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.
Accusations of time theft spark an investigation into leadership within the Salina Fire Department, and our own Factfinder 12 investigation reveals it could have cost taxpayers into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also found that the city was made aware of the accusations nearly two years ago...and the men accused of the crimes have not so much as been placed on leave.
Shot dead by a complete stranger after celebrating a wedding, and now the case has gone cold. In our continued partnership with Wichita Police, Factfinder 12 looks into the shooting death of Abram Galvan and the never before seen video that detectives believe will crack the case.
Factfinder 12 sheds light on quite a few scams, but often has to explain why it’s so hard to track down the scammers. What we don’t often get to do is show all the moving parts of the scam and how it works...and just because it’s hard to track down the scammers, doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
The owner of a popular neighborhood bar and grill in Wichita is gunned down in his driveway, robbed and left for dead. Those closest to him say they believe the killer is someone who knew him well and detectives agree
A two year old, found dead on the couch in the home of his soon-to-be adoptive parents and a strange chemical smell coming from his mouth is noted by emergency room nurses. The boy’s biological mother wants to know what went wrong, so she reached out to Factfinder 12 for answers.
Kamil Boyede was shot dead in his Wichita home on South Ida on November 25, 2020. Right now, it’s considered a cold case. Few leads, few witnesses, but investigators believe there are people who know who killed him. They hope one of those people is reading this right now, and that they’re about to help break the case.
A new trend in how people buy drugs has made it easier than ever. A few clicks on a smartphone and they can be delivered right to your door. What you get though, may not be what you think, and it can be deadly.
While many things like businesses and events were hard hit by the pandemic, some industries and hobbies thrived like they haven’t in years. Sports card collecting, for instance, has seen a massive increase in interest across the globe. Unfortunately, that interest has piqued the interest of scammers who have found yet another opportunity to take your money and leave you with nothing.
The Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services issued an order sanctioning several EMTs and paramedics in the Wichita area and revoking the license of one. This is in connection with the handling of a suicide case from June 2019.
“Anyone that demands payment by gift cards is always a scammer.” That’s the warning coming from the Federal Trade Commission in response to a large uptick in the number of scams involving store bought gift cards.
This is the story of dozens of family photos that were almost lost to time, but weren’t thanks to the kindness of one Wichita man. Interestingly, this story itself, the one you’re reading was also almost lost to time.
Since mid-November, the Kansas Department of Labor reported that it’s stopped about 2,335 fraudulent unemployment claims each day. The fraud largely includes someone filing a claim in the name of someone else who didn’t actually file.
Recently complaints about a window company have been coming in on the Factfinder 12 phone line. One caller said she’d been waiting more than a year for a window she paid for to be installed, and she wasn’t the only one. But the business owner says they're all victims of the pandemic.
As long lines at testing sites indicate, the need for testing comes with demand. For those awaiting COVID-19 testing, FactFinder 12 broke down what you can expect when you get to the front of the line.
The man responsible for producing a false political attack ad against Mayor Brandon Whipple has been released from the lawsuit surrounding it after releasing a secretly taped recording of a meeting between State Representative Michael Capps, Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell and Wichita City Council member James Clendenin.
In August, Factfinder 12 visited with Gary Quint. He was losing his home after the owner of the mobile home park where he lived failed to renew his license, and the City of McPherson ordered everyone living in the small community to get out. Many didn’t know what they were going to do, but a lot of people saw the story when it aired on Eyewitness News and banned together to help the story have a happy ending.
As an investigation into Wichita State University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Gregg Marshall continues, FactFinder 12 looks into the law firm conducting that investigation to learn what it does, who the firm has worked for in the past, and why Wichita State selected the firm.
The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program, meant to help those hard hit by the pandemic has become the target of scam artists...filing claims in your name. Factfinder 12 looked at how the scam works as states across the country race to keep millions of dollars from flowing into the wrong hands.
Two political ads running on television have generated a lot of questions from KWCH viewers. The commercials, for U.S. Senate candidates Roger Marshall and Barbara Bollier, each use information taking from the other’s campaign ads. Factfinder 12 looked at the claims made for each to determine what is fact and what is not.
FactFinder 12 investigator Alex Flippin looked into a televised ad making claims against U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier. The ad paid for by Super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund, makes two claims about Bollier.
The City of McPherson filed a petition to evict residents living in a mobile home park after they say the owner failed to bring it into compliance, or even obtain a license to operate the park. Now the people who live there tell Factfinder 12 they have one week to get out of their homes but nowhere to go.
A chart, concerning masks and COVID-19 cases used by Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Dr. Lee Norman, stirs controversy as some argue information is misleading, not matching up with what it shows.
Monday, FactFinder 12 went over an ad for Tracy Mann, making claims about one of his First Congressional District seat opponents, Bill Clifford. The ad making claims about Clifford is paid for by the campaign for Mann who approved its message.
A political action committee that formed less than one month ago is spending tens of thousands of dollars in ads ahead of the August Republican primary that will decide who represents the GOP on November’s ballot in the race to replace Pat Roberts in the U.S. Senate.
An ad paid for by the American Values First PAC makes claims against Congressional candidate Bill Clifford, facing former lieutenant governor Tracy Mann in the GOP primary to represent Kansas’ First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
After Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced her plan to issue an executive order for K-12 public schools in the state not to start until after Labor Day, she sat down for an interview with FactFinder 12 investigator Alex Flippin in Topeka.