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This very, very good girl has rescued at least 12 people after the Mexico earthquakes

When disaster hits, Frida comes to the rescue. Frida, a member of the Mexican Navy’s canine unit, has saved just over 50 people in her short lifetime, according to the … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 3:51 pm


Markets Right Now: US stocks edge lower in midday trading

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local): 11:45 a.m. U.S. stock indexes edged lower in midday trading, wiping out modest gains from a day earlier. Technology stocks … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 3:49 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


The latest nation to apply to the UN: An ocean garbage patch with 115,000 ‘citizens’

The Great Pacific garbage patch, a swirling pile of pollution and discarded plastics between California and Japan, is made up of millions of pieces of trash and tiny plastics and … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 3:14 pm


Identity thieves drained his bank accounts in hours – and didn’t need his password

We’re all generally aware, in the abstract sense of lightning strikes or rabid bats, that identity thieves can hit us. It might happen, one day. But we’re sure the odds … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 3:13 pm


What was wrestler Ric Flair’s mystery illness? He finally ’fesses up

Wrestling icon Ric Flair is blaming his recent health scare on decades of social drinking that finally caught up with him, according to a People magazine story published this week. … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 2:12 pm


The feet in the bathroom stall didn't move for 2 days. They belonged to a dead person.

A Chicago woman was found dead in the bathroom stall of a local health club — two days after she first entered the facility. The family has filed a court … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 2:09 pm


‘I would do it again’: She shot an armed robber at work. Her company suspended her.

Jennifer Wertz didn’t feel safe going to work at the Circle K gas station in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There’s been an uptick in robberies in the area, Wertz said, including … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 12:39 pm


Liberal group ups the pressure on candidates to back single-payer

Liberals last week rallied behind new single-payer health-care legislation on Capitol Hill. Now, they’re turning their attention to candidates in next year’s midterm elections. The Progressive Change Campaign Committee on … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 9:00 am


Trump campaign bodyguard linked to ex-con who’s key in Russia probes

Another connection has emerged between Donald Trump and Felix Sater, the Russian emigre and ex-con who's become a key figure in widening investigations into ties between Trump associates and Russian … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 9:00 am


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


She snuck out and took a Lyft to her boyfriend. But her ride home ended in disaster, police say

Her family didn’t even realize that she had left the house. But when they woke up, Karenine Saint Louis, a 13-year-old honor student in south Florida, was dead. “Our heart … Click to Continue »

Published on 21 September 2017 | 3:33 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


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


The Room, which has Wichita and Hutchinson escape rooms, goes mobile

It might be some people’s worst nightmares to be locked in a room with coworkers, but Laura and Matthew Sorrell continue to make a business out of it. The couple, … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 10:00 am


KC couple who lost ring get engagement redo on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ — with way bigger ring

This time Seth Dixon didn’t drop his $3,000 engagement ring in the Loose Park pond. That’s because the ring he used the second time around was way more luxurious, and … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 5:18 am


Suspect in shooting of Kansas tax agent was focus of investigation

Update 8:56 p.m. Kansas Department of Revenue tax agent Cortney Holloway, who was shot in the incident, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition. Update 8:50 p.m. Sedgwick County … Click to Continue »

Published on 20 September 2017 | 12:39 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


Police give details about shooting at Kansas Department of Revenue

Police investigate a shooting at the Kansas Department of Revenue at 1800 N. Amidon Tuesday. (Video by Fernando Salazar) … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 9:46 pm


K-State seeks clarity from Big 12, SEC after questionable review

Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder is still waiting for an explanation. Days after K-State safety Kendall Adams scooped up a fumble from Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur and ran untouched … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 9:20 pm


'A guy with a gun was trying to go inside but somebody locked the doors on him.'

Oscar Rodriguez received a phone call from his mother who was at the DMV when a shooting occurred at the Twin Lakes Shopping Center in north Wichita. … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 8:39 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


Wichita’s first bagel shop in years opens on Wednesday

It’s been a long time since Wichita had a proper bagel shop – the early 2000s, to be exact. But that changes in the morning. At 6 a.m. on Wednesday … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 6:42 pm


What would happen if a plane crashed at the Wichita airport?

Wichita airport public safety officials on Tuesday conducted a simulated airplane crash at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport with 88 victims played by students at Bishop Carroll and Goddard high schools. The exercise is mandated once every three years by the Federal Aviation Administration. Video by Jerry Siebenmark … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 5:38 pm


How officers pursued mother of 3-year-old found in concrete

Police and sheriff’s officers repeatedly knocked on Miranda Miller’s door, trying to serve protective orders against her over her 3-year-old son – and trying to check on the child, a … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 4:46 pm


Huge cost would come with Kansas Medicaid expansion

Conspicuously absent from most commentary arguing that Kansas should expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act is any discussion about the program actually improving the health of recipients. Instead, we … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 10:55 am








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