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KNSS News
January 14, 2018 - 5:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - An investigation into illegal gambling in Wichita results in two men pleading guilty to federal gambling and income tax charges. On Friday, 46-year-old Daven Flax pled guilty to two counts of operating an illegal gambling business and one count of making a false statement on...
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Dreamstime
January 14, 2018 - 11:54 am
The Sunset Zoo in Manhattan is working on its first master plan in 29 years. A consultant hired to help the city plan for future exhibits, staffing and revenue potential updated the Manhattan City Commission on the plan last week. The master plan is expected to be final this spring. The Manhattan...
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Dreamstime
January 14, 2018 - 10:27 am
In the 9 o-clock hour Sunday, a fire was reported in the basement of an apartment duplex in the 4800 block of E. Gilbert Street, in southeast Wichita. When fire crews arrived, they reported heavy fire in the basement. Additional units responded to the scene and by 9:40 a.m., the fire was brought...
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Dreamstime
January 14, 2018 - 2:55 am
The attorney representing the family of Andy Finch says the family blames the Wichita police officer who shot him, not the prank caller, for his death. Civil Rights Attorney Andrew M. Stroth, who is representing the Finch family, said that "The Wichita Police Department bears responsibility for the...
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Dreamstime
January 14, 2018 - 12:44 am
A video circulating online shows a member of The Wichita Police Department at a local basketball game shoving a student referee who was working the game The incident happened at a league game between Andover and Augusta on Saturday. The video shows a man rushing the court after a player was hurt...
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Dreamstime
January 13, 2018 - 4:30 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eisenhower Nation Airport will have to renumber its runways due to the slow but constant shift in the Earth's magnetic poles that's altered pilots' compass headings. Airport officials told members of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board this week that the compass headings of the...
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Dreamstime
January 13, 2018 - 3:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police have made an arrest in a shooting at a Topeka hotel that left a 31-year-old man dead. Police say 18-year-old Logan Lee Able Bartley, of Topeka, was booked Saturday on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. Officers were called to the Best Western motel in...
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Dreamstime
January 13, 2018 - 9:17 am
A Holton, Kansas man has been sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for killing his wife. Jackson County authorities say 67-year-old George Fleshman Jr. was sentenced Friday to 9 years and 9 months for second-degree murder. He was found guilty last month of killing his wife of 25 years, Elizabeth...
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Dreamstime
January 13, 2018 - 5:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback has named an insurance executive to be acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The administration announced Friday that Jeff Andersen will oversee environmental management and the state's Medicaid program. The Kansas Senate must...
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Dreamstime
January 12, 2018 - 10:29 pm
A Delta airplane was diverted to Eisenhower National Airport after a crew member suffered an unknown medical issue. It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Friday. KSN News reports that Delta flight 2924 traveling from Salt Lake City to Nashville had to make an unexpected landing. The aircraft was...
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