Sedgwick County

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September 19, 2018 - 11:17 am
Emotions ran high Tuesday evening at the Law Enforcement Memorial at Central & Main in downtown Wichita, as hundreds of people gathered in honor of fallen Sedgwick County sheriff's Deputy Robert Kunze. Kunze was shot and killed Sunday afternoon near Garden Plain during a confrontation with a...
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August 22, 2018 - 12:41 pm
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder for the death of 67-year-old John Gaffney. 53-year-old Sherry Wedel was booked into the Sedgwick County jail early Wednesday morning. On July 7, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 4500 block of W. 57th Circle North, northwest of...
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August 17, 2018 - 2:29 am
Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell will return to federal court today, this time hoping to dismiss a number of the charges filed against him by federal investigators, accusing him of wire fraud and money laundering. Federal investigators allege that O’Donnell diverted $10,500 from his...
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August 15, 2018 - 10:58 am
A candidate for Sedgwick County Commission is asking for a recount. Hugh Nicks trails incumbent Richard Ranzau by just 75 votes. Nicks has paid the county $1,000 for the recount. Sedgwick County Elections Commissioner Tabitha Lehman tells KSN News a bi-partisan group will count the votes by hand....
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June 24, 2018 - 7:31 am
UPDATE: 9:38 a.m. Crews from Colwich, Mt. Hope, Valley Center, Bentley and the Newton fire departments assisted Sedgwick County FD #1 with a fire in Andale at St Joseph Catholic Church. The fire was first reported this morning around 5:45 a.m., with flames and smoke coming from the roof and attic...
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Matthew Emmons - USA TODAY Sports
June 16, 2018 - 12:07 am
Prosecutors say former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been found competent for court proceedings. The Sedgwick County district attorney's office said in a news release that Judge Kevin O'Connor found Randle competent on Friday and he will be sentenced on June 22. Randle was found...
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June 15, 2018 - 9:47 pm
A Sedgwick County commissioner accused of misspending more than $10,000 in campaign funds and trying to cover it up has asked a judge to dismiss his indictment. A defense filing Friday in the case against Michael O'Donnell contends the U.S. government has needlessly interjected itself in matters...
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June 15, 2018 - 12:18 pm
The District Attorney's office says a man has been sentenced for sexually assaulting teenage boys. 29-year-old Frank Carbis III of Wichita was sentenced to more than a decade in prison after being convicted of four counts of criminal sodomy, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and two...
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June 01, 2018 - 10:30 am
A Wichita daycare owner and five other women have admitted participating in a scheme to commit welfare fraud. Sedgwick County prosecutors say 29-year-old Erika Tomlin was sentenced Wednesday to probation and ordered to repay the state $36,000. She owned two Kiddy Kollege daycare operations in...
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May 15, 2018 - 2:45 am
Thunderstorms packing hail, high winds and even tornadoes pounded parts of south central Kansas Monday night. Around 9 PM, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for southeastern Sedgwick County, along with portions of Harper, Sumner, Butler and Cowley Counties. The...
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