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April 10, 2018 - 10:47 am
The Wichita City Council has approved phase 1 of a $1.5 million project for the redevelopment of Naftzger Park in Old Town. The design of the project was presented to the public in March and was approved by the Historic Preservation Board, Design Council and Park Board. Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell...
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Dreamstime
April 10, 2018 - 10:19 am
The Boeing Company on Tuesday announced deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2018. Major program deliveries during the first quarter totalled 184 commercial airplanes, including 132 737s, and 34 of the 787 Dreamliners. Several components of the 787 are...
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April 09, 2018 - 10:18 pm
A man robbed the First Bank of Newton. It happened around 5:45 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of S. Kansas Ave. Photo: Newton Police Dept. Police said that the Newton Medical Center, near the robbery location, along with several other business were placed on lockdown while police searched the area...
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April 09, 2018 - 9:25 pm
Just twelve days before Lucas Hernandez, 5, was reported missing, the father of Emily Glass' two sons, told police he was concerned about their safety. The Wichita Eagle reports the boys' father filed a police report in early February saying one of the boys had red marks on his chest after he...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:57 pm
Authorities say a Coffeyville firefighter and another man died when two pickup trucks collided. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash occurred Sunday afternoon on Route 166 west of Coffeyville. The patrol says a pickup heading east went left of center and hit and oncoming truck. Both drivers,...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:47 pm
A retired Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent says he believes a teenager who disappeared nearly 30 years ago died after driving into a creek. Timothy Dennis spent more than a decade investigating the disappearance of Randy Leach, 17, who went missing in April 1988 after borrowing his...
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TNS
April 09, 2018 - 3:46 pm
The designer of a waterslide where a 10-year-old Kansas boy was decapitated has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the boy's death. John Schooley, who designed the Verruckt slide for the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, made his first court appearance Friday in the 2016...
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April 09, 2018 - 3:41 pm
Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a dumpster outside a Wichita liquor store. Officer Charley Davidson says a customer found the woman's body Sunday evening near The Cave liquor store. The death is being investigated as a homicide. Davidson says the woman, who has...
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April 09, 2018 - 3:37 pm
A new report shows the condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop is declining. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 44 percent of the state's wheat is in poor or very poor shape. Another 43 percent rated as fair. Just 12 percent of the crop is considered in good...
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Steve Boyer
April 09, 2018 - 1:55 pm
It was a busy weekend for Wichita firefighters. Friday evening after 10 PM a home in the 2400 block of West 3rd suffered 50-thousand dollars in damage. Four adults and one child escaped injury. Investigators say there were no working smoke alarms. The cause is under investigation. Saturday morning...
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