store murder

Michael Jones had just turned 29, but he was autistic and functioned at about the level of an 11-year-old. His mother said he never met a stranger.

Judge rejects motion for new trial in Chelsea Brooks murder case

A Sedgwick County judge has refused to order a new capital murder trial for a Kansas prison inmate serving a life sentence for the 2006 strangulation of 14-year-old Chelsea Brooks.

Former doctor at Haysville clinic sentenced to 6 years in federal prison

A former Wichita-area physician was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to more than six years in prison on federal firearm and drug charges, authorities said.

Taxi driver in prison for raping passenger was on sex offender registry

A Wichita taxicab driver now in prison for raping a passenger last year shouldn’t have been allowed to operate a taxi in the first place.

Judge says Hard 50 sentence warranted in 2012 murder case

A Sedgwick County judge ruled Monday that a Wichita man should serve a Hard 50 prison sentence for the Sept. 30, 2012, murder of Amber Kostner.

Judge says defense expert can monitor DNA testing in capital murder case

A Sedgwick County judge ruled Friday that defense lawyers will be allowed to send their own expert into a DNA lab to monitor the testing of biological evidence in a capital murder case.

Bench trial to begin Monday in Hard 50 murder case

A Sedgwick County judge will decide this week whether a Wichita man who was convicted of kicking his girlfriend to death should receive a Hard 50 prison sentence.

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