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Antwon D. Banks Sr. was bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of a radio station employee in February.

At the conclusion of Wednesday’s preliminary hearing, Judge Gregory Waller set a trial date of Aug. 25. Judge Joe Kisner will be the trial judge, said Dan Dillon, spokesman for the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

Banks, 31, is charged with killing 25-year-old Daniel Flores, an employee at Steckline Communications, which houses radio stations and the Mid America Ag Network.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:53 CDT

The caretakers of a 3-year-old Wichita girl who was beaten to death last month waived their rights to a preliminary hearing Tuesday and have been bound over for trial on first-degree felony murder charges.

Monica Krueger and Evan A. Schuessler are set for a jury trial Aug. 25 in the death of Krueger’s daughter Emma, according to Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office’s spokesman Dan Dillon. The girl died June 4 after being taken to a local hospital by ambulance two days earlier. Emma was unresponsive, had bruises covering her body and had swelling on her brain.

Both Krueger, 24, and Schuessler, Krueger’s 23-year-old boyfriend, were arrested June 3 in connection with the girl’s injuries. They were charged with murder after she died.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38 CDT

Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank in southeast Wichita Tuesday morning.

The man walked into the Emprise Bank at 2323 S. Hydraulic at 9:41 a.m., a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. While no weapon was indicated, he left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and may have driven off in a gold minivan.

Police released photos of the robber extracted from surveillance video. The suspect is a white male in his 40s or 50s, officials said. He is 5-feet-7 and 160 pounds. He has a mustache and wore a baseball cap, blue jeans and a white and gray plaid button-up shirt.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:24 CDT
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