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Kansas Ranked Toughest Among Drunk Driving States

WASHINGTON – Kansas is on the 6th position in the list of states that has the strictest laws related to drunk driving, as shown by a survey. Each state was compared to the others on fifteen different factors by the Wallethub website in which prison time, fines, court fees, and increased insurance rates after convictions were included. It is shown that Kansas has the third-longest required prison term for a person who is convicted for DUI for the 2nd time, which is a prison sentence of minimum 90 days. It has the eighth-longest prison sentence of 2 days for a… Read More →

Shooter who killed three law enforcement officers positively identified in Baton Rouge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The shooter who killed 3 law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge has been identified by Louisiana State Police as Gavin Long. Long is a resident of Kansas City who turned 29-years-old on Sunday. On the same day, he opened fire which left 3 officers dead and 3 others injured. According to the police, he was killed at the scene. According to the Facebook page that shows a post updated on Monday, Louisiana State Police told that they needed to withhold official confirmation of his name until they had positively ID’ed him through fingerprints. The shooting that… Read More →

Eastern Kansas church pastor accused of child sex crime

57-year-old Jay Preston, a church pastor, has been charged for sexually molesting a child. On Monday, he was charged with felony aggravated indecent liberties with a child. His bond was set at $500,000 for which he is still in jail. According to Miami County Attorney, Elizabeth Sweeney-Reeder, the charges are linked to an incident that occurred earlier this month in rural Miami County. Other than serving as the director of eastern Kansas homeless shelter and pastor of Grace Revolution Church of the Nazarene, he is also the CEO of My Father’s House in Paola. He has been placed on unpaid… Read More →

Kansas man sentenced to more than 8 years for child sex crime

MARION – On Thursday, 55-year-old Gary Dwain Williams was sentenced to more than eight years in jail for one count of rape of an individual less than 14 years of age, told Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt. He was summoned to Marion County District Court and was ordered to serve 97.5 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Michael Powers. He was also sentenced to lifetime registration as a sex offender and lifetime post release supervision. Williams pleaded guilty to the offense he committed in March. The conviction stemmed from an offense that was committed back in 2011.… Read More →

15-year-old Overland boy fatally shot himself while taking selfie

OVERLAND – On Friday, 15-year-old DaMontez fatally shot himself in the chest as he was attempting to take a selfie when he accidently pressed the trigger of the gun. According to the police, the teen died because of his mistake. No other individual was involved in the case. He suffered a wound on his right upper chest and the shooting has been ruled an accident. The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. at a home in the 9500 block of Page Avenue. 2 of DaMontez’s brothers were home when the incident happened. No adult was at home. The selfie has not… Read More →

Overland Park woman admits to stealing thousands in large-scale clothing case

On Tuesday, 46-year-old Kelli Bauer accepted her wrongdoing that she stole thousands of dollars in clothing from area retailers. She was charged in 2015 when the cops searched her home where she had a large amount of stolen merchandise. Court documents reveal that the investigation was started after Overland Park police found a Facebook posting for the sale of “high-end” clothing. The cops pretended as buyers and they contacted Bauer to visit the sale. After they went to her home, they found multiple pieces of clothing, which had store stickers and price tags on the clothing. The detectives began following… Read More →

Former army officer arrested in Overland Park for illegally possessing grenades

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – According to the police, explosives were found on Thursday night in a house near 116th and Hauser Street. FOX 4’s crew present on the scene told that a bomb squad and authorities with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms were called at the house. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also there to investigate the case. The spokesman said that police officers arrested an individual and took him to jail. He may be charged with criminal use of explosives. The cops confirmed that there is no need to worry as there is no threat to… Read More →

Overland Park Woman Admits Exploiting 13-Year-Old Girl For Sex

On Monday, 39-year-old Tricia Rodarmel of Overland Park pleaded guilty in federal court for transporting a 13-year-old girl across state lines to involve in sexual activity. The incident happened in March 2014. According to federal prosecutors, the woman said she took the girl across state lines to have sex with a man. She got involved in a relationship with a man named Robert Dickson in 2013. They met on social media platform and he was interested in having sex with minors. On 16th of March, Rodarmel took the girl from Missouri to a hotel in Kansas for Dickson. She will… Read More →

Mission Man Accused Of Setting Fire At Overland Park Home

Wednesday night, a blaze was set in a house at 8600 block of West 75th Street by a Mission man who is facing charges. The fire was set inside the garage of the Overland Park house. Luckily, Overland Park Fire Department crew happened to be in the area. They saw the fire about 8:20 p.m. and quickly extinguished it. According to Overland Park police, 50-year-old Richard F. Blanner was charged in Johnson County District Court Thursday. He faced a felony count of aggravated arson. His bond was set at $250,000 and he remained in custody Friday. Police also told that… Read More →

Former Wichita School Safety Supervisor Sentenced For Child Sex Crime

WICHITA, Kan. – Alex Robinson, a former Wichita school safety supervisor, has been sentenced for child sex crime after he was accused of molesting boys in Kansas and similar offenses in Colorado. Robinson was sentenced Tuesday in El Paso County, Colorado, to 16 years in prison. He is facing two counts of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. The child was aged between 15 to 18 years. According to Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett, the Kansas case is expected to resume soon. Robinson previously worked as a police officer and school employee… Read More →

Kansas City Teen Ordered To Stand Trial In Killing Another Teen During Attempted Robbery

19-year-old Marquise Stokes has been ordered to stand trial in the killing of 18-year-old Velik Henderson during an attempted robbery that was planned last summer in Overland Park. Stokes is charged with first-degree felony murder for the shooting death of Henderson that happened in the month of June last year. He was killed inside his home in the 7800 block of West 61st Terrace when 19-year-old Trevon Anderson was also shot. However Stokes was not charged for it. The other charges Stokes faces include: Aggravated burglary Attempted aggravated robbery Stokes is summoned to court on 29th of April. News Source:… Read More →

Stolen Assault Rifle Traced To Woman’s Shooting Death By Kansas Police

On Friday, 34-year-old Rudolph E. George was charged for shooting his wife, Lacrisha Duff George, who died due to the gunshot wounds on her chest, back and head. Her body was found on 22nd of September by a city water services worker while checking lines near 44th Street and Askew Avenue. The cops found several live ammunition rounds and 2 spent shell casings near the dead body, as shown by the court records. Before the body was found, the cops responded to a call about shots being fired and checked the area but found nothing. They spoke with a man… Read More →