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|Wichita Islamic Society responds to threatening Facebook post - KWCHGoogle News / 3 h. 26 min. ago more|
KWCHWichita Islamic Society responds to threatening Facebook postKWCHWICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Facebook post has cause concern in Wichita's Muslim community after a man suggests using the Wichita Islamic Society building as a shooting range. For Hussam Madi, the idea that anyone would want to attack his place of worship is ...
|WPD, local businesses give early Christmas to those in needKSN-TV / 4 h. 43 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) It is the season of giving and that is exactly what Wichita police and local businesses did for those in need. Several Wichita families arrived by party bus to a holiday feast at Pig In! Pig Out! For years, Sgt. Kenneth Kimble has encouraged officers to look deeper when they run calls. Kimble says, “If you look around and you see the households during the Christmas season, and you don’t see decorations, then you know somehow that this family might be struggling.” For the families, it’s a day to share laughs and smiles with Wichita police officers. For the officers, it’s a day to put on a Santa hat instead of a badge. Kimble explains, “Sometimes when we meet these families, things aren’t going very well. So what we want to do is take them away from that at least for a day, bring them out to a happy occasion and bring them out with police officers to see this is what we do on a normal daily basis.” With the help of Wichita Dent Company, Santa was able to give all the kids gifts and a new pair of shoes. He adds, “Usually people don’t get this type of stuff, you know, so like for us to get it, it’s kind of a blessing.” And a chance for officers to positively impact others. Additionally those families got sent home with groceries and treats. This WPD feast tradition is 10 years strong.
|McCain treated for viral infection, returns home to Arizona - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 6 h. 48 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleMcCain treated for viral infection, returns home to ArizonaWichita EagleFILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., leaves a closed-door session where Republican senators met on the GOP effort to overhaul the tax code, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says McCain is returning ...and more »
|‘Tomorrow’s not a promise for anybody’: Family remembers young murder victimKSN-TV / 7 h. 57 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The holidays are typically a fun time people enjoy with their loved ones. But for one family in Wichita, an important piece is missing. Nakari Moore, known as Kari by those closest to him, was shot and killed last month. Police have arrested a suspect, but Moore’s family says that does little to ease their pain, especially during the holidays. That’s why they’re urging others to be thankful for the time they have with loved ones. “He was a wonderful kid, the best kid I could ask for,” said Aronya Brooks, Nakari Moore’s mother. Brooks says her son Kari loved his family and the holidays, but this year his Christmas stocking will not be filled. “It’s going to be hard because it’s kind of like my joy is gone because he’s not here,” said Brooks. Wichita police say Nakari Moore was paying a bill at a cell phone store and as he was leaving a 16-year-old suspect fired into his car. That juvenile is now charged with first-degree murder and Moore’s family is struggling to cope with their anger and loss. “I miss him and I mean you just got to deal with it because there’s nothing I can do to bring my brother back so I’m hurt,” said Kishaun Brooks. While the motive in the murder is still unclear, Kari’s mother says he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. “There was no reason for my son to get shot, basically, in my mind, so I don’t understand what type of anger was going on for you to do that,” said Aronya. Looking at family photos with Kari’s famous smile is how the family keeps the 19 year old’s fun-loving spirit alive. They hope his story will serve as a reminder to others of the importance of family. “Tomorrow’s not a promise for anybody and keep your family close, you loved ones close and I just pray that we get justice for my brother and I love him and I can’t wait to see him again,” said Kishaun. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Major Kellogg ramp will be closed most of MondayKSN-TV / 8 h. 54 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A major part of the highway will be closed for most of tomorrow, so be prepared before heading out to work. The southbound ramp from I-135 to eastbound Kellogg will be closed from 9:00 a.m.until 4:00 p.m. This is to allow workers to patch some concrete on the ramp bridge. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Alex Lomax on WSU visit: 'It feels great to be a Shocker' - Wichita EagleGoogle News / 14 h. 29 min. ago more|
Wichita EagleAlex Lomax on WSU visit: 'It feels great to be a Shocker'Wichita EagleDressed in a black, long-sleeved Wichita State basketball shirt, Alex Lomax, WSU's guest of honor for Saturday's game against Oklahoma, was disappointed to see a hot shooting performance down his future team in a 91-83 loss to the Sooners at Intrust ...and more »
|Named after a Star Wars character, this baby sloth will join Tanganyika Wildlife ParkThe Wichita Eagle / 15 h. 17 min. ago more|
Tanganyika Wildlife Park announced that it will have a Star Wars character of its own when it reopens in March. The Goddard-based wildlife park posted on Facebook that the mystery … Click to Continue »
|Oklahoma basketball: Sooners stun No. 3 Wichita State behind Trae Young's 29 points - NCAA.comGoogle News / 18 h. 18 min. ago more|
NCAA.comOklahoma basketball: Sooners stun No. 3 Wichita State behind Trae Young's 29 pointsNCAA.comWICHITA, Kan. — No one had to convince Oklahoma's players that Saturday's game at No. 3 Wichita State presented a measuring stick of sorts. Sooners star guard Trae Young believes the 91-83 victory "will open a lot of eyes in the college basketball ...Local businesses see boom during Wichita State gamesKWCHOklahoma big winner after topping No. 3 Wichita State; Florida, Florida State losersCBSSports.comTrae Young adds upset of No. 3 Wichita State to his star freshman seasonESPN (press release) (blog)USA TODAY -Wichita Eagleall 111 news articles »
|Wichita community use ribbons to raise domestic violence awareness - KWCHGoogle News / 1 d. 5 h. 33 min. ago more|
KWCHWichita community use ribbons to raise domestic violence awarenessKWCHWICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichita community is raising awareness about domestic violence after a 25-year-old woman was killed last month and her boyfriend was arrested for her murder. An event is being held on Monday but some neighbors got out ahead of ...
|New DCF chief: Zero tolerance for LGBTQ discrimination in adoption, foster care casesWichita News / 1 d. 6 h. 43 min. ago more|
The mother of 3-year-old Evan Brewer, Miranda R. Miller, 36 and her boyfriend, Stephen M. Bodine, 40, were charged with first-degree murder in the boy's death Tuesday afternoon. Bond for both Miller and Bodine was set at $500,000.
|Wichita group voice concerns about changing fireworks ordinance - KWCHGoogle News / 1 d. 7 h. 46 min. ago more|
KWCHWichita group voice concerns about changing fireworks ordinanceKWCHA Wichita group says loosening the firework ordinance in the city would be dangerous.Wichita Law Prohibits Giving Money to Roadside PanhandlersU.S. News & World ReportChase Billingham: New laws will criminalize homelessWichita Eagle (blog)City council to look at Wichita fireworks lawsKFDIall 5 news articles »
|He painted a symbol of gay pride. Now this Kansas high school’s tradition is overThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 8 h. 46 min. ago more|
When Marion High School student Logan Waner painted a rainbow flag on his parking space, he didn’t intend to end a six-year senior tradition. But earlier this week, after nearly … Click to Continue »
|Oklahoma takes down No. 3 Wichita State 91-83 - FOXSports.comGoogle News / 1 d. 8 h. 50 min. ago more|
FOXSports.comOklahoma takes down No. 3 Wichita State 91-83FOXSports.comThree months after the Knicks traded Anthony to Oklahoma City, their former All-Star is gone and quickly forgotten. Porzingis is playing nearly as well as Anthony ever did in New York and seems to enjoy unyielding support from both fans and the front ...and more »
|Wreaths Across America in Wichita for the first time - KWCHGoogle News / 1 d. 9 h. 41 min. ago more|
KWCHWreaths Across America in Wichita for the first timeKWCHPeople had the opportunity to purchase wreaths for the fallen and volunteers went around and layed them on graves earlier this morning. "It's just to honor and to teach our children the meaning, the sacrifices our veterans have provided for us," says ...Wreaths Across America in Wichita FallsKFDXall 560 news articles »
|PHOTOS: Wreaths Across America ceremony in WichitaThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 12 h. 9 min. ago more|
Wichitans take part in a national ceremony to honor fallen U.S. veterans. … Click to Continue »
|19-year-old Kansas man killed in crash late FridayThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 15 h. 13 min. ago more|
A 19-year-old was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer in Anderson County late Friday, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol. The tractor-trailer was northbound on Highway … Click to Continue »
|Man wants to re-adopt dog he surrendered after shelter raises funds for surgeriesKSN-TV / 1 d. 15 h. 58 min. ago more|
WATERLOO, Iowa (CNN) – An eastern Iowa man wants to re-adopt his pet after an animal shelter he dropped his dog off at performed thousands of dollars in surgery. Boris is a 10-year-old chihuahua and former owner Jeffrey Ferrie say s he thinks the dog broke his jaw after getting into a fight with the neighbor’s dog. So, with no money to pay for x-rays and surgery, Ferrie surrendered Boris to the Cedar Bend Society. “I would love to get my dog back. I didn’t want to give him up, but that was the only option that I had, and they made it seem as though they were just going to put him down anyway,” said Jeffrey Ferrie. “I didn’t think there was any option that he would survive this ordeal to begin with.” After sharing Boris’s story on social media, Cedar Bend Humane Society co-director Kristy Gardner says they were able to raise nearly $5,000 to pay for his surgery. “We were just completely blown away with the generosity of our community. We definitely have a lot of animal lovers out there,” said Kristy Gardner. Since the money was raised through donations, Ferrie says he should be able to readopt Boris. “So, they’re not out anything if they were to either give me back my dog or allow me to re-adopt him,” said Ferrie. “There’s nothing coming out of their pockets if they decide to do that.” Right now, Gardner says their biggest concern is Boris. “Our main concern is the animal. Right now we’re just moving forward with the care of the dog,” said Gardner. “We’re not concentrating on getting him adopted or where he needs to go from here. Right now, our focus is on the dog.” When it comes time to put Boris up for adoption, Gardner says she will evaluate everyone, including Ferrie. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Bigger paychecks next year for city and county employeesWichita News / 1 d. 16 h. 7 min. ago more|
Airport police/fire employees, shown here during a recent emergency drill, and Wichita Transit workers will get a 2 percent raise in 2018, the largest across-the-board percentage increase approved for city workers this week. Airport police/fire employees, shown here during a recent emergency drill, and Wichita Transit workers will get a 2 percent raise in 2018, the largest across-the-board percentage increase approved for city workers this week.
|Family of woman who was killed, neighbors plan purple ribbons through RiversideThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 18 h. 36 min. ago more|
Come Monday night, the Riverside neighborhood will be awash with purple ribbons. The family of 25-year-old Bryena McQuitty, who lived in the 800 block of North Litchfield, asked in the … Click to Continue »
|Man who tried carjacking woman outside of QuikTrip sentencedThe Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 19 h. 59 min. ago more|
A man who attempted to carjack a 38-year-old woman outside of a west-side QuikTrip in October was given two years of probation on Friday. Jolio Conde, 26, pleaded guilty last … Click to Continue »
|Delano project a catalyst in need of stronger supportWichita News / 1 d. 20 h. 53 min. ago more|
The 180-apartment, 90-hotel room project that would connect Exploration Place and the new Advanced Learning Library with the Delano district is being billed as a key piece of Delano's redevelopment. The proposal has moved forward on two 4-3 votes by the City Council.
|10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekendWichita News / 2 d. 1 h. 38 min. ago more|
Looking for things to do? Matt Riedl is your go-to guy for entertainment, art and culture news in Wichita. In the midst of all your "last-minute" shopping this weekend, take a moment to enjoy some of Wichita's finest events going on.
|Amy Bragg Carey: Tax bill impacts education, workforce readinessWichita News / 2 d. 1 h. 38 min. ago more|
House and Senate leadership have been working to reconcile differences between the two versions of the new tax bill. It is predicted that the House version will cost students and families $71 billion more through changes to higher education tax benefits, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
|Know a Grinch? See if this 'Grinch Face' makes the gradeWichita News / 2 d. 1 h. 38 min. ago more|
Comedian and entertainer Sam Beman portrayed The Grinch in Seussical The Musical years ago, and has since played the character outside of the theater. Beman shares a few insider tips on how to make a good "Grinch Face."
|Driving around, looking for Christmas lights? Wea ve got mapsWichita News / 2 d. 4 h. 15 min. ago more|
Looking for the coolest holiday light displays this year? Eagle staffers spent hours collecting the addresses of the Wichita area's best Christmas light displays . Last year's lists - east and west - have been updated.
|Beware: Kellogg to close in early JanuaryWichita News / 2 d. 4 h. 15 min. ago more|
If you were traveling on Kellogg or I-235 this weekend only to find it closed at the I-235 interchange here's why. Constructions crews from Dondlinger Construction were busy installing 12 63,000-pound bridge beams over the main Wichita highway.
|Local group fighting to keep youth safe, on the right path amidst violenceKSN-TV / 2 d. 4 h. 16 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Four, that’s the number of Wichita teens murdered just this year. On top of that, seven teens have been arrested in the homicides that have taken place so far in 2017. One local group says even one life lost is too many. That’s why they’re fighting to keep area kids safe and on the right path. Rise Up For Youth Inc. has been serving teenage girls and boys at four area high schools for the past four years. Tonight, they had their annual Christmas party, where about 100 kids turned out. Dearah Woods, a sophomore at Wichita Southeast High school says the event involved food, music and games. “It’s a good thing to go to, it’s positive and it is a fun time,” said Woods. A sentiment echoed by Wichita East High School senior Xian Sullivan. “It is good to have a bunch of youth go out and do more things that are more constructive,” said Sullivan. Both well aware of what has transpired this year, with four homicides and seven arrests made of people 18-years old and under. “Sometimes the things that happen it’s just out of nowhere, it’s not expected, so that is the scariest part,” said Woods. ” does make me a little sad knowing that people my age are dropping, that’s affecting us,” added Sullivan. David Gilkey, the Program Director for Rise Up For Youth says it is incidents like that are troublesome. “It kind of bothers me because it is so many young people dying and so many young people getting locked up,” said Gilkey. Which is why Gilkey says more events like this need to be held to help out the younger people in the community. “We want to show them that we care about them, we are going to do something special for them on Friday night because these could be doing other things, you know, running the streets, doing different things,” said Gilkey. It is something those who turned out, like Woods and Sullivan, say is a positive. “Just educating our youth, you know, it just really starts with that at the base,” said Sullivan. “I think it will pull more people together if it is fun,” added Woods. Going forward, Gilkey says he hopes to have what he calls,a teen summit, at some point in the near future. He says the event would give young people a place and a chance to speak out.. about some of the things that have been going on in the community
|Additional technology could help Wichita police crack down on violent crime - KWCHGoogle News / 2 d. 4 h. 57 min. ago more|
KWCHAdditional technology could help Wichita police crack down on violent crimeKWCHNext week, the Wichita City Council will consider two possible security projects for the city's first district. District 1 includes a large area from south Wichita all the way up to Bel Aire and west to east from Interstate 135 to Woodlawn. One idea on ...and more »
|Wichita family reunited with stolen Christmas decorationKSN-TV / 2 d. 5 h. 7 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Thanks to a tip and some detective work a Wichita family has been reunited with its stolen holiday decoration. “I got on the phone first and called my sister and said the Grinch has been found!” said Lynn Miller. Lynn Miller said her inflatable Grinch was stolen from her Wichita yard in early December. The Grinch was a gift from Miller’s deceased sister. “My little sister had cancer. She bought this Grinch in 2004 and then in 2005 she came down with cancer and she gave the Grinch to me at Christmas time and said I want you to have this Grinch. That was the last Christmas we were together and then she passed away in 2006,” Miller said. Miller has put the Grinch on display in her yard for more than a decade. Each year her family takes a photo with it. After thieves swiped it, Miller said she was worried the tradition had been broken. However, shortly after KSN reported about the theft someone contacted Miller with information about her Grinch. “I had a message from one of my friends,” Miller said. “It’s a picture of my Grinch in a front yard.” The yard in the picture was just several blocks away from Miller’s home. “Oh my gosh. I wanted to jump in the car and go get him,” she said. Miller decided to hold off. She called Wichita police and sent her husband to the area to do a little detective work. “About 15 minutes later, my husband called and said it’s definitely him. He’s got Band-Aids up on top of him where he had holes punctured. He said it’s definitely our Grinch,” Miller said. Police soon arrived on scene, retrieved the Grinch from the house and returned it to Miller and her family. “It’s wonderful to have him back home,” Miller said. Miller decided not to press charges in the case. She said she doesn’t want to ruin anyone’s holiday. “I just hope everybody has a Merry Christmas even the ones that took our Grinch. I hope you still have a Merry Christmas,” she said. Miller said if she decides to place the Grinch in her yard again, she will likely install security cameras.
|Memorial scholarship fund honors Perla RodriguezKSN-TV / 2 d. 5 h. 34 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A memorial scholarship has been set up honoring a Wichita woman who was killed this year. Perla Rodriguez was an advocate for sexual assault victims. She was murdered in November. Rodriguez worked at the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center. She was known by staff and patients for her kindness and desire to take care of others. The group ICT SOS donated $1,000 to start the memorial scholarship as a way to honor her. “Perla was such a huge part of our community and such a big part of helping us establish our education program that we do,” said Jennifer White, Executive Director of ICT SOS. “And so we feel like this is just a small way to honor her memory and be able to give back.” ICT SOS also donated $24,000 to the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Protesters gather outside Sen. Moran’s office to talk tax billKSN-TV / 2 d. 5 h. 51 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A group demonstrated outside Senator Jerry Moran’s Wichita office today. They say they wanted to let him know how they felt about the new tax bill. They sang songs and speakers from several groups talked about how the tax plan will affect their organizations. One woman says she feels the senators aren’t listening to the people. “I’m one of those people who has been writing emails, and making phone calls, and I had had it,” said Vernette Chance. “And I thought there’s got to be something else we can do, say.. to try to get through to them. I don’t know that anything matters, they’re going to be voting on this thing anyway, and it still sounds terrible.” The final tax bill was released late Friday afternoon. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Topeka senator entering Democratic race for Kansas governorWichita News / 2 d. 6 h. 46 min. ago more|
Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, asks DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore a question after learning the results of an audit of the department Wednesday Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in Topeka, Kan. The Kansas Department of Children and Families continuing struggles to adequately oversee private foster care contractors is putting children in the system at risk, according to a state audit of the agency released Wednesday.
|More cameras, surveillance sensors may be installed in Wichita neighborhoodsKSN-TV / 2 d. 7 h. 53 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Whatever it takes to prevent crime, the City of Wichita is willing to consider it. “Right now we are going through a situation where it seems that the criminal activity is on the rise,” says District 1 City Councilwoman Lavonta Williams. One option, acoustic sensors, through a program called Shot Spotter. If a gun shot is fired, the installed sensors will track how long the sound took to get to the sensor, within 25 meters, and triangulate the exact spot where it happened on a map. A police officer is alerted in seconds, instead of having to wait on secondhand information that dispatchers are getting. Another option on the table is one wichita police are getting comfortable with — cameras. They could install 17 more in the city in an area where gun shots are on the rise. The cameras would link up to the same system the ones in Old Town are on and would give police a live look at certain areas in the city. “I don’t know I am really torn in between the two I really can’t say,” says Wichitan Candance Burnette. Burnette says the technology pushes the envelope of privacy, but it may be worth it. “It will help people out to get justice for their family members that they have lost or can’t find the shooter. On another end I just know a lot of people won’t especially in the area’s they are probably going to go towards.” The ventures would cost around $290,000 but another option is to hire an additional police officer. Next Tuesday Wichita City Council will vote to see which options they will include to allow residents to share their opinions on in future public hearings. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Beware: A stretch of Kellogg to close in early JanuaryThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 7 h. 55 min. ago more|
Brace yourselves, Wichita: a stretch of Kellogg is closing. The Kansas Department of Transportation will shut down all lanes of Kellogg under the I-235 overpass over a four-day period wrapping … Click to Continue »
|$23 million downtown development includes renovating historic Spaghetti Works buildingKSN-TV / 2 d. 8 h. 5 min. ago more|
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – If you drive around downtown Wichita, it’s not unusual to see vacant buildings. Included in that group is the historic Spaghetti Works building by the In Trust Bank Arena. But, that won’t be for long because a local developer is turning it into a $23 million development. “We see this site as a fantastic opportunity, not only to bridge the east side of the tracks with the Old Town entertainment district with all the excitement going on on the west side of the tracks, and then the arena to the south,” said Nick Esterline, principal for the TGC Development Group. TGC development will be renovating the old building into 41 apartment units. And, then right across the road where the parking lot is across from Naftzger park, there will be 62,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. “I think the opportunity to have this new retail space that brings the new type of design construction is really going to be an interesting opportunity to have to provide new retailers to come to the downtown will be attractive for many people,” said Scot Rigby, assistant city manager. Funds generated in property tax growth will help pay for the renovation of Naftzger Park that will be next to the mixed-use space. “This park is going to be a park for everyone and that’s what we want,” said Lavonta Williams, city council member for the city of Wichita. “So, it’s not to push anyone out. It’s just to make some changes that are desperately needed in order for us to continue to attract those large conferences and conventions to Wichita.” City leaders say improvements to the park will play into the idea of making downtown a place that’s not only a work destination. “What we don’t want to happen, to have happen is the five o’clock the sidewalks roll up and people go home back to the suburbs,” said Rigby. “The goal of this effort and the goal we’ve had for a number of different years is live, work and play in the downtown.” The city will vote on the development on Tuesday. It calls for three phases starting with the apartments and the first commercial space. The developers say the whole project could take up to five years to complete. Get breaking news, weather and traffic on the go. Download our News App and our Weather App for your phone and tablet. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
|Santa scams are coming to townThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 9 h. 2 min. ago more|
To scammers it really doesn’t matter whether you are naughty or nice. If you’ve got a few bucks they can get at, then they’ve got time for you. The holiday … Click to Continue »
|New Conductor Takes Baton At Ballet Wichita KMUW / 2 d. 10 h. 32 min. ago more|
For the first time in decades, a new conductor will lead the orchestra at Friday's premiere of Ballet Wichita's "The New Nutcracker." For 20 years Wesley DeSpain performed as a clarinetist in the production under longtime conductor Jay Decker. It was Decker who recommended DeSpain to Ballet Wichita. During a recent rehearsal, DeSpain said the most exciting part is how all the various art forms come together to create a mesmerizing effect for the audience. "The staging, the lights, the costumes, the dancing, which is incredible, and the music," he said. "It just all fits together seamlessly." As conductor, DeSpain said he has to be concerned about all of the parts now, instead of just his own. "But honestly, for the last 10 years I’ve been thinking about this work as a conductor even while I was playing it, so I’ve been trying to learn it all along." He says his new role is a dream come true. DeSpain also directs middle and high school orchestras in the Derby Public School District. --
|A New Take On A Holiday Classic: Ballet Wichita Modernizes 'The Nutcracker'KMUW / 2 d. 10 h. 44 min. ago more|
Ballet Wichita’s annual performance of "The Nutcracker" premieres on Friday -- but it won’t be the same show you’ve seen in the past. It's "The New Nutcracker". Guest Artistic Director Karen Brown and Director and Choreographer Sean McLeod are bringing some new moves to the holiday classic.
|State Senator Laura Kelly Jumps Into Kansas Governor’s RaceKMUW / 2 d. 12 h. 16 min. ago more|
A crowded field of candidates running for governor in Kansas gained its first woman Friday with the entry of state Sen. Laura Kelly.
|NASA astronaut reflects on his year in spaceThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 12 h. 39 min. ago more|
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly reflects on his year in space. Kelly will visit Hutchinson next year. (Video by NASA) … Click to Continue »
|10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend (Dec. 15-17) - Wichita Eagle (blog)Google News / 2 d. 13 h. 29 min. ago more|
Wichita Eagle (blog)10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend (Dec. 15-17)Wichita Eagle (blog)Welcome to another weekend – and with that weekend, we're one step closer to Christmas. I'm already seeing events pop up on Facebook advertising “last-minute” holiday shopping events this weekend. If you think Dec. 15 is last minute, have I got a shock ...
|Democrat Ramsey Drops Out Of Kansas Congressional Race Following Sexual Harassment AllegationsKMUW / 2 d. 13 h. 42 min. ago more|
Retired lawyer and former community health nonprofit executive Andrea Ramsey announced Friday that she is dropping out of the race for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.
|Today Is The Deadline For Obamacare EnrollmentKMUW / 2 d. 14 h. 11 min. ago more|
Demand for Obamacare coverage in Kansas appears strong ahead of Friday's sign-up deadline. Despite that, enrollment through the health insurance marketplace is expected to drop.
|Wichita City Council To Vote On Multimillion Dollar East Douglas ProjectKMUW / 2 d. 14 h. 30 min. ago more|
The Wichita City Council will vote Tuesday on a multimillion dollar plan to develop the 600 block of East Douglas, near Naftzger Park.
|Astronaut Scott Kelly will visit Kansas next yearThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 14 h. 33 min. ago more|
Capt. Scott J. Kelly, a NASA astronaut famous for spending a full year in space, will visit Hutchinson next year. According to the Cosmosphere, Kelly will be the featured speaker … Click to Continue »
|Prostitution sweep leads to 11 arrests along BroadwayThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 15 h. 1 min. ago more|
Wichita police arrested 11 men in an operation targeting prostitution and sex solicitation. The men were arrested on suspicion of patronizing a prostitute and hiring a prostitute to engage in … Click to Continue »
|Undoing Net Neutrality Could Affect Internet Users In Rural AreasKMUW / 2 d. 15 h. 14 min. ago more|
The Federal Communication Commission on Thursday overturned its 2015 decision to prevent internet service providers from slowing speeds or charging more for certain content. The vote on net neutrality could affect rural communities. FCC chairman Ajit Pai — who grew up in Parsons, Kansas — says undoing the regulation may help people in rural areas get better internet access. But 41 small internet service providers, or ISPs, have said they oppose deregulation. They fear it would give large corporations more power over internet speeds and content. Chris Owens is president of Hubris Communications, a small ISP in western Kansas. He says this ruling fundamentally changes the internet. "There would be no Netflix, there would be no voice over IPs," Owens says. "If net neutrality hadn’t existed over the ‘90s we wouldn’t have any of these things now." A multistate lawsuit is expected to be filed with the aim of preventing the FCC’s decision from taking effect.
|A police officer receives a 'hippopotamus' for ChristmasThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 15 h. 46 min. ago more|
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office wishes people a happy holidays. (Video by Douglas County Sheriff's Office) … Click to Continue »
|ACLU Adds Data Security Concerns To Lawsuit Challenging Kobach Voter Fraud CommissionKMUW / 2 d. 16 h. 37 min. ago more|
A federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union questions the security of a multistate voter registration database championed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
|KU Research Could Help Predict Man-made EarthquakesKMUW / 2 d. 17 h. 44 min. ago more|
A recently published study by the University of Kansas is providing new insights into south-central Kansas’ recent increase in earthquake activity.
|A ‘bittersweet’ decision, KSN’s Mark Davidson to leave anchor deskThe Wichita Eagle / 2 d. 18 h. 53 min. ago more|
Mark Davidson, a KSN-TV morning anchor, announced Friday that he is leaving the station at the end of the year. “It’s a bittersweet decision,” he said on the station’s Facebook … Click to Continue »
|Pizza Hut offers $10,000 reward in killing of delivery driverThe Wichita Eagle / 3 d. 6 h. 9 min. ago more|
Pizza Hut is offering a $10,000 reward for information in the killing of one of its delivery drivers last month. Hasan Rahman, 26, was fatally shot and left in his … Click to Continue »
|Lawsuit Attempts To Force USDA To Reinstate Livestock Fairness RuleKMUW / 3 d. 11 h. 10 min. ago more|
The U.S. Department of Agriculture faces a lawsuit that argues the federal agency must bring back a proposed rule that defined abusive practices by meatpacking companies.
|Sedgwick County Offering Free Flu Shots To Uninsured AdultsKMUW / 3 d. 12 h. 17 min. ago more|
Free flu shots are now available for uninsured Sedgwick County residents older than 19, according to a news release from the county. The vaccine is available while supplies last at the county’s Division of Health main clinic at 2716 W. Central in Wichita. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m. Flu vaccinations are recommended for anyone six months or older. There is no live virus in flu shots, and the vaccine cannot cause the flu. Contact Sedgwick County at at 316-660-7362 or email@example.com for more information. -- Tom Shine is the director of news and public affairs. Follow him on Twitter @thomaspshine . To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Alabama Senate Race Bolsters Democrats’ Congressional Hopes In KansasKMUW / 3 d. 12 h. 45 min. ago more|
At first glance, the Alabama Senate race doesn’t appear to offer many clues about what the 2018 election has in store. There isn’t likely to be another campaign in which a marginal candidate attempts to hold serve for a sharply divided party while fighting unprecedented allegations of sexual misconduct under a national spotlight. “To be sure, Roy Moore was a flawed and controversial candidate,” said Patrick Miller, a University of Kansas political scientist. “He put a race into play that never should have been in play.” Even so, Miller said, other things factored into Democrat Doug Jones’ improbable win — factors that also could come into play in some upcoming congressional races in Kansas. They include Democrats — particularly black voters — turning out in numbers not typically seen in non-presidential elections, Miller said. “For much of the year it looked like black voters were less engaged than they had been normally,” Miller said, attributing it to a possible “post-Obama effect.”
|Kansas Task Force Hears That Some Issues With Foster Care System Aren’t NewKMUW / 3 d. 14 h. 22 min. ago more|
Descriptions of an underfunded, under-resourced foster care system short on child placement options sounded familiar to Kansas lawmakers and child welfare advocates at a task force meeting this week.
|Textron Aviation still committed to Silvercrest engine for HemisphereWichita News / 3 d. 14 h. 28 min. ago more|
Safran still has a committed customer for the Silvercrest engine after Dassault cancelled the version of the Falcon 5X powered by the 10,000lb-thrust turbofan. Wichita, Kansas-based Textron Aviation still plans to use the Silvercrest to power the twin-engined Cessna Citation Hemisphere, but continues to monitor Safran's progress.
|Things to do Today Posted atWichita News / 3 d. 18 h. 33 min. ago more|
Beat the Holiday Blues is sponsored by NAMI of Reno County. Our special guests will be Oxford Houses of Hutchinson.
|Local Billboard-Charting Jazz Artist Prepares For More Shows, Including In HometownKMUW / 3 d. 21 h. 47 min. ago more|
Skinny Hightower is a smooth jazz artist who lives here in Wichita. The 32-year-old is receiving some huge accolades from the jazz world. His song "Taboo" peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in July. Although he’s received favorable reviews nationally, he’s not as well known in Wichita. Hightower and his band will perform a small concert in town on Sunday. Carla Eckels: Skinny, describe your music. Skinny Hightower: It falls in the lines of smooth jazz, but I do everything I can to not do what everybody else is doing. I know it’s more like R&B on the bottom and jazz on the top. Are you in the studio recording? Yes, but I already have two albums out. The first one I did, "Cloud Nine," I did that independently and then I shopped some music that I was working on around to different labels and got picked up by Trippin N’ Rhythm. "Emotions" came out last spring so it has not been that long so I’m not really focused on doing another album just yet. Right now we’re trying to get
|High court eyes KORA in Greensburg hospital caseWichita News / 4 d. 0 h. 45 min. ago more|
TOPEKA – The Kansas Supreme Court took a scalpel Wednesday to a dispute arising from a lower court's application of the Kansas Open Records Act to a not-for-profit corporation hired to administer a public hospital in Greensburg.