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Crime

2012 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 Local Government, 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, January through May, 2012


Associated Press
Tougher sentences increase cost of justice
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/3/2012


Brad Cooper
Drunken-driving deaths soar in Kansas drop nationwide
Kansas City Star, 1/3/2012


Jan Biles
Young man was drunk, texting at time of crash
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2012


Roxana Hegeman
Kan. doctor, wife claim attorneys had conflict
Hutchinson News, 1/8/2012


Karrey Britt
LMH improves services for sexual assault victims
Lawrence Journal World, 1/9/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Accreditation hearing held for sheriff's office
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2012


Darcy Gray
Man accused of beating prison guard headed to trial
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2012


Associated Press
Third KCK officer to plead guilty in sting case
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


George Diepenbrock
Police investigate links between homicide, crimes in shopping area
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Ortiz defends Hudson's Crossing, feels criminal activity will stop
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


Michael Strand
Nine felony charges filed against sheriff
Salina Journal, 1/11/2012 [Newsbank article]


Working together [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2012


The Wichita Eagle
Kansas DUI deaths sobering
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2012


George Diepenbrock
Former youth ministry leader sentenced
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2012


Associated Press
Couple plead in $535K theft from Coffeyville Community College
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2012


Kansas to send Amber Alerts to social media
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2012


Andy Marso

Trio of gun-rights bills up for debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2012


Andy Marso
House panel discusses human trafficking
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2012


Andy Marso
'Vile situation' discussed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


David Mulford
Medical marijuana
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Figure in Kan. food stamp scheme spared prison
Hays Daily News, 1/24/2012


Andy Marso
Medicinal pot hearing long on drama, short on science
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2012


Joe Lambe and Dawn Bormann
Two sentenced for selling cocaine near KCK school
Kansas City Star, 1/25/2012


Ann Marie Bush
TPD: Hudson Crossing crimes 'target-specific'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Ann Marie Bush
Police to add full-time violent crimes unit
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Jason Bennett
House triggers debate on concealed gun reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Andy Marso
Attorneys split on breath test refusals
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Violent crimes unit a good call
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012


Mara Rose Williams
Conceal and carry laws fuel surge in female gun ownership - Although crime rates are down, retailers here and across country report greater numbers of women are buying firearms
Kansas City Star, 1/28/2012


Phil Anderson
Domestic batterers find help in YWCA program
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2012


Shaun Hittle
Most sex predators never make it out of treatment
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2012


Domestic violence a way out [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Ex-Wichita officer pleads guilty to sexual battery
Salina Journal, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Group to ask senators to repeal sodomy law
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2012


Chris Hong

Legislators show little interest in bill legalizing medical use of marijuana
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2012


Rooks County sheriff accused of selling meth makes first appearance
Salina Journal, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Kansas now recognizes West Virginia gun permits
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2012


Chad Lawhorn
Lawmakers won't review concealed carry for blind
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2012

Shaun Hittle
Brownback asks Kansans to help stop human trafficking
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2012


Denise Peralta
Letter: Justice for children
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2012


Tony Hix
Letter: Drop the death penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012


Lee Hill Kavanaugh
Sunflower House: A gentle path to the harsh truths of child abuse
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2012


Hurst Laviana
Bill seeks lifetime protection for abuse victims
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2012


Darcy Gray
Lifetime safety is bill goal
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2012


Ken Stephens
Ruling reversed for jailed -teacher -Debate instructor was convicted of molesting an exchange student
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Safety comes first -county gun edit for sunday
Salina Journal, 2/5/2012 [Newsbank article]


Shaun Hittle
Victim seeks legislative help to strengthen Kansas anti-stalking law
Lawrence Journal World, 2/6/2012


Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Bill would require information on emergency contraception as part of sexual assault examination process
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2012


Mike Frizzell
February 7th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2012


Shaun Hittle
Bill would toughen stalking, abuse laws
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2012


Gun investigation bill dies in House committee
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2012


Chris Hong
More offenders may be required to register under proposed amendments to act
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2012


Associated Press
Bill would require certification of abuse programs
Hays Daily News, 2/9/2012


Thomas Knapp
Opponents criticize lastest abortion bill in Kansas Legislature
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2012


Scott Rothschild
Bill would give certification to batterer intervention programs
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2012


Phil Anderson
Advocates seek funds to combat domestic abuse
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


Mary Clarkin
Hospital CEO decries handgun measure in email
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2012 [Newsbank article]


Joe Lambe
Courts struggle with spike in cases of child abuse, neglect- As numbers rise in Johnson and Jackson Counties, researchers look for reasons why
Kansas City Star, 2/11/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Domestic violence a public issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2012


Phil Anderson
Bond set at $25,000 in phone case
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012


Andy Marso
Brownback lauds law enforcement after bomb scare
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012


Chad Lawhorn
2 police officers suspected of fixing tickets
Lawrence Journal World, 2/17/2012


Samantha Foster
Capitol Police: Devices found in truck were homemade fireworks
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2012


Associated Press
Koch brothers release emailed threats
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2012


J-W Editorials
Police case [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Try simpler approach to caps and hoods
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


George Diepenbrock
Douglas County judge orders release of sex offender who has served his prison sentence
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2012


Scott Rothschild
Proposal to double fines on K-10 advances in Senate
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2012


Samantha Foster
Demo offers insight into bomb squads
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


George Diepenbrock
Ticket case's legal aspects unclear
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2012


Ann Marie Bush
Business says KKK left calling card
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2012


Shaun Hittle
Convicted sex offender won rate judicial reprieve
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2012


J-W Editorials
Concealed-carry changes [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2012


George Diepenbrock
State A.G.: Office's funding needs to be more balanced
Lawrence Journal World, 2/29/2012


Associated Press
Holton mail carrier charged with embezzling mail
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2012


The Lawrence Journal-World
Concealed-carry changes -Explanation of past changes is needed before new ones happen
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2012 [Newsbank article]


Phil Anderson
Sign sends strong message to drug dealers/users
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2012


Rosana Hegeman
Kan. doctor faces sentencing for bogus research
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2012


Kansas City Star
Kansas doctor faces sentencing for bogus research
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2012


Shawn Leigh Alexander
Letter: KKK card no laughing matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2012


Marc Murrell
Outdoors: Concealed carry? Your choice
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2012


Samantha Foster
Bill abolishing death penalty to get cursory glance
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2012


Associated Press
Grocer faces sentencing in food stamp fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2012


J-W Editorials
Meth battle [editorials]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2012


John Hanna
Concealed carry item gets a nod- Despite Kan. House's OK, weapons bill likely to get cool Senate response
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2012


Tim Carpenter
House panel explores views on death penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2012


Associated Press
US attorney plans talk about Kansas priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Samantha Foster
Activist vows to renew fight against violence
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2012


Shaun Hittle
Bill would help protect stalking, abuse victims
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2012


Andy Hyland
$620K repaid in KU ticket scheme
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2012


Communication good and evil [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2012


Corey Jones
Shawnee County Most-wanted list has wide crime range
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: A law that should stand
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


Tim Carpenter
Following a death penalty journey
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2012


Teacher charged in child sex crime case
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2012


George Diepenbrock
Officers won't face charges in ticket case
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2012


Angela Holcomb
In 1912, AG took aim at laws for capital crimes- Yesterday's News
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2012 [Newsbank article]


George Diepenbrock
Lawrence police report 14 arrests after KU loss to Kentucky
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Barta has served with honor
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2012


Shaun Hittle
Alcohol-related traffic fatalities down
Lawrence Journal World, 4/8/2012


Corey Jones
Barta to step down next week
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012


Steve Fry
Dimmick might be absent during own civil trial
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2012


J-W Editorials
DUI deterrent [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/12/2012


Jan Biles
Missing person resource center begins fundraising
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2012


Dona Booe, Vicky Roper
Letter: Preventing child abuse
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2012


Corey Jones
Shawnee County Sheriff's Office Barta looks backs on tenure as sheriff
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Commission to consider radio contract negotiations
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2012


A reply to critics who favor gun-toting
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Group wants assisted death legalized
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County names training center after Barta
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Bunten calls for more officers, possible curfews
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Jones, Klumpp seek appointment as sheriff
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/24/2012


Ann Marie Bush
Onesies illustrate count of drug endangered kids
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Hecht warns against Klumpp
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2012


Phil Anderson
National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Party chooses Jones as new county sheriff
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


The Capital-Journal
Undercover probe nets prostitution arrests
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Teen curfew suggested for high-crime areas
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2012


The Capital-Journal
Vigil to honor law enforcement officers
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2012


Steve Fry
D.A.: Serial shoplifters face years in prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2012


Ann Williamson
Shawnee Co. has new sheriff in town
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


The Capital-Journal
Scroggins seeks support in stopping predators
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


Steve Fry
Lockhart's new lawyer has conviction, discipline action
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2012


The Capital-Journal
Statehouse memorial honors fallen officers
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


Corey Jones
A police officer's final hours described
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


Phil Anderson
Slain officer honored 100 years after death
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Closure lacking in 20 cases
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2012


Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
Kansas drug store files 1,000 orders for pair
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2012


Bill Draper
Kan. gang members charged under RICO
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Radio issue finds wrong frequency
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2012


The Capital-Journal
High court upholds murder conviction
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/12/2012


Tim Carpenter
No traction on Kansas death penalty repeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County chooses Motorola for 911 radio system
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


The Capital-Journal
Leavenworth woman pleads no contest to Medicaid fraud
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2012


Dion Lefler
MCT: House moves to ease penalties for small-time drug offenders
Garden City Telegram, 5/16/2012


The Capital-Journal
Jackson Co. couple convicted of sex crimes against children
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


Richard Sallman
Letter: Abolish death penalty
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


Richard Schutz
Letter: It doesn't matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2012


Darcy Gray
Sex with minors law is beefed up- Social workers, foster parents added to list drawing felony offense for violations
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Thieves steal trailer full of flagpoles from Lawrence VFW
Hutchinson News, 5/23/2012


Associated Press
AG praises lawmakers' work on crime issues
Hutchinson News, 5/23/2012


Associated Press
Schmidt says steps taken to protect kids
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


Tim Carpenter
Group asks KS to drop 'stand-your-ground' law
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


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