Sedgwick County

June 20, 2019 - 5:09 am
There is new movement on the possibility of merging the Wichita and Sedgwick County fire Departments. KSN News spoke with Sedgwick County Fire Chief Doug Williams. "If we can use a common training facility instead of us both having training facilities or us going out of the county to other training...
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June 19, 2019 - 12:57 pm
With the Fourth of July holiday rapidly approaching, Sedgwick County 911 Director Elora Forshee reminds residents of the non-emergency line for fireworks complaints or nuisance complaints. "That number is 290-1011. We will be staffing that July 1st through July 6th, every night this year from 6 p.m...
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June 06, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Sedgwick County and Haysville Public Schools (USD 261) are partnering to update the intersection at 55th Street South and Meridian in Haysville. The project includes sidewalks on 55th Street South from Meridian to Wichita city limit, and turn lanes into Campus high school. A traffic light will also...
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June 06, 2019 - 5:28 am
After severe storms and near-record rainfall that lead to flooding, Sedgwick County authorities are asking residents to report flood damage. In a post on their Facebook page the county asks any resident who suffered flood damage to their home or business, from direct flood water or ground water...
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Dusty Vanhsy
The John Whitmer Show
May 26, 2019 - 7:51 pm
Sedgwick County Clerk Kelly Arnold joins us in studio. John and Kelly discuss Governor Kelly's veto of $54 million to KPERS, amortization and upcoming elections in Kansas.
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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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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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