Chance Swaim, The Wichita Eagle

Chance Swaim

The Wichita Eagle

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Chance:

Wichita State lands $33 million contract for Army’s high-speed missile program

The three-year, $33 million contract calls for the WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research to work the Army’s high-speed missiles, making them lighter and cheaper, while improving performance. → Read More

Worker electrocuted in north Wichita, dispatch says

The incident was reported to 911 at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of North Fairview, a Sedgwick County Dispatch supervisor said. → Read More

Century II or something new? Group seeks answers to Wichita’s riverfront questions

A coalition of local boosters working to shape the future of Wichita’s riverfront announced its first public meeting date on Tuesday. The group said it wants to be transparent about its findings. → Read More

Wichita SWAT team called to standoff with reportedly armed suicidal man

Wichita police were called to a home on the southside Friday, where a reportedly suicidal man was inside with a gun. → Read More

Recognize the back of these school burglars’ heads? Wichita police want your help

Cloud Elementary School, 1212 W. 25th Street North, was burglarized early on June 17. The burglars took computers, iPads and projectors from the school, Wichita police said. → Read More

Wichita businessman Brandon Steven charged with misdemeanor related to gambling

Federal court records show Wichita business Brandon Steven has been charged with a misdemeanor in federal court related to gambling activities. A magistrate judge unsealed the case Tuesday. → Read More

Mother arrested for falsely accusing child’s father on Father’s Day, Wichita police say

Ronetta Ann Clement, 34, was arrested Monday and booked into Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion of interference with law enforcement/providing false information concerning the death or disappearance of a child. → Read More

Wichita man murdered, mutilated in a meth-fueled revenge plot, affidavit says

William Callison, 50, was found dead in a camper May 12. His former stepdaughter, Micaela Spencer, and her boyfriend, Royce Thomas, were arrested May 14 on suspicion of murder. → Read More

Wichita seeks to build six-level parking garage, bus station near new ballpark

Wichita plans to build a six-level, 543-space parking garage and bus station near its new ballpark, according to city documents. It’s projected to cost as much as $17.5 million and would include scooter parking. → Read More

‘Heartbreaking’: Symphony in the Flint Hills cancels this year’s event due to weather

The Symphony in the Flint Hills has canceled this year’s event, announcing Saturday that weather damage was too great for the show to go on. And there won’t be any refunds for the $50 to $95 tickets. → Read More

Wichita State basketball player arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, theft

A guard on the Wichita State men’s basketball team, Theodore “Teddy” Allen, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, criminal damage to property and theft. → Read More

Here’s what’s planned for streets, development around Wichita’s new baseball stadium

City planners and developers are working on a plan for the Ballpark Village to provide guidance on the placement and design of buildings and infrastructure in and around the stadium footprint. It must be approved by the Delano Neighborhood Association and City Council before it is finalized. → Read More

Wichita family seeks answers in 2-year-old Zayden JayNesahkluah’s mysterious death

Wichita police and the Kansas Department for Children and Families are waiting on autopsy results to determine if the death of Zayden JayNesahkluah was a homicide. The boy’s family wants answers. → Read More

‘We are bummed’: Riverfest drops local act hours before show on festival’s final day

Wichita Riverfest is dropping a local band’s set on the last day of the festival because it doesn’t have enough room, according to a statement posted by organizers Saturday. → Read More

Death of 2-year-old at South Broadway motel still under investigation

Kansas’ child welfare system has come under increased scrutiny following several child deaths, some of which came after repeated reports of child abuse. In the Wichita area alone, at least eight children age 5 or younger have died in the past two years. → Read More

What should Wichita do with streets downtown? This week’s events could help decide

Wichita city officials want a long-term plan for downtown streets, and this week the public is being asked what they want to see. → Read More

Man killed after standoff, shootout with Wichita police, chief says

It started a little before 2 a.m. Thursday morning, when Wichita police officers responded to reports of an explosion at MacArthur’s Lake Apartments in the 700 block of West MacArthur. When officers got there, they could hear gunfire coming from the complex, Wichita police Chief Gordon Ramsay said. → Read More

Flash floods force people from homes, close schools and highways in central Kansas

Heavy rains caused flash floods throughout Kansas on Wednesday morning. Several school districts closed, people were evacuated from their homes and a major highway was shut down. → Read More

‘The final option’: Kansas lawmakers gridlocked by last stand for Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion supporters have brought the Kansas Legislature to a halt by blocking a $7.7 billion state budget from moving forward. → Read More

Protestors dump bloody-looking ‘hospital bills’ targeting Kansas senators on Medicaid

Protestors dumped thousands of fliers in the Kansas Capitol rotunda Friday in an effort to pressure lawmakers on Medicaid expansion. → Read More