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12-hour shifts to continue at El Dorado for 90 days

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — The state corrections department says it will continue 12-hour shifts for its officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility for another 90 days. The department said an emergency status started earlier this year will continue...

 

Oklahoma AG distributes $1.3 to law enforcement agencies

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has distributed more than $1.3 million among 22 law enforcement agencies as part of the 2017 Safe Oklahoma Grant program. Hunter says the funds will help agencies directly target crime in...

 

Man who wounded deputy found dead in house after standoff

FARGO, Okla. (AP) — Investigators say the body of a suspect who wounded an Ellis County sheriff's deputy and barricaded himself inside a house for hours has been found after the residence caught fire. Authorities said Sunday that the suspect was...

 

Police chief: 'A lot of concerns' after shooting of deaf man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The police chief of Oklahoma City said Thursday the fatal shooting of a deaf man has raised "a lot of concerns" about training for officer interaction with people with hearing or speech problems, and he plans to meet with...

 

Man charged with attempted murder of Kansas tax agent

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Kansas Department of Revenue agent has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. Ricky Wirths made his first appearance in court Thursday. He's charged in Tuesday's shooting of tax agent...

 

Kansas daycare worker ordered to stand trial for murder

EUDORA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Eudora home daycare worker to stand trial for murder in the death of a 9-month-old baby. After a preliminary hearing Thursday, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled 43-year-old Carrody...

 

Kansas man sentenced for setting occupied home on fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old Wichita man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a house last year while seven people were inside. District Attorney Marc Bennett says Christopher Clark was sentenced Wednesday after being...

 

Missouri slaying accomplice convicted of first-degree murder

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jurors have convicted a Kansas City, Kansas, man of first-degree murder for being an accomplice in a 2014 shooting death in Missouri's Platte County near Kansas City. Zakary Mergy also was convicted Tuesday of armed...

 

The Latest: Video shows hit-and-run that led to shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Surveillance video shows a hit-and-run crash between two vehicles that led to the fatal shooting of a deaf man by...

 

Oklahoma troopers shot, kill man suspected in homicide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says two state troopers shot and killed a man suspected in a separate homicide. According to the Oklahoman , sheriff's deputies in Choctaw County found a 51-year-old man shot dead...

 

Tulsa to pay ex-officer's legal bill in civil lawsuit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa officials have approved legal representation in a federal civil lawsuit for a former police officer acquitted of first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man. Former Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was...

 

Prosecutors to rest in trial of Oklahoma beheading suspect

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jurors have heard a recorded confession of a man charged with murder for beheading a co-worker at a food plant in Oklahoma. Prosecutors on Wednesday played recordings of 33-year-old Alton Nolen that were made while he was...

 

Trooper, driver shoot at each other during Oklahoma pursuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A police pursuit in Oklahoma City that included a rolling gun battle between the fleeing driver and a state trooper ended when the driver crashed his pickup. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons says the chase began...

 

Man in hit-and-runs targeting homeless pleads not guilty

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Oklahoma man has pleaded not guilty in connection with two hit-and-run crashes that authorities believe targeted homeless people in Tulsa. A judge entered the plea Wednesday on behalf of Jeremy Dean Thacker, who's...

 

Oklahoma sports agent pleads guilty to federal tax charges

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma sports marketing agent has pleaded guilty to making false statements on federal tax returns for a foundation established by a former star defensive lineman for the University of Oklahoma. Federal prosecutors say...

 

Confessed Oklahoma killer wants to invalidate plea agreement

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals says Oklahoma County District Court must allow a confessed killer an opportunity to respond to a motion to dismiss his lawsuit seeking to overturn his plea agreement. The court on Wednesday...

 

Lawrence police: Shooting death of 1-year-old was accident

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police say the shooting death of a 1-year-old girl was an accident. Police were called to a home in northern Lawrence Friday morning where the child had been shot. Efforts to save her were unsuccessful. Police said...

 

Suspect jailed in fatal Hutchinson shooting

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting death of a Hutchinson man. Police Capt. Troy Hoover says 42-year-old Clarence Allen was found dead Friday in a Hutchinson home. A 34-year-old suspect was arrested and is being held in...

 

Murder charge filed in Kansas woman's death while fleeing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Wyandotte County officials have charged a man with murder in the death of a woman who died in a traffic crash while she was fleeing from an alleged rape. Prosecutors filed the felony first-degree murder charge Friday...

 

Woman admits to 3 Wichita robberies, threatening employees

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman has admitted that she threatened employees and robbed three Wichita businesses within a year. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says 26-year-old Christina Messerschmidt of Wichita pleaded guilty Friday. She admitted to robbing...

 

2nd man charged in deadly Lawrence motel shooting

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A second man has been charged with killing one man and wounding two others at a Lawrence motel. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that 19-year-old Shawn Smith, of Kansas City, Missouri, appeared Thursday via video from jail...

 

Charges dropped in Kansas City, Kansas, double homicide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped two first-degree murder charges against a Kansas City, Kansas, man accused in a 2015 drive-by shooting. The Kansas City Star reports that the charges against 25-year-old Christopher Lewis were...

 

Deaf man's family calls for Oklahoma City officer's arrest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who killed a deaf man should be arrested and investigations into the shooting need to be launched on the state and federal levels, the man's family said Friday. In a statement released through...

 

Colorado man denies killing, dismembering ex-girlfriend

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has pleaded not guilty to charges that allege he killed and dismembered his ex-girlfriend. The Boulder Daily Camera reports 32-year-old Adam Densmore entered not guilty pleas on Friday to first-degree murder in...

 

Oklahoma officials say Thailand native died of meth overdose

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials say a Thailand native whose body was found along the side of a state highway in July died from a methamphetamine overdose. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Friday that 41-year-old...

 

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