Local News

Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
June 18, 2018 - 12:58 pm
At about 10:00 p.m. Sunday, there was gunfire during a large disturbance in Wichita, southwest of Lincoln & Broadway. Police arrested four people to the south of Lincoln & Market, including a 30-year-old woman, and three men in their 20s. The charges included criminal discharge of a firearm...
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Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers
Steve & Ted
June 18, 2018 - 8:54 am
The incident happened April 22 in west Wichita, the suspect killed the dog and stole a computer.
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June 18, 2018 - 5:36 am
A fire early Sunday morning in Topeka is being investigated as an arson. The Topeka Fire Department says it began just before 1:30 a.m. in east Topeka just south of I-70. Fire crews were dispatched to the report of a fire in a structure and upon arrival crews found heavy smoke and flames coming...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:07 am
The University of Kansas has expanded a program to help students earn a bachelor's degree in three years. The "Degree in 3" streamlines course credits from 10 regional high schools and community colleges with the university's Edwards campus bachelor's degrees. The Kansas City Star reports a signing...
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June 17, 2018 - 8:06 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Several airlines are combating a nationwide pilot shortage by partnering with Kansas State University to guarantee jobs to graduates. The Kansas City Star reports regional airlines are urgently trying to fill a large number of pilot vacancies that began in 2013 after the...
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June 17, 2018 - 4:53 pm
Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing in a northern Colorado lake. Steamboat Today reports 64-year-old David Bass, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was with another man on the shore of Steamboat Lake trying to fix a problem with their boat's trolling motor Friday afternoon. The boat...
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June 17, 2018 - 10:24 am
As the Latino population grows in southwest Kansas, its residents are beginning to talk with a new accent — even those who do not speak Spanish, a study has found. Kansas State University said in a news release the research is part of its Kansas Speaks Project, which is documenting language change...
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Dreamstime
June 17, 2018 - 3:56 am
Two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail were both parents, authorities said Saturday. The inmate, whose name hasn't been released, shot Wyandotte County Sheriff's deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer on Friday in...
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Dreamstime
June 17, 2018 - 2:02 am
A Kansas mother says an insurance company wants her family to pay $132,000 after her 5-year-old son accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a city community center. Sarah Goodman tells the Kansas City Star the incident happened last month at Overland Park's Tomahawk Ridge Community Center while...
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Dreamstime
June 16, 2018 - 9:09 pm
Despite smaller crops, some farmers are seeing higher profit yields. Kansas farmers are harvesting a smaller winter wheat crop amid an ongoing drought, but the size of the crop is offset some by higher-quality wheat and rising prices. Yields are down but test weights are mostly good. Growers are...
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