News To Know: homicide investigation, local women honored

ALLEN COUNTY, Kan – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead Saturday evening, December 3 in Chanute, Kansas. At around 4:50 p.m., Casey M. Dye, 43, of Petrolia, Kan., arrived at the Allen County Sheriff’s Office and provided a statement to sheriff’s deputies. Shortly after, law enforcement officers located a deceased man in a vehicle inside an automotive glass shop at 7545 Kansas Highway 39, in Chanute. The man – who was identified as Ryan M. Holcomb, 45, from Chanute – had suffered fatal gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. If you would like to read more about this story, click here.

COMMERCE, Okla. – Authorities respond to a house fire in Commerce, Oklahoma, on Thanksgiving and say there was a fatality. Leanna Janette Mustain of Commerce, Oklahoma perished in the house fire. She was 84. If you would like to read more about Leanne Mustain, click here.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A local physician pleads guilty in federal court to health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Teresa Moore’s office released information about the plea today. Prosecutors say 55-year-old Heather D. Stelling provided false information to get Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Authorities say she was not entitled to those reimbursements. Click here if you would like to read more about this story, including the terms of the plea bargain.

PITTSBURG, Kan. –Area women receive honors in Pittsburg for their achievements. The award ceremony took place at the Pittsburg State University Overman Student Center. The Pittsburg Area Chambers of Commerce hosted the event. Click here to read more about this ceremony.

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