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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 10:37 pm
An internal review by the Topeka police department found two officers who fatally shot a man in September acted in compliance with the department's policy on use of force. Deputy city manager Doug Gerber said Friday the department would not say publicly whether officers Justin Mackey and Michael...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 8:11 pm
A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death that resulted from a prank call to police. Rep. Bill Kidd, (R-Independence), has filed legislation to hold pranksters civilly and criminally liable if they make a call resulting in an emergency response. The push comes amid the rise...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 7:54 pm
Kansas saw its unemployment rate drop slightly in December to 3.4% and reach its lowest point in nearly 18 years. The state Department of Labor reported Friday that last month's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than both the 3.5% reported in November and the 4.3% rate in December...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 7:46 pm
A couple considered persons of interest in the death of a Nebraska woman now face a series of charges in an unrelated case. A grand jury has leveled 14 counts against Aubrey Trail, 51, and Bailey Boswell, 23, for allegedly defrauding two people of more than $400,000 in a gold coin scheme. Trail's...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 7:21 pm
Wichita police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing adult. Blake Payne, 22, was last seen at Town West Square on Thursday, January 18 at 3:45 p.m. Payne has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and is Type 1 diabetic. It is unclear if he left his home with any of his medication...
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Steve Boyer
January 19, 2018 - 2:54 pm
Wichita Police responded to the call af an injury accident Thursday at about 3PM. It happened on West McArthur at I-235. Police spokesman Charlie Davidson said a 37 year old Wichita man was traveling East on McArthur on a Suzuki motorcycle when the driver of a Dodge minivan turned from 235 in front...
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KNSS News
January 19, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Wichita Fire Department Chief Tammy Snow announced today the promotions of both Joe Bickel and Stuart V. Bevis to Deputy Fire Chief. Bickel, who joined the department in 1975, was appointed Deputy Chief of Emergency Operations. He had served as Acting Deputy Fire Chief since July 2017. Bickel has...
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Dreamstime
Steve Boyer
January 19, 2018 - 2:01 pm
City officials in Valley Center have placed the city under a boil water advisory. A large water main broke last night, and crews worked through the night to make repairs. Water has been restored, but the city says residents need to boil drinking or cooking water before using. In addition, don't use...
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Dreamstime
January 19, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Wichita police say a captain with the department is on unpaid administrative leave after a confrontation with a teenage referee during a youth basketball game. The incident happened Saturday in Augusta at a game involving fifth- and sixth-grade students. A video shows the police captain, who was...
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