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Ted Woodward
February 15, 2019 - 1:42 pm
A 47-year-old man was injured in the Twin Lakes neighborhood in the northwest part of Wichita not far from 21st & Amidon, as he was confronting two suspected porch-pirates in a car who were apparently robbing his next-door neighbor. It happened Thursday afternoon in the 1800 block of N. Woodrow...
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Steve McIntosh
February 15, 2019 - 10:49 am
It's not a 'done deal' yet. Deputy Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz tells KNSS News he and the County Commission are working on an agreement to make him the new County Manager. He hopes to get the job at next Wednesday's Commission meeting. Stolz says he anxious to begin work on an overhaul of the...
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February 15, 2019 - 8:11 am
Some Kansas schools are canceling classes before another winter storm hits. Districts canceling classes for Friday include Shawnee Mission, Olathe, Topeka and Lawrence. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of Kansas, except the northwest and extreme...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:52 am
With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the third year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report this week on 2019’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America and a city in Kansas did well. “Overland Park, Kansas, actually did pretty...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:35 am
Hutchinson Correctional Facility confiscated a large amount of contraband Tuesday during an unannounced search of their largest housing unit. The search of more than 1,000 general population inmates was conducted by officers from HCF who were assisted for the first time by officers from Ellsworth...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:11 am
Travelers along K-15 can expect increased law enforcement in Sedgwick County. The program starts Friday, Feb. 15th and will continue through February 28. The sheriff's office will be enforcing traffic laws as part of a safety campaign to reduce traffic accidents. It is supported by a grant from the...
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February 15, 2019 - 4:43 am
Lawmakers in Kansas are split about the new funding bill. Both senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran voted for it. In the House, Kansas' delegation split along party lines. Congressmen Ron Estes, Steve Watkins, and Roger Marshall voted against it, while Kansas' only Democrat representative Sharice...
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February 15, 2019 - 12:04 am
Special agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), arrested a Russell man for his alleged involvement with child pornography. It happened around 11:30 a.m. Thursday morning in Hays. Kenneth D. Herd, 54, of Russell, was arrested at his place of employment. Herd was arrested for...
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February 14, 2019 - 9:30 pm
Kansas has terminated grants to two nonprofit agencies for services for troubled families and plans to renegotiate the grant terms to four agencies for services for foster children, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday. The moves made by Kelly's interim leader at the Department for Children and...
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February 14, 2019 - 8:14 pm
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is looking for the owners of a huge cache of stolen items. The sheriff's office received information Tuesday from the Sumner County Sheriff's office that stolen property was being kept in a Wichita storage unit. Detectives found stolen property worth an...
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