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Rodney Price
January 18, 2020 - 10:48 am
Wichita Fire crews responded to a fire at the Sedgwick County Courthouse Saturday morning. The first call came in at 9:50 a.m., at the courthouse at Central and Main in downtown Wichita. Crews battled a fire located on the 4th floor of the building. There's no word yet on what started the fire and...
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KNSS News
January 18, 2020 - 8:35 am
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating after an officer involved shooting near Larned, in central Kansas. The shooting took place at approximately 1:30 a.m. Saturday, after a deputy from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle along U.S. 56, around three miles east...
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KNSS News
January 18, 2020 - 8:06 am
A vehicle was hit by a train overnight in southeast Wichita. It happened just before 12:15 Saturday morning, in the 1700 block of Southeast Blvd, on Harry Street. Residents near the scene said they heard a loud bang when the collision took place. The driver and an undisclosed number of people ran...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 10:53 pm
The Wichita Police Department has arrested Kyle Ellery, 19, on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, sexual exploitation of a child, contributing to a child's misconduct, and aggravated interference with parental custody. Devin Miller, 20, has also been arrested on charges of...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 10:03 pm
Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with health issues for...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 9:03 pm
More lay-offs are affecting workers in the Wichita area. The Sherwin-Williams manufacturing plant in Andover announced on Friday they will be laying off twenty-four workers. KSN News reports the Machinists Union says the two week notices came as a surprise. Friday, Jan. 31, will be the last day for...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 6:44 pm
Kansas lawmakers expect this year to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana. They're fueling high hopes for advocates who've been stymied by state's prohibitionist roots and a Republican-controlled Legislature. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has said she would sign a bill. A House...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 6:37 pm
A Kansas Court of Appeals judge, a Lawrence attorney and a veteran prosecutor now working for the attorney general's office are finalists for a state Supreme Court seat. A lawyer-led state nominating commission on Friday sent the candidates' names to Gov. Laura Kelly. She has until March 17 to pick...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 6:31 pm
The Department of Justice says a Wichita property manager accused of inappropriately touching female tenants and repeatedly asking them for sex will pay $160,000 in damages and penalties under a settlement. The federal lawsuit alleged Thong Cao sexually harassed tenants since at least 2009 at...
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KNSS News
January 17, 2020 - 6:22 pm
Moody's Investors Service says that layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems are “credit negative” for the city of Wichita, Sedgwick County and local communities because the workforce reduction threatens retail sales. That lowers sales tax revenues that support government budgets. The credit rating service...
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