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1 hr ago | The Wichita Eagle
An attorney for a Wichita man convicted in 2012 of raping and trafficking a 13-year-old girl told the Kansas Court of Appeals on Tuesday that his client's convictions should be reversed because the trial judge stated the girl's age in one of the jury instructions. Attorney Randall Hodgkinson argued that because the teen was allowed to give her own age during the trial of Donald L. Davis - testimony which he argued was hearsay, since the girl has no firsthand knowledge of her own birth - and because the judge then reiterated her age in the instruction, it stripped jurors of their responsibility to decide for itself whether the girl's age met the requirements for prosecution under the state's aggravated human trafficking law.
3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
One of the newest anchors scheduled to start work soon on NBC's "Today" show may look familiar to some Wichitans. Sheinelle Jones, 36, a 1996 graduate of Wichita Heights School, will begin anchoring the weekend editions of "Today" starting Oct. 4. She is the daughter of Sheila Kinnard and granddaughter of Val Brown, a retired longtime Wichita physician, and Jo Brown, former school board member and educator.
7 hrs ago | Business Journal
Phyllis Snodgrass, COO, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce; Bob Lander, president and CEO, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau.
8 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for counterfeiting currency worth $3,390, U.S. Attorney Barry Grisson said in a news release Billy J. Antrobus, 25, had pleaded guilty to one count of manufacturing counterfeit currency in June after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to a court document. The counterfeit list of currency included five $100 bills, four $50 bills 27 $20 bills and four sheets of uncut $20 bills.
13 hrs ago | Business Journal
The organization is trying to raise $5 million in private donations to build a facility.
14 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
The event was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the site of the new branch, which is at the northeast corner of Berkeley Square Parkway and 13th Street, between Webb and Greenwich. Plans call for a 6,000-square-foot building, which officials of the $285 million-asset bank hope to open in May. CornerBank has been operating in Wichita in leased office space for 11 years, beginning with a loan production office downtown.
16 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle
Jennifer Winn, the former Republican primary opponent of Gov. Sam Brownback , intends to run for mayor of Wichita this spring. "I had people come to me and say, 'We didn't win the gubernatorial race but look at what they're doing at home.
Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman Yvette Jones says the 34-year-old rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded guilty Monday to hitting a man in the head with a vodka bottle on March 16, 2013, in a nightclub's VIP section. Authorities have said the man approached Davis and was looking to have his picture taken with him.
Wichitans will get a chance to hear from bestselling author Stephen King in November. Details of his visit were released today.
Three teenagers face their first court appearances later this week in connection with a robbery and beating on a party bus earlier this month, authorities said Monday. Four boys, ages 17, 16, 16 and 14, are accused of boarding a party bus at about 10 p.m. on Sept.
Supporters of a proposed sales tax in Wichita promise there will be no conflicts of interest when making spending decisions. That would be a welcome departure from present city practice.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be in Wichita next week to raise funds for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election campaign. A $500 to $4,000 per person reception will be held at the office of Fidelity Bank at 200 S. Main, the building that formerly housed the Carnegie Library, according to an invitation on Brownback's re-election web site.
When Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce staff organized a city-to-city trip to Austin, they knew they'd be seeing an old friend.
Dennis Munk, a physical education teacher at Campus High School in the Haysville district, and Lisa Holt, a special education teacher at Country View Elementary School in Winfield, have been named Region 4 finalists for the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year award. Each received a $2,000 cash award and now are eligible to be named Kansas Teacher of the Year on Nov. 22. Munk and Holt were among six teachers selected as semifinalists in the Region 4 area, which covers the 4th Congressional District.
A game warden in northern Kansas is asking the public for help to find anyone connected to the shooting death of seven American white pelicans. Jewell County game warden Mike Peterson says he found the federally protected birds shot to death in Lovewell Reservoir on Friday.
The Kansas Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in six cases Tuesday at Wichita State University - including a human trafficking and rape case that shed light on the teen sex trade in Sedgwick County and a 2011 Wichita slaying motivated by a dispute over a dog. Hearings before a three-judge panel are scheduled in two sessions, set to begin at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Activity Center Theater, next to the Rhatigan Student Center at WSU.
Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison of Sparks say four fires in Reno and five blazes in Sparks have been linked to smart meters since 2012.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 08:23 pm
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