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Wichita State University gets largest cash gift in school history

Wichita oil producer Wayne Woolsey and his wife, Kay, are giving $10 million to help build a new home for the W. Frank Barton School of Business.


Sedgwick County Sheriff's Sgt. saves four people in Wichita creek crash - WIBW News Now!

A sheriff’s sergeant who was running work errands didn’t expect to save four people from a car that had crashed in a Wichita creek, but he says he’s happy he did.The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County Sgt. Clayton Barth was driving Tuesday toward Southeast High School when he saw people runn


Family loses pet in S. Wichita mobile home fire

"The fire caused significant damage to the inside of the house, really no damage to the outside except where it was coming out of," says Captain Bill Herold.


Long vacant Buck's Bar & Grill space on West Street just got a new restaurant tenant

The electronic sign went up months ago.Then, the building got a bright paint job.Now, there's a new restaurant in the space at 1014 N. West Street thatBucks Bar & Grillvacated almost two years ago.Copas Loka's Sports & Cantinais a new Mexican restaurant and sports bar that opened in the space earlie


Citywide Garage Sale benefits sellers, buyers, Crime Stoppers and many others

Those that participated in the Crime Stoppers fundraiser totaled 159 residents, which produced $1,590 for the Derby Crime Stoppers organization. The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors praised all who signed up and had sales as well as the local financial institutions that provided sign-up locations.


Blackwell's Methodist Church victim of theft

The First United Methodist Church of Blackwell was broken into over the weekend, and an estimated $2,500 worth of technology and other items were stolen.Cap McIlnay, the pastor of the church, said he was called at 6:40 a.m. Saturday morning by Jourdyn Mooring, a member of the church’s youth group. M


Story walk coming to Mulvane

Trisha Swindle, youth coordinator at the Mulvane Public Library, left, and Shanna Smith, library director, prepare pages for the city’s new story walk. They say the story walk will show off the city’s downtown along with providing a wholesome family activity.DAVID DINELL/INFORMER


Man who stole donations from burn victim sentenced to probation

A man who stole more than $7,000 in charitable donations meant for an 11-year-old burn victim was sentenced to probation.Martin Kerr, 39, of Wellington, pleaded guilty in March to felony theft for his part in diverting the funds for his own use, a news release from District Attorney Marc Bennett sai


Tulsa murder suspect arrested in Kansas

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) —A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Tulsa is now in custody.Homicide Sgt. Dave Walker says 36-year-old Dameon Leathers was arrested Friday in Wichita, Kansas. He is considered a suspect in theApril 7 shooting death of 50-year-old Howard Thompsonin north Tulsa.Leathers,


SWAT called out to west Wichita home for possibly armed man

Officer Charley Davison, a spokesman for the police department, says the SWAT team is using time, distance and communication in hopes of safely resolving the situation.


A trial within the mystery of what happened to 5-year-old Lucas

The bigger questions is: What happened to 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez? The Wichita boy vanished three months ago while in the care of Emily Glass, who has been described as his stepmother.


Senior Salute: Brown primed for Hutch CC basketball

Tyler Brown helped Derby back to a third-straight Class 6A state championship game in November, to a trip to the Final Four in state basketball, and aspires to qualify in pole vault, high jump and long jump for a second-straight year.FILE/INFORMER


New state liquor laws are in force including self-serve kiosks

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1 killed in shooting in west Wichita, police investigating

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - One person is dead after a shooting in Wichita.The shooting happened in the 1900 block of W. McCormick.The report was called in around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.This story is developing. KSN has a crew on the way to the scene. Stay with KSN for updates as we work to learn more detail


Mulvane preschool teacher arrested for DUI, drug charges after crash at Winfield park

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New law makes it illegal for Kansas cops to have sex during traffic stops

A deputy checks his in car camera while he patrols the rural areas on February 18, 2005 near Pratt, Kansas. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)


Wichita Police investigate armed robbery at Taco Bell

Police said an employee called 911 just before 1 a.m. Sunday morning. That employee told police she was taking out the trash when a man walked up to her with a handgun, then followed her inside.The suspected robber demanded and took money then ran away, police said.


Officer saves 2 women who were found on fire, police say

Fire investigators are trying to determine how two woman caught fire at Rostizeria Los Reyes, in the 500 block of West 21st, on Friday night.


Advocates bring awareness to child abuse: 'Tony's gone, Emma's gone, Evan's gone'

"I think our community is pretty fed up with turning on the news and seeing that another child has died," said Tiffany Rufe, Emma's Army.


A Taco Bell employee was taking out trash when she was robbed at gunpoint, police say

A Taco Bell employee who was taking out the trash was robbed at gunpoint, Wichita police said in a Sunday morning news release.At about 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to an armed robbery call at Taco Bell, 2432 S. Seneca. When they arrived, the 28-year-old employee told police that an unkn