A dispute between two men in separate cars was carried out during a short chase Monday afternoon, ending with one of the men being shot and taken to the hospital in critical condition, Wichita police said.
The confluence of Norman Williams’ retirement as police chief, the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., and ongoing criticism of officer-involved shootings in Wichita has created a local outcry for community discussion before a new chief is selected.
A tip led to two warrants being issued this week in the vandalism two years ago of Wichita’s popular troll sculpture. The troll spooks and intrigues people near the Keeper of the Plains landmark in downtown Wichita.
Most states use a “preponderance of evidence” standard in cases of child abuse and neglect. Kansas’ standard to substantiate allegations of abuse and neglect is clear and convincing, a more rigorous and more difficult standard to prove.
The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office has not said whether it plans to re-file the case against 23-year-old Antonio T. Bell, who was accused of second-degree murder in the death of Deandre Freeman Jr. last year.
Trenton Custer, 35, received the term Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of 32-year-old Carl Cooper on Sept. 8. He was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of attempted aggravated battery, court records show.
F. Glenn Miller Jr., also known as Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., appeared briefly in Johnson County District Court, where he is charged with capital murder, first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. District Judge Kelly Ryan set his preliminary hearing for Nov. 12, 13 and 14.