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Lightning strikes tree outside Wichita school

Cleanup is underway at Rea Woodman Elementary in Wichita after lightning struck a tree Thursday morning.

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Garden City Police investigating utility scam

Authorities in Garden City are warning residents about a utility scam.

Elizabeth Edwards

Husband speaks out about injured Medicine Lodge triathlete

"I have no doubt she will bounce back, she is a fighter," said Liz's husband Brett Edwards.

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Protecting against a door kick burglary

The key to protection is being proactive.

Road Construction

KDOT I-235 closure postponed due to weather

The Kansas Department of Transportation has postponed it's scheduled road construction on I-235 for a week because of weather.

Kyle Carter

Wichita man convicted in College Hill stabbing death

A Wichita man was found guilty in a stabbing death in College Hill last September. Kyle Carter was convicted of first degree murder of 32-year-old Carl Cooper in Sedgwick County Court today.

Michelle Obama


Changes for first lady's Topeka trip

TOKYO (AP) — The White House says Michelle Obama is rearranging her plans to address high school students in Topeka, Kan., to address concerns by some students and parents.


New Kansas gun law deals with drunken possession

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Backers of a new Kansas gun-rights law taking effect in July are describing provisions dealing with the drunken possession of firearms as a significant improvement for public safety.

Aging planes

"As old as my parents" Aging planes in the sky

The National Institute for Aviation Research in Wichita has a special program dedicated to older planes. Melinda Laubach-Hock is the director of The Aging Aircraft Lab. Every day she and her team take apart planes that are up to 70 years old, to look for problems with their parts.

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Man hurt in officer-involved shooting in W. Kansas

A man is hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in western Kansas.

Mom tries to run over bf

Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Thurs, April 24

Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department.  Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets. 

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