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  • Christopher O’ Riley Gives The Music Of Radiohead A LiftChristopher O’ Riley Gives The Music Of Radiohead A Lift

    “They’re all some of the most difficult pieces that I play,” says pianist Christopher O’ Riley, discussing his preparation for a recital spotlighting the music of Radiohead. The Los Angeles-based musician has been arranging/interpreting/performing Radiohead’s music since the early 2000s. “I really like to think that this is an infinitesimally slowed-down improvisation because I really am making note choices, harmony choices from one sixteenth note to the next.” O’Riley has issued two full-length albums of Radiohead music (2003’s True Love Waits and 2005’s Hold Me To This ) in addition to having adapted several other songs by the British band to piano since the late 1990s. In addition to the aforementioned recordings he’s tracked compositions by Nick Drake, Pink Floyd, Nirvana and others when not performing works by Igor Stravinsky, Bernard Herrmann and others (see the acclaimed 2011 effort Shuffle.Play.Listen with cellist Matt Haimovitz). O’Riley performs an evening of Radiohead music

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  • One person injured in Wichita apartment fireOne person injured in Wichita apartment fire

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person was injured in an apartment fire in northeast Wichita Monday night. The fire occurred at the Brickstone At Woodlawn Apartments in the 2300 block of N. Woodlawn. A Sedgwick County emergency dispatch supervisor told KSN firefighters were dispatched to an apartment in the complex after a caller reported a cooking fire. Firefightetrs said a woman in the apartment tried to put water on the fire which caused it to flare up. The fire was extinguished quickly, fire officials said. A short time later, Sedgwick County Emergency Medical Services were called to the scene after firefighters reported one person was injured in the fire. The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital with serious burns. Fire officials did not give a damage estimate to the apartment and its contents.

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  • Frigid temperatures cause car problems for driversFrigid temperatures cause car problems for drivers

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Ice, snow and the wind combined for a rough time Monday for anyone who didn’t have the option of staying indoors. Staying out the cold wasn’t an option for Shelby Bushey. The AAA Roadside Assistance driver has been responding to calls caused by the cold. “Mostly it’s more batteries issues-a lot of battery issues, people are having a hard time starting their cars, or they have frozen doors. their locks are frozen,” said Bushey. He says car batteries usually last three to five years and it’s important to check them, especially before we reach freezing temperatures. “It’s good to maintenance them,” said Bushey. “Some of them are self-maintenance. you get- just make sure there’s no corrosion on it.” AAA recommends running the car for 15 minutes before you drive to keep those batteries in good working order. Another problem Monday was that one driver found himself out in the cold when he locked himself out. “I’m trying to start the car so when I start it on I shut the door then and the car did lock in myself,” said Alfredo Cabrles, a driver. “We tried to open it again and it just not open anymore.” He wasn’t the only one. “I had gotten in to warm up the car a little bit and then someone else who was trying to help me we locked ourselves out,” said Talicia Harris, a driver. If you do find yourself stranded, Bushey encourages you to be prepared if you have to wait until he arrives to help. “If you’re vehicles not running, have something warm, have a blanket you know,” he said. “Have something that prepares you, so that if you do get stranded, you’re kept warm.”

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  • Wichita police searching for armed robbery suspectWichita police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Wichita police are searching for a man who is suspected of robbing the H-Food Mart and Tobacco shop in the 100 block of West 21st Street on Monday. The robbery … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 9 h. 41 min. ago
  • Police search for suspect in armed robbery to Wichita business - KWCHPolice search for suspect in armed robbery to Wichita business - KWCH

    KWCHPolice search for suspect in armed robbery to Wichita businessKWCHWICHITA, Kan. The Wichita Police Department asks for the public's help in finding a man it says committed a Monday morning armed robbery at H-Food Mart and Tobacco in the 100 block of West 21st Street. When officers arrived, police say they contacted a ...West Wichita food store robbed by man with pepper sprayKSN-TVall 3 news articles »

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  • West Wichita food store robbed by man with pepper sprayWest Wichita food store robbed by man with pepper spray

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A west Wichita convenience store was robbed late Monday morning. The robbery occurred at the H Food Mart in the 100 block of W. 21st Street about 111:20 a.m. Photo of a robbery suspect who robbed the H Food Mart in West 21st St. North on January 15, 2018. (Photo courtesy Wichita Police Dept.) Wichita Police said in an email when officers arrived on the scene a store employee reported an unknown man entered the store and pepper-sprayed her. The robber took her purse and cigarettes from the businesses before fleeing the scene. Anyone with any information about this crime should contact Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County at 316-292-1111.  All tips to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

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  • WSU gun case points to potential loophole for criminals in campus carryWSU gun case points to potential loophole for criminals in campus carry

    The Kansas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a onetime Wichita State University student who was arrested for carrying a loaded gun in the lobby of a campus … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 12 h. 22 min. ago
  • Dangerous cold bears down on Wichita - KSN-TVDangerous cold bears down on Wichita - KSN-TV

    KSN-TVDangerous cold bears down on WichitaKSN-TVWICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The wind chills will dip into the negatives tonight, something that can prove to be a health hazard for anyone who is outside. Which is why health officials are making sure people are taking this kind of weather seriously. “It is ...Wichita canceling classes Tuesday due to dangerous wind chills, Friends U delays start timesKNSSall 2 news articles »

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  • Dangerous cold bears down on WichitaDangerous cold bears down on Wichita

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) –  The wind chills will dip into the negatives tonight, something that can prove to be a health hazard for anyone who is outside. Which is why health officials are making sure people are taking this kind of weather seriously. “It is very important that if you are going to be outside for any length of time that, especially your extremities, your toes and your fingers, that we are keeping those covered with warm, dry coverings,” said Amy Gunderson, a Registered Nurse with Via Christi St. Francis Burn Unit. Gunderson says the cold, frigid temperatures we’ve had so far this year have already proved to harmful. “We are worried about the frost bite this year, we’ve seen 13 cases so far this year, generally we see two to three in a season,” said Gunderson. While many people are choosing not to venture out in the cold, others are braving the frigid temps to make sure everyone is out of harms way. Officer Nate Schweithale with the Wichita Police Departments Homeless Outreach Team was making sure there was nobody trying take shelter outside. “We are trying to make sure we make it a priority to contact all the homeless out here, get them connected to the shelters, it is pretty dangerous when it gets this cold,” said Ofc. Schweithale. Garland Edgerton, the Executive Director of Interfaith Ministries says kept their winter emergency shelter open all day for those who needed a bed and place to keep warm. “We had 90 people last night, obviously most of them have decided to stay in today,” said Edgerton. Knowing the cold can turn dangerous for anyone who is outside for any length of time. “It saves lives, it’s quite frankly if we were not open, a large number of these folks would not have a place to go,” said Edgerton. With the morning temperatures expected to be hovering around the zero mark wind chills well below freezing, many school district officials have made the decision to cancel class for tomorrow. USD 259 here in Wichita has decided to close school for tomorrow because of the weather. KSN spoke with Susan Arensman, a spokesperson for USD 259. She says when deciding whether to stay open or close, they monitor the weather conditions. Arensman says wind chill is one of the many factors they look at with winter weather conditions.  

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  • Man regrets prank that led to fatal shooting 41 mins agoMan regrets prank that led to fatal shooting 41 mins ago

    The Latest on a fatal police shooting in Kansas that occurred after a hoax emergency call was made : A 25-year-old Los Angeles man suspected of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Kansas man is expected to have a hearing as prosecutors seek to have him extradited. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday that prosecutors anticipate filing a fugitive from justice warrant against Tyler Barriss on Wednesday.

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  • New Wichita rules would allow drinks to be taken outdoors - KWCHNew Wichita rules would allow drinks to be taken outdoors - KWCH

    KWCHNew Wichita rules would allow drinks to be taken outdoorsKWCHYou could be able to carry your beer out of a bar and to another if the city of Wichita approves new common consumption rules. The city will be looking at the new proposed rules for the first time Tuesday. "We're going to have to experiment with it, it ...Wichita considers outdoor drinking rules for NCAA tournamentTopeka Capital Journalall 2 news articles »

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  • Wichita, surrounding districts cancel Tuesday classes, as does Wichita State - Wichita EagleWichita, surrounding districts cancel Tuesday classes, as does Wichita State - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita, surrounding districts cancel Tuesday classes, as does Wichita StateWichita EagleWichita State University, the Wichita school district and other districts in the area canceled Tuesday classes, citing a forecast that calls for low temperatures and dangerous wind chills. “I'm a native Minnesotan, and this is pretty cold for me,” said ...and more »

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  • Family on shooting victim: “He’s a very nice, generous person.”Family on shooting victim: “He’s a very nice, generous person.”

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sunday evening we told you about the 26-year-old man who was shot while on a ladder taking down Christmas decorations. This afternoon Wichita Police say a suspect is now in custody. It happened in the 3800 of East Cessna, which is near Pawnee and Hillside. Elvin Alvarez says the man shot last night is his wife’s niece’s husband, Ever Chavez. He says he wasn’t there when he was shot, but rushed to the home after he heard about what happened. Elvin Alvarez says he visited Ever Chavez just before we started this interview. His son stayed with us to translate what his dad could say about Sunday night. “The victim, he saw the guy pointing the gun at him so he started going down the ladder, really quickly,” said Elvin Alvarez, Wichita. This, he says, is when Ever was shot. He says Ever didn’t know the suspect, and described his family member as a person who doesn’t get into trouble. “He’s an excellent person, he’s a very nice, generous person,” said Alvarez. Alvarez says Ever and his wife are expecting a child, and he is a step father as well. Wichita Police say a second victim, a 50-year-old man, was almost hit when a bullet hit the door next to him. Neighbors say they were shocked by what happened. “Two cop in one car, you know they drive by that’s it, last night surprised me ambulance and police,” said Sang Sengvilay, Wichita. Alvarez says he’s thankful it wasn’t a different outcome that night. “Thank god that nothing else happened to him because it would have been a big, big bad thing for our family,” said Alvarez. The suspect in custody is a 29-year-old man and police say he was found close by to the home, in the 3800 block of East Cessna. Police say they’re still investigating the incident.

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  • Wichita kids spend their snow day helping othersWichita kids spend their snow day helping others

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – 10-year-old Hunter Fershing and his best bud Chris Ibbetson are shoveling snow for their neighbors today. “Yea, the community just does so much for me so I wanted to give back,” said Hunter Fershing. Both Fershing and Ibbetson say they are braving the snow for free today and their neighbors have definitely appreciated their efforts. “When we did that house, that nice lady actually offered us McDonald’s and offered to pay but we said no thank you,” said Fershing. It was a no to the money but a strong yes for the McDonald’s. The boys say this isn’t their first time shoveling snow but today seemed like a great day to put their snow skills to the test. “So we’ve done this house, this house, this house and now we’re starting on this one,” explained Fershing. So far the boys have shoveled snow and cleaned driveways for 10 homes in their neighborhood. “We both like helping people so this just seemed like a good idea.” Both boys were happy to announce that they received a few bucks from a neighbor that refused to let them work for free. “They paid us five dollar bills and we’re like so happy about that. We weren’t expecting to get paid. We just thought this would be a good idea the community.” The boys say they hope to be able to help their neighbors shovel snow throughout the winter. 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.

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  • Slow going on Wichita streetsSlow going on Wichita streets

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Slow down and take it easy, or you may end up in the ditch. Or worse. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported more than three dozen accidents by 11:00 a.m. and troopers were all out on the roads taking reports and helping stranded motorists. And at the Wichita Driving School, the owner said bad weather is the perfect teaching tool. “Keep in mind, these conditions are not good, and you have to drive accordingly,” says Mike Johnson, Owner of the Wichita Driving School. “But then somebody goes by about 55 miles and hour and you’re going about 30? That’s really bad. You’ve got to watch out for those folks. You want to make sure you slow down, increase your following distance, change lanes at a gentle pace. You want to brake early and gently. You don’t want to have anything sudden happen.” As students learn, experienced drivers out in the weather  say, yes, keeping it slow has kept them out of an accident. “Well, I slid once. Pulling out of the parking lot, there was a lot of ice, it was completely frozen over,” says Marquita. “But, yeah, just don’t panic when you slide.” Troopers working accidents have been warning people since the weather got cold, a little slower can make all the difference between being late or not being somewhere at all because of an accident. “When it does get cold weather, the roads are going to get slick, obviously,” said Trooper George Downs with the Kansas Highway Patrol. “We do want to make sure they are slowing down, taking more time, not following so close. So do make sure you increase the distance from the person in front of you.” Downs says the roads that have cleared during the day, some will freeze again. And, if you are in an accident that requires medical help, do not hesitate to call 911. “Speeds are a big thing as well,” said Downs. “Just keep that in mind.” 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.

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  • Three employees injured in fire at truck maintenance facility Three employees injured in fire at truck maintenance facility

    Firefighters work to open doors at Fleet Maintenance Inc. in southwest Wichita on Monday. … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 14 h. 30 min. ago
  • For Winter Travel, Motorists Should Check Tire Pressure, Pack Emergency Kit & Fill Gas TankFor Winter Travel, Motorists Should Check Tire Pressure, Pack Emergency Kit & Fill Gas Tank

    Winter weather has created some slick and hazardous roads across Kansas. Walt Brinker, the author of "Roadside Survival," says the best way for motorists to avoid sliding off the road, or getting stuck in snow and icy conditions, is to stay home. "If you do have to go out, you need to watch your speed—accelerate and decelerate very gradually and don't make any sudden stops," Brinker says. "If you can avoid stopping at stop lights by timing your driving so that you arrive as they turn green or while they're green, you'll be much further ahead than if you had to stop for a light." Brinker and other safety experts suggest keeping your gas tank full and carrying an emergency kit in your vehicle, especially during frigid weather. Brinker says many automobile breakdowns in the wintertime are caused by blowouts. "The biggest culprit for blowouts in tires is low air pressure in the tires," Brinker says. "There's a good chance that your tires, if they were properly inflated at 70 degrees a

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  • Wichita, surrounding districts cancel Tuesday classes, as does Wichita StateWichita, surrounding districts cancel Tuesday classes, as does Wichita State

    Wichita State University, the Wichita school district and other districts in the area canceled Tuesday classes, citing a forecast that calls for low temperatures and dangerous wind chills. “I’m a … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 14 h. 51 min. ago
  • 3 injured in building fire in SW Wichita3 injured in building fire in SW Wichita

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Three people are injured after a building fire in southwest Wichita. According to Wichita Fire Chief Tammy Snow, two people were treated on the scene for minor injuries and one other person was taken to the hospital in fair condition. The back of the building. (Photo courtesy KSN News) The fire was at Fleet Maintenance, a full-service repair shop. Chief Snow said employees inside the building heard a boom and then saw a fireball. She said the employees self-evacuated. An employee who was inside at the time said he heard a strange noise moments before the explosion. He said everyone was in a panic. “I heard a little bit of air hissing and I heard people yelling and when I went to open the door is when something inside pretty much exploded,” said Jadon Allen, an employee at Fleet Maintenance. “And when I went outside of the shop I could feel the heat over my head and when I turned around it was pretty much engulfed the whole ceiling.” When fire crews arrived on the scene they were able to know the fire out fairly quickly. Fire officials have not determined the cause of the blaze or how much damage was done. 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.

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  • Public Hearing Set For Westar, Great Plains Energy MergerPublic Hearing Set For Westar, Great Plains Energy Merger

    The only public hearing on the proposed merger between Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy will take place next Monday in Topeka.

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  • Second Women's March Takes Place This Weekend In WichitaSecond Women's March Takes Place This Weekend In Wichita

    This week is the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington, which brought thousands of demonstrators to the capital and inspired dozens of similar events in cities around the world—including Wichita.

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  • 3 injured in S. Wichita building fire - KWCH3 injured in S. Wichita building fire - KWCH

    KWCH3 injured in S. Wichita building fireKWCHWichita Fire Department Chief Tammy Snow says most of the fire to the Fleet Maintenance building (near 30th Street South and West Street) is out, but crews remain on scene to monitor for hot spots. The chief confirms the injuries to three people at the ...3 injured in building fire in SW WichitaKSN-TVWichita Fire Department Fights Two-Alarm Blaze in West WichitaKFDICrews battle 2-alarm fire in southwest WichitaKAKEKNSS -Wichita Eagleall 6 news articles »

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  • Rappers used Wichita fire truck without permission, official says - Wichita EagleRappers used Wichita fire truck without permission, official says - Wichita Eagle

    Rappers used Wichita fire truck without permission, official saysWichita EagleThe Wichita Fire Department has completed an administrative investigation and concluded that no employee gave a rapper permission to use a fire truck in a music video posted to YouTube. In the video, rappers Blue Scrilla and Pj can be seen rapping both ...

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  • Rappers used Wichita fire truck without permission, official saysRappers used Wichita fire truck without permission, official says

    The Wichita Fire Department has completed an administrative investigation and concluded that no employee gave a rapper permission to use a fire truck in a music video posted to YouTube. … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 17 h. 27 min. ago
  • Suspect in Wichita Hoax Call Expresses Remorse for Death - U.S. News & World ReportSuspect in Wichita Hoax Call Expresses Remorse for Death - U.S. News & World Report

    CBS NewsSuspect in Wichita Hoax Call Expresses Remorse for DeathU.S. News & World ReportSuspect in Wichita Hoax Call Expresses Remorse for Death. A California man accused of making a hoax emergency call that resulted in Wichita police fatally shooting an unarmed man say he regrets a man died but he declined to say whether he made the call ...EXCLUSIVE: Interview with 'swatting' suspect from Sedgwick County jailKWCHall 21 news articles »

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  • Police seeking man who robbed Dollar General at gun pointPolice seeking man who robbed Dollar General at gun point

    The Wichita Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Dollar General store at about 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. A store employee said the … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 19 h. 28 min. ago
  • A 2-0 week doesn't do much for Wichita State in latest AP poll - Wichita EagleA 2-0 week doesn't do much for Wichita State in latest AP poll - Wichita Eagle

    A 2-0 week doesn't do much for Wichita State in latest AP pollWichita EagleWichita State received a slight uptick in votes in this week's Associated Press poll released on Monday, but dropped two spots to No. 7 after defeating East Carolina and Tulsa last week to improve to 15-2 overall, 5-0 in the American Athletic ...and more »

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  • Wichitaa s record-setting snow drought finally comes to an endWichitaa s record-setting snow drought finally comes to an end

    A driver in Nickerson, Kansas loses control of his vehicle and hits a restaurant, injuring one person. A driver in Nickerson, Kansas loses control of his vehicle and hits a restaurant, injuring one person.

    Wichita News / 19 h. 37 min. ago
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  • I-235 scattered with overturned vehiclesI-235 scattered with overturned vehicles

    Early morning snow and freezing rain turned I-235 on the west side into a skating rink with numerous cars in ditches and overturned during rush hour. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle / Jan. 15, 2018) … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 20 h. 59 min. ago
  • Farm, Food, Forestry And More On The Table In The Next Farm BillFarm, Food, Forestry And More On The Table In The Next Farm Bill

    In the coming months, Congress will map out how it’ll spend upwards of $500 billion on food and farm programs over the next five years.

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  • Wichita's record-setting snow drought finally comes to an end - Wichita EagleWichita's record-setting snow drought finally comes to an end - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleWichita's record-setting snow drought finally comes to an endWichita EagleFor the first time since two inches of snow fell on Dec. 17, 2016, Wichita has measurable snow. The 0.2 inches of snow that were measured on Monday morning at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport marks the end of the city's record-setting snow drought ...and more »

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  • Wichita’s record-setting snow drought finally comes to an endWichita’s record-setting snow drought finally comes to an end

    For the first time since 2 inches of snow fell on Dec. 17, 2016, Wichita has measurable snow. The 0.2 inches of snow that were measured on Monday morning at … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 22 h. 42 min. ago
  • Wichita easing outdoor drinking rules in time for NCAA March MadnessWichita easing outdoor drinking rules in time for NCAA March Madness

    Wichita is about to get a lot more friendly toward outdoor drinking. The City Council is poised to allow bars and restaurants to apply for “common consumption area” permits that … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 23 h. 47 min. ago
  • Wichita easing outdoor drinking rules in time for NCAA March Madness - Wichita EagleWichita easing outdoor drinking rules in time for NCAA March Madness - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleWichita easing outdoor drinking rules in time for NCAA March MadnessWichita EagleThe City Council is poised to allow bars and restaurants to apply for “common consumption area” permits that would let them expand their drinking space to private and public property outdoors for a year at a time. “This would allow you to set up those ...and more »

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  • Update: Man shot, injured while taking down Christmas lightsUpdate: Man shot, injured while taking down Christmas lights

    A 26-year-old man was on a ladder taking down Christmas lights when he was shot once on his right side, officer Paul Cruz said in a release. Officers responded to … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 0 h. 26 min. ago
  • Air Capital Waste owner Jim Spencer, right, and Jeff Fawcett, a partner and vice president of sales.Air Capital Waste owner Jim Spencer, right, and Jeff Fawcett, a partner and vice president of sales.

    He was working for a company that Waste Connections purchased, and then in late 2015, Spencer says Waste Connections "decided it was time for me to retire." For someone outside the business, it might be a challenge to find the passion in trash, but not for Spencer.

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  • Brownback cut welfare in Kansas. Is Congress about to follow?Brownback cut welfare in Kansas. Is Congress about to follow?

    Welfare restrictions and work requirements have knocked tens of thousands of Kansans off assistance over the past few years. Many get kicked out for not working, but only a small percentage leave because they have a job, the latest federal data reveals.

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  • DACA advocates continue efforts locallyDACA advocates continue efforts locally

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Advocates around the country and local groups, like Sunflower Community Action group, have been working behind the scenes to help lawmakers find a permanent and viable solution that would keep DACA and dreamers here in the United States. This Saturday the federal government said that it would resume accepting renewal requests for a program that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children. Sunflower Organizer Guadalupe Magdaleno says she hopes that those involved will look at the this as a more humane perspective and not a political one. “This shouldn’t be a political game, it shouldn’t be about Republicans Democrats, this is the moral thing to do this is about the moral thing to do this is about the values our country lives and guides for,” said Guadalupe Magdaleno, Executive Director Sunflower Community Action. Right now there are about 6,000 dreamers living in Kansas.

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  • Police & Fire Valley Center police reportsPolice & Fire Valley Center police reports

    Valley Center police reports Last Updated: January 10, 2013 Jan. 6 - Officers Michael Gordon and Jason Easley assisted the fire department with a utility pole fire in the 400 block of South Meridian. Westar Energy was contacted.

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  • One person shot while taking down Christmas lights, suspect in custodyOne person shot while taking down Christmas lights, suspect in custody

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – UPDATE: A suspect is in custody after a shooting Sunday night left a 26-year-old man injured. According to WPD officer Paul Cruz, a second victim, a 50-year-old man, was nearly shot when a bullet struck the door frame next to him. Booking records show the suspect is Hieu Cong Huynh, a 29-year-old man who was found and arrested in the 3800 block of E. Cessna. — Original Story: Police say a 26-year-old man taking down Christmas lights was shot in southeast Wichita Sunday night. Authorities say the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of E. Cessna. The man was shot once and is in stable condition. “There was a report of shots being fired from the south, approximately five shots being fired..he was struck one time,” said Sgt. Jesse Hancock of the Wichita Police Department. KSN will have more information as it becomes available 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.

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  • "Swatting" Suspect Who Played Same Prank on KABC-TV..."Swatting" Suspect Who Played Same Prank on KABC-TV...

    UPDATE: The Los Angeles man who allegedly initiated the " Swatting " death of a Wichita, Kansas man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Tyler Barriss, 25, is currently jailed in Kansas for the death of Andrew Finch, 28, who was shot and killed during a police raid in response to a false report of an armed hostage situation allegedly initiated by Barriss.

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  • After giving birth, Wichita woman discovers her car was stolen at hospitalAfter giving birth, Wichita woman discovers her car was stolen at hospital

    She’d just become a new mother, but that wonderful moment lost a bit of its luster when Amanda Wilson was ready to bring little Letty Wynona home. As she walked … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 16 h. 50 min. ago
  • Man seen shoving referee in youth basketball gameMan seen shoving referee in youth basketball game

    The Augusta Police Department is investigating an incident that involved a Wichita Police Department member at a youth basketball game. … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 17 h. 49 min. ago
  • Quirky chicken dinner place opens in historic Kansas hotelQuirky chicken dinner place opens in historic Kansas hotel

    If you are looking for grandma’s homemade fried chicken and mashed potatoes, look no more. The newest place to eat chicken dinners on Sundays just opened and it requires reservations. … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 17 h. 59 min. ago
  • Significant damage after basement fire in southeast WichitaSignificant damage after basement fire in southeast Wichita

    The Wichita Fire Department responded to the fire in the 4800 block of E. Gilbert, near Lincoln and Oliver, at about 9 a.m. on Sunday. Apartment fire in the 4800 blk of E Gilbert St. Fire in the basement of a duplex.

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  • Wichitaa s snow drought may end a " barely a " before brutal cold returnsWichitaa s snow drought may end a " barely a " before brutal cold returns

    After Sunday highs that will seem pretty warm compared to recent conditions, a fresh arctic surge is expected to bring snow and another shot of frigid air to the Sunflower State late in the day and into the first part of the week, National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Ketcham said. Wichita is likely to only see flurries Sunday night and early Monday, Ketcham said, but there's a chance enough may fall to create measurable accumulation.

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  • Ways to celebrate MLK Day in HutchinsonWays to celebrate MLK Day in Hutchinson

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  • Kansas Attorney General Nominates KanCare Inspector GeneralKansas Attorney General Nominates KanCare Inspector General

    The nominee to be inspector general for the state's Medicaid program would take a job that was left vacant for years by Gov. Sam Brownback's administration. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday recommended Lawrence attorney Sarah Fertig become the first inspector general in the state since June 2014. The Brownback administration outsourced the state's Medicaid program to three for-profit insurance companies, calling the program KanCare. The inspector general was set up in 2007 to oversee the program. The position was abolished in 2014 and has been left vacant. The 2017 Legislature made Schmidt's office responsible for naming an inspector general. Fertig has been an assistant attorney general for six years in the Schmidt's office. She previously was an inspector general for the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority.

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  • Kansas Lawmakers Block Audit On Former Commerce SecretaryKansas Lawmakers Block Audit On Former Commerce Secretary

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  • Al Holliday & The Eastside Rhythm Band Celebrates St. Louis' Soulful RootsAl Holliday & The Eastside Rhythm Band Celebrates St. Louis' Soulful Roots

    Al Holliday & The Eastside Rhythm Band will perform at Barleycorn's Saturday, Jan. 13 from 7–9 p.m. The soul-inspired group features Holliday's signature blues-based vocals—which have earned him acclaim from the St. Louis-area paper, Riverfront Times —as well as plenty of southern-inflected piano and horns. You can hear plenty of what has listeners across the region excited via the album Natural Remedies (2015) or through the collective's live shows. Jedd Beaudoin: When was it that soul music first entered your life? Al Holliday: I always listened to music.At an early age, I heard Stax records and Motown, stuff like that. I'd always been drawn to it. It wasn't long before I figured out that it was music I really wanted to play. It was music that really spoke to me. What about singing? Was that something that came along early? I know, for a lot of people, it's a matter of being in a band and somebody says, ‘OK. Somebody needs to sing.' And it's the person who's least afraid of

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  • In Tweets, Kobach Suggests Making Local Elections PartisanIn Tweets, Kobach Suggests Making Local Elections Partisan

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is calling for partisan local elections after the move from spring to fall didn't boost turnout as much as many had hoped.

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