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August 28, 2020 - 10:22 am
Beginning Monday, August 31 Sedgwick County residents working in in-person classrooms of preK to 12th grade students will be able to schedule a time to be sampled for COVID-19 through the Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD). These individuals can be tested weekly whether or not they have...
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December 27, 2019 - 8:46 pm
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office reports that a detention deputy was assaulted by an inmate on Friday morning at the jail. The deputy was escorting an inmate back to a housing unit around 10. Upon entering the housing unit, the inmate demanded the housing deputy’s keys and attempted to enter...
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December 15, 2019 - 8:04 pm
Some Sedgwick County detention deputies took Friday night off from duties for a good cause. The detention deputies took more than a dozen children from Cooper and Oaklawn Elementary Schools shopping for Christmas. They say this is a way to help build secure connections. “This really gives them a...
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Dave Wilson
December 11, 2019 - 9:02 pm
Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,800 for a tip leading to the arrests of the suspect (s) involved in the recent vandalism and theft case at The Arc of Sedgwick County. Earlier this month, suspects caused around $2,000 in losses after the Singing Bulbs light display...
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Christmas Lights Display
Dave Wilson
November 24, 2019 - 8:03 pm
Saturday, special guests and media got a sneak peek at the Arc's Lights display in Wichita. Starting Thanksgiving weekend, you can drive-thru this magical holiday wonderland in the warmth of your car and check out the new displays as well as long-time favorites, like the tunnel of lights. The...
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Steve McIntosh
November 19, 2019 - 9:50 am
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in October. This was down from 3.2 percent in September and down from 3.3 percent in October 2018. The unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in...
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October 22, 2019 - 9:45 pm
The remains of Korean War soldier from Kansas have been identified nearly seven decades after his death. A Defense Department agency that's tasked with accounting for missing troops announced Tuesday in a news release that the remains are those of Sgt. James Ernest Smith Jr. of Sedgwick. He was...
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September 21, 2019 - 7:40 pm
The city of Sedgwick announced that Larry Alexander, the city's police chief, was terminated, in a social media post. In a statement by City Administrator Joe Turner, at approximately 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, Larry Alexander was “terminated for cause.” Because it is a personnel matter, no other details...
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Steve McIntosh
September 19, 2019 - 4:24 am
A man has died after his car collided with a truck and landed in a pond in northwest Sedgwick County Tuesday night. 58-year-old Clifford Bliss of Sedgwick was submerged in the pond before he was pulled out by firefighters. He later died at a hospital. The driver of the truck ... 37-year-old Jeffery...
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August 27, 2019 - 7:19 pm
A 14-year-old student is in custody for an alleged threat against Sedgwick schools in Harvey County. Sedgwick police and the Harvey County sheriff's office investigated a threat of potential violence on Monday evening. The sheriff's office said in a Facebook post that the teen suspect was taken...
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