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June 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
The Wichita City Council approved the latest round of funding for the downtown ballpark. Tuesday's approval of design-build amendment number 4 for the entertainment venue and multi-sport stadium will cover items such as carpentry, painting, seating and the remaining concrete work within the stadium...
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Steve Boyer
June 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Wichita Police have announced the arrest of 34 year-old Ronetta Clement in connection with the missing child report filed for 2 year-old Anyla James. Captain Brent Allred said the child was found safe with her grandmother. Allred said Clement, the girls mother, was interviewed a second time for...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:38 am
The Wichita City Council amended two ordinances, covering the operation of electric-assisted scooters and motorized skateboards. The council approved the proposed ordinances two weeks ago but wanted to clarify some provisions related to scooters and skateboards that are privately-owned. Those...
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June 18, 2019 - 11:28 am
The fate of one of Wichita's public golf courses was settled Tuesday. Clapp Golf Course at Harry and Oliver in southeast Wichita has lost over $888,000 since 2011 and currently operates at 45 percent capacity. Last year, the Golf Advisory Committee and the Wichita Park Board supported closing the...
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June 18, 2019 - 4:56 am
A pilot crashed into a windmill tower in Seward County. It happened just before noon on Monday in a field several miles east of Liberal, Kan. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol the pilot was crop dusting a field when the plane's right wing clipped a windmill. The aircraft went down and slid to...
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June 18, 2019 - 4:50 am
Authorities say one person has died after a driver crashed into a suburban Kansas City home. Johnson County Med Act says the crash happened around 4:20 p.m. Monday in Shawnee. The cause is unclear, and it wasn't immediately clear whether the person who died was the driver or was inside the home.
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June 17, 2019 - 8:07 pm
A Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell says her son, Eli Gregg, 15, was playing Thursday outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She found him with a 10" knife jutting out from below...
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June 17, 2019 - 8:01 pm
Police say a suspect in the death of a woman is in custody after a five-hour standoff with Topeka police. The standoff began Sunday about noon when police responding to a call found a woman dead at a home. Topeka police on Monday identified the woman as Kyong "Carol" Wood, 69, of Topeka. They did...
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June 17, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Topeka police have apologized for a Father's Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in dads who have outstanding warrants. The tweet sent Sunday says, in part: "Want to give him a Father's Day he'll never forget? Call TPD and we'll help your family make a memory that will last a lifetime." In a...
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June 17, 2019 - 7:02 pm
A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. Tony Lee Foster, 33, was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty in March of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the July 9 fatal shooting of David Payne, 36, of Topeka...
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