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Odell Woman Reports Being Held Hostage


Investigation into claims by an Odell woman that she was held hostage for nearly eight hours by 8-10 men, including her ex-husband are ongoing, after 43 year old Kelly Cavin was arrested recently on drug possession charges. She reportedly escaped to a neighboring residence in the 100 block of Meyer Street and called 911. When authorities responded, no one was ... Read More »

STEP Executive Director announced


The STEP Foundation Board of Directors has hired Leslie Scoby as it’s new Executive Director. She replaces Tami Haverkamp who resigned earlier this year to spend more time with her family. Scoby is a retired teacher and lives in Sabetha with her husband, Gary, and they have four children and 10 grandchildren. Read More »

Baynton seeks to withdraw her plea


Amanda Baynton, sentenced to 15 years in prison for the June 2011 murder of her husband, Derek, has filed a motion seeking to withdraw her plea in the case, citing inadequate counsel by her defense attorney.  She pled no contest a year ago to charges of second degree murder and aggravated assault as part of her plea agreement. District Judge John Weingart has set ... Read More »

Fairbury Woman Sentenced for Murder

A Fairbury woman was sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband.  Laura DeJong was sentenced by District Judge Paul Korslund on Thursday in Jefferson County District Court. Susan DeJong was convicted of first-degree murder in the beating death of Thomas DeJong. DeJong received an additional 50 years for use of a deadly weapon.   The incident occurred March 11, ... Read More »

More Details On Standoff Emerge

Beatrice Police have released additional information concerning the standoff involving Michael Haney Jr., 36.  Haney was arrested at his home after his wife contacted 911 and reported her husband had been making threats to her while handling weapons and ammunition.   According to police Haney’s wife said he threatened to kill her and took a box of ammunition out of ... Read More »

Marshall County Woman Sentenced To Prison For Second-Degree Murder

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MARYSVILLE – (March 6, 2012) – A Marysville woman has been sentenced to nearly 15 years in prison for second-degree intentional murder and aggravated assault, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Amanda Baynton, 25, was sentenced Tuesday in Marshall County District Court by Judge John L. Weingart to 178 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. The crimes occurred ... Read More »

DeJong Found Guilty of Murder

Susan DeJong of Fairbury was found guilty of first degree murder and the use of a weapon to commit a felony.  The Jefferson county jury found DeJong guilty after just five hours of deliberation on Monday.  Susan DeJong was arrested on March 11, 2011 after she called 911 to ask that an ambulance be sent immediately to their residence eight ... Read More »

Murder Preliminary Hearing Postponed

The preliminary hearing for a Marysville woman charged in the shooting death of her husband has been continued until August 4th. Amanda Marina Baynton, Marysville, is charged with second-degree intentional murder in the June 8 shooting death of her husband, Derek Baynton. Marshall County Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish is prosecuting the case. She said the case is still being investigated and ... Read More »