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Body cams show moments leading to fatal shooting by officers

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Body camera footage from a fatal officer-involved shooting shows police asked 19-year-old Jeremy Holmes to drop the knife he was holding more than 40 times before firing at him on July 1 near the Colorado State...

 

Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jail inmate in Kansas City, Missouri, has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after authorities say he attacked a corrections officer, critically injuring him. The Jackson County prosecutor's...

 

Kansas judge to review records on teen's 1988 disappearance

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge will read thousands of pages of investigative records focusing on the 1988 disappearance of a teenager before deciding whether to release the files to the teen's parents. The parents of Randy Leach, 17, have...

 

Conviction of man in fatal shooting of Oklahoma teen upheld

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the murder conviction and life without parole sentence of a man convicted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old during an attempted robbery at a home in Shawnee. The court's...

 

Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman accused of mailing potentially deadly homemade bombs to then-President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 was arrested, in part, due to cat hair, a cigarette box and an almost-destroyed shipping label...

 

Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man found sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his children and his dismembered wife's remains is now suspected of killing a California man who vanished last year. Justin Tod Rey, 35, was charged Wednesday in th...

 

Police nab suspect in robbery of elderly woman at bus stop

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 71-year-old woman says a man punched her and took her money at a bus stop in Wichita. The Wichita Police Department says in a news release that officers responding to the call at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday located a suspect...

 

Wichita police investigate man's suspicious death in yard

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was found lying in a Wichita yard as suspicious. The Wichita Eagle reports that police Sgt. Ed Brower says 911 was called after the 26-year-old man was spotting in the yard...

 

Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy's supervision moved to Florida

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The post-prison supervision for a former reserve deputy in Oklahoma convicted of manslaughter has been transferred to Florida. The Tulsa World reports that 76-year-old Robert Bates' supervisory office changed last week, which...

 

4 arrested in kidnapping of 16-year-old Kansas teen

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested four teenagers in connection with last week's kidnapping of a 16-year-old Emporia boy. The Lyon County sheriff's office said in a news release Wednesday that deputies responded to Newman...

 

Oklahoma appeals court tosses life sentence in rape case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court on Wednesday tossed the life-without-parole sentence for a man convicted of raping an elderly woman, citing "alarming" prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments in the case. In its unanimous...

 

US judge finds Oklahoma bomb plot suspect mentally competent

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank in August has been found mentally competent to face trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Shon T. Erwin said Tuesday that...

 

2 bodies found in eastern Oklahoma

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say the remains of a man and woman have been discovered in eastern Oklahoma. McIntosh County Sheriff Kevin Ledbetter says the bodies were discovered Tuesday afternoon by local residents. He says his office and...

 

Prosecutor: Mental exam for teen accused in family's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma district attorney has requested that a 19-year-old charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings be compelled to fully participate in a mental health exam. The Tulsa World reports that District...

 

Attorney: Ex-Oklahoma senator to plead to child sex charge

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The attorney for a former state senator charged with producing and transporting child pornography says his client will plead guilty to one count of child sex trafficking in exchange for U.S. prosecutors dropping three other...

 

Hutchinson man being chased by deputy crashes, dies

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man has died in a crash in central Kansas that happened as he was being chased by a sheriff's deputy. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Friday night crash killed 25-year-old Angel Montiel. Officials say...

 

Shootings by officers, other Kansas cases cloaked in secrecy

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to...

 

Police: 2 arrested in death of man found killed by sword

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say two men have been arrested on complaints including first-degree murder and robbery in connection to the death of another man who was allegedly killed with a sword. The Tulsa World reports that...

 

Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white ex-Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year, including three that resulted in hung...

 

Teen killed in Kansas City, Kansas, laundromat

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — School officials say a teenager found fatally shot inside a Kansas City, Kansas, laundromat was a high school sophomore. The Kansas City Star reports that police are investigating the shooting as a homicide and asking the...

 

Jurors acquit man in 2006 death of 2-year-old in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of killing a 2-year-old Topeka boy more than 11 years ago is free after a jury acquitted him in the case. The Shawnee County District Court jury on Thursday found 33-year-old Johnathan Davion Mango not guilty of...

 

Kansas City man accused of stabbing victim for 7 minutes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County prosecutors say a homeless Kansas City man stabbed his victim with a screwdriver for more than 7 minutes before taking his wallet. Forty-year-old Sonny Scott was arrested with a blood-covered screwdriver...

 

Records: Man posed for photo with dead wife, then cut her up

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homeless man posed for photos with his dead wife, along with their newborn and toddler, before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room, according to court records. Justin Rey, 35, who was arrested last month...

 

Georgia Man sentenced for cybercrime against Kansas county

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for participating in a scheme that cost Sedgwick County $566,000. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said 49-year-old George James, of Brookhaven, Georgia,...

 

Kansas jailer accused of sex with inmates, impregnating one

GARNETT, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for an abortion for one of them, authorities allege in a newly released affidavit. Lexington Laiter,...

 

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