Disaster

Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 10:15 am
City of Wichita crews mobilized at 10 p.m. Monday, in advance of today's winter precipitation. Crews have been applying a salt-sand mix to emergency routes. The salt-sand mix melts accumulating precipitation and provides traction on driving surfaces. Crews treat more than 1,500 lane miles of...
Read More
KNSS News
January 25, 2018 - 2:44 pm
Authorities say four children have died in a house fire in Pratt. Pratt police Detective Jeff Ward said four children died and a fifth person was hospitalized from the fire Thursday morning. The Pratt Daily Tribune reports the children, ranging in age from 4 years to 4 months, were trapped in the...
Read More
KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
January 18, 2018 - 5:41 am
A gas leak and residents evacuated near 17th and Chambers in northwest Wichita. Around 4:30 this morning, 911 dispatch sent first-responders to the report of a building collapse in the 11,000 block of west 17th ... a residential area. Sedgwick County Clerk Kelly Arnold tells KNSS News a car ran...
Read More
Dreamstime
January 03, 2018 - 2:27 pm
Topeka police say the death of a Lawrence man whose body was found inside a burning vehicle is being investigated as a homicide. Police said in a statement Wednesday that the body of 30-year-old Arnulfo Garcia was found inside the vehicle Saturday morning after firefighters responded to a call of a...
Read More
Dreamstime
December 22, 2017 - 8:46 pm
Arkansas City officials have identified the employee who died in a workplace accident Thursday afternoon. 53-year old Marc A. Tapia sustained critical injuries on Thursday afternoon at the Public Works central shop. He died later that evening at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. Tapia had been...
Read More
Dreamstime
December 22, 2017 - 6:37 pm
Authorities have identified the man who was killed on Wednesday when tons of dirt fell on him in a trench in Bel Aire. A spokesperson for Sedgwick County said Jesse Foster died in the accident Wednesday morning at 53rd Street North and Industry Drive. Police Chief Darrell Atteberry said he was at...
Read More
Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
December 20, 2017 - 2:29 pm
At about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a 10'-by-4' construction trench collapsed on to a worker; it happened in Bel Aire east of Webb Road & 53rd Street North, at Industry Road. The victim is a man in his late 20s who works for Wilks Underground Utilities. Emergency crews from the Wichita Fire...
Read More
Dreamstime
December 18, 2017 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A fire that roared through a Brooklyn home on the sixth night of Hanukkah, killing a mother and her three young children, was touched off by the family's menorah, fire officials said. The fire department late Monday released a statement saying fire marshals determined the blaze to...
Read More
Dreamstime
October 31, 2017 - 9:22 am
Raw video: House ripped to shreds as it crashes into bridge after heaving storm. Watch the latest video at
Read More
Dreamstime
September 11, 2017 - 4:51 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - September is National Preparedness Month. The Internal Revenue Service's Michael Devine is reminding people to take the time to make a copy of information you think you might need in a disaster. "Whether its a storm, a fire, a flood, and earthquake... it really doesn't matter...
Read More

Pages