Memorial Day is a weekend to honor the past, celebrate the promise of summer and enjoy the company of family and friends. It also is a time when area veterans and cemetery associations host special services and events.Wichita
Bank vaults served as shelters from the storm for some in Moore during Monday afternoon’s EF-5 tornado. And a couple of people with Kansas connections nearly crossed paths while seeking that shelter.
If a Wichita-area school got smashed by a tornado, like what just happened in Moore, Okla., an elite group of firefighters called the technical rescue team would be among the first going into the rubble.
The chief lawyer for Koch Industries said Friday that government targeting of conservative political groups is nothing new to the Wichita-based company.
The warm-up to summer sees more farmers markets opening this weekend in towns outside Wichita Derby, Cheney and Newton all open Saturday.
Wichita fire crews on Friday battled a blaze in a two-story building that housed offices and the skee-ball games at Joyland, the city’s defunct amusement park.
Prosecutors on Friday charged a Maize High School teacher with a criminal threat involving an assistant principal, and a judge ordered that he not have any contact with school staff and not go on any Maize district property.
A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of arson after the duplex in which she lives caught fire early Thursday morning, authorities said.
The Kansas House overwhelmingly rejected a new tax plan drafted by top Senate Republicans on Friday, then went home for the holiday weekend, extending the Legislature’s session into next week.
A felon armed with a knife engaged police in a tense standoff at his girlfriends Wichita home Friday after penning a vaguely threatening note to her and saying hed kill her dog then burn down the house if she called 911, police said.
The Kansas state track and field meet is, in itself, a fashion show.
Some Kansas legislators are waiving their salaries or donating the money to charity as the legislative session heads into extra days to solve the state’s tax policy.
Kids in grades 6 through 9 can get a hands-on view of firefighting next weekend at a free, all-day camp, hosted by the Kansas Firefighters Museum.
Butler Community College has narrowed the pool of finalists for its presidency to three, the school announced Friday afternoon.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas residents want their legislators to get tax policy right and are willing to accept the annual session going longer than anticipated.
An 8-year-old girl is in protective custody after police found the home she was living in to be unfit, authorities said.
Seven of the city’s swimming pools are scheduled to open Monday.
A man armed with a knife robbed a busy McDonald’s in southeast Wichita Thursday night, police said.
With the arrest of two men on Thursday, detectives think they may have solved a series of recent robberies, police said.
Twelve people were arrested during a prostitution sting on North Broadway on Thursday night, police said.