The National Transportation Safety Board says Ronald Bramlage purchased the 2006 single-engine Pilatus PC-12/47 just five weeks before the June 2012 crash in Florida that killed Bramlage, his wife and their four children. The family was returning home to Junction City, Kan., from the Bahamas.
Next year, with the blessing of principal Sherman Padgett, North High aims to have at least 80 percent of juniors enrolled in regular, honors or Advanced Placement physics, more than doubling the number of students who will have at least some exposure to the principles of motion, energy, heat, light, electricity and sound.
Life and plans have changed dramatically for Jonathon Blank since a bomb blast ripped his legs from his body four years ago in Afghanistan, but he and his family continue to be thankful for what they do have.
Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide – including in Wichita – to protest a grand jury’s recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.