Jan 14, 2020 10:12 AM

Police: 9-month-old Kan. girl remains hospitalized in critical condition

Posted Jan 14, 2020 10:12 AM
Rader photo Sedgwick County
Rader photo Sedgwick County

SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child abuse.

Just before 11:30 p.m. 10, police and EMS were dispatched to the 3600 block of West 13th street North in Wichita for a child not breathing, according to Captain Brent Allred. At the scene, they discovered a 9-month-old girl with critical injuries.  EMS transported her to a local hospital where she remains hospitalized in very critical condition, according to Allred.

Investigators learned  the child received injuries while in the care of 25-year-old Breitan Radar at the home. That led to his arrest on requested charges of child abuse, child endangerment, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, cultivation of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $250,000 bond, according to online jail records.

A 6-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy found at the home were placed in police protective custody.  Radar is the father of 6-year-old and not the father of the victim.

During the investigation officers discovered a marijuana grow operation inside the apartment.   

Radar had called the mother to tell her the baby was not breathing. The mother saw a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle, contacted the deputy who followed her to the home.

The case will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office

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Health officials in Omaha confirm 2 pediatric flu deaths

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Health officials in Omaha confirmed Friday that two children have died of complications from influenza this flu season.

The Douglas County HEalth Department said in a news release that both deaths were in people under 18. The department says it's prohibited by privacy laws from identifying the two children who died and would not give their exact ages or where they lived in Douglas County. The pediatric deaths follow the department's report earlier this week that two adult flu-related adult deaths in people over 65 years have been reported in Douglas County.

Health officials say the very young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of complications from the respiratory illness.

The most recent report from the department on Monday says Douglas County has had 3,758 lab-confirmed flu cases this flu season.

The flu season runs through April, so the department urged those who've not gotten a flu vaccine to get one.