Craig Andres, KSN News Wichita

Craig Andres

KSN News Wichita

Wichita, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Craig:

Kansas man unknowingly saves own cousin from burning car

Family and friends are calling Mike Stuhlsatz a hero after pulling a young man from a burning car this month. → Read More

Is it time to move on after failed Century II deal?

It’s been more than a year since a private group announced big plans for a $1.5 Billion investment in the Century II area. That deal never happened, and now some city council members say it’s time to move forward. → Read More

Catalytic converter thefts impacting Wichita charity

Wichita police report a drop in catalytic converter thefts over the past year, but there were still more than 1,000 in 2022. The latest victim is a food and pantry church in Wichita. → Read More

Wichita in Stage 1 of drought response plan; how do the City’s water sources look?

With a continued drought in much of Kansas, the City of Wichita is now in Stage 1 of its drought response plan. → Read More

WPD chief finalists meet with public

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita City Manager Robert Layton hopes to name either Mario Knapp or Joe Sullivan the next police chief of the Wichita Police Department (WPD) by the end of the month. Both candidates faced a way array of questions during the public forum at Botanica Tuesday night. “I don’t know a lot […] → Read More

Sedgwick County K-9 helps brings closure to fire search

After fire crews found one victim from the fire that burned two homes in downtown Wichita, concern remained that more people could have been trapped. That’s when the Sedgwick County K-9 team stepped in to give an all-clear. → Read More

Hiring on the rise in strong aviation job market in ICT

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Not long ago Textron held a jobs fair and over the weekend Spirit held a jobs fair as well to fill aviation jobs. Some are calling this a trend in Wichita. “I would say there’s an uptick. Most definitely,” said Keith Lawing with the Workforce Alliance of South-Central Kansas. “So, it’s […] → Read More

Nurse advocates talk about possible nurse union in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – With a petition submitted to the National Labor Relations Board that would cover some nurses in Wichita, KSN asked nurse advocates what that could mean for patients and nurses. “The union would provide an extra layer of protection,” said Melissa Jaquez, nursing hiring supervisor for TrueCare Nursing in Wichita. “So I […] → Read More

Shank found in Sedgwick County Jail during surprise inspection

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says one metal shank was found inside the jail this week during a surprise inspection by staff. → Read More

Former Kansan hunkers down ahead of possible Hurricane Ian flooding

EUSTIS, Fla. (KSNW) – While there is concern over Hurricane Ian causing massive waves on the coast of Florida, one former Kansan who retired in central Florida is already taking action for possible floods. “We have heard it could be a big issue. That’s the way we understand it,” said former Sedgwick County Sheriff Robert […] → Read More

Wichita mayor wants more focus on a new chief at WPD

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – On Tuesday, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple called for better focus on finding a new, permanent Chief of Police. “It doesn’t deter our search,” said Mayor Whipple of the details coming out about two deputy chiefs and one former deputy Wichita Police Department chief threatening to sue the City. “And what the […] → Read More

Wichita schools to spend $1.5 million on weapons detectors

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Wichita school board voted unanimously on Monday night to buy 55 weapons detectors. “Yes, this was an easy vote,” said USD 259 school board president Stan Reeser. The school system is buying OPENGATE weapons detectors. Students will walk through them at each entrance at the start of school. The system […] → Read More

Deadly motorcycle/car accident outside Lindsborg Saturday afternoon

MCHPERSON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – One motorcycle driver died in an accident in McPherson county two and a half miles outside Lindsborg Saturday afternoon.Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened around 2:30 in the afternoon on highway K-4 at 15th avenue, when the cycle driver was going west.KHP says a the driver of a Mercury Sable […] → Read More

USD 259 school board approves public vote on board elections

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — You will soon get to decide how Wichita school board members are elected. The USD 259 school board voted in favor of putting the question on the November ballot. Getting this up for a public vote was close. In a vote of 4-3, it will go to a public vote. Some […] → Read More

License plate readers help catch Old Town shooting suspects

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — On Sunday, Aug. 14, an early morning shooting in Old Town resulted in one man’s death and the arrest of two others. Officers were able to identify the two suspects after talking to witnesses and viewing Old Town’s video surveillance. As the suspects fled in a vehicle, it was the license […] → Read More

Scammers hitting hay producers and buyers

DERBY, Kan. (KSNW) – It if sounds too good to be true, it probably is. “Just do some homework,” said Derby hay producer Tim Brandyberry. “Some exchanges on the internet are scamming people out of money and then sending them to our place to pick up hay.” Brandyberry says he never asks for a down […] → Read More

Will Wichita firefighters get a 30% pay hike?

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita firefighter negotiators are asking for a big pay increase. “Yes,” said Ted Bush with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) local 135. “We’re looking at a 30% raise across the board. That would get us to industry standards.” Does the City have the money? “I think we have to […] → Read More

Fire/EMS in “desperate” need of volunteers in some Kansas towns

HESSTON, Kan. (KSNW) – “Yes, there’s a huge need for volunteers. We need to keep this going,” said Chief Jon Roberts with Burrton Fire/EMS. “Both fire and EMS are challenged with having enough volunteers,” said Russ Buller with Hesston fire and EMS. Two smaller communities in Kansas. Both with a big volunteer problem. They both […] → Read More

Strong primary attention could impact fall elections

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Primary elections can often have a smaller voter turnout than general elections. This year’s interest is strong in the primary because of the abortion issue to be decided by Kansas voters. “It does take unique moments to drive voter interest and voter turnout,” said KSN Analyst Jeff Jarman. Jarman says the […] → Read More

Local economists say don’t panic over recession questions

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Experts say now is not the time to panic, even though you may be paying more for a lot of things you have to buy. “It’s hard to say we are in a recession when we are adding so many jobs,” said economic analyst Jeremy Hill. “And so much opportunity and […] → Read More