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.
Steven Wade Edwards II, 20, is accused of killing Martha Lopez Moreno and Godofredo Moreno-Lopez on Oct. 16 in the couple’s home in the 600 block of South Ida. Because more than one person was killed in the crime, Edwards could face the death penalty.
A grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown that tipped off violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., drew a more peaceful response in Wichita.
Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday that he is considering both spending cuts and tax increases as ways to close the state’s budget shortfall. That’s smart, as it would be very difficult and damaging to cut about $1 billion in spending this fiscal year and next. But Brownback is playing dumb in claiming that he didn’t know until after the election that the state was facing a shortfall this fiscal year.