Sedgwick County

United Way of the Plains
May 21, 2019 - 1:58 am
A yearly report from United Way of the Plains indicates a 3.5% rise in homelessness for Wichita and Sedgwick County. The annual point-in-time homeless count for Wichita and Sedgwick County says the total number of homeless people in Wichita and Sedgwick County is at 593, up from 573 in 2018. That...
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KNSS News
Ted Woodward
May 16, 2019 - 1:13 pm
This is National Police Week, part of which is remembering those who gave their lives while on-duty. During the past 138 years, 30 members of law enforcement have died in the line-of-duty in Sedgwick County, including nine sheriff's deputies, 19 officers from Wichita, one from Derby, and one from...
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May 14, 2019 - 10:39 am
A 26-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son. District Attorney Marc Bennett says Lucas Diel accepted a plea deal Monday in the death of Anthony Bunn. The boy was found unresponsive in a home in May 2018. Police say he suffered...
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Sedgwick County
April 19, 2019 - 3:19 pm
At its special meeting this morning, the Governing Body of Fire District 1 voted to appoint Doug Williams as Fire Chief for Sedgwick County Fire District 1, effective today. Williams has served as Interim Chief since December 23, 2018. He succeeds Fire Chief Tavis D. Leake, who retired on December...
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Dreamstime
Matthew Harding
April 18, 2019 - 10:43 pm
Sedgwick County Environmental Resources is hosting a free waste tire collection event starting Friday. From 9 am to 3 pm, you can take tires to the Sedgwick County West Yard, located at the intersection of West and 47th Street South. Officials say you can only dispose of 100 tires per load. Tires...
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March 17, 2019 - 11:55 am
Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita has the largest concentration of registered offenders and parolees in the state. Wichita Police say this poses risks to public safety. Through June 30 of last year, 1,269 people were released under parole supervision to the County, according to data from the...
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Dusty Vanhsy KNSS Radio
The John Whitmer Show
March 10, 2019 - 8:24 pm
Fresh off his acquittal for wire fraud, bank fraud, & money laudering, Michael talks with John about the charges, trial, and more.
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March 06, 2019 - 10:28 am
Authorities say nine people were injured in a two-vehicle crash about four miles north of Clearwater this (Wednesday) morning. It happened around 7:30 a.m. at 135th Street West and 71st Street South. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said it appears a vehicle traveling on 71st Street South ran a...
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Steve McIntosh
February 15, 2019 - 10:49 am
It's not a 'done deal' yet. Deputy Sedgwick County Manager Tom Stolz tells KNSS News he and the County Commission are working on an agreement to make him the new County Manager. He hopes to get the job at next Wednesday's Commission meeting. Stolz says he anxious to begin work on an overhaul of the...
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February 12, 2019 - 4:42 am
Sedgwick County Commissioners have scheduled a Wednesday meeting for residents to ask questions and learn more about County Manager designee Tom Stolz. Commissioners will meet with residents from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Zoo Cargill Learning Center. Stolz will also attend to share...
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