Sedgwick County

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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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June 08, 2017 - 9:34 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting her house on fire has been charged with murder. Twenty-nine-year-old Dane Wright made his first appearance Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court, where he heard the formal charges against him. Prosecutors charged...
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Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers
Steve & Ted
May 22, 2017 - 8:29 am
Thieves broke into Straub International in the 3200 block of West May. They stole an ATV, towing it behind a white van. Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers
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May 17, 2017 - 4:45 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate after human remains were found at a home west of Wichita in Sedgwick County Monday afternoon. Investigators currently believe the victim is male, and that there was no foul play involved. In a statement Sedgwick...
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May 15, 2017 - 11:00 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – A body was discovered in a field near Wichita. The remains were found on farm property around 3:20 p.m. Monday afternoon in the 14,000 block of West 13th, near 151st street West. Sheriff's Lt. Lin Denning says the land owner "Found the remains while mowing." Officials say the...
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May 12, 2017 - 11:28 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - District Attorney Marc Bennett is warning of a recent increase in a jury duty scam. In the past few months, several people have called the Consumer Protection Division of the DA’s Office about the scam. A caller says, “You missed jury duty and a warrant is about to be issued...
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