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Interim director appointed for Department of Corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Gov. J. Kevin Stitt has appointed former Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ Chief of Operations Scott Crow as interim director of the state’s second-largest agency. Crow has been with the agency since April 1996, when...

 

Oklahoma authorities say body found days after home fire

CLEVELAND, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a body has been found in a home that burned more than a week ago. The OSBI says in a news release that human remains were found Thursday inside the home that burned June 6 in...

 

Man sentenced to nearly 18 years for Topeka shooting death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. The Capital-Journal reports that 33-year-old Tony Lee Foster was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty...

 

Nebraska woman sentenced to prison for fatal Kansas crash

HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a November 2017 head-on crash in northeastern Kansas that killed four members of a Sabetha family who were returning home from a state championship footba...

 

3 suspects in custody in fatal shooting of Oklahoma man

CACHE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says three suspects are in custody following the fatal shooting of a man at a southwestern Oklahoma apartment building. Investigators say 26-year-old Nathan Morrow was shot and killed...

 
 By Roxana Hegeman    Regional    June 16, 2019 

2 Kansas men 'collateral damage' in gun control dispute

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The unregistered gun silencers, each stamped "Made in Kansas, were arranged in a display case at a military surplus store in a rural Kansas town. Beside them was a copy of a Kansas gun law signed a year earlier by then-Gov....

 

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured, alleged accomplice wounded

ALLEN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman accused of helping an inmate who escaped from Logan County has been shot after she brandished a weapon at law enforcement officers. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Adam Misty...

 

Jury: Man held stepdaughter for 19 years, fathered 9 kids

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 64-year-old man accused of abducting his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children has been found guilty of kidnapping and other charges. A jury found Henri...

 

Police identify man who fired at cars on Oklahoma interstate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say an armed suspect who was fatally shot by police after he allegedly fired his weapon at vehicles on Interstate 35 has been identified as a 24-year-old man. Authorities said Thursday that Vincense...

 

Kansas woman pleads guilty in death of mother's boyfriend

OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) — A Baldwin City woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her mother's boyfriend at a northeast Kansas lake. Jefferson County Attorney Josh Ney announced Thursday that Ashlyn Hemmerling pleaded guilty to premeditated...

 

Police video shows man falling from Tulsa bridge after chase

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Video from a police body camera shows a shooting suspect falling about 30 feet (9 meters) from an Oklahoma bridge as he fled from officers. A Tulsa police news release says officers responding to reports of someone shooting at...

 

Oklahoma's governor picks interim head of corrections

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has named the Oklahoma Department of Corrections' operations chief as interim director of the agency. Stitt announced Scott Crow has the job Friday following the sudden resignation Joe Allbaugh, who...

 

Escaped Oklahoma inmate captured, alleged accomplice wounded

ALLEN, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Oklahoma say a woman accused of helping an inmate who escaped from Logan County has been shot after she brandished a weapon at law enforcement officers. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Adam Misty...

 

Feds seek forfeiture of $470K in cash seized in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking the forfeiture of $470,000 in suspected drug money that was seized earlier this year during three Kansas traffic stops. The Wichita Eagle reports that one stop alone yielded $250,000 in cash. A...

 

Man sentenced to 46 years for killing, doughnut shop robbery

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 46 years and two months in prison for breaking into a Topeka home with three other people and killing a man after they robbed a doughnut shop. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    June 14, 2019

Rash of child killings angers, frustrates St. Louis leaders

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The gunfire that has long haunted St. Louis streets has taken an even more disturbing turn, with a rash of shootings involving children that has left the city's police chief angered and frustrated by the lack of cooperation of...

 

Oklahoma authorities seek family of man shot by police

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is searching for the family of a man who was fatally shot by police in southeastern Oklahoma. The OSBI says 27-year-old Jaquan Thompson died Tuesday after being shot by officers...

 

Body recovered of fleeing man who shot himself in river

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a Kansas parole absconder who fled from law enforcement and then waded into a river and shot himself to avoid being apprehended. The Great Bend Tribune reports that 36-year-old Nicholas...

 

Oklahoma police say no vehicles hit in interstate shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say no vehicles were apparently struck when a man shot at passing motorists along Interstate 35 before being fatally shot by officers. Capt. Bo Mathews said Tuesday some motorists stopped at the scene...

 

Authorities: Man held woman at knifepoint, killed by police

POTEAU, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man holding a woman at knifepoint was fatally shot by law enforcement officers in southeastern Oklahoma. The OSBI says in a news release that the man was dead at the scene of...

 

Man on probation charged with taking dressing room pics

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a Missouri man secretly snapped pictures of a 15-year-old trying on swimsuits in a Kansas store as he began serving probation for photographing women in the dressing room of another store. The Kansas City Star...

 

Robbery suspect from Missouri killed at Kansas store

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man has been shot and killed while attempting to rob a suburban Kansas City cellphone store. KMBC-TV reports that the man killed at the Boost Mobile store in Overland Park, Kansas, has been...

 

Prosecutor: DNA connects Manhattan man to 4 assaults

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA from a Manhattan man who is standing trial this week has connected him to the sexual assaults of four women. The Manhattan Mercury reports that 18-year-old Tommie Baggett is charged with one count of...

 

Jury selection underway for Kansas triple homicide suspect

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a man charged in an October 2017 shooting that killed three people and wounded two others in a popular downtown area of a Kansas college town. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that...

 

Wichita man sentenced for butter knife attack on officer

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for attacking an officer last year with a butter knife. Television station KAKE reports that 54-year-old Darren Hutcherson was sentenced Friday to four years...

 

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