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  • Rat Crime ... Kansas Thug Gets 11 Years for Stealing Wedding Ring Off of Dying Woman at Taco Bell

    04/04/2015 1:46:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 92 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | March 31, 2015 | AMY RENEE LEIKER
    Man who stole wedding ring off dying woman’s finger at Taco Bell sentenced to 11 years A Wichita man will spend more than 11 years in prison for stealing a wedding ring and other items from a woman who was dying from a brain aneurysm in a Taco Bell drive-through in December 2013. Sedgwick County District Judge Christopher Magana ordered Daquantrius Johnson to serve the 136-month term consecutive to other sentences he received for crimes committed while on felony probation in a 2013 burglary case. The sentences in those cases totaled 111 months, which means Johnson, 21, will be incarcerated...
  • Military court tosses aggravated assault conviction of HIV-positive airman

    02/23/2015 5:34:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press
    The nation's highest military court has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unanimously ruled Monday that prosecutors failed to prove that any of (the) acts were likely to transmit HIV to his partners. The court upheld for "offensive touching to which his sexual partners did not provide meaningful informed consent". It also upheld his conviction for adultery, even though his wife participated.
  • 'Psychic' faces trial in murder he predicted of young mother

    02/01/2015 3:41:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 1, 2015 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. – The leader of a Kansas commune that prosecutors say lived off of insurance payouts following the deaths of group members is set to stand trial for murder in the 2003 drowning of one of them — a young mother whose death he allegedly foretold weeks before it happened. Daniel U. Perez, a 55-year-old self-proclaimed seer, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the death of 26-year-old Patricia Hughes at the group's compound in the Wichita suburb of Valley Center. Jury selection begins Monday in Sedgwick County District Court. Authorities have investigated several deaths linked to the group,...
  • ‘Chili for Choice’ fundraiser for Planned Parenthood attracts protesters

    01/14/2015 6:36:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Kansas.com ^ | 01/13/2015 | Deb Gruver
    Tending to St. James Episcopal Church’s Facebook page typically isn’t a lot of work for the Rev. Dawn Frankfurt, the church’s rector since 2011. That changed last week. That’s when people started posting they were outraged that the church on East Douglas in College Hill was playing host to a “Chili for Choice” fundraiser Jan. 22 – the anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that affirmed abortion as a constitutional right. The fundraiser for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri will benefit Wichita’s clinic, which provides reproductive care such as well-woman exams and contraceptives but doesn’t...
  • These Buildings Used to Be Abortion Clinics, What They Do Now is Amazing (Re-Purposed for Life!)

    11/28/2014 9:51:29 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 12 replies
    7/21/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    Years ago, I encountered a piece in Feminism & Nonviolence Studies entitled “Feminist, Prolife, and Atheist,” by Kathryn Reed. At the time, I had no idea that atheism was in my future. What really stuck with me was not the title, or even the body of the article, but one of the subheadings: “Converting Abortion Clinics To Peacetime Use.” The idea of “peacetime use” has been on my mind a lot lately, as the pro-life movement has seen a record number of abortion businesses close in recent months. On a whim, I thought I’d put together a list showing how...
  • Police: Woman attacked, burned at Fairmount Park still in critical condition

    11/17/2014 3:19:42 PM PST · by Old Yeller · 34 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/17/14 | Tim Potter
    A woman who was sexually assaulted, struck on the head and set on fire at Fairmount Park suffered burns on 55 percent of her body and remains in critical condition, a Wichita police official said Monday. Police aren’t sure if it was a random or targeted crime, said police Capt. Troy Livingston. Later Monday, he said that hospital staff had told him that her condition had improved slightly. At a briefing for reporters Monday morning, Livingston called it “a disgusting crime,” pleaded for the public’s help in providing information and stressed that any tip could help. He asked people to...
  • Earthquake in Kansas and Oklahoma

    11/12/2014 1:44:18 PM PST · by Crazieman · 66 replies
    11/12/2014
    Strong, pronounced shaking felt in Wichita. Likely felt in Tulsa, OKC, and probably as far away as Kansas City
  • Plane crash reported at Mid-Continent Airport (Wichita)

    10/30/2014 8:08:19 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    KAKE.com ^ | 10/30/2014
    Emergency crews are on scene of a plane crash at Mid-Continent Airport.
  • 100-Year-Old Raped During Home Break-In, Wichita Police Report (Kansas)

    10/04/2014 7:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Police are looking for the suspect who raped an elderly woman during a home break-in earlier this week. It happened in the 800 block of South Crestway. The woman told police that her home was broken into while she was sleeping sometime between 9 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the woman walked to a neighbor's home at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, saying two people were inside her home. Officers responded, but no one else was inside....
  • Kansas court overturns Carr brothers' death sentences

    07/25/2014 1:04:03 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    kake.com ^ | july 25, 2014
    The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of capital murder in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a snow-covered Wichita soccer field in 2000. The state Supreme Court on Friday also struck down three of the four capital murder conviction each against Jonathan and Reginald Carr. But it upheld one capital murder conviction each. Their cases will return to Sedgwick County District Court for further hearings and a new sentencing. The court's majority overturned the death sentences because, it said, the presiding judge failed to have separate proceedings for...
  • George Tiller’s successor: If I quit performing abortions, the terrorists win

    06/13/2014 5:58:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/13/14 | Ben Johnson
    WICHITA, KS, June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Dr. Cheryl Chastine, the successor of George Tiller at a Wichita facility, says she became an abortionist out of “a moral obligation” and that if she stopped performing abortions, it would constitute “a victory for terrorism.” “When I was in medical school I got the message that there is a shortage of abortion providers and that, therefore, if more of us, including myself, did not become providers, that there would be women who [would] not be able to access abortion when they needed it. So, when I got the call to help open...
  • KS:UPDATE: Police arrest man they say shot home intruder

    02/14/2014 5:58:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 64 replies
    kake.com ^ | 4 February, 2014 | NA
    WICHITA, Kan. -- The man who police say shot and killed a home intruder early Monday morning has been arrested. Officers were called to the 2300 block of North Poplar shortly before 4 a.m. Monday. Officers say a 35-year-old woke up to a noise, then opened his bedroom door and saw a man inside his home. The men began fighting and shots were fired.
  • KS:Man robs south Wichita store, fights with clerk

    12/29/2013 9:14:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    jrn.com ^ | 20 December, 2013 | George Lawson
    Wichita Police Lt. Doug Nolte said the man walked into the Jump Start store at 1535 E.Pawnee around 11:20 p.m. He pulled out a gun and demanded money, and the 23-year-old female clerk gave him cash from the drawer. When the man demanded money from the safe, the clerk took the gun away from the man and hit him with it. The robber jumped over the counter and the two fought for several minutes. The clerk dragged the robber out of the store and told him to leave. As police were investigating the robbery, there was a call to 911...
  • Wichita City Council allows concealed-carry in most city buildings

    12/24/2013 5:48:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 11 December, 2013 | Bill Wilson
    Wichita will open most of its public buildings – including libraries, recreational centers, CityArts and the Wichita Art Museum – to people carrying concealed guns under a new state law. Fearful of lawsuits, the City Council voted 4-2 to allow concealed-carry in all but 16 of 107 city-owned buildings effective Jan. 1. Guns will continue to be banned at City Hall, Mid-Continent Airport buildings, police buildings and city housing department facilities. In city buildings that are leased to third parties, such as the Wichita Boathouse, the operators retain the right to ban guns. The state law, Senate Substitute for House...
  • Kansas bomb plot suspect says bin Laden and Awlaki are inspirations

    12/13/2013 3:31:46 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | December 13, 2013 | By David Barnett
    US authorities today announced the arrest of Terry Lee Loewen, 58, of Wichita, Kan. Loewen had attempted to detonate a car bomb at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, authorities said. He was arrested at approximately 5:40 am today. Loewen "was arrested as part of an FBI undercover investigation, and the device used by the defendant was, in fact, inert and at no time posed a danger to the public," a Department of Justice press release stated. According to the DOJ, Loewen was arrested "without incident" after "he attempted to enter the airport tarmac and deliver a vehicle loaded with what he believed...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot by worker at Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 1:37:52 PM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    A 58-year-old airport worker was charged Friday with allegedly planning a suicide bombing at a passenger terminal at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas. The suspect, Terry Lee Loewen, an avionics technician who lives in Wichita, was arrested earlier in the day as he attempted to use his security pass to drive a vehicle that he thought contained explosives onto the tarmac at the airport, law enforcement officials said at a news conference in Wichita. In fact, the car contained only dummy explosives. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Loewen spent months developing a plan to drive a carload of explosives...
  • Feds say they disrupted suicide bomb plot against Wichita airport

    12/13/2013 11:29:03 AM PST · by Zakeet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 13, 2013 | Pete Williams
    Federal officials say they've arrested a Kansas man who allegedly wanted to set off a suicide bomb at the Wichita airport. Officials were to announce details of the case at a news conference at 2 p.m. ET in Wichita. In advance of the news conference, an official familiar with the case told NBC News that the suspect was "an older white man," who became radicalized after reading extremist Islamic material on the web.
  • Terry Lee Loewen ID’ed as Suspect in Wichita Airport Bomb Plot

    12/13/2013 12:10:45 PM PST · by House Atreides · 37 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/13/2013 | Jack Phillips
    Terry L. Loewen was identified as the suspect who allegedly wanted to set off a bomb at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Kansas.
  • Catholic schools to rally outside abortion clinics across the U.S. this Friday

    12/04/2013 12:54:51 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | Dec 03, 2013 | Operation Rescue staff
    Wichita, KS- What started out as the dream of a small Catholic High School class in Beloit, Kansas, has turned into a national pro-life event aimed at activating youth to stand against abortion. This Friday will mark the first Catholic School for Life Rally. Students from St. John’s Catholic High School in Beliot will travel 2˝ hours to Wichita for a rally and prayer outside South Wind Women’s Center, the closest abortion clinic to Beliot as a means of education on the reality of abortion. They will be joined by other Catholic High Schools, including Sacred Heart Catholic School in...
  • Alert: FBI Investigating Threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems: “On High Alert”

    10/19/2013 3:31:23 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/19/13 | Mac Slavo
    Reuters reports that the FBI and other agencies are in the process of investigating multiple threats to Midwest Water Supply Systems. Specifically, the FBI has named Wichita, Kansas as a target, but utility facilities have also been put on alert in other Midwestern cities. (Reuters) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation learned of the threats in the past two days and has contacted the water supply facilities and law enforcement offices for the municipalities, said Bridget Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Kansas City, Missouri. Patton declined to discuss the nature of the threats or the number of...
  • Barack Obama's fire-breathing conservative cousin set to run for the U.S. Senate

    09/14/2013 7:43:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9-14-13 | David Martosko In Washington
    This is not your typical political dynasty-in-the-making: A second cousin to Barack Obama is considering a run for U.S. Senate, and he's a fire-breathing conservative. Milton Wolf, whose mother's cousin was also Obama's grandmother, is a Kansas radiologist who writes columns for The Washington Times and produced videos for The Daily Caller last year. Neither publication is known for its patience with the president, and Wolf fits right in with their politics. He is gauging support among conservative leaders for a primary challenge to Sen. Pat Roberts. 'They say you can't choose your family,' Wolf said in one Daily Caller...
  • Group aims to reverse open-carry firearms law in Wichita (KS barf alert)

    07/30/2012 8:04:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    kansas.com ^ | 29 July, 2012 | Bill Wilson, The Wichita Eagle
    On Thursday, it became legal for the first time in decades to strap on a holster and a firearm in Wichita, carrying it openly without a permit. And today, a group of city officials and business owners are looking for a way to reverse that city ordinance. “I’m not going to live in Tombstone,” Wichita Vice Mayor Janet Miller said. The city’s new open carry laws are a classic case of a state mandate, city officials say: Wichita’s city firearms ordinance, which prohibited the open display of a loaded firearm, has been in conflict with – or in legal terms,...
  • Open Carry law clarified in Wichita(KS)

    07/29/2012 12:30:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ksn.com ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Craig Andres
    Wichita, Kansas -- It is now perfectly legal to walk down Wichita city streets with a loaded gun in plain sight. Some restrictions apply. "Well, you've got to have the safety on," says District Court Judge Phil Journey. "And the gun has to be in a holster and on your hip." Journey says, as a lawmaker for years, he followed a lot of changes in gun laws. Now the City of Wichita says it is enacting change. "For this one," says Journey, "In Kansas we have what's called a pre-emption law. We enacted that law in 2005 and we had...
  • Tornado moving through Wichita, KS

    04/14/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 31 replies
    I see very strong rotation/hook on radar. A very strong tornado is on the ground and moving through the highly populated area !
  • Wichita in tornado crosshairs.

    04/14/2012 8:16:57 PM PDT · by lmr · 78 replies
    ksn.com | 4-14-2012 | Self
    Severe Storms in Wichita. Large Tornado moving into Southwest part of city. Haysville, Derby, Wichita especially in the crosshairs. We're hunkered down here and prepared. It looks like it might miss us, but there are more storms expected tonight. Looks like a long evening. Stay Safe!
  • Boeing to close Wichita plant with 2,160 jobs

    01/04/2012 5:08:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 1/4/12 | ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press
    The Boeing Co., for decades the brand that helped support Wichita's claim as the aviation capital of the world, announced Wednesday it will shut down facilities in the city by the end of 2013 and send work to plants in three other states as it deals with defense spending cutbacks. The closure will cost 2,160 workers their jobs and end the firm's presence in an area where it has been a major employer for generations. The decision was not a surprise because Boeing said in November it was looking at closing the Wichita plant. But it still drew an angry...
  • No contract binds Boeing to local jobs (Wichita plant shutdown?)

    11/23/2011 3:05:44 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 20 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/23/11 | Molly McMillin
    Boeing seems “very serious” about its study on whether to shut down its Wichita plant, Sen. Jerry Moran said Tuesday. “I think Boeing considers this a real option,” Moran said. His comments followed Boeing’s announcement Monday that it was studying the future of its Wichita site, including whether to close the facility. Elected officials from Kansas and Wichita, and union leaders reacted Tuesday by requesting meetings with Boeing officials to remind them of the promises they made to put jobs in Kansas should the company win an Air Force contract for aerial refueling tankers. Gov. Sam Brownback said he and...
  • Hawker Beechcraft layoffs total 300

    11/13/2011 2:37:04 PM PST · by Evil Slayer · 21 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | 11/12/11 | Molly McMillin and Bill Wilson
    Hawker Beechcraft issued 60-day layoff notices Friday to 300 workers, the company said in a statement. A source said the notices included 210 salaried and 90 hourly workers. The same source said there could be more layoffs sometime around February. The company issued a statement saying that many of the employees were notified Friday of the cuts. Hawker Beechcraft employs about 6,000 people, including about 4,700 in Wichita and 200 in Salina. Some employees laid off were walked out the door Friday, although the company has said they would be paid for the next two months. The practice has been...
  • Leopard Attacks Child At Sedgwick County Zoo

    05/06/2011 12:38:39 PM PDT · by eccentric · 79 replies
    KAKE News, Wichita, KS ^ | May 6, 2011 | KAKE News
    A 7-year-old boy is hospitalized after being attacked by a leopard at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Dispatchers said the call came in just before 1:30. Zoo officials said the boy climbed a guardrail to get closer to the leopard cage. The leopard was able to reach the child with both of its paws, injuring the boy on his neck. The boy suffered wounds on his neck and face. The zoo official said people riding the zoo tram saw the attack, jumped off and scared the leopard away. Via Christi on St. Francis reports that the child is now in fair...
  • Five to be ordained in Wichita, Kansas [Catholic Caucus]

    05/22/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    cna ^ | May 22, 2011 | Christopher M. Riggs
    Wichita, Kan., May 22, 2011 / 01:05 pm (CNA).- Five men will be ordained next weekend by Bishop Michael O. Jackels at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Wichita, Kansas. Four will be ordained to the priesthood and one to the transitional diaconate.David M. VossDavid M. Voss from Wichita will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at a Mass on Friday, May 27. He is finishing studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.Voss said as he looks forward to his ordination as a transitional deacon he is filled with gratefulness to God, Bishop Jackels, his seminaries, and his family.“One would...
  • Wichita State beats Alabama 66-57 for NIT title

    03/31/2011 8:36:26 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 12 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | March 31, 2011
    J.T. Durley and Graham Hatch scored 12 points each to lead a balanced offense, and the fourth-seeded Shockers simply overwhelmed top-seeded Alabama 66-57 on Thursday night to win the NIT championship at Madison Square Garden. ...
  • Brinkmanship with jobs

    02/07/2011 8:00:31 PM PST · by kathsua · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Hutchinson News ^ | 2/05/11 | H. Edward Flentje
    Most Wichita-area residents breathed a sigh of relief last December when former Gov. Mark Parkinson, along with city and county officials, inked a $45 million deal for aviation manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft to maintain 4,000 jobs in Wichita. The deal was cut after months of community drama in which company officials threatened to uproot the 75-year-old Wichita company and move it, lock, stock and barrel, to Louisiana. The company had also demanded that union contracts be set aside and vowed to send pieces of the company to Mexico. These threats came after Hawker Beechcraft had cut its Kansas workforce by one-third...
  • Republican Chairman Steele makes ‘fire Pelosi’ bus stop for Pompeo campaign

    09/27/2010 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Kansas58 · 31 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 27 September 2010 | Dion Lefler
    Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele made a stop in Wichita on his “Fire Nancy Pelosi” bus tour Monday, exhorting about 200 enthusiastic Republicans to work to elect Mike Pompeo in the 4th Congressional District. “This is your moment, this organic movement that we’ve witnessed coming from the people over the past year,” Steele said. “It’s not manufactured in some board room or in some Fifth Avenue marketing firm. It comes from moms and dads, grandmas and grandads who are fed up, who have had enough.
  • Air Force "Swinger" In HIV Probe Feds: Sergeant hid diagnosis from “multitude” of sex partners

    08/26/2010 7:35:04 PM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Smoking Gun ^ | August 26, 2010 | staff
    AUGUST 26--An HIV-positive Air Force sergeant failed to disclose his medical condition before engaging in sexual activity with a “multitude” of partners he met at “swinger” parties and through adult web sites, according to a military investigation, The Smoking Gun has learned. The criminal probe of Sgt. David Gutierrez, a 20-year military veteran, began last month when the Air Force Office of Special Investigations received information that he had “engaged in numerous, unprotected sexual acts…over the course of three years.” According to court records, investigators charge that, due to Gutierrez’s HIV status, these encounters amounted to “aggravated assault against several...
  • Death Comes to the Mall (video)

    08/10/2010 11:12:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 15, 2010 | NCDukefan12
    Look what I found on my last trip home. You have to see it to believe it!
  • Union: Hawker may make massive cuts (Wichita, KS: Beechcraft)

    07/15/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Wichta Eagle ^ | Thu, Jul. 15, 2010 | MOLLY McMILLIN
    Union officials said Wednesday that Hawker Beechcraft is considering moving work out of Wichita that could shrink its hourly work force 50 to 75 percent over the next two years. Union and company leaders met Wednesday about the future of the Wichita facility and its jobs, the union said. "The outlook given by the company was bleak for the future," Machinists District 70 president Steve Rooney said in a letter to workers. "The picture we are getting is of a Hawker Beechcraft Wichita that will shrink almost immediately down to 25 percent or more within two years, without a guarantee...
  • Rove Rips Moran, stumps for Tiahrt

    06/13/2010 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 11 replies · 767+ views
    K.C. Star ^ | 06/13/2010 | Steve Kraske
    "Rove is the second leading Republican leader to criticize Moran. Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has repeatedly knocked Moran, saying "he was never there." "I mean, he’d always be out there grabbing a headline," Hastert said, "but he was never there in my experience of doing the hard work to make things happen.” In the interview, Rove wa particulary harsh on Moran for how the congressman approached a 2001 bill on trade promotion authority that Rove said was aimed at knocking down trade barriers and would have helped Moran's rural western Kansas district. Rove said Moran tried to cut a...
  • Wichita employee who stopped theft fired by Wal-Mart

    05/26/2010 5:41:11 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 20 replies · 975+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | May 25, 2010 | Carrie Rengers
    Heather Ravenstein tried to save Wal-Mart some money Friday by foiling a shoplifter's plan to steal a $600 computer, but it cost Ravenstein her job. (snip) When asked about the situation, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Anna Taylor e-mailed this response: "While we appreciate her intentions, Ms. Ravenstein's actions put her safety — and perhaps the safety of our customers — in jeopardy and, in the process, violated company policy as it pertains to how we treat people in our stores. As an unfortunate result of these circumstances, Ms. Ravenstein is no longer employed by our company."
  • Pilot, passenger in plane loaded with cocaine sentenced for drug trafficking

    04/20/2010 10:27:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 653+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | April 19, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: April 19, 2010 Pilot, passenger in plane loaded with cocaine sentenced for drug trafficking WICHITA, Kan. - The pilot and a passenger of an airplane carrying more than 114 pounds of cocaine when it landed at a Kansas airport were sentenced Monday in federal court for drug trafficking. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The pilot, Dean Bryan Moya, 40, of Hemet, Calif., was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison. The passenger, Richard Allen Vickery, 31, of Hemet, Calif., was sentenced to 72 months....
  • US abortion doctor killer gets life

    04/01/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 25 replies · 987+ views
    Nine News ^ | April 2, 2010
    A born-again Christian who said he killed a prominent US abortion doctor to save the lives of unborn babies has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 50 years. Judge Warren Wilbert also sentenced Scott Roeder, 52, to an additional two years in prison for threatening two ushers who tried to stop him as he fled after shooting Doctor George Tiller to death in the foyer of a Kansas church last May. Tiller, 67, was one of a handful of doctors in the United States to perform abortions into the third trimester of pregnancies and...
  • I shot US abortion doctor to protect children, Scott Roeder tells court

    01/28/2010 12:16:12 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 420 replies · 3,643+ views
    Guardian ^ | 28 January 2010 | Ed Pilkington
    A self-proclaimed born-again Christian who believes all abortions are a sin told his trial for murder today that he shot dead an abortion doctor in Wichita, Kansas, to protect unborn children. Scott Roeder said he had bought a .22-calibre Taurus gun and ammunition on 30 May 2009, the day before he shot George Tiller, and practised target shooting with his brother. Then he checked into a motel in Wichita, and the next day followed Tiller to the church in the town where the doctor was an usher. His defence lawyer asked: "Did you go and shoot Dr Tiller?" Roeder replied:...
  • AWOL U-S soldier caught in New Smyrna Beach

    01/12/2010 3:44:54 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies · 925+ views
    WOFL FOX 35 ^ | Jan 12 2010 | WOFL FOX 35
    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - An AWOL U-S soldier was arrested in New Smyrna Beach and the FBI is on the case because they say he is actually in the country illegally The 28-year old is a citizen of Iraq. U-S Immigration revoked his visa after he went AWOL from the military in Kansas.
  • Wichita ELCA Congregation Prepares for High-Profile Murder Trial

    01/09/2010 8:18:05 PM PST · by lightman · 11 replies · 533+ views
    ELCA News Service ^ | 8 January AD 2010 | John Brooks
    Wichita ELCA Congregation Prepares for High-Profile Murder Trial 10-003-JB CHICAGO (ELCA) -- The congregation of Reformation Lutheran Church, Wichita, Kan., is preparing for next week's start of jury selection in the murder trial of a man accused of fatally shooting one its members, Dr. George Tiller. Tiller was serving as an usher when he was killed inside the church building on May 31, 2009, just as worship services were to begin. Tiller, a controversial figure, was one of a few physicians in the United States who performed late-term abortions. He was often targeted by anti-abortion protests. Scott Roeder, 51, Kansas...
  • Roeder confesses to shooting abortion doctor

    11/09/2009 1:03:03 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 61 replies · 2,814+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Nov 9, 2009 | AP
    WICHITA | Scott Roeder has confessed to the shooting of a Kansas abortion provider. The 51-year-old Kansas City man told The Associated Press in a telephone call from jail Monday that he plans to use the so-called necessity defense at his trial. Roeder contends the killing of George Tiller in May at a Wichita church was justified to protect the lives of unborn children. His confession comes as abortion opponents across the nation release a new “Defensive Action Statement” arguing for the same force to protect the unborn as is justified to protect born children. The 21 signers want jurors...
  • Thieves see stolen rock sink!

    09/02/2009 1:56:21 PM PDT · by Jeffrey_D. · 7 replies · 991+ views
    Two thieves tried to pilfer landscaping rock from next to the Keeper of the Plains early this morning, but their would-be heist sank — literally.......
  • Medical Center Won't Let LeRoy Carhart Take Late-Term Abortion Patients There

    08/15/2009 1:47:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 1,528+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/14/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas has announced that it will not allow LeRoy Carhart to admit patients there who may suffer from botched abortions. The decision is significant because it could prevent Carhart from opening up a new late-term abortion business in town. Carhart current runs an abortion center outside Omaha, Nebraska and had worked with late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller before he was shot and killed by someone not affiliated with the pro-life movement.Carhart wants to replace Tiller and open up his own abortion facility in Wichita, but he needs an agreement with...
  • Kan. abortion rights group rebuilds after shooting (Tiller)

    07/18/2009 7:06:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies · 712+ views
    Hays Daily News ^ | 7/17/2009
    Abortion rights activists are working to rebuild a coalition in Kansas following the death of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers and the closure of his political action committee. Dr. George Tiller was shot and killed May 31 at his church, and his family has since closed his Wichita clinic. ProKanDo, the political action committee he founded and funded, was closed in mid-June upon the request of the Tiller family, its former director, Julie Burkhart said. But even before his closure of ProKanDo, the political action committee had been struggling to find someone in Kansas willing to take...
  • Vatican investigator finds 'compelling case' for miracle in Wichita

    07/03/2009 10:18:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies · 470+ views
    cna ^ | July 3, 2009
    Chase Kear after his accident / Fr. Emil Kapaun Wichita, Kan., Jul 3, 2009 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- Considering the beatification of the Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Vatican investigation has found enough evidence of a miracle in the unexplained recovery of a young man who broke his skull in a near-fatal athletic accident. The man’s mother and her family had prayed for the intercession of the heroic U.S. Army chaplain.Andrea Ambrosi, a lawyer and investigator for the Vatican, on Friday visited family members and the doctors of two Wichita-area families who believe the survival of their...
  • Man Vandalizes Pro-Life Group's Office, Tries to Disable Security System

    06/28/2009 5:05:57 PM PDT · by SErtelt · 10 replies · 1,665+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 28, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Wichita, KS (Lifenews.com) -- An abortion advocate attacked the national headquarters of the pro-life group Operation Rescue on Friday. The attack saw someone attempt to disabled the pro-life organization's security system.
  • Wichita 'miracle' causes Vatican to send investigator

    06/24/2009 4:14:54 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 1,190+ views
    cna ^ | June 24, 2009
    Chase Kear after his accident / Fr. Emil Kapaun Wichita, Kan., Jun 24, 2009 / 07:15 am (CNA).- The Congregation for the Causes of Saints is preparing to investigate an alleged miracle in Wichita, Kansas, where doctors are baffled by the unexplained recovery of a young man who had suffered a severe head injury in an accident that had broken his skull.When her 20-year-old son Chase was seriously injured in a pole-vaulting accident on October 2, Paula Kear and her family began to pray fervently for the intercession of Fr. Emil Kapaun, and asked their friends to do the...