Richard Asten

KANSAS CITY – On Thursday evening, June 11, 1998, Police Sergeant Richard J. Asten was killed when he was struck by a stolen vehicle being pursued by another officer. Asten was on duty in northwest Kansas City when he learned of the pursuit and realized that the...

Virgil Schmidt Murder

Preliminary Hearing Set In Two Marion County Murders MARION, KS – Preliminary hearings have been set in two Marion County murder cases, one after a finding last week that the defendant was competent to stand trial. Barbara Moore, 35, Conway Springs, is set for a...

Dennis Armstrong Murder

Probation Denied For Alleged Slayer ABILENE, KS – To no one’s surprise, Joseph Brigman’s application for probation on a burglary charge was denied Monday in Dickinson County District Court by Judge William D. Clement. In the time between when Brigman...

Arthur Sammons Killed By Train

Car Hit By Train, Mail Carrier Killed BURRTON, KS –  December 28 – A 73-year-old substitute mail carrier was killed today when his car slipped off the railroad station platform in Burrton and was struck by a passenger train. He was Arthur James Sammons, a...

A Balky, Unruly Mule

WAMEGO, KS – Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940. ...

James Gray Sentence Postponed

Postpone James Gray Sentence “Kink” in New Kansas Statute Makes Delay Advisable NEWTON, KS – Decision to postpone sentencing of James Gray, colored, and confessed slayer of his son-in-law, Chester Banks, until the February term of district court was announced...