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Hearing delayed for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A clemency hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones scheduled for Tuesday has been delayed for a week while his legal challenge is pending in federal court. The five-member Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is now set...

 

Woman found dead near car linked to missing Arkansas woman

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a woman's body was found in northeastern Oklahoma near the vehicle and personal items that belonged to an 82-year-old woman who had been reported missing in Arkansas. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation...

 

KBI: Man kills self after kidnapping, standoff in Glen Elder

GLEN ELDER, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a kidnapping died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long standoff during the weekend, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday. On Saturday, a 78-year-old man reported to Mitchell County...

 

Oklahoma cities, others join in effort to overturn McGirt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cities of Tulsa and Owasso, state law enforcement and business groups and the states of Texas, Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska have filed briefs supporting Oklahoma's request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn its ruling t...

 

Police: 2 critically injured in Wichita road-rage shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were critically injured in a road-rage shooting in Wichita, police said. Officers responding to an 11 p.m. call of a shooting arrived to find two people with gunshot wounds, KSN-TV reported. One is a 26-year-old...

 

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a tragic mistake that came hours after some workers walked off the job to protest conditions and...

 

Judge says Oklahoma can proceed with 5 lethal injections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Monday the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, whose case has drawn international attention and who is scheduled to die...

 

Woman pleads guilty to soliciting Lansing inmate's murder

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 44-year-old Kansas City woman has admitted that she had a role in the attempted murder of an inmate at the Lansing Correctional Facility. Renee Johnson-Fritz, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded Friday to solicitation of...

 

Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An assistant director unwittingly handed Alec Baldwin a loaded weapon and told him it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. "Cold gun," the...

 

Oklahoma slaying leads to arrest of Texans in Wyoming

BLANCHARD, Okla. (AP) — A Texas woman and her adult son have been arrested in Wyoming on murder warrants in connection with the slaying of a central Oklahoma man, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Debbie Senft, 47, and...

 

Body found believed to be missing Guthrie man, arrest made

CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — A body found near Crescent is believed to be that of a missing Guthrie man and an arrest has been made in connection with his death, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. The remains are thought to be...

 

Man charged in Wichita shooting that killed 1, injured 6

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting at a Wichita club that killed one and injured six others has been charged with first-degree murder after being extradited from Arizona. Keshawn Dawson made his first court appearance Thursday in...

 

Feds: Seminole man pleads guilty in connection to 2 killings

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A Seminole man who was a member of a Native American prison gang pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges connected to separate homicides, federal prosecutors announced. Matthew Onesimo Armstrong, 32, a member of the Seminole...

 

Woman pleads guilty to murder after fatal crash during chase

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who collided with two vehicles while trying to elude police pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of first-degree murder. Mia Collins was accused of causing the crash that killed Maria Wood, 70, and her 12-year-old...

 

Wichita man charged in shooting of 11-year-old girl

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged in a drive-by shooting that injured an 11-year-old girl inside a home. Byron Purcell, 25, was charged Tuesday in a shooting on Oct. 12. Police said someone shot at a house and one of the bullets...

 

Tennessee man arrested in Kansas woman's shooting death

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after a Kansas woman was shot to death during the weekend. Bri'yon E. Baker, 23, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, was charged Monday in the death of Jase E. Delich, 18,...

 

Kansas man sentenced for series of armed robberies in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man from Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday to 19 years in federal prison for a series of armed robberies in Kansas City and Grandview, Missouri, three years ago. U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs sentenced...

 

Third woman charged in sexual predator's escape from Larned

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A third woman has been charged with helping a sexual predator escape from Larned State Hospital in June. Sydni Hartman, 29, of Larned was charged Monday with three felonies related to the escape of John Colt. She appeared in...

 

Arrest in connection with body found in trunk in California

STANTON, Calif. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man was arrested this week in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found in the trunk of a car two years ago in Southern California, authorities said. The 27-year-old suspect was taken into...

 

Missouri man given 16 life sentences for child sex abuse

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to 16 concurrent life sentences plus 107 years for committing sex crimes against children for more than a decade. Stephen Turner, 56, of Nevada, was sentenced Friday on 33 felony...

 

Man sentenced to life in prison for Medicine Lodge killing

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old south-central Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the killing of a woman in Medicine Lodge last year. Clinton Wayne Rogers, of Medicine Lodge, was sentenced Friday in Barber County Court...

 

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar

HOUSTON (AP) — A man with an AR-15-style rifle ambushed three constable deputies outside a Houston bar early Saturday, killing one and leaving two others wounded, authorities in Texas said. Authorities detained one person near the scene but he is...

 

Crawford County inmate charged in another inmate's death

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was charged after inmate Dante Martinez, 20, of...

 

Suspect in Lawrence shooting transferred from Tennessee

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting death in Lawrence has been transferred back to Kansas after being arrested in Tennessee. Andrel Darnell Spats Jr., 19, was arrested Oct. 6 in Three Way, Tennessee. He was booked into the Douglas County...

 

Man with knife lunges at Oklahoma officer, fatally shot

GEARY, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man armed with a knife was fatally shot by a Geary police officer after lunging toward another officer. The 46-year-old man was shot Thursday by a Geary officer on an Interstate...

 

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