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Some customers say a Wichita used-car business didn't give them their vehicle titles on time, and now the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office wants it to pay up. Marc Bennett's office asking a judge to order 5 Star Motors and its owner, Teresa Molinaro, to pay $100,000 in civil fines and penalties plus ...
(KWCH) The first man is sentenced in federal court in connection with an FBI investigation into illegal gambling and public corruption in Wichita. Friday, a federal judge sentenced Daniel Dreese to 2 years of probation, a $200 special assessment fee and a restitution of $214,540. The judge waived a fine.

WICHITA, Kan - Kansas governor Jeff Colyer will visit Wichita Saturday to sign a bill that authorizes a new license plate for the city. The plate is modeled after the official Wichita flag, and vice mayor Bryan Frye says there are around 2,000 people who have expressed an interest in obtaining the plate.
There's a little bit of Wichita in Snoop Dogg's current tour. Michaela Marioni, a junior at Wichita State University working toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts in game design, edited the video that is shown on stage when the rapper performs his song "Swivel," according to the university. She took a video editing ...
A Wichita police officer working off-duty security outside the East Warren Theatre on Wednesday night appears to have been the “target of an ambush style attack” by a gunman who pulled up and fired at least four shots from an SUV, police confirmed Friday. At about 10:45 p.m., the officer was in a security ...
Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene investigating a parole violation in W. Wichita. State Parole, and U.S Marshals went to a home in the 1300 block of S. Everett to check on a man with a parole violation. When they got on scene, authorities attempted to contact the 44-year-old man inside the ...

Last week, Eastminster Presbyterian Church called for prayer for Mike Pompeo, the CIA director who is poised to become U.S. secretary of state. Pompeo is a member and deacon at the Wichita church, which has about 1,500 members. The Rev. Stan Van Den Berg, senior pastor, wrote on the church's ...
Wichita Park and Recreation is kicking off a schedule of events in a local park every week from Saturday through May, starting with a new guided walking event in Central Riverside Park and its popular O.K. Kids Day at O.J. Watson Park. At O.K Kids Day, kids ages 5 to 12 can learn to fish, kayak, do archery ...
That's when one of the largest classes of recruits in the history of the Kansas Highway Patrol received their new patrol cars in Topeka. Of the 38 state troopers in the class, eight are coming to Wichita. Another trooper is destined for Sumner County in the Wichita metropolitan area.
On a spring morning in 1906, those readers of the Wichita Daily Eagle who made it all the way to page 5 found themselves faced with a breathless news item. “HUGE WAVE COMING IN ARKANSAS RIVER,” the headline promised. The article went on to explain that a massive wall of water, the result of ...
A man in his 60s was killed Wednesday night when a small sedan collided with the motorized bicycle he was riding in south Wichita, police said. Officers confer at the scene of a fatal collision involving a bicycle in south Wichita pic.twitter.com/yzqvj4tFPi. — Stan (@StanFinger) March 29, 2018 ...
Ed Trimmer, D-Winfield, suggested $500 million may not be enough to satisfy a group of school districts, including Wichita, that are suing for additional funding. He noted a study commissioned by legislative leaders released earlier this month that said up to $2 billion more may be needed to improve ...
San Diego State and Wichita State have floated the idea of a #ShockersAztecsAlliance, wherein fans from Wichita cheer on San Diego State here and fans from San Diego cheer on Wichita State there on Friday. Free hors d'ouevres while they last and a cash bar. Then, of course, all of the other fan events ...
Moving the meerkats from Wichita to Los Angeles was a recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquarium's Species Survival Plan, the release states. The Los Angeles Zoo was looking to rebuild their meerkat collection with a genetically valuable group of meerkats. The "mobs" — or groups — of ...
It's hard to imagine the NCAA Tournament being anything but a boon for Wichita, but the San Francisco software company Womply says that's not necessarily going to be the case. “It's strange,” says Brad Plothow, vice president of marketing and communications. “When we look at the data, we're constantly ...
(KWCH) Thousands of basketball fans are in Wichita to watch their favorite teams compete in the NCAA tournament. Games will be played on Thursday and Saturday leaving fans a free Friday to enjoy the air capital city. Visit Wichita compiled a checklist of things to do including the Mid-American All Indian ...
WICHITA, Kan. Wichita is in the spotlight through Saturday, as INTRUST Bank Arena hosts first and second-round games of the NCAA Tournament. On the first day of tournament games, Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell wasn't in town. He's in Washington, D.C., meeting with President Trump to talk about ...

“When it was built, the landscape for bidding was very difficult,” said Mike Ross, an instructor in the sport management department at Wichita State, who's directing media operations this week. “Now you've got so many communities that are bidding. It makes it a lot tougher. The fact that we've been awarded ...
As Houston, San Diego State, Michigan and Montana competed in Thursday's late games of NCAA Tournament first-round action at Wichita's INTRUST Bank Arena, thousands enjoyed the festivities on the streets downtown. Thursday went off mostly without a hitch. One hiccup occurred inside the arena ...
In Bangladesh, 800,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees are crammed into a camp, living in homes made of bamboo and plastic tarp. It takes a host of people to respond to the illnesses breaking out in the close quarters. Among those people is Nancy Smith, who is from Wichita. The Rohingya refugee crisis may ...
Wichita police were called to the Burger King at 2150 W. 21st St. at around 11 p.m. on Sunday for a robbery, Officer Charley Davidson said. Two employees, an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, told police that a man walked up to the drive-through window, brandished a gun and demanded ...
He was a graduate of East High School and a 1951 graduate of Wichita University. Mr. McAfee went on to coach at Lane College, Mississippi Valley State University, Lincoln University in Missouri and Bishop College in Texas. He also served as third vice president of the National Association of Basketball ...
A true classic in the midtown Wichita area, Old Mill is a go-to for delectable continental menu items that will fill the stomach and leave you wanting more. The setting is nostalgic of a 50s style diner. The food is surprisingly cheap and the staff are incredibly friendly and prompt. Wash down your meal with a ...
The Jayhawks will be the headliner among eight teams coming to Wichita this week for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament at Intrust Bank Arena. Before the games begin, you can catch all eight teams in open practices Wednesday at the arena. KU, the Midwest Region's No. 1 seed tips off ...
The teams competing in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament have been revealed, and KU, K-State, and Wichita State made it in. ... Kansas won the Big 12 championship over the weekend and will play their first round in the NCAA tournament in Wichita Thursday at INTRUST Bank Arena ...
Unlike Wichita's previous Gander Mountain store downtown at WaterWalk, which was criticized for not utilizing the Arkansas River behind it, the new 44,000-square-foot Gander Outdoors and the 33,000-square-foot Camping World will be situated by a lake and use the space between the stores and the ...
(KWCH) Wichita police have closed the special tip line it once used to collect tips for missing five-year-old Lucas Hernandez. Officer Charley Davidson said the number of tips have steadily decreased in the case. He did not know by how much. He confirmed Texas EquuSearch has returned to Wichita to ...
Students from many Wichita-area high schools are planning to attend. Organizers say they will march from Park Elementary to the courthouse to show their voices need to be heard. "We're here to advocate for gun violence prevention and I mean obviously this is a huge issue, it's multi-faceted," says Blair ...
For more than a year, people reported to the state that 3-year-old Evan Brewer was suffering in a home of chronic methamphetamine users – that the mother's boyfriend choked the child until he became unconscious. The grim details appear in an inch-thick stack of records released by the Kansas ...
Kim Suey Wong came to Wichita in 1947 as a new bride after her husband — in the traditions of both their upbringings of Buddhism and Confucius — enlisted the services of a matchmaker in China. She was the 10th woman Wayne Wong and his mother interviewed. She was born in 1929, the year of the ...
He was driving north on U.S. 77 in Cowley County last spring, toward a rapidly strengthening thunderstorm. As he reached Strother Field between Winfield and Arkansas City, the man drove “right into the storm,” said Chance Hayes, warning coordination meteorologist for the Wichita branch of the National ...
A Wichita police officer was clinging to a car with the door open when the driver on the run accelerated and struck two parked cars in a driveway, Officer Charley Davidson said. Officers had stopped a 1996 green Acura Integra in the 1400 block of South Wichita at about 9 p.m. on Saturday, according to a ...
Police searches known to the public have included five Wichita parks and the neighborhood where Lucas lived. Officer Charley Davidson said they have used police dogs, horses and drones in their efforts. Residents have started their own searches, and Davidson has asked that volunteers be careful about ...
Across the country, March for Our Lives rallies are planned on March 24 as youths seek action on their gun safety concerns. The only March for Our Lives rally in Kansas will take place in Wichita, according to a website showing rally locations. “It's completely student-organized,” said Emerson Ross, a senior ...
Dozens of investigators have been seen going into Chisholm Creek Park on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, as they continue to search for missing 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez. It's day six of the search. (NICHOLE MANNA/The Wichita Eagle) nmanna@wichitaeagle.com ...
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Thunderbird Firearms Academy is offering a free active shooter response class for teachers. The Wichita gun range says the class will focus on the run, hide and fight strategy. It will address the psychological and physical aspects needed to survive a shooting. Participants in the ...
For the past four decades, anytime there was an event in Wichita, chances are there was Colleen “Coke” Didier. At RiverFest. At Zoobilee, Chamber Music at The Barn, the Heart of America Men's Chorus. Any gay pride events — she was always there, advocating for equal rights. “She had a listening ear for ...
A Kansas lawmaker says if Georgia doesn't want Delta after its scrap with the National Rifle Association, the international airline would be more than welcome in Wichita. “Hey @Delta, if the peach state isn't treating you right I'd love to show you around our new airport in #Wichita,” Rep. Brandon Whipple ...
Recent child tragedies in Wichita helped push the Kansas Department for Children and Families to oust its top official in the city and promise new procedures. DCF Secretary Gina Meier-Hummel this week told agency workers in Wichita that she shares their concern "about recent tragedies involving ...
WICHITA, Kan. Crews with the Wichita Fire Department had to go defensive (fighting from the outside) against a house fire Wednesday night near Gilbert and Broadway in south Wichita. This is a little north of Lincoln and Broadway. Crews on scene say they believe the home is vacant as there are not any ...
Wichita police are investigating after a shooting at a Dillons parking lot that left a 19-year-old man hospitalized. It happened early Monday morning at 135th Street West and Maple. Police tell us three people met in the parking lot. Each arived separately. They then get into one car. That's when an argument ...
Wichita police are continuing to search for a 5-year-old boy who was reported missing Saturday evening. Lucas Hernandez was reported lost at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the 600 block of south Edgemoor. When officers arrived, Lucas' 26-year-old step mom said he was last seen at about 3 p.m. Saturday ...
With the help of the FBI, Wichita police continue to search for a little boy who went missing on Saturday. Kristin Edson says her cousin, Lucas Hernandez's step-mom and father anxiously wait news of the five-year-old. "Very distraught. Very upset. Devastated. I mean, can you imagine? They're just very ...
She pulled over out of respect for a funeral procession Saturday morning. Now her loved ones will be planning her funeral. A 59-year-old woman was killed Saturday morning when a van slammed into the back of her red SUV as it was stopped next to the curb on 119th Street West north of Kellogg, Sgt. Troy ...
In Wichita, she helped start and lead Partners for Wichita, which launched Bags of Blessings, Filling the Gap Lunches for Kids and other programs for people in need. Forrest Ehmke, a retired social worker who was a member of Christ Lutheran Church while Fahrenthold was pastor there, said she was a ...
WICHITA, Kan. Wichita State University head men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall is again taking part in a national contest for a good cause. Marshall is competing in the ESPN-promoted Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge where he's helping raise money for the Wichita Children's Home. During four ...
A minor was arrested after investigators determined a house fire was intentionally set Sunday night. The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of aggravated arson after firefighters responded to a house fire in the 2200 block of North Richmond at 6:15 p.m., Wichita fire Lt. Jose Ocadiz said. The fire was set ...
Somehow over the weekend, an ambitious thief walked off with a large pedal harp – and a bassoon – stored behind a locked door at Friends University, according to its owner. Raul Rangel, a music major at Friends, discovered the instruments missing from the university's Riney Fine Arts Center on Monday ...
WICHITA, Kan. A Wichita man who made hundreds of thousands of dollars from illegal bookmaking pleaded guilty Monday to failing to report gambling income on his federal income taxes, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister says. Photo: Pixabay. Specifically, Daniel Dreese, 65, pleaded guilty to two counts of ...
Doug Jessop, who was named acting interim president and chief reorganizing officer of the Wichita-based data company on Thursday, sent a email to remaining employees to say it is his “difficult task to tell you that the company has closed its doors effective immediately. Do not come to work today, Monday ...


 

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