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Hutchinson man pretends to be blind to qualify for federal benefits

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Addison Lewis, 39, a U.S. Army veteran, and Brandi Lewis, 25, are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the government and two counts of theft of government funds.


O’Donnell loses first bid to get wire fraud and money laundering charges dismissed

Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell lost his first bid to have federal wire fraud and money laundering charges against him dismissed on Friday.U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren said the O’Donnell defense team had not provided any reasons he could dismiss the charges under federal procedure

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-08-17 16:45:00

ICU unveiling set for Thursday

The new Intensive Care Unit at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center will be unveiled at an open house event scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16.

HUTCHINSON NEWS - 2018-08-16 13:30:00

Police captain convicted of disorderly conduct and battery no longer with WPD

Wichita police captain found guilty of battery and disorderly conductWichita police captain charged with shoving youth refereeWICHITA, Kan. (KNSW) - A Wichita police captain who was found guilty of battery and disorderly conduct in July is no longer working with the Wichita Police Department.Kevin M

KSN.COM - 2018-08-17 23:40:41

There’s a ‘gang feud’ in Wichita. Two young children have been shot this week, police say

There’s a “gang feud” between two street gangs in Wichita, and two drive-by shootings this week have left harmed young children, police say.Tuesday afternoon, a 7-month-old baby was hit by shrapnel from a drive by in the 2300 block of north Chautauqua, near 21st and Hillside.The next evening, a 2-ye

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-08-17 10:37:00

Judge denies Sedgwick Co. Commissioner's request to dismiss federal charges

O'Donnell's attorney argued Friday afternoon that the case is better suited for local and state officials, not the federal government, but the judge denied his request to dismiss the charges.

KWCH.COM - 2018-08-17 18:24:00

McConnell Air Force Base previews air show

The air force will host an air show , Frontiers in Flight, next month for the first time in six years.

KWCH.COM - 2018-08-17 07:10:00

Wichita police arrest man on suspicion of shooting 2-year-old

Wichita police arrested a man on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated battery following a drive-by shooting that injured a 2-year-old girl. Police say the shooting was connected to an "ongoing gang feud" between Wichita street gangs.

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Woman convicted of Wichita high school student’s killing gets prison

A woman convicted of a Wichita high school student’s 2016 killing has been ordered to serve 71 months in prison for voluntary manslaughter and criminal discharge of a firearm, according to Sedgwick County District Court records.Terasha Diane Presley-Dupree, 20, pleaded guilty in July in the death of

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-08-16 11:55:00

Wanted: Chase Brayden Lekan

To see more felons, or submit an anonymous tip, visit theCrime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County website

KSN.COM - 2018-08-17 09:01:14

Longtime Wichita restaurant, home of the cheap steak dinner, is closed for ‘regrouping’

It’s been in business since at least the early 1990s, and it’s known as the home of the super-inexpensive steak dinner.But now, fans ofWalt’s All American Bar & Grillat 5534 W. Central are worried that their favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurant is gone. It’s been closed since July 30, and a sign pos


Gang violence a blow to morale for community and police

Wichita Police believe that two shootings in Wichita this week that injured two children are connected and gang related. The most recent shooting occurred in the Planeview neighborhood.

FOXKANSAS.COM - 2018-08-17 08:39:35

Second arrest made in Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. - A second person has been arrested for a fatal shooting from August 13.A 26-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon and booked on one count of felony murder.A 25-year-old man was arrested late Monday morning, and booked for felony murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.24

KFDI.COM - 2018-08-16 18:33:05

Robin Jennison hired as new manager of Kansas State Fair

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -Robin Jennison, the head of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, will be the new general manager for the Kansas State Fair.


Caught on Camera: Wichita man confronts shoplifters at Greenwich & Kellogg Walmart

He tried to stop them. When they kept going, he said, that's when he pulled out his cell phone.


Army veteran told the VA he was blind, but the Kansas man kept driving, prosecutors say

A U.S. Army veteran who pretended to be blind, even as he kept driving, has been charged with theft of government funds, officials said.Addison Lewis, 39, of Hutchinson, was charged with conspiracy to defraud the government and two counts of theft of government funds, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAlliste


Child injured in south Wichita drive-by

One of the kids was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, report our news partners at KWCH. That child has since been released, but police did not say how the child was hurt.

KFDI.COM - 2018-08-16 12:16:25

Wanted: Laurette Joanna Sophia Patterson

To see more felons, or submit an anonymous tip, visit theCrime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County website

KSN.COM - 2018-08-16 09:01:13

Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell indicted on new federal charges

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH)Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell faces new charges according to a federal indictment filed on Tuesday.The U.S. Attorney's Office says the superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury and now includes a total of 26 counts.The indictment alleges O'Donne


7-month-old baby, older man injured in NE Wichita shooting

Wichita police say a residence on Lorraine Street, which is one block to the east, was also hit.