Archive for Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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12:40 a.m.
Photo illustration of Harold Sasko and Sarah McLinn. Teen’s attorney in Lawrence murder case advises her to waive extradition hearing in Florida
2:01 p.m., January 28, 2014 Updated 4:20 p.m.
Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn, the 19-year-old woman accused of killing Harold Sasko earlier this month, will appear in federal court in Miami on Wednesday morning before she is expected to be turned over to Florida state authorities, according to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson.
7:59 a.m.
Photo illustration of Harold Sasko and Sarah McLinn. Homicide suspect Sarah McLinn was in small Texas town on Jan. 15, officers say
January 29, 2014
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn was in Bishop, Texas — a small town near the Gulf of Mexico and a little more than 100 miles from the border with Mexico — the same day she failed to appear for dinner with family in Topeka, according to law enforcement there. By Stephen Montemayor
11:00 a.m.
This Topeka High School yearbook photo from 2011 shows Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn as a junior. Homicide suspect McLinn turned over to state authorities; extradition hearing likely to be waived
10:59 a.m., January 29, 2014 Updated 3:44 p.m.
Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn is expected to waive an extradition hearing in Florida so that she may “return to Kansas as soon as possible,” according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Watts-Fitzgerald. By Stephen Montemayor
5:46 p.m.
Photo illustration of Harold Sasko and Sarah McLinn. Report: Murder suspect, 19, had knives, guns, hash, ax in victim’s car
January 29, 2014
Florida Everglades park rangers who located Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn on Saturday night in Harold Sasko’s car found guns, knives and drugs in the vehicle, according to a report by the Miami Herald.

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Editorial: Open government
Creating a state-level unit to monitor open meetings and open records could vastly improve the state’s ability to enforce these important laws.
January 29, 2014
Spending about $160,000 a year to police compliance to the Kansas Open Meetings Act and Kansas Open Records Act would be a good investment for the state.