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Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers
April 19, 2019 - 4:22 am
Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a local church’s van and causing damage to another. At approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday April 4, a male suspect walked onto the property of Bethel Baptist Church at 3600 West 2nd Street...
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Dreamstime
Matthew Harding
April 18, 2019 - 10:43 pm
Sedgwick County Environmental Resources is hosting a free waste tire collection event starting Friday. From 9 am to 3 pm, you can take tires to the Sedgwick County West Yard, located at the intersection of West and 47th Street South. Officials say you can only dispose of 100 tires per load. Tires...
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Wichita Festivals, Inc.
Matthew Harding
April 18, 2019 - 10:32 pm
The search is on to find the next President and CEO of Wichita Festivals, Incorporated. Thursday, Mary Beth Jarvis announced she will leave the organization after this year's Riverfest. She has been the President and CEO of Wichita Festivals since November 2012. “The Wichita Festivals team has done...
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KSN News
Matthew Harding
April 18, 2019 - 10:13 pm
A man is dead, another seriously injured after a one-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike one mile south of the El Dorado exit around three Thursday afternoon. Troopers say a Ford Econoline van driven by...
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April 18, 2019 - 2:23 pm
In response to recent recommendations from Project Wichita and the Century II Citizens Advisory Committee, community organizations and their leadership are taking steps to create a master plan that connects projects and both banks of the Arkansas River. Calling it the Riverfront Legacy Master Plan...
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Ted Woodward
April 18, 2019 - 2:15 pm
There were two nearly simultaneous drive-by shootings early Wednesday afternoon in the Planeview neighborhood in the southeast part of Wichita, just a couple blocks apart, but completely unrelated; the gunfire occurred north of 31st Street South & Hillside. Police were dispatched to the report...
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Steve McIntosh
April 18, 2019 - 5:39 am
Airfares at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport dropped 4 percent in fourth quarter 2018 compared to fourth quarter 2017, while the national average fare increased 1 percent. That's according to a report from Valerie Wise, Air Service & Marketing Manager. Wichita’s average fare was $390.16,...
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Steve McIntosh
April 18, 2019 - 5:13 am
Spectacular lightning, heavy rain, and hail peppered south central and southeast Kansas Wednesday night. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties, including Sedgwick. The brunt of the storms stayed south and east of Wichita. Quarter-sized hail was reported at Derby and Rose...
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Reno County Sheriff's Office
April 18, 2019 - 4:51 am
Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder has confirmed the ages of the three of the vandals responsible for nearly destroying the school's band room. Schroeder said the children are eight, 10 and 11 years old The school district's superintendent confirmed earlier this week that the vandals are...
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April 18, 2019 - 2:28 am
Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill that protects the identities of Kansas National Guard members who undergo counseling. The legislation signed by the governor on Wednesday is designed to encourage service members to seek help if needed. It will exempt counseling-related notes and records from open...
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