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The Wichita school district is again opting out of a program that gives schools in high-poverty areas the option to serve free breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost to families. The Eagle reports the district had considered implementing the program at one middle school and five elementary schools.
A Wichita family was rescued from the roof of their burning home overnight. This happened in the 100 block of South Chautauqua, near Douglas and Hillside. Fireifghters say the fire started inside the house at about 3:30 in the morning. To escape the smoke, the family crawled out a second story window and onto the […]
Officials are declaring more disasters in Kansas in recent years. But it’s unclear whether severe weather is more common, because weather watchers are doing a better job of documenting some events, such as small tornadoes. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency showed 29 disasters were declared in Kansas from […]
A fire at a hangar at Stearman Air Field in Butler County overnight. It happened just after midnight. The owner of the hangar reportedly has living quarters inside and his family was home at the time. Fire crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to other hangars.
The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state’s largest craft brewer experiencing a revenue boost of about 50 percent. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Tallgrass Brewery’s revenue growth comes after a 60,000-square-foot call center in Manhattan was converted into a new brewery. Tallgrass founder Jeff Gill says the brewery is […]
Wildlife officials say troublesome zebra mussels have been found in a lake in Sumner County. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Wednesday that well-established populations of invasive zebra mussels have been found in multiple locations around Wellington Lake.
An emergency overnight shelter in Hutchinson has closed with little warning because it didn’t receive a federal grant. The Hutchinson News reports officials with NOEL Lodge, a shelter operated by New Beginnings Incorporated, said they are trying to find a way to reopen with private donations. The shelter closed Tuesday and five shelter staff members […]
Customers at the Dragon City restaurant near Harry and Webb Road jumped into action yesterday when a young robber tried to hold up the joint. At about 8:30 on Tuesday evening, the 16 year-old boy pulled a knife on an employee and demanded five dollars. One customer said he just felt really bad for the […]
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