Nov 29, 2019 1:20 PM

KC-area hospital caring for record 12 sets of twins

Posted Nov 29, 2019 1:20 PM

Image courtesy KMBC TV


KANSAS CITY (AP) — Saint Luke’s hospital is caring for 12 sets of twins this week in its neonatal intensive care unit.


All of the twins were born between five and 14 weeks early. The hospital says staffing has been a challenge.

Twelve sets of twins is a record at the hospital.


Nurse Danielle Gathers says they always see multiples in the unit, but not 12 sets at one time.


The babies will spend Thanksgiving at the hospital.

New mother Amanda Tollifer says her twins, Kara and Isaac, were born eight weeks early. She says she had no idea having twins right now was “such the ‘in’ thing.”

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Nov 29, 2019 1:20 PM
NW Kan. woman, 3 others hospitalized after head-on crash

NORTON COUNTY— One person was injured in an accident just after 1p.m. Thursday in Norton County.


The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2017 Ram 1500 driven by Steven Tran, Lincoln, NE., was westbound on Kansas 383 three miles east of the Kansas 60 Junction when it hit a patch of slush.


The pickup traveled left of center and struck a 2016 Ford Focus driven by Amber N. Durke, 35, Aurora, CO.,  head-on.


EMS transported Tran a passenger in the Ram Sierra Nicole Hendrickson, 20, Oberlin, Durke, and a passenger in the Ford Anthony R. Durke, 61, Fountain, CO., to the hospital in Norton. All four were properly restrained at the time of the accident, according to the KHP.