Richard Asten

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 vehicle was headed...

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...

James Gray Sentence Postponed

Postpone James Gray Sentence “Kink” in New Kansas Statute Makes Delay Advisable 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 today by J. Rodney...

Killer Has Visited Here

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thomson motored to Peabody to attend the funeral services of Fred R. Nussbaum, the young man who killed himself and his sweetheart on Thursday. Mr. Nusbaum has frequently visited in Hutchinson at the Thomson home. The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson,...

Frank Pajer Killed By Officers

Alleged Car Thief Killed By Officers PITTSBURG, KS – Frank Pajer, 20 years old, of Frontenac, was killed early today [July 5] by Pittsburg officers who were trailing Pajer and a companion, suspected of motor car theft. Earlier in the night the men, it is...

Charles Artz

In the early morning of June 27, 1920, Rock Island Railroad Special Agent Charles F. Artz arrested four men on vagrancy charges near the Rock Island tracks in North Wichita. As Agent Artz escorted the men out of railroad yards to meet a city patrolman who was to take...

A Wichita Sensation

Henry M. Leonard, 62 years of age, was found dead the other morning in the rear of his home at Wichita.  The body had been horribly mangled and partially covered in a manure heap.  A trail of blood was followed to the kitchen of Leonard’s residence where his...

Just Like White Folks

George Bailey, a colored Topeka teamster, shot twice at Mrs. Fanny Thompson, a colored widow, the other day because she refused to marry him, putting a bullet through each arm of the woman.  He then killed himself.  The Kinsley Graphic, Kinsley, Kansas.  November 29,...

After Murderer of Albert Applegate

Gov. Morrill has made a requisition upon the governor of Iowa for Bill Heddy, wanted in Norton county upon the charge of being the murderer of Albert Applegate, who was recently found dead in his cornfield.  The Kinsley Graphic, Kinsley, Kansas.  November 29, 1895. ...

Frank Ernest Convicted

An appeal in a sensational murder case from Clark county has been filed in the supreme court.  Last January Sidney J. Jackman was shot twice and killed by Frank J. Ernest.  The district court at its recent sitting convicted Ernest of murder in the first degree and he...

Cigarette Charley is Captured

Relatives of his victim have positively identified Ed. R. Smith, who was recently sentenced at Wichita to four years in the Kansas penitentiary for the robbery of a palace car in Wichita, as “Cigarette Charley,” wanted in Illinois for the murder and...

Horrors Chase One Another

Double Murder and Suicide Followed by Two Cases of Insanity Galena, Kan., April 4 – Boston Mills, the scene of the killing of the Cox brothers by Newton Walters, and his subsequent suicide, is still in a ferver of excitement.  Today Levi Rinker, the man on whose...

Fight Among Outlaws

FIGHT AMONG OUTLAWS. One Man Killed and a Number Wounded in a Quarrel Over Spoils. PERRY, OK – Jan 30. A priest who returned yesterday from Sacred Heart Mission tells of a battle near there between two gangs of outlaws over the distribution of some spoils that one...

Fatal Attractions To A Widow

DANVILLE, IL. Jan 22.  Fatal Attentions To A Widow.  Frank Richardson, a merchant of this city and a retired farmer, shot and killed J. P. Campbell, a blacksmith at Georgetown, about 11 o’clock last night.  Both Campbell and Richardson are married men.  The cause of...