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Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Cities like Hutchinson losing retail to Amazon

Hutchinson is losing retailers. Target is just the latest retailer to announce it will be pulling out of Hutchinson. Target announced this week it will close in February. → Read More

'Text-to-911' launches in 71 Kansas counties

More than 70 Kansas counties now have or will soon have "Text-to-911," something for which dispatchers have long waited. → Read More

Cold Weather Rule in Kansas begins Wednesday

The Cold Weather Rule, which was designed to help Kansans who are behind on their utility payments avoid disconnection during the winter months, begins November 1. → Read More

Salina students paint deployed soldier's house

Students in the Diesel Technology program at Salina Area Technical College paint the home of Salina resident William Cookson, who is deployed to Kuwait with the Kansas Army National Guard. → Read More

Local leaders hear from Tyson

Wichita and Sedgwick County elected officials,and other officials met to hear, by phone, from Tyson Foods, on what it would take for Tyson to locate a chicken processing plant here. → Read More

Theater props and more to be sold

Mark Arts, former Wichita Center For The Arts, is selling all its stage production items. They're moving and won't be doing live productions. → Read More

McConnell AFB ready for new KC-46 tanker

The future of McConnell Air Force Base looks bright after the completion of major construction work to prepare the base for the arrival of the KC-46 tankers. → Read More

Wichita public housing to be rebuilt, rehabilitated

Hundreds of public housing units in Wichita will be rebuilt starting next year. → Read More

What to do during an active shooter situation

This week, we've been hearing the horrible stories of people who were shot at a concert in Las Vegas and say they are lucky to have survived. But a local expert says more than luck is knowing what ... → Read More

Kansas communities competing for Tyson plant

Kansas communities are trying to get Tyson to build a chicken processing plant in the state. Reno County, South Hutchinson and Hutchinson among the communities competing for the Tyson plant. → Read More

Kansas National Guard Black Hawks over Wichita

The Kansas National Guard invited media and educators to fly in two Black Hawk helicopters while hearing about the opportunities in the Guard. → Read More

Halstead Schools send supplies to hurricane victims

Tuesday morning Halstead Middle School students were busy carrying loads of supplies from the school to a waiting pickup truck and trailer bound for Pasadena, Texas. → Read More

Wichita family arrested making bank deposit

Sattar Ali is questioning his family's return move to Wichita following an attempt to deposit a check at his bank which landed him, his wife and daughter in police custody.. → Read More

Allergies high due to mild, wet summer

If you're sneezing and itching it may be because of the wet and mild summer. → Read More

Kansas animal rescue groups help hurricane pets

Kansas animal rescue groups plan trips to Houston to help animal shelters deal with overcrowding due to displaced pets from Hurricane Harvey. → Read More

Child Support Amnesty Day

If you owe back child support with a warrant for your arrest, here's how you can get a fresh start. The "Child Support Amnesty Day" in Sedgwick County will be Friday August 25. → Read More

Jet's arrival on flatbed trailer a boost for WSU's NIAR

A F-35 B plane arrives to WSU's NIAR facility north of Wichita to be torn apart and examined for cracks and any other structural flaws from its testing. It represents a step forward for NIAR. → Read More

Kansans can get Real ID cards now

The Read ID Act was passed back in 2005. But only now starting August 1st, 2017 can Kansans get drivers licenses complying with the federally passed Real ID Act. → Read More

Derby police cracking down on texting drivers

Derby police will soon be cracking down on drivers distracted by illegal cell phone use while driving. → Read More

Herington teens luring in new business

Herington teens turn passion for fishing into a business of making and selling fishing lures. → Read More