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Dreamstime
December 28, 2017 - 10:36 am
The Sedgwick County Emergency Communications non-emergency phone line will be available between 9 p.m. December 31st and 1 a.m. January 1st. This line functions as an alternative to 911 and is meant to receive calls for non-emergency nuisances that do not pose a threat to life or property. Examples...
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Dreamstime
December 28, 2017 - 5:01 am
Oklahoma, a state with one of the busiest death chambers in the country in recent decades, will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 while prison officials and state attorneys fine tune its procedure for putting condemned inmates to death. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said...
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Dreamstime
December 27, 2017 - 8:25 pm
A teenage boy was hospitalized after being struck by a car. It happened just before 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon near Central and Fountain, (Between Hillside and Oliver). The boy, 15, was reported with potentially critical injuries when he was struck while crossing Central. Additional details were...
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Dreamstime
December 27, 2017 - 8:14 pm
The district attorney does not plan to file criminal charges against two Kansas police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man earlier this year. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced his decision Wednesday in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting of Dominique White, 30, near...
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K N S S News
December 27, 2017 - 8:08 pm
A suspect is hospitalized but expected to survive after being shot in the jaw by police in Wichita. Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston says a man shot at officers responding to a disturbance call at a business on Wednesday. Police returned fire. Officers were not struck by gunfire and the man took...
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Dreamstime
December 27, 2017 - 7:59 pm
Officials in an eastern Kansas county are embracing the concept of a bike-sharing system. The Kansas City Star reports that the Mid-America Regional Council awarded transportation funding in 2014 to BikeWalkKC to expand bike-sharing into Johnson County. The county hopes to begin installing its own...
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Dreamstime
December 27, 2017 - 7:55 pm
A former correctional employee who claimed self-defense in a fatal western Kansas shooting might not avoid prosecution after all. Earlier this month, the Kansas Court of Appeals reversed a Barton County judge's ruling that Freddie Alec Thomas couldn't be tried for murder in the death of Jeremy Alan...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
December 27, 2017 - 3:45 pm
An update on three recent fires in Wichita: *On the afternoon of Wednesday, December 20, smoke was billowing out of the top floor of the Shirkmere Apartments in downtown Wichita at 2nd & Topeka. Investigators determined the fire was accidental; evidence showed squatters were using an open flame...
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Ted Woodward
December 27, 2017 - 3:26 pm
There was gunfire and a high-speed chase on the streets throughout the west part of Wichita on Wednesday morning. Deputy police chief Troy Livingston says before 10:00 a.m., a resident saw mail being stolen, and followed a man and a woman to a business in the 700 block of N. Gilda, just west of I-...
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Sipa USA
December 27, 2017 - 3:19 pm
Actor Eric Stonestreet is helping his alma mater make some noise. KMAN-AM reports that the Kansas State graduate donated a new box truck to the Wildcat marching band to transport equipment just before the band left for the Cactus Bowl in Arizona. Stonestreet plays the character Cameron Tucker on "...
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