May 10, 2020 5:30 PM

KDHE: Latest coronavirus numbers in Kansas

Posted May 10, 2020 5:30 PM

TOPEKA— The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas increased by 233 to a total of 6984, the state health department reported Sunday afternoon. 

Coronavirus deaths were reported at 157

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May 10, 2020 KDHE image

Note: Starting May 11, the KDHE will stop releasing daily updates of counts of coronavirus cases and move to releasing the information on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

He said department employees need a combined total of 10 hours a day to produce the data and post it on its coronavirus website.

“We can spring free our precious epidemiology staff to do their work, which is actually to push down the disease,” Norman said.

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May 10, 2020 5:30 PM
2 Kan. men jailed after car hop robberies at Sonic
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TOPEKA — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a pair of armed robberies at a Sonic location in Topeka and have made two arrests.

At approximately 7:30 pm Saturday, police were called to the Sonic, 1221 SW Gage in Topeka reference an armed robbery to a car hop, according to Lt. Matt Danielson. The suspects were gone upon police arrival. Officers were able to get suspect and vehicle descriptions.

At approximately 9:00 pm, police were notified of a second similar armed robbery at the Sonic located at 2053 SW Western in Topeka, according to Danielson. Officers were able to determine that the suspect and vehicle descriptions matched those of the initial armed robbery.

Smith photo Shawnee County

Shortly after 10:00 pm, police on patrol noticed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle in both of these previous armed robberies. The vehicle was stopped in the 2700 block of SE California and two subjects were taken into custody and transported to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning.

Following interviews, police arrested 28-year-old Cameron McBee, and 24-year-old Terrinika Smith on requested charges of Aggravated Robbery.