|National Voter Registration Day: How to registerKSN-TV / 25 min. ago more|
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — Today is National Voter Registration day, a nationwide effort to register hundreds of voters on a single day. According to Sedgwick County officials, some residents find themselves unable to vote because they missed the registration deadline, don’t update their information or don’t know how to register. Today is a way to make sure everyone gets an opportunity to vote. Tabitha Lehman, the county election commissioner, encouraged people eligible to vote to register before the registration deadline — as there is a general election in November. In Sedgwick County, city and school elections will take place in the Fall instead of the Spring. Today is also a reminder to update voter information — such as an address change, name change or party affiliation. “This will also help you know where to go vote because your address determines who you’re eligible to vote on,” said Lehman. “So if you go to an old address…a polling place of an old address, you may not have the right candidates on your ballot. So it could create some problems for you when you go to vote.” The county has a simple registration process. On the county’s website, there’s a link to an online voter application. Make sure to have a Kansas drivers license or non-driver’s identification number. There is also the option of downloading and printing the forms, then sending them to voterinformation@sedgwick. gov. An individual can also call the election office to have the forms mailed to them. If you’re already a registered voter and you’re only updating your information, all you need to do is fill out the forms. If this is your first time registering to vote, you’ll need to make sure you have a few things. If you’re filling out the federal form, you only need to fill out the application. However, if you use a state form, you must provide proof of citizenship. The last day to register is October 17.
|Eskridge man dies after single-vehicle crashThe Wichita Eagle / 1 h. 24 min. ago more|
A 65-year-old Eskridge man died after a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon. Richard Nance was westbound on K-4 in Wabaunsee County when he left the roadway to the right and hit … Click to Continue »
|Man arrested in Hutchinson hit-and-run of bicyclistThe Wichita Eagle / 1 h. 33 min. ago more|
A Hutchinson man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder after being accused of hitting a bicyclist and driving off, according to the Hutchinson Police Department. Someone called 911 at … Click to Continue »
|Wichita police will watch the railroads - KWCHGoogle News / 1 h. 45 min. ago more|
KWCHWichita police will watch the railroadsKWCH(KWCH) Wichita police will be out today looking for people trying to beat trains at railroad crossings. With this week being Safety Week, police will be riding the train along south Seneca Tuesday morning. They are ready to hand out $100 tickets if ...and more »
|Beloved downtown tree moves to new 'Christmas wonderland' in Old Town - Wichita Eagle (blog)Google News / 1 h. 55 min. ago more|
Wichita Eagle (blog)Beloved downtown tree moves to new 'Christmas wonderland' in Old TownWichita Eagle (blog)Wichita's downtown Christmas tree will relocate to Old Town Square this year, according to the Old Town Association. BRIAN HAYES File photo. By Matt Riedl. firstname.lastname@example.org. LinkedIn · Google+ · Pinterest · Reddit; Print; Order Reprint of this ...
|Beloved downtown tree moves to new ‘Christmas wonderland’ in Old TownThe Wichita Eagle / 1 h. 57 min. ago more|
We’re three months away, but Jason Van Sickle and the folks at the Old Town Association are already thinking Christmas. And they’ve got grand plans. Starting this year, the City … Click to Continue »
|Kester Judo to move, revert to Air Capital Judo name - Wichita Eagle (blog)Google News / 2 h. 55 min. ago more|
Wichita Eagle (blog)Kester Judo to move, revert to Air Capital Judo nameWichita Eagle (blog)This time, though, the business is returning to a familiar name: Air Capital Judo. “We were known as Air Capital Judo years ago,” says instructor Steven LeBlanc. “More people outside of Wichita are familiar with our name. … We want to go back to our ...
|Damien Jurado’s Trip Down Blue HighwaysKMUW / 2 h. 57 min. ago more|
After 21 years of life as a touring musician, singer-songwriter Damien Jurado was struck with an idea: What if he stopped playing the same major markets and traveled to some places he’d never been before? Jurado has made it a point to visit some minor markets on his current 50 State tour and he says that touching down in these often overlooked towns and cities has revealed one thing: The blue highways, those overlooked spots, can be just as vibrant as their counterparts. “They’re thriving music scenes,” Jurado says. “But Rolling Stone and Spin and Pitchfork , Stereogum , they aren’t writing about these scenes. They aren’t writing about these bands. And that, to me, is really sad. Because I can tell you: I have met some of the most incredible people and the most incredible musicians who I feel are just as good and deserve much more attention than artists we’re continually writing about.” Jurado’s songs are often populated by weary travelers, people on the run and forgotten places in the
|Creating a community of choice in the Fairmount neighborhood - Wichita Eagle (blog)Google News / 3 h. 1 min. ago more|
Wichita Eagle (blog)Creating a community of choice in the Fairmount neighborhoodWichita Eagle (blog)A horrifying murder in Fairmount Park three years ago mobilized residents, city officials and many of us at Wichita State University to come together, pledging to reclaim one of Wichita's finest historic neighborhoods. There's been significant progress ...
|Heavy rains bring flooding to Preston, Kan.KSN-TV / 7 h. 41 min. ago more|
PRESTON, Kan. (KSNW) – Steady fall showers caused flooding problems in some drought stricken areas in Kansas on Monday. The town of Preston, in Pratt County, had some homes and businesses that saw some flooding, due to the rain. Northeast 100th Avenue, the main road that goes through Preston, had several signs warning drivers of high water on the roadways. Several dirt roads and side streets also saw water overflowing across them. While the roads have been a problem, the heavy rain has also affected homes and businesses. KSN is told at least three homes saw flood waters reach the inside of their homes, as well as, one business in Preston. Some of those homes and businesses that were affected laid sandbags outside, just as a precaution as the rains continued to come down into the late evening hours. Bradley Hearn has lived in Preston, on and off, for the last 25 years. He was out getting a look at all the flooding with his two-year old daughter, Sophia. Hearn says flooding like this is something he’s rarely seen in his time living here. “It’s flooded out pretty bad on the north end of the railroad tracks and up there around the co-op area it’s flooded out real bad, it’s under water, I’d say I’ve seen car halfway buried in water, and one of the houses is pretty deep under water,” said Hearn. Luckily for Hearn, he says his home is up on a hill and wasn’t impacted by the flooding. Pratt County Emergency Management put out on their Facebook page tonight that the water in Preston has started to recede. However, they say K-61 highway still has water across it and there are still some homes in the area that could see flooding with anymore rain. They thanked the Township 6 firefighters and other volunteers from Preston for filling sandbags to be placed at the homes and businesses that were impacted by the rain.
|Derby couple stops watching Packers amidst NFL protestsKSN-TV / 9 h. 40 min. ago more|
DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – Kneeling was a common site at football games Sunday. Some players didn’t even come out of the locker room for the national anthem. The silent protest is getting mixed reaction from across the country, including right here in Wichita. After a deep discussion on the NFL protests, a couple in Derby has decided to stop watching their favorite team take the field. They say their reasons hit close to home. What’s become a favorite past-time for one Green Bay Packers fan is history, for now. “They’re not going to see my money, I’m not going to go to a game, I’m not going to watch them on TV,” said Terry Griebling of Derby. Griebling says he has a problem with how the American flag is being used to protest. After a talk with his wife, the couple agreed it should be outside the game. “I don’t agree with how they’re doing it because I can’t separate the men who defended the flag from the flag and the national anthem,” said Griebling. They say a big part of why has to do with their two sons, one a police officer and the other a marine. Chris Griebling says they have a tremendous amount of respect for what they do, and the NFL protest insults that. “My boys go out there every day to protect everybody and to have people criticize what they’re doing or not respect what they’re doing, for a mother, it’s heartbreaking and I won’t stand by, I won’t let this happen,” said Chris Griebling. The couple says until their favorite team all stands for the anthem, they will be clicking the channel on Packers games. We reached out to several sports bars to see if the protests were impacting business. They told KSN it was business as usual, but it has become a topic of conversation.
|What are the new bike symbols on Wichita streets?KSN-TV / 9 h. 58 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – New bike symbols have popped up in downtown Wichita, but do drivers and bicyclists know what they mean? The city installed several sharrows around downtown and Old Town in early September as part of the Bicycle Master Plan. “The sharrow markings were installed to help implement the Bicycle Master Plan which is a plan that was created by the community over the course of 40 meetings, two years and more than 4,000 people participated. What the plan recommends is different ways we can make getting around easier and more convenient and safer for people on bicycles,” said City of Wichita Interim Director of Transit Scott Wadle. Wadle said the sharrows are meant to communicate to people that drivers and bicyclists can both use the designated lane. The city said the sharrows provide an extra safety element for bicyclists, however some area bicycle enthusiasts said they could do more harm than good. “You have to ride defensively or you’re not going to make it,” said Christina Calhoun Calhoun rides her bike to and from work nearly everyday. She said riding on the open road makes her feel strong, but it also makes her feel anxious. “It’s really fun. It’s really freeing. It makes me feel strong and alive, but it’s also really scary,” Calhoun said. In July, Calhoun said she was riding her bicycle in a designated downtown bike lane when a driver rammed into her. “The bike lane at 1st and Washington, a car decided to make a right turn, failed to yield the right of way and ran over me as I tried to go straight,” she said. Calhoun was not hurt, but she said the crash made her start thinking about overall bike safety. KSN asked her what she thought about the new sharrows on Wichita streets. “There is nothing else just poof out of the void, a new symbol for us to attempt to understand together while moving at 35 mph,” Calhoun said. “I’m laughing because some new painted stripes appeared on the street. I know what they are, but they don’t protect me from anything.” Calhoun said she is encouraged the city is working to improve the bikeablity around town, however she is concerned there is a lack of education about the current bike lanes and now the new sharrows. “The infrastructure is set up multiple different ways. We are not learning one system of interaction. There are so many variables up in the air without education. I don’t know how we are supposed to understand,” Calhoun said. Wadle said the city does have education tools on the city’s website, pointing to bike safety brochures and videos on how to share the road with bicyclists as well as how to pass them. However, Calhoun said it’s not enough. She would like to see more done to educate drivers and bicyclists about road safety. “There need to be more easily digestible, easily sourced resources, signs on the street, pamphlets in a little free library. I don’t know, a social media campaign,” she said. “I’m not waiting for a body on the ground for you to get excited about bike safety, but if that’s what it takes, we are going to get there.” There are other sharrows around the City of Wichita. Some are located in the Delano district and were installed in 2016. There are also signs near the sharrows telling drivers to share the road. Wadle said the city is currently working on a social media campaign focused on bicycle safety. He said however, the campaign does not specifically discuss sharrows. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Hometown Heroes: Wichita woman has passion for volunteeringKSN-TV / 10 h. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – This week KSN is excited to start a new series called “Hometown Heroes.” Our first is Kathy Bowles. She is a true “Hometown Hero” for the incredible volunteer work she does for the Wichita area. Many times you’ll find her behind a hot stove, making meals for people at the Lord’s Diner, Guadalupe Shelter, Circles, or St. John’s Episcopal Church. She is even a Deacon in her own church. “I really don’t honestly for the most part, don’t feel like I’m doing all that much. I know people say how do you do it all? I feel like I’m not doing all that much,” she said. You’d think Kathy would be exhausted from all her charity work, but she’s far from it. She’s also a volunteer nurse at the Guadalupe Medical Center. “People clearly need the help, that they’re not able to get anywhere else. They can’t afford it anywhere else. So, it’s really nice seeing people get what they need for their medical care.” To learn why Kathy has such a big heart, you have to go back a few years. “One of the memories that stands out for me is driving into the city of Chicago and seeing someone sleeping on the bench not really understanding the concept of that. That weighed on me for many, many years.” The image of someone with no family, no home, no money, changed Kathy’s life forever. When she got back to Wichita, she knew she had to do something to help our community during a red-hot Kansas summer. “We just went out taking out ice-cold bottles of water out to people. I was really concerned about the health of people. I’d seen several homeless people come through my unit, heat stroke is kind of scary. I felt like I needed to do something and try to help.” Today, Kathy sits on the board of Interfaith Ministries. If she’s not providing meals to the homeless, it is stocking the shelter with clothes for when winter arrives. “I just do stuff because I like helping people. It’s something I get joy out of it. It’s not just something they get out of it, I get something out of it.” Kathy is a true hometown hero, who says a higher power is guiding her on a mission of hope and mercy. “Yeah, I do feel God is calling me to do this type of work.” While the weather is fine now, Kathy is already helping to stock the Interfaith Shelter with warm clothes for the homeless. If you would like to help her mission, you can drop clothing at the Interfaith offices. KSN would love to here more about your Hometown Heroes in your city or town. You can send nominations to Darren at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Darren will be featuring Hometown Heroes on Monday nights on KSN News at 10 p.m. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Raging hurricane left Wichita doctor ‘helpless’ in Virgin IslandsThe Wichita Eagle / 12 h. 27 min. ago more|
The winds of Hurricane Irma were so intense Wichita doctor Dan Reimer could see trees being flattened and limbs being stripped as he watched from an elevated floor of the … Click to Continue »
|American Athletic Conference commissioner speaks in Wichita ... - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 12 h. 53 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleAmerican Athletic Conference commissioner speaks in Wichita ...Wichita EagleIn his first visit to Wichita, AAC commissioner Mike Aresco raves about what Wichita State can do for the conference.Wichita welcomes ACC leaders to town - KSN-TVKSN-TVKAKE.com | Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - AAC ...KAKEall 5 news articles »
|KHP continues to deal with CO issues in patrol vehiclesKSN-TV / 12 h. 55 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) The Kansas Highway Patrol says they’ve recorded high levels of carbon monoxide readings inside the cabin inside some of their Ford Police Interceptors Ford has said that’s caused by the holes drilled to install after-market modifications. A captain with the Kansas Highway Patrol in Wichita says they bought a brand new interceptor off the lot nearly a month ago, that’s the upgraded patrol vehicle that looks like the civilian Ford Explorer, and he says as soon as they tested it out they got high readings of carbon monoxide. “It did. We put a CO meter and it did register high,” says KHP Captain Joe Bott. It was for one of the interceptors in Topeka and he says ford offered a fix. “They basically extended and down turned the tail pipes and they went through and replaced a lot of gaskets and grommets. They did a lot of sealing up of the vehicle itself to keep any carbon monoxide from getting inside the vehicle,” says Bott. He says the fix has worked. We reached out to representatives from Ford who say they have an ongoing investigation, and believe they have found a source to the issue. In a video created by Ford Motor Company they offer some explanation. They say, “We discovered that some police interceptor utilities that had holes and gaps in the rear of vehicles which were not properly sealed after being modified with police equipment, after leaving the factory.” They say the problem is when law enforcement drilled holes to add aftermarket lights or other modifications. But Captain Bott says nothing was done to the interceptor after they purchased it, and he says it registered at 70 parts per million when they tested it. Now he says they’re getting all of their police interceptors outfitted with the fixes that include the downward tailpipe which ford covers for free. We asked ford if any police interceptors, with or without modifications, have been found to have CO levels in them and in a statement they tell us, “Some levels of co have been found that is not beyond the normal threshold of exposure experienced in everyday life, and we do not believe it poses a safety risk,” says Elizabeth Weigandt, Safety Communications Manager. “My belief is going to be is the future vehicles that are manufactured and sent out are going to have these things taken care of already before they come out,” says Bott. Officials with KHP say they are making fixes right now to 18 of their vehicles. You may be asking if you own a civilian Ford Explorer, should you be worried? Ford tells KSN they do not believe there is a safety risk for civilian Explorers and co levels have not been found beyond the normal threshold of exposure experienced in everyday life. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened the investigation last year for 2011 through 2015 model years, for both police interceptor and civilian model Ford Explorers. In July, they expanded it to include the 2016 and 2017 model years, totaling more than 1.3 million vehicles, both for law enforcement and for civilian Explorers. Ford says if a customer has any concerns they should call the dedicated hotline 1-888-260-5575.
|Rains, finally — with some areas of Kansas receiving between 2 and 6 inchesThe Wichita Eagle / 13 h. 20 min. ago more|
Much of Kansas reported downpours of rain Monday, a welcome relief from the dry, hot summer days. The Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport received 1.33 inches of rain by … Click to Continue »
|AAC Commissioner: Student Athletes Have Right To Protest At GamesKMUW / 13 h. 54 min. ago more|
The commissioner of the American Athletic Conference says the organization isn’t taking a stand on the recent “Take a Knee” protests in the NFL. Mike Aresco says the conference is leaving it up to the 13 individual member schools how to deal with potential protests by student athletes. “As far as we’re concerned they have a right to do that. It’s not a question of condoning or not condoning it," he said at a press conference Monday at Wichita State University. "We obviously have great respect for the country and the flag, I think we all understand that, but we understand that there’s a right to protest.” Many NFL players knelt during the national anthem prior to games over the weekend, in protest of racial inequality. Aresco says with the exception of men’s basketball, teams at AAC schools aren’t even out during the national anthem. "I know how our schools have handled in the past," he said. "We don't think it would ultimately be an issue." Aresco was in Wichita Monday to welcome
|Extended Work Shifts To Continue At El Dorado PrisonKMUW / 13 h. 56 min. ago more|
Officers at the El Dorado Correctional Facility will continue working 12-hour shifts for another 90 days under an emergency status declared earlier this year. The state corrections department says the extended shifts are due to a staffing shortage. The department says it’s working to hire and train more staff at the prison. Three inmate-led disturbances were reported in May and June at the El Dorado prison. Critics have said the unrest was caused in part because the state shifted some inmates from Lansing Correctional Facility to El Dorado.
|Wichita residents seek donations for Puerto Rico hurricane relief - KWCHGoogle News / 14 h. 28 min. ago more|
KWCHWichita residents seek donations for Puerto Rico hurricane reliefKWCH(KWCH) Puerto Ricans who now call Wichita home are uniting in an effort to send much needed supplies to the island, after hurricane Maria devastated the island and left millions cut off from all communication. For Eric Laurence, a Puerto Rican native ...
|Lightning causes battery tank fire near LindsborgKSN-TV / 15 h. 7 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Rain and storms causing some problems across some parts of Kansas. Mike Rose from Lindsborg shared a photo of an oil tank battery fire. He says it was hit by lightning just before 2 p.m. Check out the video on YouTube. By noon today, the town of Preston in Pratt County already had more than 5 inches of rain and there has been more since then. Water has started to creep into three homes north of K-61. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Wichita restaurant wows diners with 2-foot-long edible a macheteaWichita News / 15 h. 22 min. ago more|
It's called a machete, and it's a meal so large and so long, it doesn't fit on any standard plate. I recently discovered the machete at a Wichita restaurant called Taco Fajita , which specializes in a very specific type of Mexican cuisine - the kind served in Mexico City.
|Wichita welcomes AAC leaders to townKSN-TV / 15 h. 25 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Consider the honeymoon between the AAC Conference and Wichita State University in full swing. Conference commissioner Michael Aresco is in town, and he is getting a warm reception. First, Aresco stopped by a Rotary function over the lunch hour where he got lots of applause. “I like Wichita,” said Aresco. “I’ve been to Old Town, and the people here are so great.” Wichita State University President John Bardo returned the compliments. “We are very happy and excited about the future with this conference,” said Bardo. “I think there’s no question, if you look at the kind of schools that are there, Houston, Central Florida. these are really big-time schools, and they are in big-time locations. So not only will they bring people physically here but people will start paying attention to us as we get televised.” Bardo is not alone in being excited over the exposure of a new conference. Some business leaders are hopeful the excitement will bring business to the area. Bob Hanson runs the Prairie Fire Marathon an event that brings in thousands to Wichita each year. “The exposure could bring a lot to the community,” said Hanson. “I think it will after time. People really haven’t been exposed to it (new conference) yet. I mean, they are just coming to town today and a lot of people don’t know a lot about it. But they will as time goes by.” Hanson says he’s always networking and wonders if the exposure from a new conference will bring in new runners to the Prairie Fire Marathon. “The conference will bring in new athletes, and new fans, so you just don’t know,” said Hanson. Some business leaders with the county are asking the same questions, and they are optimistic. “This new conference affiliation, I believe it brings a much different attention to the city and to the county,” said Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell. “But, I think we’re going to see a lot of attention on Wichita and Sedgwick County, not from people who are just students and just athletes, but I think the general public across the entire nation is taking notice.” Howell says the county will reach out to anyone who is interested in the Wichita-area. And, while basketball, volleyball and other sports may not seem like a business venture, Howell says it certainly can be just that. “We will have a whole new set of eyes on the (Wichita) area,” says Howell. “Absolutely, I think we can leverage that.” Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.
|There’s no ring after the knee for some NFL playersKSN-TV / 15 h. 39 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – America’s love affair with football has gotten messy over the last few months, and according to recent reports, some football ratings are dropping. Monday, KSN contacted both current and former NFL players as well as veterans to get their insight on the recent protests during the national anthem. “The people here need to know that when that happened with Rodney King in Los Angeles, I supported him and the black community 100 percent because it wasn’t right,” said veteran and Purple Heart recipient, Jerry Mayhew. “But this isn’t right.” Mayhew fought in the Vietnam War and he believes the football field is not the right place for a protest on racism. “Not only am I a veteran, I know people who have died,” he said. “It’s not about race anymore, it’s about patriotism and dishonoring the flag and this is a dishonor to the flag.” This is a conversation that started on Facebook this morning asking people how they felt about NFL players taking a knee or locking arms during the national anthem. This attempt is said to be in conjunction with raising awareness against racism and police brutality. (Story Continues Below) A colorful amount of opinions were shared here and over the phone Monday. KSN spoke with ex-NFL player Ethan Kelley, who played for the New England Patriots, about his thoughts on the recent protests. “Why is police brutality and racism not being condemned in the same way that the protests are,” questioned Kelley. “It’s disappointing they are being condemned for exercising their first amendment.” KSN also reached out to several well-known ex-NFL players. some that live in Wichita. All of them declined to speak with me on the topic. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Bike Walk Wichita Uses Giveaway To Promote Biking, Walking, UnityKMUW / 15 h. 41 min. ago more|
Wichita City Council member Lavonta Williams and Bike Walk Wichita will conduct a bike-giveaway this evening. The event will distribute more than 25 bikes and helmets to young people in Northeast Wichita to encourage more biking, walking and community unity in the area. District 1 Councilwoman Lavonta Williams says it’s important to get more people in the neighborhood using the new bike and walk paths. "I think it will promote healthy living, another way of lifestyle," Williams says. "I was just down at Open streets ICT and we saw many people on bikes, but very few people of color. It’s going to be very, very good for the community as a whole, but especially for those in that northeast community." Participants can also watch a live bike art demonstration by a local artist who will custom paints bikes on site. Cyclists will join the group Black Girls Do Bike for a ride around the neighborhood after the event, weather permitting. -- Carla Eckels is interim news director and the host of
|Report: Wheat planting, fall harvest make progress in KansasKSN-TV / 15 h. 46 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The latest government update on Kansas crops shows progress on winter wheat seeding is lagging behind usual for this time of year. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 14 percent of the next year’s crop has now been planted. Normally by this time, Kansas growers have seeded 20 percent of their crop. The agency says about 3 percent of the wheat has now emerged. Corn harvest is also going slower than usual for this late in the season. The agency reports that 29 percent has been cut. That is behind the average of 35 percent. About 6 percent of both the sorghum and soybean crops in Kansas have also been harvested. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow and like us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Wichita doctor in St. Thomas during Hurricane IrmaThe Wichita Eagle / 16 h. 2 min. ago more|
The winds of Hurricane Irma were so intense that Wichita doctor Dan Reimer could see trees being flattened and limbs being stripped as he watched from an elevated floor of the only hospital on St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands. … Click to Continue »
|Former Kansas Lawmaker Enters 2018 Governor RaceKMUW / 16 h. 10 min. ago more|
The list of Republican candidates running to become the next governor of Kansas continues to grow. Wichita businessman and former State Rep. Mark Hutton launched his campaign on Monday in Wichita. Mark Hutton spent most of his life growing his business, Hutton Construction. He entered state politics in 2012 and served two terms as the representative for District 105, which covers part of west Wichita. Hutton says if elected governor, he would collaborate with state lawmakers early in the budget process and use performance-based budgeting tools to come up with a state spending plan. "What we have to do is create a system and a process where we’re able to work together to prioritize where we’re going to spend the money," Hutton says. Hutton says he will also work to remove federal regulations that he says affect the growth of Kansas businesses. "The small businesses have very limited capacities to deal with the minutiae of government, and when they’re doing that, it’s taking them away
|More than 1,600 were without power in west WichitaThe Wichita Eagle / 17 h. 50 min. ago more|
More than 1,600 Westar Energy customers were without power in west Wichita on Monday. The outage was restored before 3:40 p.m., according to the utility’s outage map. The outage was … Click to Continue »
|Mental health workers weigh safety, avoiding stigma after psychiatrist’s deathThe Wichita Eagle / 18 h. 5 min. ago more|
In the days after Wichita psychiatrist Achutha Reddy was killed and one of his patients arrested, some mental health workers have had second thoughts about their careers, said Moneeshindra Mittal, … Click to Continue »
|Wichita businessman Mark Hutton launches bid for governor | The ... - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 18 h. 6 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleWichita businessman Mark Hutton launches bid for governor | The ...Wichita EagleSaying that the state government is “not just broke, it's broken,” former Kansas Rep. Mark Hutton officially launched his bid for the Republican nomination for ...and more »
|Found in a mailbox, this guinea pig now calls Sedgwick County homeThe Wichita Eagle / 18 h. 32 min. ago more|
A guinea pig that was abandoned in a Lyon County mailbox in April has a new mission in life – to educate the public in animal care and what to … Click to Continue »
|In Hearing, Sens. Graham And Cassidy Defend Their Namesake Bill To Repeal ObamacareKMUW / 18 h. 49 min. ago more|
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana are defending their proposal to replace Obamacare today in a Senate hearing. Resistance to the bill from a few of their GOP colleagues may sink this latest Republican attempt at a new approach to health care. The bill's authors have made changes to the legislation in hopes of winning over holdouts. But it appears they may still fall short of the necessary votes to pass the bill. The Republicans are facing a Saturday deadline to act on the legislation.
|Kansas ‘not just broke, it’s broken,’ says governor hopefulThe Wichita Eagle / 19 h. 5 min. ago more|
Saying that the state government is “not just broke, it’s broken,” former Kansas Rep. Mark Hutton officially launched his bid for the Republican nomination for governor Monday. Hutton, the founder … Click to Continue »
|Wichita City Council, School Board Candidates Turn Out For Voter Empowerment ForumKMUW / 19 h. 40 min. ago more|
The Voter Empowerment Committee held a political forum on Sunday with candidates running for Wichita City Council and the USD 259 School Board. The forum gave voters a chance to meet and hear from candidates ahead of the election in November. In attendance were Wichita City Council District 1 candidates Brandon Johnson and Mike Kinard, District 3 candidate William Stofer and District 6 candidate Cindy Claycomb. School board District 1 candidates Betty Arnold, Ben Blankley, District 2 candidates Julie Dedrick, Trish Hileman, Debra Washington, District 5 Mike Rodee and District 6 candidates Walt Chappel, Shirley Jefferson and Ron Rosales made an appearance as well. BOE candidates discussed their support for new Superintendent Alicia Thompson, and the disparity between the success rates among white students and students of color. Topics for Wichita City Council candidates included business experience and community revitalization. Wichita City Council candidates James Clendenin and Sybil
|Kansas Regulators Approve Oil Company’s Flint Hills Injection Well RequestKMUW / 19 h. 48 min. ago more|
Kansas energy regulators have given the green light for an oil company to dispose of production-related wastewater in the Flint Hills — a plan that had met with resistance from residents.
|Kansas man picking up aluminum cans hit and killed, KHP saysThe Wichita Eagle / 19 h. 49 min. ago more|
An 85-year-old man was killed after being hit by an SUV in Topeka Monday morning, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Jack Streeter, of Grantville, was parked … Click to Continue »
|Creepy clown drops off doughnuts at the Wichita EagleWichita News / 20 h. 6 min. ago more|
Author Zack McDermott and his mother, Cindy Cisneros McGilvrey, a Wichita teacher, share advice for how to help a child with mental illness. McDermott's book, "Gorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother's Love," will be published Sept.
|Think Tank Wants To Influence Climate Change Discussion In Kansas ClassroomsKMUW / 21 h. ago more|
The massive hurricanes Harvey and Irma have people talking about how much, if at all, climate change adds to such storms’ destructiveness. In a blog post authored by Paul Driessen, the conservative Heartland Institute disputes that global warming is worsening the weather or that it’s human-caused. And, Driessen writes, fossil fuels “bring rescue boats.”
|Man arrested after standoff in Wichita | The Wichita Eagle - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 22 h. 1 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleMan arrested after standoff in Wichita | The Wichita EagleWichita EagleWichita police arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a home in the 1600 block of North Brunswick late Sunday.KAKE.com | Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - Man arrested ...KAKEall 8 news articles »
|FILE - Sedgwick County firefighters douse a series of grass fires along K-42 in 2014.Wichita News / 22 h. 30 min. ago more|
County Counselor Eric Yost asked the Kansas Attorney General's Office for legal clarification on several issues related to consolidating fire districts and departments under state law. Yost said talks about consolidating fire services are still in the very early stages.
|Police ID man who died in ATV crashThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 1 h. 30 min. ago more|
One person was killed after an ATV crashed on a bike path in Wichita on Sunday night. The wreck happened at about 9:30 p.m. near 17th and I-135, according to … Click to Continue »
|More details in 7-hour-long standoff in west WichitaThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 1 h. 35 min. ago more|
A 22-year-old man was arrested early Monday after a 7-hour standoff with Wichita police. Officers were called to the 1600 block of North Brunswick around 10:30 p.m. Sunday regarding a … Click to Continue »
|Kansas searching for skilled labor amid shortage of workers | The ... - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 1 d. 1 h. 56 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleKansas searching for skilled labor amid shortage of workers | The ...Wichita EagleBusiness, civic and state leaders say the state is having trouble finding skilled labor. The shortage threatens economic growth, they say.and more »
|Kansas has jobs, but where are the workers?The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 1 h. 57 min. ago more|
Companies that employ thousands of Wichitans may face a choice in the not-so-distant future: Keep jobs here or move them elsewhere. Kansas is thirsty for skilled workers – the kind … Click to Continue »
|Cargill To Build State-Of-The-Art Biodiesel Plant In Wichita, KansasWichita News / 1 d. 3 h. 3 min. ago more|
ART BIODIESEL PLANT IN WICHITA, KANSAS Sep. 25, 2017 Source: Cargill news release Cargill has announced today plans to build a state-of-the-art $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open January 2019, it will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually.
|NC Fire Chief Hangs up Helmet after 50 YearsWichita News / 1 d. 7 h. 30 min. ago more|
In a lengthy profile, The Wilson Times touches on the many highlights for Wilson Fire/Rescue Chief Don Oliver, who began his career in 1967 after he inquired about working for the fire department in Wichita, Kansas. Wilson had been in a motorcycle accident and was facing a layoff at 20 years old when a friend told him what he would do if he were young enough.
|Airbus agreement sets guidelines on WSU student workers - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 1 d. 11 h. 50 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleAirbus agreement sets guidelines on WSU student workersWichita EagleIn March 2015, Airbus announced it was moving its Wichita engineering center from Old Town to a new building on the university's Innovation Campus. It was the first major partnership announced for the 120-acre development on the former Braeburn Golf ...
|Wichitaa s gardening guru a wanted people to always have funa outdoorsWichita News / 1 d. 11 h. 54 min. ago more|
Known as The Plant Doctor, he served as a Sedgwick County Horticulture agent for nearly three decades and was responsible for founding the Master Gardener Program and helping spark interest in Botanica, The Wichita Gardens, and the Wichita Garden Show. "Everybody loved how he never made anyone feel stupid, his advice was always something to remember," said Annie Calovich, former garden columnist for The Eagle.
|They sent Wichita rat photos to professor, and what did he see?Wichita News / 1 d. 16 h. 19 min. ago more|
In early September, in an Eagle article about a Wichita rat invasion , Fort Hays State University biology Professor Elmer Finck invited people to send pictures of the rodents they trapped in their yards. The biologist wanted to see what kinds of rats people were catching.
|Friends professor looks to Goda s a Magnificent Storya for new bookWichita News / 1 d. 18 h. 33 min. ago more|
James Bryan Smith was studying the ideas of beauty, goodness and truth in England when his publisher suggested he write a book on the subject. Smith hesitated, but his wife pointed out that while few people would read his dissertation, a book could help many.
|Kansas Profile | Wichita Buffalo Soldiers educates public on historic cavalryWichita News / 1 d. 23 h. 10 min. ago more|
Fort Union, New Mexico. At this historic fort, a group of African-Americans are re-enacting the role of the historic U.S. Cavalrymen known as buffalo soldiers.
|Paul PetitteWichita News / 2 d. 1 h. 20 min. ago more|
Paul is a seasoned, award-winning journalist with more than twenty years in broadcasting. He anchored and reported for at KSNW-TV in Wichita, Kansas, coordinated news coverage as Managing Editor/Anchor at WSJV-TV in South Bend, Indiana, anchored/hosted and reported at KHBS/KHOG's Hearst Television sister station, WESH-TV in Orlando, Florida and performed Associate Producer/Assignment Editor duties in Tulsa, Oklahoma at KJRH-TV.
|Energy key to Newton volleyball's undefeated day at home tournamentWichita News / 2 d. 5 h. 42 min. ago more|
Buhler held off Maize South 17-14 after building a 17-7 halftime lead at Maize South Friday night. UltraVan Rally in Hutchinson attracts a cult-like following from people around the nation.
|Wichita weather: A warm and windy Sunday before rain, cooler weather arriveWichita News / 2 d. 9 h. 54 min. ago more|
Highs should reach the upper 80s on Sunday, with a few clouds in the sky and gusty south winds. Steady breezes will be in the teens, with gusts approaching 25 miles an hour.
|After teens enter race, Kobach says hea d support minimum age for governor raceWichita News / 2 d. 14 h. 20 min. ago more|
Kansas should consider an age requirement for the governorship, according to the state's top election official who is also a candidate for governor. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kris Kobach said that he does not feel strongly about the issue, but that he would support it if the Legislature moved to enact a minimum age requirement to run for governor.
|Kansas Revenue Secretary Says Driver’s License IT Project On Track For 2018 LaunchKMUW / 3 d. 14 h. 12 min. ago more|
Kansas Revenue Secretary Sam Williams assured lawmakers Friday that the state’s new driver’s license system is on course for a smooth rollout at the start of 2018, despite auditor concerns to the contrary. At issue is a critical Department of Revenue information technology project — known as KanDrive or KanLicense — to migrate records for about 2 million people from an aged mainframe to a new system. Access to those records is critical for motor vehicle offices and law enforcement agencies. Williams told a joint panel of senators and representatives that if problems arise that would result in a rollout marred by glitches, he will push back the launch date. He does not, however, anticipate any such issues. He was seeking to ease lawmaker worries that KanDrive’s January unveiling will play out like the troubled 2012 rollout of a new system for vehicle registration records. That phase of the Department of Revenue’s IT modernization efforts occurred under a previous secretary and led to
|Kansas Congressional Members: Modernize, Don't Kill, NAFTAKMUW / 3 d. 14 h. 18 min. ago more|
Business leaders and members of Kansas’ congressional delegation are supportive of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA. Speaking at a summit hosted by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce in Wichita Friday, District 4 Rep. Ron Estes said he wants to modernize NAFTA in a way that keeps the “good parts” of the trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. Estes said Trump’s statements have begun to focus more on free and fair trade, instead of tearing up agreements. “The president used some language during the campaign that really was negative regarding trade, but what I’ve been thoroughly impressed with since the election and even before he took office, that message changed," he said. However, Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the U.S. from NAFTA. John Murphy, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said withdrawal would be “disastrous” for the U.S. economy. Canada and Mexico are Kansas’ top export partners. Sen. Pat Roberts and Reps. Lynn Jenkins and Kevin Yoder
|New App Takes Wichitans On A Walking Tour Of Their CityKMUW / 3 d. 14 h. 23 min. ago more|
The Wichita Public Library is launching a mobile app this weekend to take Wichitans on a walking history tour of Douglas Avenue. It's part of Sunday's Open Streets ICT event, when four miles of street will be closed to traffic.
|Kansas Board Of Regents Lists Conflicts Of InterestKMUW / 3 d. 17 h. 33 min. ago more|
The Kansas Board of Regents has voted to accept staff recommendations that members excuse or monitor themselves when engaging in potential conflicts of interest. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports four board members on Thursday acknowledged their significant financial ties to higher education institutions, necessitating recusals to avoid a conflict of interest. Julene Miller is part of the board's general counsel. Miller says individuals with conflicts of interest will abstain from voting and from participating in discussion regarding particular areas where they have conflict. She says the exception would be if the board determines the member with a conflict could provide information unobtainable from other sources. Board member Shane Bangerter says the board policy seems thorough and fair. Bangerter owns a law firm that provided legal services to Dodge City Community College.
|EcoFest To Encourage Wichitans To Celebrate Green Living And Eco-Stewardship KMUW / 3 d. 18 h. 27 min. ago more|
Environmental sustainability is the focus of EcoFest in east Wichita on Saturday. Organizer Vivien Minshull-Ford says the celebration centers around green living and eco-stewardship. She says there will be an eco-conscious art exhibit, demonstrations, crafts for kids and a bus that's been converted into an eco-friendly home. "People will be able to go on tours," Minshull-Ford says. "It’s put together by a couple of artists who are very clever at doing that sort of thing, and it’s off the grid so it has solar panels, a compost toilet and they live in it." Environmental advocates will discuss issues including water conservation, recycling and cleaning up the Arkansas river. Last year, nearly 2.5 tons of trash was collected during the City of Wichita's River Trash Roundup. EcoFest will take place Saturday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in east Wichita from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.