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Kansas federal prosecutor leaves office recorded jail calls

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Kansas who said in court last year that she had not listened to recorded phone calls between defendants and their attorneys at the Leavenworth Detention Center has left the U.S. Attorney's Office...

 

Abuse allegations at Wichita YMCA day care investigated

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A YMCA day care center in Wichita is being investigated over allegations that a teacher physically abused toddlers at the center, state and YMCA officials confirmed. Matt Keith, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Health...

 

2nd trial involving polarizing sexual assault claims starts

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A jury has been seated in the second trial of a man facing a string of sexual assault charges that have divided the small Kansas town of Holton. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2tgUwHJ ) reports that 13 of the 23...

 

Kansas man charged with fatally shooting bar security guard

EUDORA, Kan. (AP) — A 36-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting a security guard outside a northeast Kansas bar after a fight. The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2ti4FVc ) reports that Danny Queen, of Eudora, is charged with...

 

Body found in Walmart bathroom 3 days after woman was seen

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — A woman's body was found in a restroom at a northeast Oklahoma Walmart three days after she was seen on store video entering the room. Police in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs say the body of 29-year-old Katherine...

 

Police: Officers' killing of mentally ill man not criminal

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An internal police investigation has found that Oklahoma law enforcement officers who killed a mentally ill, knife-wielding man committed no crime. The Tulsa World reports (http://bit.ly/2shUnPR ) Tulsa County District...

 

Polarizing sexual assault accusations divide Kansas town

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The small northeast Kansas town of Holton will be torn again next week as the second in a series of trials starts for a well-known local man charged with sexually assaulting several women. The polarizing accusations against...

 

Report: Tulsa County to pay ex-deputy $138k to settle suit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County has agreed to pay nearly $138,000 to a former sheriff's deputy to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit that claimed he and others were ousted in fallout from the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in 2015....

 

Ex-Tulsa officer seeks delay before third murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Tulsa police officer set to go on trial for a third time next week in the death of his daughter's boyfriend is seeking a delay. Shannon Kepler's defense attorney asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday to postpone...

 

Kansas man pleads not guilty in woman-on-fire case

xWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A southern Kansas man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually attacked a mother of four before fatally setting her on fire. KWCH-TV (http://bit.ly/2sL4sa2 ) reports that an attorney for 28-year-old Cornell McNeal...

 

Police say Tulsa officers fatally shoot gun-wielding man

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a man armed with a gun was fatally shot when three officers opened fire as the man tried to break into a home. Police said in a news release Sunday that 47-year-old Jimmie Bevenue was killed in the shooting...

 
 By John Lovett    Regional    June 25, 2017

FBI report shows Barrow gang stole suits in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Clyde Barrow and W.D. Jones most likely were wearing suits stolen from a Fort Smith tailor in those photographs that became known as the "Joplin rolls," capturing the nation's attention on the front pages of newspapers follo...

 

Appeals court panel overturns Oklahoma man's death sentence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Oklahoma City man convicted of helping his lover kill her estranged husband. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled 2-1 and sent...

 

2 corrections officers among 4 arrested at Kansas City jail

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two corrections officers were among four people arrested in a contraband smuggling operation at the county jail in Kansas City, Missouri, after roughly 200 law enforcers searched the facility early Monday. The U.S. attorney'...

 

Kansas getaway driver was wearing monitoring device

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has admitted to driving a getaway vehicle from the scene of a convenience store robbery while wearing a monitoring device from a previous crime. The U.S. attorney's office says 26-year-old Christopher Allen Bush,...

 

Central Kansas man accused of killing wife last December

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas man is jailed on $100,000 bond after being accused of killing his wife late last year. Pawnee County prosecutors on Friday charged 27-year-old Jacob Ohnmacht of Larned with second-degree murder, three counts of...

 

Authorities probe bomb found in Kansas field

ALLEN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in east-central Kansas' Lyon County are investigating a small bomb they say was found in a field. The Lyon County Sheriff's Department tells the Emporia Gazette (http://bit.ly/2s8F15e ) that the improvised explosive...

 

The Latest: Court rejects trial stay for ex-Tulsa officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a former Tulsa police officer who's on trial in the 2014 shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend (all times local): 4 p.m. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied a request by a former Tulsa police officer to...

 

Oklahoma officer fatally shoots man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say an officer has fatally shot a man who allegedly fired a gun at passing vehicles. Police Capt. Paco Balderrama tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2tdFoej ) that police responded to a call around 4:30...

 

Rose petal trail leads to Oklahoma attempted murder suspect

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma deputies following a tip say a trail of rose petals led them to a bathtub and a man suspected of trying to kill two relatives by burning them in their trailer. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says 53-year-old Stacey...

 

Crews search Oklahoma property in decades-old cold case

LOCO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are searching for new evidence in connection with the disappearance of an Oklahoma woman more than three decades ago. The Duncan Banner reports (http://bit.ly/2rUb8RI ) that the Stephens County Sheriff's Office and...

 

Supreme Court won't reinstate botched execution lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to reinstate a civil rights lawsuit filed by the brother of an Oklahoma man whose botched execution in 2014 lasted nearly three-quarters of an hour. The justices on Monday left in place lower court...

 

Body found at North Texas landfill ID'd as missing girl

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A medical examiner has identified a body found at a North Texas landfill as that of a 14-year-old girl missing since Monday evening. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body Thursday as that of...

 

Family of man charged in Wichita girl's rape express 'shock'

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Relatives of a registered sex offender who's charged with raping a 7-year-old in a stranger's Wichita apartment say they are in "utter shock and disbelief." The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2txbizA ) reports that the family of...

 

Court reinstates convicted mobster's 40-year sentence

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal appeals court has reinstated the full 40-year prison sentence of a convicted mobster credited with providing the FBI information about hidden explosives in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing plot. The Second Circuit...

 

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