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Fraud suspect faces 2019 trial
A securities fraud case involving eight area residents bilked of thousands of dollars headed for a possible four-day trial on the district court calendar. Former Atchison resident and jail captain, Robert S. Beene, of Harrisburg, Kentucky, is scheduled to stand trial on the multiple felony counts on
Kuckelman runs for GOP chair
Atchison native Michael Kuckelman announced his candidacy today for chairman of the Kansas Republican Party. Kuckelman said he would seek the top post when the party convenes for its annual state convention in February in Topeka.
Three in custody following vehicle pursuit
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was involved in two vehicle pursuits in the past two days in Northwest Missouri. Three people were taken into custody after a vehicle pursuit on Monday. A trooper attempted to stop a vehicle in DeKalb County when it fled toward Clinton County, according to patrol re
Leavenworth teller pleads to stealing thousands
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNT) - A former bank teller pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling from a savings and loan where she worked, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Theresa Williams, 49, Leavenworth, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of theft by a bank employee. In her plea, she admitted she embezzl
Highway patrol issues citations during operation
Officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H announced the results from a recent operation conducted in Buchanan County. The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program SAFETE operation ran from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December 6. Troopers paid special attention to violations that contribute to
Atchison honors Pearl Harbor fallen
ATCHISON, Kansas — Far from the tropical climes of Hawaii, a group of veterans and supporters in Atchison, Kansas, returned Friday to remember the "Day of Infamy." With temperatures on the morning of Dec. 7 barely exceeding 20 degrees, members of the local chapter of the Military Officers Associatio
Atchison wrestling shows potential in opener
The Atchison wrestling team began its season Thursday night by hosting Piper, Topeka and Royal Valley in the school's mixer meet. Coach Ed Crouse said he was impressed with the aggressive nature of pretty much all his competitors on the mat.
Archery proves answer for small academy sports
CENTERVIEW — For a small school, archery has become the solution to finding a sport for their students. Team sports dominate most school districts, but the Johnson County Christian Academy did not have that option.
Suspect injured during alleged burglary
A burglary suspect suffered significant injuries from an altercation that occurred after the man allegedly broke into a Leavenworth residence over the weekend, a police spokesman said.
Trump administration’s Waters of the United States rule gives power back to states
When President Donald Trump took office, he immediately began a process to remove and replace undue regulatory burdens that stifle American innovation and economic development. At the top of the list was the Obama Administration’s 2015 Waters of the United States rule. Today, the Environmental Prote
Burglary suspect seen climbing through window
A burglary suspect was arrested after he was caught while allegedly trying to climb through a window of a Leavenworth residence, a police spokesman said. The incident was reported at 8:51 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of Miami Street.
Police: Shooting that in injured juvenile on Plaza was random
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Police say a shooting over the weekend that in injured a juvenile was random. "At this time there is no indication that the suspect and the victim knew each other or had any prior interaction leading up to the shooting. Nor do they have any indication what motivated the sho
Kan. woman faces 30-years in prison for embezzlement
KANSAS CITY– A former bank teller pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling from a savings and loan where she worked, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Theresa Williams, 49, Leavenworth, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of theft by a bank employee. In her plea, she admitted she embezzled $13,000 fro
Former teller admits to embezzling from savings and loan
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas bank teller has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the savings and loan where she worked. The U.S. attorney's office says 49-year-old Theresa Williams, of Leavenworth, Kan., entered the plea Monday. She admitted through her plea to embezzling $13,000 from Mutu
Judge affirms jury's recommendation in El-Amin case
A Buchanan County judge on Monday agreed with a jury's recommendation that a St. Joseph man serve life in prison for a 2017 drive-by shooting resulting in murder. Khaury Diallo El-Amin, 20, received the sentence from Circuit Judge Patrick Robb, who said he was acting on the recommendation from a jur
Wamego boys use late offensive outburst to run away from Atchison, 76-65
WAMEGO — Wamego High coach Troy Hemphill watched junior guard Taybor Vetter drop 23 points in a 76-65 win over Atchison Friday night, including a critical 14 points in a wild second half, and he still came away impressed by a different part of Vetter’s performance.
Teen girl shot Saturday afternoon on Plaza
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A juvenile teen girl was shot Saturday on the Country Club Plaza near a parking garage at 47th St. and Jefferson Ave. Off-duty Kansas City, Missouri, police officers working at the Plaza reported hearing shots shortly before 6:30 p.m.
Kansas woman, 74, fatally shoots burglar; has heart attack
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) (11/30/2018) - Authorities say a 74-year-old Kansas woman shot and killed an intruder while on the phone with a 911 dispatcher and then had a heart attack.
Riley focused on running in fall, spring
Entering her senior year as the defending girls cross country Class 1 state champion, Platte Valley’s Ashley Riley faced pressure to repeat. Through each practice and meet, Riley pushed herself. The strategy ultimately paid off, earning a ticket to her fourth appearance in the state meet at Oak Hill
Income grows in St. Joseph but fails to keep pace
Corissa Reinke heads into the winter months with a little more money burning in her wallet. The 26-year-old weightlifting instructor's husband was able to pick up extra work this winter, which improved the entire family's financial position.