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Man arrested in shooting death of Wichita restaurant worker

Dec. 03, 2021 09:52 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected in the deadly shooting last month of another man outside a southeast Wichita restaurant. Marshall Green Jr., 43, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of intentional second-degree murder in the Nov. 10 shooting...

Woman in motorized wheelchair hit, killed in Wichita crash

Dec. 02, 2021 15:23 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman in a motorized wheelchair was hit and killed by a vehicle as she crossed a Wichita road, police said, marking the city’s second crash death of a pedestrian in a wheelchair since mid-November. The crash happened Wednesday afternoon at an...

Wichita St. wins third straight at OSU's Gallagher-Iba Arena

Dec. 01, 2021 22:36 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Ricky Council IV scored 17 points, Morris Udeze added 13 points and Wichita State beat Oklahoma State 60-51 on Wednesday night for the Shockers third straight win at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Wichita State also defeated OSU on its home floor in...

Wife of injured Wichita officer settles with dealership

Dec. 01, 2021 09:42 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against a Wichita car dealership by the wife of a police officer injured when he was run over by a sport utility vehicle from the business has been settled for an undisclosed amount. Officer Brian Arterburn was critically injured in...

13-year-old Wichita boy dies after shooting at home

Nov. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 13-year-old Wichita child who was injured during an apparently accidental shooting has died, police said. The shooting happened around 6 p.m. Monday as the child and a 16-year-old were playing with a gun that went off, police said. ...

Wichita man dies 2 days after bar fight; suspect arrested

Nov. 30, 2021 10:51 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has died two days after a bar fight, and the man accused of punching him is now facing a manslaughter charge, police said. Alonzo Haywood, 31, died Sunday at a hospital from injuries he received in a 2 a.m. Friday fight outside...

Woman critically injured in Wichita apartment fire dies

Nov. 27, 2021 17:01 PM EST

WICHITA,Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old woman who was found unresponsive during Friday's fire at the Broadmoor at Chelsea apartments in north Wichita has died, said Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz. Ocadiz said the cause of the fire remains under...

Retired Kansas lawmaker, Black aviation leader, dies at 98

Nov. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ulysses Lee “Rip” Gooch, who was a leader in the Black aviation industry and Kansas' oldest serving state senator when he retired at the age of 80, has died. Gooch, also a former Wichita City Council member, died on Wednesday, according to a...

Police suspect speed, alcohol were factors in fatal wreck

Nov. 26, 2021 08:20 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say speed and alcohol use are suspected to be factors in a Thanksgiving night accident that killed a man and critically injured a woman. KSNW-TV reports that the accident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday at 13th...

Utility commission criticizes hedge fund influence on Evergy

Nov. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas utility regulators have issued an order requiring Evergy to explain and justify a plan to spend $10.4 billion on its electrical system and report quality of service measures on a quarterly basis amid concerns that the plan is designed largely to benefit a hedge...