U.S. Senator Jerry Moran says the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to "begging, borrowing and manipulation" to obtain vital surgical equipment. Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Moran says the problems at the Medical Center put veterans' lives at risk and forced employees to work under conditions of fear and retribution.
An unidentified person from Fort Worth, Texas has been diagnosed with measles after visiting Wichita earlier this month. There have been a total of 14 reported cases of measles in Kansas so far this year.
Public Health officials in Fort Worth reported this afternoon that a resident who attended a tournament at South Lakes Softball Complex in Wichita has come down with measles.
Tomorrow marks the final day of business for two Dillons grocery stores in Wichita. According to the company, the stores have been underperforming for a number of years. Their absence could add to a problem that already exists in the city - an increasing number of what are called “food deserts.” Food deserts are low-income neighborhoods which have little access to fresh, affordable food.
Kansas health officials have issued warnings for seven lakes around the state because of toxic algae.
The KDHE said Thursday that high levels of toxic blue-green algae have been found at Chisolm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County, Marion Reservoir, Memorial Park Lake in Barton County, Milford Reservoir in Clay, Geary and Dickinson counties, Jewell State Fishing Lake, Lake Warnock in Atchison County and South Park Lake in Johnson County.
Warnings mean water conditions aren't safe for direct contact and that wading, skiing and swimming should be prohibited.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Sedgwick County Health Department have identified two more sites where people could have been exposed to measles in Wichita. A new case of the virus has also been confirmed. KMUWs Abigail Wilson reports…
A new case of measles has been identified in Wichita, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 9 since the first was reported on July 10.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said an employee at Sumo by Nambara, a restaurant on East 13th Street North has been identified as having the virus.
The Kansas Board of Pharmacy wants an ingredient used in prescription cough syrup to be tracked by the state because it’s being abused.
Debra Billingsley is executive secretary of the board of pharmacy, she told lawmakers Monday that promethazine with codeine syrup is being increasingly abused as a recreational drug, particularly by high school students. She says when it’s mixed with soda or candy the mixture is often called by several slang names, including "purple drank" and "sizzurp."