May 22, 2020 9:30 AM

Update: 3-year-old shot in Kansas City home by another child

Posted May 22, 2020 9:30 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a shooting at a home in eastern Kansas City that injured a young boy involved another child pulling the trigger.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday inside the home, injuring a 3-year-old, police said in a news release. The boy was taken to an area hospital and was later listed in stable condition.

A police spokeswoman, Officer Doaa El-Ashkar, said detectives investigating what led to the shooting have determined that another child under the age of 10 in the home accidentally shot the boy. No charges in the case have been announced. Police had earlier said that one or two adults were inside the home. at the time of the shooting.

No charges in the case had been announced by mid-afternoon Thursday.

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KANSAS CITY(AP) — Police are investigating a shooting at a home in eastern Kansas City that injured a young child.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. Wednesday inside the home, injuring a boy under the age of 10, police said in a news release. The boy was taken to an area hospital and later listed in stable condition.

A police spokeswoman, Officer Doaa El-Ashkar, said investigators were trying to determine what led to the shooting, which happened while other children and one or two adults were inside the home.

Police are not searching for suspects in the shooting, El-Ashkar said.

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May 22, 2020 9:30 AM
Kan. families receive additional food support through Pandemic EBT program

TOPEKA —The Department for Children and Families in collaboration with the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) announced this week the creation of the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Program (P-EBT). The program will help families who have been impacted by school closures due to COVID-19 to purchase food for their children.

“We know the pandemic has made it difficult for families to access food, especially if they relied on school meals,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Thanks to the partnership between DCF and KSDE the state will be able to automatically enroll most families into the P-EBT program, so they receive their benefit as quickly as possible.”

“Food insecurity should be the last thing our Kansas children should have to face right now,” Cheryl Johnson KSDE director of child nutrition and wellness said. “P-EBT provides temporary funding to address emergency food needs and avert financial hardship for families affected by the pandemic. I am thankful that through this partnership, Kansas is able to put healthy food on the table for Kansas children.”

P-EBT provides a one-time benefit of up to $291 on a Kansas Benefits Card to Kansas families whose children between the age of 5 to 18 would receive free or reduced-price meals at participating schools. There is no application process to receive the P-EBT benefit.

DCF will issue the benefit in phases. Those Kansas families who currently receive free or reduced-price meals and are enrolled in the food assistance or TANF programs should begin to receive their benefit later this week.

The second phase also will include an automatic match with those families on free or reduced-price meals and who also are receiving Medicaid or child care assistance.

The final phase will include families that need to provide additional information to receive the benefit. Those families will receive access to a parent portal to register for the program beginning June 5. Parents should receive information from their school district on how to access the parent portal.

“Most families should expect to see their benefit in the next two weeks,” DCF Secretary Laura Howard said. “If families have not yet received information about P-EBT, I encourage them to reach out to their local school district.”

In order to provide additional information about P-EBT and to answer questions, DCF is hosting a virtual town hall meeting tomorrow from 11 a.m. to noon.

Virtual P-EBT Town Hall

Thursday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to noon.

Use this link to join: https://bit.ly/KansasP-EBTTownHall