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Denver appeals court considers appeal in trooper shooting

DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a man sentenced to death in the 1999 killing of an Oklahoma state trooper urged a Denver federal appeals court on Thursday to throw out a judge's ruling that he was not harmed by mistakes made by his original lawyers at...

 

Federal investigation of Overland Park teen's shooting death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal agents are investigating the shooting death of an Overland Park teenager by a police officer for possible civil rights violations, an FBI spokeswoman said Thursday. John Albers, 17, was killed in January 2018 as he...

 

Police investigating 2 kidnapping attempts in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating two separate reports of attempted child abductions in Hutchinson in recent days. "The Hutchinson Police Department is committed to the safety and well-being of our citizens and would like to inform...

 

Kansas Supreme Court affirms convictions in 2015 shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court affirmed on Friday convictions for first-degree murder and battery stemming from a 2015 shooting at the Roxy bar in Overland Park. The court ruled that Dale Willis' claims of jury instruction errors...

 

Woman's death in southeast Kansas investigated as homicide

LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a homicide in southeast Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that a relative of 34-year-old Amy Lammon called 911 Thursday morning to report that she was dead....

 

Kansas soccer club leader sentenced in case involving player

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The founder of a Johnson County soccer club was sentenced Wednesday to two years of probation for inappropriately touching a juvenile girl who he coached. Jason Cummins, 37, pleaded guilty in July to attempted aggravated...

 

Prosecutor clears Oklahoma trooper in fatal shooting of man

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A prosecutor has cleared an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper in the fatal shooting of a man during a traffic stop in northeastern Oklahoma. Craig County District Attorney Matthew Ballard wrote in a letter to the state...

 

Man accused of stabbing, beating woman at Sedona-area resort

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say a suspect has been arrested at a hotel near Sedona for allegedly beating and stabbing a woman inside a room. They said deputies received a report early Saturday morning that a man had...

 

Wichita man pleads guilty to having 20 pounds of meth, guns

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who had 11 weapons and about 20 pounds of methamphetamine at his rental home in Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to drug and weapons charges, federal prosecutors said. Wichita police officers who searched the home of Luis...

 

Oklahoma police chiefs express concerns about recruiting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Growing anti-police sentiment around the country could have a profoundly negative impact on the ability to recruit quality officers, police chiefs from two Oklahoma cities told state lawmakers on Thursday. Tulsa Police Chief...

 

City Council approves Tulsa's first hate crimes ordinance

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa City Council has unanimously approved the first hate crimes ordinance for Oklahoma's second-largest city. The council approved the measure Wednesday, and Mayor G.T. Bynum said he supports it and will sign it into law....

 

Auditor: Police use of force OK in Black woman's arrest

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Topeka's independent police auditor has found that two officers didn't violate excessive force policies while arresting a Black woman in a case that angered a local Black Lives Matter group. The city announced...

 

Lawrence ordinance makes it easier to crack down on partiers

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence officials are giving police more power to enforce crowd size limits and other health orders designed to stem the spread of the coronavirus after neighbors raised concerns about large house parties near the University...

 

Body of 23-year-old woman found inside Pittsburg home

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is helping to investigate the death of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found inside her Pittsburg home. The agency said in a news release that Pittsburg police received a 911 call...

 

Body of 23-year-old woman found inside Pittsburg home

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is helping to investigate the death of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found inside her Pittsburg home. The agency said in a news release that Pittsburg police received a 911 call...

 

Judge blocks release of agency records for slain Kansas girl

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — State agency records of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found this summer in a shallow grave should not be released to the public, a Wyandotte County judge ruled Tuesday. Olivia Jansen's body was found in a shallow grave...

 

'Keeper' replica statue stolen from Wichita park recovered

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Keeper of the Plains replica statue that was taken from a Wichita park over the weekend has been found not far from where it was stolen. A resident spotted the statue in the grass beside a creek that runs by Colvin Elementary...

 

Police: 1 killed, 2 hurt in Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One person has died and two others have been hospitalized following a shooting Tuesday in northeast Wichita, police said. Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said officers responded around 8:45 a.m. and arrived to find a male victim...

 

Trial delayed again for suspect in death of football player

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for the second time for the suspect in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of another player who went on to play for the New York Giants. Francisco A....

 

Wichita man arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man in a Wichita shooting that left one person dead and two others wounded. Jail records show that Terry Quonteze Wallace was booked Tuesday night on suspicion of first-degree murder in...

 

Oklahoma police officer charged in deadly shooting

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot a man wielding a baseball bat has been charged with first-degree manslaughter. The Oklahoman reports Chance Avery, a corporal with The Village Police Department, shot Christopher...

 

Kansas City police investigate fatal shooting of 41-year-old

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating after a 41-year-old man was found dead inside an apartment in Kansas City, Kansas, on Sunday. Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Dustin Dierenfeldt said officers were called to the...

 

Man in standoff with deputies kills self with officer's gun

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man fatally shot himself with deputy's gun following a standoff with police outside a home east of Wichita, authorities in south-central Kansas said. The incident began Sunday morning when Butler County Sheriff's deputies...

 

Indictment: Kansas man threatened Black teen in racist rant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man used social media to send a racist threat to a 15-year-old Black student, federal prosecutors said Friday. An indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Gage H. Clausen, 20, of Cheney, Kansas, with one count...

 

Kansas Supreme Court tosses convictions in 2 criminal cases

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday threw out a first-degree premeditated murder conviction after finding that a Grant County judge erred in refusing to give jurors the requested instructions of self-defense and involuntary mansl...

 

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