Levenworth

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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Dreamstime
November 02, 2017 - 9:29 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former civilian employee at the Fort Leavenworth hospital has been sentenced to twenty years in federal prison for setting a female supervisor on fire and attacking her with a razor and scissors. Federal prosecutors say Clifford Currie, 55, of Leavenworth, was sentenced...
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Dreamstime
October 25, 2017 - 9:23 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Leavenworth police say remains found last year have been identified as a man who has been missing since 2009. Police Chief Pat Kitchens said DNA evidence proved the skeleton was the remains of William Creech. Leavenworth parks employees found the remains Dec. 13 at the...
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Dreamstime
September 18, 2017 - 8:31 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Local officials have backed away from offering a key incentive for a planned Tyson Foods Inc. chicken-processing plant in northeast Kansas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Leavenworth County commissioners said Monday that they're no longer prepared to issue industrial...
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Dreamstime
August 31, 2017 - 9:26 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas has been convicted of sex crimes against four patients. Jurors found Mark Wisner, 66, guilty Wednesday of criminal sodomy, aggravated sexual battery and three counts of sexual battery. Prosecutors...
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Dreamstime
August 30, 2017 - 8:24 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former physician assistant at a Veteran's Administration hospital in Kansas on trial for sexually abusing patients told investigators in a taped interview that he didn't "have any business in medicine." The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the interview was played...
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