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Community celebrates life of Kelsey Hanna
Mark Hanna returned to his Newton home this weekend to find five white roses and a candle burning on his porch. Someone left it in memory of his daughter, Kelsey Hanna. Kelsey was killed in a car accident early Saturday morning. She was 24 years old.
Ember Hope equips children with skills, opportunities for next step in system
NEWTON, Kan. (KSNW) - Ember Hope began in 1927 as an orphanage, getting children off the 'orphan train' and into their campus in Newton. Now 90 years later, their services have evolved to not only provide residential services to the 40 teenage girls on campus, but also to children in the foster care
Wichita man sentenced on drug charges after large seizure of meth
A Wichita man was sentenced on Monday to three years in federal prison for driving more than five pounds of methamphetamine to Kansas. 24-year-old Titus Gwess of Wichita pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Wichita police seek help to locate missing 11-year-old boy
The Wichita Police Department is requesting the public’s help to locate 11-year-old Joan Ibarra. They say walked away from Hamilton Middle School at 1407 S. Broadway and was last seen in the area of Harry and Broadway at 10:15 a.m.
Special delivery, with love, from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Around a hundred first responders from two different counties gathered in the Dillon's warehouse west of Goddard Wednesday morning to pack up boxes of food for 500 families in Sedgwick County and 275 families in Harvey County. For many this is an annual tradition.
Newton woman dies after Saturday morning crash at I-235 and Central
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Newton woman has died following an early-morning crash in Wichita Saturday. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the crash happened on the northbound exit ramp of I-235 to Central around 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
Message 'threatening violence' found at Newton High School
NEWTON, Kan. (KWCH) A message threatening violence was found at Newton High School on Thursday. A spokesperson for Newton Public Schools said the message was found on school grounds. It threatened violence on Dec. 10.
Bomb threat hoax extends across Kansas
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) - WIchita Police say even though they got multiple calls about bomb threats across Wichita on Wednesday, the threats do not appear to be serious. "All I can tell you is that we've received phone calls to 911 to reference threats that were made. Bomb threats that were made," sa
Kansas Highway Patrol: Newton woman killed in Wichita crash
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Newton woman has died following an early-morning crash in Wichita. Television station KSNW reports that the crash happened on the northbound exit ramp of I-235 to Central around 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
Police investigate multiple bomb threats in Wichita, Great Bend
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Authorities authorities are investigating numerous bomb threats in Wichita and Great Bend. A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said threats had been called in to six Wichita locations, but the addresses were not released. In Great Bend, Police Chief David Bailey said three S
Big changes coming to Wichita’s famed Doo-Dah Diner
Doo-Dah Diner, a popular downtown restaurant, will close for six months while they undergo a massive renovation. In the meantime, they're opening a second east-side location.
Woman robbed in front of her southeast Wichita home
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Wichita police say a 63-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint in front of her home. Officers responded at around 9 p.m. Tuesday to the report of a robbery in the 5100 block of East Bayley, near Lincoln and Oliver. The woman told police she had parked in front of her house and
Wanted: Brandon M. Lundry
Brandon is wanted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for PROBATION VIOLATION FOR AGGRAVATED BATTERY. He was last known to live in the Wichita, Kansas area. Anyone with information on the location of this person or any other wanted person or about ANY CRIME is urged to contact the Sedgwick Count
Copper thefts create danger in downtown Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Thieves are destroying two buildings in downtown Wichita. People who work nearby say its making the area unsafe. A man who works near Market and William streets captured the latest theft on cell phone video Wednesday morning.
Man arrested after homeless camp shooting in south Wichita, police say
Witnessing a crime and reporting it can be just as frightening as being the victim of a crime. Here’s what you should do if you witness illegal activity. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy)
Can Wichita get Amtrak train service back? Backers’ hopes ride on next year
Editor’s note: Earlier versions of this story contained an incorrect name for the Amtrak spokesman. It is Marc Magliari. Chime Onwugbufor lives in Wichita, works in Chicago and commutes on Amtrak.
Valley competes in first swimming events
Coach Abra Thieme encourages Valley Center swimmers during a relay event Nov. 29 in Newton. The Valley Center High School boys' swimming team competed in its first-ever invitational Nov. 29 at Newton. The Hornets scored 23 points as a team.
Police: WF man stole two cars from Patterson Honda
WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - Wichita Falls Police have arrested a man they say stole two cars from the Patterson Honda dealership in November. Staff discovered the car missing on November 9, telling police it had been there the night before and was not loaned out.
Wanted: Richard A. Alumbaugh
Richard is wanted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for PROBATION VIOLATION FOR ROBBERY. He was last known to live in the Wichita, Kansas area. Anyone with information on the location of this person or any other wanted person or about ANY CRIME is urged to contact the Sedgwick County Sheriffs
Man killed in trash truck crash near Wichita
ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed in a head-on collision with a trash truck near Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened Wednesday morning just north of Andover and about 10 miles (about 16 kilometers) east of Wichita.