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City Of Wichita

455 North Main Street
316-268-4331

History:

Archaeological evidence indicates that the site of present-day Wichita, which is located at the junction of the Arkansas Rivers in south central Kansas, has served as a trading center and meeting place for at least eleven thousand years. Early inhabitants were nomadic, following the game they hunted throughout the central continent. European explorers may have first visited Kansas in 1541, when the Spaniard Francisco Vasquez de Coronado hunted for the mythical "golden" cities of Quivira. French and American explorers followed in later centuries.

The forces of westward expansion and financial rewards attracted the first white settlers to the area in the 1850s and 1860s, some of whom realized great profits from hunting and trapping the wildlife and trading with the native population. Among them were James R. Mead, Jesse Chisholm, William Greiffenstein, and William Mathewson; men who later shared a vision for a city on the prairie.

The first recorded permanent settlement was a collection of grass houses built in 1863 by the Wichita Indians. Due to the tribe's pro-Union sentiment in the midst of the Civil War, the Wichita moved north from Indian Territory (Oklahoma) under the protection of the U.S. government. J. R. Mead, among others, established profitable businesses trading with the Wichita and supplying the government agency charged with their protection. When the region's native peoples were "removed" to Indian Territory in 1867 to open the area for white settlement, the trading business followed them, using the Wichita site as a base and establishing the Chisholm Trail as a route of transport.

The City of Wichita was incorporated in 1870 as a village due to the efforts of Mead, Greiffenstein and other pioneers, and became county seat of Sedgwick County soon thereafter. A short-lived army post known as Camp Beecher was established nearby, providing a market for local businesses. In 1872, the railroad arrived, and Wichita became the destination for Texas cattle being driven north along the Chisholm Trail for shipment by rail to eastern markets. This industry coupled with the grain and milling market, led to rapid growth of the community. By 1886 Wichita was incorporated as a city of first class, and was established as the region's principal city.

Just as the city experienced its initial growth during the post-Civil War era, so did the periods of the two 20th-century world wars bring further development. In 1917, the first plane, the Cessna Comet, was manufactured in Wichita. Over the course of the inter-war years, this industry would grow to establish Wichita as the "air capital." World War II brought thousands of aircraft manufacturing jobs to the city in the early 1940's, resulting in a population explosion. Activation of the Wichita Air Force Base (renamed McConnell in 1954) in 1951 attracted thousands more. The entrepreneurial spirit that prompted Wichita's founding continued in the development of several companies that would rise to national prominence, such as Mentholatum, Boeing, Beech, Lear, Cessna, Coleman, White Castle, Pizza Hut, and Koch Industries.

Wichita today reflects the impact of each development throughout its history. Evidence of these eras can still be seen in the city's architectural heritage. From the mansions of the early cattlemen to the industrial buildings of the 20th century, the spirit of those who built Wichita into a manufacturing, financial, educational and cultural center lives on.

Recent News

City Of Wichita News Federal Transit Administration Awards Wichita $3.95 Million ForZero-Emission Demand-Response Vans

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $1.66 billion in grants to transit agencies, territories, and states across the country to invest in 150 bus fleets and facilities. Among the awardees,…

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City Of Wichita - Water Customers Urged to get their Backflow Tested

The City of Wichita wants to ensure that all citizens have access to safe, clean drinking water. An important step toward achieving this goal is to confirm water being used for irrigation systems does not mix with contaminants such as pesticides and…

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City Of Wichita : iMac Computers Available at Advanced Learning Library

Residents may now explore their creativity using one of Wichita Public Library’s new iMac computers in the Digital Pavilion at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. iMac computers provide residents different programs to create, work…

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City Of Wichita - Early Childhood Education Career Training Program RecruitingParticipants for Fall

Cambridge, MA, August 15, 2022 -- The Early Childhood Education Career Training Program, a new program offered by the Cambridge Office of Early Childhood and Cambridge Community Learning Center, is recruiting participants to begin this October. The…

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City Of Wichita News - Propel Revolving Loan Program Launches Citywide

PROPEL Revolving Loan Program Launches Citywide On August 1, the PROPEL (Providing Resources & Opportunities for Proprietors, Entrepreneurs & Lenders) Small Business Loan Fund will begin accepting applications from small business owners…

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Wichita Police Department News - Crime Stoppers June Rewards

June Awards Approved Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County has approved $2,700 in reward in rewards for tips that led to felony arrests during the month of June. The Crime Stoppers board voted Monday to approve the amount, to be paid to…

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Troy Anderson, AICP Named Assistant City Manager

The City of Wichita announced Troy Anderson, AICP as the new Assistant City Manager for Development Services for the City of Wichita. As Assistant City Manager, Anderson will guide the City’s efforts for continued smart growth, economic…

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City Of Wichita - Old Cowtown Hosts First Neshotah Knap-In This Weekend

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, residents are invited to Old Cowtown Museum at 1865 W. Museum Blvd. for the first annual Neshotah Knap-In. Knapping is the practice of shaping or fracturing stone through lithic…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 27, 2022

Shooting Investigation The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that injured a 33-year-old male and a 39-year-old male of Wichita. At approximately 3:47 a.m. this morning, officers were dispatched to the Quick Trip located…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 24, 2022

Drive By Shooting (WICHITA, Kan.) – Crime Stoppers of Wichita-Sedgwick County is seeking information regarding a drive by shooting that occurred on May 21st in the 400 block of N. Clayton in Wichita. At approximately 6:45 p.m. on May 21st,…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 13, 2022

Good morning all, My name is Officer Juan Rebolledo and I am shadowing Officer Paul Cruz for the next three weeks. Starting July 1st I will have big shoes to fill as I replace Officer Paul Cruz, but I am looking forward for the opportunity to…

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City Of Wichita - National Recruitment Process Begins for Wichita Police Chief

The City of Wichita has launched a national search for a new Wichita Police Department (WPD) Chief of Police. The City is utilizing Public Sector Search & Consulting (PSSC), a national executive search firm focused exclusively on police…

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Reward Increased in Kurt Krueger Homicide

Wichita, KS – Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is now offering an increased reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case of Kurt Krueger, who was killed last month in a West Wichita neighborhood. An anonymous donor has…

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City Of Wichita - Old Cowtown, Indian Museums Offer Access for Low-Income Families

Old Cowtown Museum and Mid-America All Indian Museum (MAAIM) have both joined the Museums for All program to encourage people of all backgrounds and income levels to visit museums and build lifelong museum-going habits. Through Museums for All, a…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 29, 2022

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 17-year-old Boisy D. Barefield of Wichita, and a hit and run that fatally injured a 15-year-old female of Wichita. At approximately 11:20 p.m., on May 28,…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 30, 2022

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigated several shooting incidents since Friday, May 27, 2022. Below are the details of these cases. If anyone has information on these cases, they can call WPD detectives at 316-268-4407, the See…

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City of Wichita Police Department News - April 18, 2022

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 31-year-old Javari Jones of Wichita. At approximately 5:00 am, on Saturday, officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 3800 block of East Roseberry. Upon…

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City Of Wichita News City Announces Increased Odor At Wastewater Plant 2

The Wastewater Plant 2 at 57th Street South and Hydraulic has experienced a temporary processing problem. Residents near the plant may experience increased odors over the next two weeks. Officials at the City of Wichita want residents in the…

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City Of Wichita News Wichita Park And Recreation Presents Open Streets ICT - NoMar

Open Streets ICT, which aims to build community through shared space events, is expanding with a second Open Streets ICT event in Wichita’s North Market (NoMar) on 21st Street between Broadway and Woodland Park. The event is called Open…

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City Of Wichita News - City Presents First Round of ARPA Funding Recommendations

City Presents First Round of ARPA Funding Recommendations City of Wichita economic development staff will present funding recommendations in the first round of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Workforce Development and Small Business/…

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City Of Wichita News Old Cowtown Launch Party Opens 2022 Season

From high noon through 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, the public is invited to celebrate the Season Launch at Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd. During this free and festive afternoon welcome back party, visitors may preview the museum’s…

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City Of Wichita - Wichita Under a Burn Ban During April

City of Wichita officials want to remind residents that open burning in certain areas of the state, including Wichita, is restricted during the month of April. This burn ban is imposed in 16 counties by the State of Kansas through the entire month…

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City Of Wichita Update: City Repairing Pipe Near Water Treatment Center

City of Wichita Public Works and Utilities is making significant progress on repairing the 42” water main pipe located between the Hess pump station at 1601 Museum Blvd and the current water treatment facility. The stuck valve has been closed…

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City Of Wichita - Frontier Airlines is Ending Service at ICT

Frontier Airlines has given notice that they will be discontinuing service at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Frontier intended to resume flights to Las Vegas from Wichita on April 1 but has canceled those plans. Frontier stated that…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing in Kansas: Search for 9-Year-Old Runaway Miracle Andrews

The Wichita Police Department is asking for the community’s help with finding a runaway child. Miracle Andrews, 9, ran away from home around 9:15 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of North Kansas Street – west of 17th and Grove. She…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident 21st and Amidon

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a fatality accident that fatally injured 29-year-old Andrew Ornelas of Wichita. At approximately 1 a.m. today, officers responded to a single vehicle injury accident at 21st and Amidon. …

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Cultural Arts Funding Grant Applications Open for 2023

The Division of Arts and Cultural Services is now accepting applications for FY2023 grant funding. Cultural Funding Grants are awarded through a competitive process in three categories: Operating Grants, Developing Arts Grants and Artist Access…

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City Of Wichita News - Lumber Thefts

Please see attached Crime Stoppers news release reference recent lumber thefts. Photos of the suspects are attached. Thanks, Trevor Macy #2618 | Public Information Officer | Wichita Police Department| p: (316) 268-4606 | m: (316)…

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City Of Wichita News - Auto Theft Case

WPD needs your help in locating 51-year-old Kevin Robertson of Wichita, in connection with an auto theft that occurred yesterday afternoon. If you see him or know his whereabouts, please call 911. At approximately 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, two…

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City Of Wichita News Alford Branch Library Now Accepting Passport Applications

The Wichita Public Library's Alford Branch (3447 S. Meridian) is now accepting Passport Applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The Alford Branch has been designated an official Passport Acceptance Agency by the U.S. Department of…

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City of Wichita Streamlining Meter Reading Routes

Some City of Wichita water customers may experience a change to their March 2022 water bill date due to streamlined meter reading routes. In 2016, the City shifted from collecting water meter information by walking routes and using handheld…

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Wichita Police Department News - Armed Robbery Case

WICHITA, Kan.) – Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is seeking information regarding an armed robbery that occurred on February 12 th in the 2400 block of S. George Washington Boulevard. At approximately 10:40 p.m. on that day, an…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 21-year-old Amill Williams and 20-year-old Alonzo Montgomery, both of Wichita, as the victims of a fatal accident that occurred in the 800 block of S. Grove early Monday morning. At around 1:30…

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City Of Wichita News - Nominations Open to Recognize Public Service Employees March 4, 2022

Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 34th year, the award recognizes employees from City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public Schools…

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Evergreen Community Center and Library Opening February 14

The Evergreen Community Center and Library will open for service Monday, February 14. This facility in Wichita’s North End will bring together essential community services under one roof to better serve residents. It is located at 2601 N.…

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New Eagle at Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is a Keeper

In late January, the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit (KWE), 700 Nims, received a male golden eagle into its care. The golden eagle is estimated to be around 10 years old. After holding a naming contest through the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit Facebook page,…

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Art That Touches Your Heart Exhibit Showcases Black Art

The 11th annual Art That Touches Your Heart (ATTYH) exhibit returns to CityArts until February 25, 2022.The exhibit features work by 19 artists that convey a wide range of personal expressions about the contemporary African American experience. …

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Council Attendance Week of January 30, 2022

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Deputy Chief Lemuel Moore Selected as Interim Wichita Police Chief

Deputy Chief Lemuel Moore has been selected to serve as the interim chief of the Wichita Police Department after Chief Gordon Ramsay announced he will be leaving the department effective March 1. An extensive search process will be conducted to…

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City Of Wichita Citizen’s Review Board Agenda: January 27, 2022 - Cancelled

AGENDA 1. Call to Order—Chairperson J. Fowler 2. Approval ofDecemberMinutes – Chairperson J. Fowler 3. Public Agenda — 15 minutes set aside for this portion of the meetings. 4. Staff Report Update – Captain W.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Scam Calls

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is warning citizens of a phone scam with individuals calling and telling citizens they are being investigated by National Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit regarding Sex Trafficking or other Sex Crimes.…

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PROPEL Revolving Loan Program Launches Citywide

The City of Wichita announced the second round of the PROPEL (Providing Resources & Opportunities for Proprietors, Entrepreneurs & Lenders) Small Business Loan Fund today. The low-interest, short-term revolving loan program was initially…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 19, 2022

WPD needs your help locating 81-year-old Larry Edwards. He was last seen in the area of 21st and Greenwich at approximately 12 p.m. He is driving a blue Ford Escape with veterans tag 47CPL. He is described as 5'9" tall, 180lbs, and bald.…

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Wichita City News: Media Advisory Council Attendance

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 39-year-old Justine Bell of Wichita as the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning. Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers were dispatched…

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Wichita Police Department News: More Than $1,000,000 in Drugs Seized

Wichita, KS -- Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County has reached a milestone, with more than one million dollars worth of drugs seized since the programs inception. Currently, approximately $1,007,262 worth of drugs have been taken off…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Investigation

Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers were dispatched to a shot fired call in the 8200 block of E 33rd Ct South. Officers arrived and contacted a 31-year-old male and 29-year-old female, who advised they were home when they received an alert on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Investigation

Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan 9th, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 2200 block of E. 12th street N. Upon arrival, they located a 39-year-old female with a single gunshot wound. She was…

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Wichita Police Department News- Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Friday, December 31st, 2021, WPD Officials were notified by the Clearwater Police Department (CPD) that they had arrested an off-duty Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer on suspicion of driving under the influence. The officer, identified as…

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Team Justice Meeting Agenda for January 7, 2022

Agenda Kellie Hogan, Chair & Shantel Westbrook, Vice-Chair I. Introductions and Announcements II. ACTION ITEM:Approval of Team Justice Minutes from the 12-3-21 Meeting III. Voting for 2022 Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary positions IV.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Arrest Made in Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Bryce Johnston of Bel Aire, KS, on a first-degree murder charge. The arrest stems from the investigation of a stabbing incident that fatally injured 44-year-old Jayson Stalkup of Wichita…

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Announcement Regarding the Passing of Wichita Fire Department Fire Fighter

Community and media partners, the City of Wichita regretfully announces the passing of Firefighter Joshua D. Bruggeman, a 17-year member of the Wichita Fire Department. Firefighter Bruggeman was hired by the Wichita Fire Department on April 10, 2004…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of January 2, 2022

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department Working with Wichita Homeless During Cold Weather

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) is working with Wichita homeless pending the upcoming forecasted cold weather. The HOT works daily with Wichita homeless to provide services and opportunities for them to be safe and…

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Wichita Police Department News: Jimmy Dunkel Found Safe

**UPDATE** - Jimmy has been located safe. WPD needs your assistance in locating 66-year-old Jimmy Dunkel. Jimmy is wheelchair-bound and dependent on medications for medical needs. Jimmy was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday at his…

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Wichita Police Department News - Media Advisory Two WPD Officers Shot

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that injured two of its officers. At approximately 10:40 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a business in the 4800 block of South Washington regarding a domestic violence incident…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Saturday’s fatality accident as 33-year-old Esbardo Chavez-Ruiz of Wichita. At approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle accident in the area of Main and…

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Wichita Police Department News - Media Advisory Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 36-year-old Raymond Clark of Wichita on attempted murder, aggravated assault, criminal threat, evade and elude, and child endangerment charges. The arrest stems from an incident in the 1600 block of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Traffic Fatality Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 37-year-old Brandon White of Wichita and 60-year-old Rayburn Langston of Wichita as the victims of a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday morning on Westbound Kellogg between Edwards and West…

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Wichita Police Department News - Crime Stoppers November Rewards

(WICHITA, Kan.) - Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County has approved $2,600 in reward money for anonymous tipsters, whose information led to felony arrests in the month of November. The reward amounts were approved at the December 13th…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Monday morning Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Joseph Spicuglia was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on one count of stalking. WPD officials recently learned of Spicuglia possibly involved in a domestic violence incident with…

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Wichita Selected to Apply for WIFIA Loan for BNR Project

The EPA today announced that the City of Wichita has been selected to apply for financing through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). This financing could fund up to $181.1 million of the proposed $357 million estimated…

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 43-year-old Marshall Green Jr. of Wichita on a charge of 2nd-degree murder. The arrest stems from the investigation of a shooting that fatally injured 45-year-old Monzell Brocks of Wichita on November…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 36-year-old Goldy L. Metcalf of Wichita for first-degree murder, aggravated battery, criminal deprivation of vehicle, two counts of criminal damage to property, criminal trespass, possession of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicullar Fatality Accident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 55-year-old Tracey Crawford of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident that occurred on Wednesday in the 1700 block of S. Rock Road. At approximately 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, WPD Officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Manslaughter Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 50-year-old Stephen Long of Seguin, Texas as the victim of a fatal injury that occurred early Wednesday morning. At approximately 2:00 a.m. WPD Officers responded to a disturbance call at Blu…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 13-year-old Waylon Treat of Wichita as the victim of a shooting that occurred in the 4300 block of S. Bernita Monday night. At approximately 6:00 p.m., WPD Officers were dispatched to the 4300…

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Wichita Police Department News - Involuntary Manslaughter Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 51-year-old James Thomas of Wichita on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The arrest comes after an investigation into a disturbance in the 8300 block of E 32nd St N. On November 26th at…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of November 28, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30, there is no City Council meeting. Wichita City Council Members are scheduled to attend the following: - Visit Wichita’s Annual Meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov 30 via Zoom; - Mayor’s Media Briefing at 10:45…

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Wichita Sustainability Integration Board Meeting for December 1, 2021

Introductory Meeting (hybrid) Agenda Items: - Mass Swearing-In (City Clerk) - Introductions - Purpose of Board/Q&A - Next Steps - Public Comment When: December 1, 2021 at 6:00pm-7:00pm Where: City Hall, First Floor Boardroom, 455 N.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Investigation as of November 22, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Jeffery Elam in connection to the aggravated battery incident that injured a 22-year-old female victim of Wichita. Elam was arrested for several active warrants. At approximately…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an accident that fatally injured a 71-year-old male. At approximately 7:50 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to an injury accident call in the 1900 block of North Hillside involving a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 28-year-old Charles Burnham of Wichita for 1st-degree murder. At approximately 12:50 a.m. on Nov 16th, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 2800 block of West Maple. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of November 14, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita Police Department News: Criminal Homicide Investigation, 4000 East Harry

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 45-year-old Monzell Brocks of Wichita. At approximately 2:30 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call at the Denny’s, 4024 E. Harry. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News : Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 16-year-old Brandi Williams as the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday night. At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, WPD Officers responded to a shooting call in the 900 block of N…

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Wichita Police Department News - Porch Theft Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 35-year-old Adam Quick of Andover, KS for theft after investigating a package being stolen from a porch of a home in East Wichita. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov 3rd, a female…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of November 6, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita Police Department News : Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 22-year-old Braekwon Bennett is from Warsaw, Oklahoma as the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, WPD Officers were dispatched to a…

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Wichita Police Department and Bike Walk Wichita to Distribute Bicycle Lights on Broadway

October 29, 2021 – The Wichita Police Department Broadway Corridor Team and Bike Walk Wichita will distribute free bicycle lights at Orme and South Broadway (one block south of Kellogg) on Friday, November 5 and at Walgreens Community Pharmacy…

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Kickoff Event to Celebrate $4M Award to City of Wichita Funding will improve health in minority communities by providing health literacy Plus, a big announcement will be made!

(Wichita, KS) In partnership with the City of Wichita, Community Connections Consulting Services, LLC invites those who live, work, or play in the city to a kickoff event scheduled for Thursday, November 18th at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of October 31, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita City, United WE Partnership Aims to Appoint More Women to Boards

Free Webinar on November 10 Invites Wichita Women to Learn About Leadership Opportunities The City of Wichita and United WE today announced a collaborative partnership to increase the number of women on local boards and commissions through the…

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Jesse R. Romo, A.A.E Named New Director of Airports

The City of Wichita on Oct 27th, announced Jesse R. Romo, A.A.E as the new Director of Airports for the City of Wichita. He is an Accredited Airport Executive and a member of the American Association of Airport Executives. His first day will be…

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Wichita City Launches Website to Help Small Businesses Access City Contracts

The City of Wichita has partnered with Qwally, developers of a software platform that helps cities support small businesses, to launch Workwith.Wichita.gov. The City will use the site to help local entrepreneurs as they start and grow their…

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Wichita Transit to Provide Free Rides on Election Day

In honor of Election Day, on Tuesday, November 2, Wichita Transit will offer free bus rides on all traditional bus routes and paratransit service. Free rides are valid for everyone riding to or from polling locations as well as any other trip…

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Wichita Police Department News: Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 21-year-old Desabian Williams as the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred Friday afternoon in the 600 block of S Eastern. Shortly before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Wichita Police Officers were…

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Wichita City Council Attendence for the Week of October 17, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department News: Aggravated Battery

21C063295 Aggravated Battery 2800 W. Maple 10-13-21 7:10 p.m. At approximately 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 2800 block of West Maple. Upon arrival, officers located a…

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Wichita City Provides Updates on Boil Advisory

The City remains under a boil advisory. Public Works and Utilities crews worked throughout the night to isolate repairs and gather water testing samples. Crews will be on 24 hour shifts until further notice. The City of Wichita Water Treatment…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 800 S. Mission

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 27-year-old Neriah Dilley of Wichita on charges of felony murder and child abuse. At approximately 3:05 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a home in the 800 block of South Mission regarding an…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of October 9, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Criminal Homicide Arrest, 300 N. Mosely

The suspect in the criminal homicide investigation at the Enigma Club, 23-year-old Keshawn Dawson was arrested today in Phoenix Arizona. He was wanted for murder and other charges, stemming from a shooting that fatally injured 34-year-old Preston…

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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Wichita public water supply system, located in Sedgwick County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure in the distribution…

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Public Agencies Name Excellence in Public Service Honorees

The 2021 Excellence in Public Service Award winners have been honored in separate surprise announcements at their respective jobs. The six winners are: - Deputy Narciso Narvais, Defense Tactics Training Coordinator, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s…

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City Provides Updates on Boil Advisory

The City remains under a boil advisory. Public Works and Utilities crews worked throughout the night to isolate repairs and gather water testing samples. Crews will be on 24 hour shifts until further notice. The City of Wichita Water Treatment…

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Wichita Police Department News: School Threat

Shortly before 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers responded to a report of a possible school threat at Hadley Middle School. Students at the school reported seeing a post on Instagram that appeared to show someone…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Involved Shooting

Shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Monday October 4, 2021, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers responded to a call of a disturbance with a weapon in the area of 13th and Webb. Multiple 911 callers reported a female at Whole Foods acting strangely,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Bomb Squad Activation

Shortly after 1:00 a.m. on October 6, 2021, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers responded to a shooting call in the 2500 block of S. Roosevelt. After arriving on scene, officers located a 31-year-old male with a severe injury to his hand.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting, 2500 E Wilma

Shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 2500 block of E. Wilma. A 911 caller reported that a male suspect was smashing the windows of his home. When officers arrived on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Involved Shooting

At approximately 2:00 a.m. Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers were dispatched to the QuikTrip at Central and Oliver for a call of a suicidal person. A clerk had called 911 from the QuikTrip to report that a female had come in to report her…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 9400 E. Corporate Hills

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is requesting assistance from the community in locating 31-year-old Patricio Gomez who is wanted in connection with a shooting that fatally injured 42-year-old Michael Martinez of Wichita. If you know the…

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District 3 Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for October 6, 2021

Click here to View the District 3 Advisory Board Meeting Agenda for October 6, 2021

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of October 1, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission And Wichita-Sedgwick Countyboard Of Zoning Appeals Meetings Notice for October 7, 2021

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) Oct 7, 2021 1:30 p.m. City Hall City Council Chambers 455 N. Main St 1st Floor Wichita, KS 67202 REMOTE TECHNOLOGY: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/651544141 …

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2021 Fire Safety Week Theme is 'Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety'

The Wichita Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Weekfor more than 90 years to promote this year’s Fire Prevention WeekTM campaign,…

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Now Open - Call for Entry: Front Porch Project

Call for Entry: Front Porch Transform local storefronts into creative destinations Downtown Wichita is currently seeking submissions for the Front Porch project, which will bring creatives and local business owners together to create outdoor…

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Wichita Police Department News: Operation Triple Beam Reduces Crime

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is hosting a joint news conference tomorrow to discuss the successes of a recent collaborative effort to reduce violent crime in Wichita titled, “Operation Triple Beam.” The operation was…

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Subdivision And Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for September 30, 2021

Click here to View the Subdivision And Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for September 30,…

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Kansas Honor Flight #84 Returns

Kansas Honor Flight #84 is scheduled to return at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at Eisenhower National Airport. The patriotic welcome home celebration will be held in the ballroom at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 2098 S. Airport Rd. Parking is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

60-year-old James Shaw has been released from an area hospital and has been booked into jail for 1st-degree murder and a warrant through the Kansas Department of corrections warrant, concerning the criminal homicide in the 100 block of North Glenn. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested two 17-year-old males and a 16-year-old male all on charges of 1st-degree murder and criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle. One of the 17-year-olds was also arrested on a charge of…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of September 26, 2021

On Tuesday, Sept 28 at 9:30 a.m., City Council will hold a regularly scheduled consent and an En Banc meeting in the board room at City Hall with topics including ARPA Funding Prioritization and Behavioral Health. The media and public may…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 60-year-old James Shaw of Wichita for 2nd-degree murder. At approximately 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting call at a home in the 100 block of North Glenn. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 17-year-old male and two 16-year-old males in reference to a shooting investigation in the 100 block of North Spruce. At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, officers responded to a shooting in…

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Wichita Police Department News - Drag Racing

Captain Duff will be available for an interview after his presentation to City Council. Please meet outside the city council chambers.

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WPD Needs Your Help Locating 10-Year-Old Runaway Jaydyn O'Quinn

WPD needs your help locating 10-year-old runaway Jaydyn O'Quinn. At approximately 11 a.m. today, Jaydyn willfully left his home in the 600 block of South Courtleigh. He is described as 5'06" tall, medium build, and having short brown hair. He was…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of September 19, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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WPD Appeals to the Community in Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) continues working to locate 23-year-old Keshawn Dawson who is wanted for murder and other charges, stemming from a shooting that fatally injured 34-year-old Preston Spencer and injured six others with…

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Wichita Police Department Reward Offered in Enigma Shooting Case

Wichita, KS -- Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County has approved $2,500 in reward money for information that leads to the arrest of Keshawn Dawson, the suspect in the Enigma club shooting that killed one and injured several more. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Crime Stoppers Approves August Rewards

Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County has approved $550 in reward money for anonymous tipsters who helped solve various crimes during the month of August. The awards were approved at Monday’s Crime Stoppers board meeting. …

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Council Attendance Week of September 12, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Arrest Made in Wednesday Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 21-year-old Jesus Manzano-Legarda on charges of first-degree murder stemming from the investigation into the shooting death of 23-year-old Jaquez Carter on Wednesday. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on…

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Wichita Police Department News - One Injured in Early Morning Shooting

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting involving a QuikTrip security guard that injured a 23-year-old female early September 10, 2021 morning. Shortly after 2:00 a.m., WPD Officers were dispatched to a shooting at the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, Harry and Washington

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 23-year-old Jacquez Carter of Wichita. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to an injury accident at Harry and Washington regarding a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Suspect

WPD is working to locate the suspect in today's early morning shooting, 23-year-old Keshawn Dawson of Wichita. If you know his whereabouts or see him, please call 911 immediately. At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Sep 7th, officers responded…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 34-year-old Preston Spencer of Wichita and injured five other females who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. At approximately 12:40 a.m. today,…

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Wichita City Council Attendence for the Week of September 5, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita Firefighters Deploying to Help Rescue Efforts

A contingency of seven Wichita Fire Department firefighters will be deploying the afternoon of Saturday, September 4, to Louisiana to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The Wichita Fire Department is responding to a call sent on…

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Wichita Police Department Criminal Homicide Arrest

Wichita - WPD needs your help identifying the pictured suspect in connection with a criminal homicide investigation. At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a welfare check at Murdock and Waco. Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita Police Department Makes Burglary Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 54-year-old Glen Moler of Wichita and he has been charged by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s office on the following charges: - four counts of criminal use of a financial…

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Kansas Honor Flight Returns Friday

Kansas Honor Flight #81 is scheduled to return at 1:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3 at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, 2277 Eisenhower Airport Pkwy. The public is invited to participate in a patriotic welcome home celebration. Parking will…

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Golf Advisory Committee on September 2nd

Golf Advisory CommitteeAgenda City Hall, Park & Recreation Conference Room, 11th Floor Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 4:00-5:00pm Item Description -Call to Order Eddie Fahnestock, Chair -Announcements RFP: Review panel…

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Strategic Engagement to Reduce Violence

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is implementing the Strategic Engagement to Reduce Violence (SERV) Initiative, expressly aimed at reducing violent crime victimization among Wichita youth and young adults. SERV is a community policing…

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Council Attendance Week of August 29, 2021

City Council will not be meeting this Tuesday, August 31. Wichita City Council Members are scheduled to attend the following: -Habitat for Humanity Legislative Build at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug 31 at 1314 N. Lorraine; -Global Digital Logistics…

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Public Agencies Name Excellence in Public Service Honorees

The 2021 Excellence in Public Service Award winners have been honored in separate surprise announcements at their respective jobs. The six winners are: -Deputy Narcisco Narvais, Defense Tactics Training Coordinator, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s…

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Wichita Police Department News - Case No. 21C052585 Investigation is Ongoing

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the boy involved in an accidental death investigation as 8-year-old Lucas Kindrick. At approximately 7:20 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a drowning call at a home in the 2200 block of West…

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MABCD Board of Appeals of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Airheating and Boilers Meeting

Agenda 1. Call to order: 2. Approval of Minutes for the August 5th, 2021 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. Old Business: A. Proposed amendments to UBTC – Article V 5. New Business: A. 2024 IMC/ICC Code Hearings B.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Case No. 21C052143 Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 37-year-old Kenneth M. Ballinger of Derby as the victim of yesterday’s fatal hit and run. At approximately 11:30 p.m. yesterday, officers were dispatched to a fatal accident at the…

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Kansas Honor Flights Return to Wichita

Kansas Honor Flights are returning this year after a one-year suspension due to COVID-19. There will be 10 flights beginning Wednesday, August 25. On the first flight will be two World War II veterans, eight Korean War veterans and 22 Vietnam War…

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Wichita CIty Council Attendance for the Week of August 23, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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One Arrested in Tuesday Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Latoya McCurn of Wichita on a charge of First Degree Murder. The arrest stems from a homicide that occurred on Tuesday in the 7800 block of East Harry. At approximately 4:30 pm on…

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Arts Council Board Meeting August 19th

Arts Council Board Meeting August 19, 2021 12:00 p.m. City Arts, 334 N Mead St. Wichita, KS 67202 Join Zoom meeting, see agenda: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84077302451?pwd=cTBlZnRQVzhSZGRSaXVnbUJtT01mUT09 You may also dial in using your…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee August 23rd

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting August 23, 2021 10:00 A.M. 271 W. Third St, Suite 203, Wichita, KS 67202 REMOTE TECHNOLOGY:…

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One Arrested in Sunday Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 42-year-old Marcello Ibarra of Wichita on charges of 2nd-degree murder, aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, and an active warrant. The arrest stems from the investigation of a…

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District 6 Advisory Board Agenda On August 18th

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 • 6:30 p.m. Evergreen Recreation Center • 2700 N. Woodland, Wichita, KS 67204 Facebook Live Order of Business Call to Order Public Agenda This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for…

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Wichita CIty Council Attendance for the Week of August 15, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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New Disc Golf Course Installed at Evergreen Park

The City of Wichita Park & Recreation department has installed a new nine-hole disc golf course at Evergreen Park, 2700 Woodland. The course was installed after a rising interest in the City’s disc golf courses. The disc golf course was…

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Crime Stoppers Approves $900 in Rewards

Wichita, KS -- Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County has approved $900 in reward money for anonymous tipsters who helped solve various crimes during the month of July. The awards were approved at Monday’s Crime Stoppers board…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of August 8, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita Park and Recreation to Extend Pool Season

Wichita Park & Recreation Public Pools will be extending their season until Labor Day or Monday, September 6. All pools, with the exception of Orchard, will be open until Sept. 6 with updated hours. Orchard Pool will close on Monday, August 16.…

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Tyler Road Closure to Begin Monday

Tyler Road will close to through traffic at Harry Street beginning Monday, August 9 and last for approximately two weeks. The closure will allow for replacement of an existing storm sewer pipe under Tyler. During the closure, through traffic…

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Proposed 2022-2023 City Budget Hearing on August 5, 2021

Media and the public are invited to a 2022-23 proposed budget hearing during a special meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. The public is welcome to attend and provide input on next year’s…

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Melodrama Returns to Old Cowtown Museum

Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W Museum Blvd., presents “A Golden Fleecing, or the Undermining of Miss Sarah Sweetflower,” a musical comedy production by Doc MacDougal’s Miraculous Melodramas for two weekends: August 5-7 and August…

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$4M Grant to Improve Health Among Underserved in Wichita

During the August 3 City Council meeting, the Wichita City Council accepted a grant totaling $4 million aimed at working to improve health literacy, address health disparities and improve health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority and…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and Bza

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) August 5, 2021 1:30 p.m. City Hall City Council Chambers 455 N. Main St 1st Floor Wichita, KS 67202 REMOTE TECHNOLOGY: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/651544141 You can also…

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MAPC Advanced Plans Committee

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING DEPARTMENT (MAPC) ADVANCED PLANS COMMITTEE August 5, 2021 10:30 a.m. The Ronald Reagan Building MAPC Conference Room 271 W Third St. 2nd Floor Wichita, KS 67202 Remote Technology:…

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Team Justice

TEAM JUSTICE August 6, 2021 11:30 a.m. Juvenile Field Services 3803 E Harry, Suite 125 Wichita, KS 67218 Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83525116892?pwd=L25sOGIyOWFKTWZBK2ZpYXhsQktyUT09 You may also dial in using your…

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District VI Advisory Board

District 6 (DAB) August 2, 2021 6:30 p.m. Evergreen Recreation Center 2700 N. Woodland Wichita 67204 Remote Technology, see agenda, https://www.facebook.com/wichitadistrict6 For more information:…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board

WICHITA AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD August 2, 2021 3:00 P.M. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Airport Administration Building, Board Room 2173 Air Cargo Road Wichita, KS 67209 Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3223381200 …

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Aggravated Battery Central and Waco

21C046129 Aggravated Battery Central and Waco 07-30-21 11:40 p.m. At approximately 11:40 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a shooting call at Central and Waco. Upon arrival, officers located a 38-year-old male that had been shot. He…

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Wichita Police Department News - July 31, 2021

Wichita - WPD needs your help locating 72-year-old Larry Fager. He was last seen in the area of St. Francis Hospital shortly before noon and may be in need of medical assistance. He is described as 6’1”, 225lbs, hazel eyes, glasses,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Andres Garza-Cabral of Wichita on three counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault, possession of marijuana, and transporting an open container. At…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of August 1, 2021

Media Advisory Council Attendance City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public…

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Board Of Building Code Standards And Appeals

BOARD OF BUILDING CODE STANDARDS AND APPEALS (BCSA) August 2, 2021 1:00 P.M. The Ronald Reagan Building Third Floor Training Room #318 271 W. 3rd St. Wichita, KS 67202 Join Zoom…

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District 5 DAB

District 5 August 2, 2021 6:30 P.M. FIRE STATION #21 2110 N. 135th St. W. Wichita, KS 67235 Virtual Technology https://zoom.us/j/93981703391?pwd=YldnL3BpMEREemEyK2lIRW9iV3dnZz09 Or dial in by phone: (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID 939…

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District Advisory Board III

District 3 August 4, 2021 6:30 P.M. WATER Center 101 E. Pawnee Wichita, KS 67211 https://zoom.us/j/97505957426?pwd=VXRMcDM4YlFIbVQ2TS94bGNOWFJFUT09 Or dial in by phone: (312) 626-6799 Meeting ID 975 0595 7426 Passcode 993873 For…

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District 1 Advisory Board

District 1 August 2, 2021 6:00 P.M. Atwater NRC 2755 E. 19th St. N. Wichita, KS 67214 Join via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY, see agenda. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83759533466?pwd=NzNZTVdYUkYrckdYSWZHZEdoQkRjUT09 Or dial in by phone: (312)…

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Homicide Arrest

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 20-year-old Tyler Kelly of Wichita on charges of first degree murder and aggravated assault. The charges stem from the shooting death of a 16-year-old male that occurred last Saturday in the 2600 block of N…

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Cowtown Hosting 'The Vaqueros' During Day of the Cowboy

During its annual Day of the Cowboy celebration, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W Museum Blvd., will host “The Vaqueros,” a presentation by Gene T. Chávez. At 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, the discussion will be part of…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of July 25, 2021

On Tuesday, July 27 at 9:30 a.m., City Council will hold a regularly scheduled consent meeting and workshop in the board room at City Hall with topics including the Clapp Master Plan, KORA Ordinance and Social Justice Initiatives Report. The…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda for July 26, 2021

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting July 26, 2021 10:00 A.M. 271 W. Third St, Suite 203 Wichita, KS 67202 REMOTE TECHNOLOGY: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/400817317 You…

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Residents Invited to Help Select Name for District 6 Community Center

Residents are encouraged to help select a name for the new community center under construction at the current Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas. Earlier this year, residents had the opportunity to submit naming recommendations for the…

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Accidental Death Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 21-year-old Jordan Williams of Wichita on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. At approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting call at the apartment complex in the 500 block of…

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City Manager Proposes Budget and CIP

The City Manager will present the 2022-2023 Proposed Budget and 2022-2031 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) at the City Council meeting at 9 a.m. on July 20, 2021. The documents are available online at www.wichita.gov. 2022-2023 Budget…

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Police and Fire Retirement Board Of Trustees

POLICE & FIRE RETIREMENT BOARD OF TRUSTEES July 28, 2021 1:00 P.M. (Immediately following Regular Board Meeting to begin at 1:00 P.M.) City Council Board Room First Floor, City Hall 455 N. Main St. Wichita, KS…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of July 18, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Silver Alert

Wichita, WPD needs your help in locating 77-year-old Ronnie Butler. He was last seen at approximately 6 p.m. at his home in the 5000 block of East 21st Street North on Friday. He is described as 5'10", 160lbs, and blue eyes. He was last seen…

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Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2600 N. Piatt

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 16-year-old male on a charge of felony murder, stemming from a shooting that fatally injured a 16-year-old male. At approximately 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a burglary in…

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Wichita Police Department News - July 14, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating five deaths stemming from a drug overdose as a possible cause or contributing factor to these deaths. Since July 5th, the Wichita Police Department has investigated five suspicious death…

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Volunteers Needed for 2021 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Event

Each year the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) coordinates an annual count of bicycle and pedestrian activity across 35 different locations throughout the region. The data collected during these counts is then used to…

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Aggravated Kidnapping Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 24-year-old Trexler Erxleben of Haysville and 24-year-old Noor Razzaq of Wichita on charges of aggravated kidnapping and criminal threat. At approximately 7:40 p.m. yesterday, officers were…

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City of Wichita Council Attendance for the Week of July 11, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. …

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Wichita City Debuting Flashing Yellow Left Turn Signals

The City of Wichita is implementing a new type of traffic signal to provide a safer, more efficient left turn for motorists. Flashing yellow arrows will begin debuting at new signalized intersections in Wichita. At signalized intersections,…

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Wichita Police Department News - July 8, 2021

Two Daily Cases 21C040781 Aggravated Robbery 3000 E. Central 07-08-21 11:20 a.m. The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 64-year-old Veryl Crawford of Wichita on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated battery,…

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Arrest Made in Stalking Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 57-year-old Ed Harrington of Sedgwick on charges of Stalking, Burglary to Auto, Theft, and Violation of a protection order. These charges stem from an investigation into alleged stalking. On May…

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Council Attendance Week of July 7, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatality Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 22-year-old Samantha Russell of Wichita as the victim of a fatality accident that occurred on Tuesday. Just before 5 pm on Tuesday, WPD officers were dispatched to a disturbance with a gun at a…

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WAMPO Transportation Policy Body Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2021

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) Transportation Policy Body (TPB) July 13, 2021 3:00 P.M. WAMPO Office The Ronald Reagan Building 271 W. 3rd St, Ste. 203 Wichita, KS 67202 City Council…

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WPD Identifies Overnight Shooting Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 49-year-old Shay Prewitt of Wichita as the victim of a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning. At approximately 1:30 am, WPD officers were dispatched to a shooting call in the 2200 block of…

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Wichita Police Department Identifies Fatal Accident Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 50-year-old David Butterworth of Wichita as the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred on Sunday. At approximately 11:30 pm on Sunday, officers were in the 37th and Rock Rd area when…

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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Andrew Jones of Wichita on charges of rape, aggravated sexual battery, aggravated assault, and criminal threat. These charges stem from an isolated series of sexual assaults that occurred…

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Criminal Homicide Arrest

On Wednesday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers arrested 39-year-old Jermall Campbell of Wichita in connection to a criminal homicide investigation. At approximately 8:25 a.m. on June 20th, officers responded to a check residence call at a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Crime Stats

Below are the crime stats from July 1, 2021: YTD 2020 YTD 2021 Aggravated Assault 1360 1380 1% DV Related 528 547 4% F/A Discharged 130…

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WSU to Offer PCR Testing at the Airport

Wichita State University (WSU) will begin offering free PCR tests at Wichita Eisenhower Airport on Thursday, July 1. The tests will be conducted in the space under the mezzanine next to the Aviator’s Café. The simple, no-swab,…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of June 27, 2021

On Tuesday, June 29, there is no City Council meeting. Wichita City Council Members are scheduled to attend the following: - WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee at 10 a.m. Monday, Jun 28 in the 2nd Floor Suite 203, Ronald Reagan…

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Nonstop Flights to St. Petersburg Begin Nov. 19

Beginning November 19, Allegiant Air will offer nonstop flights from Wichita Eisenhower Airport to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport (PIE). This will be year-round service with flights operating on Fridays and Mondays. The St.…

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Director of Airports Victor White to Retire

Victor White, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Wichita Airport Authority, will retire at the end of June. His last day is Friday, June 25. The City of Wichita will conduct a national search for his replacement. Those interested may apply here. …

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Shooting Investigation, 100 N. Mead

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday morning. At approximately 1:53 a.m., on Sunday, during the closing of Old Town, Officers responded to a shooting in the 100 Block of North Mead. Upon officer's…

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Exit Ramps to Ridge Road Closed from June 25 - 27, 2021

Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 25 through 7 p.m. Sunday, June 27, the exit ramps off US Hwy. 54/400 to Ridge Road is expected to be closed for pavement milling at night and asphalt paving operations during the day. For access to the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer Critically Injured

With the family’s blessing and permission, The Honore Adversis Foundation will accept donations on behalf of the Wichita Police Department officer seriously injured in the line of duty last night. Please go to www.honorduringadversity.org…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Wednesday, June 16th, afternoon Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Jonathan Ahumada was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on charges of domestic battery, stalking, and criminal restraint. WPD officials recently learned of…

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Wichita Police Department Arrests Violent Offender

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 36-year-old Justin Galvan of Wichita on charges stemming from a recent police pursuit as well as for numerous warrants through Sedgwick County for Aggravated Weapons violations, possession of meth,…

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WPD Investigating Overnight Shooting

At approximately 2 am on Tuesday, WPD Officers heard multiple shots near the area of the Patrol North substation. A 911 call was then dispatched regarding a shooting in the 1500 block of N. Chautauqua. As officers were en route to that location,…

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Wichita Police Officer Charged

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Thomas Wallace was charged for one count of sexual exploitation of a child by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The charging determination as to a second case involving an allegation…

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Council Attendance Week

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department Identifies Hit and Run Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 43-year-old Matthew Golden of Wichita as the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred overnight Saturday night. At midnight on Saturday night, WPD Officers were in the area of 3400 S…

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Wichita City Celebrates the Completion of the Harry St. Bridget Project

The City of Wichita celebrated the completion of the Harry St. Bridge Project with a ribbon cutting today. The five million dollar project significantly improved traffic, pedestrian and bicyclist safety by reconfiguring the bridge to three lanes of…

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Library Board of Director Mtg June 15, 2021

Wichita Public Library Board of Directors Meeting June 15, 2021 12:00 P.M. Advanced Learning Library 711 W 2nd St Wichita, KS 67203 Due to COVID-19 concerns, the meeting will be held using REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To view: YouTube Wichita…

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Board of Park Commissioners June 14

Board of Park Commissioners June 14, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Broadcast live on City of Wichita YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). Public…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 10, 2021

Wichita, WPD needs your help locating missing 53-year-old Darren Walker of Wichita. He was last seen on May 20th at his home in the 400 block of West Central. He is described as 5’10 tall, 175 pounds, green eyes and white hair. He was…

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Airport Park and Ride Lot to Reopen

The Park & Ride lot at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport will reopen on Monday, June 28. This lot has been closed since April of last year due to the pandemic. Passenger volumes are now increasing enough to justify the reopening of the lot. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 23-year-old Christian Lehl of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, criminal use of weapons, and outstanding warrants. At approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee June 10

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) SUBDIVISION AND UTILITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE June 10, 2021 9:30 A.M. City Hall City Council Chambers 1st floor 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be…

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Council Attendance Week of June 6, 2021

City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public services on the first floor. There is…

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Wichita Police Department News - Hit and Run Investigation

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that critically injured a 26-year-old female. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a hit-and-run injury accident at Douglas and Greenwood. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 42-year-old Tamica Johnson on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, criminal damage to property, driving under the influence, and transporting an open container. At approximately 10:50…

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Wichita Police Department News - Hit and Run Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Bricetin Wedel of Wichita on a charge of aggravated battery and two counts of hit and run, stemming from a hit and run investigation that critically injured a 26-year-old female. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Burglary Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a burglary of a detached garage on North Crestview Lake. Four WPD officers received minor injuries in the incident. At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to a burglary in…

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Public Information Unit Office of the Chief of Police Cases Update

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Jacob Caddell of Wichita for armed robbery stemming from a recent armed robbery investigation. Additionally, he was arrested on Tuesday for flee and elude and obstruct, stemming from an…

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO)

City Council Members May Attend. Meeting agenda and packet HERE 1. Welcome 2. Regular Business A. Approval of June 8, 2021 Agenda B. Approval of May 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes C. TPB Chairman’s Report i. Director’s Report…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 37-year-old James Hirsh of Wichita on three counts of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated criminal threat. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a disturbance…

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Sexual Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old David Clark of Wichita on two counts of rape and one count of aggravated sexual battery and 19-year-old Ethan Garrett of Wichita on one count of rape and one count of aggravated sexual…

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Update on Central and Hillside Incident

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Jacob Caddell of Wichita on charges of hit and run, flee and elude and obstruct. At approximately 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, a WPD officer was traveling westbound on Kellogg WPD officer…

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Sexual Assault Investigation, 18th and Arkansas

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated sexual assault and is requesting any information from the public. At approximately 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a sexual assault report at 20th Street North…

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Wichita Police Department News - June 2, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Tayveon Franklin of Wichita for aggravated battery. At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 1100 block of West 55th Street South. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Monday, a WPD officer was patrolling through the apartment complex in the 8800 block of East Harry when he heard shouting. The officer located a 12-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his hand and a 15-year-old boy…

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Media Advisory Fatality Accident, Maple, and Martinson

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 33-year-old Scott Cabrales of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, driving under the influence, and no proof of insurance. The arrest stems from an injury accident that fatally injured…

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City Of Wichita News - Two Case Updates as of May 30, 2021

CASE - 1: The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Michael Walker of Wichita for two counts of aggravated battery, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspected license, and driving on the right side…

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Council Attendance Week of May 30, 2021

Media Advisory Council Attendance City Council meetings are open for the public to attend and speak in person at meetings inside Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. City Hall remains closed to the public other than for limited public…

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Metropolitan Area Planning Commission June 3, 2021

METROPOLITAN AREA PLANNING COMMISSION (MAPC) June 3, 2021 1:30 P.M. City Hall City Council Chambers 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 NOTE: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meeting has been cancelled due to no…

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WPD Identifies Overnight Fatality Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 32-year-old Kasondra Mantey of Wichita as the victim of a fatal car accident that occurred Wednesday night. Just before midnight last night, WPD Officers were dispatched to a single-vehicle injury…

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Two Arrested in Wednesday Afternoon Shooting

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male in connection to a shooting that injured another 15-year-old male on Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 4 pm Wednesday, WPD Officers responded to a…

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Honor365 Announcing Honor Walk Ceremony to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Wichita, KS -- Honor365®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, invites the public to attend an Honor Walk Ceremony on May 29, 2021, at, 10:00am, at Kansas Firefighters Museum (1300 South Broadway). The focus of the 1-hour program and walk is to…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Juvenile Shooting

At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday, Wichita Police Officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of S. Yale for reports of gunshots heard in the area. A Witness reported a vehicle leaving the area with adults and one child. That vehicle arrived at an…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Agenda for May 26, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85488732682?pwd=cDNGNy93NXlkOGlsVy9rOHM0aXVuZz09 You may also dial in using your phone: (312) 626-6799 Meeting…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of May 22, 2021

On Tuesday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m., City Council will hold a regularly scheduled consent meeting and workshop in the board room at City Hall with topics including the Northwest Wichita Water Facility. The media and public may view the workshop…

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Propel Revolving Loan Program Launches May 24, 2021

The City of Wichita announced the creation of the PROPEL (Providing Resources & Opportunities for Proprietors, Entrepreneurs & Lenders) District 1 loan fund today. The low-interest, short-term revolving loan program is designed to make…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 20, 2021

Wichita, KS -- WPD needs your assistance locating 26-year-old David Hogan, who is wanted in connection to two indecent exposure cases and for a warrant through the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). At approximately 1:15 a.m. today, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrests, 1600 E. Pawnee

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Shaniah Brown of Wichita and 19-year-old Trelon Woods of Wichita, both on two counts of aggravated battery and shooting into an occupied vehicle. At approximately 9:20 a.m. today,…

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Wichita Police Department News - May 19, 2021

Wichita - WPD needs your assistance in locating 24-year-old Bennie Ward. He was last seen at his home in the 2700 block of South Seneca at approximately 1:30 a.m., and last seen wearing dark shorts and a white polo shirt with black stripes.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery

21C029209 Aggravated Battery 2100 N. Ash 05-18-21 4:00 a.m. At approximately 4 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call in the 2100 block of North Ash. A calling party advised of a vehicle also leaving the area.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2400 North Green

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Joy Wilson of Wichita on a charge of first-degree murder stemming from a shooting that fatally injured her sister, 40-year-old Shawna Webb of Wichita. At approximately 5:20 a.m.…

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City Reviewing Health Guidelines on Masks

The City of Wichita is closely reviewing revised Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines issued, Thursday, May 13, 2021, and is conferring with local officials, including the Sedgwick County Health Department, to…

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Riverfront Stadium Parking Resources

We are thrilled to see all of the excitement leading up to tonight’s first Wichita Wind Surge game at Riverfront Stadium. In case you may find it useful, please find attached a map of parking available for tonight’s game. Please feel…

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Wichita Named Finalist for National Award in Parks and Recreation Management

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), announced the City of Wichita Park and Recreation Department as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal…

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Wichita Police Department Shooting Investigation, Murdock and Broadway

At approximately 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting call at QuikTrip located at Murdock and Broadway. Upon arrival, officers located a 39-year-old male victim in an alleyway near the business with a gunshot wound to his…

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Wichita Police Department Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Laroy West of Wichita on charges of attempted 1st-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm stemming from a shooting on Wednesday that critically injured a 39-year-old male…

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Wichita Police Department Identifies Overnight Homicide Victim

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 18-year-old Fernando Recio of Wichita as the victim of a homicide that occurred overnight on Monday. Shortly before midnight on Monday night, Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of South…

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Wichita Police Department News - Kellogg Traffic Enforcement

Wichita, KS -- On April 29th, the Wichita Police Department (WPD) and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) issued 248 citations for traffic violations along Kellogg. The citations were issued as part of a special traffic enforcement effort conducted by both…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of May 2, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. DAB 5 will allow in person attendance. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 May…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Update, 3800 West 13th Street North

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs the community’s help in identifying suspects in Sunday’s shooting that fatally injured 17-year-old Erik Stokes of Wichita. Through the investigation, detectives have determined the two pictured…

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Wichita City Council Attendance for the Week of April 18, 2021

On Tuesday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m., City Council will hold a regularly scheduled consent meeting and workshop in the board room at City Hall with topics including ICT-1, WPD focused deterrence strategy and a code of ethics discussion. The media…

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Wichita State University and City of Wichita to Conduct Litter Study

Wichita Litter Study aims to help local leaders make decisions about how to reduce litter in Wichita Wichita, KS -- The Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University is partnering with the Wichita City Council task force to conduct a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Simple Battery Arest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 51-year-old Tyrone Inkelaar of Wichita on a charge of simple battery. At approximately 11:45 a.m. today, officers responded to an off-duty officer in trouble call at Kellogg and Meridian. Officers…

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WPD Needs Your Assistance on Case

On Sunday, April 11, WPD responded to approximately 12 calls of drive-by's or shots being fired, and again on Sunday, April 18, during the same general time period and general area, WPD responded to approximately 17 to 18 calls of drive by's or…

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Crime Stoppers Approves Over $2,000 in Rewards

WICHITA, Kan - Crime Stoppers of Wichita – Sedgwick County has approved more than $2,000 in rewards to be paid to anonymous tipsters for tips received in the months of February and March. At their April board meeting, Crime Stoppers board…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 15, 2021

The Wichita police department (WPD) is investigating an aggravated battery incident involving two Wichita men, ages 29 and 34 At approximately 11:12 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting call in the area of Kellogg and Meridian. Upon…

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Cowtown Hosting Monthly Community Fair

Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd., is launching a monthly Community Fair Day. From noon to 5 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, Cowtown will host a free community fair featuring local artists and vendors. The inaugural event is on…

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Wichita Police Department Announces Brush Up Broadway Event on May 1, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is continuing its partnership with businesses and residents along the Broadway corridor by hosting an upcoming neighborhood cleanup event. The “Brush Up Broadway” event will occur on Saturday, May 1st…

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Wichita Police Department Receives Multiple Awards from ATF

Wichita Police Department (WPD) staff are receiving awards from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) regarding an in-depth investigation of a serial shooter last year. Additionally, WPD, Wichita ATF Field Office, and…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Overnight Homicide

At approximately 3:00 this morning, Wichita Police Department (WPD) officers responded to a shooting call in the 5100 block of E 2nd Street. Upon arrival, they located a 20-year-old male in the backyard of a home in the 200 block of North Battin.…

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Water Conservation Rebate Program Renewed for 2021

The Wichita City Council approved $100,000 for the continuation of the Water Conservation Rebate Program. The program encourages residents to purchase water-saving household devices by offering rebates in the form of a credit to their water account.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery

At approximately 6:40 a.m. today, officers responded to an aggravated battery call at a home in the 400 block of North Glenn. Upon arrival, officers contacted a 29-year-old male who was injured. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment of…

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Agg Assault, Poss of Meth, Firearm, and Explosive Device Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Eri Mendoza of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault, possession of methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm, criminal possession of an explosive device, criminal use of an…

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Wichita Police Department News - WPD Investigating Shooting Incident

At approximately 6 pm on Thursday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officers responded to a shooting call in the 2600 block of N Broadway. After arriving on scene, Officers located a 34-year-old male inside a business at the location with multiple…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of April 5, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. DAB 5 will allow in person attendance. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, April 5, 2021…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest, 2300 North Broadway

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 62-year-old Ken Thomas of Wichita for two counts of aggravated battery. At approximately 10:35 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of North Broadway. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - April 4, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 63-year-old Ernest Coburn of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and criminal damage to property. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a…

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Wichita Fire Department Enforcing April Burn Ban

City of Wichita officials want to remind residents that open burning in certain areas of the state, including Wichita, is restricted during the month of April. This burn ban is imposed in 16 counties by the State of Kansas through the entire month…

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City of Wichita Facility Mask Usage

Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of Wichita continues to require employees and visitors to all City facilities, including individuals who have received a vaccination, to…

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Wichita Police Department News - Pawnee and Mosley Fatality Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 29-year-old Kyle Eaton of Wichita as the victim of Tuesday's fatality accident at Pawnee and Mosley. At approximately 9 pm Tuesday, WPD Officers were dispatched to an injury accident at Pawnee and…

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Brooks Landfill Closing - Due to High Winds

Brooks C&D Landfill will close today at 1 p.m. due to a wind advisory issued by the National Weather Service. Sustained high winds with gusts up to 50 mph or over are expected. Winds this strong can cause property damage and flying debris, and…

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Wichita Police Department News - March 27, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 31-year-old Charity Blackmon of Wichita on charges of 1st-degree murder. The arrest stems from a shooting investigation that fatally injured 54-year-old Merrill Rabus of Wichita. At approximately…

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Wichita Police Department News - Arrest Made In Multi-Agency Investigation

At approximately 11 pm on Tuesday, 46-year-old Michael Taylor of Ohio was booked into the Sedgwick County Adult Detention Facility on a Federal hold. His arrest stems from a multi-agency investigation involving the Wichita Police Department, Wichita…

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Crash Involving Fleeing Suspect

At approximately 2 am this morning, WPD Officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in the area of 31st Street South and Broadway. The driver of the car refused to stop. During the pursuit, the suspect turned into a patrol car at the intersection…

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Unlawful Voluntary Sexual Relations Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old Matthew McFarren of Wichita for Unlawful Voluntary Sexual Relations in violation of K.S.A. 21-5512. McFarren was a High School teacher at Trinity Academy. In March, WPD Officials…

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Wichita Police Department News - Officer-Involved Shooting

Shortly before 9 pm Thursday, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Patrol East officers were dispatched to the 900 block of South Rock Road for a Domestic Violence call. A caller had reported her friend, a 37-year-old female, was being threatened by her…

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Domestic Violence Call Leads to Pursuit and Crash

At approximately 10 pm on Tuesday, Patrol West Officers responded to the 300 block on N Nevada for a Domestic Violence call. The caller had reported a disturbance inside a home in the area involving a weapon. After officers arrived, the victim was…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

Victim Identified in Tuesday Night Accident The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 54-year-old Michelle Truong of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident that occurred Tuesday night. At approximately 9 pm Tuesday, Officers responded…

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Wichita Police Department Investigates Multiple ATM Crimes

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating multiple incidents of theft from ATMs within the city. In addition, the WPD is asking for the public's help in identifying the individuals involved. At approximately 4 am on March 3, 2021, two…

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WPD 150th- Anniversary Commemorative Shirts

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) continues celebrating its 150th anniversary by creating an online store for citizens and employees to purchase commemorative shirts. The online store can be accessed by visiting the following link:…

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Wichita Public Library Presents Spring Gardening Series

The Wichita Public Library has partnered with K-State Research and Extension-Sedgwick County for the Spring Gardening Series at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings from March 25-April 22 online via Zoom. Registration is now open at…

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Wichita Police Department Investigates Tuesday, March 16th Night Shooting

Shortly before 10 pm on Tuesday, March 16th, Patrol South Officers responded to the 2600 block of S Topeka for a shooting call. A caller had reported that a female had been shot and had left the location in a vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle…

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Tourism Business Improvement District Meeting Notice for March 22, 2021

Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) Meeting Agenda Wichita Marriott Ballroom 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive, Wichita, KS Monday, March 22, 2021 11:30 a.m. to 12:30p.m. - Approve Minutes - 2021 Hotel Promotion - 2022 Scope of Services -…

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Jared Cerullo Selected as District 3 Council Member

Wichita City Council members selected Jared Cerullo to fill the District 3 City Council seat at the March 16 Council meeting. Cerullo will be sworn in at the Tuesday, March 23, 2021, City Council consent meeting. Cerullo will be the interim…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sexual Assault Arrest, 1500 East Harry

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 32-year-old Arden Vanhorn of Wichita on charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery strangulation, aggravated battery other, two counts of aggravated sodomy, two counts of rape, obstruct,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Multiple Burglaries Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 42-year-old Robert J. Anderson III of Wichita for the following charges: - 19 counts to burglary; - Two counts of aggravated burglary; - Ten counts of attempted burglary; - 13…

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Daylight Saving Time a Reminder to Check Smoke Alarms

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) officials are reminding residents to test their smoke alarms and install new batteries this weekend. The time will spring ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 14. More than 66 percent of home fire deaths…

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Wichita Police Department :Silver Alert

WPD needs your help locating 71-year-old Kay Weeks. She was last seen at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in the 1100 block of West 26th Street. She is described as 5'04", and 140lbs. She was wearing a cream-colored long sleeve shirt and brown…

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WPSymphony At Home Continues

WPS At Home continues this month as we focus on wellness. This month features a curated playlist focused on Biking. Click the links below to enjoy the music. This series is sponsored by Frye Regional Medical Center. WPS At Home | Biking Listen…

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Wichita Police Department News - Sexual Assualt Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a sexual assault case. At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Mar 4th, officers were dispatched to a sexual assault case that occurred at 1500 block of West Pawnee. Upon arrival, officers…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 41-year-old James E. Brown of Wichita, and he has been charged by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office on charges of attempted 2nd-degree murder, cruelty to animals, and aggravated…

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Wichita Police Department : Please Disseminate

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs your help in locating 41-year-old James E. Brown of Wichita. He is wanted on charges stemming from an aggravated battery – domestic violence and animal cruelty investigation and a second aggravated…

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Fatality Accident Victims Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 70-year-old Cheryl Sigle of Wichita, 72-year-old Dennis Sigle of Wichita and 25-year-old Isaiah Ragazzone as the victims of a fatal accident that occurred on Friday. On February 26, 2021 at…

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Prescribed Fires Planned for March in Chisholm Creek Park

During March, the City of Wichita Park & Recreation Department is scheduling prescribed fire maintenance in Chisholm Creek Park, 3228 N Oliver. Weather conditions will determine the exact dates of the prescribed burns. The prescribed fires will…

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Arrests Made in Injured Officers Case

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 46-year-old James Hathom of Wichita on charges of reckless aggravated battery, burglary, theft, criminal possession of a firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia and 43-year-old Tiffany Vulgamore…

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Silver Alert Cancelled - Robert Whitfield

WPD needs your help locating 74-year-old Robert Whitfield. Robert was last seen leaving his residence in the 1900 block of North Keith Ct. in Wichita. He left around 10:30 this morning to go to his son's house but never arrived. Robert is…

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Wichita Police Department Kids Clothing Drive

Patrol East Community Policing is partnering with the Community Support Specialists to help Wichita kids in need. Items Needed: -New Socks -New Underwear -New/gently used shoes -New/gently used blankets CSS partners…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of March 1, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, March 1, 2021 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita Police Department News: I- 235/ S. Meridian Fatality Collision

On February 26, 2021 at approximately 3:05 PM Patrol South officers were dispatched to an injury collision in the intersection of S Meridian and I-235 in Wichita. Several calls were made to 911 regarding the collision, and one of those callers…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm AirHeating and Boilers Meeting Notice

METROPOLITAN AREA BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT (MABCD) BOARD OF APPEALS OF REFRIGERATION, AIR CONDITIONING, WARM AIR HEATING AND BOILERS March 4th, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. MABCD – Third Floor Training Room The Ronald Reagan…

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Sexual Battery Arrest

On February 24, 2021 at approximately 12:46 p.m. a citizen reported being groped and followed by an unknown male while walking into work in the 300 block of North Main in Wichita. Patrol South Officers responded to take the report, and they…

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City Council Meetings Reopen to Public at City Hall

The City of Wichita is reopening City Hall, 455 N. Main, to the public to attend or speak at City Council meetings in the first floor City Council chambers beginning at the 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 City Council meeting. There will continue to be…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 2600 N. Bullinger

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 22-year-old Deajuan C. Smith of Wichita on a charge of 1st degree murder. At approximately 4 a.m., Friday, Jan. 1, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 2600 block of North Bullinger.…

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Wichita City Extending Facility Closures to Conserve Energy

In the interest of conserving energy, the City of Wichita is extending the closure of multiple public facilities through the end of day Thursday, February 18. The building shutdowns are a temporary and a precautionary measure that the City is…

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Housing Leaders Announce $200 Million In Statewide Rental Assistance

Kansans struggling to cover rent and utility payments due to COVID may qualify for up to 12 months of emergency assistance thanks to new federal relief. The initiative, funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations…

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New Study Finds Low Risk of Covid-19 Transmission at Airports

Ensuring the health, safety and security of the traveling public and airport workers is our top priority. Since the very beginning of the pandemic, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport has taken aggressive and proactive steps to limit the spread of…

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City to Hold Town Halls on Places for People Plan

The City of Wichita Planning Department is hosting three Facebook Live Town Hall events to gather feedback on the Wichita: Places for People plan. The events will take place on the City of Wichita Facebook page and cover the following topics: -…

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Tourism Business Improvement District For February 17, 2021

TOURISM BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (TBID) Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. Wichita Marriott Wichita Ballroom 9100 E Corporate Hills Drive Wichita, KS…

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Five Candidates Selected for Consideration for District 3 Vacancy

The District 3 Advisory Board conducted interviews for the interim District 3 City Council seat during a special meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. The meeting was broadcast on the City of Wichita YouTube page. The District 3 Advisory Board…

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Felony Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Kevin Palmer of Wichita on a charge of felony murder. At approximately 12 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a call of a grey Ford Escape traveling westbound on Kellogg at Meridian…

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Fatal Accident Investigation, 3200 West Central

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Sunday’s fatal accident as 32-year-old Jared Browning of Wichita. At approximately 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a rollover crash at Central and Zoo Boulevard. Upon…

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City Of Wichita News: Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

In observance of the upcoming President’s Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Saturday, Feb. 13: Mid-America All-Indian Museum. Closed Monday, Feb. 15: City Hall,…

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Criminal Homicide Arrest, 1000 West 24th Street North

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested a 16-year-old male on a charge of felony murder, stemming from a shooting that fatally injured 14-year-old Jesus Fernandez of Wichita. WPD previously arrested a 17-year-old in the investigation. …

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City Of Wichita: 400 West Hazel Court

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 400 block of West Hazel Court. Upon arrival, officers located a 30-year-old female who had been shot. She was transported to an area hospital for medical…

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Nomination To Recognize Excellent Public Service Employees Opens

Beginning today, residents are encouraged to nominate public service employees for the annual Excellence in Public Service Award. Now in its 33rd year, the award recognizes employees from the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita Public…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Friday, Feb 5th, afternoon Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Thomas Wallace was booked into the County Jail on two counts of misdemeanor stalking. WPD officials learned of Wallace possibly stalking a woman known to him, stemming from an…

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District 3 City Council Candidate Interviews Scheduled

The District 3 Advisory Board will conduct interviews for the interim District 3 City Council seat during a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at City Hall, 455 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67202. Residents and media may watch the…

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Wichita Police Department News - February 4, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is searching for a suspect of an aggravated robbery incident. At approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday, officers responded to South Madison Avenue and East Skinner Street. Upon officers’ arrival, they contacted a…

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Two Arrested for Residential Burglary

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 31-year-old Andrew Hastings of Wichita on charges of burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal damage to property, and three city of Wichita outstanding warrants. WPD has also arrested…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation Update, 1000 N. Ash

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has located 18-year-old Kaylah Blackmon and her grey 2005 Ford Escape. WPD previously alerted the public that Blackmon may be in danger and needing to find her Ford Escape after her 17-year-old boyfriend…

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Metropolitan Area Building And Construction Department(Mabcd)Board Of Electrical Appeals,February 9,2021

AGENDAMETROPOLITAN AREA BUILDING&CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT(MABCD) BOARD OF ELECTRICAL APPEALS Tuesday,February 9,2021 –3:00p.m. RONALD REAGAN BUILDING 271 W 3rdSt –3rdFLOOR LARGE CONFERENCE ROOM “A” -#318 WICHITA, KS…

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Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 62-year-old Patrick Stramel of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident Friday evening. At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to an injury accident at North Broadway Avenue and…

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Tax Assistance Available for Wichita Residents

The City of Wichita, in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation Tax-Aide, provides free tax preparation at the Wichita neighborhood resource centers each year from February-April. Assistance is by appointment…

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Face Mask Security Directive at Airports

On Sunday, January 31, the TSA issued a Security Directive to airport operators, aircraft operators and ground transportation providers. The directive is intended to implement the CDC mask order in accordance with the Executive Order on promoting…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation, 1000 N. Ash

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Monday’s criminal homicide investigation as 17-year-old Michael Beasley of Wichita. Additionally, regarding this investigation, WPD needs help locating 18-year-old Kaylah…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of February 1, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, February 1, 2021 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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KTA Opens New Cashless Tolling Exit to WB Kellogg on Monday, February 1, 2021

WICHITA, KS - A new, cashless exit from the Kansas Turnpike to US 54/Kellogg Avenue is scheduled to open during the morning on Monday, February 1, with a virtual celebration. The exit is another milestone for the East Kellogg improvement projects…

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Free Educational Child Care Available at TOP Early Learning Centers

Wichita, KS -– The Fidelity Bank Foundation and TOP (The Opportunity Project) Early Learning Centers have partnered to offer 27 early childhood education scholarships. The scholarships have been established to assist parents who have lost…

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Artists Needed for Chester Lewis Park Redesign Project

The City of Wichita, along with project’s art consultant, Mulberry Creative, are encouraging Kansas-based artists to apply for a chance to work on the Chester I. Lewis Park redesign project. The park, named for the late prominent local…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting For January 25, 2021

City Council Members May Attend. Link to Agenda (online agenda contains hyperlinks to several meeting topics): https://bbf89d44-63a6-4b4b-9930-7f4178afa979.usrfiles.com/ugd/bbf89d_5674d6cb91074f358ae50fbeed613ac3.pdf Meeting Agenda: 1. Welcome …

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Update as of January 14, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in Wednesday’s criminal homicide investigation as 34-year-old Michael Montgomery of Wichita. WPD previously arrested Montgomery’s cousin, 39-year-old Jason Payne, in…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 10, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a reckless aggravated battery incident that injured a 3-year-old male. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 4900 block of East Harry.…

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Media Release Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

In observance of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: Closed Saturday, Jan. 16: Mid-America All-Indian Museum. Closed Monday, Jan. 18: City Hall, neighborhood…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board (Cab) Thursday, January 14, 2021

AGENDA COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD January 14, 2021 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Adult Residential/Work Release- 622 E. Central and via Zoom I. Introductions and Announcements II. Approval of Minutes from meeting December10, 2020 …

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Public Review and Comment Opportunity - UPWP 2021

A public review and comment period is now open for the revised 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Comments will be accepted until Monday, February 8th at 5:00 PM . The UPWP lists and describes the planning activities that WAMPO and…

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Wichita Police Department News - January 9, 2021

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in the fatal accident from this morning as 44-year-old John Eyster of Wichita. At approximately 12:20 a.m., on Jan 9th, officers contacted the suspect who was driving erratically in the…

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Wichita Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board - January 11, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/216708517 Join by phone: (646) 749-3122 Access code 216-708-517 Public comments or questions may be sent to lparker@wichita.gov…

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City Of Wichita Board of Park Commissioners Meeting Notice - January 11, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Broadcast live on City of Wichita YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). Public comments can be emailed to WichitaParkandRec@wichita.gov no later than Monday,…

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District 3 Vacant Seat Candidacy Materials

Click Here for more information on District 3 Vacant Seat Candidacy Materials.

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Wichita Police Department News - Involuntary Manslaughter Investigation

The Wichita Police Department has identified 26-year-old Sharrod Rollen of Wichita as the victim of a manslaughter investigation. At approximately 12:45 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to an assist EMS call at an apartment complex in the 1000…

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Golf Advisory Committee Special Meeting Notice

Thursday, January 7, 2020 4:00-5:00 P.M. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions regarding Size of gatherings, the meeting will be held virtually and will be streaming live on the Wichita Public Golf Courses Facebook page. Item…

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‘Dr. Ronald W. Walters’ Selected for Name of New Library

The City Council approved the Dr. Ronald W. Walters Branch Library as the name of the new District 3 Branch Library at the Tuesday, January 5 City Council meeting. The new location will open in early 2021 at 4195 E. Harry St. and will be the new…

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Juveniles Arrested in Residential Robbery

The Wichita Police Department has arrested a 15-year-old male for aggravated robbery, a 14-year-old male for aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana, and a second 14-year-old male for aggravated robbery. At approximately 4:00 p.m.…

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Vote for ICT as USA Today Best Small Airport

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport has been nominated for the second year in a row for USA TODAY's 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award for Best Small Airport. Voting is now open and runs for four weeks, ending on Monday,…

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Criminal Homicide Arrests, 1200 S. Laura

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 18-year-old Noah Martin of Wichita on a charge of 2nd-degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. Also arrested is a 16-year-old male on a charge of 2nd-degree murder. At approximately 12:05…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation, 2600 N. Bullinger

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 26-year-old Nicholas Sims of Wichita. At approximately 4 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 2600 block of North Bullinger. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicle Pursuit Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 46-year-old Richard Heffelman of Wichita on charges of flee and elude, criminal deprivation of property, possession of paraphernalia, and a U.S. Marshal’s Service warrant. At approximately 5:45…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of January 4, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, January 4, 2021 6:00 P.M. …

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Criminal Homicide and Officer-Involved-Shooting Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the suspect in a criminal homicide and officer-involved-shooting investigation as 37-year-old Jason Williams of Wichita. At approximately 7:05 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at a home…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim in a fatality accident on Saturday as 27-year-old Derrick Pruett of Wichita. At approximately 10:40 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at 21st and 127th Street East. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Run Away Juvenile

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 26-year-old Eduardo Viurques of Wichita, and 28-year-old Boris Guzman-Mendoza of Wichita as the victims of a fatal accident on Dec 24th morning. At approximately 1:00 a.m., Dec 24th morning,…

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Process for Filling a Wichita City Council Vacancy for Unexpired Term

Process for Filling a Wichita City Council Vacancy for Unexpired Term Step 1: ?At the first regular Council meeting following aresignation, the Mayor will announce the vacancy. ?The Mayor will announce that petitions by theprospectivecandidates…

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City of Wichita News - December 22 ,2020

At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a bank robbery at the Golden Plains Credit Union, located at 9555 East Corporate Hills Drive. The suspect, 50-year-old Paul Peraza, entered the bank, walked behind the counter, and demanded…

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Battle of the Badges Kick-off Announcement

The Wichita Police Department will join other Sedgwick County first responder agencies and the American Red Cross in a news conference at 10:00 a.m. Friday (12-18-20) in the Sedgwick County Commission Chambers to announce the kick-off of Battle of…

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Increased Cash Reward Awarded to Anonymous Tipster

Crime Stoppers of Wichita –Sedgwick County approved an increased reward of $1,000 for an anonymous tipster this month. Because of law enforcement’s role in responding to the information and quickly actingon the information, a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault/DV Arrest

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 29-year-old Courtland Gire of Wichita on two counts of aggravated assault domestic violence (DV), one count of felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of aggravated weapons violation. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 1300 block of North Oliver. Upon arrival, officers located a 14-year-old male who had a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to an area hospital…

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Police & Fire Retirement System Ofwichita, Kansas

POLICE & FIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OFWICHITA,KANSAS A meeting of the Police & Fire Retirement Board of Trustees’ Disability Screening Committeewill be held: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER16, 2020AT APPROXIMATELY 1:30 P.M. -Immediately Following…

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Wichita Police Department News - Third Armed Robbery Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) Domestic Intervention Violence Reduction Team (DIVRT) has arrested 28-year-old Johnny Washington of Wichita on five counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault, stemming from robbery…

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Wichita Police Department News - Run Away Juvenile

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) needs your assistance locating 13-year-old Justin Michael Scott, who willfully ran away. He was last seen at approximately 7:30 p.m. in the area of Pinecrest and Harry. Justin was last seen wearing a blue…

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Wichita Police Department News - Suspect Charged in Criminal Homicide

The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office has charged 31-year-old Marco Carrillo-Fuentes of Wichita for 2nd Degree murder in the stabbing death of 32-year-old Rickey Mason of Wichita. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Sunday, officers responded…

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MAPC Subdivision & Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice - December 13,2020

Click here for MAPC Subdivision & Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice link! You can also dial in using your phone (571) 317-3112 Meeting ID: 651 544 141 The public can also participate through virtual connection site in-person by going…

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Mayor’s Small Business Advisory Council- December,2020

MAYOR’S SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL Friday, December 11, 2020 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. City Hall City Council Office 455 N. Main Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting…

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City of Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for December 7, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, December 7, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita Police Department News - December 2, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that injured a 30-year-old male of Wichita. At approximately 4:30 a.m., December 2, officers responded to a shooting call at a residence in the 1800 block of South Main. Upon arrival,…

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Wichita Police Department News - Traffic Fatality Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 36-year-old Donald Tucker, Jr. of Wichita as the victim of a traffic fatality Tuesday morning. At approximately 6:05 a.m., officers responded to an auto theft just occurred call in the 700…

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DAB Meetings Notice for December 7

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, December 7, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater Neighborhood…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 30, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a stabbing that fatality injured 32-year-old Rickey Mason of Wichita. At approximately, 4:00 p.m., November 29, officers responded to a cutting at a residence in the 1000 block of South Richmond.…

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Criminal Homicide Investigation, 600 South Ida

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 50-year-old Kamilu Boyede of Wichita as the victim of a deadly shooting Wednesday. At approximately 11:00 a.m., officers responded to a check residence call in the 600 block of South Ida. A…

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Aggravated Battery Arrests, 1200 N. Ash

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 48-year-old Diane Simmons of Wichita for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and 46-year-old Maurice Simmons of Wichita for aggravated domestic battery and a city of Wichita misdemeanor warrant. …

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316 Hotel to be Redeveloped Into Affordable Housing Asset

The City of Wichita, in collaboration with Continuum of Care, is providing funding to HumanKind Ministries to purchase the 316 Hotel located at 1011 Topeka Ave. Both public and private funds will help transform the property into studio apartments, a…

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Wichita Police Department Warns of Scams During Shopping Season

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) wants to remind citizens to be on the alert for scams during the upcoming busy shopping season. November and December are busy holiday shopping months with everyone preparing for the holidays. The number of scams…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempt to Locate Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating an attempt to locate case involving 29-year-old Jeremy Cook of Wichita, and WPD is asking for the community's help with information on Cook’s whereabouts. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on…

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Wichita Police Department News - Wichita Police Officer Arrested

Early this morning, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) booked off-duty Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Cory Masterson into the Sedgwick County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Masterson has been employed with WPD…

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City of Wichita Receives Award of Excellence from NAHRO

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently honored the City of Wichita with the 2020 Award of Excellence in Resident and Client Services for the Helping Youth Prepare for Employment (HYPE)/The Way to Work (TWTW)…

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Holiday-Related Closures, Hours

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours per below: CityArts will be open by appointment only Monday, Nov. 23 to Wednesday, Nov. 25 and closed Nov. 26-29. Closed Thursday, Nov. 26: City…

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Bringing Hope and Community Connection Wichita Police Foundation Launches Random Acts of Kindness

Wichita Police Foundation launches Random Acts of Kindness in response to WPD seeing a significant increase with people in need WICHITA, KS - The Wichita Police Foundation, a community based nonprofit organization, announced on Nov 20th the launch…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Davion Holloman of Wichita on charges of aggravated robbery, obstruct, and a warrant through the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). At approximately 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, officers…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Agenda for November 23, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/890852397 You may also dial in using your phone: (669) 224-3412 Access Code: 890-852-397 City Council Members May…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery - DV/Aggravated Assault LEO Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 29-year-old Micah Fleming of Wichita on three counts of aggravated battery – domestic violence (DV), four counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, one count of battery of a…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2800 South Washington -- Victim Identified

Update: The victim in Sunday’s criminal homicide has been identified as 59-year-old Bryan Turner of Wichita. The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Kenneth Junious of Wichita on a charge of 1st-degree murder and a…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 13, 2020

On Nov 13th, Wichita Police Department (WPD) Detective Brent Huhman was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. WPD officials learned of an incident involving Detective Brent…

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New Evergreen Center to Provide Community Services Under One Roof

The Evergreen Neighborhood Resource Center and the Evergreen Branch Library, along with several community agencies, will combine services to form the Evergreen Community Center, located at 2601 N. Arkansas, currently home to the Evergreen Branch…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 10, 2020

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a reported accidental shooting involving a 24-year-old male. On Sunday, November 1, at approximately 4:20 a.m., officers responded to a walk-in shooting call at Wesley Medical Center. …

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Wichita Northwest Water Facility Receives Green Light to Proceed with Design-Build Contract

Wichita Water Partners Supporting City of Wichita to Deliver State-of-the-Art Facility at Best Value Wichita, KS -- The Wichita City Council has voted unanimously to issue a full notice to proceed (FNTP) to Wichita Water Partners — led by…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 900 N. Ridgewood

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the fatal shooting of 21-year-old Christopher Bell of Wichita. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, Officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 900 block of North Ridgewood. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department and Bike Walk Wichita to Distribute Bicycle Lights on Broadway

The Wichita Police Department Broadway Corridor Team and Bike Walk Wichita will distribute free bicycle lights at Orme andSouth Broadway (one blocksouth of Kellogg) on Friday, November 6 and at Walgreens Community Pharmacy at 803 N Broadway(Murdock…

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Wichita City Council in COVID-19 Quarantine

Starting from Nov 7th, Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple, members of the Wichita City Council and some City staff including City Manager Robert Layton are in quarantine for two weeks after Council Member Brandon Johnson tested positive for COVID-19. If…

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Wichita Police Department News - November 5, 2020

WPD needs your help locating 66-year-old Adele Drake. She was last seen at approximately 9 p.m. on Wednesday in the 1200 block of West 29th Street South on foot. She is described as 5'01", 145lbs, with reddish-brown hair and brown eyes. She was also…

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City Hall Lighting up Teal in Honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness

In a show of support to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, the City of Wichita is lighting City Hall, 455 N. Main, teal on Thursday, November 5. Light the World Teal is an annual program held in November as part of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Hit and Run Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 80-year-old James Kaminsky of Wichita as the victim of a fatal hit and run accident Tuesday. At approximately 6:15 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident in the 1600 block of North…

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MABCD Returning to Online Only Services

Due to concerns over rising COVID-19 numbers, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department (MABCD) will return to online only permit and license transactions. All MABCD services are available online. …

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 2999 North Greenwich

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Maurice Hall of Garland, Texas on charges of first-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor warrant. With assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Hall…

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City Launches Public Artist Registry

The City of Wichita Division of Arts and Cultural Services is launching a public artist registry webpage, as a corollary for the Percent for Art Program. In 2019, the Wichita City Council approved an ordinance that allots 2% of Capital Improvement…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Dustin Arterburn of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. At approximately 5:45 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a disturbance with a weapon call at the…

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Wichita Police Department Requesting Information on Possible Sexual Assault Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating the report of a possible sexual assault involving multiple individuals. It was reported to have occurred on Aug. 10 at the Towne Place Suites, 9444 E. 29th Street North and WPD investigators are…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of November 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita Transit to Provide Free Rides on Election Day

In honor of Election Day, on Tuesday, November 3, Wichita Transit will offer free bus rides on all traditional bus routes and paratransit service. Free rides are valid for everyone riding to or from polling locations as well as any other trip during…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation Update, October 29, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is requesting assistance from the community in locating 23-year-old Maurice Hall of Garland, Texas, who is wanted in connection to the shooting at the Stryker Sports Complex, 2999 N. Greenwich Rd. The shooting…

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Wichita Police Department News - Shooting Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 34-year-old Stephen Muriithi of Wichita. At approximately 2:15 a.m. today, officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 500 block of North Nims.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified, 1000 North Tyler

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim of a fatal accident Wednesday as 14-year-old Aryana Lay of Wichita. At approximately 11:40 a.m., officers responded to an injury accident in the 1000 block of North Tyler Road. Upon…

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Wichita Police Department News - Domestic Violence Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 40-year-old Kenton Grubbs of Wichita on charges of attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping, and battery of a law enforcement officer. At approximately 1:05 a.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to an…

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Wichita District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of November 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, November 2, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Wichita City Advocates for Entrepreneurs in National Ceremony

The City of Wichita made a formal commitment to the National League of Cities City Innovation Ecosystem (CIE) Program at the conclusion of the 9th annual Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship, a virtual conference held Sept. 17-18 by the Ewing…

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Wichita Police Department News - Multiple Criminal Homicide Arrests

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 33- year-old Lawrence Bailey of Wichita on charges of 1st-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery, criminal possession of a firearm, stemming from a July criminal homicide investigation. …

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Wichita Mask Ordinance Expires

The City of Wichita’s mask ordinance expires at midnight, Wednesday, Oct. 21. However, Wichita will continue to follow Sedgwick County’s Emergency Public Health Order which requires residents to continue to use masks in all public…

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Wichita Police Department News - Attempted Murder Arrest, 5100 East New Jersey Drive

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 30-year-old Deadrian Burns of Wichita on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. At approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an assault call at a residence in…

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Wichita Police Officer Arrested

On Tuesday, Oct 20th evening Wichita Police Department (WPD) Officer Ryan Jones was booked into the County Jail on a charge of misdemeanor stalking. WPD officials learned Jones was possibly stalking a woman known to him and requested the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Threat Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 59-year-old Meredith Dowty of Wichita on a charge of criminal threat. WPD officials were alerted to threatening statements directed toward city of Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple. Officers and…

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Wichita Police Department News - Accidental Shooting, Towne East Mall

At approximately 4:50 p.m. on Oct 17th, officers responded to an accidental shooting at Towne East Mall, 7700 E. Kellogg. The investigation revealed a 28-year-old male was inside the mall and was carrying a handgun inside his waistband. The gun…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Battery Arrest, 1800 North Green Avenue

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Charles Henderson II of Wichita on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and an outstanding warrant. At…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Robbery Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 20-year-old Crawford Anderson of Wichita on a charge of aggravated robbery. At approximately 12:20 a.m., officers responded to a disturbance with a weapon call at a business in the 9400 block of East…

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Wichita Police Department News - Vehicle Burglary Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 37-year-old Todd Webber of Wichita on charges of burglary, theft, and possession of paraphernalia. Additionlly, 31-year-old Richard Crouch of Wichita has been arrested for burglary, theft, and…

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Wichita Police Department News - Octember 4, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 34-year-old Darrius J. Johnson of Wichita, on charges of rape and aggravated kidnapping. At approximately 7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, officers were dispatched to a sexual assault case in the 800…

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WPD K9 Team Seizes Pounds of Illegal Drugs

A Wichita Police Department (WPD) K9 team has seized pounds of illegal drugs off the streets of Wichita in the past seven days. On Friday, the K9 team stopped a car at I-135 and 21st Street. Through the investigation of the stop, two cases and one…

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MAPC and BZA Meeting Notice for October 8, 2020

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code:…

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Wichita Police Department News - Narcotic Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 26-year-old Coleton Hess of Wichita for possession of a firearm by a felon and outstanding warrants, and 29-year-old Christopher Cervantes of Wichita on charges of obstruct, unlawful possession of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Strangulation Initiative Awareness Campaign

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has launched a strangulation initiative awareness campaign as part of domestic violence awareness month. WPD’s mission is to support those who have been impacted by strangulation and to encourage…

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Wichita Fire Department Hosts Fire Prevention Week

The Wichita Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” Fire Prevention Week runs October…

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Residents Urged to Be Safe During Fall Celebrations

As many begin to plan for fall celebrations such as Halloween and Día de los Muertos, Sedgwick County Government and the City of Wichita want to encourage residents to adopt safe practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Centers…

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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wichita

Mayor Brandon Whipple has signed a proclamation stating that the City of Wichita will recognize Monday, October 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This holiday is celebrated across the United States and commemorates the shared history and culture…

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Mayor's Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Notice for October 2, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). When: Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00…

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District Advisory Board Meetings Notice for the Week of October 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all meetings of the District Advisory Boards (DABs) will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Please see the link following each meeting notice to join. District 1 Monday, October 5, 2020 6:00 P.M. Atwater…

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Jose Ocadiz Named WFD Battalion Chief

Wichita Fire Department (WFD) Chief Tammy Snow announces the promotion of Jose Ocadiz to Battalion Chief of the CRRD (Community Risk Reduction Division). Chief Ocadiz has been Captain in the Division since 2018 and has a total of 22 years of…

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Wichita Police Department News - Impersonating an Officer Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a case involving an unknown suspect impersonating a police officer. A citizen reported at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday, being stopped by an unknown suspect in the area of MacArthur and…

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Wichita Police Department Creates Juvenile Intervention Unit

The Wichita Police Department (WPD), in collaboration with Sedgwick County Juvenile Services, has created a WPD Juvenile Intervention Unit (JIU). This newly created unit consists of a WPD sergeant, two WPD detectives, and two juvenile…

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City of Wichita Fire Department Receives $63K FEMA Grant

The Wichita Fire Department has received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security for the 2020 Fiscal year totaling $63,217.01. The grant was awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for October 1, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code:…

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Cultural Funding Committee Meeting Notice for October 1, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, October 1, 2020 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83862737565?pwd=RXA1MDA0SVAvdjV1L2tUTHlwU2ZiZz09 You may…

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Notice for September 28, 2020

Date and Time: Monday, September 28, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/386875829 You may also dial in using your phone: (646) 749-3112 …

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Wichita Police Department News - Domestic Violence Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 19-year-old Dominic Thomas of Wichita on charges of attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping. At approximately 10 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to an assault report at a home in the 3900 block…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department is investigating a criminal homicide that occurred this morning. At approximately 3:18 a.m., officers responded to a check shots call in the 500 block of North Edwards. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 33-year-old Steven Evans of Wichita as the victim of a fatal accident Saturday morning. At approximately 2:45 a.m., officers responded to a single-vehicle injury accident in the 9600 block of West…

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Wichita Police Department News - Aggravated Assault Arrest, 2500 W. Wildwood Lane

The Wichita Police Department has arrested 21-year-old Roberto Rodriguez of Wichita on charges of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. At approximately 12:12 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment…

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Wichita Police Department Sergeant Charged

Wichita Police Department (WPD) Sergeant Maurice Mitchell has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery by the City of Wichita Municipal Court. Mitchell was placed on unpaid administrative leave on Tuesday, pending the outcome of…

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WPD Launches Second Chance Thursday

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is launching “Second Chance Thursday,” a program providing an opportunity for citizens to quickly clear traffic warrants on their records without going through the Sedgwick County jail. This…

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Wichita Police Department News - September 14, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a sexual assault of a 32-year-old female victim. At approximately 12:00 a.m., Saturday, officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress call in the 700 block of South Pershing. Upon their…

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Criminal Homicide Victim Identified 1300 North Volutsia

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured 22-year-old Christian Waters of Wichita. At approximately 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the shooting at a residence in the 1300 block of north…

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Community Input Wanted for Downtown Streets Project

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Metropolitan Area Planning Department (MAPD) is seeking community input via an online survey for the downtown streets conceptual plan, which will reconfigure downtown streets to be more car, bus, bike and pedestrian…

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Wichita Airport to Hold Full-Scale Disaster Exercise

Every three years, the Wichita Airport Authority conducts an FAA-mandated Full-Scale Disaster Exercise. This year, the exercise will be held on Thursday, Sept.17, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m. The exercise will be held north of Highway K42, in between…

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Wichita Police Department News: WPD Investigates Two Overnight Fatal Accidents

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating two overnight fatal accidents. At approximately 8:50 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to an injury accident at Kellogg and Main involving a blue 2005 Ducati motorcycle and a black 2004…

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Wichita Arts Council Meeting Notice for September 17, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82159184791?pwd=UEVlSVk5NytPWmdicG5BbzZVQ09Xdz09 You may also dial…

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District Advisory Board 6 Meeting Notice for September 14, 2020

Date and Time: Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Join Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/3428315312?pwd=enlCMlNaU3Q0c2lGV3lEQmd5QWM0UT09 You may also dial in using…

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Wichita Airport Advisory Board Meeting Notice for September 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. Members of the public can listen to the meeting by calling 316-462-9137. Conference ID: 582497969# City Council Members may…

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Wichita Police Department News: Commercial Gambling Arrests

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested multiple individuals over the past three weeks, stemming from ongoing gambling investigations. Arrested are as follows: -49-year-old Arlando Trotter of Wichita – multiple counts of commercial…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for September 17, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code:…

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Wichita Transit Advisory Board Meeting Notice for September 16, 2020

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/373223069 You may also dial in using your phone (786) 535-3211 Access Code:…

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Mayor's Advisory Council on Diversity Inclusion and Civil Rights Meeting Notice for September 10, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). Date and Time: Thursday, September 10,…

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Design Council Meeting Notice for September 14, 2020

A Note From the Meeting Organizer: Safeguards are in place at Century II. The meeting will be held in Convention Hall to allow for social distancing. The area will be sanitized before and after the meeting. Masks are REQUIRED to attend the meeting.…

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Wichita Police Department News: Domestic Violence Attempted Murder Arrest

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 39-year-old Christopher Tucker of Wichita on charges of attempted murder, three counts of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated domestic battery, threats, aggravated burglary,…

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Wichita Police Department News - September 4, 2020

Wichita, we need your help locating missing 68-year-old Robert White. He was last seen at his home in the 1300 block of West 1st Street North on September 4 at approximately 5:15 a.m. Robert has been diagnosed with Alzheimers and dementia. He is…

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Community Corrections Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting Notice For September 10, 2020

COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ADVISORY BOARD (CAB) When: Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Adult Residential/Work Release 622 E. Central Wichita KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the public may view the meeting through REMOTE…

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Wichita Police Department News - September 2, 2020

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has announced the name for the department’s newest K-9 addition. “Boomer” was chosen for the 2-year-old golden retriever, who will be assigned to the Bomb Unit. In May of this year, WPD…

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Wichita Police Department News - Hit and Run

20C053942 Hit and Run 21st and Wellington 08-31-20 8:30 p.m. At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a hit and run involving a pedestrian at 21st and Wellington. Upon arrival, officers located a 54-year-old female in the…

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Wichita Police Department News - Fatal Accident Victim Identified

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified 94-year-old Ralph Hunt of Wichita as the victim of a deadly collision on Saturday. At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers responded to an injury accident at West 17th Street and North West Street.…

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Wichita Police Department News - Missing Endangered Runaway

The Wichita Police Department needs assistance locating 16-year-old Chelsie Demoura, who is considered an endangered runaway. Chelsie is a white female, 5’04”, and 215 lbs. She was last seen wearing a blue and grey tank top, blue jean…

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City of Wichita Statement on District Court Ruling

We appreciate the thoughtful consideration of District Court Judge Commer on this matter. Regardless of this decision, the Wichita City Council is committed to giving citizens a voice about the future of Century II and the Central Public Library and…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Warm Air Heating and Boilers Meeting Notice for September 3, 2020

Date and Time: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Agenda 1. Call to order: 2. Approval of Minutes for the August 6th, 2020 - Mechanical Board Meeting 3. Public Agenda: 4. New Business: A. IAPMO Flex Testing 5. Old Business: A. Dynamic…

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City Golf Management in Discussions with First Tee

The City of Wichita is engaged in preliminary discussions with First Tee Greater Wichita on a community-based initiative to assume day-to-day operations, maintenance and fiscal management services for Golf Wichita. The goal of these discussions and…

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Mayor's Advisory Council on Diversity Inclusion and Civil Rights Meeting Notice for August 27, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. The meeting will be broadcast live on the City’s YouTube channel (available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/wichitacity7). City Council Members may attend. Date…

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MABCD Board of Appeals Plumbers and Gas Fitters Meeting Notice for August 26, 2020

MABCD BOARD OF APPEALS PLUMBERS AND GAS FITTERS Date and Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:00 A.M. The Ronald Reagan Building 3rd Floor Conference Room 271 W. Third Wichita, KS 67202 Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the MAPC meeting will be held…

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Wichita Police Department Warns of LinkedIn Scam

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) was alerted of an email scam involving LinkedIn that claims to be from the City of Wichita Mayor’s Office. WPD officials were alerted to a supposed message LinkedIn message sent to a citizen stating that…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Investigation, 900 N. Grove

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a shooting that fatally injured a 23-year-old female. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting at a business in the 900 block of North Grove. At approximately…

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Police and Fire Retirement Board of Trustees Meeting Notice for August 26, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. To participate, contact Pam Beim at 316-269-4715 for further information. City Council Members may attend. Date and Time: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1:00…

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MAPC Subdivision and Utility Advisory Committee Meeting Notice for August 21, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this meeting is held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/751333133 You can also dial in using your phone (224) 501-3412 Access Code: 751-333-133 The public can also participate through virtual…

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Wichita Police Department News - Criminal Homicide Arrest, 600 S. Armour

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has arrested 25-year-old Donovan Harrington of Wichita on charges of 2nd-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm, and a Kansas Department of Corrections parole warrant. Harrington was arrested Tuesday…

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Wichita Police Department News - Homicide Investigation

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) is investigating a criminal homicide that fatality injured a 42-year-old Wichita woman. At approximately 11:00 p.m., Saturday, officers responded to a shooting at a residence in the 600 block of West 25th St…

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Wichita Police Department Investigating Criminal Homicide

The Wichita Police Department (WPD) has identified the victim of this morning’s shooting as 27-year-old Miguel Tapia of Wichita. At approximately 7:30 a.m., officers responded to a shooting call in the 600 block of South Armour Drive. …

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WAMPO Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Meeting Notice for August 24, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting will be held via REMOTE TECHNOLOGY https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/201174437 You may also dial in using your phone: (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 201-174-437 City Council Members May…

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