Wichita metropolitan area

March 27, 2018 - 10:17 am
You may have already noticed some changes in the downtown area near Intrust Bank Arena. The new LED streetlights were installed ahead of the NCAA tournament. Westar Energy is replacing street lights throughout the Wichita metro area. Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell said the city is thrilled to support...
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City of Wichita
March 22, 2018 - 9:09 am
The latest design of Naftzger Park was unveiled on Wednesday during a public information meeting at Downtown Wichita, 505 E. Douglas. Wednesday marked the third public input meeting on the future of the park since July. Public feedback and best practices for park operations were incorporated into...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2018 - 10:51 pm
A family staying at the Ronald McDonald house in Wichita for a boy's cancer treatments has had their SUV stolen right out of the parking lot. The theft of the 2012 Chevy Traverse is causing more headaches for a family already dealing with a lot. Layd'n Hinderliter was diagosed with stage 4 cancer,...
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Dreamstime
March 18, 2018 - 7:54 pm
The state has suspended a Wichita group boarding home’s license after a federal agency said it suspected the foster care children living there were being sexually and pjhysically abused. The Kansas Department for Children and Families licensing division began investigating the home on November 17...
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Kelly Ross - USA Today sports
March 18, 2018 - 6:46 pm
Many of the people who came to downtown Wichita for this year's NCAA tournament said that they'd never had a reason to visit the Midwest. Now that they've been here, however, they found they had a lot of fun. One couple from San Diego exclaimed that while they were here to support their hometown...
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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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Steve McIntosh
March 12, 2018 - 9:44 am
The Kansas Department of Labor reports the state seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for January was 3.5 percent ... unchanged from December ... and down from 3.9 one year ago. The state added 200 jobs over the month. The Wichita M-S-A jobless rate was 3.8 percent in January ... up from 3.5...
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Dreamstime
February 22, 2018 - 3:05 pm
A judge has ruled that a 35-year-old woman is competent to stand trial in the death of a Wichita woman and the kidnapping of the woman's newborn child. A judge on Thursday ordered that 35-year-old Yesenia Sesmas stand trial March 26 on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping, aggravated...
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Steve McIntosh
February 20, 2018 - 5:57 am
A sheet of ice this morning on many roadways around south central Kansas. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon. The Emergency Accident Reporting Plan is in effect for the city of Wichita. We've counted numerous accidents, injury and non-injury, since midnight. Elevated bridges and...
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Dreamstime
February 17, 2018 - 12:37 am
A Bishop Carroll High School student was arrested on Friday following a threat he made on social media. On Friday morning, a school official at Bishop Carroll notified Wichita police about a social media post a student had made, that threatened physical violence at a school. The police didn't say...
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