Sedgwick County

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October 17, 2017 - 9:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A Sedgwick County inmate, 54, who had chronic medical issues prior to incarceration was found unresponsive in his cell at about 7:12 a.m. Tuesday morning. After immediate medical attention from onsite staff and responding EMS personnel, the old man was pronounced dead shortly...
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August 25, 2017 - 11:08 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – According to the Center for Immigration Studies, (C.I.S.), Sedgwick County is considered to be a 'Sanctuary County' for undocumented immigrants. It a label Sheriff Jeff Easter has been working to change for the past three-years. KSN News reports that Jessica Vaughan, the...
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August 02, 2017 - 2:33 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — By a 3-to-2 vote, the Sedgwick County Commission had decided to tear down a longtime ranch for troubled boys; commissioners Richard Ranzau and Jim Howell were the votes in favor of maintaining the facility. The commission voted Wednesday to approve contracts to remove asbestos...
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Carucha L. Meuse-USA TODAY NETWORK
August 01, 2017 - 5:10 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Today is primary election day in Sedgwick County. Wichita City Council District 1 voters will select two candidates from a field of four to face off in the general election in November. There were not enough candidates for City Council Districts 2 and 6; nor Wichita Board of...
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Steve Boyer
July 27, 2017 - 2:24 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputies joined law enforcement agencies in 6 midwestern states in extra enforcement of traffic laws in an effort to promote safety on the roads. From Friday, July 21 through Sunday July 23, deputies were vigilant in looking for speeders, non-...
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July 07, 2017 - 4:18 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Georgia man pleaded guilty in a fraud scheme that cost Sedgwick County more than $566,000. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a statement Thursday that 49-year-old George James, of Brookhaven, Georgia, pleaded guilty to wire fraud. James said someone called only A.H., asked to...
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Ted Woodward
July 05, 2017 - 3:21 pm
Emergency dispatchers in Sedgwick County answered a special fireworks complaints phone number on the first four nights of July, deflecting the burden for emergency calls to 911. Acting Wichita fire marshal Stuart Bevis says the number of complaints went up more than 7% this year. The fireworks...
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June 28, 2017 - 10:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A Sedgwick County Sheriff's Detention Deputy has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk. The deputy was pulled over early Wednesday morning near I-235 and Seneca for a traffic violation. The officer was showing signs of impairment and was arrested on suspicion of driving...
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June 23, 2017 - 5:21 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office and Sedgwick County judges are holding an amnesty day Friday. It’s intended to be a chance for residents to resolve infractions and misdemeanor traffic violations...
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Steve McIntosh
June 13, 2017 - 5:27 am
GODDARD, Kan. (KNSS) - One person was injured in a house fire early Tuesday in western Sedgwick County. Around 1 a.m. firefighters were called to 61 West Timothy Lane near Goddard, where they found smoke and flames. County Fire Division Chief Eddie Fajardo tells KNSS News crews searched the...
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