WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two deaths in the state ...
Wichita woman sought protection weeks before killing
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman fled with her six children and summoned police three weeks before her estranged husband ran her off the road, shot and killed her, according to police and court records.
Kristin Florio-Gile, 33, took at least three steps to protect herself and her ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Faneuil, a Virginia-based company that plans to bring hundreds of jobs to downtown Wichita, is looking to hire 250 workers in the next few weeks.
The company says it will interview customer care representatives on Tuesday for a call center.
Faneuil will train ...
Man accused of robbing Wichita bank he robbed 7 years ago
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected of robbing a Wichita bank earlier this week spent time in federal prison after pleading guilty to robbing the same bank seven years ago.
Federal prosecutors say 50-year-old Brent Allen Drees, of Wichita, is charged with one count of bank robbery. They ...
Longtime Kansas city clerk charged with embezzlement
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired city clerk has been charged with embezzling more than $36,500 from the Kansas town where she worked for nearly 40 years.
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister announced an indictment Thursday that accused 69-year-old Carole Sue Coker of stealing the money from ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school’s officials are raising concerns about trains stalling for long periods of time on nearby tracks, which is leading students to crawl under boxcars and across the couplings to get home.
Hamilton Middle School Principal Justin Kasel told the
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is planning to visit Kansas next week for events to help Republicans Kris Kobach and Steve Watkins in their campaigns for governor and Congress.
Kobach’s campaign says Pence will come Oct. 18 to Wichita for an event to show his support for ...
Kansas rivers and creeks overflow banks after heavy rain
SEDGWICK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a state of disaster declaration because of rains that soaked much Kansas this week.
As of Wednesday, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management says it has not yet received requests for assistance from any counties, but the ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison for stealing guns from an undercover Sedgwick County Sheriff’s vehicle.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 38-year-old Travis Keller pleaded guilty to one count of possessing stolen firearms. ...
Kansas gubernatorial candidates trade barbs in debate
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Laura Kelly accused Republican Kris Kobach of not being truthful when he claimed during a televised debate Tuesday that Kansas can save $377 million a year by cutting off benefits and services to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Kobach, in turn, argued ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The rate of Kansas infants dying from a lack of oxygen more than doubled in just three years, according to data released last month.
The Kansas State Child Death Review Board’s analysis of 2016 child deaths found that 20 children died from unintentional asphyxia, such ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita middle school is asking parents to be sure their children aren’t bringing a candy known a “happy crack” to school.
Truesdell Middle School officials sent an email to families Monday saying the school’s teachers are seeing more students bringing in powder ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Zoo officials are proposing a 25-year master plan for the Sedgwick County Zoo to attract more visitors to Wichita from across the US.
The zoo is Kansas’ top attraction with an estimated $43 million annual impact on the Wichita economy. But 94 percent of the zoo’s ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District exchanged barbs and attacked the character of the other in their first debate of the general election.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a man’s conviction in the drive-by shooting of a woman who had just been married.
The court said Friday that the Shawnee County District Attorney’s office made three errors in the case against 34-year-old Awnterio Dwan Lowery, but ...
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 28-year-old Wichita man has been found guilty of capital murder in the shooting deaths of his twin brother and his sister-in-law.
A Sedgwick County jury on Friday deliberated only about 90 minutes before convicting Luis Alvarado-Meraz in the January 2015 deaths of ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 33-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to 170 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting women who walked alone at night.
Sedgwick County District Attorney announced Tuesday that De’Andrew Dixon, of Augusta, was after being convicted last ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot a Wichita man has been arraigned on a new indictment.
Tyler Barriss, of California, was arraigned Monday on a superseding indictment accusing him of making false/hoax reports to emergency ...
DERBY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a driver smashed through railroad crossing arms and into the path of a train.
The Kansas City Star reports that the crash happened Sunday night just west ...
Wichita considers resolution to protect stray and feral cats
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A proposed ordinance in Wichita would create “cat colonies” for stray and feral cats where they could live after being trapped, sterilized, vaccinated and released.
Wichita’s animal advisory board considered the proposal Wednesday to encourage residents to trap the ...
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Topeka man gets retrial in shooting death of Wichita man
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Shawnee County district judge says a Topeka man convicted of second-degree murder should get a new trial.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 27-year-old ...
Police: Fatal Wichita shooting may have been self-defense
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a man who was fatally shot was demanding money from the shooter after a road rage confrontation.
Lt. Todd Ojile says 23-year-old Jose DeLeon was shot to death Wednesday night after DeLeon and an 18-year-old step-brother pulled in front of a truck. He ...
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Police: Fatal Wichita shooting may have been self-defense
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a man who was fatally shot in northwest Wichita was trying to rob the person who shot him.
The shooting occurred Wednesday night and found a man in his 20s dead in the street.
Sgt. John Bogle said the shooting occurred at the same time as a robbery ...
Ethics officials fine Wagle $100 for Kobach endorsement
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle’s endorsement of Republican Kris Kobach before the August primary election in the governor’s race will cost $100 because one of her employees distributed the endorsement using government equipment.
The state ethics commission on ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A mother has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after one of her 2-month-old twins died after a week of heavy drinking with the babies’ father at a Wichita hotel.
Police say adult, not child shot man while playing with gun
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man who thought he and a child were playing with toy guns accidentally shot another man in a Wichita home.
Wichita police initially said a child had fired the gun. But on Tuesday afternoon officer Charlie Davidson said a 24-year-old man accidentally ...
Couple convicted in torture, killing of Wichita man
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A couple has been convicted of participating in the torture and killing of a Wichita man over $185 in missing drug money.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Jeff and Heidi Hillard were found ...
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Kansas court considers challenge to railroad regulation
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — BNSF Railway is challenging a Kansas law that limits how long trains can block intersections.
The Kansas Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in the case involving a lengthy blockage of two Chase County railroad crossings in December 2016,
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Flags are waving throughout Wichita as thousands remember a sheriff’s deputy who killed his attacker in his final moments in an act his boss said saved lives.
The Wichita Eagle reports that an ...
HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in a mobile home fire near Wichita.
KWCH-TV reports that firefighters responded around 2 a.m. Friday to the ...
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Lawrence 21, Olathe Northwest 6
Wichita man guilty in rape, attempted murder of young girl
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wichita man has been convicted of raping and trying to kill a young girl just six weeks after he was released from prison.
A Sedgwick County jury on Thursday convicted Corbin Breitenbach of attempted capital murder, rape, criminal sodomy and ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita was the only major metropolitan area in Kansas that didn’t experience economic growth last year, according to new federal data.
The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released figures this week showing that the Wichita area’s gross domestic product declined 1.4 ...
Joyland owners put the abandoned amusement park up for sale
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The owners of the abandoned Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita are putting the land up for sale.
Joyland opened in 1949 and was once one of the largest amusement parks in the southwest. Since it closed in 2006, a series of fires and other vandalism has hit some of the ...
Former ICE agent back in jail for alleged parole violation
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who sent a Wichita television news anchor sensitive law enforcement material is back in jail after allegedly violating his parole.
A prosecutor said Wednesday Andrew J. Pleviak is a danger to his former ...
Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby’s death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple had “been drunk for about a week” before one of their 2-month-old twins died in a Wichita motel room where mold and curdled-milk filled bottles were found, authorities allege.
Sedgwick County District Court released an affidavit Tuesday in the case ...
Sheriff: Wounded Kansas deputy saved lives before dying
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A wounded Kansas sheriff’s deputy managed to kill his attacker and likely saved the lives of two witnesses before he collapsed and died from a gunshot wound, according to a Kansas sheriff.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Tuesday he has no doubt that Deputy ...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A driver has been charged with running into a Kansas sheriff’s deputy while intoxicated and breaking the deputy’s leg.
Sedgwick County sheriff’s Lt. Tim Myers said in a release that the driver was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated battery while driving ...
Kansas takes over nursing home that couldn’t pay its bills
DERBY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has taken over a nursing home after an inspector found that it was struggling to pay for food, medicine and utilities.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said the takeover was necessary to ensure the well-being of the 39 residents of Westview ...
Officials: Felon fatally shot Kansas deputy during arrest
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man with a history of drug convictions fatally shot a Kansas sheriff’s deputy as the deputy tried to handcuff the man on suspicion of vehicle theft, the sheriff’s department said Monday.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office identified 29-year-old Robert Greeson as ...
Latest: Sheriff: Felon was suspect in Kansas deputy’s death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deputy (all times local):
A man with a history of drug convictions has been identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kansas sheriff’s deputy.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday ...
Kansas deputy shot and killed during suspicious person call
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed while responding to a call about a suspicious person.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said ...
Police: Man fatally stabbed early Saturday in Wellington
WELLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas man has died after being stabbed in the chest, and another person has been arrested.
Officials say the stabbing happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday in Wellington.
Police say officers who arrived on the scene found a 26-year-old man with ...
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas writer who grew up in poverty is releasing a memoir she hopes will shine a light on an often-ignored part of the American landscape.
Sarah Smarsh’s book “Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth” is scheduled for ...