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Ex-officer gets 4 months for deadly crash near Arrowhead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former police officer was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail for causing a 2018 wreck that killed a Kansas teenager and injured two others outside the stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play. Thirty-five-year-old...

 

Suit over sex abuse at Kansas VA hospital goes to trial

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit against a Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas where a former physician assistant molested countless patients involves "the largest sexual abuse scandal in the history of the VA," a lawyer for one of the victims...

 

Records: Man accused of killing Tulsa officer threatened him

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a Tulsa police officer had threatened to kill the officer during the man's run-in with local police years prior, according to police records. David Anthony Ware, 32, is being held in the Tulsa County...

 

Man shot by deputies booked into southeast Kansas jail

IOLA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who was shot by two sheriff's deputies at a campground in a tiny southeast Kansas town following an altercation. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 41-year-old Edward Bri...

 

Kansas man sentenced to 12 years in cruise ship killing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in federal prison for killing his girlfriend by strangling her and pushing her over a balcony on a cruise ship off the coast of Florida. Eric Newman, 55, of Topeka, also was...

 

Prosecutor: Fireworks stand attack may be racially motivated

A white man has been charged with stabbing a Black man at a Kansas fireworks stand in an attack that the prosecutor said may have been racially motivated. Austin Bryce Langley, 40, was charged Tuesday with one count each of attempted first-degree...

 

Woman charged in June shooting death of Wichita man

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been arrested and charged with murder and other counts in the June shooting death of a man in Wichita, police said. Amber Ahrens, 41, of Wichita, was booked into the Sedgwich County Jail on Tuesday, television...

 

Missouri brothers charged in death during planned drug deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two brothers have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in the shooting death of a man in a south Kansas City park, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Friday. The shooting happened...

 

Kansas City police: Officer remains in critical condition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City police officer who was shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect dead was in critical condition Saturday and the family is optimistic, police said. Police Spokeswoman Officer Doaa...

 

3 people die, 2 hurt in overnight Kansas City shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said three people were killed and two others were injured in three separate shootings in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The first shooting happened in Kansas City, Missouri around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Kansas...

 

Police investigate robbery-turned-homicide in Kansas home

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after finding a homicide victim inside a suburban Kansas City home while responding to a burglary. Olathe police say the burglary was reported around 3 a.m. Sunday in Olathe. The victim was...

 

Sheriff: 13-year-old killed in ATV crash in rural Kansas

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old died after an all-terrain vehicle crash in northeastern Kansas, authorities there said. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the crash happened around 2 a.m. Sunday on a rural road when...

 

2 killed in separate shootings in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two men have been killed in separate shootings in Kansas City, Kansas. Police identified the victims in a news release as 27-year-old Edwin Pinto and 34-year-old Dennis Barnett. The release said officers...

 

Kansas City murder suspect arrested after chase into Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified a suspect arrested in a Kansas City shooting death following a police chase into Kansas last week. Eric Thomas, 36, of Kansas City, Missouri, has been charged with second-degree murder and other...

 

2 sheriff's employees charged in case of missing evidence

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two former Sedgwick County Sheriff's employees have been arrested and charged with theft and other counts, authorities said, after an audit uncovered nearly $150,000 missing from the department's property and evidence...

 

Police identify man fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police have released the identity of a man was was fatally shot in Kansas City, Kansas, earlier this week. Marco Mcelwee, 41, of Kansas City, Kansas, died in the Sunday night shooting, police said Thursday in a news...

 

Man arrested for 2 fatal January shootings at Wichita hotel

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the fatal shootings in January of another man and a woman in a hotel. The police department said the suspect returned Thursday to Wichita to be booked into the...

 

Man shot by deputies after altercation in southeast Kansas

NEOSHO FALLS, Kan. (AP) — Two sheriff's deputies have shot an armed 41-year-old man at a campground in a tiny southeast Kansas town following an altercation. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said the shooting Thursday afternoon in Neosho Falls...

 

Kansas police: Missing woman's body found in storage unit

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The body of a northeastern Kansas woman reported missing last month has been found in a local storage unit, Junction City police said. Investigators positively identified the body as that of Tina Bennett, 52, of Junction...

 

Wichita police seek clues in 2 homicides in recent days

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are asking for the public's help to solve two separate homicides in the city in recent days. The first occurred Sunday afternoon, when police were called to Planeview Park after the body of a man was found...

 

1 of 2 Oklahoma officers shot during traffic stop dies

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — One of the two Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officers who were shot during a traffic stop has died, authorities said Tuesday. Police Chief Wendell Franklin said Sgt. Craig Johnson died Tuesday. He said Johnson was shot multiple times...

 

Oklahoma judge seeks delay in disciplinary proceedings

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County district judge accused of not paying taxes requested a delay in disciplinary proceedings against her in a separate case that charges her with inappropriate behavior in the courthouse. Judge Kendra Coleman...

 

Kansas officer who fatally shot teen gets $70,000 payout

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — An Overland Park police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old who was backing out of the family's garage received $70,000 as part of a severance package when he agreed to resign, city officials said. Former officer Clayt...

 

Crews look for missing person at Wichita-area lake

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching a Kansas lake for a missing person. KSNW reports that dispatchers responded around 2:45 p.m. Saturday to a submersion at Lake Afton, a 258-acre man-made recreational lake in an area of Sedgwick County...

 

Man charged in bridge shooting fired with handgun, AR-15

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area man charged with randomly shooting into traffic last month on a bridge that connects Kansas and Missouri fired 15 rounds from a handgun before retrieving an AR-15-style rifle from his car and shooting at...

 

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