Man shot near 13th and Central

A man was shot about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, in the 1300 block of Central Avenue.

A Kansas City, Kansas, Police spokesman stated that officers received a report of shots fired and went to the 1300 block of Central, where they discovered that a man in his early 70s had been shot. The man was on the sidewalk, according to police.

The victim was taken to a hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries, according to the spokesman.

BPU to hold telephone and internet meeting Wednesday

The Board of Public Utilities will hold a telephone and internet meeting on Wednesday, April 1, in a format that has been changed in order to reduce the risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

The board meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday will be conducted on the telephone and the internet, with the public able to listen in.

The BPU has closed all facilities to the public until further notice.

The public may access the meeting through the telephone to listen in. If they have access to the internet they ca click on Zoom Meeting.

The toll-free telephone number for the BPU meeting is 1-888-475-4499. The meeting ID number is 474 681 940.

The Zoom Meeting is at Use ZOOM, meeting ID: 474 681 940.

The board meeting information packet is at

The agenda includes a preliminary February financial report, board comments and general manager comments.

Wyandotte County COVID-19 cases rise to 75

Wyandotte County reported an increase of 12 COVID-19 positive cases from Monday morning to Tuesday morning. (Chart from UG COVID-19 website)

The number of COVID-19 cases in Wyandotte County rose to 75 on Tuesday morning, according to a the Unified Government’s COVID-19 website.

The number was an increase of 12 compared to the Monday morning count of 63 cases on the UG’s COVID-19 website.

Of the 75 positive cases here, 28 persons were hospitalized, according to the UG’s website.

The UG’s COVID-19 website also reported an additional 102 Wyandotte County persons had self-reported symptoms, with 38 of those classified as “probable cases.”

A Zip Code map of cases in Wyandotte County showed most positive cases were in the northwest and north central parts of Wyandotte County.

On Monday, the state of Kansas reported 368 total positive COVID-19 cases.

The state reported eight deaths on Monday, including four in Wyandotte County, according to the state statistics.

Johnson County reported 116 positive cases on Monday, compared to 101 on Sunday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

A Zip Code map of COVID-19 cases in Wyandotte County on Tuesday morning showed more positive cases on the northwest and north central area of Wyandotte County. (Map from UG COVID-19 website)
Wyandotte County’s case numbers on Tuesday morning. (UG COVID-19 website)
Wyandotte County COVID-19 cases on Monday morning. (UG COVID-19 website)