Right now, Wichita Police officers make less than other regional departments. FactFinder looked at officer pay in the region Layton is said to compare for police contracts. FactFinder broke down the numbers in Kansas City, KS, Fort Worth, Tulsa and Omaha.
It’s an issue impacting many towns and cities across the state. FactFinder first reported data showing more than half of Kansas’ rural hospitals are currently at-risk of closing.After FactFinder’s initial story in April, you had questions about solutions to the issue. We took those questions to the highest office in the state to see what can be done to save your town’s hospital.
When you call 911 for an emergency in Sedgwick County, half of the time, it won’t be answered by a real person. It’s answered by what the county calls it’s “queue,” which is an automated recording message. It tells you that you’ve reached Sedgwick County 911, that all dispatchers are busy handling other emergency calls and to not hang up.
Many consumers reaching out to FactFinder 12 saying they’ve dealt with similar issues after our investigation into Sears. Some said they’ve waited for months for repairs that didn’t fix issues with store bought appliances and others said they can’t get in contact with the company.
Tim McDougald is someone who believes companies should always do the right thing. For about five months, he said he’s been trying to get in contact with Sears because of a refrigerator he bought over four years ago. The fridge stopped working, and since it’s still under warranty, he’s had many people with the company try to fix it.
What is the state of Kansas missing out on by not legalizing some form of marijuana? The question comes after voters in Oklahoma reject a state question to legalize recreational marijuana last week. The state’s medical marijuana industry continues to bring in millions of dollars for the state.
After a FactFinder 12 investigation, there’s now a helpline for patients who aren’t happy with their dentures from Affordable Dentures & Implants in Wichita. A former employee is also speaking out after seeing the FactFinder 12 initial investigation.
After a tip to FactFinder 12, investigators learned some drivers have been wrongly ticketed for speeding in the City of Maize. Some paid hundreds of dollars in fines and have had insurance rates raised for tickets when they’re technically not speeding.
After a Kechi Police lieutenant was arrested for using the Wichita Police Department’s (WPD) FLOCK license plate reader system to track his estranged wife, FactFinder 12 wanted to know who has access to the system.
Last month, Wichita city leaders addressed concerns about potential problems with the Wichita Police Department’s Property and Evidence facility after 12 NEWS sent an open records request for information on the concerns.
This comes after the British tabloid, “The Daily Mail,” published a story claiming to connect the governor’s administration with at least partial financial support of drag shows. But organizers of the events in question say the story isn’t true and it was all a misunderstanding.