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Police: Man fatally shot after confrontation at Wichita home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man has died after being shot when he confronted another man at a Wichita home. The shooting happened early Friday morning in southeast Wichita. Police say 40-year-old Charles Cunningham and his older...

 

Foster care problems left kids vulnerable to sex traffickers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen children who ran away from troubled Kansas welfare system and juvenile corrections placements have wound up incarcerated for crimes related to human trafficking, drawing the ire of victims' advocates and...

 

Northeast Oklahoma jail evacuated following electrical fire

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — A county jail in northeastern Oklahoma has been evacuated and its more than 110 inmates relocated to other jails following an electrical fire. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says the fire occurred around noon Saturday at...

 

Oklahoma ambulance driver charged with manslaughter in death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A manslaughter charge has been filed against an Oklahoma ambulance driver in connection with a 2017 crash that killed a patient he was transporting. Oklahoma County court records indicate 35-year-old Matthew Erickson was...

 

California trucker sentenced for stealing load of meat

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a California trucker working for a Kansas freight brokerage has been sentenced to federal prison for stealing a load of meat valued at more than $160,000. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release...

 

Computer programmer admits role in Kansas cyberattack threat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say a computer software engineer has admitted threatening cyberattacks against websites that criticized a Wichita attorney's work. VIRAL Artificial Intelligence co-founder David Dorsett pleaded guilty Monday to two...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    October 20, 2019 

Oklahoma prison officials say cellphone jamming would help

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thousands of illegal cellphones are making it into the hands of prison inmates who use the devices to commit crimes, but prison officials testified Monday that they're prohibited from using one of the best tools to stop it ...

 

Oklahoma man charged in slaying of wife, who had dementia

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An 80-year-old suburban Oklahoma City man has been formally charged in the fatal shooting of his 77-year-old wife, who he said had dementia and that he could no longer care for her. The Oklahoma County District Attorney's...

 

Visitation reinstated at more Oklahoma prisons after unrest

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Visitation is being reinstated at two more Oklahoma prisons locked down after one inmate was killed and three dozen were hurt during coordinated violence that officials say resulted from race-based gang tension. The Department...

 

Kansas says backlog of untested rape kits nearly eliminated

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement agencies have nearly eliminated a backlog of 2,200 sexual assault kits that had gone untested, including some that dated back decades, authorities announced Thursday. Agencies have had about 2,000 of the...

 

No Douglas County criminal charges in some marijuana cases

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson says his office will no longer file criminal cases for simple marijuana possession. Branson said Thursday that Douglas County citizens should not be criminally charged when...

 

Colorado woman indicted in attempted sale of 1920s fetuses

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman suspected of trying to sell three human fetuses from the 1920s and a fetal skeleton online has been indicted in California on charges of violating a U.S. law prohibiting the transfer of human fetal tissue....

 

Last of 3 defendants in 2013 Oklahoma slaying pleads guilty

BOISE CITY, Okla. (AP) — The last of three Alabama men charged in a fatal shooting in the Oklahoma Panhandle more than six years ago has pleaded guilty to murder in the case. Court records show 25-year-old Timothy Dees of Mobile was sentenced to...

 

Wichita lawyer who stole from elderly client sentenced

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer who stole more than $900,000 from an elderly client with dementia was sentenced to probation. Larry Toomey was given two years of probation, with an underlying sentence of 26 months, on Friday. He pleaded...

 

2 dead, 2 wounded in northeastern Oklahoma shooting

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — Police say two people are dead and two others wounded in an overnight shooting in northeastern Oklahoma. Miami (my-AM'-uh) Police Chief Thomas Anderson told The Miami News-Record that the investigation is in its early stages...

 

Wichita lawyer spared from prison for role in cyberattacks

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita lawyer has admitted to paying a software engineer who launched cyberattacks on websites that criticized the attorney's work. Court filings show 63-year-old Bradley A. Pistotnik pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts...

 

Kansas man gets prison term for threats to Operation Rescue

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who admitted threatening workers of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue has been sentenced to federal prison. The U.S. attorney's office in says 22-year-old Christopher M. Thompson was sentenced Tuesday to a...

 

Man jailed in shooting that wounded 2 homeless people

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man jailed in the shooting of two homeless people in downtown Wichita was having "a mental health crisis" and thought he was gunning down cartel associates. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Dexter...

 

Authorities pull teen's body out of central Oklahoma lake

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing 16-year-old girl has been recovered from a central Oklahoma lake. Oklahoma City police say Su Hliang's body was pulled early Friday afternoon from Lake Overholser. Hliang, whose family is...

 

Suspect in shooting of Washburn players gets new attorney

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has a new attorney. The Capital-Journal reports that KiAnn Caprice was...

 

Trooper: 2 women, baby killed in northeast Kansas crash

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two women and a baby have been killed in a crash just south of Lawrence in northeastern Kansas. Troopers say the crash happened just before 6 p.m. Friday on U.S. 59 when a southbound car when...

 

Police dispose of grenade discovered in Oklahoma City yard

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City are investigating how a grenade wound up in a residential yard. Authorities say a homeowner on the city's southeast side was doing yard work when he noticed what appeared to be a grenade in the yard of...

 

Oklahoma man charged in bayonet attack

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — Police in Wahpeton are investigating after a man was attacked with a bayonet. Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson says 31-year-old Byron Vann of Henryetta, Oklahoma, has been charged with attempted murder. KFGO-AM reports that...

 

Suspect sought in fatal Oklahoma City motel shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say no arrests have been made in the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old man at a motel. Authorities say Antonio Johnson was shot while at a motel on the city's southeast side about 9:30 p.m. Sunday....

 

Kansas City woman shot to death; suspect arrested

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say a man is in custody after fatally shooting a woman and then waiting for officers to arrive at the scene. Police Capt. Tim Hernandez said the woman was shot Monday morning in eastern Kansas City and...

 

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