Jan 18, 2020 2:00 AM

Man guilty of starting Kansas fire in effort to kill 2 women

Posted Jan 18, 2020 2:00 AM
Buchanan photo Johnson County Sheriff
Buchanan photo Johnson County Sheriff

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors have found a man guilty of starting a fire in a suburban Kansas City apartment in an attempt to kill two women who lived there.

The Johnson County, Kansas, prosecutor's office says in a news release that 38-year-old Ronald Buchanan was convicted Wednesday of three counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of aggravated arson and one count of animal cruelty for the May 2018 fire at the Overland Park apartment.

The Kansas City Star reports that all occupants of the building escaped. One child was treated for smoke inhalation and a dog died in the fire.

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Jan 18, 2020 2:00 AM
Kan. man faces 7 years in prison for dollar store robbery
Williams photo Harvey County

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man pleaded guilty Jan. 13, to committing an armed robbery at a Family Dollar in south Wichita, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.

 Toney D. Williams, 25, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Oct. 1, 2019, he displayed a handgun when he robbed a Family Dollar at 2301 S. Seneca.

 Sentencing is set for April 13. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of 84 months in federal prison.