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Wichita man sentenced to life for murder

Dennis Haynes, 20 of Wichita, was sentenced to life this morning by District Judge Warren Wilbert for the murder of Ronald Betts. Mr. Betts, 34 of Wichita, was shot to death during a drug transaction in a house at 446 N. Emporia in Wichita on April 18,

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Hutch correctional officer stabbed

The officer, identified as Tim Russell, received multiple stab wounds in the Hutchinson Central Unit, C Cellhouse.

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Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Thu. Sept. 18

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. 

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Woman pleads guilty to scamming adoptive parents

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman who pretended to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere has reached a deal with prosecutors for a 33-month prison sentence.

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Report near on fatal law enforcement shooting

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas prosecutor is preparing to report on the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man by a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop.

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$2,000 in Items stolen in garage burglary

A burglar made off with toys, tools and ammunition from a garage in S. Wichita.

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Feds seek forfeiture of business jet in pot bust

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of a business jet after the pilot was arrested in July at a Kansas airport and accused of possessing more than 50 kilograms of marijuana with the intent to sell it.

Ex-bondsman convicted of forcing women to have sex

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - An ex-Kansas bail bondsman has been convicted of six counts for coercing women he bailed out of jail to have sex with him.
    
A Reno County jury on Tuesday convicted 66-year-old Dwight Jurgens on six of nine counts in a human trafficking case.
    
He was found guilty on two counts of aggravated human trafficking, two counts of rape and two counts of attempted aggravated…

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