Levenworth

November 27, 2018 - 9:19 pm
Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a privately-run federal prison in Leavenworth. Dillon Lane Reed, 29, 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...
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November 15, 2018 - 9:26 pm
A white county commissioner in northeast Kansas said he belongs to "the master race" as he critiqued a land-use proposal by a black city planner at a board meeting. Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp cited the Nazi ideology of Aryan supremacy Tuesday in response to the presentation by...
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November 05, 2018 - 8:43 pm
An Oregon man is charged after he allegedly rammed a Leavenworth County sheriff deputy's car twice. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Monday that Derek Kelley, 42, of Rainier, Oregon, is charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer and three other counts. Kelley is...
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October 15, 2018 - 6:31 pm
Documents show that a retired federal prosecutor listened to multiple recorded calls between a Kansas inmate and her attorney. KCUR reports that Tanya Treadway was confronted last week during a hearing with her own handwritten notes containing details of phone conversations involving a Leavenworth...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:06 pm
A civil rights group says staff at a privately run Kansas prison repeatedly have disparaged a Muslim woman for wearing a headscarf and ordered her to take it off before allowing her to leave her cell. The Washington-based Muslim Advocates raised concerns about the treatment of Valeriece Ealom, 49,...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Kansas officials say they are investigating reports that babies were placed at risk while they slept at a day care. The Kansas Department for Children and Families said Thursday in a written statement that a report was made last month about a Leavenworth facility. The Kansas Department of Health...
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March 15, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Security guards at a Leavenworth middle school will be carrying firearms beginning next week. The Leavenworth Board of Education voted Wednesday to buy the firearms and other equipment such as handcuffs and Tasers. The Leavenworth Times reports two retired law enforcement officers who work at...
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Dreamstime
March 08, 2018 - 8:10 pm
A Kansas man was sentenced to nearly 12.5 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed woman who was riding on his motorcycle. The Leavenworth Times reports Steven Harris, 48, was sentenced Wednesday for a September 2015 crash in Leavenworth County that killed 48-year-old Dawn Caruthers...
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Dreamstime
December 11, 2017 - 7:33 pm
A Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for at least twenty-five years for raping a girl, 16-months. Mahogany Jaelene Payne, 41, was sentenced Friday. Leavenworth County prosecutor Toff Thompson says a crime occurred when Payne was babysitting the girl and another...
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Dreamstime
November 03, 2017 - 9:23 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former physician assistant at a Veterans Affairs hospital in eastern Kansas has been sentenced for sexual crimes against patients. The Kansas City Star reports Mark Wisner, 66, was sentenced Friday to 15 years and seven months in prison. Wisner was convicted in August of...
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