When police in Tulsa and Oklahoma City shoot someone, their departments disclose the officers’ names, usually within about 24 hours. In Wichita, the department withholds names unless the police chief authorizes it.
Dressed in suit jacket and bow tie, Seth M. Jackson sat next to his defense attorney, knowing that in addition to a future without foster parenting and teaching, he could face prison time for his 10-month-old foster daughter’s death.
The buildings – known as the Leona, Naomi and Ellington apartments – are on the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places. The Historic Preservation Board earlier denied the developers’ request to tear down the buildings.
The Wichita Eagle’s annual Oscar Ballot Contest offers a top prize of $350 worth of gift certificates to the Warren Theatres that are good not only for movie admission but also for anything else the theater sells.
Lawmakers hear testimony on a bill that would require police officers to wear body cameras. Supporters say it’s an essential tool to increase transparency, but some legislators are worried about the costs to local police departments.
A slow-moving winter storm blanketed a large swath of the Plains and Midwest in snow Sunday, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,000 Chicago flights, making roads treacherous and forcing some to rethink plans to attend Super Bowl parties.
California’s permissive vaccine law is under fire as the state struggles to contain an expanding outbreak of measles, a once-controlled infectious disease that has sickened more than 90 people across the state and threatens many more.