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  • Large grass fire in Butler Co. under controlLarge grass fire in Butler Co. under control

    BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Fire crews are on the scene of a large grass fire in Butler County. Crews on the scene believe the fire is spread across roughly 10 acres of land and cedar trees are burning. According to authorities, the fire is under control. It is unknown what caused the grass fire to start. Fire crews from multiple departments are still on the scene. 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.

    KSN-TV / 6 h. 10 min. ago more
  • Tyson plant protesters rally in WichitaTyson plant protesters rally in Wichita

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Tyson wants to build another chicken processing facility in Kansas, and Sedgwick County is one of three finalists in consideration for the new plant. On the heels of some local farmers this week saying they are supportive of a Tyson chicken plant coming to Sedgwick County, there continues to be a core group of people opposed to the idea. Saturday, dozens of people showed up for a rally in Wichita. Some of the protesters today pointed to questions over Tyson’s environmental record and the potential for pollution, as well as questions about whether or not some rural county roads could handle increased traffic from a processing plant. Others pointed to what they call the smell associated with a processing plant. “If people think we have a great city now and it’s all rosy, pretty soon all they’re gonna smell is chicken litter in Sedgwick County. And I really hope people of Wichita band together, not only in the county, but the city…to stop this,” said Jeff Zogleman. “Because the city will be impacted you’re gonna get off the airplane, you’re gonna smell it. You’re gonna go to Intrust, you’re gonna smell it.” KSN reached out to Tyson on these issues and a spokesperson for the company said, “While we have not selected a site in Kansas, if we do it will be built and operated in compliance with government regulations.” 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.

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  • Saturday’s annual Bread of Life food giveaway helps at least 1,500 familiesSaturday’s annual Bread of Life food giveaway helps at least 1,500 families

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – We all know the holidays can be a difficult time for families who are struggling financially. Saturday, more than 200 volunteers handed out bags of groceries in the annual Bread of Life Thanksgiving food giveaway. Organizers of the event say preparations for the giveaway begin as early as March. The success of the event relies heavily on grants, donations and food drives. This year the event helped at least 1,500 families in need. One Wichita woman says both the free food and friendship makes her feel good about the holidays. “Well, it’s really exciting for me because I don’t get very much food stamps, so this is my big meal,” said one woman who received food from the event. Donna Pinaire, the director of Bread of Life said every family gets a turkey and the sides that you would want for your traditional Thanksgiving meal. Several church groups and community organizations also helped out with collecting food donation for today’s giveaway. 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.

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  • Protesters Rally In Wichita Against Tyson ProjectProtesters Rally In Wichita Against Tyson Project

    Demonstrators held a protest in Wichita on Saturday against a proposal to bring a Tyson poultry complex to Sedgwick County.

    KMUW / 9 h. 27 min. ago
  • Kansas lawmakers call for reform after secrecy story breaksKansas lawmakers call for reform after secrecy story breaks

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas lawmakers from across the political spectrum say they’ll push to fix the state’s culture of secrecy after a newspaper highlighted alarming levels of opacity in state and local government. The Kansas City Star reports that Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer pledged last week to address the problem of transparency. Colyer is set to take over as governor if Gov. Sam Brownback is confirmed as an ambassador. The Star’s series on secrecy highlighted several examples of state and local agencies hiding information from the public. Examples include KanCare recipients who were asked to sign blank plans of care. Colyer didn’t weigh in on specific questions raised in the series, nor did he offer policy moves he’d pursue to increase transparency, as some of his competitors for the 2018 Republican nomination did. 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.

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  • Victim found after search of mobile home that caught fire - Wichita EagleVictim found after search of mobile home that caught fire - Wichita Eagle

    Victim found after search of mobile home that caught fireWichita EagleOne person was hurt when fire broke out at a south Wichita mobile home park Saturday morning, authorities said. The fire was reported at 8:20 a.m. at the Twin Oaks mobile home park at 1915 W. MacArthur Road, a Sedgwick County emergency dispatch ...and more »

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  • Victim found after search of mobile home that caught fireVictim found after search of mobile home that caught fire

    One person was hurt when fire broke out at a south Wichita mobile home park Saturday morning, authorities said. The fire was reported at 8:20 a.m. at the Twin Oaks … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 11 h. 10 min. ago
  • Hutchinson man dies in crash during police chaseHutchinson man dies in crash during police chase

    A Hutchinson man was killed in a one-car crash while he was being chased by law enforcement Friday night in rural Reno County, authorities said. Angel Montiel, 25, was driving … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 11 h. 46 min. ago
  • Hutchinson man dies after police chase, crash in Reno CountyHutchinson man dies after police chase, crash in Reno County

    RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – A Hutchinson man has died following a crash in Reno County Friday. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Angel Montiel, 25, of Hutchinson, was traveling southbound on Wilson Road when the Chrysler he was traveling in left the roadway and sideswiped a tree. Montiel was ejected from the vehicle. The crash happened just before 10:00 p.m. Authorities said Montiel was involved in a police chase that started in Rice County Friday. The crash occurred during the chase. 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.

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  • The 2017 Wichita Eagle All-Metro volleyball team - Wichita EagleThe 2017 Wichita Eagle All-Metro volleyball team - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleThe 2017 Wichita Eagle All-Metro volleyball teamWichita EagleNewton senior Taylor Antonowich is a member of the Wichita Eagle's All-Metro volleyball team. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW ...and more »

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  • Kansas unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in OctoberKansas unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas says its unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in October, but the state continued to see a decline in the number of non-farm jobs over the previous year. The state Department of Labor reports that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month was lower than September’s 3.8 percent and 4.3 percent for October 2016. Monthly unemployment rates have stayed below 4 percent since March. But the number of private-sector, non-farm jobs was 4,700 lower in October than in October 2016, a drop of four-tenths of a percentage point. It was the seventh straight month with lower private-sector job numbers than in 2016. Kansas also lost 1,700 private-sector jobs from September to October, a decline of one-tenth of a point. Labor Department officials said Friday that retailers hired fewer seasonal workers than anticipated.

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  • Wichita Police Defend July 4th Shooting Of Mentally Ill Vet As 'Reasonable' - Task & PurposeWichita Police Defend July 4th Shooting Of Mentally Ill Vet As 'Reasonable' - Task & Purpose

    Task & PurposeWichita Police Defend July 4th Shooting Of Mentally Ill Vet As 'Reasonable'Task & PurposeA 26-year-old Marine veteran suffering from PTSD after serving in Iraq died in front of his family when a Wichita police officer shot him on the Fourth of July. That was more than three years ago. On Nov. 16, the city went to court trying to dismiss ...

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  • Wichita is hosting a vinyl record convention. The last one was 20 years ago.Wichita is hosting a vinyl record convention. The last one was 20 years ago.

    Kirsten Turner, one of the organizers of this Saturday's Wichita Record Convention, said the last such convention in Wichita was more than 20 years ago, probably around the time vinyl was falling out of favor for CDs and digital music platforms. The convention is happening from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Wichita East, 549 S. Rock Road, with a $2 admission.

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  • Wichita is hosting a vinyl record convention. The last one was 20 years ago. - Wichita EagleWichita is hosting a vinyl record convention. The last one was 20 years ago. - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleWichita is hosting a vinyl record convention. The last one was 20 years ago.Wichita EagleKirsten Turner, one of the organizers of this Saturday's Wichita Record Convention, said the last such convention in Wichita was more than 20 years ago, probably around the time vinyl was falling out of favor for CDs and digital music platforms.

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  • Wichita weather: Cold front drops highs 20 degrees | The Wichita ... - Wichita EagleWichita weather: Cold front drops highs 20 degrees | The Wichita ... - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleWichita weather: Cold front drops highs 20 degrees | The Wichita ...Wichita EagleFriday may have flirted with record highs across parts of Kansas, but Saturday will demand layers and a jacket.and more »

    Google News / 18 h. 43 min. ago
  • Crime Stoppers seek publica s help in finding missing Maize womanCrime Stoppers seek publica s help in finding missing Maize woman

    The Maize Police Department is asking for the public's help again in locating Kendra Nystrom who has been missing for more than four months. She was last seen with her dog, Frankie.

    Wichita News / 21 h. 34 min. ago
  • Roy Moore says allegations are McConnell's and his - cronies' efforts to steal Alabama electionRoy Moore says allegations are McConnell's and his - cronies' efforts to steal Alabama election

    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said that sexual assault and harassment claims made against are a political ploy by Mitch McConnell. Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said that sexual assault and harassment claims made against are a political ploy by Mitch McConnell.

    Wichita News / 1 d. 1 h. 59 min. ago
  • Friday Football Fever: Week 12 VideoFriday Football Fever: Week 12 Video

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The FFF Game of the Week was Scott City vs. Holcomb. Be sure to check out the Friday Football Fever scores on our scores page. This week’s video highlights include: Scott City vs. Holcomb Andale vs. McPherson Bishop Carroll vs. Goddard Derby vs. Wichita Northwest 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.

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  • Kansas farmers say yes to TysonKansas farmers say yes to Tyson

    SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – Some Kansas farmers are encouraging Tyson officials to invest in a chicken plant in Sedgwick County. In recent weeks, opponents to the proposed chicken plant have been vocal, holding meetings and protesting Tyson. Those against the company have told KSN they’re concerned the plant could contaminate their water supply, cause home values to plummet, among other things. However, some people have now come forward saying they welcome Tyson and its jobs. “There’s a lot of good that will come from it,” said farmer AJ Lanier. “Anyone with the basic knowledge of economics can only see this as a good thing,” said farmer Josh Patterson. Patterson, who is a fifth generation farmer near Valley Center, said the “No Tyson” group recently approached him. “She called me wanting me to put up a “No to Tyson” sign in my front yard because she thinks if farmers would put it up it would carry more weight than the city folk,” he said. Patterson said he then asked the woman representing the “No Tyson” group what research she had done about the proposed chicken plant. According to him, she didn’t have the answers he was looking for. He said he replied by telling her he did not want a sign to for his yard or farm. “No way and if one shows up I’m always looking for something to start a fire with,” Patterson said. KSN asked the farmers why they want the chicken plant in Sedgwick County. “There’s a reason they are looking at South Central Kansas because we have some of the cheapest grain in the state. They are going to buy our grain,” Patterson said. “Now, we have another avenue for marketing our grain. We have Cargill in town who produces bean meal, so it’s a win, a win for Cargill, Tyson and the farmers and the consumer in the end.” “It will help agriculture, you know, there is a local place for farmers to take grain, another place. It’s an option. It brings more competitiveness to the market,” said Lanier. Lanier and Patterson also said it’s an opportunity for the county to invest in jobs outside of the aviation industry. “If you think about it Sedgwick County has put all its eggs in one basket with the aircraft industry for what 50-plus years? Why not diversify?” Patterson said. Tyson’s chicken plant is expected to bring in 1,600 new jobs to the area. Economy experts told KSN the jobs would benefit the county’s working poor. “I think what people fail to understand is there are upper management jobs. They are going to spend a lot of money. They are going to buy nicer cars,” Patterson said. “They are waiting for this magical, unicorn job sector to come in. That will never happen. Why not embrace Tyson and pro agriculture for Sedgwick County?” There are still three counties in the running for the potential Tyson plant. Before any county or site is chose, officials said there will be numerous research projects completed and there will be multiple public meetings for residents to voice their concerns.  

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  • Officials still investigating cause of North Newton co-op fireOfficials still investigating cause of North Newton co-op fire

    WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Fire officials say they’re still looking for a cause behind Thursday’s co-op fire in North Newton. Officials say they will be conducting interviews with the building owners and responders who helped put out the flames Thursday night. Fire crews didn’t leave until 6 a.m. Friday. This was to make sure the fire was completely out. Today investigators walked in and around the building to look for a cause. Authorities said the fire was different than others and fire crews had to move position while putting it out for safety reasons. Because of very thick black smoke, the team also had to be cautious. “The amount of smoke and low visibility that they encountered as well as the height of the pile of debris inside the stored products it was just an unsafe atmosphere for our folks to be in,” said Steve Roberson, Deputy Chief Newton Fire/EMS The area is taped off for safety reasons and officials say to not enter or go near it. The part of the building damaged was not being used by the co-op, but rather a recycling company. 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.

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  • Congressman Ron Estes shares his reaction to chemical testing proposal at ChiloccoCongressman Ron Estes shares his reaction to chemical testing proposal at Chilocco

    ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Over the last week, there have been protests and meetings near the Kansas/Oklahoma state line over concerns regarding proposed chemical testing at the Chilocco Indian School. Republican Congressman Ron Estes of Kansas, says his legislative staffer that covers the Department of Homeland Security attended one of meetings seeking more information. “There’s a lot of concern at the citizens in and around Ark City,” said Estes. “You know, that’s only five miles away from where the school is. So, you know, questions around air quality, around water and soil quality and issues there.” The DHS is aiming to test inert chemical and biological agents at the site next year. They say it’s solely to experiment on how to better prepare if the U.S. faces a biological or chemical attack. But, Estes also has questions of his own at this time. “I’ve seen the report in terms of what they’ve announced they’re wanting to do,” he said. “But, we’re wanting to try to understand what are the gases that they’re going to use. How they’re going to do it? What is it that they’re really doing to do this testing?” He says the first he heard about the possible testing was from the news. “I think the Homeland Security did a pretty poor job in presenting what they’re trying to accomplish trying to get this presented to us,” said Estes. “And so as a result, people are much more anxious of what they’re really trying to accomplish.” Estes says until he has more answers from the DHS, he will not be taking a stance. He also says citizens’ safety is his primary concern. 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.

    KSN-TV / 1 d. 5 h. 32 min. ago more
  • Bombardier makes big announcement about their Wichita facilityBombardier makes big announcement about their Wichita facility

    David Coleal, the president of Bombardier Business Aviation, announces that interior work on the Global 5000 business jet will be done in Wichita, and that the work will create 100 new jobs in Wichita. David Coleal, the president of Bombardier Business Aviation, announces that interior work on the Global 5000 business jet will be done in Wichita, and that the work will create 100 new jobs in Wichita.

    Wichita News / 1 d. 6 h. 43 min. ago more
  • It’s Macey versus Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Ellen’It’s Macey versus Lin-Manuel Miranda on ‘Ellen’

    Kansas’ favorite presidential expert Macey Hensley appeared Friday on the “Ellen DeGeneres” show, matching her know-how with Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway musical, “Hamilton.” Who knows more … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 7 h. 1 min. ago
  • Thousands Expected To Fly Through Wichita Airport Over Thanksgiving HolidayThousands Expected To Fly Through Wichita Airport Over Thanksgiving Holiday

    The security area at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport was pretty quiet earlier this week. But with Thanksgiving less than a week away, that’s going to change.

    KMUW / 1 d. 7 h. 4 min. ago
  • Kansas Political Parties Say Move To Fall Local Elections Offers BenefitsKansas Political Parties Say Move To Fall Local Elections Offers Benefits

    The 2017 Kansas election is in the books as counties finished most of the work finalizing their results Thursday.

    KMUW / 1 d. 7 h. 12 min. ago
  • Wichita public schools superintendent will now make nearly $300,000Wichita public schools superintendent will now make nearly $300,000

    A pay raise approved for Wichita teachers means a pay raise for the district’s top administrator. Superintendent Alicia Thompson will make an additional $14,520 a year, bringing her base annual salary to $254,520. Her total financial package after Friday is $297,460 a year. … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 8 h. 15 min. ago
  • As TV revisits ‘In Cold Blood’ case, here’s how the murders were originally reportedAs TV revisits ‘In Cold Blood’ case, here’s how the murders were originally reported

    The Kansas City Star had a reporter in Garden City, Kan., the day after the Clutter family murders. “Clues are few in slaying of 4” said the front-page headline of … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 8 h. 29 min. ago
  • Wichita Police Chief Looking To State Lawmakers To Clarify Video PolicyWichita Police Chief Looking To State Lawmakers To Clarify Video Policy

    Wichita’s police chief wants the state legislature to clarify laws on video taken by officers with body-worn cameras. Chief Gordon Ramsay says he supports the use of body cams but does not think the video should be available to anyone who asks for it. "You have to remember, in body camera footage, we catch people at the worst moments of their lives. We go into people’s homes…and should that be available to neighbors, ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends? What should be public and what shouldn’t?" he says. The Wichita Police Department started issuing body-worn cameras to officers in 2015, and created policies for when a camera is activated and when footage would be available to the public. Under the department’s policy, people can submit an application to obtain footage and pay a $35 fee. The department does not release video of high-profile incidents and certain situations, including cases that involve minors or victims of sexual assault, as well as video that shows the interior of private

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  • Tired of losing track of your luggage? Put your face on itTired of losing track of your luggage? Put your face on it

    With holiday travel upon us, that old headache of keeping track of your luggage returns. Raise your hand if you’ve ever stood at an airport baggage claim and seen black … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 8 h. 57 min. ago
  • A third Wichita restaurant opens Monday at 13th and TylerA third Wichita restaurant opens Monday at 13th and Tyler

    The new Tyler Pointe , that colorful strip center that popped up over the summer, has had two new restaurants open in it during the past couple of months: Bagel Haus in September and Hurricane Sports Grill earlier this week. The new restaurant, owned by Huyvu Nguyen, will have a fast-casual setup and will serve favorite Vietnamese dishes like bun, banh mi and pho.

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  • 10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend10 fun things to do in Wichita this weekend

    The annual Bradley Fair Christmas Tree Lighting is planned for this Saturday evening, if you're feeling in a festive mood. The annual Bradley Fair Christmas Tree Lighting is planned for this Saturday evening, if you're feeling in a festive mood.

    Wichita News / 1 d. 9 h. 2 min. ago
  • School superintendent gets $14520 raise after five months on job - Wichita EagleSchool superintendent gets $14520 raise after five months on job - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleSchool superintendent gets $14520 raise after five months on jobWichita EagleA pay raise approved for Wichita teachers will mean a significant pay raise for the district's top administrator as well. Superintendent Alicia Thompson will make an additional $14,520 a year – an increase of 6.05 percent, which is “the average teacher ...

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  • School superintendent gets $14,520 raise after five months on jobSchool superintendent gets $14,520 raise after five months on job

    A pay raise approved for Wichita teachers will mean a significant pay raise for the district’s top administrator as well. Superintendent Alicia Thompson will make an additional $14,520 a year … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 9 h. 43 min. ago
  • Owning a dog has its perks. Here’s one more, according to a study.Owning a dog has its perks. Here’s one more, according to a study.

    Proud dog people can usually name a list of reasons on why owning a pup makes life better – automatic cuddle buddy, someone to walk with, a personal foot warmer … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 10 h. 30 min. ago
  • She was killed in Florida, and her Kansas family mournsShe was killed in Florida, and her Kansas family mourns

    Francisco Merrell, of Ellsworth, headed to Florida this week to pick up his two sons after his 2-year-old daughter was found dead in Florida. Now, the family is accepting donations … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 10 h. 43 min. ago
  • In creative ways, Wichita students donate thousands of turkeys to charityIn creative ways, Wichita students donate thousands of turkeys to charity

    Wichita students and staff donate thousands of turkeys and other food to United Methodist Open Door for the district's annual turkey drive. (Nov. 17, 2017) … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 10 h. 46 min. ago
  • Fees To Protest At Kansas Capitol To Rise SubstantiallyFees To Protest At Kansas Capitol To Rise Substantially

    The cost of protesting at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka is increasing sometimes substantially. Currently, Kansas charges $20 for any event at the Capitol. But beginning Jan. 1, it will charge based on the size of the event and other factors. The lowest price will be $50 for events that require no setup or cleanup. The Kansas City Star reports factors increasing the price will include if groups require a podium, access to the public address system or tables and chairs. Kansas Department of Administration spokesman John Milburn says the increase will help the state recover costs it incurs from providing space and cleanup for protests. Davis Hammet, a Topeka activist, says the price for his group's event in January went from $20 last year to $500 this year. -- To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org .

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  • This business jet maker will be adding jobs in Wichita - Wichita EagleThis business jet maker will be adding jobs in Wichita - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleThis business jet maker will be adding jobs in WichitaWichita EagleBombardier Business Aircraft will add about 100 new jobs in Wichita when it transfers interior completions work on its Global 5000 business jet to its site on the west side of Eisenhower National Airport. The move was announced this morning by ...Bombardier bringing work to Wichita; will create 100 jobsKAKEall 11 news articles »

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  • Crime Stoppers seek public’s help in finding missing Maize womanCrime Stoppers seek public’s help in finding missing Maize woman

    Crime Stoppers of Sedgwick County and Maize police are seeking the public’s help in locating Kendra Nystrom, 30, who went missing in May. Crime Stoppers said in a release that … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 13 h. 2 min. ago
  • This week in Wichita dining: Openings, closings and tasty things to do - Wichita EagleThis week in Wichita dining: Openings, closings and tasty things to do - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleThis week in Wichita dining: Openings, closings and tasty things to doWichita EagleWichita has a busy restaurant scene, and unless you follow closely along at Dining with Denise and Kansas.com, you might miss some of the delicious developments. Here's an end-of-the-week rundown of everything we discovered in the last seven days.

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  • Now I wish Wichita had a Native American restaurantNow I wish Wichita had a Native American restaurant

    I'd never really stopped to consider whether I would like Native American food. Why would I? Never once in my life have I been offered any or been in a situation where I could have tried some.

    Wichita News / 1 d. 14 h. 2 min. ago
  • Tons of turkeys, marching bands and motorcycles at school food driveTons of turkeys, marching bands and motorcycles at school food drive

    Wichita public school students and employees donated thousands of turkeys and other food items Friday morning as part of the district’s annual turkey drive for United Methodist Open Door. Volunteers … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 14 h. 20 min. ago
  • She was reporting live when a stranger appeared behind herShe was reporting live when a stranger appeared behind her

    Gretchen Koenen, a reporter with KSNT, found security in Facebook Live when a stranger began circling her during her live report. Koenen was live reporting in west Topeka at about … Click to Continue »

    The Wichita Eagle / 1 d. 15 h. 28 min. ago
  • Now I wish Wichita had a Native American restaurant - Wichita EagleNow I wish Wichita had a Native American restaurant - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleNow I wish Wichita had a Native American restaurantWichita EagleNow, I'm convinced Wichita needs one, too. On Thursday night, I was invited to help emcee the third annual Share Our Food event, which serves as a fund-raiser for the Mid-America All-Indian Center. Those in attendance were invited to sample seven ...

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  • The fried pies are saved, and they're moving closer to Wichita - Wichita EagleThe fried pies are saved, and they're moving closer to Wichita - Wichita Eagle

    Wichita EagleThe fried pies are saved, and they're moving closer to WichitaWichita EagleBack in August, I told you about the sad fate of Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies, the little roadside shop that had been set up for several years in a solitary former Stuckey's building just off exit 211 in Tonkawa, Okla. If you drove between Wichita and ...

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  • A.J. Croce Explores Tradition, Family With New Album And TourA.J. Croce Explores Tradition, Family With New Album And Tour

    A.J. Croce has been releasing albums to critical acclaim since the early 1990s. With songs that are steeped in the American traditions of New Orleans, deep blues as well as folk and pop, he has carved a unique space for himself in the musical landscape. Born to singer-songwriters Jim and Ingrid Croce in 1971, the musician had shied away from performing his father’s music until recently. Now, his latest album, Just Like Medicine , finds him recording a previously unreleased song written by his father, as well as performing a series of concerts under the banner of A.J. Croce: Two Generations of Music. On those dates, he tells stories and plays songs written not only by himself and his dad but by those writers who influenced them both. A.J. Croce performs at the Manhattan Arts Center in Manhattan, Kansas, on Friday, Nov. 17, and brings his Two Generations show to the McPherson Opera House in McPherson on Saturday, Nov. 18. Jedd Beaudoin : Your new album, Just Like Medicine , features

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  • Dennis Hopper Through The Eyes Of His 'Right-Hand Man'Dennis Hopper Through The Eyes Of His 'Right-Hand Man'

    Film icon Dennis Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas, and grew up to act in hundreds of movie and television roles, from the mid-1950s until his death in 2010. He also directed a handful of movies, including "Easy Rider," often regarded as the first true independent American film. A new documentary called "Along for the Ride" looks at Hopper's career through the eyes of his friend and "right-hand man" for more than four decades, Satya de la Manitou. KMUW's Fletcher Powell spoke with de la Manitou and the documentary's director, Nick Ebeling. Fletcher Powell: You said that you were Dennis Hopper's right-hand man for 47 years. I gather that you were both his friend and you worked for him. Was the line between the two pretty hazy or was it pretty clear what you were supposed to do as someone who works for Dennis Hopper versus being his friend? Satya de la Manitou: I had assigned duties. I was his dialogue coach, but there were many other things that I did. I became a human lightning rod

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  • City argues police shooting of mentally ill veteran on July 4 was reasonableCity argues police shooting of mentally ill veteran on July 4 was reasonable

    A 26-year-old Marine veteran suffering from PTSD after serving in Iraq died in front of his family when a Wichita police officer shot him on the Fourth of July. That was more than three years ago.

    Wichita News / 1 d. 21 h. 35 min. ago
  • Mental Illness Organization Encourages Kansans In Need To Seek HelpMental Illness Organization Encourages Kansans In Need To Seek Help

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