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February 12, 2019 - 7:03 pm
A woman has admitted that she operated a prostitution business out of massage parlors in Lawrence and Topeka. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release Tuesday that Weiling Nielsen, 54, pleaded guilty to conspiracy. She owned and operated Naima Asian Massage and Serenity Health Spa in...
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February 12, 2019 - 6:57 pm
Kansas' corrections secretary has declared an emergency at the state's most crowded maximum-security prison because of what the state calls "serious staffing shortages." Gov. Laura Kelly's office released a statement Tuesday announcing Interim Corrections Secretary Roger Werholtz's declaration for...
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February 12, 2019 - 6:51 pm
Authorities say a man, 67, was killed after his vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Marion County. The Marion County sheriff's office says a Jeep Liberty was on the tracks when it was struck at around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday by the westbound train. KWCH-TV reports reports the train came to a stop...
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February 12, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Authorities have rescued a deer found trapped in a storm drain in Kansas, and officials say the animal may have been there for a week. Video of the rescue shows an animal control officer using a long pole with a loop to pull the animal out. After emerging, the doe bounds into a wooded area. Olathe...
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February 12, 2019 - 5:50 pm
UPDATE: Wichita Police issued a statement Tuesday night that Pearl Williams, 88, has been found safe. ----- Wichita police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. In a news release, officials say Pearl Williams, 88, left his home in the 1700 block of north Spruce at around 4:00...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:15 pm
A former contract truck driver for the post office in Rose Hill pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing items from the mail, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. 30 year old Manuel De La Cruz of Wichita pleaded guilty to three counts of stealing items from the mail. In his plea, he pleaded guilty to...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:53 am
The Wichita City Council approved the phase one contract with Wichita Water Partners for $6 million. Under the agreement, 30 percent of the plant will be designed, along with environmental clearances, permitting and easement acquisitions. This phase will also complete state and federal funding...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:30 am
The Kansas Department of Corrections today declared an emergency at El Dorado Correctional Facility effective immediately due to serious staffing shortages. The following statement is from Governor Laura Kelly: “Through the transition and the early weeks of my administration, it became increasingly...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:18 am
On Wednesday, February 6th, police responded to an unknown EMS call in the 2400 block of south Glendale where a 21 year-old man was found with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was transported to a hospital in serious condition and remains hospitalized. Officers found that the victim and 25 year...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:13 am
The Wichita City Council voted Tuesday on the first bid package for the new downtown ball park. This first step will address the sewer, storm water and waterlines to be constructed in and around the facility. Excavation and grading will lower the ball field by five feet. Concrete work for the...
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