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An electrical outage caused an airplane to return to Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport on Tuesday. Mesa Air Flight 5807 took off from Wichita at 7:00 last night headed from Dallas, but the crew reported an emergency shortly after takeoff. The flight landed safely back in Wichita at 7:30 last night. Nobody was injured. […]
A Hillsboro man has been indicted in connection to what prosecutors say was a $7.9 million oil and gas scheme. Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said David Lawson was indicted on one count of wire fraud Tuesday. Prosecutors say Lawson made a deal through his company to sell 90 barrels a day of crude oil […]
Agribusiness giant Cargill says it is keeping several of its operations in Wichita, Kansas, and is searching for a new facility to house them. Cargill corporate vice president Brian Sikes made the announcement Tuesday during a news conference with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials.
A chimpanzee housed for more than 17 years at the Wichita, Kansas, zoo has died at the age of 44. Sedgwick County Zoo officials say the chimp named Tammy died Sunday after several days of failing health. A post-mortem examination is planned. The animal was diagnosed in February of last year with heart disease and […]
Wichita teachers are due to vote on the possibility of shortening the school year. The United Teachers of Wichita is scheduled to approve or reject a contract addendum with USD 259 today. If the voting teachers approve, the Wichita school year would be shortened by 15 days. However, the school DAY would be extended by […]
The Kansas Board of Regents has approved a working group to study how the state’s universities respond to sexual violence and other discrimination issues. A separate group will study how to find and enroll Kansans with some college credits but no degree. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the regents approved both groups during meetings this week.
A crash of a Reno County Sheriff’s Patrol car injures one deputy. It happened yesterday near US 50 and Yoder Road around 5pm. The deputy reportedly driving his Ford Explorer Patrol SUV on the exit ramp from the highway and struck a Cadillac as it crossed the northbound lanes of Yoder Road from the Highway. […]
Sedgwick County is honoring fallen law enforcement officers today. The ceremony starts at noon in the Wichita City Council Chambers at City Hall. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay and Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter will lay a wreath at the Law Enforcement Memorial at the corner of Main and Central at 12:30 this afternoon.

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