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Crime & Law Enforcement

2011 Session - January through May

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, January through May, 2011.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, January through May, 2011


Tony Rizzo
KCK, FBI launch police misconduct inquiry
Kansas City Star, 1/5/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Charges filed in K2 fight
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2011


Tim Carpenter
Conceal-and-carry limits under attack
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2011


Scott Rothschild
Supreme Court: Douglas County judge's ruling in DUI case was wrong
Lawrence Journal World, 1/8/2011


Ann Marie Bush
Sheriff keeps details secret
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2011


Andy Hyland
Proposed legislation calls for prison in hit-and-runs
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2011


John Montgomery
In a free country, vile speech suppresses itself
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2011 [Newsbank article]


Joe Lambe
Kansas considers sending repeat drunk drivers to prison
Kansas City Star, 1/18/2011 [Newsbank article]


DUI bill a priority [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2011


Mary Sanchez
Properly penalizing drunken drivers
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2011


Associated Press
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt picks state government veteran John Campbell as top deputy
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2011

Christine Metz
Tougher law for first-time DUI offenders debated
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2011


Crime increase bring it down [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2011


DUI bill a priority
Lawrence Journal World, 1/24/2011


Ann Marie Bush
City workers disciplined for scrap theft
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011

Jan Biles
Stalking rampant across U.S.
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2011

Ann Marie Bush
Legislation tackles 'bath salt' drugs
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2011

City government closer look [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2011

Tim Hrenchir and Ann Marie Bush
Police to investigate scrap metal matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2011


Steve Fry
Death penalty factors cited in Kahler case
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2011


Phil Anderson
Official: Economy fuels domestic violence cases
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011

Ann Marie Bush
KBI to help in scrap theft case
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011

Jim Sullinger
Kansas considers barring sex offenders from living near schools
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Incident: City would have sold scrap metal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2011

Corey Jones
Open records request denied in scrap theft
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2011


Jim Sullinger
Kansas considers barring sex offenders from living near schools
Kansas City Star, 2/11/2011

Chad Lawhorn
Law change may allow even blind to carry concealed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2011


Darcy Gray
'Potpourri' drug made in Salina
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kan. bill would restrict where sex offenders live
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2011


Tim Carpenter
Sex club limits spur House battle
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Darcy Gray
'Potpourri' drug made in Salina
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2011 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper and Samantha Foster
Kansas measure is aimed at sexually oriented businesses
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2011


Editorial: Why the obsession with strippers?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2011


Legislative session obsessed [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2011


Ann Marie Bush
Scrap inquiry faces hurdle
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2011


Erin Mathews
Officers seize 'potpourri' in business raid
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2011


Associated Press
Booze OK, but bill bans lap dances
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Stiffer regs sought for scrap dealers
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2011


Billy R. Lewis
Letter: Administrators aren't above law
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2011


Ken Stephens
KDOC poised for cuts
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2011 [Newsbank article]

Ann Marie Bush
Defense: Hollister lied because he was scared of Kimmi
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Kansas House advances bill on fleeing the scene of an accident
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2011


Ex-police chief sentenced for sex crimes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Associated Press
Drug-sniffing dogs to retire
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala wants council inquiry
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Editorial: Metal measure has weight
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2011


Joe Lambe
Parolee pleads guilty to assault
Kansas City Star, 2/24/2011


Corey Jones
Strip club permit denied
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


Jen Clark
'Hacktivists' attack Westboro Baptist sites
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2011


Tim Carpenter
Bill targets scrap-metal theft
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2011

Banning potpourri [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2011 [Newsbank article]

Ann Marie Bush
Jury finds Hollister guilty
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Witnesses listed in Llamas lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Judge orders negotiations in KORA lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2011


Associated Press
Copper thieves heat Kansas irrigation systems
Wichita Eagle, 3/4/2011


Steve Fry
D.A. declines scrap charges
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2011

Tim Carpenter
DUI reform carries sobering price tag
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2011


Brad Cooper
Powder in 'bath salts' is new high
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Public safety talk isn't cheap
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2011


The Hays Daily News
Kansas shouldn't regulate legal adult businesses
Dodge City Daily News, 3/7/2011


Kansas House advances bill putting restrictions on sexually oriented businesses
Lawrence Journal World, 3/8/2011


Associated Press
Law would curb lap dances
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2011


Brad Cooper
Kansas lawmakers debate cold drug
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2011


Tim Carpenter
House seeks cloak of sex businesses
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Council orders production of scrap theft documents
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2011


The Star's Editorial|Pending anti-meth laws go too far
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2011


Darcy Gray
Addicts get their day in drug court
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
DUI reform could cost Kansas up to $10 million
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2011 [Newsbank article]


Statehouse Live: Kansas opponents of death penalty tout Illinois repeal
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2011


John Hanna
Restrictions on strip clubs, sex shops win initial OK
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2011


Kansas House advances bill putting restrictions on sexually oriented businesses
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Public trust damaged, Bonaparte admits
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2011


Editorial: Stripper vote a case of naked hypocrisy
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Tim Carpenter
House stages vote against nudity
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


 

Editorial: Don't park DUI bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Rhonda Holman
Rethink death penalty
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2011 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
Ric Anderson: Naked outrage
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2011

Phil Anderson
Vision includes Safe Streets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2011

Tim Carpenter
'X' marks spot of adult industry debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2011


Editorial: Meth bill is a bitter pill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2011


Mike Hall
Mike Hall: On the long arm of the law
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Council: Subpoenaed documents handed out
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2011


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Let the sunshine in
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Alcala reviewing scrap documents
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2011

Todd Fertig
Kansas Senate passes bill to outlaw meth-like bath salts
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2011

Wichita Eagle
Bill to restrict sexually oriented businesses stalls in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2011


Editorial: Strip club bill wastes times
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2011


Darcy Gray
With law at hand, synthetic pot's dangers hit city again
Hutchinson News, 3/19/2011 [Newsbank article]

Kansas legislature no defense [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2011


Roxana Hegeman
A.G.'s office defends death penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2011


Steve Fry
Third person sentenced for fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2011

Associated Press
Judge to hear arguments on Kan. death penalty law
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2011

Associated Press
Senate bills clash on parole board
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Editorial: Sex case ruling right on
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Associated Press
Nurses plead guilty in painkiller case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2011


Tim Carpenter
Senate fails to preserve Kansas Parole Board
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2011


Phil Anderson
Alert citizens credited in wire theft arrests
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2011


Associated Press
Kansas criticized for loose rules on retaining evidence
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2011


Associated Press
Trial set for food stamp fraud case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2011


Phillip Brownlee
Parole board was wrong
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2011

Fredrick J. Johnson
Senate passes on DUI bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2011

Tim Carpenter
Adult entertainment bill resurfaces
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2011

Eric Swanson
Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office investigating allegations against Dodge City police chief
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/31/2011

Matt Campbell
U.S. attorney takes aim at violent criminals in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 4/1/2011

Joe Lambe and Tony Rizzo
Concerns arise over plan to dissolve Kansas Parole Board
Kansas City Star, 4/2/2011

Fredrick J. Johnson
Costly DUI plan still has breath
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2011

John Milburn
New electronic system to track sales of ingredient used in meth
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2011

Inmate accused of soliciting someone to kill undercover officer
Salina Journal, 4/25/2011


Ann Marie Bush
Holton to shield mourners from pickets
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2011


Darcy Gray
DA office confident in policy
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2011 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Pretrial hearing set in C-J lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2011


Roxana Hegeman
Topekan accused of genocide faces trial
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2011


Tim Carpenter
Bold strip club bumped to Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Associated Press
8 convicted in $20 million marijuana conspiracy
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2011


Deb Gruver
Statewide DUI tracking system to be funded
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2011


Chad Lawhorn
Intersection camera to help fight crime
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2011

Associated Press
Two state agencies working to track multiple DUIs
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2011


Tim Carpenter
Jackson County badge of the law loses its luster
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2011


Brianne Pfannenstiel
In Shawnee, traffic stops cut crime
Kansas City Star, 5/3/2011


Deb Gruver
DUI action hanging on protocol
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2011


Drug dangers [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/5/2011 [Newsbank article]


Darcy Gray
AG's office takes case of Kingman fire
Hutchinson News, 5/5/2011 [Newsbank article]


Joe Lambe
Kansas lawmakers take aim at thieves who swipe metal
Kansas City Star, 5/6/2011


Dion Lefler
House OKs sex offender reporting change
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2011


Hurst Laviana
Kansas police chiefs laud officers
Wichita Eagle, 5/6/2011


Associated Press
House advances sex offender law
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2011

The Topeka Capital-Journal
DUI plan earns kudos
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2011


Phil Anderson
Strategy helps fight crime by design
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2011

Tim Carpenter
State pays tribute to fallen officers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2011

Tim Carpenter
Lawmakers adopt set of crime bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011

Robert A. Cronkleton
8 men, 4 women arrested in Johnson County during prostitution sting
Kansas City Star, 5/12/2011

James Hart
Penalties for hit-and-run deaths increased in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 5/12/2011

The Capital-Journal
Work release fraud alleged
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011

Tim Carpenter
Legislature adopts DUI reform bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011

Steve Fry
Askew pleads no contest to city charges
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2011

Tim Carpenter
Concealed gun law perplexes lawmakers
Topeka Capital Journal,5/14/2011


Associated Press
Measure that changes Kansas DUI law passes
Hutchinson News, 5/14/2011 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Ignitions to be locked on DUI offenders
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/26/2011


Associated Press
Gun-control group takes aim at Kansas gun laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/30/2011


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