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The Latest: Searchers find bodies of 2 young Colorado girls

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 7 p.m. Investigators who found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week have discovered what they...

 

Slain felon lied to buy firearm before wounding 3 officers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A homicide suspect who was killed by Kansas City police after wounding three officers was able to pass a firearm-purchase background check despite an extensive criminal history in Oklahoma. The FBI said in a statement that...

 

Oklahoma attorney general seeks mandate for cold cases

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says he will push for legislation next year that requires local law enforcement to enter data from cold cases involving missing or unidentified persons into a national database. Hunter...

 

Police: Fake carnival mafia ritual sparked Kansas killings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Kansas carnival worker posed as a member of a fictitious mafia group and ordered fellow workers to kill a couple as part of an initiation ritual, police in Arkansas alleged in filing charges related to dumping the...

 

Man charged with sexually abusing kids at Kansas day care

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 70-year-old man has been charged with molesting five children at a day care in Johnson County. The Kansas City Star reports Lennie Amlin Jr., of Spring Hill, is facing five felony counts of aggravated indecent liberties with...

 

Woman sent to prison for Wichita student's killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing a Wichita high school student has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison. Twenty-year-old Terasha Diane Presley-Dupree pleaded guilty in July to voluntary manslaughter and criminal discharge...

 

Man charged with murder in stabbing of Kansas victim

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A 49-year-old Paola man is charged with first-degree murder in a fatal stabling last week in Shawnee. Vincenzo Lucasta is charged in the Aug. 8 killing of 57-year-old David J. Paterno, who was found dead at his home. Lucasta,...

 

Documents: Mom depressed before driving into river with kids

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who is charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son by intentionally driving into the Kansas River told authorities she wanted to die and didn't want anyone else to...

 

Moran to speak about global security on 9/11 anniversary

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is speaking at Kansas State University about global security on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Moran's appearance is part of the Landon Lecture series. The series is named for...

 

Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and lamented to reporters how much he missed them. He longed for the simple things, he said, like telling his girls to...

 

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound....

 

More detail in Colorado family killings expected next week

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities prepared Friday to file formal charges against an oil and gas worker accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters inside their suburban home, then dumping their bodies on his employer's p...

 

Drilling grows outside Oklahoma's core oil fields

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Oil production continues to expand throughout Oklahoma, including in areas outside the state's two core fields. The STACK and SCOOP fields are dominated by larger, independent oil companies that include Continental Resources...

 

Man arrested after toddler injured in Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting at a Wichita playground that injured a 2-year-old girl. Officer Charley Davison says an 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday night and booked for aggravated battery and aggravated...

 

Judge seeks end to ethics case over death penalty protest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in a death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the use of an execution drug has more to do with displeasure at the sight of his protest than any ethical...

 

Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them on Thursday, according to court documents filed Friday by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations...

 

Board member of lacrosse team admits to sexual misconduct

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A board member of a Kansas City-area lacrosse team who offered to be a "sex coach" for a female player has pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct. Platte County prosecutors say 61-year-old James McEnerney, 61, of Overland...

 

Judge won't lower bond for Kansas woman facing retrial

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman facing a retrial in a double-homicide case will not be released on lower bond. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a Shawnee County judge on Tuesday rejected 58-year-old Dana Chandler's request that her bond be...

 

Pharmacist indicted in opioid case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita pharmacist has been indicted in a scheme to unlawfully distribute tens of thousands of opioid tablets that has already ensnared a doctor. The U.S. attorney's office says 45-year-old Ebube Otuonye, of Bel Aire, faces...

 
 By Morgan Lee    Regional    August 16, 2018

3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants...

 

Rio Rancho girl found dead in her home was on bloody sheets

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Court documents say a 6-year-old girl found dead in her Rio Rancho home last weekend was discovered on bloody sheets with marijuana and medications near her body. Rio Rancho police say they're investigating the death as a...

 

Sentence in hit-and-run that injured Kansas State student

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old man convicted of aggravated battery after hitting a Kansas State student with his truck in Manhattan has been sentenced to about two years in prison. Nicolas Blaha, of Platte City, Missouri, was sentenced...

 

Man who confronted guards at federal building sentenced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who fought with and threatened security officers outside a federal office building in Kansas City has been sentenced to 15 years without parole. James Everett Jr., of Kansas City, Kansas, was sentenced...

 

Suspect in Wichita nightclub shooting booked into jail

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old man has been arrested in a deadly shooting at a Wichita nightclub. The Wichita Eagle reports that jail records show that the suspect has been booked on suspicion of first-degree murder. He is...

 

Suspect arrested in suburban Kansas City stabbing death

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the stabbing death of a 57-year-old man in suburban Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that Shawnee police released no details about the suspect in announcing the arrest Monday....

 

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