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Shooting reported in south Wichita

WICHITA, Kan - Police are investigating a shooting in south Wichita that sent a woman to a hospital with serious injuries.The shooting was reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of West Mt. Vernon. Police were told that a man was firing shots at a woman, then he left in a white


Popular Joyland ride destroyed by early morning fire

Joyland opened in Wichita in 1949 and continued operations until 2006. The Whacky Shack was one of the most popular attractions, featuring jump-scares, strobe lights and creepy ambiance.


Wichita police arrest man for child sex crimes including rape

The Wichita Police Department Wednesday arrested a 59-year-old man in connection with child sex crimes including rape.Sedgwick County Jail records show police arrested Naithen Brazille on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated endangering of a child and rape.Wichita police


One critically injured in Derby car accident

A car accident left two injured in Derby on Wednesday. One of the injured is in critical condition. The other person suffered minor injuries.The car and a SUV crashed at the intersection of Baltimore and Madison.Police are investigating what led up to the accident.


Wichita woman dies, daughter critically injured after Jeep falls 600 feet in Colorado

According to Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze, Jennifer Lynn Orr, 43, of Wichita was driving her Jeep in a caravan of several other Jeeps in the area of Iron Chest Road from CR 295 when the vehicle went off of Iron Chest Road and fell 600 feet.


1 critically injured in S. Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan.One person is critically injured in a south Wichita shooting reported about 3:30 p.m. at 115 W. Mt. Vernon in south Wichita.We have a crew on scene to gather further information including details on a possible suspect and what may have led up to the shooting.Stick with kwch.com and Eyew


Documents detail man’s bizarre behavior before being arrested on murder charge 

NEWKIRK, Okla. - There's new information about the hours after a man allegedly killed a woman in her home, and his bizarre behavior before he was arrested.


A Rock Road restaurant on the perimeter of Towne East closes after nine years

Wichita used to have twoGenghis Grills.Now it has none.The restaurant, which has operated at 111 S. Rock Road since 2009, closed on Monday. A sign on the door announced the news to customers, as did apost on Facebook.“As of Monday August 6th Genghis Grill will be closing its doors and will no longer


Tiny home village planned for Wichita is receiving opposition

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Here’s why a Japan jet builder is looking to hire in Wichita

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.needs help with its new Mitsubishi Regional Jet, and it’s looking to Wichita to fill jobs.The Japanese aircraft manufacturer will host a job fair Saturday seeking to fill positions in flight test engineering, mechanics and systems engineers at its Moses Lake, Wash., flight t


Man killed in Cowley County crash

One person is dead, two others sent to the hospital after a crash in Cowley County early Tuesday.The Cowley County Sheriff's Office says 47-year-old Abdu Omer of Wichita was passing the intersection of 252nd Road and 51st Road when he collided with a pickup, which was turning west onto 252nd from 51


Inmate escapes Winfield Correctional Facility

Authorites in Cowley County are looking for an inmate who jumped a fence and escaped jail Saturday.36-year-old Robert Terrell is a white male, 5'5" tall, around 154 pounds. He has red hair.Someone reported to staff at WCF that Terrell had jumped over a fence on the west side of the correctional faci


Site plan for medical office building approved

Plans call for a single-story medical office structure to be at the northwest corner of Rock Regional Hospital at Rock and Patriot. Construction work should begin later this year, and the offices open in the second quarter of 2019, after the hospital opens. It will be connected to the hospital by a


It's all in the family for this lifeguarding clan

From left: Siblings Oliver, Camille, Samuel, and Ethan Pinkerton are lifeguards this summer at Rock River Rapids. All have been or are members of the DHS swim team.DAVID DINELL/INFORMER


Showman faces 2nd lawsuit from Sturgis rally stunt mishap

The grand marshal of this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is facing another lawsuit stemming from a 2016 incident in which a motorcycle stunt went wrong.Showman Roland Sands allegedly was driving a bike that went off a Kid Rock concert stage and into the crowd.An Alaska man who said he was injured s


School bus camera project nearly done

When the school year starts Aug. 15, nearly all of the Derby school district’s buses will have the latest generation of video cameras in them.“We’re almost there,” said Joe Dessenberger, the district’s director of operations and finance.The installation is being done by a local vendor who has “given


New development continues to add to city’s growth

A laborer works in the NorthBrook housing development, which is southeast of 55th Street South and Woodlawn. There are 41 houses in the first part of the three-phased development, which will have 141 homes in all.DAVID DINELL/INFORMER


Wichita man killed in Cowley County crash

The sheriff's office said 47-year-old Abdu Omer was driving east on 252nd Road and at 51st Road, north of Arkansas City, he collided with a Dodge pickup that was making a turn. The crash was reported just before 6 a.m.


Convicted child rapist escapes from Kansas prison 3 days after he arrived, officials say

A man convicted of raping a child in Sedgwick County has escaped from a Kansas prison three days after he arrived, officials said.Robert Terrell jumped a fence on the west side of the Winfield Correctional Facility at around 8:50 p.m. on Friday, Cowley County Emergency Communicationssaid in a Facebo


Early numbers reported in Sedgwick County

The Sedgwick County election office has reported early numbers from the primary election, with close to 15,000 voters casting ballots.