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Oklahoma woman accused of starving kids, feeding them feces

JAY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother has been charged with child neglect, accused of starving her children and feeding them dog feces. The Tulsa World reports that 34-year-old Mary Elizabeth Moore was charged in Delaware County court this month....

 

2 people, including child, killed in Oklahoma police pursuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a police pursuit has ended in the deaths of two people, including a child. Authorities say the victims died Friday when their vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by police on...

 

Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday in a border community on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in...

 

Oklahoma woman accused of starving kids, feeding them feces

JAY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma mother has been charged with child neglect, accused of starving her children and feeding them dog feces. The Tulsa World reports that 34-year-old Mary Elizabeth Moore was charged in Delaware County court this month....

 

2 people, including child, killed in Oklahoma police pursuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say a police pursuit has ended in the deaths of two people, including a child. Authorities say the victims died Friday when their vehicle was struck by a stolen pickup truck being pursued by police on...

 

Man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary...

 

Large brawl involving mostly teenagers at Worlds of Fun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say officers responded to a brawl involving up to 300 teenagers at the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police say several law enforcement agencies were called to the park...

 

Kansas State receiver Hunter Rison suspended after arrest

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State wide receiver Hunter Rison has been indefinitely suspended after his arrest on a domestic battery charge. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Riley County police arrested Rison on Friday on suspicion of domestic...

 

Suspect pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Oklahoma man

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect accused of fatally stabbing an Oklahoma man near Bushmaster Park in Flagstaff last month has pleaded not guilty. The Arizona Daily Sun reports 27-year-old Phelan Connally of Flagstaff entered his plea Monday....

 

Teen withdraws request to take back plea in teacher's death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma teenager charged with murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa has withdrawn a request to take back guilty pleas he entered in the case. Seventeen-year-old Deonte Green pleaded...

 

Oklahoma court affirms life sentence in crucifix death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her adult daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the...

 

Oklahoma man charged with killing, dismembering woman

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been charged with killing his girlfriend then dismembering and burning her body. Court records show 62-year-old Steven Stricker of Kingfisher is charged with first-degree murder and desecration of a...

 

Woman sentenced in stabbing, burning death of Lawrence man

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years in the shooting death of a man whose body was set on fire in rural Lawrence. Christina Towell, of Leavenworth, was sentenced...

 

Oklahoma woman accused of 5-year-old child's death at casino

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 50-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged in her 5-year-old grandson's death last year while left in a hot car for hours while she was in a tribal casino. Officials say Alanna Jean Orr of Oklahoma City was arrested Friday...

 

Panel: Trust, not sheriff, should run Oklahoma County Jail

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A panel of government officials and community leaders has voted to establish a nine-member trust to manage the operation and finances of the aging Oklahoma County Jail. The county's Criminal Justice Advisory Council endorsed th...

 

Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs. The Kansas City Star reports that...

 

Kansas high court overturns second conviction in bar killing

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has again overturned the murder conviction of a Topeka man who was serving a life sentence in a 2008 bar shooting. The justice ruled Friday that James Arthur Qualls III's claims that he killed...

 

Reward increased for information in fatal Langston shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has announced an increase in the reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Langston. The OSBI said Wednesday...

 
 By Sean Murphy    Regional    April 18, 2019

Former federal prosecutor to lead state's Boren case

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A grand jury will assist state investigators looking into allegations of sexual misconduct by former University of Oklahoma President David Boren, the Oklahoma attorney general's office confirmed on Wednesday. The office said...

 

Oklahoma attorney general asks Trump to pardon US soldier

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general is renewing his request that President Trump pardon for a former U.S. solider from Oklahoma convicted of killing an Iraqi prisoner. Attorney General Mike Hunter supports a pardon for former Army Lt....

 

Man sentenced for stealing more than $380,000 in copper

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 42-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay about $384,000 restitution for stealing copper from his employer. District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release Tuesday that Matthew Belshe,...

 

Estate drops lawsuit over inmate's death at Oklahoma prison

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The estate of a 25-year-old woman who died in prison is dropping its lawsuit against the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Amber Hilberling was serving a 25-year prison sentence for pushing her husband to his death from the...

 

Wyandotte County deputy charged with sex abuse of minor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 52-year-old Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputy has been charged with sexual crimes involving a victim under 14. District Attorney Mark Dupree said Wednesday that Michael Mastel is charged with three counts of sexual...

 

Former Wichita officer pleads guilty in gambling case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer has admitted that he knew about illegal private poker games in the city for years but didn't report them to authorities. Fifty-one-year-old Michael Zajkowski pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal...

 

Sexual predator patient gets 16 years for sexual battery

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A 65-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for trying to kiss a Kansas psychiatric hospital staff member on the lips while he was a patient in the facility's sexual predator treatment program. The...

 

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