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2 adults are charged with murder in the deadly shooting at Kansas City's Super Bowl celebration

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men have been charged with murder in last week's shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others after the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl parade, Missouri prosecutors said Tuesday. Dominic Miller and Lyndell Mays...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    February 21, 2024 

Oklahoma police are investigating a nonbinary teen's death after a fight in a high school bathroom

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma are investigating the death of a 16-year-old student who died a day after an altercation in a high school bathroom that may have been prompted by bullying over gender identity. Neither police nor school...

 

Man sentenced to life in prison for killing 4 workers at Oklahoma pot farm

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to killing four workers at an Oklahoma marijuana farm in 2022. Chen Wu pleaded guilty at a court hearing Friday to four counts of first-degree murder and to one...

 

2 juveniles charged in mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two juveniles were charged with crimes connected to the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl rally, authorities said Friday, as the city tries to recover in the aftermath of the violence. A news release from...

 

Police: Body of deceased woman, 30 human cremains found at house after ex-funeral home owner evicted

DENVER (AP) — Colorado authorities issued an arrest warrant Friday for a former funeral home owner they say kept a deceased woman's body in a hearse for two years at a home where police also found up to 30 cremated remains. The grisly discovery occ...

 

Houston megachurch holds healing and thanksgiving service a week after deadly shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Celebrity pastor Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch held a special service Sunday dedicated to healing and thanksgiving, a week after a woman opened fire in one of its hallways before being gunned down by security officers. Osteen's La...

 

At least 6 US states are considering tougher penalties for killing police dogs

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers in at least six states are considering longer prison sentences or bigger fines for harming or killing police dogs, and the idea has bipartisan support despite questions about how the animals are used and a fraught...

 

Parole board approves revised commutation eligibility requirements

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted unanimously on Monday to implement a waiting period for state prisoners to argue their sentence is unjust or excessive. The administrative rules change, which must receive final approval from the...

 

Arkansas police find firearms, Molotovs cocktails after high speed chase of U-Haul

TONTITOWN, Ark. (AP) — Two Michigan men are being held on multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through Arkansas and Oklahoma in a stolen U-Haul that contained weapons and Molotov cocktails, authorities said. Cory Robert...

 

Couple accused of abandoning nearly 200 bodies spent cremation money on vehicles, $1,500 dinner

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado funeral home owners accused of abandoning nearly 200 bodies took payments from families that were meant for cremations and burials and instead bought vehicles, cryptocurrency, a $1,500 dinner in Las Vegas and other...

 

Justice Department proposes major changes to address disparities in state crime victim funds

The Justice Department proposed changes Monday to rules governing state-run programs that provide financial assistance to violent crime victims in order to address racial disparities and curb the number of subjective denials of compensation. The...

 

Family of Black girls handcuffed by Colorado police, held at gunpoint reach $1.9 million settlement

DENVER (AP) — The four Black girls lay facedown in a parking lot, crying "no" and "mommy" as a police officer who had pointed her gun at them then bent down to handcuff two of their wrists. The youngest wore a pink tiara as she held onto her...

 

Wichita woman suspected in death of 14-year-old son is wounded by police after hours long standoff

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have shot and wounded a Kansas woman who is suspected of fatally shooting her 14-year-old son, authorities said. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday that the 43-year-old woman is expected to survive....

 

YouTuber accused topping 150 mph on his motorcycle on Colorado interstate wanted on multiple charges

DENVER (AP) — A motorcyclist who authorities say posted a video of himself on YouTube speeding from Colorado Springs to the Denver metro area on Interstate 25 in 20 minutes — a trip that typically takes about an hour — is wanted on multiple cha...

 

Will other states replicate Alabama's nitrogen execution?

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's first-ever use of nitrogen gas for an execution could gain traction among other states and change how the death penalty is carried out in the United States, much like lethal injection did more than 40 years ago,...

 

Jackie Robinson statue was stolen from a Kansas park

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A prized statue of Jackie Robinson was stolen from a public park in Kansas, spurring a police search Friday and outrage across the city of Wichita. The statue honors the first player to break Major League Baseball's color...

 

Oklahoma trooper violently thrown to the ground as vehicle on interstate hits one he'd pulled over

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma trooper who was violently thrown to the ground when a vehicle he'd pulled over for a traffic stop on an interstate highway was struck by another vehicle says he feels lucky that he was able to walk away. The...

 

Man suspected of killing 8 outside Chicago fatally shoots self in Texas confrontation, police say

CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and killing eight people in suburban Chicago fatally shot himself after a confrontation with law enforcement officials at a gas station in Texas, where he had no known ties, authorities said. Police in...

 

Uvalde families renew demands for police to face charges after a scathing Justice Department report

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Families of the children and teachers killed in the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre are renewing demands for criminal charges after a scathing Justice Department report again laid bare numerous failures by police during one of...

 

Murder charge is dropped against a 15-year-old for a high school football game shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor is dropping a murder charge against a 15-year-old who was accused in the fatal shooting of another teenager at a high school football game. A witness who identified the teenager as the shooter who killed...

 

Kansas couple charged with collecting man's retirement while keeping his body in their home 6 years

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple has been charged with fraudulently collecting more than $215,000 in retirement benefits on behalf of a dead relative while they concealed his body inside their home for six years. Authorities say Mike...

 

Why are states like Alabama, which is planning to use nitrogen gas, exploring new execution methods?

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Alabama execution Thursday that would be the first to use nitrogen gas is the result of a long history of problems with lethal injections since Texas first used the method in 1982, including difficulties finding usable veins...

 

Supreme Court will consider overturning Oklahoma death row prisoner Glossip's murder conviction

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday said it will hear an appeal from Oklahoma death row inmate Richard Glossip, who has steadfastly maintained his innocence and averted multiple attempts by the state to execute him. Glossip was sentenced...

 

Shooter who killed 5 people at Colorado LGBTQ+ club intends to plead guilty to federal hate crimes

DENVER (AP) — The shooter who killed five people and endangered the lives of over 40 others at an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs plans to plead guilty to new federal charges for hate crimes and firearm violations under an agreement that...

 

ODOC adds layer of transparency by piloting use of body cameras

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has announced it will begin a body camera pilot program at the end of the month. Correctional officers in select locations will wear the cameras during their shifts to test and perfect their us...

 

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