Angelica Castelo, KSN News Wichita

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KSN News Wichita

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Past articles by Angelica:

Red Cross offers ways to stay safe during severe weather

WICHITA, Kan. (Press Release) – Winter weather poses unique challenges to people faced with bitter cold, snow, ice and power outages. The American Red Cross has steps you should take to stay safe if you are in the path of winter storms. “Cold weather is here to stay, especially during the overnight hours,” said Brittney […] → Read More

‘This is one of the neighborhoods that needs it the most’: Food giveaway helps hundreds of Evergreen families

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Nearly 300 boxes and 20,000 pounds of food were given out in Wichita during a mobile food pantry distribution to those in need on Friday. Cars lined up along Evergreen Park Recreation Center to get food boxes which contained fresh produce, dry goods, canned items and desserts. The Kansas Food Bank […] → Read More

‘We’re not changing our practices’: Local health experts talk Kansas’ first case of new COVID variant

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday that a CDC Emerging Variant, which has been found in 33 U.S. states, was identified in Kansas Wednesday afternoon. Local experts said while the variant is in Kansas, procedures won’t change. “We’ve been planning, preparing for this for some time, and currently we […] → Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine shows promise in slowing spread of COVID-19

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine helps slow the transmission of the novel virus. In a new study published this month, early data revealed that the vaccine may cut the spread of the virus by as much as 67%. This is the first time a […] → Read More

New health order provides hope to some businesses, but others say it’s not enough

Data showing a decreasing trend in COVID-19 positivity rates in Sedgwick County has allowed restrictions to be eased for local businesses. → Read More

2020 worst year for U.S. economy, local economist weighs in

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The coronavirus pandemic left its mark on 2020, causing the U.S. economy to hit its lowest economic growth in 74 years. Last year the economy shrank by 3.5%, making it the worst year since 1946. Experts said this is due to a decrease in consumer spending and business investment. Wichita State […] → Read More

K-State compound chosen as potential treatment against COVID-19

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas State University Professors are one step closer in helping fight against COVID-19 with a protease inhibitor. “Vaccine development is crucial, and also antiviral drug development is crucial too,” said Kansas State Professor, Kyeong-Ok “KC” Chang. “You have to have two arms to combat COVID-19. Vaccines are like preventative measures, and […] → Read More

WSU students donate 150 meals to caregivers in COVID unit

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Beta Alpha Psi members of WSU’s Barton School of Business teamed up with Chick-fil-A to feed those on the frontlines. “We’re really thankful for the health care industry here in Wichita in the medical providers,” said WSU Graduate Student, Nathan Hayden. “I hope that they can enjoy a good hot lunch […] → Read More

Hospitalist creates photographic tribute to providers on the frontline of COVID-19

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Via Christi Hospitalist is using his hobby and his free time to capture the rawness happening behind the scenes. Since completing his residency three years ago, Daniel DeJong, MD, has been a member of the Sound Physicians hospitalist group that oversees the care of hospitalized patients at Ascension Via Christi […] → Read More

Wichita Presbyterian Manor residents, staff get first dose of COVID vaccine

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – After months of being on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19, Wichita Presbyterian Manor began vaccinating residents and staff on Friday. “There’s no doubt the senior population has been hit hard by the virus, along with the health care workers who’ve treated them,” said Courtney Wolfe, Executive Director at […] → Read More

Anonymous couple pledges $3.5 million to Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Kansas couple has pledged an estate gift of $3.5 million to the WSU Foundation to endow a general scholarship fund for Wichita State University students who demonstrate financial need. “This will be a tremendous impact for students and give them the opportunity to be able to reduce their costs and […] → Read More

More states reporting new COVID strain, local doctor weighs in

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The CDC expects 100,000 more people to die from COVID-19 in the next month. In the United States there have been 400,000 Americans that have died from the coronavirus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s incoming Director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in the next month another 100,000 lives will […] → Read More

Rollout: Retirement home staff and residents get COVID vaccine

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Homestead Health Center vaccinated 76 members of its staff and residents today. Residents and staff started getting vaccinated Friday morning. They were asked a series of questions and had their temperatures taken before getting the vaccine. “This morning when I took my vaccine the song playing on the tv was Willie […] → Read More

KU researchers one step closer to developing at home COVID test

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A KU professor and his team of researchers are working to develop an at home saliva COVID-19 test. “Now we are in production mode,” said Steven Soper, Foundation Distinguished Professor with appointments in both the School of Engineering and Department of Chemistry. “In our proof of concept study we did 20 […] → Read More

Early data shows vaccine is effective against new strain of COVID-19

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The new strain of the coronavirus has been confirmed in nine states with the number continuing to increase — spreading to additional states. The coronavirus variant first appeared in the United Kingdom last year, now there are a total of 76 cases being reported to The Center for Disease Control and […] → Read More

Hundreds of high-risk veterans in Wichita get COVID vaccine

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Robert Dole VA Medical Center has vaccinated hundreds of veterans in Wichita since getting access to the COVID-19 vaccine. “They’re a population that sees this as an opportunity to serve their community by doing their duty and getting their vaccine,” said Dole VA Disease Prevention Manager, Victoria Audley. She said […] → Read More

Kansas is showing downward trend in COVID cases

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas is one of three states seeing a downward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Johns Hopkins University is tracking states’ progress in flattening COVID-19. The school created a visualization of the outbreak evolution in all 50 states, plus D.C. and Puerto Rico. The university […] → Read More

Great Bend police K-9 euthanized after years of service

GREAT BEND, Kan. (KSNW) – The Great Bend Police Department’s K-9 that served for four years has died. Officials said Lazar was put to rest this morning. He served the citizens of Great Bend from 2015 to 2019 as the drug enforcement K-9. Lazar was first partnered with then Corporal Becker, and upon Becker’s promotion […] → Read More

House fire in north Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Fire Department is on the scene of a house fire. It happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of North Stratford Lane near 13th and Woodlawn. KSN has a crew at the scene. We will provide updates as we get them. → Read More

Deadly shooting south of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person is dead and a second person is in critical condition after a shooting just south of Wichita. Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said it happened around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 3900 block of West Fairhaven Avenue. KSN has a crew at the scene and will provide additional details as […] → Read More