Parents react to CDC school mask recommendation

While many families are getting ready to go back to school in-person this year, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending that everyone at K-12 schools wear face coverings, even if you’ve been vaccinated. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Salina Public Schools to require masks in school buildings

Salina Public Schools will require students, employees and visitors, regardless of vaccination to status, to wear face masks in all district buildings starting Wednesday. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Man trapped in 8-foot hole for three hours rescued in Reno County

Fire and rescue crews from Reno, Harvey and Sedgwick counties reported to the scene. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Statewide Silver Alert canceled after Kansas couple found in Nebraska

The couple was located in North Platte, Nebraska, by the North Platte Police Department. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Health experts sound the alarm as delta variant now responsible for 93% of new COVID cases in Kansas

Dr. Moore has been on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19 since day one. Just when he thought it was getting better, things took a turn. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Two dead after vehicle strikes cow in northwest Kansas

The driver attempted to brake to miss the cow and ending up swerving and entered the north ditch. KHP says the Jeep rolled multiple times before coming to a rest on its passenger side. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Former USD 259 employee arrested on sexual exploitation crimes

Shawn Wingfield, a former USD 259 employee, was booked for sexual exploitation of a child on Saturday.  Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

911 outage leaves Sedgwick County residents upset with AT&T

Sedgwick County says its 911 system was out for awhile this weekend for an unknown amount of time due to AT&T maintenance. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

With hotter temperatures coming, local organization encourages people to help the homeless

With temperatures getting close to 100 degrees during the week, staff at the Church on the Street are encouraging people to carry extra water and snack to be able to give away to the homeless to help them beat the heat. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MISSING IN KANSAS: Summer Cook

Summer Cook is 15 years old and missing. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

KHP identifies 2 killed in Newton van crash

The accident is at I-135 and the Southeast 14th Connector. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Frito-Lay Kansas worker strike ends after 20 days

After a nearly three-week strike, hundreds of Frito-Lay employees in Topeka, Kansas have ratified a revised contract Saturday Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Wichita woman loses husband to COVID-19 as delta variant grows case count in Sedgwick County

Martina Francis says what started as an apparent asthma attack for her 32-year-old husband Darren later took a turn for the worse. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Convoy of Hope Wichita prepares for its biggest event of the year, providing food and school supplies for thousands

For the ninth year, Friday kicked off a long week for Convoy of Hope in Wichita as volunteers packed up food and supplies for families in need ahead of the school year. It usually serves around 10,000 people each year Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Kansas Mission of Mercy begins

The first day of Kansas Mission of Mercy wrapped up as hundred of people came out for the free dental clinic at Century II.  Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

KAKE News speaks with man who captured Ellsworth County pipeline explosion on camera

In moments like this, Jeremy Diehl says he gets the opportunity to show people what it’s like for crews when they battle these dangerous scenes by posting it to the digital world. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Citizens review board looks at Wichita police chase policy

The meeting comes after several recent police chases ended in crashes and someone getting killed.  Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Wichita doctor to begin RSV vaccine trials

While COVID cases are exploding right now, there’s another deadly and highly contagious respiratory virus that’s spreading just as quickly: respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

MISSING IN KANSAS: Lucia ‘Lucy’ Hernandez

The 15-year-old was last seen at a church camp in central Kansas. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Change is coming for EMS operations and leadership roles

Currently the county has an interim medical director in place, but it is looking into hiring an EMS director and a full-time medical director. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Wichita landlord trying to build senior living apartments blocked by City Council, says she’ll keep trying

Wichita resident Khanh Nguyen’s latest venture was buying the former Carter Elementary School at 15th and Oliver with plans to turn it into the ‘Nguyen Senior Village.’ Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Sedgwick County resident steps up, saving as many cats as possible while shelters remain full

Hannah Spelts is the founder of a small animal rescue called Save the Kitties, Big Hearts for Little Paws. She takes in cats that would otherwise be abandoned or even killed, and has been busier than ever. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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