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Lawsuit over Oklahoma inmate death settled for $3.2 million

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A federal lawsuit by the mother of an Oklahoma man who died in jail has been settled for $3.2 million after missing documents were found at a funeral home. The Tulsa World reports that Jeanne Bennett agreed Thursday to the...

 

Hearing postponed for defendant in 2017 Topeka triple murder

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A plea hearing for man charged in a 2017 triple murder in Topeka has been rescheduled. The Capital-Journal reports that a judge on Friday pushed the hearing for 20-year-old Shane Mays to Oct. 24. Mays — one of five people...

 

Body found after house explodes in southwestern Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Oklahoma say a body has been discovered in the charred rubble of a vacant residence that exploded and burned. Television station KSWO reports that the explosion occurred shortly before 7 a.m. on...

 

Man dies in after taken in custody by Oklahoma City police

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a man has died after he was handcuffed and taken into custody. Authorities say the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to an apartment complex following reports that a...

 

Body of drowning victim recovered from Illinois River

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Oklahoma say the body of an apparent drowning victim has been recovered from the Illinois River. Grand River Dam Authority police say the body of a 67-year-old man was recovered on Saturday after...

 

Oklahoma man gets life in prison for child pornography

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge sentenced an Oklahoma man to life in prison plus nearly 150 years more for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls, saying she would have ordered his castration if the law allowed. Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded gu...

 

Court: Attorney can't claim immunity in wrongful conviction

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor does not have absolute immunity in lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a murder his brother later confessed to committing in a...

 

Man arrested in deadly shooting in western Kansas

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting in western Kansas. The Finney County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that the suspect is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder, possession of a...

 

Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and U.S. marshals have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical...

 

Suspect in deaths of 3 Oklahoma relatives caught in Texas

MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Texas have arrested a man suspected in the Oklahoma shooting deaths of his wife and her two teenage children. Marshall County Sheriff Danny Cryer says the three bodies were found Thursday morning in their home...

 

Ex-employee at Saint Francis Ministries in Salina charged

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of Saint Francis Ministries in Salina is facing 11 charges including rape, sexual exploitation of a child and indecent liberties with a child. The Salina Journal reports Saline County District Court records...

 

Lawrence man shot by police given 1 year of probation

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man who was shot by police after a traffic stop has been sentenced to a year of probation. Akira Lewis pleaded no contest Thursday to battery of a law enforcement officer. He will be required to take anger...

 

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with murder in connection with the deadly January drug raid of a home that killed a couple who lived there and injured five officers, prosecutors announced Friday. Former Officer Geral...

 

19 indicted in Oklahoma drug trafficking investigation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 19 people have been indicted for conspiracy to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in Oklahoma City. Officials said Wednesday 17 of the defendants in the indictments have been arrested following an...

 

Attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber disbarred

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh has been disbarred after he acknowledged a series of misdeeds as part of a settlement. The Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel...

 

Prosecutors seek death sentence in Oklahoma deputy's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors are asking jurors to return a death sentence for a man convicted of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. The sentencing phase of the trial of 47-year-old Nathan LeForce began Wednesday, a day after...

 

Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a judge vacated his convictions, which were secured despite a complete lack of physical evidence and motive tying him...

 

Jury weighing verdict in shooting death of Oklahoma deputy

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating a verdict in the trial of a man accused of shooting an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy to death. Deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of 47-year-old Nathan LeForce, who is charged with first-degree...

 

Wichita man dies after being hit by a car Aug. 2

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 46-year-old man who was hit by a car in downtown Wichita earlier this month has died. Police spokesman Charley Davidson said in a news release that Kestrno Rodriguez died Saturday at a hospital. Rodriguez was hit...

 

Man implicated in missing brothers case charged in Kansas

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with tampering with a vehicle owned by two missing Wisconsin brothers is facing new charges in Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports Garland Nelson is charged in Bourbon County, Kansas, with endangering the...

 

Man who drowned during police chase was convicted felon

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Department of Corrections records show that a man who drowned while fleeing from police on an ATV was a convicted felon. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the man Tuesday as 32-year-old Caleb O'Donnell,...

 

Man shot, killed in field, Wichita police say

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was fatally shot in a Wichita field. The Wichita Eagle reports that one person was killed Monday night. Police Lt. Ronald Hunt says an officer who was at a meeting in the area was the...

 

Authorities find marijuana farm worth more than $1.7M

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a marijuana farm worth more than $1.7 million while chasing a suspect. KSNW-TV reports that the discovery was made Sunday when deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to a...

 

Front window shot out of Spanish-language radio station

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who shot out the front window of a Spanish-language radio station in Wichita. Wichita police posted security camera video on Facebook Monday in an attempt to identify the shooter. The video...

 

Coroner: Leader of large organic food scheme dies by suicide

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Missouri farmer blamed for running the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history has died by suicide, weeks before he was to report to federal prison to begin serving a 10-year term, a coroner said Tuesday. Police...

 

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