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Oklahoma prison officials search for inmate who escaped

AROKA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say they are searching for a minimum-security state prison inmate convicted of weapons charges who walked away from a state prison in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says...

 

Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state. The 10th...

 

Prosecution: 2 workers obstructed inquiry into slide death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say two maintenance workers at a Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on a waterslide deliberately mislead investigators as their criminal trial began. The Kansas City Star reports that...

 

Affidavit: Deputy admitted sex acts with Kansas inmate

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A court document contends a former Douglas County sheriff's deputy admitted he had sex with a female inmate in his office at the jail and in his personal car on the streets of Lawrence. The Lawrence Journal-World reported...

 

Texas report: Oklahoma school bus was traveling too fast

LAMPASAS, Texas (AP) — An Oklahoma school bus that hydroplaned on a wet road and crashed in Central Texas last month, injuring nearly everyone onboard, was traveling at an unsafe speed for the conditions, according to a Texas Department of...

 

Police: 3 deaths in Oklahoma fire 'definitely' homicides

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say the deaths of three people whose bodies were found after a house fire in Oklahoma are being investigated as a triple homicide. The fire broke out early Sunday at a home in north Tulsa. Police Sgt. Brandon Watkins...

 

Witness grilled over texts to Kansas college hoops coach

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former Adidas executive who's a defendant at a college basketball corruption trial zeroed in on Monday on communications between a recruiting fixer and the head coach at Kansas. On cross-examination in federal court...

 

Federal prosecutor listened to attorney-client calls

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Documents show that a retired federal prosecutor listened to multiple recorded calls between a Kansas inmate and her attorney. KCUR -FM reports that Tanya Treadway was confronted last week during a hearing with her own...

 

Wichita woman sought protection weeks before killing

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman fled with her six children and summoned police three weeks before her estranged husband ran her off the road, shot and killed her, according to police and court records. Kristin Florio-Gile, 33, took at least...

 

Handcuffed escape still in cuffs 4 days later when caught

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a handcuffed man who managed to escape from Kansas City, Kansas, officers was still wearing the handcuffs when he was arrested four days later. The Kansas City Star reports that the 42-year-old man was...

 

Minnesota man charged with rape of 12-year-old girl

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Minnesota man has been charged with raping a 12-year-old Kansas girl who was the focus of an Amber Alert. The Kansas City Star reports that 23-year-old Dechon Michael White, of South St. Paul, Minnesota, was booked Friday...

 

Oklahoma murderer is denied appeal in razor attack on lawyer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma man serving three life prison terms in the murders of two girls and his fiancee has lost an appeal of his conviction on a separate assault charge. Kevin Sweat attacked his attorney, Peter Astor, with a razor blade...

 

Man arrested in hit-and-run that killed 2 students

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Overland Park police have arrested a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that killed two students. The Kansas City Star reports the 45-year-old Olathe man was arrested Thursday and booked into the Johnson County jail on...

 

Longtime Kansas city clerk charged with embezzlement

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired city clerk has been charged with embezzling more than $36,500 from the Kansas town where she worked for nearly 40 years. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced an indictment Thursday that accused 69-year-old...

 

2 men sentenced for fatal shooting at Lawrence motel

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two friends who were convicted of a fatal shooting at a Lawrence motel will serve different sentences. Twenty-year-old Tyrone Carvin was sentenced Wednesday to more than 23 years in prison, while 23-year-old Ramone Singleton...

 

Judge won't stop release of autopsy files in family killings

DENVER (AP) — A judge has denied prosecutors' request to block release of the autopsy reports of a Colorado woman and her two young daughters who were found dead at an oil work site, temporarily siding with media organizations. Prosecutors have...

 

Former Kansas sheriff's deputy sentenced for lying about gun

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former deputy with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for lying to investigators about a missing machine gun. U.S. Attorney Stephan McAllister said in a news release...

 

Oklahoma pipe bomb suspect found not guilty due to insanity

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of detonating a pipe bomb outside an Oklahoma military recruiting station has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Court records in Tulsa indicate a federal judge handed down the verdict Tuesday to...

 

Kansas man charged in hit-and-run that killed 2 students

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Johnson County prosecutors have charged a 45-year-old Olathe man with leaving the scene of a crash that killed two young men in Overland Park. Bradley Woodworth is charged with leaving the scene of a fatality accident. His bond...

 

Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected of robbing a Wichita bank earlier this week spent time in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing the same bank seven years ago. Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Brent Allen Drees, of Wichita, is...

 

Lawsuit: Man convicted after mother rejected 'dirty cop'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man who spent 23 years in prison for a double murder he didn't commit was targeted because his mother rebuffed a homicide detective's sexual advances and was convicted after a bogus police investigation, according...

 

Man gets probation for forcing emergency landing in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Washington state man who pleaded guilty to screaming at a flight attendant on a commercial flight and forcing it to make an emergency landing in Oklahoma has been sentenced to probation. Federal prosecutors in Tulsa say...

 

Arkansas suspect in parents deaths arrested in Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas man suspected in the shooting deaths of his parents has been arrested in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Dustin Jordan was taken into custody late Tuesday in Edmond near Lake Arcadia....

 

Suspected vehicle thief fatally shot by Oklahoma officers

OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) — Five central Oklahoma law officers are on paid leave after fatally shooting a man suspected of stealing a pickup truck. Canadian County Sheriff Chris West says the man was shot Monday when he got out of the truck with a...

 

Court denies plea of man who sent threats to Tulsa police

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court will not take up the case of a Connecticut man who sent threatening messages to Tulsa, Oklahoma, police following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white officer. The Oklahoman first...

 

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