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Thieves target SE Wichita church

Christ Community United Methodist Church on south Webb said the burglars got away with two air conditioning units, and a third was tampered with.

Baby in protective custody after suspected abuse

A Wichita boy is in protective custody after doctors find evidence of abuse.


Lawrence woman pleads guilty to embezzlement

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence woman faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzling between $750,000 and $1 million from her employer.

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Man enters plea in Westar copper theft

The second of three Oklahoma residents charged with trying to steal copper wire from a Westar substation pled guilty in Sedgwick County District Court.  Dusty Drake, 33 of Oklahoma City, was scheduled to begin a jury trial Monday but pled to felony attempted burglary instead. He will be sentenced November 4 by District Judge Ben Burgess. Last July, Judge Burgess sentenced a co-defendant Timothy…

Alton Alexander Nolen, Oklahoma beheading suspect

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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities have charged an Oklahoma man with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker.
Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn announced the charges Tuesday against 30-year-old Alton Nolen. The attack killed 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, and 43-year-old Traci Johnson was repeatedly stabbed. Johnson survived the attack.
Nolen had been fired…

Mom tries to run over bf

Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Tues. Sept. 30

Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department.  Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets. 

Garden City employee arrested for child sex crimes

The crimes occurred over an eight year period, police said.

TAP uses federal grant money to fund homeless veteran program


Man pleads guilty to railroad union embezzlement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The former secretary-treasurer of a railroad union in Kansas has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the group.


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