KOAM Morning News to Know 4-11

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Kan. – Preliminary autopsy results are in for the death of Michael Watson. The 61-year old was from Mulbery, Kansas. Crawford County Sheriff Danny Smith says a pedestrian on Saturday discovered Watson in his car near 250th and Quincy. Deputies scoured the scene Saturday night but came up without specifics on his identity or how the man died. Autopsy results indicate there were no traumatic injuries to Watson.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – The Kansas Governor is offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of a woman wanted in a Southeast Kansas murder. The governor’s office has issued the reward for information leading to the arrest of Diana Marie Bohlander. She’s a suspect in a 2017 homicide of 64-year-old James McFarland. Her son Ty Bohlander is also a suspect. He was arrested in Santa Monica, California late last month and has since been extradited to Kansas.

BOURBON COUNT, Kan. – Officials in Bourbon County are making some changes to how they house juvenile offenders. Right now, the county contracts with the Southeast Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Girard, and pays a set amount every year. This year that amount is more than $113,000. County officials say changes to state law in 2016 have made it harder for a juvenile to be sent to a detention center.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Last year, the City of Pittsburg increased it’s fee for firework stand permits from $250 to $5,000. While the amount seems drastic, city manager Daron Hall says the fee hadn’t been raised in 20 years, and after conducting research, they determined many other towns had the same rate.