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Kansas officials: Body found in burned out Vermillion home

VERMILLION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas fire officials are investigating a house explosion and fire in northeastern Kansas were a body was later discovered. The explosion was reported just after 7 a.m. Friday at a house in Vermillion, television station...

 

18-year-old found shot to death in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old man died in a shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, police there said. The shooting was reported around 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Victory Hills neighborhood, the Kansas City Star reported. Arriving officers said...

 

Oklahoma authorities to probe chase that ended in death

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to review a high-speed police chase that ended with a suspect fatally shooting himself. The Tulsa World reports the chase began after the suspect allegedly made...

 

Kansas woman killed when police SUV crashes into her car

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A southwestern Kansas woman died this weekend after a police vehicle responding to a call crashed into her car, police said. The crash happened before dawn Saturday in Dodge City, when officers were dispatched just before 5...

 

2 dead after head-on collision in northwestern Oklahoma

FAIRVIEW, Okla. (AP) — Two people were killed in a weekend head-on car crash in northwestern Oklahoma, state troopers said Monday. It happened Sunday night near Fairview, about 105 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. A Chevrolet Cruze heading west...

 

Kansas man sentenced in shooting death of 72-year-old man

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of three men charged in the 2017 shooting death of a 72-year-old Independence man at the victim's home, the Jackson County Prosecutors' office announced Monday. Xavier Otero, 34, of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced to...

 

Kansas clerk sentenced to prison for stealing public funds

MARYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A former Marshall County clerk accused of stealing of public funds has been sentenced to more than two years in prison, the Kansas attorney general's office said Monday. Sonya L. Stohs, 44, of Marysville, pleaded guilty in...

 

Oklahoma City man sentenced for hoax mass shooting threat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to 42 months in prison after admitting to making a hoax threat of a mass shooting at a community college. Court records show David Aaron Jacobs was sentenced Wednesday after...

 

76-year-old woman dies after SUV flips into Kansas creek

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas woman was killed when her sport utility vehicle overturned onto its top in a creek. The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 76-year-old Susan Lenoir, of Topeka. The patrol says she went off...

 

Kansas City homeowner fatally shoots suspicious person

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a homeowner shot and killed someone who he thought was acting suspiciously outside his home. The shooting occurred Thursday morning in south Kansas City. Police say officers in the area heard the...

 

67-year-old and 14-year-old killed in northeast Kansas crash

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed in a northeast Kansas crash. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday when 67-year-old James Gregory Tracy lost control of the car he was driving...

 

Trooper shoots, wounds suspect during Kansas pursuit

MATFIELD GREEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news...

 

Police in Wichita explore use of genetic genealogy databases

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are looking into using genetic genealogy databases to help solve cold murder and rape cases. Capt. Jeff Weible said the department isn't ready to decide whether it will use the technique, which has...

 

Man charged with threatening to kill President Trump

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with threatening on social media to kill President Donald Trump. Aaron McDowell, of Salina, was charged Thursday in federal court in Wichita with one count of threatening the President of the...

 

Oklahoma troopers shoot, kill man after vehicle pursuit

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers on Wednesday shot and killed a suspected car thief who crashed the truck he was driving during a pursuit, authorities said. The troopers were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle...

 

Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

By SEAN MURPHY Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper and one-time candidate for governor was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. A...

 

Wichita man charged in death of 2-month-old son

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his 2-month-old son. Marlin Williams, 23, made his first court appearance in the death of Marrell Williams. He was also charged with three counts of a...

 

Deputy wounds fleeing motorist after carjacking attempt

DIGHTON, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a fleeing motorist after he attempted to carjack another vehicle when two of his tires were flattened, authorities say. A Ness County Sheriff's deputy attempted to stop the...

 

Man pleads guilty to triple slaying in central Kansas

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A man originally charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people in central Kansas in 2016 has avoided the death penalty by agreeing to plead guilty to four felonies. Jereme Nelson, 39, pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to inten...

 

Kansas mother pleads guilty in starvation, abuse of child

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the starvation of a 5-year-old boy. Elizabeth Marie Francis, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated criminal sodomy and child abuse, the Johnson County District Attorney's...

 

Oklahoma man identified after remains found in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The human remains three mountain lions feasted on when authorities found them last month belong to an Oklahoma man who went missing in early December, authorities said Tuesday. The Pima County Sheriff's Department said in a...

 

Child sex abuse substantiated against ex-Oklahoma priest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City said Tuesday that it has substantiated allegations of child sexual abuse against another priest. The archdiocese said in a news release that allegations of abuse of a minor were substantiated...

 

Oklahoma inmate dies after being found stabbed in prison

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that an Oklahoma state prison inmate died after being found stabbed inside the Lawton Correctional Facility. The state Department of Corrections said Brian Piper, 31, was pronounced dead at a hospital...

 

2 people shot, injured as they road along Kansas interstate

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are looking for a shooter who injured two people on Interstate 35. The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. Friday, the Kansas City Star reported. The victims told police that a vehicle...

 

Arkansas man convicted of killing Oklahoma sheriff's father

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been convicted of killing the father of an Oklahoma county sheriff. Ricky Rainwater, 45, of Fort Smith was convicted Friday of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the September 2018 death of...

 

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