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It wasn’t a real airplane crash Tuesday at Wichita Eisenhower airport

There was an airplane crash Tuesday morning at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. But it wasn’t a real crash. Instead, it was a simulated disaster exercise that the Federal Aviation Administration … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 6:32 pm


They wanted to help cops hurt in a shootout, so they went topless and washed cars

A topless car wash organized by a strip club near Marysville, Calif., raised $2,565 for two Yuba County sheriff’s deputies injured in a shootout earlier this summer. “It was excellent,” … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 6:22 pm


New York crowd gets glimpse of President Jeb(!)

He was gracious and measured, stern but sober—and tough on Russia—as he addressed the greatest challenges facing the United States. Standing in a hotel ballroom a few blocks from the … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 6:03 pm


The Varsity Kansas cross country rankings (Sept. 19)

GIRLS TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS 1. Destini Eskridge, Maize South senior 2. Claire Winter, Bishop Carroll junior 3. Erin Topham, Berean Academy junior 4. Katie Wagner, Maize South sophomore 5. Claire … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 5:58 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


McClatchy editorial cartoons for the week of Sept. 18, 2017

Award-winning cartoonists from McClatchy offer their visual views

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Published on 19 September 2017 | 5:20 pm


Tanya’s Soup Kitchen just got rid of its men’s and women’s restrooms

There’s no more men’s room at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen. There’s no more women’s room, either. As of Saturday, the restaurant at 1725 E. Douglas now has two unisex restrooms. Though … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 5:19 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


Trump threatens Venezuela and puts Cuba on notice

President Donald Trump threatened “further action” against Venezuela on Tuesday and promised not to lift sanctions against Cuba until the government in Havana makes fundamental reforms. “We cannot stand by … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 3:47 pm


For homework, a teacher told 5th-graders to imagine ‘you are a member of the KKK’

A South Carolina elementary school teacher is on administrative leave after she asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members after the Civil War for a homework assignment. … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 3:35 pm


A new tenant for an old Rita’s Italian Ice space in Wichita

When the rolled ice cream trend rolled into Wichita this summer, it went over big time – so big time that people waited in long lines to get a taste … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 3:26 pm


‘Rocket Man’: Trump uses belittling new nickname for Kim Jong Un in UN speech

President Donald Trump, speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, used harsh and mocking language when addressing North Korea and its dictator, Kim Jong Un. Blasting North Korea … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 3:03 pm


Islamic group wants investigation into bank incident

A national Islamic-American advocacy group is calling for an independent investigation into a Wichita incident where an Iraqi-American and his family were detained when he tried to deposit a check … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 2:29 pm


Hurricane Maria live updates: Rains pose landslide threat in Dominica, rivers run over in Guadeloupe

A little more than a week after Hurricane Irma slashed through the Caribbean and glanced southeast Florida with hurricane-force gusts, Hurricane Maria is sweeping through the northeast Caribbean Sea, dealing … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 2:21 pm


City working to find out how body sat in airport lot for 8 months

Economy Lot B at Kansas City International Airport has about 5,900 parking spaces. In one of them, 53-year-old Randy Potter’s body sat unnoticed in his truck for eight months, according … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 1:30 pm


A ‘Mad Pooper’ is on the run, and police are on her tail

A Colorado neighborhood is raising a stink over a jogger who keeps defecating around the houses — even in front of children. Neighbors have nicknamed her the “Mad Pooper,” and … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 1:21 pm


Woman complains Hobby Lobby’s raw cotton decor is racially insensitive

A Hobby Lobby shopper complained on Facebook about stalks of raw cotton being sold at the craft store, calling it “wrong on so many levels.” Daniell Rider, who according to … Click to Continue »

Published on 19 September 2017 | 2:49 am


Beer now to be sold at Koch Arena, Wilkins Stadium

Shockers fans can now buy beer at more Wichita State University athletic events. Beer will be sold during WSU events at Koch Arena and softball games at Wilkins Stadium, said … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 11:50 pm


The robots in your hospital

A pharmacy technician at Via Christi St. Joseph puts powdered drugs and IV bags into a machine. Inside, a robotic arm picks up the drug, shakes it, then injects just … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 11:12 pm


Is Kobach a private citizen on Trump commission? Question will test transparency law

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s use of private email for a presidential commission could bring him into conflict with a 1-year-old state law meant to increase government transparency. Kobach, … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 10:38 pm


Bill Snyder wants more discipline, fewer drops from K-State WRs

It sounds like Kansas State’s receivers are in for a long two weeks of practice. K-State football coach Bill Snyder had nothing positive to say about the position group after … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 5:23 pm


IHOP to open Tuesday near 29th and Maize Road

West Wichita, hope you’re hungry. Another new breakfast restaurant is opening on Tuesday. IHOP franchisee Ali Issa is opening his fifth IHOP next to the Sam’s Club at 29th and … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 2:55 pm


Pizza Fest a cheesy new event from the organizers of Wichita Taco Fest

From the people who brought you the incredibly popular downtown Wichita Taco Fest comes a similar celebration of another favorite food. Pizza. Pizza Fest is a new event scheduled for … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 2:37 pm


List of Emmy Award winners

List of winners of the annual Emmy Awards, announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Drama Series: "The Handmaid's Tale." Directing, Drama: Reed Morano, "The Handmaid's Tale." … Click to Continue »

Published on 18 September 2017 | 3:04 am


Are your pedals illegal? Wichita bike board revolts against state law

Riding down the Kellogg access road near Maize Road, Alan Farrington was surprised to learn that the high-tech, high-performance pedals on his bicycle are banned in Kansas. “Every bike shop … Click to Continue »

Published on 17 September 2017 | 1:00 pm


Abandoned stone cellars are the next touristy thing to see in Kansas

The back roads of the Flint Hills hold a certain charm. The tires of a lone vehicle crunch the chert gravel on the unpaved roads. Sunflowers fill ditches and blue … Click to Continue »

Published on 17 September 2017 | 11:30 am


Fall festivals: chocolate, blues, and vodka

Blues blowouts, chocolate celebrations, Swedish soirees. Towns throughout Kansas and the region plan some of their best festivals to take advantage of the weather from September to November. Organizers of … Click to Continue »

Published on 16 September 2017 | 9:12 pm


BBQ, pumpkin spice, chili and wine: Fall in Wichita full of food fests

Fall in Wichita is full of food festivals celebrating the flavors of the season – pumpkin spice, chili, barbecue and lots and lots of wine. The season gets started this … Click to Continue »

Published on 16 September 2017 | 8:42 pm


Kansas high school student with spina bifida scores a TD in his wheelchair

There is a tradition in the high school football program at South Central, a co-op between the towns of Protection and Coldwater in southwestern Kansas – every senior on the … Click to Continue »

Published on 16 September 2017 | 6:03 pm


Friday night’s high school football scoreboard (Sept. 15)

THURSDAY’S GAME Goddard 21, Andover 17 FRIDAY’S GAMES City League Carroll 45, West 14 Garden City 46, South 0 Heights 65, Dodge City 0 Kapaun 21, East 0 Southeast 49, … Click to Continue »

Published on 15 September 2017 | 10:00 pm








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