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June 14, 2018 - 4:03 pm
A Wichita man who prosecutors say tried to buy two tiger pelts is facing federal charges. U.S. Attorney Steve McAllister said Thursday that 38-year-old Ret Thach is charged with violating the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate selling or buying of animals protected by the Endangered...
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June 14, 2018 - 3:41 pm
A former employee of the Wichita YMCA who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at the Kansas center will go to trial this summer. Caleb Gaston waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty on Thursday. He's accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl...
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June 14, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Wichita Police Department on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old male and a 53-year-old male in the theft of an ATM at the Bingo Casino, 2431 E. Mount Vernon. At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Officers responded to a burglary call at Bingo Casino. Upon arrival, Officers located damage to the front...
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Dreamstime
June 14, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Kansas consumer advocates are recommending state utility regulators reject Westar Energy's request for a $17.2 million rate increase and instead order the company to cut rates. Employees of the Kansas Corporation Commission and the Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board recommended this week that the...
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Dreamstime
June 14, 2018 - 12:38 pm
A former employee of the Wichita YMCA who is accused of sexually assaulting two young girls at the center will go to trial this summer. Caleb Gaston on Thursday waived his preliminary hearing. He's accused of sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl and of raping a four-year-old girl, both in...
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June 14, 2018 - 10:38 am
A man has been convicted in the fatal road rage killing of a Kansas City area mother after she stopped for groceries. Forty-year-old Christopher Taylor was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the 2016 death of 22-year-old Whitney Gray, of...
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June 14, 2018 - 9:03 am
Looking at business and the local economy with the Wichita Business Journal's Bill Roy.
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Steve & Ted
June 14, 2018 - 8:44 am
Hot and dry weather for most of Kansas means harvest is moving right along.
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June 14, 2018 - 5:02 am
Authorities say a Kansas police officer died when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle that had slowed to avoid a pedestrian walking on the highway. The pedestrian was later arrested and faces charges of second-degree murder and pedestrian under the influence. The Concordia Blade-Empire...
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