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Texas man on death row pleads guilty in 3 cold-case killings

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A man already sentenced to death for a cold-case killing in Oklahoma pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday in the deaths of three girls whose disappearances in Texas also went unsolved for decades. William Reece, 62, pleaded...

 

Migrants in Texas trailer tragedy died seeking better lives

LAS VEGAS, Honduras (AP) — Children set out hoping to earn enough to support their siblings and parents. Young adults who sacrificed to attend college thinking it would lead to success left their country disillusioned. A man already working in the...

 

Wichita man pleads guilty in fatal AutoZone shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of attempted robbery in the 2020 shooting death of an AutoZone store employee. Lamonte Lucas entered the pleas last week and will be sentenced on July 22...

 

Police fatally shoot liquor store robber in Ponca City

PONCA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Police in Ponca City have fatally shot a man who robbed a liquor store., according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Police were called Monday night after the man left the store located in a strip mall on foot...

 

Olathe man sentenced to prison for hit-and-run that killed 2

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe man has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for a 2018 hit-and-run crash that killed two people. Bradley Woodworth, 48, was sentenced Tuesday to 19½ year in prison after pleading guilty in February to two...

 

Teen sentenced to life in prison in death of 12-year-old boy

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy during a botched gun deal. WDAF-TV reports that a jury convicted 18-year-old Jaylen LaRon Johnson of Kansas City, Kansas, of...

 

Oklahoma deputy shoots, kills man outside Anadarko home

ANADARKO, Okla. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man outside a home in Anadarko after the man brandished a weapon, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Monday. According to the OSBI, a Caddo County deputy responding to a...

 

2 Oklahoma attorneys charged in medical marijuana scheme

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma attorneys were charged Thursday in an alleged medical marijuana scheme that allowed out-of-state growers to skirt the state's law requiring marijuana businesses to be at least 75% owned by state residents. Oklahoma...

 

2nd arrest made in Oklahoma festival shooting that killed 1

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Police arrested a second person on Friday in a shooting at an Oklahoma festival last month in which one person was killed and eight others were wounded. Officers arrested Kendall Alexander, 25, at his home in Muskogee, about...

 

A list of recent high-profile shootings in the US

The church shooting Thursday in Alabama is just the latest recent high-profile shooting in May and June, starting with a racist attack that killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. Some of the more notable episodes of gun...

 

Former NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer involved in fatal crash

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver and Fox Sports analyst Clint Bowyer struck and killed a pedestrian on a highway in southwest Missouri earlier this month, police said. The crash occurred June 5 on an exit ramp off of U.S 54 near Osage...

 
 By KEN MILLER    Regional    June 12, 2022

Oklahoma official seeks execution dates for 25 inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general has asked the state's highest appeals court to set execution dates for 25 death row inmates following a federal judge's rejection of their challenge to the state's lethal injection method. In 25...

 

Kansas man sentenced to prison for 2018 killing a baby girl

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A southern Kansas man has been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for the killing of his 4-month-old daughter nearly four years ago. Andrew Franklin, 36, of Haysville, was sentenced Monday to 250 months in prison,...

 
 By SEAN MURPHY    Regional    June 5, 2022

Federal judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection method

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday ruled the state's three-drug lethal injection method is constitutional, paving the way for the state to request execution dates for more than two dozen death row inmates who were plaintiffs...

 

Wichita to settle lawsuit over 2012 fatal police shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Wichita plans to settle a lawsuit filed over the death of a man who was shot by a police officer in 2012. The city's law department has asked the City Council to approve on Tuesday a $175,000 settlement with the...

 

Tulsa shooting highlights vulnerability of hospitals

Hospitals, like schools, are not typically designed to guard against the threat of a determined gunman entering the building to take lives. The vulnerability of health care facilities was highlighted by a shooter who killed four people and then...

 
 By TERRY WALLACE    Regional    June 3, 2022

Police fatally shoot Texas fugitive after family of 5 killed

A convicted murderer on the run since escaping a prison bus after stabbing its driver last month was fatally shot by law enforcement late Thursday after he killed a family of five and stole their truck from a rural weekend cabin, a Texas prison...

 

Hearing set for man in fatal Oklahoma festival shooting

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A bond hearing was set for Tuesday for a 26-year-old man suspected of killing one person and wounding seven in a shooting at an outdoor festival in eastern Oklahoma, the prosecutor in the case said. Skyler Buckner...

 

Tulsa police captain: "Multiple" people wounded in shooting at medical building "some unfortunately were killed"

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police captain: "Multiple" people wounded in shooting at medical building "some unfortunately were killed."...

 

Man found guilty of killing woman he was accused of stalking

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been convicted of killing a woman he was accused of stalking and faces life in prison when he's sentenced in October. On Tuesday, a Johnson County jury found Clyde James Barnes Jr., 44, of Kansas City, guilty...

 

Tulsa police: 3 killed in shooting at medical building

TULSA, Oklahoma (AP) — Three people were killed Wednesday in a shooting at a Tulsa medical building on a hospital campus, a police captain said. Capt. Richard Meulenberg confirmed the number of dead. Meulenberg said the shooter also was dead. It wa...

 
 By JIM VERTUNO    Regional    June 1, 2022

Uvalde school police chief says he's still cooperating

The school district police chief who served as on-site commander during last week's deadly shooting in Uvalde, Texas, said Wednesday that he's talking daily with investigators, contradicting claims from state law enforcement that he has stopped...

 

Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

The actions of a school district police chief and other law enforcement officers are at the center of the investigation into this week's shocking school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Authorities acknowledged Friday that children and teachers repeatedly...

 

Probe could shed light on police time lapse in Uvalde deaths

Since the Columbine High School massacre more than 20 years ago, police have been trained to quickly confront shooters in the horrific attacks that have followed. But officers in Uvalde, Texas, took more than an hour to kill a shooter who massacred...

 

Wichita woman admits defrauding employer of $3.1 million

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding her former employer of about $3.1 million, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Nancy Martin, 77, pleaded guilty to bank fraud and filing a false tax document. Martin was...

 

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