Day Care Owner Where Child Injured Out of Jail
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Wichita home day care where a toddler was critically injured by a lawn mower is out of jail. The 39-year-old woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment. KFDI-FM reports she was released yesterday (FRI) on her own recognizance, pending the filing of any charges. Police said an 18-month-old girl suffered a deep cut to her leg Thursday morning from a lawn mower being pushed by the day care's owner. Five young children were playing in the backyard at the time.
Pedestrian Death on I-70 Called Suicide
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Topeka have concluded that a pedestrian who was struck and killed on Interstate 70 took his own life. The man was identified Friday as an 18-year-old Topeka resident. Police said his name would not be released because the death was a suicide. Investigators said the man was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:30 a.m. Thursday after stepping in front of an eastbound tractor-trailer.
Wichita Names Interim Police Chief
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita City officials have promoted a police department veteran to interim police chief. City officials announced yesterday (FRI) that Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley will serve as interim chief while a search for a permanent chief is conducted. The 49-year-old Mosley will replace Chief Norman Williams, who plans to retire Sept. 5. Mosley began his law enforcement career in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become deputy police chief in 2009. City Manager Robert Layton is overseeing the search for a new permanent chief, as well as assessment of the police department's operations, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Chiefs OT Stephenson Suspended for PEDs Violation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs offensive tackle Donald Stephenson has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Stephenson was a fill-in starter last season but was expected to anchor the right side of the line this year. He remains eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games, including Saturday night's game against Minnesota. Stephenson will miss games against Tennessee, Denver, Miami and New England, and be eligible to return to the active roster September 30th. The Chiefs play San Francisco the following Sunday. The Chiefs were already without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe for the season opener after he was suspended by the league for an incident involving marijuana last November.