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Courts rely on domestic abuse defendants' word for surrendering guns

Oklahoma judges order hundreds of defendants to surrender their firearms under victim protective orders every year. But the courts rely on defendants to voluntarily comply – an honor system that... Full story

 

Oklahoma mother of 3 kids shot by police files claim

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma woman whose four children, aged 1 to 5, were inside a pickup truck when police officers opened fire on a man also in the vehicle, wounding three of the kids, has taken the first step toward suing the city of Hugo. A...

 

Oklahoma man in Arkansas custody after stabbing, abduction

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man was arrested early Wednesday in western Arkansas for the stabbing of his supervisor at a fast food restaurant and the abduction of his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Police in Fort Smith say...

 

Plainville man convicted in wife's death in 2018

STOCKTON, Kan. (AP) — A Plainville man has been found guilty in the death of his wife. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a news-release that a Rooks County jury found 37-year-old Alifonso Eduardo Garcia guilty of first-degree murder on...

 

Kansas City, Kansas, police say burned body found in barrel

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating a homicide after a man's burned body was found inside a barrel near a cemetery. Police found the body Wednesday morning near Memorial Park Cemetery after a passerby reported...

 

Inmate charged in riots leading to Oklahoma prison lockdowns

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Charges were filed this week against an Oklahoma state prison inmate in connection with prison fights that led to a statewide lockdown of the facilities. Court documents show former Lawton Correctional Facility inmate Justin...

 

KBI serves warrants in Cloud County investigation

CONCORDIA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents are serving several search warrants as part of an investigation into the Cloud County Sheriff's Office. KBI spokeswoman Melissa Underwood said warrants were being served Tuesday at homes...

 

82 veterans settle lawsuits against Leavenworth VA employee

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Eighty-two veterans who were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth will divide nearly $7 million after settling their lawsuits against the government. The physician...

 

2 killed in fire at Tulsa church damaged by July blaze

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities continue investigating the cause of a deadly fire in which two people were killed at a Tulsa church that had been closed after an earlier fire in July. The Tulsa World reports firefighters battled the blaze for...

 

Authorities seek help locating stolen Native American items

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina. The Saline County Sheriff's Office released photos Friday of several of the items that were taken...

 

Kansas sheriff's deputy accused of stalking co-worker

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office jail deputy has been arrested after being accused of stalking a co-worker. The sheriff's office said in a news release that Shawn McGonnigil was arrested Friday and has been placed on...

 

Investigator say settlement reached in county overpayments

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — An investigator for the Oklahoma attorney general says more than half the overpayments to Grady County elected officials has been repaid and an undisclosed agreement was reached for repayment of the remaining funds. Angela...

 

Houston police sergeant shot and killed; suspect in custody

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Houston police officer who was responding to a domestic violence report, officials said Sunday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Sgt. Christopher...

 

Police: Slain Arkansas officer 'ambushed' in patrol vehicle

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A man who "was looking for an officer to kill" drove into a police parking lot in northwestern Arkansas, approached an officer who was sitting in a patrol car and shot him point-blank in the head, police said Sunday....

 

Tulsa authorities say prison-gang dispute led to killing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County authorities say a dispute involving two associates of a white-supremacist prison gang led to the death of one man and the other being held on a murder complaint. Tulsa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Roebu...

 

University of Kansas researcher charged with theft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities allege a University of Kansas researcher received illegal discounts and avoided paying sales taxes for nearly two years. The Kansas attorney general's office said in a news release Monday that 37-year-old Liuqi...

 

Oklahoma appeals court upholds separate murder convictions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the first-degree murder convictions and life in prison sentences of two men in separate cases from 2016. The court rejected appeals by 36-year-old Keenan Holcomb, who was...

 

Norman man sentenced to life in fatal shooting of daughter

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Cleveland County judge has sentenced a Norman man to life in prison without parole for the fatal shooting of his 22-year-old daughter. Ronald Lee McMullen, 45, was sentenced Wednesday after again proclaiming his innocence....

 

Feds indict 35 people in gang-related drug trafficking case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Oklahoma City say 35 people have been indicted as part of a drug-trafficking conspiracy coordinated by imprisoned gang leaders using contraband cellphones. U.S. Attorney Timothy Downing said in a...

 

Authorities seek help locating stolen Native American items

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina. The Saline County Sheriff's Office released photos Friday of several of the items that were taken...

 

Deaths of 2 men from Junction City considered murder-suicide

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of two men whose bodies were found near the Milford Lake Dam as a murder-suicide. Geary County authorities say Junction City police were called to a home Thursday night to...

 

Driver crashes into Wichita home while fleeing from police

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A driver has crashed into a Wichita home while fleeing from police. KAKE-TV reports that the chase ended around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the southeast part of the city. Witnesses told the television station that officers were...

 

Oklahoma judge admonished for not paying taxes, tickets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's highest court admonished an Oklahoma County judge on Tuesday for failing to pay her taxes and more than 60 parking tickets, but narrowly decided against filing a petition for her removal. In a 5-4 ruling, the...

 

Suspect fatally shot, officer wounded in southeast Oklahoma

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say one person was killed and an Ada police officer was wounded in a shooting in southeastern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the shooting occurred Tuesday morning as...

 

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