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Recently promoted Sumner County 911 dispatcher reflects on her career so far

They are the people who are there when we need them the most. When we are in trouble and need help, we know we can call 911 to get first responders headed our way as quickly as possible. In Sumner County, Alison Voshell is one of several 911 dispatchers who answer the phones and get help sent. Aliso


Sumner County Commissioners Meeting Minutes Feb 11th and 12th

February 11, 2019 9:00 a.m. The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission room of the Sumner County Courthouse. Those present were Chairman Jim Newell, Commissioner Steve Warner, and Commissioner John Cooney. Also present was Deputy County Clerk Diana Aufdengarten. The m


Kansas lawmakers consider lowering sales tax on food

Food is a necessity. Some legislators in the Sunflower State are considering a bill that would result in greater savings at the cash register. Kansas lawmakers have begun hearing testimony on the possibility of lowering the state tax on food sales.


Here are Kansas City-area schools canceling classes Wednesday due to snow

As another snow storm approached the Kansas City area Tuesday night, Kansas City Public Schools decided to cancel classes and activities for Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said snow was expected to start falling in the metropolitan area after 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Houston man arrested for ATM skimming in Kansas

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in southern Kansas say they're awaiting the extradition of a suspect in the skimming of account information from ATMs late last year. Vasile Serban, 18, is being held in Texas on a warrant stemming from three incidents in Arkansas City in November and December. He


Citizen helping to get donations for students at Kennedy Elementary

It is already nearing the end of February, with only a few more months left in the school year. However, for students at Kennedy Elementary in Wellington, they still need more school supplies for their activities.


Kansas man crashed SUV into home during argument with woman, Ark City police say

A Kansas man has bonded out of jail after allegedly driving his SUV into a home while arguing with a woman, police say. Kevin Lee Kenemore, 40, of Winfield, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Arkansas City police said in a news release. He was relea


Wellington High School alumni to take part in Mamma Mia

Wellington High School alumni Cassidy Harriger will take part in Mamma Mia! Harriger is a veteran of several past productions at Cowley College since graduating from Wellington High School. Last October, as a result of her performance in Night Must Fall, she was entered into the Irene Ryan Acting Co


Felon accused in fatal Kansas drug deal shooting

SEDGWICK COUNTY— A Kansas felon has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Wichita motel. The 31-year-old suspect identified as Christopher Kemmerly was arrested Monday night in the 700 Block on north Westridge in Wichita, according to the Sedgwick County booking report.


Arkansas City police await extradition of suspected ATM skimmer from Texas

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) - The Arkansas City Police Department is awaiting the extradition from Texas of one of the suspects in the "skimming" of account information from local ATMs.


Wellington EMS/FIRE Run Log Monday, Feb 11-Sunday Feb 17

9:40 a.m. Medical Emergency 900 block W. 16. 9:41 a.m. Odor Investigation 100 block W. Harvey. 10:05 a.m. Odor Investigation 1400 block Michigan. 11:10 a.m. Medical Emergency 100 block Sunset.


1 person critically injured after multi-vehicle crash in south Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSN News) - Sedgwick County dispatch says one person is critically injured after a multi-vehicle accident in south Wichita. Soon after 6:30, police closed South Broadway from West 47th Street to West 55th Street to investigate a car accident reportedly involving 3 vehicles. Drivers ar


Cancellations and postponements UPDATE 1:50 p.m.

The manager of Domino's in Arkansas City, asks locals to please be patient with them and Pizza Hut tonight as they will have more than usual deliveries due to the winter conditions and will have to deal with the roads people are avoiding. If they quote an hour for delivery, it is to deliver the hot


Child taken from SE Wichita home, hospitalized with injuries

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A child was hospitalized with injuries to their body on Tuesday, according to the Wichita Police Department. Investigators say the child was taken from a home in the 1700 block of Faulders. Sedgwick County dispatchers tell us the child was in critical condition.



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Kansas family outraged after mail carrier runs over dog, then drives away

DOUGLASS, Kan. (KSNT) - A Kansas family is outraged after they say a mail carrier ran over their dog, then left without doing anything. It happened Thursday in Butler County, near Douglass. The Howerton family told KSNW their 10-year-old black lab was in a lot of pain, but they are just thankful he'


Ex-convict arrested on suspicion of murder in South Broadway motel shooting

A man has been arrested in connection a shooting death outside a south Wichita motel. The shooting happened around 7 p.m. Sunday night in the 4400 block of South Broadway, between MacArthur and 47th. A man in his 30s had been shot behind the Citi Host Motel. He was pronounced dead at the scene of th


19-year-old Wichita woman killed in Monday’s rollover crash

Wichita police say the woman killed in Monday’s fatal collision on Broadway near 55th Street South is 19-year-old Carleena Johnson of Wichita. Police records say Johnson was driving southbound on Broadway when her vehicle was hit by a car headed east on Hazel Street at about 6:30 p.m. The impact for


Suspect in near-decapitation Wichita gang killing over 6 years ago is still on the run

Rathanak Chea is wanted by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office for Homicide, Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Burglary. He was last known to be living in the Wichita area. Age: 31 | Race/Sex: Asian/Male | Height: 5 feet, 9 inches | Weight: 140 pounds | Hair/Eyes: Black/Brown | AKA: ‘Joker’ | Scars


Accidents slide in as snow falls

Several accidents were reported Tuesday afternoon in Cowley County as moderate to heavy snow fell, including a two-vehicle accident on the south Summit Street Bridge and a shipping truck that overturned near Silverdale.