• Trained dogs join search for Lucas Hernandez

    Volunteers continue to comb parks, vacant fields and countless acres to try to find Lucas Hernandez, more than two months after he went missing.

  • Kansas law enforcement out in full force for 4/20 weekend

    The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is joining law enforcement from around Kansas and surrounding states to run special patrols over the weekend. “I think everyone I know is still going out this weekend,” Wichita resident, Matthew Masood said. 

  • Garden City Somali immigrants and residents react to verdict on bomb plot trail

    A guilty verdict, those are the words Abdi Ali says he wanted to hear against the three men who wanted to attack a Garden City apartment complex that houses Somali immigrants.

  • Palace West demolition begins

    A crushing end came to Wichita’s Palace West Theater Thursday morning, as demolition crews began tearing the building down. Fans of the theater say it’s sad to see the once-bright colored building become nothing but a dark pile of rubble. 

  • Ticks, oak mites return, posing threat to pets

    As temperatures warm up, a hidden threat could be lurking in the trees and on grass, and your pets could be most at risk. 

  • New brewery set to open in downtown Wichita

    After years of dreaming about it, Dan Norton and his wife are opening their own brewery. "There's nothing better than good beer and good music to bring people together. 

  • Controlled burn turns into out-of-control fire in Reno County

    It took all nine fire districts in Reno County to fight a large brush fire this week.

  • Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine a Kansas college grad

     Riordan was on a jet that blew an engine and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save her from getting sucked out. She later died.

  • Search group not giving up on finding Lucas Hernandez

    Julie La Force has spent every day of the last two months wondering where Lucas Hernandez could be. “We are still searching. We have not stopped,” La Force said.

  • Families donate $2 million to YMCA at WSU

    The greater Wichita YMCA announced Tuesday that Steve and Becky Clark, and Ken and Jan Shannon donated $1 million each, to bring a YMCA to the Wichita State University campus. 

  • USPS mail carrier caught throwing package in Derby

    Derby resident, Josh Gray, was not happy when he recently checked his home surveillance cameras. He caught something he wasn't expecting. “Basically, walked up to the steps and threw it onto the porch,” Gray said. 

  • Man dies in farming accident

    One man has died after a farming accident in Reno County. The Reno County Sheriff's office shared on their Facebook page of the accident. 

  • Renovations not complete in time for League 42

    If you build it they will come – unless it doesn’t get it done on time. And League 42 was forced to make new plans when the construction project at McAdams Park didn’t get done in time. It’s running about a week behind schedule. 

  • Woman in good spirits after west Wichita apartment fire

    Despite the circumstances, one resident says she's thankful to be alive and glad no one was hurt.  

  • 'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

    Golden Globe-nominated actor R. Lee Ermey has died at 74, according to his longtime manager, Bill Rogin.

  • Firefighters blame discarded cigarette for Wichita apartment fire

    Sedgwick County Dispatch confirms that firefighters are working to put out an apartment fire at a west Wichita apartment complex. 

  • Wichita man's cars burglarized multiple times within a year

    Chance Rasler is no stranger to burglaries. It’s the reason he's installed surveillance cameras around his home near Pawnee and Seneca. 

  • Transportation employee's purse, SUV stolen at gunpoint

    Sunday morning, a woman was robbed at gunpoint at Transporte Rodriguez near 21st and Waco.

  • Victims of DUI crashes to be memorialized in Kansas

     Under a new Kansas Department of Transportation program, "Lost to DUI" memorial signs will be placed along state and federal highways for victims of drunken driving accidents. 

  • Wichita March for Our Lives organizers host town hall

    Gun control is a hot topic nationwide. In Wichita, the public got to air out their concerns about gun safety with legislative candidates 

  • Via Christi Hosts Free Health Clinic

    Hundreds packed Mueller Elementary School for a day of free health care.  

  • Syrian native hopes for longer strategy as U.S. launches strike

    For the people who live under the Syrian regime, life has been a nightmare for years. That’s according to relatives who live in other countries. One man, originally from Syria, still communicates with his family there while living in Wichita. 

  • Trump says airstrikes on Syria underway

    President Donald Trump says the United States has "launched precision strikes" on targets associated with Syrian chemical weapons program. 

  • Newton bank robbery suspect arrested in Oklahoma

    50-year-old Martin Paris was arrested Thursday in Seiling, in the northwest part of the state.

  • Largest animatronic dino park in North America to open in Derby

    Starting next month, families will be able to ride, roar and explore at Field Station: Dinosaurs.

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    Governor signs anti-swatting bill, Finch family reacts

    "What happened to Mr. Finch was unspeakably tragic, and we hope that this law will prevent any other innocent people from losing their lives as a result of this horrific behavior.” Colyer said.

  • Walmart donates security cameras to Evergreen Park

    A community officer is thanking Walmart after they made a donation that helped increase security at Evergreen Park. 

  • Tip though new website leads to Kansas child support evader

    Gov. Jeff Colyer said DCF received a tip through the Child Support Evaders web page and located Brandon Wilson, who owes more than $56,000. 

  • A sign for a sign: New DUI crash site markers aim for prevention

    New road signs are going up across Kansas to mark where victims have been killed by drunk drivers. 

  • “SirenJack” poses threat to Sedgwick County Alert System

    When we hear emergency alert sirens go off, we expect it to be for just that – an emergency. They’re supposed to be sounded for natural disasters or manmade incidents. 

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    Mayor of Newton dies

    Nygaard served the community as a volunteer for forty years before becoming mayor in January.

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    Husband of Wichita woman whose body was in dumpster arrested in Iowa

    Police say the husband of a 37-year-old woman whose body was found in a Wichita dumpster has been arrested in Iowa. 

  • Dog that escaped Sunflower Dog Show has been found

    A dog that went missing from the Sunflower Dog Show in downtown Wichita has been found.

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    WSU adding 30 new security cameras

    In the coming weeks, Wichita State University will be equipped with dozens of new cameras that can see in all directions. 

  • Districts react to education funding

    While lawmakers spent the weekend championing an increase in school funding, an attorney for the Kansas teacher’s union said he doubts the increase will be enough to satisfy the Kansas Supreme Court. 

  • Salina Regional Airport now has flights to Denver and Chicago

    Traveling to Denver or even Chicago won't be such a hassle anymore for those living in or around Salina. 

  • Texas woman offers reward for show dog missing in Wichita

    It's been an emotional weekend for one woman after her show dog ran off in downtown Wichita.

  • Earthquake reported near Anthony

    The U.S Geological Survey is reporting a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook things up near Anthony, Kansas. 

  • Wichita family loses everything in overnight house fire

    With a baby on the way, one family looked on at the place they called home for the past 11 years. 

  • SWAT situation ends peacefully in Riverside neighborhood

    Sedgwick County Dispatch confirms an active police presence in a Riverside neighborhood. 

  • Kansans march to raise awareness during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Demanding an end to child abuse, a group hit the streets of Wichita with signs in hand.

  • Governor Colyer calling for lawmakers to pass school finance bill

    Legislators are still in Topeka attempting combine rival education funding plans. 

  • Kansas House reach education funding decision

     The Kansas House has approved an education funding proposal that's designed to break an impasse among Republican lawmakers over boosting spending on public schools. 

  • Two killed in rollover crash in Shawnee County

    Two people died in a rollover crash Friday in Shawnee County.

  • Child Abuse Awareness March hits home for Wichita family

    A march is happening in Wichita Saturday to raise awareness for child abuse. The "1st Annual March For Child Abuse Awareness" is taking place at the Keeper of the Plains from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday.

  • Bitter cold postpones law enforcement parade, activities across the state

    The Wichita Law Enforcement Parade scheduled for Saturday in downtown has been postponed to May 12, due to bitterly cold temperatures forecast overnight Friday and the following morning. 

  • Person abandons sick puppies outside Kansas Humane Society

    The Kansas Humane Society is offering a reward for information about who abandoned two sick puppies, one of which has died, outside their building.  

  • Spirit AeroSystems and WSU announce new collaboration

    Students at Wichita State University will soon learn right alongside employees of one of the area's largest companies, Spirit AeroSystems.

  • Sedgwick County hosts e-waste recycling event

    If you have any old TVs or printers that you're looking to throw away, Sedgewick County is hosting an event that could help you out. 

  • Late cold snap could hurt spring plants

    But a late winter blast threatens all the hard work gardeners have put in preparing for spring. He said, "this one has me somewhat worried because the fact it's going to go as low as it is."

  • Concerns over teens and guns in Wichita

    Wichita Police say gun violence is up slightly from this same time last year. The ages of the suspects and victims in the violent crimes are concerning some in the community. 

  • Reward increased in shooting death of Kansas petting zoo's miniature horse

    The owners of a traveling petting zoo in Kansas are offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who shot and killed a miniature horse on their property.

  • Local foster parents to share suggestions with DCF secretary

    A local group fed up with the state's foster care system is heading to Topeka Thursday to meet with the new secretary for the Department of Children and Families. 

  • Wichita community gathers to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Half a century ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life was cut short and now community members are coming together to remember Dr. King.

  • Several homes shot at in Northeast Wichita

    Bullet holes pierce the siding of at least two homes in the 2800 block of East 24th Street in Wichita. One of those homeowners, Harold Richardson, didn’t see the rolling gunfight happen, but he heard it and saw the aftermath. 

  • Newton police collect thousands of pills from new drug drop-off box

    It’s a no-questions-asked drug drop-off box. "Our goal isn't to arrest people. It's to help people."

  • Jerseys stolen from local sports memorabilia shop

    The owner of a local sports memorabilia shop is asking for help in recovering thousands of dollars worth of stolen jerseys.

  • Lawmakers consider Kansas school funding amendment, would leave out courts

    Lawmakers and the Kansas Supreme Court have been at odds over education funding. Now, legislators are looking to amend the state constitution to leave courts out of funding decisions.

  • Local Shelter re-opening doors due to cold weather

    Inter-Faith MinIstries is reopening their shelter due to the cold weather expected this week. In a statement released Monday, Inter-Faith Ministries said that the shelter will be open from 6 p.m. -7 a.m. from April 3- 6.

  • Oklahoma schools shut down as thousands of teachers strike

    Thousands of Oklahoma teachers skipped classes to participate in a statewide walkout over teacher pay and education funding.

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    Man dies after crashing dirt bike near Haysville

    Deputies and EMS were called at around 8 p.m. Saturday to an accident near 71st Street South Rutan, east of Haysville.

  • Open letter: What you did was illegal

    The Sedgwick County Sheriffs Department  is trying to get the attention of people who illegally pass stopped school buses to stop the dangerous habit. 

  • March for Our Lives organizers planning local Town Hall

    On the heels of last week’s March for Our Lives, local organizers are ready to hit the ground running and got to work planning next Saturday’s event, centered around the nationwide Town Hall Project. 

  • Valley Center Intermediate School closed due to water main break

    Valley Center Intermediate students will have a three day weekend due to a water main break. 

  • West Wichita interchange closing for construction

    The commute for West Wichita drivers just got more complicated. 

  • Siemens is recalling 100 employees

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is recalling employees laid off from a Kansas manufacturing plant last year. 

  • Senate passes Kansas State Fair tax bill

    Kansas senators have unanimously passed a bill for state sales taxes collected during the Kansas State Fair to be used for capital improvements at the fair. 

  • Purple Heart award reunited with owner's family

    A Kansas man reunited a woman with a special item that belonged to her great-uncle who died in World War II.

  • KU loses to Villanova in Final Four

    The Final Four is down to two teams: Villanova will play for its second national championship in three years when the Wildcats face Michigan on Monday night.

  • Lucas Hernandez's mother: last six weeks 'have been hell'

    As she wrote a letter to her son, Jamie Taylor spent a lot of time thinking about the last six weeks since her son, Lucas Hernandez, first went missing. She said she has spent every second of it thinking about her son’s disappearance and said it’s been excruciating.

  • Purple Heart found in Kansas landfill to be reunited with family

    A Kansas man is reuniting a special item with the family of a soldier who died in World War II. In a special ceremony Saturday, Gary Gorby will meet with the family of Leo Farris, Jr., who died in the Battle of the Bulge, and present them with an item found in the most unlikely of places.

  • Tri-County League helping special needs athletes on and off the court

    The Tri-County Basketball League's version of March Madness got underway Friday, and it was all fun and games. But for parents, it's so much more.

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    World War II Veteran receives a hero's sendoff

    For miles and hours riders from Oklahoma and Kansas escorted World War II Veteran, Gilbert Cranmer, back to his home in Wellington. 

  • Kansas regulators seek to take over 15 nursing homes

    KDADS Secretary Tim Keck says the most pressing concern is stability so residents can continue to get care and staff continues to get paid.

  • Kansas nonprofit's Easter egg hunt raises $7,000

    Three-thousand eggs were hidden loaded with candy, raffle tickets and other ID markers for a prize.

  • Kansas passes controversial poultry bill

    Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed into law a bill aimed at luring large-scale poultry processors to set up shop in Kansas.

  • Kansas candidate's debate on schools touches taxes, pot

    Major candidates for Kansas governor are being drawn into the debate over public school funding, and their views on the subject involve taxes and even marijuana. 

  • Kansas lawmakers are asking the president to not scrap NAFTA

     Political and industrial trade group leaders in Kansas are urging President Donald Trump not to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, fearing that doing so would hurt major Kansas export industries like agriculture and aviation. 

  • Feds launch investigation after 4 die when airbags fail in Kia cars

    Air bags in some Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate in crashes and four people are dead. Now the U.S. government's road safety agency wants to know why. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it's investigating problems that affect an estimated 425,000 cars made by the Korean automakers. The agency also is looking into whether the same problem could happen in vehicles made by other companies. The agency says the probe covers 2011 Hyundai Sonatas and 2012 and 201...
  • Police make 47 arrests during Kansas celebration

     Police say they arrested 47 people and issued 494 citations during this year's Fake Patty's Day celebration in Manhattan. 

  • Dillons stores offering delivery

    The new pick-up service will be available in 18 Dillon's stores across Wichita, Andover and Derby and 9 curbside pick-up locations with plans to add locations later in 2018.

  • Arts Campus in Kansas City back on legislative agenda

    A proposal for the state to help fund a downtown arts campus in Kansas City is back on the legislative agenda. Rep. Noel Shull, a Kansas City Republican, has reintroduced a bill to fund half the proposed $96 million project connected to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. 

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    Domestic violence gun bill stalled

    A Kansas bill that would make it a crime for people recently convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense to have a firearm has stalled in the state Senate. 

  • Fraternity shut down at Kansas

    A fraternity at the University of Kansas has been closed because of several health and safety violations and a failure to meet its national organization's guidelines. 

  • Kansas lawmakers consider bill to protect speech on campus

    Legislation aimed at protecting free speech on Kansas college campuses is facing mixed reviews.   

  • Sebelius endorses state senator in Kansas governor's race

    Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has endorsed Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly in the Kansas governor's race.

  • Lawrence wants its high school students to get more sleep

    Lawrence is making plans for its high schools to start 25 minutes later in August 2019 because research shows teens need the sleep. 

  • Kansas graduate gives $1 million for LGBTQ students

    The University of Kansas will use a $1 million gift to provide scholarships to LGBTQ students. 

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