311 hotline assists WyCo residents, stages diversity campaign

By Tere Siqueira During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Wyandotte County, Kansas, residents are receiving access to expanded COVID-19 services by calling 311 or (913) 573-5311. Despite fewer operators and a spike in calls, the 3-1-1 Contact Center continues to answer its phones. And to assist Wyandotte County’s diverse community, the center has launched One Conversation […]

Bryant running for WyCo district attorney

By Angie Baldelomar Kristiane Bryant, an assistant prosecuting attorney in Jackson County, Missouri, is running for Wyandotte County, Kansas, district attorney, citing concerns about the safety of the community as her key reason for running. “I have concerns that the violent crime that we have is going to undermine all of the steps that we’ve […]

Father and girlfriend charged in 3-year-old’s death

By Roberta Pardo A woman and the father of a 3-year-old girl, whom the police found dead after a more than nine-hour search July 10, have been charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and criminal desecration. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Howard Jansen III, the girl’s father, reported his daughter, Olivia Ann […]