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Headlines for Sunday, August 7, 2022

Lawrence Police Arrest Man Wanted in Ohio Quadruple Murder

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KPR) - Lawrence police have arrested a man wanted in connection with a quadruple murder in Ohio. 39-year-old Stephen Marlow was taken into custody Saturday night after a nation-wide search. The shootings took place Friday at multiple crime scenes in a suburban neighborhood north of Dayton, Ohio. Butler Township police have identified the victims as 82-year-old Clyde Knox, 78-year-old Eva Knox, 41-year-old Sarah Anderson, and 15-year-old Kayla Anderson. In a press release, Lawrence police said on-duty police had reason to believe Marlow was in Lawrence and initiated a city-wide search. He was taken into custody without incident after police identified his vehicle at 23rd Street and Ousdahl. Police said they had not yet determined a motive for the shootings. Butler Township Police Chief John Porter said Marlow will be extradited to Ohio to face charges. 

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Two People Arrested in Topeka Hotel Homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (TCJ/KPR) - Two people have been arrested in connection with a homicide at a Topeka hotel. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 18-year-old Jahlel Brundidge of Topeka was pronounced dead at the Travelers Inn Friday afternoon. 39-year-old Andrew Quinton Jr. and 31-year-old Cassie Holden, both of Topeka, are being held on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary. It's the second homicide in less than a year at the Travelers Inn.

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Junction City Stabbing Leaves One Dead, Two Wounded

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - Police have arrested a man in connection with a stabbing in Junction City that left one woman dead and two men injured. Authorities responded to a call Saturday morning and discovered a man suffering from a stab wound. He was transported to Geary Community Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition. Police later learned that a 30-year-old Fort Riley woman had been transported to Irwin Army Hospital, where she died from stab wounds. The suspect, a 21-year-old Junction City man, drove himself to Geary Community Hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening stab wound. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated battery, domestic battery, and aggravated assault.

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Lawrence Police Step Up Weekend Patrols

Lawrence, Kan. (KPR) - The Lawrence police department is stepping up its presence around downtown Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus starting this weekend. In a press release, the police department said the increased police presence on Saturday nights isn't due to any specific concern over safety or crime, but to "help students transition" to living on their own. The visible patrols started Saturday and will run Saturday nights through most of October.

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