Safety

Dreamstime
March 31, 2018 - 3:13 am
They did their homework, passed their classes, graduated, and they got their shiny, new trooper cars this week. Now the newest members of the Kansas Highway Patrol are on the streets. In all, there are 38 new troopers patrolling areas across the state. The Highway Patrol was able to add the new...
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March 29, 2018 - 5:35 am
A Kansas agency plans to conduct a full audit of a water park's inspection records before it reopens this spring, a state official said Wednesday, after criminal charges were filed over the decapitation of a 10-year-old boy on the world's tallest waterslide there in 2016. The state Department of...
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Dreamstime
March 13, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Wichita is preparing to host NCAA tournament games this week, and police are taking steps to ensure that the thousands of visitors flocking to the city are safe. The police department is working with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Wichita Fire Department, the U.S. Department of Justice and...
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Dreamstime
March 05, 2018 - 3:53 pm
This year Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas is March 4 through 10. The statewide tornado drill is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Sedgwick County Emergency Management will not test sirens at noon today rather they will be tested at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, weather permitting. To help the...
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Dreamstime
February 17, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Certain situations in the past few months have local citizens questioning the procedures and policies of the Wichita police department. In December, Andrew Finch was shot and killed by police while standing on his front porch. In January, a Wichita police officer was charged with battery and...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 3:34 pm
The Wichita Police Department say they are investigating two threats made today on social media at local high schools and in one case a 17-year-old has been arrested. A Bishop Carroll official notified police of a social media post involving a student threatening physical violence at a school. The...
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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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