Levenworth

May 28, 2019 - 9:26 pm
A northeast Kansas woman has been killed by a massive tree falling on her home while she was in the living room. The death occurred Tuesday morning in Leavenworth. Authorities have not yet released the victim's name. Leavenworth Fire Chief Gary Birch said authorities believe the tree might have...
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April 25, 2019 - 7:13 pm
A Missouri soldier who was killed 68 years ago during the Korean War has been reburied close to home after his remains were identified through DNA. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that U.S. Army Cpl. Frederick Eugene Coon, of St. Joseph, was last seen manning a roadblock on July 29, 1950. The 22-...
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April 19, 2019 - 7:30 pm
A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs. Kenny B. Ford, 58, appeared without an attorney Friday in a Leaveworth County courtroom. The misdemeanor charge carries...
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February 04, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Prosecutors are researching an appeal after a Kansas judge called two teenage girls the "aggressor" in a sexual encounter with a man and eased his prison sentence. Leavenworth County District Judge Michael Gibbens sentenced Raymond Soden, 67, in December to five years, 10 months in prison...
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January 28, 2019 - 7:06 pm
A prison inmate has admitted to fracturing another inmate's skull with a metal pipe, leaving the man in a "semi-vegetative state" for several months. Jimmy Eastep Jr., 49, pleaded guilty Monday to assault with a dangerous weapon. According to his plea agreement, Eastep assaulted Michael Seaman, 52...
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January 10, 2019 - 8:06 pm
A Kansas mayor who was recently elected after serving three years in prison has spent his first day in office helping qualified ex-offenders get their criminal records expunged. Jermaine Wilson presided over his first Leavenworth City Commission meeting as the new mayor on Tuesday evening. Wilson...
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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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