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Native Kansan Becomes First Woman to Coach in Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers grew up in Hesston, Kansas. She also has the Kansas City skyline tattooed on her forearm. (AP Photo by Jose Lepe)

Super Bowl LIV (54) pits the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers. No matter what happens during Sunday's big game in Miami, one native Kansan will make sporting history of her own. Katie Sowers will become the first woman to coach in the Super Bowl. Even though Sowers is an assistant coach for the 49ers, she grew up in Hesston, Kansas, and has an image of the Kansas City skyline tattooed on her arm. Greg Echlin has more on the 33-year-old woman, one of just three women coaches in the NFL.


Health Officials: Potential Case of Coronavirus in Douglas County

A Douglas County resident has been hospitalized for potential exposure to the 2019 novel coronavirus. This is not a confirmed case of the virus, but specimens are being sent to the Centers for Disease Control for testing. Lab results are expected later this week. Officials say the patient, who had recently been to China, is not severely ill but is currently kept in isolation at LMH Health as a precaution.


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