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There are 385 municipal, or city, courts in Kansas. These Municipal Courts exclusively handle DWI/DUI cases, traffic infractions, and city/county ordinance violations. Kansas's District Courts hear civil, small claims, domestic relations, DWI/DUI, criminal, juvenile, and traffic cases. Kansas's appellate division consists of its Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court, which is the state's highest court.

Copies of the dockets for the Kansas appellate courts and Kansas Supreme Court can be viewed on the Kansas Judicial Branch's website at If you're seeking information regarding a Kansas Court of Appeals case, you can use the Case Inquiry System for the appellate courts ( to find out basic data about appellate cases. If you're trying to find information regarding Kansas District Court cases, you can search on the Kansas County District Court Search website ( You can search by county, case number, and other criteria – however, there is a charge for this service. Each county in Kansas has a Clerk of Court office, and if you're seeking Kansas court records you should contact them for information on how to view court records for free.
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26, Mar 2015 - Arkansas House would let victim relatives witness executions
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas House members are supporting a proposal that would let family members of murder victims witness executions in-person.
26, Mar 2015 - "Lone Ranger Bandit" sentenced to 40 years in federal prison
A federal judge has sentenced the "Lone Ranger Bandit" to 40 years in federal prison for 13 armed bank robberies in Texas and Arkansas starting in 2011.
26, Mar 2015 - Olathe, KS Supremacist to go on trial for capital murder in slayings of 3 at Jewish sites in Kan.
OLATHE, Kan. — A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a ...
26, Mar 2015 - Arkansas House Passes Two Bills Regulating Adoptions
An Arkansas lawmaker who gave away his adopted daughters to a man who later sexually assaulted one of them voted Friday to make such transfers a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
26, Mar 2015 - Kansas Supreme Court To Visit Hays To Hear Cases
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is making its first visit to Hays to hear cases as part of an outreach effort. Court officials said in a news release that three cases will be considered on the evening of April 13 at Fort Hays State University.
26, Mar 2015 - Douglas, KS Jurors deciding horrific murder in Lawrence hear recording of suspect’s confession
LAWRENCE, Kan. — On the second day of the first-degree murder trial of Sarah Gonzalez McLinn, 20, jurors listened to the confession recorded by police after her arrest and return to Kansas in late January 2014. McLinn is standing trial in Douglas County for the brutal murder of her roommate, Harold “Hal” Sasko, 52, a businessman who […]
26, Mar 2015 - Prison Boasts Trigger Arrest in '67 Cold Case: Cops
A Delaware man has been arrested in connection with a murder committed nearly 50 years ago in rural Arkansas, police say.
26, Mar 2015 - Douglas, KS Jury: McLinn Eligible For Hard 50 Sentence In Brutal Murder
TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- A jury decided Friday morning Sarah Gonzalez McLinn is eligible for a Hard 50 sentence. They found aggravating factors were present when McLinn slashed roommate and former employer Harold Sasko's neck in January 2014, inside their Lawrence home.
26, Mar 2015 - Arkansas lawmaker will propose execution by firing squad
LITTLE ROCK — A lawmaker whose 12-year-old daughter was murdered by a man now on death row said Thursday that she will work to make the firing squad a legal execution method in Arkansas because court challenges have stalled efforts to resume the death penalty using lethal injections. read more
26, Mar 2015 - Kansas Appeals Voter Citizenship Lawsuit To US Supreme Court
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to force federal elections officials to require residents of their states to prove their U.S. citizenship before registering to vote.
26, Mar 2015 - 'Loan Ranger Bandit' sentenced to 40 years in prison
In Waco today, a federal judge sentenced 38-year-old Richard Wayne Swicegood (aka “Lone Ranger Bandit”) of Waxahachie, TX, to 40 years in federal prison for committing 13 armed bank robberies in Texas and Arkansas announced Acting U Promote to Mobile 0 read more
26, Mar 2015 - Shawnee, KS Man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping, rape and killing 8-year-old girl in Kansas
A man convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 8-year-old Topeka girl before stuffing her body in a clothes dryer has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
26, Mar 2015 - Bill to end juvenile life sentences fails in House
A bill that would allow the chance at parole for youthful offenders failed in the Arkansas House on Thursday.
26, Mar 2015 - Kansas Supreme Court to make 1st visit to Hays to hear cases
The Kansas Supreme Court is making its first visit to Hays to hear cases as part of an outreach effort.
26, Mar 2015 - Serial bank robber who hit Tyler bank gets 40 years in federal prison
WACO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man who robbed more than a dozen banks has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the crime spree that ended in Arkansas.
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