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.
Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple responded after receiving calls for his resignation if he doesn’t apologize following a verbal confrontation with a Wichita Police Department officer, recorded on the officer’s bodycam.
The case of a young woman murdered twenty years ago has gone cold at times, but the investigation has heated up several times over the years. Factfinder 12 sat down with investigators and family who hope someone reading this will have the answer that will bring Jennifer Wilson’s killer to justice.
A contractor, hired to re-side a Wichita home, starts the job but never finishes. It’s a story Factfinder 12 has heard more than once, but the woman who hired this contractor says she used a service that is supposed to vet the contractors they use.
The family of a young Sedgwick County woman hit and killed on the side of a Colorado interstate says the man responsible faces only traffic violations, but they want him charged with her death. Factfinder 12 sat down with the family Thursday, ahead of a court appearance scheduled in Colorado Friday (9/23).
A case from November 1991 remains on the minds of Wichita investigators, who say organized gangs turned the streets into a war zone, and solving this one crime could help close the books on several others.
Almost 30 years ago, a young man is shot dead in his Wichita home. Left behind? Few clues and many questions. Factfinder 12 investigator Alex Flippin sat down with the family of Christopher Spivey who tell him that all they really want are the answers.
More people are traveling this summer now that Covid restrictions have relaxed, but those travels will be a little pricier this year. We took a look at some free apps that may help save a little money on your travel...but found out that they’re not all exactly “free.”
The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in reports of scammers pretending to be from government agencies. While reports slowed since peaking in early 2021, victims lost more than twice as much money, according to new research by Better Business Bureau® (BBB®). BBB warns people to use caution if they are contacted by a government agency demanding money or offering a government grant for a fee.
Factfinder 12 is revisiting a Wichita cold case as the one year mark since Abram Galvan was shot dead after attending a wedding. Wichita police say the Factfinder 12 investigation that aired in August of 2021 sparked dozens of tips, now they’re looking for the tip that solves the case.
Each month Factfinder 12 works with police and features a cold case in hopes of bringing much needed new information to police and much needed closure to the loved ones left behind. For April 2022, Factfinder 12 looks at two cases. Each very different, both very cold.
Cheap and easy to get, some new technology meant to make your life easier is raising concern for some. Factfinder 12 speaks with a Wichita woman who discovered she was being tracked with something called an Apple AirTag. There are steps a person can take to protect themselves, but they won’t work to protect everyone.
Shot inside a van full of people he knew and then dumped in the street, 17 year old Diego Benítez didn’t live long enough to say who shot him. Diego’s mother believes there are plenty of people who can.
In February 2020, two people walked into a Wichita apartment and murdered James Winston III. Family and investigators say Winston didn’t have an enemy in the world, and both tell Factfinder 12 they believe he knew the people who killed him. The question now: Do you?
Bishop Robles was gunned down while standing outside next to his girlfriend and her nine year old son. Factfinder 12 re-examines his murder in hopes someone can help bring justice to the family he left behind.
A Nickerson woman says she’s all but lost hope searching for the lost ashes of her ex-husband. They were actually sold at auction last month, and she’s now turning to Factfinder 12 hoping someone can help her bring what’s left of the man she loved back home.
There are questions about a forensic pathologist who once worked for the Sedgwick County Forensic Science Center. While there, he conducted hundreds of autopsies for murders, suicides...even testifying as an expert witness in homicide cases. Factfinder 12 investigator Alex Flippin looked into the doctor’s records, finding inconsistencies about where he said he worked and when he said worked there...raising questions about his education and training. Those questions were presented to the State of Kansas to find out if it saw the same inconsistencies and, if so, why the state then granted the doctor a license.
Factfinder 12 often undertakes months long investigations. Investigators sort through thousands of pages of documents a year for the stories they cover, but sometimes even smaller seeming problems demand their attention. Such is the case of a woman who moved into a Wichita apartment complex and discovered that the business had listed her personal cell phone number on their website as their own. It’s a problem she says she could not fix, but thought maybe Factfinder 12 could help.
New developments in KWCH’S continuing coverage of issues within the City of Salina Fire Department. The department’s chief was put on administrative leave November 9. The following Wednesday (11/18/21) Chief Kevin Royse tendered his resignation.
A Wichita man said after his mother passed away at a nursing facility, he struggled to get them to return money he pre-paid for her care. He turned to Factfinder 12 after he said administrators at the facility acknowledged they owed the money but continued to fail to pay him.
The I-70 Killer. It’s the name given to a man police say killed at least six people across three states in the early 90s, including two in Wichita. As new attention falls on this cold case, Factfinder 12 sat down with the Wichita detective working the case to learn what it will take to track down this killer.
In Factfinder 12′s continuing partnership with the Wichita Police Department, each month we’re digging into another cold case. This month, we try to help shed more light on the murder of Lemmie Alford. Killed in the street for no apparent reason, he left behind a daughter and a grieving family, and this cold case is unique in that detectives say they believe they know exactly who is responsible.
A homicide case from summer of 2020...as cold as any unsolved case we’ve covered. In a continuing partnership with Wichita police, Factfinder 12 investigator looks at the murder of Emmanuel Vargas-Avila in hopes the few details police have may be all you need to help solve the case.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides benefits used to purchase food by those who qualify. After one local business was told they weren’t eligible to accept SNAP from customers, they did some digging and found that a national pizza chain with a very similar business model can...and they want to know why.