Six Arrested after Fight Breaks Put at Wichita High School
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Six people have been arrested after a brawl outside of South High School in Wichita — the second big fight there in nine days. KAKE-TV reports that four juveniles and two adults were arrested Friday. In the latest incident, a school district spokeswoman says two students were in a fight that was broken up, but relatives of the students went to the school and began fighting in the parking lot, and their students joined in. Police say those arrested are accused of disorderly conduct, battery of a law enforcement officer and interference with law enforcement. Three students wre arrested after a fight at the school nine days earlier.
KC Businesses Hope End of Mandate Means Return of Customers
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Business operators in Kansas City, Missouri, are hopeful that the end of the city’s mask mandate will mean a return of more customers. The Kansas City Council voted Thursday to rescind the mask order, though it kept the mandate for children and adults in school. Businesses may still ask patrons to wear a mask indoors. Big Mood Natural Wines owner Richard Garcia told the Kansas City Star that the initial response when the business began requiring proof of vaccination was “overwhelmingly positive.” But he says that over time, pandemic fatigue set in.
Olathe Football Team Wins, Mourns Assistant Coach's Death
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An Olathe high school football team’s latest win was an emotional one, coming the day after the death of a beloved assistant coach. The Kansas City Star reports that Olathe North beat Olathe Northwest 49-13 on Friday to advance to the Kansas Class 6A sectional round. Just a day earlier, Olathe North assistant Josh Dirks died after a lengthy battle with pneumonia. He was 39 years old. He had been the team’s offensive line coach since 2020. Head coach Chris McCartney said after the game that the win “means everything.”