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Man sought by Kansas police shot, wounded by Okla. officer

TONKAWA, Okla. (AP) — A 70-year-old man wanted by authorities in Kansas has been shot and wounded by a police officer following a traffic stop in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Saturday that Ronald Dean...

 

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn't been released, shot Wyan...

 

Authorities identify body found buried in Oklahoma City yard

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a body found buried in the backyard of a home has been identified as that of a 31-year-old woman. Police said Thursday that the body of Jacalyn Elizabeth Russell was found buried in a shallow grave...

 

Oklahoma court affirms life sentence in kidnapping, death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a man's life prison sentence in the death of an Oklahoma man who had cerebral palsy and delayed cognitive reasoning. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Tuesday affirmed the first-degree murder...

 

Texas inmate condemned for TCU professor death loses appeal

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a 45-year-old man on Texas death row for the 2004 suffocation of a retired TCU professor whose body was found in Oklahoma after she was abducted in Fort Worth. Attorneys for Edward...

 

Father, son arrested in ATM theft from Wichita bingo casino

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police have arrested a father and son who allegedly rammed a pickup truck into a Wichita bingo hall and stole an ATM. Officer Charley Davidson said two of three suspects were arrested Wednesday. Officers responding to...

 

Trial set for ex-Wichita YMCA employee accused of rape

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of the Wichita YMCA who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at the Kansas center will go to trial this summer. Caleb Gaston waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty on Thursday....

 

Wichita man who tried to buy tiger pelts charged

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who prosecutors say tried to buy two tiger pelts is facing federal charges. U.S. Attorney Steve McAllister said Thursday that 38-year-old Ret Thach is charged with violating the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits...

 

With doughnuts, man who fled Kansas traffic stop surrenders

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a rapper who fled from a southeast Kansas traffic stop and feuded with police on Facebook brought along doughnuts when he surrendered. The Wichita Eagle reports that the feud started after two people bailed from...

 

Concerns raised over 3 deaths in 2 separate police shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police shot and killed two men who were fighting in a downtown square, less than an hour after city officers fatally shot a woman reportedly seen brandishing a sword, raising concerns about police tactics and...

 

Sheriff: 1 deputy killed, another wounded in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An inmate overpowered two sheriff's deputies while being transported to a Kansas City courthouse on Friday, resulting in a shooting that killed one deputy and critically wounded the other, authorities said. The suspect was...

 

Wichita man sentenced to 10 years for sexual assault of boys

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting two teenage boys. District Attorney Marc Bennett's office said in a news release Friday that 29-year-old Frank Carbiss...

 

Kansas teen may be tried as adult in fatal shooting

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A prosecutor in central Kansas is seeking to try a 17-year-old boy as an adult in a fatal shooting case. The Hutchinson News reports that McPherson County Attorney Greg Benefiel made the motion Thursday at a hearing in...

 

Missouri man arrested after allegedly 'mooning' police

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police say a Missouri man has been taken to jail on suspicion of indecent exposure after allegedly "mooning" officers who pulled him over in a traffic stop. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the incident happened...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    June 15, 2018

Kansas court avoids ruling on execution for student's death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday postponed a decision on whether the state can execute a man who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and strangling a 19-year-old college student, because of questions about whether he is...

 

Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

DENVER (AP) — A 12-year-old boy told police he saw a driver open fire on his family during a road rage confrontation in Colorado, killing his older brother and critically wounding his mother and younger brother, authorities said Friday. Police...

 

Oklahoma DA says officers justified in death of armed man

OWASSO, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor says police officers in a Tulsa suburb were justified when they fatally shot a man who authorities say threatened them with an AK-47 assault rifle. Authorities say 39-year-old Duane Preciado was shot and...

 

2 gamers plead not guilty in Kansas 'swatting' death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two online gamers whose dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges in a "swatting" case that drew national attention. Casey...

 

Kansas officials ask Yoder to seek end of family separations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of elected officials in Rep. Kevin Yoder's congressional district in Kansas are pushing him to demand an end to the forced separation of families caught crossing the U.S. border illegally. Democratic state Rep. Jarrod...

 

Officer pleads not guilty to wounding Wichita girl

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer who wounded a 9-year-old girl when he fired at her family's dog has pleaded not guilty to aggravated battery. Dexter Betts entered the plea Wednesday. Prosecutors say Betts shot at a Wichita...

 

Kansas officer dies in motorcycle crash; pedestrian charged

CONCORDIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas police officer died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle that had slowed to avoid a pedestrian walking on the highway. The pedestrian was later arrested and faces charges of second-degree...

 

3 plead not guilty in death of disabled Missouri man

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Three of five people charged in the case of a developmentally delayed Missouri man whose body was found encased in concrete have pleaded not guilty. The Fulton Sun reports that Sherry Paulo, Anthony R. Flores and Mary Paulo...

 

Tulsa teen may get competency trial in teacher's death case

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 17-year-old in Tulsa will soon learn whether his defense can use state funds to hire mental health experts ahead of a jury trial in a teacher's death and other crimes. The Tulsa World reports that Deonte Green's defense team...

 

Woman who killed Kansas toddler sentenced to nearly 27 years

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who beat her fiance's 2-year-old daughter to death has been sentenced to nearly 27 years in prison. Lindsey Thomasson of Gardner was sentenced Tuesday to 26 years and eight months in prison for the death of...

 

Kansas man accused of driving teens to club skips sentencing

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of trying to sexually exploit two teenage girls has skipped his sentencing hearing and remains missing. Daelin Williams was convicted earlier this year of two counts of attempted sexual exploitation of...

 

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