John Asebes, KSN News Wichita

John Asebes

KSN News Wichita

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by John:

Large police presence at Red Roof Inn in east Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – There is a large police presence at the Red Roof Inn in east Wichita. The motel is located at the intersection of Kellogg and Armour. KSN News crews arrived at the scene and are awaiting to be briefed by police on the situation. Look for updates online on KSN News and […] → Read More

Large police presence at Red Roof Inn in east Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – There is a large police presence at the Red Roof Inn in east Wichita. The motel is located at the intersection of Kellogg and Armour. KSN News crews arrived at the scene and are awaiting to be briefed by police on the situation. Look for updates online on KSN News and […] → Read More

Infant killed, 3 seriously injured in Topeka crash on Tuesday

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – A 7-month-old baby has died after a crash in downtown Topeka on Tuesday according to KSNT News. An ambulance took four to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after the two-vehicle crash shortly before 6 p.m. In an update, the Topeka Police Department said Wednesday that the investigation indicates that a light-colored […] → Read More

Trees cut down to mitigate Reno County wildfire spread

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KSNW) – Fire crews have been monitoring hot spots in Reno County since Monday. “I mean it was intense. It was intense, and we are just very thankful for the firefighters and the community,” said Kaleen Frick, Reno County resident. The Ice Fire scorched fields, fences and trees. By Tuesday afternoon, some trees […] → Read More

‘As a Christian, I have forgiven her’: Family of man killed Friday remembers Wichita man as kind and forgiving

The family of a Wichita man killed in a hit and run and shooting says they forgive the woman responsible. The step-daughter and sister-in-law of Merril Rabus say he overcame a difficult life and wanted to make the lives of others better. “He said he’s gone,” said Alice Burke, Rabus’s sister-in-law. The corner of 13th […] → Read More

COVID-19 testing moved to Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County has moved COVID-19 testing. The test location is now at the Sunflower Shelter at Sedgwick County Park, 6501 W. 21st Street. The Sunflower Shelter is located near the park entrance at 13th Street. Testing is available for residents regardless of symptoms Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon. No appointment […] → Read More

‘Strongly recommend’: Masks may not be required for much longer in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Sedgwick County is loosening restrictions on bars, restaurants, and stores, and pretty soon masks may not be mandated. The discussion on masks has always been a divided one. “I feel like people do not take it seriously anyways so the masks are needed,” said Arica Everlein. “I think the sooner we […] → Read More

WSU Alumni Association not able to provide travel package but still working to help fans

The NCAA is limiting capacity to 25 percent and that includes players, coaches, and fans so getting a seat won’t be easy and getting there may be tougher for some. The KU and Wichita State University Alumni Associations are not offering a travel package but WSU’s is leaving the window open should the team continue […] → Read More

USD 259’s normal enrollment numbers show more than 2,600 students unaccounted for

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita Public Schools is searching for thousands of unaccountable students. “On September 20th when we took a headcount we noticed that we had 2,600 hundred students that were reduced from our normal enrollment numbers,” said Gil Alvarez, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools. Alvarez says they can not pinpoint exactly why this […] → Read More

High school basketball teams ready for state championship after season was cut short last year

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Last year high school basketball state tournaments were canceled, but this year it’s game on. As Seniors at Campus High School, Jayden Hall and Sterling Chapman are happy to have beaten Hutch Monday evening and secured a spot at Koch arena to make a title run. “Our mind is back to […] → Read More

One year since the first case of COVID-19 in Kansas and medical professionals are still learning

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One year later and some medical professionals in Wichita say we are still learning about COVID-19. While we were not perfectly prepared, there is much optimism about how far we have come. “We all acknowledge these things do not happen very often,” said Sedgwick County Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns. “It […] → Read More

‘Amazing summer’ — KDHE Secretary Dr. Norman among other medical professionals who feel encouraged by more vaccinations

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The state’s top doctor says with the way vaccinations are going — Kansas could be on pace for an amazing summer. Already, Dr. Lee Norman says Kansas is on pace to have even teenagers beginning to be vaccinated by the end of spring. In Sedgwick County, the top Health Officer, Dr. […] → Read More

‘It was full of cops’: Three Wichita police officers recovering after being injured by modified shotgun

People living in the neighborhood where three officers were injured by an improvised shotgun Saturday afternoon say they woke up to police telling them to leave. It happened at a home in the 1400 block of South Saint Francis where police responded. Julie Martinez lives next to the home. “They asked is there somewhere you […] → Read More

State Parks already filling up for Memorial Day Weekend after a record-breaking 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Three months out from Memorial Day in 2021, and state parks are already filling up. At Cheney Lake, all utility hook-ups are spoken for and other state parks are seeing the same type of rush. On Tuesday, things were relatively calm at Cheney Lake, with pockets of activities. A few people […] → Read More

Area car washes flooded with people, mechanics say now is a good time

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Busy might be an understatement for many car washes the last few days as people are rushing to get the salt and grime off their cars. “70 to 80 cars on average an hour and they are constantly going through,” said Randy Sebastian who owns FasTrax Car Wash. At Sebastian’s location […] → Read More

‘Peace of mind’: Many Kansas communities avoid blackouts by producing their own power supply

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – While a majority of Kansans rely on power companies to give them electricity, some do not have to because they have their own power supply. Dozens of Kansas communities are part of a public power group and they each provide their own power almost like an engine. These engines are run […] → Read More

Impact of blackouts on homecare and low-income housing have many on edge

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The blackouts came as a surprise to many. Several people reached out to KSN saying they were caught off guard and were concerned when it would come back on — others saying they did not receive a notice but are happy they could do their part, still, the anxiety for many […] → Read More

‘Drive as safe as the conditions allow’: EMS crews deal with challenges of winter weather

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Dangerous road conditions affect everyone including emergency crews which may mean the response to your call could be slower. “You are going to drive as safe as the conditions allow,” said Tom Seyfert, Shift Manager with Sedgwick County EMS. “We can only go so fast.” Conditions like Sunday’s, Seyfert says fast […] → Read More

Firefighters keep water flowing when hydrants freeze in frigid temps

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The current freezing temperatures are challenging firefighters across the state. With increased house fire risks, firefighters have to make sure they keep the water flowing. That means checking fire hydrants and having a solid backup plan. “It is vital to what we do,” said Wichita firefighter Jake Carney, “Continuous water supply […] → Read More

Adjustments were a priority to safely celebrate the big game for many people and businesses

Big game parties did happen, but they were scaled back this year so some fans opted to stay in while others did venture out to try and safely celebrate. “We had to do a couple of things different this year,” said Assistant General Manager at Chicken N Pickle, Jeff Knott. It was not the way […] → Read More