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Number of coronavirus cases in Kansas jumps by 568

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas jumped by 568, fueled in part by outbreaks in sports practices and tournaments. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday that there were now 13,538 cases,...

 

US communities face tough choices on opening public pools

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Public pools will look very different this summer if they open at all with the coronavirus threat still looming, as teenage lifeguards will be tasked with maintaining social distancing and spotting COVID-19 symptoms in...

 

Top educator taught Kansas preschoolers alongside retirees

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Teacher Tabatha Rosproy's preschool class met inside a nursing and retirement home in rural Kansas, forming a bond with residents that continued even when social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic forced...

 

2 Missouri officers accused of assaulting transgender woman

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers face assault charges for allegedly slamming a transgender woman's face into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest that was captured on video. A grand jury indicted Matthew Brummett,...

 

More businesses reopen; fourth inmate dies of COVID-19

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, gyms and fitness centers began to reopen Monday in parts of Kansas, even as the virus claimed another life at the state's largest prison. Janey McCarthy,...

 

Kansas sausage making plant shuts down amid COVID-19 cases

TOPEKA Kan. (AP) — A Kansas plant that makes sausage shut down Wednesday after employees tested positive for the coronavirus, and an outbreak that has infected hundreds at the state's largest prison claimed the life of another worker. The shutdown...

 

Kansas still mulling inmate releases despite prison outbreak

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly said Wednesday that she's still considering releasing some Kansas inmates early because of the coronavirus pandemic even though an outbreak of hundreds of cases has one prison under quarantine. Kelly confirmed...

 

Kansas reports 213 new coronavirus cases, one more death

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of inmates infected with the coronavirus at Kansas' largest prison has grown to more than 550 amid widespread testing at the facility, with most showing no symptoms. The Kansas Department of Corrections plans to...

 

Prison infections up with early release announcement coming

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Worried relatives are demanding that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly release some inmates to allow better social distancing to control the spread of the coronavirus in prisons, the corrections department said Wednesday, as an outbreak...

 

Artist Richard Bergen who built Statehouse statue dies at 95

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Richard Bergen, the artist who built the 22-feet (6.71 meters) bronze statue of a Native American that sits atop the Kansas Statehouse dome, has died. He was 95. He died Wednesday at an assisted living facility in Salina of...

 

Kansas has 1st prison virus death; meatpacking cases up

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has reported its first death in a prison coronavirus outbreak and saw the number of positive cases in six meatpacking plants rise to 378 as the state works to reopen its economy. Dr. Lee Norman, the state's health...

 

Officials: Kansas may be near peak in coronavirus deaths

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — State officials said Friday Kansas may be nearing or has already reached its peak in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, leaving the state to focus on the economic fallout of closing businesses to stem the spread. Kansas saw...

 

Democrat tops GOP hopefuls in Kansas US Senate fundraising

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Republicans looking to protect their majority in the U.S. Senate have been unable to match the fundraising prowess of a party-switching Democratic state lawmaker in normally reliably red Kansas. It's unclear how much it...

 

Kansas mulls coronavirus tests for all in prison, care homes

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top health official said Wednesday that the state is considering testing all prison inmates and residents of long-term care homes for the coronavirus, as such homes have accounted for more than half of the state's COVID-...

 

Kansas gets COVID-19 testing kits for meat processing towns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has received 7,000 more COVID-19 testing kits from the federal government to use for testing people with ties to the meat-packing industry, which is battling an undisclosed number of cases. Gov. Laura Kelly announced...

 

Kansas rehab worker showed up sick; 19 die at facility

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Seven more people at a nursing and rehabilitation home in Kansas City, Kansas, have died from COVID-19, taking the facility's toll to 19 in an outbreak that is believed to have started with an infected worker. RIVERBEND...

 

Emergency workers seek help responding to virus outbreak

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Three groups that represent paramedics and firefighters have written to Gov. Laura Kelly saying they lack adequate protective gear and that their workers compensation doesn't cover them if they become infected with the...

 

Kansas governor extends stay-at-home directive until May 3

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday extended a stay-at-home order for all Kansas residents for an additional two weeks and called a teleconference with top legislators to consider $17 million in aid for hospitals. The Democratic... Full story

 

Inmates moved after coronavirus confirmed at 2nd facility

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prison officials said Monday that 113 inmates at a work-release facility where a resident tested positive for the coronavirus have been relocated to a facility where an outbreak is ongoing and that last week staged a rio...

 

Kansas church dispute pits health, constitutional concerns

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A coronavirus faceoff over church services in Kansas just days before Easter weekend has put the state's Republican-led Legislature at odds with its Democratic governor. Though the Republican lawmakers and Gov. Laura Kelly...

 

Kansas Supreme Court will hear coronavirus case Saturday

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is set to convene Saturday for the first time ever via video conference to hear arguments on Gov. Laura Kelly's lawsuit against legislative leaders who overturned her executive order banning religious...

 

4 die from the coronavirus at Kansas rehabilitation facility

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A rehabilitation facility in Kansas City, Kansas, where four people have died of COVID-19 is one of a few group living facilities in the state that's dealing with coronavirus outbreaks among their vulnerable residents. Health...

 

Lawmakers overturn religious worship size limits in Kansas

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly's executive order restricting the size of religious gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak was overturned Wednesday after the state's top prosecutor said it likely violates the state constitution. With...

 

Kansas death toll from new coronavirus grows to 9

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a statewide stay-at-home order took effect Monday and Kansas' coronavirus death toll grew to nine, President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for the state. Trump's order allows for federal assistance to suppl...

 

Missouri governor mobilizes National Guard for virus fight

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri braced for a surge of coronavirus patients as the number of deaths grew to nine, with the governor mobilizing the state's National Guard and a top St. Louis County official urging recently retired health care workers to re...

 

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