LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 37-year-old Kansas City-area man was charged Friday with attempted first-degree murder and eight other felonies after authorities say he randomly fired into traffic on a...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A soldier stationed in Kansas saved “countless lives” Wednesday when he hit a man with his car as the man was shooting randomly at people on a bridge near an Army base, a...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man was hospitalized after being shot by two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers early Monday, police said.
The officers were patrolling near an apartment complex...
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group on Thursday launched “The Clemency Project” to try to secure the release of Kansas prisoners whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to the...
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a civil rights rights group seeking the immediate release of prisoners who have preexisting medical conditions that make...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for the death of her infant son, who died from overheating.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty to attacking a Leavenworth police officer who was sitting inside a patrol car.
Anthony Dunkle, 36, entered the plea Wednesday to battery of...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A murder trial has been postponed for a Leavenworth man charged in the Christmas 2017 shooting death of a Kansas City man.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2018 death of her baby.
The Kansas City Star, Dec. 23
What would you do when presented with a 3-month-old baby who suffered a ghastly 31 fractures at the hands of a “caretaker”? Would you say, “Whatever we do,...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Eighty-two veterans who were sexually abused by a former physician assistant at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth will divide nearly $7 million after settling...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 77-year-old northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for the attempted rape of a 4-year-old girl.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Relatives of a Kansas man who was fatally shot by a police officer have settled a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit for $1 million.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 31-year-old Leavenworth woman has pleaded not guilty in the death of her 19-month-old son.
Catherine Smith is charged with second-degree murder after her son's...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 76-year-old northeast Kansas man has pleaded guilty to trying to rape a 4-year-old girl.
FOX4KC reports Galen Hurt, of Linwood, pleaded Thursday in Leavenworth...
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas and Missouri affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union say they have reached a settlement with the Federal Bureau of Prisons which allows an inmate to...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a hit-and-run accident that left a man dead.
Undersheriff Jim Sherley says 34-year-old Emanuel...
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Inmates who alleged their calls with attorneys were illegally recorded at the Leavenworth Detention Center in Kansas have reached a proposed settlement with the prison...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas sheriff's deputy alleges in a lawsuit that she was forced out of her job after reporting that a fellow deputy had sexually assaulted her.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A one-time speechwriter for former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she will begin a campaign on Tuesday for an eastern Kansas congressional seat.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Kansas (all times local):
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has announced his candidacy for the U.S....
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas legislator who also served on a federal parole board will represent the U.S. in meetings of a group that promotes peace in Ireland and Northern...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas woman has been killed by a massive tree falling on her home while she was in the living room.
The death occurred Tuesday morning in Leavenworth....
NEW YORK (AP) — Three years in the making, the Chelsea Manning documentary "XY Chelsea" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival after being frantically recut to update the film with the latest turn...
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri soldier who was killed 68 years ago during the Korean War has been reburied close to home after his remains were identified through DNA.
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...
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, Kan. (AP) — A second woman has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of a man whose body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A federal prison may seem like an odd place for the Leavenworth County Humane Society to house dogs.
But the Humane Society partners with the minimum security camp...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of helping to kill her cousin's ex-boyfriend whose body was found inside a burning home near Lawrence.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors are researching an appeal after a Kansas judge called two teenage girls the "aggressor" in a sexual encounter with a 67-year-old man and eased his prison sentence.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former bank teller in Leavenworth has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $125,000.
Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Charles Lee Staples pleaded guilty Monday to embezzlement by a bank employee.
He was a bank teller at Mutual Savings Association in Leavenworth. An audit revealed that Staples took the money from his teller drawer. He entered false entries in bank reports to cover his crimes.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A prison inmate has admitted to fracturing another inmate's skull with a metal pipe, leaving the man in a "semi-vegetative state" for several months.
The Kansas City Star reports 49-year-old Jimmy Eastep Jr., pleaded guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas mayor who served three years in prison before being elected spent his first full day in office launching a program that would help qualifying ex-convicts try to get the same second chance he received by having their criminal records expunged.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former hospital worker at Fort Leavenworth who tried to kill his boss by setting her on fire has lost an appeal of his conviction.
The Kansas City Star reports Clifford Currie was convicted of assault with intent to commit murder for the September 2016 attack on First Lt. Katie Blanchard.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas woman has been charged in the death of her 19-month-old son.
The Leavenworth Times reports that 31-year-old Catherine Smith made her first appearance Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge and requested a court-appointed attorney.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a campaign to build and endow a research center at the Carroll Mansion Museum.
The society has been preserving and promoting Leavenworth's history for nearly 65 years.
The Leavenworth Times reports the society finalized architectural plans last summer for the research center, which will be built on to the existing museum.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas bank teller has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the savings and loan where she worked.
The U.S. attorney's office says 49-year-old Theresa Williams, of Leavenworth, Kan., entered the plea Monday. She admitted through her plea to embezzling $13,000 from Mutual Savings Association in Leavenworth. To cover up the crime, she made false entries in bank reports.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City men are facing federal gun charges after firearms and police equipment were stolen from an unmarked police car.
Leronte Swinton and Carvon Brown, both 19, are charged with illegal possession of stolen firearms.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 67-year-old Leavenworth man has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for soliciting a 13-year-old girl on Facebook.
Raymond Soden was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest in August to solicitation. He admitted in his plea that he knew the girl was 13 when he began exchanging messages with her offering to pay for nude photos of her and her friends as well a sex acts.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 74-year-old Kansas woman shot and killed an intruder while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher and then had a heart attack.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a privately-run federal prison in Leavenworth.
The Kansas City Star reports 29-year-old Dillon Lane Reed died on Thanksgiving at the Leavenworth Detention Center.
Reed's attorney said he was notified of his client's death but was not told the cause of death or any circumstances.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Leavenworth police say a 74-year-old woman fatally shot a man who she thought was trying to burglarize her home.
Police Chief Pat Kitchens says when officers responded to the woman's call early Saturday they found the 41-year-old suspect, Ralph Byrd Jr., of Leavenworth suffering from a gunshot wound.
The Leavenworth Times reports Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A white county official in Kansas has resigned under pressure after saying at a meeting that he belongs to "the master race."
Louis Klemp said in the letter submitted Tuesday resigning his seat on the Leavenworth County Commission that the remark was "well-meaning" and "not racially motivated."
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a white county official to resign after the official said at a public meeting that he belongs to "the master race."
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A court-appointed attorney investigating whether federal prosecutors in Kansas improperly listened to recorded conversations between prisoners and their attorneys testified Friday that he was stunned and disappointed when he realized months into the investigation that the U.S. Attorney's Office was not cooperating with him.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A white county commissioner in northeast Kansas who told a black city planner that he belongs to "the master race" as he rejected her proposed development plan is coming under pressure from fellow commissioners to resign.
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A man caught trying to smuggle drugs into a Kansas prison has been placed on probation.
Leavenworth County prosecutors wanted 56-year-old Charles Anthony Newsome to be sentenced to two years in prison after he pleaded no contest to trafficking contraband in a correctional facility.