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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Wichita City Council approves changes to neighborhood fireworks ordinance

Wichita City Council voted 6-0 to approve changes to neighborhood fireworks regulations during Tuesday's meeting. This year, safe and sane fireworks like smoke bombs, sparklers, and anything that doesn't lift off of the ground can be shot off from June 27-July 5 during the hours of 10 a.m. to midnight. Aerial fireworks can be shot off July 3-5. In addition, aerial fireworks will be available for sale in Wichita. The amended ordinance also bans shooting fireworks from a moving vehicle like a car or motorcycle, igniting fireworks within 50 feet of a fireworks stand, possess or ignite non-consumer grade fireworks, producing fireworks without a state permit, or engage in a pyrotechnics show without a permit. These changes are similar in structure to state law.
KAKE-TV ABC 10 Wichita

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Governor Kelly orders flags flown at half-staff to honor firefighters

Governor Laura Kelly orders flags be flown at half-staff Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to honor Iola Fire Department Deputy Chief and Emporia firefighter and paramedic. "Eric B'Hymer and Greg Rausch dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the people of Iola and Emporia," Governor Kelly said. "The impact they made on their communities will not be forgotten. My sincere condolences go out to their families and loved ones during this difficult time. According a post made by Allen County, Kansas, Sheriff Bryan Murphy, Deputy Chief B'Hymer was a 24-year veteran of the Iola Fire Department who passed away on May 14, 2024 after a hard-fought battle with a service-connected illness. Rausch, a firefighter and paramedic, was a 14-year veteran of the Emporia Fire Department who passed away on May 16 from a service-connected illness he had been battling since 2023.
KOAM-TV CBS 7 Joplin/Pittsburg

Kansas City, Kansas Police, Fire Departments report ‘network incident’

The Kansas City, Kansas Police and Fire Departments reported a “network incident” Tuesday morning that has impacted some non-emergency services, according to a city fire department spokesman. KCKFD said the team is investigating the cause of the issue, but in the meantime, email services for both KCKPD and KCKFD are down. The “network incident” comes just weeks after the Kansas City Scout cyber attack, a Jackson County ransomware attack and other Kansas City outages. KCKFD said all emergency public safety services are fully functional and response times have not been impacted.
WDAF-TV FOX 4 Kansas City

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