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Wichita is celebrating the Keeper of the Plains' 50th birthday
Wichita is celebrating the Keeper of the Plains' 50th birthday

The Keeper almost immediately became a symbol of the city, the region and even the bicentennial. It started off as a simple line drawing, the first of many sketches Bosin came up with and the one he said he kept coming back to.

City of Wichita: Personal, financial data compromised in cyberattack

City of Wichita: Personal, financial data compromised in cyberattack

The city says certain files were copied from their computer network without permission between May 3 and 4, including names, Social Security numbers, driver’s license or state identification card numbers, and payment card information.

Cyberattack has City of Wichita officials scratching their heads

Cyberattack has City of Wichita officials scratching their heads

If you're trying to access some city websites, you may get a 'This site can't be reached' message.  

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: Kansas plastic grocery bags for recycling shipped to Malaysia

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: Kansas plastic grocery bags for recycling shipped to Malaysia

"For American company who send waste to Malaysia, first I would like to ask you, why you think that we are better than you to manage the waste you created?' Just because we are poorer," Pua Lay Peng asked.

FCC fines wireless carriers millions for sharing user locations without consent

FCC fines wireless carriers millions for sharing user locations without consent

The fines target a practice in which carriers shared user location information with data resellers, who then passed the data onward to their own third-party customers.

US opens investigation into Ford crashes involving Blue Cruise partially automated driving system

US opens investigation into Ford crashes involving Blue Cruise partially automated driving system

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation of the crashes, both involving Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles on freeways in nighttime lighting conditions.

Midwest Winefest kicks off and fundraises for Guadalupe Clinic

Midwest Winefest kicks off and fundraises for Guadalupe Clinic

For people that don’t have medical insurance, finding medical care can be unaffordable and sometimes impossible. That's why the Guadalupe Clinic opened up back in 1985.

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: Background check backlog after cyberattack on Kansas courts

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: Background check backlog after cyberattack on Kansas courts

April marked six months since the Kansas court system first realized someone had hacked its computers. The fight to get back online after the cyberattack, and then caught up digitally, has left hundreds of Kansans fighting just to survive.

UnitedHealth says wide swath of patient files may have been taken in Change cyberattack

UnitedHealth says wide swath of patient files may have been taken in Change cyberattack

The company is still monitoring the internet and dark web and said there has been no addition file publication. It has started a website to answer questions, and is also offering free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

Ground beef potentially contaminated with E. coli, USDA warns

Ground beef potentially contaminated with E. coli, USDA warns

Raw ground beef produced by Greater Omaha Packing Co., Inc. on March 28, 2024, is no longer available for purchase, but the USDA issued an alert to warn consumers and food service institutions who may have the product in their freezers.

Dryer fires not just from lint traps; check vents too

Dryer fires not just from lint traps; check vents too

Clothes dryers are second only to stoves when it comes to causing house fires, but experts say these fires are preventable.

Belle Plaine man turns the tables on phone scammer seeking $35,000

Belle Plaine man turns the tables on phone scammer seeking $35,000

A local man has a warning others after he could have lost $35,000 to a scammer. He says he quickly became suspicious and hopes no one falls for this scheme.

What should renters do if major apartment issues won't be fixed by property managers

What should renters do if major apartment issues won't be fixed by property managers

Attorney Steven Minson with Kansas Legal Services said that it's illegal for landlords to ignore these types of problems.

Millions of recalled Hyundai, Kia vehicles with a dangerous defect remain on the road

Millions of recalled Hyundai, Kia vehicles with a dangerous defect remain on the road

Hyundai and Kia have acknowledged that there's little hope of repairing most of the affected vehicles until June or later, roughly nine months after they announced the recalls.

U.S. probes complaints that Ford pickups can downshift without warning, increasing the risk of a crash

U.S. probes complaints that Ford pickups can downshift without warning, increasing the risk of a crash

The probe covers F-150s from the 2014 model year. Complaints allege that the trucks can suddenly shift to a lower gear without warning. Often, the rear wheels locked up.

Emery Gardens tenant struggles with a major mold problem

Emery Gardens tenant struggles with a major mold problem

One resident at Emery Gardens is struggling with what he calls a major mold problem, and he says the apartment has done nothing to help.

Tenants dealing with 'unlivable conditions' at Emery Gardens

Tenants dealing with 'unlivable conditions' at Emery Gardens

Sunday evening the roof of a unit at Emery Gardens collapsed leaving two tenants an apartment that was deemed unlivable. The two people living there say this is only the latest problem they've been having.

Wichita business owners warning others of sales representative scam

Wichita business owners warning others of sales representative scam

Joy's Service Center owners Mark and Annette Joy share their experience of trying to get out of a contract they say turned into a scam.

Biden administration finalizes rule cutting credit card late fees

Biden administration finalizes rule cutting credit card late fees

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates the move will save American families $10 billion every year - an average savings of $220 annually.

Fire victim warns about lithium-ion batteries

Fire victim warns about lithium-ion batteries

Charred walls are what's left of a house that burned on January 17th on the corner of Boston & Greenwood in South Wichita. The owner of the home says the fire started due to faulty lithium-ion batteries.

Why are there so many car recalls? Experts weigh in

Why are there so many car recalls? Experts weigh in

The average number of car recalls each year jumped 46% over a 10-year period ending in 2022, when compared with the average over the preceding 10 years, NHTSA data shows.

Honda recalling more than 750K vehicles to fix faulty passenger seat air bag sensor

Honda recalling more than 750K vehicles to fix faulty passenger seat air bag sensor

The recall covers certain Honda Pilot, Accord, Civic sedan, HR-V and Odyssey models from the 2020 through 2022 model years, as well as the 2020 Fit and Civic Coupe, as well as some Acura models.

Ford will recall nearly 1.9 million Explorer SUVs to secure trim pieces that can fly off in traffic

Ford will recall nearly 1.9 million Explorer SUVs to secure trim pieces that can fly off in traffic

The recall covers Explorers from the 2011 through 2019 model years.

Plumbers busy with back-to-back calls for pipe bursts and freezes

Plumbers busy with back-to-back calls for pipe bursts and freezes

It's among the many problems the bitter cold is causing burst pipes. Local plumbers say they're drowning in calls.
Plumbers and water department crews have been scrambling to keep your water on all across The City since the cold hit Kansas.

What rights you have as a renter if your heat goes out during extreme cold

What rights you have as a renter if your heat goes out during extreme cold

During the winter, we all expect to pay more for utilities, with heaters working around the clock to keep our homes warm. But if you're a renter, especially during dangerously low temperatures, what happens if your heat goes out?

Quaker Oats expands list of products recalled for salmonella risk, includes Cap'n Crunch cereal bars

Quaker Oats expands list of products recalled for salmonella risk, includes Cap'n Crunch cereal bars

The recall now includes popular products like Cap'n Crunch Treats cereal bars and Gatorade Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars, with "best before" dates ranging between Jan. 11, 2024 and Oct. 31, 2024.