Ex-convict arrested in connection with Wichita killing
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An ex-convict has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Wichita motel.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the 31-year-old suspect was arrested Monday night. It wasn’t ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State Rep. Greg Lewis says he will resign to concentrate on his battle with a cancerous brain tumor.
Lewis, a Republican from St. John, said Monday on the Kansas House floor it is becoming apparent to him that he can’t represent his district to the level his ...
WICHTA, Kan. (AP) — A former Newman University volleyball coach has become the fifth ex-employee to sue the Catholic university in recent months.
Destiny Clark filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging that the private school and its athletic director retaliated against her, paid her less ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new $4.4 million facility is being built at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita to treat veterans’ addictions.
Medical center director Rick Ament said at a groundbreaking Friday that the inpatient center is “a badly needed service for veterans between ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita are investigating the shooting of a woman who told officers she was answering a late-night knock at her door before she was shot in the back.
‘Please don’t quit’: Kansas governor tells prison workers
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has three words for workers at the state’s most crowded maximum-security prison: “Please don’t quit.”
The Wichita Eagle reports that Kelly spoke to more than 100 ...
Wichita police say man run over by suspects stealing TV
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man was run over by a car when he tried to stop two suspects who were stealing a television from a neighbor’s porch.
House rejects Gov. Laura Kelly’s pension refinancing plan
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House has rejected a measure that would extend out the time it would take to fully fund the state’s obligations to current and future retirees.
The Wichita Eagle reports that ...
Sedgwick County recovers stolen property worth $170,000
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owners of a huge cache of stolen items.
The sheriff’s office received information Tuesday from the Sumner County Sheriff’s office that stolen property was being kept in a Wichita storage unit.
Kansas man who threatened to ‘blow up’ White House sentenced
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of threatening to “blow up” the White House has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison.
A court filing shows Brandon Koss of Wichita was sentenced Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of willful interference with the protective work of a Secret ...
Kansas library will keep 3 challenged books in kids section
ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas public library has rejected a request to move three children’s books with LGBT characters out of the children’s section.
The Andover Public Library board of directors voted Wednesday to keep children’s books “George,” ″Lily and Dunkin” and “I am Jazz” in the ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A girl who was the first at a Kansas City hospital to walk while on an invasive form of life support has died, less than two weeks after returning to her Wichita home.
The mother of Zei (“Zay”) Uwadia said her daughter died Tuesday after returning home on Jan. 31. She ...
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Former post office contract driver admits stealing from mail
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former contract truck driver for the post office in Rose Hill has admitted to stealing items from the mail
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a news release that 30-year-old Manuel De La Cruz, of Wichita, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of stealing from ...
Potential Senate candidate arrested over suspended license
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas attorney eying a possible run for U.S. Senate has been arrested for driving with a suspended license.
The Wichita Eagle
Man falls from 3-floor window during Wichita hotel fire
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita fire officials say a man suffered serious injuries when he fell from a third-floor hotel window after a fire that appeared to be intentionally set.
Wichita Fire Department Lt. Jose Ocadiz said the man was hanging from the window when firefighters arrived Sunday ...
Plea negotiations stall for Sedgwick County commissioner
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to again delay the trial of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell after plea negotiations broke down.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Monday noted O’Donnell’s trial had already been postponed four times.
The judge chided ...
Kansas woman donates part of farm sale profits back to tribe
NORTH NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman who sold land that’s been farmed by her family for five generations has donated a portion of the profits to help preserve the heritage of the Native American landowners more than a century before her: the Kaw Nation.
Florence Schloneger tells the
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Markis McDuffie had 25 points as Wichita State defeated Tulane 77-62 on Saturday night.
Erik Stevenson had 13 points for Wichita State (12-11, 5-6 American Athletic Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. Samajae Haynes-Jones added 12 points.
Police: Man killed in rollover crash in southwest Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a man has died in a rollover crash in southwestern Wichita.
Television station KSN reports that the crash happened ...
Koch family not pressing charges over gate-crashing
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of conservative billionaire Charles Koch isn’t pushing for property damage charges against a man who’s accused of driving through the private gate of a home last month and ramming an officer’s patrol car.
Aron James White, 40, faces charges that include ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Mallory Cortez understands her dream of becoming an OB-GYN won’t come cheap.
But the 22-year-old Wichita State University freshman wasn’t prepared for all the fees, book charges and other expenses that piled up along the way. Between classes, Cortez works as a pharmacy ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the shooting death of a 22-year-old in northwest Wichita.
Officer Paul Cruz says police were called Wednesday evening to investigate a shooting in the parking lot of a Genesis Health Center.
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Man arrested in attack that killed wife, hurt 84-year-old
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a southeast Kansas man has been arrested in an apparent stabbing attack that killed his wife and injured her 84-year-old grandmother.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the ...
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has admitted that he stabbed his girlfriend to death in June in Wichita.
Sedgwick County authorities say Dylan Barbert pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old MacKenzie Payne, of Emporia.
The Emporia Gazette
DERBY, Kan. (AP) — The family of an 88-year-old woman who died after she was hurt at a nursing home that was taken over by the state has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
The suit alleges that Westview of Derby failed to properly care for Barbara Ann Bennett after she slipped out of her ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Markis McDuffie had 27 points and Wichita State controlled the final 10 minutes as the Shockers defeated Tulsa 79-68 on Saturday.
After trailing 44-40 at halftime, Tulsa built a 60-52 lead with 10:55 remaining in the second half. Wichita State rallied and Tulsa went ...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teen who became the first patient at a Kansas City hospital to walk while on life support has spent more than a year pushing the boundaries of her recovery from unexplained lung failure, and now she’s finally ready to return home.
Zei Uwadia left Children’s Mercy ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. (SPR) on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $177.6 million.
On a per-share basis, the Wichita, Kansas-based company said it had profit of $1.68. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.85 per share.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Curo Group Holdings Corp. (CURO) on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $40 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Wichita, Kansas-based company said it had a loss of 84 cents. Earnings, adjusted for ...
Kansas man sentenced to 71 years in prison for rape
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old Haysville man with a long record of criminal offenses has been sentenced to 71 years in prison for raping a 68-year-old woman.
Garon Spencer was sentenced Wednesday for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated sexual battery.
Prosecutors say ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old Wichita man who was already a registered sex offender has been sentenced to about 51 years in prison for sexually assaulting three children.
Anthony Kramer was sentenced Tuesday for three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and four ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Samajae Haynes-Jones scored 17 points and hit a dramatic layup with a second remaining to lift Wichita State to an 85-83 victory over SMU on Wednesday night.
SMU’s Jimmy Whitt Jr. hit a step-back 10-footer to tie the game at 83 with 19 seconds to go. After a Wichita ...
Kansas man indicted for threatening anti-abortion workers
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have accused a Wichita man of threatening workers of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue.
A four-count indictment on Wednesday charges 22-year-old Christopher M. Thompson with making threats to injure a person.
The indictment alleges ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House will consider a state constitutional amendment that would grant human rights from the moment of fertilization, even as lawmakers await a state Supreme Court ruling on whether the constitution ...
Train, leopard habitat part of Sedgwick County Zoo upgrade
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Zoo is planning a $15 million upgrade that will include a new habitat for a highly endangered Amur leopard and a train to transport guests.
The Wichita Eagle reports ...
Deputy shoots, wounds suspect in Wichita during pursuit
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy has shot and wounded a suspect after the 50-year-old rammed a patrol vehicle in Wichita.
KSNW-TV reports that the shooting happened ...
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by a Kansas sheriff’s deputy had brandished an airsoft gun that resembles an actual firearm but shoots only nonlethal plastic pellets.
Sedgwick County sheriff’s Capt. Greg Pollock says the shooting happened Monday after ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired 53-year-old highway patrol trooper was sentenced to a year of probation for lying to the FBI during an investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita.
Michael Frederiksen, of Derby, was
Sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots suspect in south Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man during a confrontation in Wichita.
KAKE-TV reports Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Myers said a ...
Wichita police getting 539 new, improved body cameras
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are getting upgraded body cameras and new cameras for supervisors.
The department has had some body cameras since 2015. Police officials say the upgrades are similar to upgrading a cell phone.
Officers are training how to use the 479 upgraded ...
Book by daughter of BTK serial killer to hit shelves
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A book by the daughter of the BTK serial killer about finding out that her father had killed 10 people in the Wichita area will be released Tuesday.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Kerri ...
2 new KC-46 air refueling tankers arrive at McConnell
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The first new KC-46 air refueling tankers have arrived at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita.
The Wichita Eagle reports that two of the tankers landed at the base Friday ...
Kansas to hold fall hunting season despite turkey decline
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will still allow hunters to kill turkeys this fall despite a call to suspend the season because the state’s wild turkey populations have been in decline for 15 years.
The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission ignored a suggestion from a team of ...