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Dreamstime
February 11, 2018 - 11:16 am
The officials who manage the reservoirs along the Missouri River say the system is in good shape to handle this spring's runoff. John Remus with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the reservoirs are ready to reduce flood risk in the region even though runoff is expected to be slightly above...
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2018 - 10:22 am
After 9:30 Sunday morning, Wichita Police and Fire Department units were called to the 2100 block of South St. Francis Ave. Initial reports said there was an active disturbance and a fire at the home. Fire crews had to wait until the scene was safe before moving in. Once inside, they reported heavy...
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2018 - 1:44 am
With the flu hitting Wichita hard, local company Steri-Clean is trying to help fight the viruses. Steri-Clean employee Mark Elpers usually spends his time on different clean-up projects, because his business primarily deals with crime scenes, trauma and incidents of hoarding. Now, however, he's...
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Dreamstime
February 11, 2018 - 12:43 am
A plaque that memorialized the first home formally built in Wichita has been stolen from Midtown. A similar plaque is also missing from Riverside Park. Jacob Karber of the Historic Midtown Citizens Association says that at first, he thought that the plaques might have been removed for maintenance...
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Max Power
February 10, 2018 - 8:55 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The body of a 57 year old man who was found dead at Lake Afton this morning is being called a suicide. Lt. Tim Myers, with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said the man was found by a lake goer, and his identity will be released after notification of his next of kin.
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Denny Medley - USA TODAY Sports
February 10, 2018 - 5:27 pm
Kansas Speedway officials are seeking information on who stole two trucks, a paint trailer and various tools last week from the speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that speedway officials are offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case...
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2018 - 11:05 am
Authorities are conducting a death investigation at Lake Afton, near Goddard. We're told crews were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. A person was found dead on the northeast side of the lake. We hope to learn more about this investigation later today.
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2018 - 10:24 am
A Republican senator says Kansas needs a state auditor, but only if the position uncovers enough corruption to pay for the office's budget. The Kansas City star reports that Sen. Dennis Pyle requested legislation Tuesday to require the election of an auditor. The position would be for one four-year...
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2018 - 9:16 am
A bill in the Kansas House would earmark $8 million in lottery proceeds to finance state water programs. The bill would require that $8 million in appropriations to the State Water Plan be drawn entirely from the Economic Development Initiatives Fund, which uses lottery revenue. Currently, state...
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2018 - 5:32 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old man was sentenced to about 2.5 years in prison for soliciting nude photos from a 15-year-old girl. Sean Wenger, of Osage City, was sentenced Thursday for sexual exploitation of a child. He also must register as a sex offender for 25 years and will be on post-...
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