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Officials investigating fire at Pawnee Prairie Park

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Fire Department is investigating a fire at Pawnee Prairie Park that consumed 20-25 acres. Battalion Chief Lane Pearman says the call came in at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. When crews arrived on scene there were two fires that had combined together, about 200 feet apart

KWCH.COM - 2018-01-21 00:30:00

Officials predict more wildfires for Kansas in 2018

Officials are warning that 2018 could be another bad year for wildfires in Kansas. The central and southern Plains, including western and southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma and most of Texas, face an elevated threat of wildfires through April. The prediction comes from Kansas State University scientis

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-01-20 16:25:00

One legislator, two jobs

Francis Awerkamp is a man of titles this month. He began the year as mayor of St. Marys, but that stint ended during January and he became City Commissioner Awerkamp. And the Republican also is state representative for the 61st House District in the Kansas Legislature. At least 16 members of the Leg

HUTCHINSON NEWS - 2018-01-21 07:01:00

2 former Wichita police officers, former KHP trooper charged with illegal gambling

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Four men face charges in a federal investigation centered around illegal gambling in Wichita. Thursday, we learned two of those men were Wichita police officers when the FBI says the crimes happened. Another was a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol. Bruce Mackey, 45, Godda


Lawmakers mixed on dealing with maneuver

TOPEKA - Kansas legislative leaders denounced the practice of municipal government and school board members resigning from office fully aware their peers would quickly reappoint them to a different vacancy on the governing body to artificially extend their terms. Bipartisan distaste for the insider

HUTCHINSON NEWS - 2018-01-21 07:01:00

Man wanted on Pflugerville charges caught in Kansas

WICHITA, Kansas - The Pflugerville Police Department on Friday reported a man wanted on several charges in that city was taken into custody in Wichita, Kansas. Michael Lee Lopez, 55, of Wichita, Kansas, was captured by the Wichita Police Department's Exploited and Missing Child Unit at a home on Fri

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-01-20 03:17:00

Crews battle wildfire in Pawnee Prairie Park

Crews were fighting a large fire in Pawnee Park in southwest Wichita on Saturday afternoon. Fire crews were placed along Carrwood Drive on the west side of the park. Smoke was visible from Kellogg as well as I-235. Crews were fighting a large fire in Pawnee Park in southwest Wichita on Saturday af

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-01-20 19:39:00

Longtime Park City mayor appointed to Kansas Legislature

Longtime Park City mayor Emil Bergquist was chosen Saturday to replace Dr. Greg Lakin in the Kansas Legislature. Bergquist was tabbed by a Republican precinct committee to represent District 91, filling the seat Lakin vacated when he was appointed chief medical officer for the Kansas Department of H

WICHITA EAGLE - 2018-01-21 00:13:00

Manassas children prove there's no age restrictions on goal-setting

MANASSAS, Va. - On Saturday, Premier Martial Arts held their annual goal setting workshop for children ages 4 to 11. At the workshop, the children were taught how to focus, take action, and execute their goals. "We wanted to help children in our community improve their physical development in martia

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-01-21 01:35:13

Virginia police searching for missing elderly man, last seen on Leesburg Pike

VIENNA, Va. - Police in Fairfax County need help locating a 91-year-old Virginia man, who last seen just before 5 p.m. on Friday. Police say Jerard Thomas Restaino was last seen at Koons Toyota car dealership at 8610 Leesburg Pike in Vienna. Investigators say Restaino is believed to be in danger and

FOX5DC.COM - 2018-01-21 01:16:00

Woman Strangles Female Acquaintance In Woodbridge: Police

WOODBRIDGE, VA - A woman is being held without bond after assaulting and strangling a female acquaintance Wednesday afternoon in the 16400 block of Regatta Lane in Woodbridge, according to Prince William County Police. Jaleesa Latrice Greene, 27, of the 7000 block of Bray Road in Hayes, was charged

PATCH - 2018-01-19 20:22:19

Human foot remains found in backyard

SPRINGFIELD, Va. - Police are investigating the discovery of a human foot in Springfield, Virginia. A resident called officers to the 5900 block of Brunswick Street in Springfield on Saturday for possible human remains found in their backyard. Investigators are unclear of the race or gender associat

LOCALDVM.COM - 2018-01-21 04:06:43

Human foot discovered in Springfield yard

A Springfield resident discovered a human foot in their backyard on Saturday, according to a Fairfax police news release. The partially decomposed foot was found in the 5900 block of Brunswick Drive around noon. It's unclear what race or gender is associated with the foot. Police have canvassed the

INSIDE NOVA - 2018-01-21 02:20:00

Human foot discovered in backyard in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, VA. (WUSA9) - Fairfax County police made a grisly discovery on Saturday: a partially decomposed human foot. A Springfield resident called officers to their home on the 5900 block of Brunswick Drive, where the remains were found in their backyard. Police say it's unclear the race or gend

WUSA - 2018-01-21 03:20:39

These Are The Top 100 Schools In Virginia For 2018, New List

Quality of life website Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of rankings, including schools, has created a new list that is a bit different than the usual lists the company is known for. In this one, Niche has ranked what it says are the top 100 schools in Virginia. In this list, Nich

PATCH - 2018-01-20 21:49:52

Good News: Island Rescue, Restaurant Week, Best VA Grocery Store

From the best grocery store in Virginia to romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day and Restaurant Week participants, plus a $4 million lottery winner, an ice-breaking rescue of a Virginia island and animals that need a forever home, we've compiled some good news stories from Virginia and DC Patch s

PATCH - 2018-01-20 18:48:34

One dead after attempted armed robbery at Dunwoody Walmart

A man believed to have been responsible for a Johns Creek Kroger armed robbery was shot dead Saturday morning in a confrontation with Dunwoody police outside a Winters Chapel Road Walmart. According to Sgt. Robert Parsons with the Dunwoody Police Department, a suspect from the Kroger robbery was con

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-01-21 02:26:00

Two arrested for kidnapping after children taken along with car from Riverdale Road gas station

COLLEGE PARK - Police have made two arrests in the Wednesday night incident that led authorities on a two-hour hunt for a pair of young sisters taken along with a car from a Riverdale Road gas station. The Clayton County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that Khyree Smith, 17, of Atlanta and a 16-ye

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2018-01-19 15:00:00

BREAKING: 2 arrested after 1-month-old, little girl dumped along freezing roads

Authorities have arrested two people they say stole an SUV with two children inside before abandoning them in below freezing temperatures. Khyree Swift and an unidentified 16-year-old have both been charged with kidnapping, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Swift was arrested Friday b


Johns Creek Robbery Suspect Shot, Killed By Cops In Dunwoody: PD

DUNWOODY, GA - An armed robbery suspect out of Johns Creek was shot and killed by police in Dunwoody Saturday morning after being located in a Walmart parking lot where police say he refused to comply with officers' verbal commands and exited the vehicle, according to Dunwoody Police. Police respon

PATCH - 2018-01-20 19:24:21