Battered woman defense planned in Kansas factory shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of giving her former boyfriend guns used in a shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory plans to mount a battered woman’s syndrome defense at her August trial. The attorney for Sarah Jo Hopkins filed notice Wednesday saying he plans to introduce expert evidence related to her mental…


Coroner: Cause of death for 2-year-old undetermined

WICHITA, Kan. — The Sedgwick County Coroner’s Office released the autopsy and toxicology reports on Jhornee Bland Friday. In a report from the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center, Deputy Coroner Dr. T. Gorrill reported that the cause and manner of Jhornee Bland’s death is “undetermined.” The autopsy, performed May 10th, also reported that there…


Attorneys: Man didn’t break law carrying gun into school stadium

AUGUSTA, Kan. — Questions continued to be raised Tuesday about the discharge of the firearm at Hillier Stadium in Augusta during Sunday’s commencement exercise. Two people were injured, including the man carrying the gun. Augusta police say the non-life-threatening injuries occurred when the man was moving his gun. Police say he had the gun stowed in…


Can concealed carry be banned from school buildings?

WICHITA – Following the accidental gun discharge at the Augusta High graduation Sunday, where two people were injured, KSN is asking if schools can keep concealed carry guns out of graduations. “The Kansas Statute has allowed schools to set their parameters in regards to school safety,” says Terri Moses, Executive Director of Security Services at…


Concealed carry on school grounds explained

WICHITA – Recent changes in Kansas gun laws even had the Augusta Police Chief confused about whether it was illegal for one gun owner to have his weapon at the high school football stadium during graduation. School attorneys say this is a grey area in the law that needs to be cleared up. “Usually we don’t…


Kansas proposal is sparking controversy among transgender community

WICHITA, Kan.  – A divisive issue is sparking controversy across the state. Kansas lawmakers are weighing in on a proposal to prevent transgender people from updating their birth certificates. Kansas would be one of only four states to not allow transgender people to change gender on birth certificate. Transgender activists warn that this will increase…


Sedgwick County deputies on DUI patrol Friday night

WICHITA – Drinking and driving is never okay but Friday night, it’s getting a little extra attention from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. Drivers can expect to see a few more deputies on the roads on the lookout for impaired drivers. Deputies are doing what’s called a saturation patrol all around Sedgwick County. Their goal is…