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Steve McIntosh
September 10, 2020 - 9:48 am
The flu season is here. Sedgwick County Health Director Adrienne Byrne tells KNSS News the vaccine is never a 100% prevention guarantee. Byrne says the vaccine is effective on about 40% of known viruses, and she says that is "really pretty good". Byrne says the shot can still prevent your catching...
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Steve McIntosh
September 09, 2020 - 11:07 am
A 21-year-old man faces charges after an accidental fatal shooting in west Wichita Tuesday morning ... in the 700 block of south Sycamore. Police Capt. Jason Stephens says 21-year-old Christian Enrique Concha introduced a handgun to two children ... age 10 and 9 ... and allowed each to handle it...
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Steve McIntosh
September 08, 2020 - 9:43 am
The Sedgwick County Commision has important decisions to make at their weekly meeting Wednesday. Commision Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News there is more than 80 million dollars left in a fund to help deal with the pandemic ... from the CARES package passed by Congress. Meitzner says a lot of...
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Steve McIntosh
September 04, 2020 - 9:49 am
U.S. Senator Jerry Moran visited a Wichita plant where Spirit AeroSystems workers have been making ventilators to help in treating COVID-19 patients. The federal government now wants cut back on that production, and Moran tells KNSS News he's going to find out what's behind that decision. He says...
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Steve McIntosh
September 01, 2020 - 9:52 am
State officials say Kansas voter turnout for the Primary in August was 34.2 percent ... a bit higher than normal for a primary before a presidential election. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News a race for a U.S. Senate seat proabably boosted traffic at the polls. 41...
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Steve McIntosh
August 31, 2020 - 9:50 am
A Sedgwick County judge has ruled in favor of the City of Wichita ... that a petition signed by more than 17,000 citizens is invalid. The petition was aimed at preserving Century Two and the central library buildings. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News a public vote is still in the works, thanks...
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Steve McIntosh
August 25, 2020 - 10:26 am
The Sedgwick County Jail reported a COVID-19 outbreak last week ... with more than 400 inmates testing positive for the virus. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News the detention crew was prepared for a possible outbreak. Kansas Health officials had already dealt with...
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Steve McIntosh
August 21, 2020 - 9:43 am
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.2 percent in July. This was a decrease from 7.5 percent in June and an increase from 3.1 percent in July 2019. Seasonally adjusted job estimates...
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Steve McIntosh
August 18, 2020 - 9:46 am
With schools opening, testing for COVID 19 is crucial in keeping kids in class. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News Wichita State University is moving ahead with equipment for saliva testing of students. He says Sedgwick County has "the foot on the gas" in providing...
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Steve McIntosh
August 04, 2020 - 9:53 am
The Sedgwick County Jail was quarantined after an inmate who works in food preparation tested positive for COVID-019 Friday. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News it was a "thorough cleaning" of the jail. He says it's "pricey" to clean and sanitize the jail. Meitzner says...
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