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Wichita group home put foster kids at risk of ongoing harm, suspension order says | The Wichita Eagle

The state suspended a Wichita group boarding home's license after a federal agency said it suspected the foster care children living there had been sexually and physically abused. Failures at Carla's Youth Residential Center, 1065 N. Topeka, created a situation that put children "at risk of on-going

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-17 01:27:00

Stunning loss for Virginia means free pizza for Wichita

Because "CRAZY HAPPENED," Little Caesars is giving away free pizza to everyone in America on Monday. The pizza restaurant tweeted they would offer the deal if a number 16 seed beat a number 1 seed. And then the University of Maryland, Baltimore County made it happen. Shortly after their win over V

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-17 17:35:00

Man critically hurt in officer-involved crash

WICHITA, Kan. A crash involving a Wichita police officer in downtown Wichita critically injures one person. Wichita police say around 10:45 p.m. Friday night, an officer was driving south on Broadway to respond to a burglary call at a business near Central and Washington. Crash records from the Kans

KWCH.COM - 2018-03-17 17:39:00

Woman Arrested for Assault in Laundry Room

Wichita - A 54-year-old woman is behind bars after another woman said the 54-year-old attacked her in a north Wichita apartment complex laundry room, near 17th and Hillside. The 18-year-old female victim told police the suspect hit her, used racial slurs and tried to steal her laundry basket when sh

KFDI.COM - 2018-03-17 22:39:32

Woman accused of assaulting, making racial slurs toward 18-year-old, police say

A 54-year-old woman was jailed Friday night after Wichita police say she assaulted a teenager and made racial slurs toward her. The 18-year-old called 911 at around 10:40 p.m. from an apartment complex in the 1700 block of North Gentry. She told officers she was in the laundry room when a woman she

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-17 15:29:00

Man critically injured after collision with WPD officer, report says

A 71-year-old man was critically injured in crash after colliding with a Wichita police officer Friday night. The wreck happened at around 10:45 p.m. The officer was responding to a burglary in progress at a business near Central and Washington, police said. He was driving southbound on Broadway a

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-17 15:39:00

A Chance for Rain and Severe Weather on Sunday

Wichita, KS - There's a chance for showers and thunderstorms, Sunday afternoon, but the weather could turn severe Sunday Night. KWCH Meteorologist, Sarah Fletcher says we could see quarter-inch sized hail and winds up to 60 miles per hour between 8 PM and Midnight, Sunday Night. The severe weather w

KFDI.COM - 2018-03-18 03:01:14

Wichita 5-year-old missing for a month

Lucas Hernandez WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The case of a 5-year-old boy missing from Wichita for a month continues to haunt the city. Lucas Hernandez was reported missing on Feb. 17 by his stepmother. Despite extensive searches by law enforcement officers and Wichita citizens, no sign of the boy has be

KSN.COM - 2018-03-17 17:02:18

Hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to FBI, hacked Microsoft, dies in Wichita

Authorities in Kansas have confirmed the death of the computer hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning to law enforcement for giving thousands of documents to WikiLeaks. Adrian Lamo, 37, was found dead in an apartment on Wednesday, Wichita police officer Charley Davidson said. "There's nothing suspic

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-17 00:54:00

Four billboards in Wichita, Kansas. They want justice for Andrew Finch.

Four billboards in Wichita, Kansas. "Andy Finch is dead. If you believe in justice, it's time to file charges." The billboards refer to the fatal shooting of Finch, 28, who was killed by a Wichita police officer on Dec. 28 after being victim to a "swatting" call, allegedly placed by a man in Los An

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-16 16:45:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


14-year-old girl arrested after Twitter threat to Wichita school

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A 14-year-old girl was arrested after Wichita police investigated a threat against Wichita Northwest High School. Police say 911 dispatchers received multiple calls on Wednesday night about a post on Twitter. Officers were also notified through social media. 13 NEWS sister-sta


Dog reunited with owner in Wichita after accidental flight to Japan

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - "It feels actually amazing to finally have him back," said Wichita resident Kara Swindle, of her dog Irgo. There was a mistake no one could have seen coming. Ten-year-old German Shepherd Irgo took an unintended voyage to Japan after a mix-up. "Never ever would I ever imagine

KSNT - 2018-03-16 13:25:59

Kansas judge rebukes DCF head's adoption decision reversal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge in south-central Kansas says the state's newly confirmed secretary for children and families has improperly reversed an adoption decision for three children in foster care. The Wichita Eagle reports that DCF Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel recently said the children should g

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-16 16:29:27

NCAA Day 2: Wichita State takes on Marshall, K-State meets up with Creighton

The first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament continues today with 16 games. Wichita State is set to battle it out against Marshall in San Diego. Fans gathered at the host hotel Friday morning to wish the Shockers well as they head to Viejas Arena. The Shockers tip off against the "Thunde

KWCH.COM - 2018-03-16 18:05:00

Veteran Wichita chef prepares insane amount of food for NCAA visitors, athletes

When Ben George finally went to bed on Tuesday night, he couldn't sleep. He had visions of 40,000 burger patties, 16,500 chicken fingers, 5,000 pretzels, 550 hungry journalists and dozens of college athletes in want of chicken breasts and grilled veggies dancing in his head. He'd finally drift off

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-03-16 22:43:00

QuikTrip took its time but finally has what all the other guys do

At long last, QuikTrip finally has chip readers installed on all of its credit card machines in the greater Wichita area. It seems like a long time since most other retailers changed to them. "Obviously, we took our time," says Mike Thornbrugh, spokesman for the Tulsa company. "We wanted to make sur


WPD: Several in custody after 3 separate police chases

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Several are in custody after leading Wichita police on three separate high-speed pursuits. Police say the first chase happened Tuesday 12:40 p.m. when officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle in the 3500 block of east Munger. When police attempted to stop the black Dodge


They were moving from Oregon to Wichita, but an airline mix-up sent their dog to Japan | The Wichita Eagle

In the midst of moving from Oregon to Wichita, Kara Swindle says her family pet was mistakenly flown to Japan due to a United Airlines mix-up. Swindle, along with her two children and grandmother, booked a United Airlines flight from Portland to Kansas City that landed on Tuesday. Her family's Ger


Missing Wichita child's stepmom will remain in jail

WICHITA - The stepmother of a missing 5-year-old Wichita boy will not have her bond reduced so she can be released from jail. Emily Glass, stepmother of Lucas Hernandez, has been jailed since Feb. 21 on a misdemeanor child endangerment charge involving her 1-year-old daughter. Glass reported Lucas m