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Kansas teenager who killed mom pleads to lesser charges

Jun. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager who shot and killed his mother in 2018 pleaded no contest Wednesday to lesser charges in her death. A teen, who was not charged as an adult, was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of Lisa Trimmell, 41, on...

Kansas teenager charged in homicide in Kansas City, Mo.

Jun. 16, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas teenager will be tried as an adult for murder in the shooting death of a Kansas City, Missouri, man, Jackson County prosecutors said Wednesday. Jayvon Hunter, 16, was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder and three other counts in...

Man given rare medical release from Kansas prison has died

Jun. 16, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man who was granted a rare medical release from a Kansas prison in April because he had terminal cancer has died, the American Civil Liberties Union said. Christopher McIntyre, 48, was released April 12 from the Lansing Correctional Facility and...

Mental exam ordered for suspect in security guard's death

Jun. 16, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The criminal case against a Wichita man charged with killing a security guard at a QuikTrip will be on hold until the suspect undergoes a mental competency evaluation, a judge has ruled. Laroy Monzell West is charged with second-degree murder in the...

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, find man dead in vehicle

Jun. 16, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating after finding the body of a man who had been shot inside a car. Police said officers were called just after 7 a.m. Monday to a residential area a few blocks northwest of Klamm Park. Arriving...

Jack Weinstein, legal maverick on federal bench, dead at 99

Jun. 15, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jack B. Weinstein, a former federal judge who earned a reputation as a tireless legal maverick while overseeing a series of landmark class-action lawsuits and sensational mob cases in New York City like that of the “Mafia Cops,” has died. He was 99. ...

GOP ends COVID emergency in Kansas; Kelly sees 'obstruction'

Jun. 15, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will struggle to vaccinate residents and thousands of families will lose extra food aid because top Republican legislators on Tuesday ended a state of emergency for the coronavirus pandemic, one of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's top aides said. ...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...

Wichita police officer charged with child sex crime

Jun. 15, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A five-year veteran of the Wichita police department was charged Tuesday with sexual exploitation of a child, police said. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office charged Officer Thomas Wallace, who was placed on unpaid administrative leave...

US Open returns to Torrey Pines and to prime time

Jun. 15, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC (South). Yardage: 7, 652. Par: 71. Prize money: $12.5 million. Winner's share: $2.25 million. Television:...