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  1. Inmates eligible for parole hearingsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Great Bend Tribune

    ... the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility. Crimes he convicted of include aggravated robbery in 1975 in Sedgwick County; attempted rape in 1978 in Sedgwick County; attempted rape in 1988 in Pawnee County; attempted aggravated sexual battery in ...

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  2. Study: Number of days with multiple tornadoes increasingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... additional resources from other states and the federal government were made, Watson said. On a local level, Sedgwick County Emergency Management director Randy Duncan said mutual aid agreements in place should help officials receive whatever ...

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  3. Suspect in deadly assault charged with murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire at a Wichita park was charged Wednesday in the death of the mother of four. The amended charges against Cornell McNeal , 26, of Wichita, include one count of capital murder or an alternative count of first-degree murder in the death of Letitia "Tish" Davis , said Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Dillon .

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  4. Death penalty in play for defendantRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Ark Valley News

    Death penalty in play for defendant By Matt Heilman Last Updated: November 26, 2014 Ellington pleads not guilty Wearing a navy blue sport coat, a collared shirt and khaki slacks, Drew Ellington entered the courtroom of Sedgwick County District Court Judge Warren Wilbert and stood next to his defense team as the fourth and final suspect to be arraigned on charges including capital murder in the November 2013 deaths of Roger and Melissa Bluml. In the Nov. 20 arraignment, the defense waived its right to enter a plea, resulting in an automatic 'not guilty' plea entered by the court on Ellington's behalf.

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  5. False emergency calls tying up 911 dispatchersRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Ark Valley News

    False emergency calls tying up 911 dispatchers By Matt Heilman Last Updated: November 26, 2014 Last year, more than 10 percent of Sedgwick County 911 calls proved to be non-emergency misdials. Including cases of children playing with phones, pocket dials and instances of mistaken emergency calls traced to old cell phones that still have batteries in them, dispatchers in Sedgwick County fielded 80,517 mistaken or abandoned cell phone calls last year.

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  6. Cornell McNeal charged with murder after raping and setting Kansas woman on fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Daily Mail

    A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire in Wichita has been charged in her death. Charges against Cornell McNeal, 26, were amended Wednesday to include one count of capital murder or an alternative count of first-degree murder, Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Dillon said.

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  7. 20-year-old charged with killing Wichita coupleRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | KHGI

    Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office spokesman Dan Dillon says 20-year-old Steven Wade Edwards II was charged Wednesday with capital murder in the deaths of 70-year-old Martha Moreno and her husband, 72-year-old Godofredo Moreno. Prosecutors also filed, as an alternative, two counts of first-degree murder, along with charges of burglary, theft and criminal possession of a weapon by a felon.

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  8. Sedgwick County property tax bills went out this week, some incorrectlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    A vendor addressed and delivered about 450 Sedgwick County tax bills incorrectly, the county said Wednesday in a news release. The county's vendor sent out about 230,000 property tax bills this week, and some were mixed up.

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  9. Injured vet, family find reasons to be thankful through hard timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Stars and Stripes

    ... Linden is working the holiday as an Augusta public safety officer. Matthew is a special investigator for the Sedgwick County public defender's office. Linden served two combat tours as a Marine in Iraq. Abbie, a Marine officer, has pulled one tour ...

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  10. Man facing capital murder in rape, beating death of womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Capital-Journal

    The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Cornell McNeal will make a first appearance Wednesday on the amended charges. Letitia "Tish" Davis died Saturday, a day after McNeal was formally charged with attempted capital murder, rape and arson related to the Nov. 14 attack.

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  11. Foster dad pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in baby's death in hot carRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... strapped in her car seat in the back seat of a car parked outside their home. According to Marc Bennett, Sedgwick County district attorney, Jackson had been transporting a 5-year-old, went to a drug dealer's house, got more of the drug, picked up ...

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  12. Baby's death in Wichita puts focus on foster systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... the foster care contractor for the Wichita region, said in a recent news release that more than 265 Sedgwick County children had to stay in other counties because of a lack of local families to care for them. "These children urgently need about 153 ...

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  13. Foster father released on bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    A Wichita man charged in his 10-month-old foster daughter's heat death was released from Sedgwick County Jail on bond Saturday afternoon. Sedgwick County District Court Judge David Dahl during a motions hearing Friday refused to lower the $250,000 bail set for Seth M. Jackson but agreed to allow his release if the 29-year-old posted a portion of the amount.

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  14. Suspect in deadly Fairmount Park attack faces revised chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    The Wichita man accused of raping and setting a woman on fire in Fairmount Park earlier this month faces revised charges now that she has died. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Cornell McNeal will make a first appearance Wednesday on the amended charges.

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  15. Suspect In Wichita Rape-Burning-Murder Faces Revised ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says 26-year-old Cornell McNeal will make a first appearance Wednesday on the amended charges. Letitia "Tish" Davis died Saturday, a day after McNeal was formally charged with attempted capital murder, rape and arson related to the Nov. 14 attack.

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  16. 450 Sedgwick County tax bills mailed to wrong addressesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | KAKE

    The Sedgwick County Treasurer's Office has worked with Postal Presort to isolate the problem to 452 bills, which primarily affect Cheney, Clearwater and Colwich. Postal Presort corrected the error and mailed new bills to affected households Tuesday evening.

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  17. Injured Marine finds new pathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... by the department. All 5-foot-2 of her at the age of 48. Matthew, a former reserve sheriff's deputy for Sedgwick County, left his construction business 12 years ago to become a private investigator. Jonathon and Linden caught an early bug for ...

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  18. Wichita man arrested after double homicide on South Ida to appear in court WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... of using a handgun to rob the couple of the SUV, which police said was found on fire in a field in southwest Sedgwick County about five hours after the bodies were discovered. Steven Wade Edwards II, was in court for a probation violation hearing ...

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  19. Attorney for Judge Henderson seeks to dismiss complaint, submit to new panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Wichita Eagle

    A Sedgwick County judge is essentially saying he can't get a fair trial from a panel of judges, lawyers and lay people on an allegation that he lied. The latest formal complaint against District Court Judge Timothy Henderson alleges he was dishonest in testimony he gave in a previous hearing in which he was accused of judicial misconduct.

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  20. PACE to expand into Lyon, Nemaha, Marshall countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | The Capital-Journal

    ... Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee. A second PACE participant, Via Christi Health of Wichita, provides services in Sedgwick County. The Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services is in the process of expanding the program to 51 counties. PACE has ...

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