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August 06, 2019 - 11:55 pm
An additional $1,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for killing a Wichita business owner Chuck Giles, who owned Neighbors Restaurant was shot outside his home in July. Additional funding has been provided in an effort to help solve the case "Two...
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August 06, 2019 - 11:44 pm
On July 19 at around 4:00 a.m. police say there was an attempted break-in at Merle’s Place in the 400 block on north Seneca. Two suspects in a light colored sedan and forced their way into the front door, but were scared off by the alarm system. The total loss was damage to the building. Both...
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August 06, 2019 - 11:11 pm
We now know who will be facing off in November for the Mayor of Wichita. Incumbent Mayor Jeff Longwell led the way with 7,100 votes or 32%, followed by state reprehensive Brandon Whipple with 5,700 votes, or 25%. KSN News reports that both candidates have similar goals for the city. "We're goanna...
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August 06, 2019 - 8:29 pm
The Kansas health department says insurance company Aetna is at risk of losing its $1-billion-a-year contract with the state's Medicaid program. The agency gave Aetna 10 days to get its act together. The insurance company joined Kansas' privatized Medicaid program this year. But the newspaper...
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August 06, 2019 - 8:24 pm
A federal employees union says recent comments by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirm the Trump administration's "grand strategy" to cut the federal workforce by relocating agency offices out of Washington. Mulvaney said last week the U.S. Department of Agriculture's plan to...
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August 06, 2019 - 8:17 pm
A Garden City native is running for the 1st Congressional District seat in Kansas. Kali Barnett, 34, (D-Garden City), is a political newcomer who taught school in Kansas and New York City. She is running for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall. Marshall has not formally announced he...
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August 06, 2019 - 8:04 pm
The Kansas attorney general has appointed the state's first Kansas Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator. Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Tuesday appointed Gina Meier-Hummel to the job, which was created after recommendations from a task force. Meier-Hummel was secretary of the Kansas Department...
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August 06, 2019 - 7:56 pm
A judge has denied Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel's motion for acquittal after he was convicted of illegally disposing of roofing material containing asbestos. Fritzel was convicted July 30 of three federal charges related to the failure to properly handle the debris while remodeling the Alvamar...
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Ted Woodward
August 06, 2019 - 1:33 pm
A woman died and six other people were injured in a crash in the southeast part of Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Monday evening near Fredonia when the driver of a Chevy Malibu ran a stop sign and collided with a Dodge Minivan. A passenger in the Malibu, 19-year-old...
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August 06, 2019 - 11:53 am
The Wichita City Council heard from the public today regarding the 2020 city budget and the Capital improvement plan. Nearly 39 percent of the proposed $624.5 million budget will cover salaries and benefits. $20.8 million is slated for aquatics, part of that being spent this year. $5.3 million will...
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