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Fun abounds at Bugs Bunny Club
The Bugs Bunny Club continues to provide fun, entertainment and safety lessons for area kids each Saturday morning in March at the Augusta Historic Theatre. This Saturday, March 23, will be the last session for this year and kids won't want to miss that special drawing!
Kansas man dies in motorcycle crash
SUBLETTE, Kan. (KAKE) - A 71-year-old man has died after his motorcycle crashed into a truck's trailer in southwest Kansas. The accident happened just after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Route 56 near Sublette. The Kansas Highway Patrol said a Chevy Silverado pulling a trailer was turning left onto a count
Augusta man killed in Valley Center accident
Steve Gray, 62, of Augusta, was identified on Friday as the man killed in an industrial accident in Valley Center. Gray was at Conner Industries, 202 S. Cedar Ave. in Valley Center, to purchase sawdust for his horses, when he became trapped after trying to remove sawdust that was stuck in the hopper
Woman arrested for alleged arson fire at Kansas tattoo parlor
SEDGWICK COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect in connection with a Thursday morning business fire. Just before 4a.m., fire crews were dispatched to the fire at the Idle Hand Tattoo Parlor in the 900 Block of West Douglas, according to Jose Ocadiz.
Family of slain Kansas deputy to receive $300K in settlement
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county commission honored a sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last year as a hero and announced his family will receive $300,000 in a worker's compensation settlement.
No bond reduction for grandmother accused of leaving autistic teen at Kansas rest stop
EUREKA, Kan. (KAKE) - A judge has denied a request to lower the bond for an Oklahoma woman accused ofleaving her autistic grandson and a Kansas rest stop. Janie Gill on Thursday appeared in court in Greenwood County, where she is charged with child endangerment and interference with law enforcement.
Black man handcuffed while moving into his Kansas home, ACLU requests investigation
Several months after a black man was handcuffed by police while moving into his own home, the American Civil Liberties of Kansas asked the state attorney general to investigate the situation. The ACLU says they are calling attention to a racial bias culture in the department.
'I'm still trying to wake up from a bad dream.': Delano Tattoo parlor owner devastated after fire
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Delano tattoo parlor is in ruins after an overnight fire. It happened at the Idle Hands Tattoo and Piercing Parlor near Douglas and Walnut. Police have arrested 36-year-old Cassie Grover of Wichita on suspicion of aggravated arson, this, as the owner Dan Pillow is left to pi
Inmate cell block "swap" at El Dorado correctional
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) - Kansas Secretary of Corrections, Roger Werholtz, confirms to KSN prisoners have been moved within El Dorado Correctional facility. Cell block "D" inmates have been moved to cell block A.
Woman killed in east Wichita crash involving a suspected drunk driver
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Wichita police said a 57-year-old woman died in a crash last night at Kellogg and Webb Road. It happened around 10:50. Police said a Yukon, with two men inside, was driving south on Webb and crashed into a Honda CRV heading east on Kellogg.
Merril Teller retiring in July
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) During Thursday’s special edition of KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, Meteorologist Merril Teller announced he will be retiring in July. “For 38 years Merril has been there for Kansans,” KWCH 12 News Director Kim Wilhelm said. “Offering accurate, and at times, lifesaving weather informa
Suspect in custody after building fire in Delano District
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita police took a suspect into custody after an early morning fire at a tattoo parlor in the Delano District. Firefighters were called around 3:30 a.m. Thursday to the Idle Hands Tattoo and Piercing near Douglas and Handley for a report of a building fire.
Vacant 'Gander Mountain' building could soon be home to 700 new jobs
WICHITA, Kan. A building that's set empty in downtown Wichita for more than a year could soon be filled with 700 new jobs. Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell says these jobs could be moving into the old Gander Mountain building at the city's WaterWalk.
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office hosting detention career fair
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Detention Career Fair on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The event will be held at the Wichita/Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Training Center, located at 4310 19th Street on the Wichita State University campus.
County approves settlement for sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - It has been six months since a Sedgwick County Sheriff deputy died in the line of duty. Deputy Robert Kunze was shot to death in September. The Sedgwick County Commission approved a settlement for Kunze's widow and their child.
Derby man arrested as suspect in officer-involved shooting
The suspect in an officer-involved shooting that occurred last month in Saline County has been arrested. Colt F. Wright, 25, of Derby, was released Tuesday, March 19 from Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita, where he received medical treatment from injuries sustained in a shooting with Sali
Police: Alcohol believed to be factor in deadly SE Wichita crash
Police say they believe alcohol played in a role in a deadly crash that happened in southeast Wichita Tuesday night. The crash occurred at 10:50 p.m. in the intersection of Kellogg and Webb.
Mayor hints more jobs coming to Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell hinting of hundreds of jobs coming to downtown Wichita. "That would be a big boost to the core area; 700 jobs in the Gander Mountain building. So, it will take tremendous renovations to do that," said Longwell, during Tuesday night's city council me
City Moves Forward With Private Development Deal Near Baseball Stadium
Two hours of public comment didn’t change the outcome of the Wichita City Council’s vote on a deal to sell land around the new baseball stadium for private development. Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve an agreement with Wichita Riverfront LP, a group that includes owners of
Riverside residents deliver petition opposing cell tower
WICHITA, Kan. Wichita's Riverside neighborhood could soon have a new addition, one that is not popular for some area residents now taking action ti keep it from happening. The proposed new addition facing push back is construction of a structure called a capacity tower at 18th and Woodland. Neighbor