The Kansas City Royals on Tuesday announced that right-handed pitcher Brad Keller and first baseman Ryan O’Hearn have tested positive for COVID-19. Both players released statements after giving the team permission to announce the positive tests.
New York Governor Andrew Tuesday announced Kansas, Oklahoma and Delaware among states meeting the state’s metrics to qualify for a travel advisory. This means anyone who travels TO New York from those states is required to quarantine for 14 days.
A Barton County judge Monday sentenced a Florida man to life in prison for the deaths of Sonny and Pauline Carpenter, killed in 2018 in Barton County. The Wichita couple’s bodies were found in Arkansas.
Doctors and parents in Wichita raise concerns over a policy change that relaxes vaccine requirements at Catholic schools in the Wichita Catholic Diocese. Since the decision made in late June, doctors in the area have written personal letters to the diocese, asking the bishop to review the change regarding vaccines.
Since face masks became mandatory in the City of Wichita Friday (July 3), more people and places in town are covering up. But one of the questions that follows Friday’s special meeting where the ordinance passed is, how can the city make mask-wearing in public a requirement when Sedgwick County decided only to make it a recommendation?
A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.
We are hearing concerns from viewers that wearing a mask lowers your oxygen levels and impedes your ability to breathe. We put it to the test, along with Dr. Justin Sandall, who is an anesthesiologist with Ascension Via Christi.
For those who celebrated the Fourth in public in Wichita – this year’s celebration looked a little different with masks now required inside in most cases, or outside when social distancing of six feet isn't possible.
In reaction, Whipple and his family set out a cooler of water and other beverages for the protesters and set out a sign that said, “Welcome everyone to our home, feel free to take the drinks and stay hydrated. Have a healthy and happy Fourth of July.”
France is to name a new prime minister on Friday shortly after the announcement of Edouard Philippe’s resignation. French President Emmanuel Macron wants a new government to focus on efforts to relaunch the French economy deeply hit by the coronavirus crisis.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Thursday-afternoon officer-involved shooting in Neosho Falls in Woodson County. The KBI said at about 3:15 p.m. Thursday near the pavilion at the campgrounds in Neosho Falls, two Woodson County Sheriff’s deputies fired shots that wounded 41-year-old Edward G. Bridges, of Chanute.
A reckless driver crashed through a fence in south Wichita last Friday (June 26) and nearly struck four children. Their mother said she thought the driver ran her children over when she heard them screaming. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
Even though Sedgwick County has decided not to mandate Governor Laura Kelly’s order that people wear masks in public, some businesses like Roxy’s Downtown have already started enforcing wearing masks at its establishment. The business is also limiting capacity to 50 percent.