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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 8:58 pm
The family of the victim of a deadly hit-and-run wants to know why the driver responsible will not be serving any time behind bars. 51-year old Belinda Taylor drove a car that struck and killed 20-year old La'Virgil Jones Jr. on December 11th, 2016. She pleaded guilty to a single charge of leaving...
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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
January 18, 2018 - 3:51 pm
The Kansas Corporation Commission is studying how recently enacted federal tax cuts could affect public utilities. The KCC on Thursday announced the general investigation and ordered utilities to track all savings from the tax cuts and to keep those funds in a separate interest-bearing account. The...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 3:47 pm
Kansas' plan to have the nation's largest private-prison operator build a new state prison is in limbo after several top Republican lawmakers backed away from supporting the project. GOP Gov. Sam Brownback cancelled a Thursday morning meeting on the project with the Legislature's top eight leaders...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 3:43 pm
Federal prosecutors are accusing three former Wichita police officers of obstruction of justice for their roles in identifying a suspected undercover officer who was investigating illegal gambling. An indictment unsealed Thursday charges Brock Wedman, Michael Zajkowski and Bruce Mackey with...
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KNSS News
Ted Woodward
January 18, 2018 - 2:15 pm
Wichita has unveiled street-sweepers with a new eye-popping design; Mayor Jeff Longwell they will now be known as the "Sweepers of the Plains." The new sweepers are decorated with the distinct red, white and blue emblem of the City of Wichita flag. The new sweepers are on the streets five days a...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
January 18, 2018 - 1:34 pm
A neighborhood had to be evacuated in the middle of the night, after a van rammed into an unoccupied house in the northwest part of Wichita. It happened at 2:30 a.m. Thursday on 17th Street North near 119th Street West; emergency crews responded to the report of a building collapse at a residence...
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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...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 5:02 am
Authorities arrested seven people, including five minors, as part of an investigation into drug activity at Newton High School. The arrests Wednesday morning were the result of a two-month investigation by a Harvey County Drug Task Force. During the investigation, police seized 74.5 grams of...
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Dreamstime
January 18, 2018 - 4:11 am
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss has told legislators that judicial branch employees are so underpaid that the problem threatens the state's ability to provide justice. Nuss made an aggressive pitch for greater funding for the court system during his annual State of the Judiciary...
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