Safety

Glendale Police
January 03, 2018 - 1:05 pm
A 25-year-old Los Angeles man suspected of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man faces a charge of making a false alarm, according to a warrant filed Wednesday in California. The Los Angeles County district attorney filed the fugitive-from-justice...
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Dreamstime
January 01, 2018 - 4:41 am
Tyler Barriss — the man accused of making a swatting call in Wichita that left a 28-year-old man dead by police gunfire — is expected to appear in a California courtroom sometime this week in connection with the case. The court appearance would be the first step in bringing Barriss to Kansas to...
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Dreamstime
December 09, 2017 - 1:36 am
The Wichita Police Department has been struggling for years to keep a full force, but now, the problem might be worse than many thought. Last week, KAKE News obtained an email written by Patrol East Captain Kevin Mears, who said that his substation alone was down 28 officers. He says the shortage...
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Dreamstime
December 02, 2017 - 11:20 pm
The weekend after Thanksgiving Bretz & Young Injury Law started offering an on-call service to provide free rides to those who may have had too much to drink. Bretz and Young have been working injury cases in Hutchinson for 20 years and the attorneys said they've seen far too many cases...
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Dreamstime
December 02, 2017 - 8:27 pm
Wichita Police say a shortage of officers isn't as bad as one of its captains claims. In an email, Patrol East Captain Kevin Mears stated his bureau is so short staffed that people are waiting up to two hours for an officer to show up to a call and some cops are pulling double duty. Wichita Deputy...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 3:26 am
The use of body cameras by police has become more widespread, but there remain inconsistencies in how law enforcement agencies around the country deal with the footage. That's raising concerns among community activists who look to the videos to bring greater transparency to how police interact with...
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Dreamstime
July 02, 2017 - 1:06 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Drivers in Kansas now have more reasons to buckle up. Starting Saturday, the fine for driving without a seatbelt increased to $30 from $10. State lawmakers approved legislation in May to increase the fines for anyone 18 and older. The extra $20 will go to a fund for the Seat...
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Dreamstime
Steve McIntosh
June 07, 2017 - 10:29 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - AAA/Kansas calls it the "100 Deadliest Days" for new drivers ... ages 16 and 17 ... from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Shawn Steward of Triple-A/Kansas tells KNSS News the summer months mean younger drivers are out of school and behind the wheel more. He says research indicates...
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Dreamstime
May 06, 2017 - 1:36 am
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KNSS) – Garden City police are investigating alleged threats against Garden City High School. Officials told KSN they were contacted late Thursday about a threat made through social media against the school. According to police a 16-year-old male has been taken into protective...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
April 27, 2017 - 2:04 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Police Chief Gordon Ramsay is concerned about a growing crime trend in the city during recent months: guns being stolen out of vehicles. In 2016, there were 193 cases of guns stolen from vehicles, up nearly 28% from the year before. The upward trend continues -- there have...
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