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Oklahoma woman charged with racist vandalism hospitalized

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman charged with spray-painting racist, anti-gay and anti-Semitic graffiti on the county Democratic Party's offices, an art center and an elementary school in Norman, Oklahoma, was hospitalized for medical and mental...

 

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...

 

Oklahoma judge expected to rule Monday in opioid case

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule next week on whether consumer products company Johnson & Johnson helped fuel the state's opioid epidemic in the first such case against a drugmaker to go to trial. A court spokesman says...

 

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 regulators investigate increased earthquake activity

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas regulators are investigating the cause of a cluster of 11 earthquakes that hit Reno County in the last five days. The Kansas Corporation Commission announced Wednesday that it is analyzing injection well activity in the...

 

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...

 

Officials say no misconduct in suicide death of teen inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say an investigation has found no misconduct by employees at the Oklahoma County Jail in the death of a teenage inmate who apparently took his own life. The Oklahoman reports that Annette Jacobi, director of the...

 

O'Rourke visits Oklahoma sites that were targets of violence

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has paid visits to sites in Tulsa and Oklahoma City that were targeted by violence. The former congressman stopped Monday in Tulsa's Greenwood District where a white mob in 1921...

 

The Latest: Schmitt withdraws First Amendment motion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records in a lawsuit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has withdrawn a...

 

FBI investigating University of Kansas research complex

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities are conducting an investigation at a research facility on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton confirmed the FBI and Lawrence police were at the Life Sciences...

 

Family of slain Kansas inmate files federal lawsuit

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a slain Kansas inmate has filed a federal lawsuit alleging a systemic disregard for the health and safety of prisoners housed at the Meade County jail. A complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas...

 

Crop duster killed in plane crash south of Hays

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crop duster has died in a plane crash south of Hays. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bi-wing plane went down around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch shortly after taking off from a private runway. Seventy-year-old...

 

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,...

 

Former Lawrence banker convicted in $15.2 million fraud

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former Lawrence bank executive has been convicted of participating in a fraud scheme involving 26 Kansas banks. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Troy Gregory was convicted Monday of four counts of bank fraud and two...

 

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...

 

Former newspaper editor named new Kansas county magistrate

KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Hutchinson News managing editor has been named as a new magistrate for a rural south-central Kansas county. Ron Sylvester was appointed to fill the judicial vacancy in Kingman County by a nominating commission Monday....

 

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...

 

Kansas adds jobs, sees unemployment rate dip to 3.3% in July

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it added private-sector jobs in July and saw its unemployment rate drop slightly to 3.3%. The state Department of Labor says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month declined from 3.4% in...

 

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...

 

Schools' active-shooter training video may come with opt-out

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico's largest school districts is likely to give parents the final say on whether their children see an instructional video on strategies for surviving an active-shooter situation. The district's custom-made...

 

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure...

 

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