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Kansas man convicted in plot to kill attorney, informant

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Grandview Plaza man has been found guilty of conspiring to hire someone to kill an assistant Geary County attorney and a confidential informant. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Tuesday that Samuel Ibarra-Chu...

 

Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

An avowed antisemite who testified that he wanted to kill Jews and was sentenced to death after he shot and killed three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City in 2014 has died in prison, the Kansas Department of Corrections said Tuesday....

 

Police identify teen fatally shot at Wichita car wash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a teen fatally shot earlier this week at a south Wichita car wash. Fernando Recio, 18, of Wichita, died from his injuries in the late Monday night shooting, Wichita police said in a news release. The...

 

Sedgwick County jailer accused of sex with inmate arrested

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff's detention deputy accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate has been arrested, authorities in Kansas said. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday the arrest of...

 

Kansas alert issued for child believed taken during car theft

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 14-month-old boy who was inside a sport utility vehicle when it was stolen from a western Kansas driveway early Wednesday morning has been found safe, law enforcement officials said. An Amber Alert was issued for the...

 

Former Oklahoma doctor guilty of murder in opioid death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma doctor has been convicted of second-degree murder in the opioid overdose death of a patient, according to state Attorney General Mike Hunter. Former Midwest City Dr. Regan Nichols was convicted Friday on one...

 

Second person arrested, third sought in Wichita shooting

A second person has been arrested in a deadly Wichita apartment complex shooting and police are are looking for a third. The Wichita Eagle reports that 18-year-old Breckyn Isabella Elliott, of Wichita, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on...

 

Oklahoma City police officer shoots, wounds man after crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer is recovering after a car accident and a shootout with a suspect on the city's northeast side, police said Monday. Officer Samuel Flowers was responding to a call early Saturday when a vehicle dr...

 

Kansas man sentenced to nearly 5 years for attempted murder

ANTHONY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for trying to stab to death another 18-year-old, authorities said Monday. Harper County District Judge Galen T. Wood also ordered 18-year-old Brian Sandoval of Anthony...

 

KBI: Man's death in Coffeyville ruled a homicide

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The death of a man inside a Coffeyville home was a homicide, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Coffeyville police who went to a home Wednesday night on a request to check the welfare of a person found the man...

 

Kansas woman charged in school parking lot assault

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman suspected of running over another mother in a Kansas middle school parking lot during a fight involving students and parents was charged Friday with six counts arising from the incident. Tyla Jack, 39, was charged...

 

Authorities: Woman abducted before she was killed

PAULINE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was abducted by her former boyfriend before she was killed earlier this week. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 61-year-old Jon Ewing, of Scranton, is charged with premeditated first-degree...

 

Ex-cop convicted of murder in daughter's boyfriend's death

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former police officer in Oklahoma has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend, but a federal jury acquitted him of first-degree murder. The jury on Monday found Shannon Kepler,...

 

Faith leaders urge police chief to resign over teen's death

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Overland Park officials agreed to release an investigative report into the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old, just hours after a group of faith leaders called for the police chief's resignation over his department's...

 

Police announce arrest in Wichita apartment shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have announced an arrest in a weekend shooting at a Wichita apartment complex that killed one teen and injured another. Easton Palmer, 18, of Wichita, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree murder and...

 

Wandering cops shuffle departments, abusing citizens

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Timothy Loehmann wanted to be a police officer like his father. He got a job in Independence, Ohio, but it didn't go well. His supervisors allowed him to quit after he suffered a "dangerous lack of composure" during firearms... Full story

 

Testimony concludes in the murder trial of ex-Tulsa officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Testimony concluded Friday in the murder trial, the fifth such trial, of a former Tulsa police officer charged in the fatal 2014 shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler, 60, who is white, was off duty when he shot J...

 

North Carolina man accused in death of Oklahoma man at bar

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was charged with an open count of murder in the death of an Oklahoma man at a bar last weekend, a sheriff's office said. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies...

 

Oklahoma man sentenced in shooting at Missouri police car

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for his role in a case where shots were fired at a Seneca, Missouri, police officer's vehicle during a pursuit. Kenneth C. Nelums, 61, of Picher, Oklahoma, was sentenced...

 

Man killed in Coffeyville; suspect arrested in New Mexico

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Coffeyville police are investigating a shooting death in the southeast Kansas town. Officers were called a shooting Monday morning. Witnesses told police the victim, Christopher Temple, 46, has been taken by private...

 

Police say 1 killed, 1 injured in Wichita apartment shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One teenager died and another suffered minor injuries when suspects burst into a Wichita apartment and began shooting, police said. Eric Stokes was killed when he was shot Sunday evening at the Morgan's Landing apartment...

 

Two Kansas women arrested in Jan. 6 Capitol riot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas women arrested in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol told the FBI they expected to participate in a peaceful protest supporting former President Donald Trump that day. Court records show that Jennifer...

 

Prosecution rests in murder trial of ex-Tulsa officer

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have rested their case in the murder trial, the fifth such trial, of a former Tulsa police officer charged in the fatal 2014 shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. Shannon Kepler, 60, who is white, was... Full story

 

Supreme Court reverses murder conviction in Wichita death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday reversed the first-degree murder conviction of a Wichita man who shot another man during a botched drug deal. Mark Holley III was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2019 for the...

 

Kansas officials revise shooting claim in New Years killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Wichita now say a homicide victim found on a downtown street on New Year's Day was not shot, but bludgeoned to death in a possible gang initiation. New arrest documents filed by police say a medical examiner... Full story

 

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