Thomas County accident sends 2 to hospital…and other headlines: December 19, 2017

andy lambertDecember 19, 2017
Two people, taken to the hospital in Colby after rolling their pickup truck on a county road in Thomas County. The driver overcorrected after the passenger side wheels slipped off the road, rolling the truck into a pasture. Neither person in the pickup had a seat belt on.
A woman admits in court to embezzling more than $5 million dollars from a now-defunct credit union. She’ll spend five years in prison as part of the deal with prosecutors and has to pay back the money. That woman worked for Parsons Pittsburg Credit Union at the time. It was liquidated nearly four years ago.
Health officials say the flu is ramping up in Kansas. Three flu outbreaks have been confirmed in Sedgwick County and another in Douglas County. As many as 1 in 5 people are expected to get the flu this year, and a big part of that is the vaccine, which health officials estimate is only about 10% effective.
Wichita police notify the FBI and ramp up patrols after a Facebook post alluding to using a mosque in the city as a shooting range. The Kansas chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations is calling for the posting to be investigated as a possible hate crime. Someone had asked for a recommendation on a good gun range to learn to shoot, and one of the commenters posted a picture of the Wichita Islamic Society’s building.
The mother of a 22-month-old boy who drowned in a fish pond at his foster parents’ home says the child died because of neglect, despite a ruling from the state that his death was an accident. The case dates back to August. A sheriff’s report says the foster father was inside watching TV while four foster kids were outside in the moments leading up to the drowning.






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