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Oct. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

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Wichita police make arrest in shooting of 11-year-old girl

Oct. 15, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita have made an arrest in a drive-by shooting earlier this week that injured an i11-year-old girl. Byron Monroe Purcell, 25, of Wichita, was arrested Thursday and booked on counts of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and...

Wichita woman charged with murder in baby daughter's death

Oct. 14, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old Wichita woman has been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the death of her baby daughter. Neriah Dilley made her first court appearance Thursday and remains jailed on $250,000 bond, KAKE-TV reported. ...

Wichita passes ordinance aimed at banning discrimination

Oct. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita City Council passed on Tuesday an ordinance aimed at banning discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations. After four months of delays, the council voted 6-1 to approve the measure, the Wichita Eagle reported. Council...

Police: 11-year-old girl hurt in Wichita drive-by shooting

Oct. 12, 2021 09:45 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An 11-year-old girl was wounded in an early-morning drive-by shooting Tuesday in Wichita, police there said. The shooting happened shortly after midnight in the city’s Ken-Mar neighborhood, television station KSN reported. Witnesses told police...

Water boil order lifted for communities around Wichita

Oct. 12, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Residents outside of Kansas' largest city of Wichita who get their water from a rural district no longer have to boil their tap water after testing showed it to be safe. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Sunday rescinded a boil...

Pedestrian killed near stadium after leaving Chiefs' game

Oct. 11, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A pedestrian from Kansas is dead after being struck by two hit-and-run drivers near Arrowhead Stadium as the man was leaving the Kansas City Chiefs game. Police are searching for the drivers who fled the scene Sunday night. The victim was...

Two women from Wichita killed in crash near Peabody

Oct. 11, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

PEABODY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating an accident that killed two women from Wichita and left a third woman with serious injuries. KSNW-TV reports that the accident happened about 5 p.m. Sunday near Peabody. The Patrol...

Kansas mother arrested in death of her 1-year-old daughter

Oct. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her 1-year-old daughter. Wichita Police said the girl was not breathing when officers found her inside a home in southeast Wichita around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to The Wichita...

Water main break sparks concern about Wichita's aging pipes

Oct. 10, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The major water line break that forced residents of Kansas' largest city to boil their water before using it for several days highlights concerns about Wichita's aging infrastructure. The water main break that forced the boil order last week...