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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 9:34 pm
A Wichita suburb is scheduled to open a $6.5 million dinosaur theme park next year. The Wichita Eagle reports that the 14-acre Derby park will feature more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Executive director Guy Gsell says the park will be set up like a scientific expedition. He says...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 8:27 pm
Drivers that were issued tickets during a now-suspended Wichita Police camera-based traffic enforcement pilot program, must pay their fines. Timothy Wier was hit with a $110 fine after he was caught making a left turn into the outside lane at 2nd and Washington in Old Town. To his surprise, the...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 7:48 pm
People living near the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma are fighting back against planned chemical testing in the area. Concerns arose after The Department of Homeland Security announced planned chemical tests at Chilocco, just south of the Kansas State line. A release of inert chemical and...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 6:40 pm
A new app created here in Wichita has revolutionized the way local entrepreneurs advertise their services and has helped others get their homes cleaned quicker. Cleaning Buddy is an app that is similar to UBER, but instead of scheduling rides, people in Wichita advertise housekeeping services to...
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K N S S News
November 23, 2017 - 5:31 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A possible road rage incident led to gunfire in south Wichita. It happened just after 8:00 p.m. Wednesday night in the 4600 block of south Mt. Vernon. Police say two men in a vehicle fired at another vehicle with a man and a teenager inside. Police say the intended targets...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – An arrest has been made following a stabbing death just outside of the Wichita city limits. Darius D. Warner, 30, has been booked into the Sedgwick County jail on suspicion of first-degree murder in the Wednesday morning stabbing death of Theo Lolar, 30, of Wichita. KSN News...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 5:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Wichita police report finding a dead body in a residence near the downtown. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning near Murdock and Grove. Investigators are working to determine a cause of death in the case. KSN News reports that there wasn't specific evidence to...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 2:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say a corrections officer was assaulted by a prisoner at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center and is in critical condition. The Kansas City Star reports police were dispatched to a local hospital Wednesday night in response to an...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 2:45 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A children's shelter director will be the next leader of a state agency that's tasked with protecting youth from abuse and neglect. The Kansas City Star reports that financial disclosure forms show that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer has selected Gina Meier-Hummel as secretary of the...
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Dreamstime
November 23, 2017 - 2:40 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters are preparing for their annual rescue of Santa Claus from a downtown Lawrence rooftop. Santa is expected to "land" Friday night (Nov. 24) on the roof of Weaver's Department Store. Firefighters then will use a ladder truck to climb up and rescue him. Once on the...
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