News Headlines for Sunday, September 27, 2015
Plane Crash Victim Identified
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A pilot killed when his twin-engine plane crashed into a Wichita neighborhood has been identified as a former Cessna engineer who owned an aviation company in Colorado. Fire Chief Ron Blackwell says 47-year-old Aaron Waters died in Friday's crash. Relatives say Waters was the owner and president of Aircraft Certification and Systems Engineering.
Research Grant will Fund Rural Health Studies
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute will get part of a $3.9 million grant over three years for providing telemedicine to underserved rural areas. The grants will focus on rural children living in poverty and their families. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Rural Health Policy.
Kershaw Charges Upheld
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that being drunk was no excuse for a Topeka man to fire a weapon at law enforcement officers. The court on Friday upheld four convictions against David Kershaw for aggravated assault on a law officer with a deadly weapon. Kershaw was convicted and sentenced to prison for firing a shot in 2012 at Shawnee County deputies who responded to a domestic dispute call.
Body Cameras Ordered for Wichita Law Enforcement
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita police say they're on pace to fulfill their goal of having all officers equipped with body cameras by the end of the year. The Wichita Eagle reports the first 106 cameras for the north patrol unit have been ordered and officers will start training on them next month. Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley says a policy governing use of the cameras is still being developed.