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.
Wichita police officers and members of Union Rescue Mission’s New Beginnings program loaded up holiday food boxes for families in need. More than 100 families around Wichita received food for Thanksgiving on Monday. The families were nominated by officers who came into contact with them over the course of the past year.
Gov. Sam Brownback offered his first public comment on the state’s budget hole Monday. The governor promised to examine all solutions and said he was not aware before the election that the state would hit a shortfall. Democratic leaders voiced skepticism that Brownback was unaware of that.
She’d warned Scotty Reynolds to stay away from people like this, but “Mr. I Don’t Listen” ignored her, as usual. Now, here he sat, moaning about how someone he’d taken in had trashed his apartment and stolen his computer.
As residents swept broken glass from the sidewalks here Wednesday and painted hopeful messages on boarded-up storefronts, public officials cautiously said that tighter security measures and hundreds of additional National Guard troops had helped stabilize this St. Louis suburb after a night of arsons, looting and violence.
The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and Republicans on Capitol Hill.
More stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day and stretching specials over a weekend rather than a few hours. For those who consider shopping in crowds as part of their Thanksgiving tradition, there’s plenty of bargains to be had, including a $199.99 50-inch Panasonic TV at Best Buy, $2.99 bath towels at J.C. Penney, $5 Fraser wreaths at Home Depot and $33 airfare from Wichita to Phoenix on Allegiant. Restrictions apply.