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Wichita man sentenced for burglary, shooting at police

Jul. 16, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Wichita man who exchanged gunfire with police during a chase has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. KAKE-TV reports Elijah Martinez was sentenced Tuesday to 280 months for intentional second-degree attempted murder and three counts of burglary after the...

Moran disagrees with Trump's remarks on Democratic lawmakers

Jul. 16, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

LOUISBURG, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas says President Donald Trump's suggestion that four Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to where they came was inappropriate because the women are Americans. At a town hall meeting Monday in Louisburg, Moran says he disagreed with the...

Wichita police investigate woman's death at home

Jul. 16, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman in northeast Wichita home. Officer Kevin Wheeler said a woman in her 70s was found unresponsive in the home Monday evening. Emergency responders tried unsuccessfully to revive the woman. Wheeler says officers were notified about a possible...

Police wound man while responding to domestic disturbance

Jul. 15, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 26-year-old man is recovering after being shot by an officer responding to an emergency call from the man's mother. Police Capt. Brent Allred said the officer fired three shots Sunday night after it appeared the man pointed a gun at the officer. Police later...

Officer rear-ends bike of fleeing man in Wichita

Jul. 15, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an officer has rear-ended the bicycle of a fleeing man in Wichita. The Kansas Highway Patrol says an officer began pursuing the man early Sunday with emergency lights on because he was a possible suspect in a domestic violence situation. During the pursuit, the...

Wichita police planning to put Clydesdale horses on patrol

Jul. 14, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Police Department expects to put Clydesdale horses on patrol for the first time later this summer thanks to two nonprofit civic foundations. The pair of Clydesdales will replace two horses that soon will be retired. The yet-to-be named Clydesdales from a Goddard farm are in...

Police: 2-year-old crawls through dog door, falls in pool

Jul. 13, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in south-central Kansas say a toddler has died after crawling through a home's dog door and falling into a backyard pool. The Wichita Police Department said in a news release that the incident happened Saturday morning. Officers called to the home found the boy unresponsive...

Off-duty Wichita police officer arrested on suspicion of DUI

Jul. 13, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

WICHITA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Wichita have announced the suspension of one of their own after the officer's arrest on suspicion of drunk driving. The Wichita Police Department issued a news release Saturday saying an off-duty Wichita officer was arrested Friday evening in Mulvane on suspicion of driving...

The handshake: Mr. K-State still going strong at 89

Jul. 12, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Everyone should shake hands with Ernie Barrett once in their life. Seriously. If you haven't met him before, you're missing out. The 89-year old former Kansas State basketball player, athletic director and fundraiser who long ago earned the nickname "Mr. K-State" makes a lasting...

Ex-police captain who pushed ref loses policing license

Jul. 11, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police captain who was caught on video shoving a teenage referee during a youth basketball game in a nearby town has lost has law enforcement officer license. Newly released documents show that Kevin Mears' certification was revoked last month by the Kansas Commission...