Rep. Gene Suellentrop, the Wichita Republican who took the reins of the critically important House Appropriations Committee last spring, has been replaced as chair by a Johnson County Republican, the House Speaker’s office confirmed Thursday.
The report that prompted police to remove a girl and her siblings from their home in March was allegedly the ninth time in a little more than five years that someone had voiced concerns about the girl. Prosecutors have now found out about eight additional reports of suspected child abuse or neglect.
Moments after he was ruled mentally competent to stand trial, the man accused in an Overland Park killing rampage learned that he will face a possible death sentence if convicted. Not that 74-year-old F. Glenn Miller Jr. seemed to mind. “I don’t fear the death penalty,” Miller said. “I’m already dying.”
The heaviest snow of the season blanketed the Wichita area with nearly 3 inches of snow late Wednesday and early Thursday, but street crews had primary routes in good shape for the Thursday morning commute.
The seasonal drop in gasoline rates has Kansans seeing the sixth-cheapest prices at the pump nationwide, according to AAA’s daily online report for gasoline prices nationwide, www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com.
Cuban Americans with ties to Wichita and Kansas reacted strongly Wednesday at the news the United States was restoring full diplomatic relations with Cuba and will open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century.
The state likely had no choice but to limit admissions at Osawatomie State Hospital. But this drastic move to ease overcrowding could be harmful and dangerous, and the state needs to implement a long-term solution as soon as possible.
The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
Wichita knows how to show tourists and conventioneers a good time once they get here. Now it’s finally getting serious about attracting them, starting with ensuring that Go Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau has more money for marketing.