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The Latest: 2 Puerto Rican towns evacuated as dam fails

The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The National Weather Service says the Guajataca (wa ha TA ca) Dam is failing in western Puerto Rico and buses … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:45 pm


Gabel’s Family Restaurant name is back in Wichita

Gabel’s Family Restaurant, which first opened in 1989 near Harry and Emporia, is operating once more. “We brought back our roots,” says Teresa Linker, who owns the business with her … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:45 pm


Opponent changes, but Nico Hernandez says he’s ready

The opponent has changed, but the preparation for Nico Hernandez’s third professional fight hasn’t. Less than two weeks before the fight, Hernandez learned Mexican flyweight Francisco Lapizco had broken his … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:39 pm


‘Undocumented and unafraid’: Wichita students rally for DACA

About 100 young people gathered on the lawn of East High School in Wichita on Friday for a student-led rally in support of a program that protects children who were … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:30 pm


The Latest: Jimmy Kimmel tweets his thanks to McCain

The Latest on health care legislation (all times local): 2:20 pm. Talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel is thanking Arizona Sen. John McCain for rejecting the latest Republican bill to repeal the … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:27 pm


South Carolina governor backs Graham’s bill, but praises Trump

In his quest to gather support for his bill to transform the American health care system, Sen. Lindsey Graham can now claim backing from his home state governor. But it … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:19 pm


John McCain announces opposition to GOP health care bill, likely dooming it

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, Arizona Sen. John McCain announced he would not vote for the latest GOP health care bill aimed at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 6:03 pm


Updated: Authorities investigate homicide in Hutchinson

Updated 1:30 p.m.: Hutchinson police say a man was found dead from what appears to be gunshot wounds Friday morning at a home in Hutchinson. The man’s identity was not … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 5:51 pm


Remember when Yoda joined the Saudi king at the UN? But it’s in the textbook!

High school students in Saudi Arabia opened their social studies textbooks this week to find that the Force was with them. In a lesson about the United Nations was a … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 5:51 pm


If you’re traveling to Mexico, think twice about drinking this soda

Soda contaminated with methamphetamine is to blame for the death of one person and the intoxication of six others in Mexico, according to the attorney general in Baja, California. A … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 5:20 pm


This week in Wichita dining: Openings, closings and tasty things to do

Wichita 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 … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 2:59 pm


Never pay for your kid to eat at a Wichita restaurant again

If you plan carefully, you could eat out at a restaurant every night until your kids turn 12 and never, ever pay for their meals. Free Picasso’s cheese pizza on … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 12:34 pm


Jimmy’s Egg No. 8 opens near Pawnee and Seneca Monday

It’s a couple of months later than planned, but Jimmy’s Egg is opening Monday at 1210 W. Pawnee just west of Seneca. Morrie Sheets says the building has undergone almost … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 10:00 am


Tim McGraw, wife Faith Hill celebrate her 50th on stage in Wichita

Faith Hill didn’t take her 50th birthday off. Instead, she was on stage in Wichita, performing with her husband of almost 21 years, fellow music star Tim McGraw, as part … Click to Continue »

Published on 22 September 2017 | 3:31 am


One of the hottest days Wichita’s ever seen this late in the year

Late September continued to sizzle across the Sunflower State on Thursday. In fact, only three days have been warmer this late in the calendar year in Wichita history, according to … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 11:44 pm


Tax office gunman fired until his gun wouldn’t shoot, witness says

A witness to Tuesday’s shooting at the Wichita tax office said the gunman kept firing until his gun wouldn’t shoot anymore. The witness estimated that the man fired eight to … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 11:24 pm


Wirths charged with attempted first-degree murder in tax office shooting

Ricky Wirths, the Wichita man jailed in Tuesday’s shooting of a state tax agent, was charged with attempted first-degree murder Thursday. Judge Jeff Goering raised Wirths’ bond to $500,000; his … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 9:05 pm


This is not pretend: Ken and Barbie just opened a Wichita food truck

What would Ken and Barbie cook? If you ask your 8-year-old, she might point to the plastic hamburgers and hot dogs that came with the Barbie Dream Camper she got … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 6:50 pm


Nearly a year after it burned down, Nico Hernandez’s home gym reopens

Lewis Hernandez is in awe of the newly-refurbished Hernandez Boxing Academy, which had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning to celebrate its reopening to the public less than a year after … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 6:34 pm


Georges French Bistro will debut dramatic new look, reopen next week

When George Youssef closed his popular French restaurant in the College Hill neighborhood in late June for a remodel, he thought he’d have it done in a month. But it … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 3:30 pm


Cattle drive commemorates Chisholm Trail anniversary

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, a herd of Texas longhorn cattle are being driven up through southern Kansas to Wichita. The herd will be in Wichita this Saturday. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle) … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 5:03 am


Privatization moved state workers to unsecured office where shooting occurred

Workers at the Wichita tax office where an employee was shot Tuesday were moved out of a secured state office building into an unsecured storefront about three years ago, as … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 11:38 pm


Why Textron Aviation decided to consolidate its parts hub here

When Beechcraft and Cessna merged in 2014 as part of Textron’s acquisition, the challenge that lay before Kent Long and his team was integrating the parts operations of two different … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 9:56 pm


Cowboys, cattle and horses on the Chisholm Trail, again

It’s not like in the old days when saddle-worn cowboys, bone-weary horses and dirt-tired cattle walked endlessly along the Chisholm Trail. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 9:21 pm


Man accused of shooting tax warrant officer owed nearly $400,000

When Department of Revenue employee Cortney Holloway and sheriff’s deputies went to Ricky Wirths’ Wichita home on Tuesday to seize assets in a tax warrant investigation, there were “no problems,” … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 7:33 pm


A virtual tour of new aquarium, museum in Missouri

Officials with Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium invited media to tour the new facility in Springfield, Mo. … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 6:20 pm


Mega block party will shut down four miles of Douglas this weekend

You won’t be able to drive on four miles of Douglas in downtown Wichita on Sunday afternoon. But you will be able to bike, walk, dance, run, eat and strike … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 3:32 pm


Suspect asked for tax agent by name before shooting, police say

Kansas Department of Revenue tax agent Cortney Holloway, who was shot multiple times Tuesday afternoon, remains in serious condition Wednesday morning. The shooting took place at around 2:40 p.m. on … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 11:48 am


Massive aquarium opening a few hours from Wichita – and celebs are coming

It’s not too often that the grand opening of a museum in southwest Missouri attracts the attention of A-list celebrities. But, sure enough, that’s what’s happened at Johnny Morris’ Wonders … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 10:54 pm


Some Kansas children sleep in offices while waiting for foster homes

Children have stayed overnight in the offices of Kansas foster care contractors more than 100 times over the past year because places able or willing to accept them couldn't be … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 7:09 pm








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