Kansas governor proposes merging DCF with departments for aging, juvenile corrections

TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Laura Kelly wants to merge the often-criticized Kansas Department for Children and Families with a pair of other departments. “Creating this new agency provides us the opportunity to strengthen families,” Kelly said of the Department of Human Services. Kelly announced plans to merge the Department of Children and Families with with […]

Teen Charged in Christmas Eve Murder, Robbery Case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors have charged a Kansas City, Missouri, teen with murder in connection to a Christmas Eve shooting that left a man dead. Dalvin D. Johnson, 17, faces second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action charges in connection to the December 24th murder of Joseph T. Jones on […]

Former nanny says Jones’ children were in a dangerous situation at home

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – KCK police are continuing an investigation that began as a domestic violence call, and has now turned into one of a missing 7-year-old boy who may have been killed. Someone who knew the family well told FOX 4 it was only a matter of time until something like this happened. Michael […]

Documents prepared by slain KCK detective show abuse of murdered 7-year-old boy

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Documents prepared by Kansas City, Kan., police detective Brad Lancaster, who was killed in the line of duty in May 2016 at the age of 39, show the cruelty a seven-year-old Kansas City, Kan., boy suffered before he was finally killed by his father and stepmother. The remains of Adrian Jones were found […]

Trinidad trips up United States, eliminating them from World Cup contention

COUVA, Trinidad (AP) — Twenty-eight years after one of the United States’ most important victories came in stunning fashion at Trinidad to end a four-decade World Cup absence, the Americans’ chances for the 2018 tournament in Russia ended on this island nation off the coast of Venezuela. The U.S. was eliminated from World Cup contention […]

Kansas governor-elect replaces DCF secretary, orders halt on some grants

TOPEKA, Kan. — The head of the Department for Children and Families is out after just 14 months on the job. DCF Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel started in November 2017, appointed by Gov. Jeff Colyer. On Thursday, Governor-elect Laura Kelly announced Meier-Hummel will be replaced by Laura Howard, who currently leads KU’s Public Management Center. After […]

Wife, daughters light candles at vigil for slain KCK detective

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Hundreds gathered Tuesday night in Kansas City, Kansas to remember Detective Brad Lancaster, killed Monday in the line of duty. Police from Topeka to Tonganoxie were on hand along with many of his fellow Kansas City, Kansas police officers. Detective Lancaster’s wife and two daughters got the light from a police […]