Crime

2 more victims found after shooting at Oklahoma homecoming

Authorities say they've found two more victims who were wounded in a shooting at an Oklahoma high school football homecoming game. Police initially said one 17-year-old was killed and another 17-year-old was wounded in the shooting Friday night at McLain High School for Science and Technology in Tulsa. But authorities said Monday that two other victims were treated for gunshot wounds — a 20-year-old woman and a 9-year-old girl. Tulsa police say both were treated for their injuries and released from a hospital. Police say the suspected shooter ran away after opening fire during the football game. No arrests have been made.

Missouri man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 Wisconsin brothers

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing two brothers from Wisconsin in 2019. Garland Nelson, of Braymer, admitted in court Friday that he killed 24-year-old Justin Diemel and 35-year-old Nicholas Diemel, of Shawano County, Wisconsin, after they came to his farm to collect a debt from a cattle contract. In exchange for his plea to two counts of first-degree murder, several other charges, including abandonment of a corpse, were dropped. Prosecutors said Nelson killed the Diemels in July 2019, burned their bodies and dumped their remains on a manure pile. He was supposed to be raising and selling cattle for the brothers, who came to the farm to collect a $250,000 debt.

1 person shot dead at Arkansas hospital, 1 in custody

Arkansas authorities say one person has been shot dead at a Little Rock area hospital and another is in custody in the shooting. Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Hagar said police found one person shot dead Wednesday at CHI St. Vincent in Sherwood. Hagar did not release the name of the victim or a person of interest he said was taken into custody. Sherwood is a city of about 33,000 people located northeast of Little Rock. Hospital workers could be seen gathering in the parking lot of an Academy Sports store near the medical center. Law enforcement from multiple agencies responded.

Missouri House speaker urges feds to shut down Agape school

The speaker of the Missouri House is urging the U.S. attorney in Kansas City to shut down Agape Boarding School, accusing the Christian school of “what amounts to organized crime against children.” Republican House Speaker Rob Vescovo wrote U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore on Wednesday. The letter was made available to reporters on Monday. In it, Vescovo says state efforts to close the school have failed, and the local prosecutor has failed to take action to protect the boys who attend the school in the southwestern Missouri town of Stockton. Agape's lawyer tells the Kansas City Star that Vescovo's assertions are “100% false.”

Staffing shortages, violence plague Oklahoma prisons

With one of the highest incarceration rates in the country, Oklahoma has struggled for decades to properly staff its prisons. A private prison in rural east-central Oklahoma where a correctional officer was fatally stabbed by an inmate this summer is no exception. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville has been plagued with staffing shortages and prison violence. In addition to the killing of 61-year-old guard Alan Hershberger, three inmates have also been killed at the prison so far this year. A 2021 audit of the prison shows it was operating at about 70% of its contractually obligated staffing level.