Wichita, Kansas

KNSS News
Ted Woodward
March 22, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Wichita mayor Jeff Longwell and some other city officials recently visited Washington, D.C.; the mayor says one of their meetings was with Amtrak, and they discussed bringing passenger rail service back to Wichita, and the possibility of locating a ticketing office in Union Station. Another meeting...
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City of Wichita
March 22, 2018 - 9:09 am
The latest design of Naftzger Park was unveiled on Wednesday during a public information meeting at Downtown Wichita, 505 E. Douglas. Wednesday marked the third public input meeting on the future of the park since July. Public feedback and best practices for park operations were incorporated into...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2018 - 10:51 pm
A family staying at the Ronald McDonald house in Wichita for a boy's cancer treatments has had their SUV stolen right out of the parking lot. The theft of the 2012 Chevy Traverse is causing more headaches for a family already dealing with a lot. Layd'n Hinderliter was diagosed with stage 4 cancer,...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2018 - 9:26 pm
Sixteen people were injured, at least one critically, after a three-vehicle crash on Monday afternoon that involved a school bus. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that the bus was carrying 19 passengers and was traveling north on Ontario Road, approaching U-160. The bus stopped at a stop sign, but...
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Steve McIntosh
March 19, 2018 - 11:01 am
Last week's NCAA basketball tournament was a "slam dunk" for Wichita. So says Susie Santo, President and C-E-O of Visit Wichita. Santo tells KNSS News some visitors compared their time in Wichita to a "final four" atmosphere. She says Wichita's success was a community effort, creating a party...
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Dreamstime
March 18, 2018 - 7:54 pm
The state has suspended a Wichita group boarding home’s license after a federal agency said it suspected the foster care children living there were being sexually and pjhysically abused. The Kansas Department for Children and Families licensing division began investigating the home on November 17...
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Kelly Ross - USA Today sports
March 18, 2018 - 6:46 pm
Many of the people who came to downtown Wichita for this year's NCAA tournament said that they'd never had a reason to visit the Midwest. Now that they've been here, however, they found they had a lot of fun. One couple from San Diego exclaimed that while they were here to support their hometown...
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KNSS News
Ted Woodward
March 14, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Thousands of basketall fans and curiosity-seekers flocked to downtown Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena Wednesday morning and afternoon for an open practice session of eight men's teams playing Thursday in the NCAA Tournament. The practice sessions were free and open to the public. Attendance was...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Wichita is preparing to host NCAA tournament games this week, and police are taking steps to ensure that the thousands of visitors flocking to the city are safe. The police department is working with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Wichita Fire Department, the U.S. Department of Justice and...
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KNSS
Steve Boyer
March 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm
The Wichita Police Department has partnered with other agencies to help ensure safety during NCAA games at Intrust Bank Arena. Deputy Chief Troy Livingston says the Sedgwick County Sheriff, EMS, 911 and Emergency Management, as well as officials from the NCAA, Department of Justice, and the arena...
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