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ICE agent apprehended after Kansas TV anchor goes to authorities

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018|4:08 p.m.

WICHITA, Kan.– A representative with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her delicate police product and text that were sexual in nature, newly launched court files show.

KAKE-TV Anchor Deborah Farris was spoken with by the Wichita Police Department in March during which officers photographed about 185 screen shots of text messages in between her and ICE Agent Andrew J. Pleviak, according to a probable cause affidavit. Farris also informed police she was considering making an application for a security from stalking order, but had not yet done so. It is unclear if authorities are still investigating the alleged harassment.

Farris told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Pleviak initially pertained to her asking to be her source, stating he had all type of info she would require for future stories.

“Then suddenly it turned inappropriate and he was texting me things that made me uneasy and I got terrified,” she stated, adding she contacted the Wichita Police Department who recommended her to put up security video cameras and make an authorities report. She then agreed to be spoken with by authorities.

The probable cause affidavit was revealed Monday after authorities submitted in court the carried out search warrant that was sent to Apple Computer Inc. Apple gave authorities access to Pleviak’s iCloud storage account that he had actually presumably erased from his government-issued mobile phone.

Federal prosecutors prosecuted Pleviak in July with 2 counts of surpassing authorized access to a federal government computer system for accessing details from the National Criminal Offense Info Center and one count of damage of records in a federal examination. He was imprisoned after supposedly violating his bond conditions and now deals with a competency hearing on Feb. 5. It is uncertain whether he is still used with ICE.

ICE emailed a declaration saying all Department of Homeland Securities employees are held “to the greatest standards of habits and principles,” but declined to talk about his employment.

Pleviak’s defense lawyer, Stephen Ariagno, declined to comment.

The case had actually not been reported by the media up until The Associated Press on Monday found the search warrant case throughout a regular check of brand-new court filings. The indictment versus Pleviak did not identify him as an ICE agent, and it had scant information of the nature of the charges versus him.

KAKE News Editor Anthony Maisel said the station did not report the story at the time due to the fact that they were concerned for Farris’ security and did not wish to antagonize the situation.

“There is a distinction between being a source and supplying details for the good of the general public and for a source to go off the rails and end up being a threat,” Maisel said. “Exactly what individuals tell us remains in confidence and we don’t share that details with anybody. But if that source ended up being an unsteady source, definitely we would watch out for the welfare of our press reporters.”

Homeland Security Investigations Agent Brian Beach wrote in his possible cause affidavit supporting the search warrant that Pleviak offered Farris in November 2016 with copies of digital criminal history reports for suspects. He was responding to text from Farris on two murder cases being investigated in Wichita including immigrants in the nation illegally.

“We never ever utilized a single thing he gave– nothing was truly pertinent,” Farris said.

Two days after Wichita cops spoke with Farris, Pleviak’s supervisor bought him to immediately relinquish his government-issued iPhone inning accordance with the affidavit. Beach’s affidavit likewise pointed out a September email where Pleviak presumably admitted from another location erasing details from the phone.

When district attorneys sought in October to withdraw his bond they declared Pleviak had been released from an inpatient drug abuse program for infractions of rules and issues he might be a danger to female homeowners of the program. The petition noted his spouse had actually also reported he was trying to obtain a firearm which he had been detained in October by Wichita authorities, but court records do disappoint any other publicly-filed state charges.

In a separate case filed in 2014, an international college student from Kenya who overstayed his visa sued Pleviak and others for strongly attacking him at ICE’s workplace in Wichita. The civil suit filed by immigrant Justine Mochama was ultimately dismissed.

Kansas City mother embarrassed, shamed after forced to pee in cup on United flight, she says

KANSAS CITY, MO (MEREDITH/KCTV) – A Kansas City mom says she was embarrassed and shamed on a United Airlines flight with her household.

She had to go to the restroom, and flight attendants handed her a plastic cup. Then, they shamed her and told her they would report her.

Nicole Harper is the mom of two and has an overactive bladder. She states she was heading house from Houston with her family when she truly had to use the toilet.

“It’s a little awkward to come forward,” she stated.

Harper is less than enjoyed share exactly what took place Thirty Minutes into her flight.

“I’ll just get up and go to the bathroom actually fast and go back to my seat,” Harper said.

She states a flight attendant told her to take a seat.

“They began doing drink service other individuals getting up at this point,” she stated.

Consisting of a first-rate guest, Harper was all set for her turn when flight attendants told her the pilot was anticipating turbulence.

Harper told the flight attendant she had to utilize the bathroom and it was immediate.

“She informed me extremely rudely it was not allowed to get out of my seat,” she remembered.

Harper weighed her choices

“Well, I’m going to require a cup then,” she stated.

Harper was wearing a gown she could do a squat over the seat and simply use a cup. She says she submitted 2 cups with the help of her hubby.

“I was thinking I was on honest cam or being punked at this point,” she stated.

Harper says a flight attendant returned and informed her to stand and go empty her cups in the restroom.

“She was basically reprimanding me and talking down to me through the aisle with other individuals listening,” she stated.

Harper states the flight attendant informed her they would report her. The pilot would speak with her when the airplane landed and the seats would all need to be cleaned by a biohazard team.

“There was simply no customer service no empathy,” she stated.

United Airlines issued the following declaration:

Client security is always our very first concern. Preliminary reports from the Mesa Airlines flight attendants suggest that Ms. Harper tried to visit the lavatory on final descent and was advised to remain seated with the seat belt fastened per FAA policies. The circumstance as explained by Ms. Harper and our employees is distressing for all included. We have actually connected to Ms. Harper and our flying partner Mesa Airlines to much better understand exactly what took place.

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Kyle Busch wins Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway


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NASCAR Xfinity Series motorist Kyle Busch, center, celebrates winning the Kansas Lotto 300 auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015|6:05 p.m.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP)– Kyle Busch reached 2 milestones Saturday in his NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Kansas Speedway.

Busch edged Matt Kenseth for his record-extending 75th Xfinity win and ended up being the very first driver to win 4 NASCAR races at the track. He likewise won Xfinity races in 2007 and 2014 and a Truck Series occasion in 2014.

“This location is so quickly,” Busch stated “It’s difficult to pass for the lead. There’s a lot speed on the top side of the race course. It’s a true testament to everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and what sort of devices these guys put out and just how much enjoyable it is to drive, and the outcomes we get.”

After colleague Kenseth led the very first 117 laps and 148 in all in the 204-lap race, Busch grabbed the lead for good in his Toyota with 15 laps to go en route to his 5th victory in 12 starts this year. He beat Kenseth by 0.607 seconds.

Joey Logano was third, followed by Ty Dillon, Regan Smith, points leader Chris Buescher and Chase Elliott. Buescher tacked one point onto his benefit and leads safeguarding series champ Chase Elliott by 27 points with 3 races to go.

Busch appeared to have seized control on the 147th lap, however during a caution, he ran into debris that damaged the right front and dropped him back into the field. When the racing resumed, Busch returned to contention and rode Kenseth’s bumper prior to taking the lead.

“I was nervous a little bit, how huge a hole it was and if we could get it repaired and how great the repair service would be,” Busch said. “The men did an excellent job there at putting it back together for me and getting a great patch on there. Re-starting seventh, I believed, ‘Guy, we just tossed it away.’ I didn’t believe we were going to have the ability to come back from that far back. But we got a really good re-start on the outside lane didn’t, and I just chased down Matt after that.”

Another care with four laps to go extended the race to a green-white-checkered surface.

“My tongue was hanging out,” Busch of the frenetic surface. “I cannot envision what Matt seemed like. He was driving way harder than I was. When you have 2 truly great race vehicles like that, you simply need to bring them house.

“Joe (Gibbs) may get mad at us tearing something up. He raced me actually, really tough and was on my door down the straightaways and through the corner, and my automobile was actually excellent in the middle of the race course.”

Kenseth, a Sprint Cup regular, was making his fifth Xfinity start of the season and most likely last one of his profession. He finished second for the 4th straight time.

“I thought most of the day we had the very best car, and at the end we got too loose,” Kenseth stated. I’m still attempting to determine how Kyle went from 7th on the re-start and to second I have no idea how he did that. At the end of the day, he beat us.”

While Busch was happy to win his 75th Xfinity race and 4th race at Kansas, he’s more worried with winning Sunday’s Sprint Cup race and qualifying for the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

“To me, I’m expected to win trucks races and Xfinity races; that’s what I do,” said Busch, who has 152 profession wins over all 3 national series– 75 Xfinity, 33 Sprint Cup and 44 Ttruck. “However Sunday is a special day to display our capability to obtain a win at this race track, not to mention to put us through to the next round of the Chase.”

2015 LDW photos: Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult carry out free concerts on Fremont Street


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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult perform a free concert Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015|5:33 p.m.

2015 LDW: Kansas + Blue Oyster Cult at FSE
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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult carry out a complimentary performance Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

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Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult carry out a complimentary show Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015, at Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.

The totally free summer-long performance series at Fremont Street Experience ended with a bang Sunday night as more than 14,000 music fans ended up for Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult throughout the 2015 Labor Day Weekend.

Fremont Street Experience President Jeff Victor and The D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens were among the participants in downtown Las Vegas to welcome and introduce the two famous rock bands.

Thanks to Tom Donoghue of Donoghue Photography for his image gallery.

Per Donoghue’s report and image gallery, Blue Oyster Cult’s Sunday night setlist consisted of “The Red and the Black,” “Golden era of Leather,” “Burnin’ for You,” “Profession of Evil,” “Harvest Moon,” “The Vigil,” “Dollar’s Boogie,” “Then Came the Last Days of Might,” “Godzilla,” “(Do not Worry) The Reaper” and “Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll.”

And Kansas’ setlist included “What’s On My Mind,” “Play the Game Tonight,” “Reason To Be,” “Dust in the Wind,” “Miracles Out of Nowhere,” “Icarus (Borne on Wings of Steel),” “Hold On,” “Belexes,” “Portrait (He Knew),” “Sparks of the Tempest,” “Fight Fire With Fire” and “Carry On Wayward Son.”

Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has actually been a reporter for almost 20 years.

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous fame” has been a reporter for more than 50 years and has actually spent the past 15 years offering readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Sun Entertainment + Luxury Elder Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/ VDLXEditorDon.

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