Wichita Man Sentenced to Life in Prison Plus 195 Months for 2019 Murder

A homeless man convicted in November for the 2019 murder of a Wichita woman who had been helping him was sentenced this week. 57 year old John Darwin Pepper was sentenced Wednesday to life plus 195 months in prison for the July 2019 death of 72 year old Rita Golden at her home in the 2700 block of East 10th. Police said Golden would occasionally help Pepper by offering him food and a place to sleep.
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Man sentenced to life for murder of 72-year-old Wichita woman

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A Sedgwick County District Court judge sentenced a 57-year-old Wichita man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for the July 2019 murder of 72-year-old Rita Golden at her north Wichita home. Judge Bruce Brown also sentenced the man, John Pepper,...
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Homeless Wichita man sentenced for sexually assaulting, killing 72-year-old woman

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A 57-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to life plus 195 months in prison for sexually assaulting and killing a woman in 2019. Sedgwick County District Judge Bruce Brown sentenced John Pepper on Thursday to life with parole eligibility after 25 years for first-degree murder and an additional 195 months for aggravated criminal sodomy. The sentences will run consecutive, meaning he must serve just over 41 years in prison before he's eligible for parole.

Bonz meets a bestie bunch: Peanut, Pepper and Sasha

This week I met three pooch besties: Peanut Bush, a Chuh-waa-waa, about 3; Sasha Bray, almost 14, a blue merle Border Collie with a great smile; an Pepper T, the youngest an the only boy, a bouncy, fluffy ShihTzu/Yorkie. Following Wag-an-Sniffs, we settled on their nice grass, ’cept Miss Peanut,...

Indianola council discusses concerns about IMU

The discussion of Deb White’s application to serve on the Indianola Municipal Utilities Board of Trustees turned into a 20-minute discussion of the past and future of the utility during Tuesday’s Indianola City Council meeting. “She was recommended to me by the outgoing person,” said Mayor Stephanie Erickson,...

Many Buffalo side streets are still covered in snow

BUFFALO — The winter storm at the start of the week dumped close to two feet of snow on the city and the Buffalo Department of Public Works focuses on plowing the main streets first. The city DPW says now that the main streets are cleared it’s focusing on...

The Best Dog Kennels, Boarding & Day Care in Cornwall

Finding the right place to trust to take care of your beloved dogs can be a struggle! So I wanted to share a few recommendations for kennels and dog day cares to try in Cornwall. Although I share plenty of dog friendly stays and activities here on the blog, sometimes...

Halifax Humane Society's Pets of the Week for Jan. 20

Two dogs, one cat and one guinea pig have been featured as this week's Halifax Humane Society Adoptable Pets of the Week. The first is Lincoln, a 10-year-old terrier and American Staffordshire mix with a black and white coat. He originally arrived at the shelter back in June 201 as a stray that no one reclaimed. Since then, he's been adopted and returned a total of seven times. Previous adopters have said he is not good with male dogs or cats, so he is required to be adopted into a home without those. He is, however, great with children and loves to play fetch. Lincoln has recently developed some separation anxiety and storm anxiety, and would benefit from a home familiar with these conditions. He is patiently seeking his forever home. His adoption fee is $35.

Five Questions with Dottie Pepper

A Saratoga Springs native, national broadcaster Dottie Pepper is a 17-time LPGA winner and a trailblazer for women’s golf. She is also the lead walking reporter for CBS Sports’ coverage of the PGA Tour, Masters and PGA Championship. Pepper retired from competitive golf in 2004. Since then, she...