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Two more arrests made regarding Jefferson County murder

Two more people remained in custody Monday after the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested them Friday in connection with crimes allegedly linked to last week's gunshot slaying in that county of 22-year-old Taylor Sawyer. Ashlyn Hemmerling, 18, was being held in lieu of a $1 million bond after

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 11:53:10

Paraders shimmer, shine on cloudy St. Pat's Day

Throngs of people packed into the Elks Lodge and then lined the streets of downtown Atchison last weekend for the 35th annual Atchison St. Patrick's Day celebration. Longtime event emcee Paul Komark honored 2018 Grand Marshal Joe McCoole and the members of the Atchison St. Patrick's Day committee on

ATCHISONGLOBENOW.COM - 2018-03-19 20:43:00

Number of abuse lawsuits against ex-VA worker Mark Wisner approaches 100

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse is approaching 100. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas City attorneys Dan Curry and Sarah Brown filed three more lawsuits last week on behalf of f

KSHB.COM - 2018-03-19 17:44:26

St. Joseph man killed on I-29

OREGON, Mo. - A 55-year-old St. Joseph man was killed early Saturday morning after the sport-utility vehicle he was driving traveled off Interstate 29 in Holt County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Jesus J. Faudoa-Morales was later pronounced dead at the scene by the Holt County Coroner's of


Man accidentally shoots self while cleaning gun in Lawrence

Police responded to an accidental shooting that happened when a man was cleaning his gun over the weekend in Lawrence. Police were dispatched to the incident in the 1400 block of Westbrooke Street about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Amy Rhoads of the Lawrence Police Department said in an email response

LJWORLD - 2018-03-19 17:58:44

What Is Kansas City Doing About Its Rising Homicide Rate?

The total number of homicides has been rising and falling for decades here in Kansas City, Missouri. Right now, we're in the midst of a scary climb. It's easy in times like these to ask, why? We always seem to start there. We want to change the conversation. To wrap up our series The Argument, we t

KCUR.ORG - 2018-03-19 17:40:02

Lawrence to temporarily prohibit glass containers downtown should KU advance in NCAA Tournament

Should the Kansas men's basketball team win on Friday and make the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, Lawrence will enforce a glass bottle prohibition in its downtown area. Lawrence Police Department officials said Monday they will be begin to contact downtown Lawrence businesses on Wednesday in re

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL - 2018-03-19 23:50:08

Shooting victim found in car by Gladstone police dies in hospita - KCTV5

The Gladstone Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened late Saturday night. Police say they were dispatched to the 6500 block of N. Broadway on a call about a one-vehicle accident. After arriving, they found a unresponsive man suffering from a gunshot wound. Later identified as

KCTV 5 - 2018-03-19 00:48:00

UPDATE: Three facing charges in connection with Perry Lake murder

PERRY, Kan. (KSNT) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's office arrested a second person on murder charges in the killing of Taylor Sawyer. Ashlyn Hemmerling,18, was arrested Friday on a first degree murder charge with unknown circumstances. Sara Hemmerling, 37, was also arrested on Friday in connectio


West Campus plan includes tearing down A Hall, third gym

The Manhattan-Ogden school board's plan to expand Manhattan High School's West Campus includes tearing down the wing known as A Hall on the school's south side and building a two-story wing with an attached gym in its place. The board on Wednesday appeared to reach a consensus on moving forward with


Club raises funds for summer events

RURAL ATCHISON COUNTY - Members and supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Atchison gathered at an event center earlier this month to raise funds for the benefit of the kids involved. Sean Crittendon, the local club's executive director, and Kerri Crittendon, aided by club staff and volunteers, se


Audit reviews wait times, accuracy at Topeka, Leavenworth VA hospitals

An audit of VA hospitals in Topeka and Leavenworth reveals that more than a quarter of veterans seeking their first mental health appointment had to wait more than a month and that the facilities misreported appointment wait times in the majority of reviewed cases. The report was released this past


KCPD report homicide at 12th and Jackson

Cause of death is not being released at this point Updated: 10:41 AM CDT Mar 17, 2018 The Kansas City Police Department received a call around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning at 12th and Jackson, and upon arrival an unidentified male was found in a parking lot with no signs of life. Police said they're


Northland resources spread thin as rash of fires burn through multiple areas

After fire personnel finish extinguishing flames along a grass area of the shoulder of the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 in Holt, while other crews from nearby agencies work on the other side of the hill to contain the large grass fire that began Thursday, March 15, when someone tried to burn of


Events organized to combat hunger

Four members of Benedictine College's Education Department, Mollie Ambuul, Ashley Arconati, Suzy Dillingham, and Alex Middleton are working with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to bring awareness to the hunger struggles so many of Atchison's people are facing. We are currently ranked 89th out


Man charged with shooting girlfriend Thursday in Kansas City

A Kansas City man has been charged with shooting his girlfriend in a residence while children were there, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday. Mervin M. McNeal, 34, faces first-degree assault charges and armed criminal action charges. According to court records, police resp


Police called to Southwest Middle School in response to student's 'inappropriate' behavior; district says no one was hurt in incident

Police were called Thursday to Southwest Middle School in response to a student reportedly acting inappropriately, though a spokeswoman for the Lawrence district said no one was hurt in the incident. Julie Boyle, the district's director of communications, notified school officials and media members


Body found at Lake Perry campground; arrest made

OZAWKIE, Kan. (WIBW) -- One person has reportedly been arrested following after a body was found Wednesday morning at an abandoned campground at Lake Perry. According to the Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office, the victim is a man in his early 20's. Authorities have not released his name. They are inves


Proposed changes could affect federal employees

Rodney Morris | Special to the Fort Leavenworth Lamp Things are changing for current and future government employees, or at least some in the current White House are making an effort to change it. Most federal employees likely won't be considered winners if the changes are enacted. The fiscal year 2


Topeka man faces murder charge in Lake Perry homicide

OZAWKIE, Kan. (WIBW) -- The suspect accused of killing a 22-year-old man near Lake Perry is now facing a murder charge. On Friday, the Jefferson Co. Attorney's Office officially charged Jonathan Davis Blevins with 1st Degree Murder. The Sheriff's Office originally arrested the Topeka man on a 2nd De