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Crime & Law Enforcement

2007 Session - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to CRIME & LAW ENFORCEMENT, June through December, 2007.

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Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article


ARTICLES ON CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, June-December, 2007


Christine Vendel
First transgender officer on KC's police force looks to the future
Kansas City Star, 6/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Robert A. Cronkleton
25 arrested at apartments
Kansas City Star, 6/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tony Rizzo
Another officer recalls the reaction
Kansas City Star, 6/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
The flight of liberty
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/3/2007
James Carlson
Fugitive's letters, writings offer window into psyche
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/3/2007
L. Kelly
BTK: What you didn't know
Wichita Eagle, 6/3/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stan Finger
Fugitive seized re-entering U.S.
Wichita Eagle, 6/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
J-W Editorials

Puppy love
Lawrence Journal World, 6/5/2007


Phyllis J. Zorn
KHP, fire marshal to create bomb squad based in Salina
Hays Daily News, 6/5/2007

Crunching the numbers breaking down contracts of Topeka police, firefighters
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Firefighters feel potential heat
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/6/2007
Associated Press
Man sought in missing woman case
Wichita Eagle, 6/6/2007
Maria Sudekum Fisher
Police arrest suspect in death
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/7/2007
Laura Bauer
Only memories remain to fill the aching void in their lives
Kansas City Star, 6/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
Laura Bauer, Melodee Hall Blobaum, Diane Carroll and Jonathan Kealing
Kelsey Smith| Body is found near Longview Lake searchers stunned as hopes are dashed
Kansas City Star, 6/7/2007
John Shultz
Mystery lingers as hunt goes on
Kansas City Star, 6/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
David Hayes
'Pings' assist in missing-persons cases
Kansas City Star, 6/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
Mike Belt and George Diepenbrock
Horsemen, sheriff's officers catch elusive wild stallion after hourslong chase
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2007
Associated Press
Iraqi murder suspect charged in Kansas following gun purchases
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2007
Steve Fry
Charges filed in stabbings
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/8/2007
Laura Bauer, Diane Carroll and Benita Y. Williams
Kelsey Smith case|Arrest jolts suspect's neighborhood Hall charged with kidnapping, murder
Kansas City Star, 6/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
Megan Rolland
Another family waits and wonders
Kansas City Star, 6/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
Community mourns slaying of Kelsey Smith killing also harms our sense of security [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 6/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
Laura Bauer, Diane Carroll and Benita Y. Williams and by Hurst Laviana and Amanda O'Toole
Homicide suspect has ties to Wichita
Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle, 6/8/2007
Sam Hartle
Case dismissed against former Edwardsville chief
Kansas City Kansan, 6/6/2007
John Green
Man appears on burglary, sexual battery charges
Hutchinson News, 6/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
Steve Fry
D.A. calls Internet sex sting a good weapon
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/9/2007
Laura Bauer and Diane Carroll
Teen years filled with trouble for murder suspect
Kansas City Star, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Monica Watrous
In an attack, it's best to fight
Kansas City Star, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jonathan Kealing
Web pages may not be window to the soul
Kansas City Star, 6/9/2007
Jim Sullinger and Tim Hoover
Alert systems imperfect in reality
Kansas City Star, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Michael Pearce and Ron Sylvester
Newton police kill man who pulls gun
Wichita Eagle, 6/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

'It is a lofty goal' the safest capital?
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/10/2007


Tony Rizzo and Matt Campbell
'CSI'-type tools key to crime solving
Kansas City Star, 6/10/2007 [Newsbank article]
Amanda O'Toole
Parents arrested authorities rescue three kids locked in bedroom
Wichita Eagle, 6/12/2007 [Newsbank article]

Taylor Atkins
Elderly man killed in fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/12/2007


Steve Fry
Killer had been on probation
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/13/2007
Phil Anderson
Violent start and end
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/13/2007 [Newsbank article]
Amanda O'Toole
Details to be aired in locked-in kids case
Wichita Eagle, 6/13/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Drug dealers pay for high fliers
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/14/2007
Stan Finger
Police ID suspect in bar shooting
Wichita Eagle, 6/14/2007 [Newsbank article]
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Private security safeguarding [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/15/2007


Stan Finger
Driver chokes on dope without inhaling
Wichita Eagle, 6/15/2007 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Wife: Husband drugged her before sex
Lawrence Journal World, 6/15/2007
Jack Weinstein
Group to discuss racial profiling
Olathe Daily News, 6/15/2007

The Capital-Journal
Patrol teams with truckers
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/16/2007


Phil Anderson
Woman brutally beaten at home
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/16/2007
Hurst Laviana
Police meet with Hispanics to discuss profiling, immigration
Wichita Eagle, 6/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Law enforcement officers agencies struggling to attract candidates
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/18/2007


Balancing officer safety, patrols is a crucial issue
Kansas City Star, 6/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Potter
Police to alert bars of gang pressure
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2007 [Newsbank article]
Alisha Cooper
Registering offenders will become 'Nightmare'
Junction City Daily Union, 6/19/2007
Jack Weinstein
Task force focuses on racial profiling
Olathe Daily News, 6/19/2007

Christine Vendel
Fugitives can't flee from this publicity
Kansas City Star, 6/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amanda O'Toole
Child endangerment case parents: Kids were locked up for safety
Wichita Eagle, 6/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
George Diepenbrock
Police investigating dead body found near KU campus
Lawrence Journal World, 6/20/2007
Randy Scholfield
Gang war community challenge to fight violence
Wichita Eagle, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stan Finger
Ticket in hand, flustered woman dings patrol car
Wichita Eagle, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stan Finger
4 kids removed from house
Wichita Eagle, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Janet Reid
Suspect charged in serial rapes
Lawrence Journal World, 6/21/2007
George Diepenbrock
Experts believe body will be ID'd
Lawrence Journal World, 6/21/2007
Darcy Gray
Pritchard to undergo second evaluation
Hutchinson News, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
John Green
Seminar offers insight into local gang activity
Hutchinson News, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Katie Stockstill
Loophole kept offender off public list
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Tims
List needs to be public [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]
Scott Seirer
Drugs win another round [editorial]
Salina Journal, 6/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

LaKase Perry
Topeka police department always be prepared
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Mother wary of dad's intent
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Laura Bauer
No reward in Kelsey case
Kansas City Star, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Benita Y. Williams
DNA data bank links rapes
Kansas City Star, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Amanda O'Toole
Grandmother arrested after pit bull puppy bites infant
Wichita Eagle, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stan Finger
Meetings may head off problems with gangs
Wichita Eagle, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Janet Reid
DNA advances led to rape suspect
Lawrence Journal World, 6/22/2007
Darcy Gray
Report: Police acted properly
Hutchinson News, 6/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Stan Finger
Drug charges may come in dog-bite case
Wichita Eagle, 6/23/2007
Associated Press
Texan gets 91 years for shooting officer
Wichita Eagle, 6/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Curbing gangs' impact
Hutchinson News, 6/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Profile: Active 26-year-old MO: Discreet public tips
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/24/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Police matters on city agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/25/2007
Benita Y. Williams
Tipsters to split $27,000 reward
Kansas City Star, 6/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Glenn E. Rice
Officers earn valor award
Kansas City Star, 6/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
David J. Holway
Tiahrt amendment is anti-law enforcement
Wichita Eagle, 6/26/2007 [Newsbank article]
Lisa Horn
Yellow House owners arrested again
Lawrence Journal World, 6/26/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Chief to hire cop of cops
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/27/2007
Steve Fry
Owner of pit bulls is fined
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/27/2007
Mike Rice
KCI police officers save traveler's life
Kansas City Star, 6/27/2007 [Newsbank article]
George Diepenbrock
Police ID body as nearby resident
Lawrence Journal World, 6/27/2007
Jason Noble
Police look at explosive devices
Kansas City Star, 6/28/2007
Associated Press
Colo. suspect has murderous Kansas past
Wichita Eagle, 6/29/2007 [Newsbank article]
Fresh new look [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/1/2007
Ron Sylvester
Sex offender convicted under new federal law
Wichita Eagle, 7/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Chad Lawhorn
Guns in our midst
Lawrence Journal World, 7/1/2007
Chad Lawhorn
'It makes the world a more dangerous place'
Lawrence Journal World, 7/1/2007
Chad Lawhorn
Buying into the gun culture
Lawrence Journal World, 7/1/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Mayor vetoes new helicopter
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/3/2007
Topeka's helicopter plan stacks up well in Midwest
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/3/2007
Topeka Capital Journal Editorial Board

Police Helicopter not the time [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/3/2007


Diane Carroll
Olathe man will stand trial in murder
Kansas City Star, 7/3/2007
Bill Wilson
Sex offender disclosure law dissatisfies many
Wichita Eagle, 7/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Kathleen Sebelius
Protecting children
Leavenworth Times, 7/6/2007

Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Chief Ron Miller welcome home [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/7/2007


Associated Press
FBI investigating threat against Goldman Sachs
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/7/2007
J-W Staff Reports
State to review vehicular homicide law
Lawrence Journal World, 7/7/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Felon's violent life ends at 26
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/8/2007


The Capital-Journal
TV crew rolls up as shots fired
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/8/2007
Mark McCormick
Outcry over stab victim's treatment is reassuring
Wichita Eagle, 7/8/2007 [Newsbank article]
David Clouston
Racial profiling task force to visit Salina
Salina Journal, 7/9/2007
Rhonda Ross
Bill still on agenda, Kelley says
Winfield Daily Courier, 7/10/2007

Taylor Atkins
Double stabbing closes bank branch
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2007


Heather Hollingsworth
Accused killer of teen faces new charges
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2007
Phil Anderson
Witness details incident at downtown bank
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/11/2007
Maria Sudekum Fisher
Hall charged with capital crime
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/11/2007
Hurst Laviana
Medals presented for BTK casework
Wichita Eagle, 7/11/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
Donation received for signs honoring slain deputy
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/14/2007


Ric Anderson
Schools must post gun sign
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/15/2007

Darcy Gray
Answering the call
Hutchinson News, 7/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kansas awarded $10 million in grants
Leavenworth Times, 7/19/2007


An intriguing proposal [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 7/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Laura Bauer
Kansas now has domestic violence unit
Kansas City Star, 7/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Christina M. Woods
Domestic violence unit offers state's aid
Wichita Eagle, 7/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Hurst Laviana
Friend: Shooter upset over breakup
Wichita Eagle, 7/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Lisa Horn
New unit to focus on domestic violence
Lawrence Journal World, 7/20/2007
Darren Werth
Strike three [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 7/20/2007 [Newsbank article]

Hurst Laviana
18-Year-Old killed in apartment shooting friend says victim was beautiful full of life
Wichita Eagle, 7/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Paul Morrison
Kansas cracking down on domestic violence
Winfield Daily Courier, 7/25/2007

James Carlson
He tasted liberty now jail
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Three strikes law zero tolerance
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/27/2007
Stan Finger
Thieves target cars to sell as scrap metal
Wichita Eagle, 7/28/2007 [Newsbank article]
Robert T. Stephan
Pregnancy and abuse
Hays Daily News, 7/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

Domestic violence AG releases warning signs
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/31/2007


Steve Fry
Police: Woman warned
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/1/2007
George Diepenbrock
Police training center expands campus
Lawrence Journal World, 8/1/2007
AG aims at domestic abuse
Johnson County Sun, 8/2/2007

Sebelius announces $3M in grants to local public safety efforts
Chanute Tribune, 8/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Murder charges follow death of stomping victim
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/4/2007


Finn Bullers and Laura Bauer
Kansas law on traffic stops often is ignored
Kansas City Star, 8/5/2007
Chad Lawhorn
In the line of fire
Lawrence Journal World, 8/5/2007
Patrick Lowry
Gun locks [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 8/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jason Probst
Man first to violate stricter animal law
Hutchinson News, 8/7/2007


High tech's long arm
Hutchinson News, 8/7/2007 [Newsbank article]
Amanda Salzman
Area agencies get public safety grants
Winfield Daily Courier, 8/9/2007

Eric Swanson
Targeting domestic violence
Dodge City Daily Globe, 8/9/2007


Rhonda Holman
Teeth profiling law needs reporting, urgency
Wichita Eagle, 8/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Potter
Charges under Magnum's Law rarely appear
Wichita Eagle, 8/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
Charges filed in vandalism
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/15/2007


Eric Swanson
Crisis center receives $45,468 state grant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 8/17/2007

Laura Bauer
More sex offenders listed on MySpace
Kansas City Star, 8/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Crime target domestic violence
Wichita Eagle, 8/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Christina M. Woods
Chief explains police's role in immigration arrests
Wichita Eagle, 8/18/2007 [Newsbank article]
Mark McCormick
State weighs how to curb sex offenders on the Web
Wichita Eagle, 8/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Upgrade racial-porfiling law [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 8/20/2007


Erin Castaneda
Troopers join truckers in making roads safer
Lawrence Journal World, 8/20/2007
Derek Schmidt
Judiciary panel studies laws
Iola Register, 8/20/2007

Division to focus on victims
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/21/2007


Scott Rothschild
AG focuses on crime victims
Lawrence Journal World, 8/21/2007
Carl Manning
KBI may get money to fight meth
Wichita Eagle, 8/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Benita Y. Williams
Man charged in the death of family's pet
Kansas City Star, 8/24/2007
Randy Scholfield
Sicko attack dogfighting rings here, too
Wichita Eagle, 8/24/2007 [Newsbank article]
Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 8/24/2007
Tim Carpenter
Family relieved, police praised
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/25/2007
Steve Fry
Inmate charged in teen girl's death
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/25/2007
Darcy Gray
KBI will set up drug-task force in SW Kansas
Hutchinson News, 8/25/2007 [Newsbank article]
Paul Morrison
State streamlines services for crime victims
Chanute Tribune, 8/25/2007 [Newsbank article]

Sam Hartle
Wyandotte County offenders: a breakdown
Kansas City Kansan, 8/25-27/2007


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Methamphetamine stopping traffic [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/26/2007


Kevin Wright
Animal cruelty charges coming today
Olathe Daily News, 8/30/2007

Paul J. Morrison
State streamlines services for crime victims
Metro News, 8/31/2007


Robert Sage
Law enforcement is complying with law
Wichita Eagle, 9/2/2007 [Newsbank article]
Editorial Board
Welcome addition [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 9/3/2007 [Newsbank article]
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Kansas highway patrol keeping us safe
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/3/2007


George Diepenbrock and Elvyn J. Jones
De Soto teen faces murder charge in girl's death
Lawrence Journal World, 9/5/2007
David Klepper
Blame sought in car chase
Kansas City Star, 9/8/2007

John Hanna
State death penalty still uncertain
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/10/2007


Darren Werth
Fault lies with suspect [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 9/11/2007 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
Sex abuse charges dropped in case
Hutchinson News, 9/12/2007 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
13 years Kansas should rethink death penalty
Wichita Eagle, 9/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Jon Ruhlen
Morrison: Drug task force will begin work in Dec.
Hutchinson News, 9/13/2007 [Newsbank article]
Eric Swanson
Fighting drugs in southwest Kansas
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/13/2007

Joe Rodriguez
Sheriff seeks help in hit-and-run
Wichita Eagle, 9/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Darcy Gray
Man convicted of methamphetamine charges gets 23-year sentence
Hutchinson News, 9/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Darcy Gray
KBI forensic lab renovation finished
Hutchinson News, 9/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Christina M. Woods
Racial profiling task force invites public input
Wichita Eagle, 9/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Mark Clarkin
Tracking courthouse time-courthouse security system aims to record time data
Hutchinson News, 9/22/2007 [Newsbank article]
Roy Wenzl
As crimes increase, Wichita police say they're better prepared to fight gangs
Wichita Eagle, 9/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Roy Wenzl
'It's my job to try to keep you all from getting locked up'
Wichita Eagle, 9/23/2007 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen

High crime rate rank concerns Liberal officials
Hutchinson News, 9/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mark Vierthaler
Improper filing of statistics leaves Dodge City without numbers
Dodge City Daily Globe, 9/25/2007


Tim Carpenter
Funding sought to battle e-crime
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/26/2007


Darren Werth
Fighting internet crime is money well spent
Chanute Tribune, 9/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Morrison targets Internet crime
Kansas City Star, 9/27/2007


Mary Clarkin
New offender registry program boosts counties' workloads
Hutchinson News, 10/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Predator TV stings irk law officers
Wichita Eagle, 10/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Wichita Eagle
On Paul Morrison:
Junction City Daily Courier, 12/27/07


Associated Press
AG resignation won't stop Johnson County investigation
Winfield Daily Courier, 12/27/07


Darren Werth
GOP's mud slinging could put egg on its face [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 12/28/07 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Politics said behind investigation
Manhattan Mercury, 12/28/07


Robert T. Stephan
Memories
Chanute Tribune, 12/29/07 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Morrison probe must continue [editorial]
Salina Journal, 12/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


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