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Kansas searchers find body of child swept away in river

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Searchers looking for a 20-month-old girl missing since March 11 found her remains Saturday in the Little Walnut River, authorities said. The Wichita Eagle reports that the girl was a passenger in her father's truck when he...

 

Topeka police investigate man's shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. undefined A 28-year-old man has been fatally shot in east Topeka, police said. Officers were responding to a call Saturday night about shots being fired and a vehicle crash when they found the body of D'Angelo L. Payne, Lt. Ron Ekis...

 

Kansas man charged in killings of girlfriend, her daughter

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of his girlfriend and her 8-year-old daughter. The suspect, Daniel Lopez, has not been arrested. Sedgwick County authorities charged him in the deaths of...

 

Five state inmates escape Oklahoma prison, four recaptured

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Four of five inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison in southeast Oklahoma were quickly recaptured while the fifth remained at large Monday, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Authorities were...

 

Pittsburg man arrested after father is fatally shot

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Pittsburg man was arrested after he called authorities to say he had fatally shot his father, authorities said. Crawford County Sheriff Danny Smith said Michael Woodson, 29, called the department Sunday night to say he had...

 

Police: Double murder-suicide suspected in 3 Oklahoma deaths

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Oklahoma have identified the three people who were found fatally shot near a convenience store and believe the deaths were a double murder-suicide. According to a police report, 32-year-old Aymondray Myers, Sr....

 

Overland Park police investigate body found near highway

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Overland Park police are looking for help from anyone who might have witnessed a person being struck by a car on Interstate 435 last week. Officers found the victim's body just before 1 p.m. on March 26. The person has...

 

3 charged for robbery, assault in Missouri cemetery

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Cass County Sheriff's Office says three people are charged with robbing and assaulting a woman Thursday in a Kansas City, Missouri-area cemetery. Prosecutors charged 32-year-old Harrisonville resident Maggie Jestice,...

 

Woman, 8-year-old girl shot, killed in Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities investigating the shooting deaths of an 8-year-old girl and her mother in their Wichita home said Tuesday they looking for the woman's boyfriend. Police found the bodies of 24-year-old Mickayla Sorell and her...

 

Son of Oklahoma City bomber accomplice held in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The troubled son of convicted Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is facing kidnapping, burglary and armed robbery charges in a Feb. 6 attack on a 67-year-old man in suburban Las Vegas, authorities said Wednesday....

 

3 people fatally shot at central Oklahoma convenience store

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) — Three people were killed and one was wounded early Wednesday in a shooting at a convenience store in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, police said. Two women and a man died in the shooting about 1 a.m. at an OnCue store in...

 

Man, in his 20s found dead in Kansas ditch

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homicide investigation is under way in Sedgwick County after a man in his 20s was found in a ditch. The Wichita Eagle reports that the victim was found Friday morning near Valley Center after authorities received a call...

 

Moose that trampled woman in Breckenridge yard is euthanized

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A moose that trampled a woman in her yard in Breckenridge has been euthanized after showing aggression, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said. The woman suffered broken bones in the attack, KCNC-TV reported. Two...

 

Joe Exotic files $94 million lawsuit over his prosecution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma zookeeper sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot has filed a federal lawsuit seeking nearly $94 million in damages, claiming among other things that he was convicted based on...

 

Police: Man whose body was found in ditch a likely homicide

VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 26-year-old Wichita man whose body was found in a ditch is being investigated as a homicide. Zackary Tilson's body was found Friday in a ditch near Valley Center. Sedgwick County...

 

Death of Kansas father, son investigated as murder-suicide

GALENA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the shooting deaths of a father and son at a southeast Kansas home as a murder-suicide. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said in a news release that deputies were called to a rural Galena home...

 

Fisherman drowns after boat capsizes in northeast Oklahoma

COLLINSVILLE, Okla (AP) — Authorities say a Collinsville man drowned when the boat he was fishing from capsized on a private pond near Collinsville in northeastern Oklahoma. The body of Robert O'Donnell, 42, was recovered from the pond at about...

 

Father: Kansas grants parole to Nancy Shoemaker's kidnapper

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who kidnapped 9-year-old Nancy Shoemaker and watched as the Wichita girl was raped and strangled in 1990 has been granted parole, her family said. Her father, Bo Shoemaker, told The Wichita Eagle that the family was...

 

Texas man jailed for online threats against Nancy Pelosi

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas man faces federal charges after he made online posts threatening Democrats, including U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, authorities said. Gavin Weslee Blake Perry, 27, of Wichita Falls, was charged Wednesday with...

 

Man killed, Oklahoma trooper wounded after shootings

FAIRLAND, Okla. (AP) — A man shot and killed one man and wounded two others, including a state trooper, in far northeast Oklahoma, authorities said Wednesday. Edwin Ball, 48, was taken into custody after he barricaded himself inside his home in...

 

FBI: Bomb suspect dead after warrant served near Kansas City

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — A man fatally injured by the FBI was planning a bomb attack on a medical facility in the Kansas City area, the agency said in a news release Wednesday. Timothy Wilson, 36, was injured Tuesday when FBI agents served a probable...

 

Kansas massage therapist accused of misconduct with athletes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A massage therapist charged with a sex crime involving a girl also engaged in inappropriate behavior toward at least six female athletes at the University of Kansas, including unwanted touching during massages, school...

 

Body found in Kansas watershed that of missing man

Police say a body found in an Atchison watershed dam in northeastern Kansas is that of a missing Atchison man. Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said the body, found Friday afternoon, has been identified as that of 47-year-old Joseph Leger Jr., MSC...

 

2 eastern Missouri deputies injured in shootout

UNION, Mo. (AP) — Two eastern Missouri deputies are being treated for what are being called non-life threatening injuries after a shootout with a suspect. Authorities say the Franklin County deputies tried to make a traffic stop Saturday night...

 

Man sentenced to 25 years for trying to bomb Oklahoma bank

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison after being convicted of trying to blow up an Oklahoma City bank with a massive vehicle bomb, according to federal prosecutors. Jerry Drake Varnell, 26, of Sayre, was...

 

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