As the state’s hospital system deals with unprecedented staffing shortages, rural healthcare patients are dying at record rates. According to data from Motient, nearly 80 patients died in rural hospitals waiting for a hospital bed.
It’s national “No Name Calling” week and students at Wichita West high school showed why it’s so important. The school say it’s an initiative to end bullying and bring awareness to mental health, especially in teens.
Kansas lawmakers were thinking of homeowners facing down burglars and people attacked on the street when they wrote a “stand your ground” law more than a decade ago, not police officers, jail guards or government employees.
We are now seeing the interaction 17-year-old Cedric Lofton had with employees at the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center (JIAC) on the morning of Sept. 24, 2021. Sedgwick County released surveillance video from inside the facility Friday afternoon.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt called the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision to affirm the convictions and sentences of Jonathan D. Carr and Reginald D. Carr Jr. “an important milestone in the path toward justice.”
The Kansas Senate defeated an amendment to a COVID-19 bill that would have forced thousands of health care professionals — physical therapists and athletic trainers, physicians and nurses, acupuncturists and contact lens distributors — to treat patients regardless of their vaccination status or infection experience.
- A Sedgwick County District Court judge sentenced a 57-year-old Wichita man to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years for the July 2019 murder of 72-year-old Rita Golden at her north Wichita home.
Sherman County in northwest Kansas now does drive-thru COVID testing at the health department. But due to staffing issues, common with rural counties across the state, the National Guard has been called in to help with testing.
The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is warning citizens of a phone scam where callers are threatening people that they are being investigated by the National Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit regarding sex trafficking or other sex crimes.
When Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett explained why he was not filing charges in the case surrounding Cedric Lofton’s death, he also mentioned the constraints with Kansas’ broad “stand your ground” law.