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Lifelong MDA ambassador Lance Lesslie dies at 52

Lifelong MDA ambassador Lance Lesslie dies at 52

Lance Lesslie died Friday at the age of 52.

'I wouldn't have woke up': Wichita man says dog saved his life during devastating house fire Sunday

'I wouldn't have woke up': Wichita man says dog saved his life during devastating house fire Sunday

'I feel like I haven't even processed this yet. Yeah, I don't know. I mean, it's hard to put into words,' said Tyler Revel. For the first time in the daylight, Revel saw his entire life in a pile of ash after a devastating fire.

'I’m thrilled to be here': Wichita police chief focusing on improving community relations

'I’m thrilled to be here': Wichita police chief focusing on improving community relations

There is a new chief in town. Joseph Sullivan has officially reported for duty and we sat down with him one-on-one to discuss what plans he has for the department. 

3 dead in suspected fentanyl overdoses at homeless encampment, Wichita police say

3 dead in suspected fentanyl overdoses at homeless encampment, Wichita police say

The overdoses happened at approximately 8:30 a.m. on Sunday near the 2900 block of South Washington.

Wichita police identify man killed in Kellogg crash

Wichita police identify man killed in Kellogg crash

The accident happened at around 8:15 p.m. on westbound Kellogg just west of Interstate 135. They arrived to find Chandler Christiansen, of Wichita, unconscious and unresponsive.

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire in southwest Wichita

Firefighters quickly extinguish fire in southwest Wichita

According to WFD Captain Stephen Runyan, crews responded just after 6:30 p.m. to the fire. When they arrived, heavy fire was showing on the back side of the home.

Hays police find two missing girls

Hays police find two missing girls

Hays police have found two missing girls

Sunflower Showdown brings excitement to K-State, KU rivalry

Sunflower Showdown brings excitement to K-State, KU rivalry


WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Damp, miserable drizzle and rain didn't stop fans of KU and K-State as they headed out to Chicken and Pickle to watch the Sunflower Showdown Saturday night.

Small Business Saturday, Black Friday bring welcome boost for independent Wichita stores

Small Business Saturday, Black Friday bring welcome boost for independent Wichita stores

Small businesses in Wichita were expecting lots of customers during the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend.

3 people dead after Marion County car crash

3 people dead after Marion County car crash

3 people have died after an accident in Marion County.

'No one was hungry': Wichita volunteers run into best possible problem giving Thanksgiving meals to homeless

'No one was hungry': Wichita volunteers run into best possible problem giving Thanksgiving meals to homeless

Every year during holidays, volunteers in Wichita step up in major ways to make sure those less fortunate aren't forgotten. But this year, someone who's been feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving for years says he ran into the best kind of problem.

Outlet to call missed loved ones provides comfort, peace during holiday season

Outlet to call missed loved ones provides comfort, peace during holiday season

Now that the holidays are here, a College Hill church has a space open to anyone who may need an outlet to vent, to cry, to grieve or to simply just be. 

‘We are blessing the community as a whole’: Convoy of Hope serves up Thanksgiving meal

‘We are blessing the community as a whole’: Convoy of Hope serves up Thanksgiving meal

Convoy of Hope expected to serve 800 people at its free community Thanksgiving at Bethel Life Center.

MISSING IN KANSAS: Demetric Dewitt

MISSING IN KANSAS: Demetric Dewitt

The Kansas teen may be in a nearby town, advocates share.

'It's free for everyone': Local BBQ restaurant, Convoy of Hope ready to serve hundreds a proper Thanksgiving meal

'It's free for everyone': Local BBQ restaurant, Convoy of Hope ready to serve hundreds a proper Thanksgiving meal

While most people will be off work enjoying time with friends and family and probably eating way too much food, for some, it's one of the busiest days of the year.

Respiratory illnesses spreading before Thanksgiving, uptick expected post-holiday

Respiratory illnesses spreading before Thanksgiving, uptick expected post-holiday

Wichita doctors say respiratory illnesses, like RSV and the flu, are most common right now.

Wichita electronics store stocks inventory ahead of Black Friday

Wichita electronics store stocks inventory ahead of Black Friday

Black Friday is this week and stores are already setting their prices for those door-buster deals, as customers are anticipating big savings.

'So far so good': Kansans prepare to travel to Thanksgiving destinations

'So far so good': Kansans prepare to travel to Thanksgiving destinations

Nearly 20% of Kansans are expected to travel this holiday week for Thanksgiving, according to AAA Kansas. Travel numbers are expected nearly hit pre-pandemic, or 2019, numbers.

SCHEELS bringing hundreds of jobs to Wichita

SCHEELS bringing hundreds of jobs to Wichita

The all sports retailer SCHEELS is planning on opening its second Kansas store in Wichita and is hoping to hire 500 people by the summer at 2023.

School bus overturns with student inside in northwest Wichita

School bus overturns with student inside in northwest Wichita

A school bus with a student inside has crashed and come to rest on its side in northwest Wichita.

Wichita hospital sets visitor restrictions in pediatric units amid spike in RSV cases

Wichita hospital sets visitor restrictions in pediatric units amid spike in RSV cases

In a release Tuesday, Ascension Via Christi said the restrictions affect its fifth-floor pediatrics unit and third-floor pediatric intensive care unit.

MISSING IN KANSAS: Gaige Patrick

MISSING IN KANSAS: Gaige Patrick

The 16-year-old was last seen in northwest Wichita.

How one decision marked the beginning of the end for KMH after 126 years of serving Wichita's children and seniors

How one decision marked the beginning of the end for KMH after 126 years of serving Wichita's children and seniors

126 years. That's how long the Kansas Masonic Home at Maple and Seneca has been serving those in need. But after all these years, choices made just seven years ago marked the beginning of the end.

Woman found dead at Lawrence homeless camp

Woman found dead at Lawrence homeless camp

A 53-year-old woman has been found dead in a tent at a north Lawrence homeless camp.

Southeast Wichita house fire causes thousands of dollars in damage

Southeast Wichita house fire causes thousands of dollars in damage

No one was injured in a southeast Wichita house fire, as no one was inside the home at the time of the fire.