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Sex offender sweep turns up 11 violators

A verification sweep of 141 registered sex offenders in the Wichita area last week turned up 11 who were not in compliance with state registration laws, the Sedgwick County sheriff's office reported.

The 11 had either moved and not reported their new addresses, or they never lived at the address listed on the registry. Each could face felony charges of failing to comply with registered offender laws.

Offenders are required to register with their local sheriff's office every four months, providing their addresses, places of employment and descriptions of the vehicles they drive.

—Hurst Laviana

Pedestrian injured in accident near Keeper

Police are investigating a vehicle-pedestrian accident that sent a man to a Wichita hospital in critical condition Saturday night.

Emergency dispatchers said the accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the 900 block of West Central, which is near the Keeper of the Plains.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was being treated at Via Christi-St. Francis.

—Hurst Laviana

Tot dies after drinking unknown liquid

A 4-year-old girl in the 1500 block of south Dodge Avenue has died after she drank an unknown liquid in a plastic container around 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to Wichita police Sgt. John Hoofer.

She was rushed to the hospital, but later died.

—Dan Voorhis

No injuries reported from drive-by shooting

A resident in the 3400 block of north Jeanette reported that at 12:40 a.m. Saturday a small silver 4-door car drove by her home and three shots were fired, hitting a vehicle parked out front.

There are no injuries and no suspects.

—Eagle staff

KU police in search of suspect in false report

LAWRENCE — Authorities are searching for a man suspected of falsely reporting he had seen a gunman fleeing a University of Kansas dorm.

The report prompted police to search the 10-story McCollum Hall on Friday.

The university said Saturday in a news release that it all started after the man and his girlfriend got into a fight. A neighbor went to housing staff after allegedly hearing the man yelling, "Where's my gun?"

The woman involved in the fight is accused of falsely reporting that an armed man had attacked her in her room. The release said her boyfriend allegedly told police he intervened to protect the woman.

The couple also is accused of making up a description of a man whom they said was armed.

—Associated Press

Victim's son disrupts bar fight sentencing

TOPEKA — A disturbance broke out Friday as a Topeka woman was sentenced to four years in prison in the death of one woman and the wounding of another during a fight in a bar parking lot.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tonya Michelle Sullivan was convicted earlier in the month of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that during the hearing, the dead woman's son, Donald D. Thomas, yelled a profanity at Sullivan and had to be restrained. He was handcuffed, arrested and taken to jail.

—Associated Press

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