Wichita metropolitan area

Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
Authorities have identified a 26-year-old man who was killed in a crash Wednesday night near Derby. The Sedgwick County Sherrif's Office says that Joshua Howard was driving on 79th street south near 127th street east, when he crossed the center line and left the road. His vehicle struck a culvert,...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 7:57 pm
A Captain with the Wichita Police Department has been placed on unpaid administrative leave because of an incident last weekend during a youth league sporting event in Augusta that is currently being investigated by Augusta police. A press release issued by Wichita police says according to policy,...
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Dreamstime
Steve McIntosh
January 16, 2018 - 10:39 am
No classes today for Wichita public and Catholic school students. USD 259 spokeswoman Susan Arensman tells KNSS News the bitter cold and dangerous wind chills were the reason to cancel classes. She says the decision was made by a special team Monday afternoon. Arensman tells says standing at a bus...
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Dreamstime
Steve McIntosh
January 11, 2018 - 10:38 am
A blast of nasty winter weather created problems across Kansas this morning ... with traffic accidents, power outages, and school closings ... dozens of school closings. But Wichita, Haysville, Derby, and Mulvane schools stayed open. Wichita school spokeswoman Susan Arensman tells KNSS News things...
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Dreamstime
Steve McIntosh
January 11, 2018 - 8:42 am
A winter storm across Kansas Wednesday night and into this (Thursday) morning ... packing gusty north wind, rain, snow, and sleet. Some power outages reported in the Wichita area ... along with a number of traffic accidents. Schools cancelled classes across the state and in south Kansas. Wichita...
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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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January 02, 2018 - 3:16 pm
Wichita police say an officer is on administrative leave after a 9-year-old girl was injured by fragments from a bullet he shot at a dog. Officer Paul Cruz said in a news release Tuesday that the incident occurred Saturday when officers were responding to a call of a domestic dispute. The officer...
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December 27, 2017 - 10:48 am
A police pursuit with shots fired this morning on Wichita's west side. It started just after 10 a-m at Central and Gilda, near I-235 ... the report of an officer in trouble and shots fired. Police chased a vehicle at speeds reaching 80 miles per hour on west Wichita streets ... deploying stop...
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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...
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Dreamstime
December 05, 2017 - 2:07 am
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office believes it could save taxpayers $2.4 million annually by turning the Wichita Work Release Facility at Harry and McLean into a jail. Undersheriff Brenda Dietzman says that over the past two years, 200 people have to be sent out of the county per day, at the cost...
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