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Kansas teen gets probation in failed $8 Xanax deal killing

Feb. 20, 2020 2:10 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City teenager has been sentenced to nine months of probation for her part in a failed $8 Xanax deal that ended in a deadly shooting. The Kansas City Star reports that Jordan Denny, of Olathe, Kansas, was sentenced Thursday for drug charges. She originally was charged...

Crossing guard killed protecting children lauded as hero

Feb. 19, 2020 8:41 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The son of a school crossing guard who was struck and killed in Kansas City, Kansas, described his father as “selfless." The Kansas City Star reports that Bart Nill, said his father, 88-year-old Bob Nill, was dedicated to the job and wasn't surprised that he saved two...

Sheila Albers, of Overland Park, Kan., testifies during a Kansas House Judiciary Committee hearing in favor of a bill that would require the public disclosure of information from investigation of deaths involving law enforcement officers, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. Her 17-year-old son, John, was shot to death by police in January 2018 while backing a minivan out of the family's garage. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas considers more disclosure on officer-involved deaths

Feb. 18, 2020 7:17 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering measures that would require the public disclosure of information from investigations when a law enforcement officer kills someone and isn’t charged with a crime over the death. But law enforcement officials expressed strong reservations about two...

Wyandotte County (Kan.) District Court Judge Carlos Murguia, is seen in an undated black and white photo. Murguia, who was publicly reprimanded last fall after acknowledging that he sexually harassed female employees and had an extramarital affair with an offender, resigned on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Murguia's resignation is effective April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star via AP)

Kansas federal judge reprimanded over harassment resigns

Feb. 18, 2020 6:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas who was publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing female employees and having an extramarital affair with an offender resigned on Tuesday, saying he could no longer effectively serve on the court. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia, who was based in...

Principal: Crossing guard fatally struck by car saved 2 kids

Feb. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas, and died later at a hospital....

Police: Shooting at Kansas vape store was accidental

Feb. 18, 2020 7:52 AM EST

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have determined that a shooting at a suburban Kansas City store that sells e-cigarettes was accidental. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, said in a news release that officers responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The release says officers determined there was an...

Police say man on foot killed by truck in parking lot

Feb. 17, 2020 9:19 AM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A person has been killed in a business parking lot in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas. Police said a truck hit a man who was on foot in the parking lot just before 2 a.m. Monday. The names of those involved and other details about what happened haven't been released. Olathe...

Kansas authorities release name of man killed in I-70 crash

Feb. 17, 2020 7:13 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when his sport utility vehicle ran into the back of a semitrailer on Interstate 70 in northeast Kansas. The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in Wyandotte County. The man's been identified as Christopher Deason, 59,...

Defense: Convicted killer was victim of 'Machiavellian plot'

Feb. 16, 2020 10:33 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has set a March hearing for presentation of new evidence in the case of a man in prison for murder who says he was framed. Attorneys for the Project for Innocence and Post Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas and the Midwest Innocence Project have taken...

Kansas Highway Patrol: 1 killed in Interstate 70 crash

Feb. 15, 2020 11:27 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One person died Saturday morning in a crash on Interstate 70 just west of Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities there said. The Kansas Highway Patrol told the Kansas City Star that the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a...