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  • Earthquake shakes parts of northern Oklahoma

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    1 Aug 2015 | 8:55 pm
    MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma near the Kansas border. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 3:28 p.m. about 11 miles south-southwest of Medford in Grant County. Medford is located about 85 north of Oklahoma City and 17 miles south of the Kansas border. Geologists say the temblor occurred at a depth of about three miles. No injuries or damage was immediately reported. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely from earthquakes…
  • National Bike Challenge, July 2015 Wrap

    Wichita News
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:17 am
    Regionally, Kansas is in the middle, with Nebraska and Colorado ahead of us, and Iowa , Arkansas , Oklahoma , and Missouri behind us. The top cities in Kansas are Wichita, Topeka, Great Bend, Lawrence, Iola, Overland Park, Derby, Olathe, Lenexa, and Humboldt.
  • Wichita police searching for missing 4-month-old child - KSN-TV

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    31 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    KSN-TVWichita police searching for missing 4-month-old childKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police Friday said they are looking for a missing 4-month-old child. Gary Moore, Jr., the father of 4-month-old Vincent Moore who police reported has been missing since July 11, 2015. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office photo).Wichita police search for 4-month-old boy missing for 3 weeks (+video)Wichita EagleWichita police searching for 4-month-old boy last seen 3 weeks ago with his fatherDaily Journalall 12 news articles »
  • Cook Airfield in Rose Hill getting state money for improvements

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    Daniel McCoy
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The Kansas Department of Transportation on Friday announced eight projects receiving a total of $3.8 million in funding under the Kansas Airport Improvement Program. The second-largest award, $540,000, is going to Cook Airfield in Rose Hill for improvements including extending the runway and taxiway construction. The largest, $1.6 million, is going for runway construction that will allow for the first-ever airport in Quinter in northwest Kansas. The funding come via the state’s T-WORKS transportation…
  • Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival early bird tickets are available now

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    Natalie Gallagher
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    It's that time of year again: The annual Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival is just over a month away, and whether you're an industry professional or hobbyist, the four-day event will boast plenty of activities to hold your interest. POP Fest goes down Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13, and includes cocktail seminars, a Crown Royal BBQ Bash and, of course, the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition.  …
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  • Earthquake shakes parts of northern Oklahoma

    The Associated Press
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:55 pm
    MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma near the Kansas border. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 3:28 p.m. about 11 miles south-southwest of Medford in Grant County. Medford is located about 85 north of Oklahoma City and 17 miles south of the Kansas border. Geologists say the temblor occurred at a depth of about three miles. No injuries or damage was immediately reported. Geologists say earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 to 3.0 are generally the smallest that are felt by humans and damage is not likely from earthquakes…
  • Police: Man shot at car full of people, seriously injuring 1

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    1 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they believe shot into a car full of people, including two toddlers. Police say one man in the car, 26-year-old Johnny Landers, was critically injured in the Thursday night shooting, but expected to survive. He is being treated at Creighton University Medical Center. Besides Landers, three other adults, a 14-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl were in the car. The children suffered scrapes on their faces and were checked by paramedics at the scene. Police arrested a 23-year-old man in the shooting on suspicion of assault, five counts of…
  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    The Associated Press
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:51 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don’t reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday. Last week, the Communications Workers of America announced that 86 percent of Verizon workers covered by the contract voted to strike in a recent poll, if a new agreement isn’t reached. The contract covers employees in nine states from Massachusetts to Virginia who work for Verizon’s wireline…
  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to ‘corporate cronyism’

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    1 Aug 2015 | 8:49 pm
    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is challenging a group of roughly 450 like-minded conservative political donors to advocate for ending “corporate cronyism” – policies that in many cases help their businesses. Along with his brother David, Koch has long pressed for a federal government that collects fewer taxes and issues fewer regulations. He told a group of donors at a conference Saturday south of Los Angeles that cutting back special treatment for business is the first step to ending a “two-tiered society” and encouraging…
  • Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

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    1 Aug 2015 | 5:39 pm
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its brief American tour. The robot was trying to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada last year and parts of Europe. It set out from Marblehead, Massachusetts, two weeks ago in July with the goal of reaching San Francisco, but never made it off the East Coast. The creators were sent an image of the…
 
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  • National Bike Challenge, July 2015 Wrap

    2 Aug 2015 | 1:17 am
    Regionally, Kansas is in the middle, with Nebraska and Colorado ahead of us, and Iowa , Arkansas , Oklahoma , and Missouri behind us. The top cities in Kansas are Wichita, Topeka, Great Bend, Lawrence, Iola, Overland Park, Derby, Olathe, Lenexa, and Humboldt.
  • Proposed new DNA lab for forensic center in Sedgwick County is on hold

    1 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Ninety-eight to 99 percent of the DNA testing done by the regional center, off I-135 east of downtown Wichita, is for law enforcement agencies in the county, Rohrig said. DNA tested by the lab can be recovered from just about any surface.
  • Wichita weather: Sunny, warm, light breezes

    1 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Highs should reach the low 90s with a few clouds in the sky and light winds out of the south this afternoon. There's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight and Sunday, forecasters say, but skies should stay mostly clear.
  • 9 fun things to do in the Wichita area this weekend

    1 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to August! Here are some of the things going on in the Wichita area this first weekend of the month: NBC World Series, baseball games throughout the day and night starting at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday , Lawrence-Dumont Stadium; $6 to $10 for each session starting at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; nbcbaseball.com, 316-977-9400, www.selectaseat.com. Back to School Bash at the Sedgwick County Zoo, admission $1, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 5555 Zoo Blvd.; donations of school supplies will be collected for needy children; www.scz.org.
  • The top 4 scams in Wichita this past week

    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 am
    Here's a list of the main scams going around the Wichita area during the past week, according to the Sedgwick County Consumer Protection Division. The division was contacted by 43 consumers between July 23 and July 29. Here are the top four scams and the number of people who reported them.
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  • Wichita police searching for missing 4-month-old child - KSN-TV

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    KSN-TVWichita police searching for missing 4-month-old childKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – Wichita police Friday said they are looking for a missing 4-month-old child. Gary Moore, Jr., the father of 4-month-old Vincent Moore who police reported has been missing since July 11, 2015. (Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office photo).Wichita police search for 4-month-old boy missing for 3 weeks (+video)Wichita EagleWichita police searching for 4-month-old boy last seen 3 weeks ago with his fatherDaily Journalall 12 news articles »
  • Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's budget cuts announced - Wichita Eagle

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Wichita EagleKansas Gov. Sam Brownback's budget cuts announcedWichita EagleThe Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said in a release that it was determined to eliminate a waiting list to provide services for those with physical disabilities. without using an additional $1 million the state had appropriated for ​Brownback on vacation for Friday budget cut announcementWichita Business JournalKansas budget cuts deeper than expectedKSN-TVGovernor Brownback plans $63 million in budget changesKAKEWIBWall 135 news articles »
  • Kyler Carriker found not guilty of felony murder - KAKE

    30 Jul 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Wichita EagleKyler Carriker found not guilty of felony murderKAKECarriker left the courtroom and hugged his mother, former Kansas gubernatorial and Wichita mayoral candidate Jennifer Winn. She and other protesters said from the beginning, marijuana offenses should not be grouped in the same category as inherently ...Man found not guilty of murder in drug dealWichita EagleWichita man acquitted of felony murder in marijuana caseKWCHAuthorities identify man who was arrested for courthouse threatKSN-TVThe Republicall 29 news articles »
  • Kansas Highway Patrol conducts school bus inspections in Wichita - KSN-TV

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    KSN-TVKansas Highway Patrol conducts school bus inspections in WichitaKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – The Kansas Highway Patrol holding their annual school bus inspection event this morning in Wichita. Inspections started at 7 a.m. at First Student's south location before moving to the north location. Approximately 530 buses will be ...and more »
  • 'Kitten season' keeps Kansas Humane Society near capacity (+video) - Wichita Eagle

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Wichita Eagle'Kitten season' keeps Kansas Humane Society near capacity (+video)Wichita EagleA majority of those came from Wichita Animal Services or were surrendered by their owner. Almost half have been adopted. The Humane Society employs two veterinarians who can perform 20 to 30 spay or neuter surgeries in a single day. The nonprofit tries ...and more »
 
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  • Cook Airfield in Rose Hill getting state money for improvements

    Daniel McCoy
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The Kansas Department of Transportation on Friday announced eight projects receiving a total of $3.8 million in funding under the Kansas Airport Improvement Program. The second-largest award, $540,000, is going to Cook Airfield in Rose Hill for improvements including extending the runway and taxiway construction. The largest, $1.6 million, is going for runway construction that will allow for the first-ever airport in Quinter in northwest Kansas. The funding come via the state’s T-WORKS transportation…
  • Beran Concrete adds free-standing production facility

    Josh Heck
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Beran Concrete Inc. has expanded its Wichita footprint with the addition of a free-standing production and storage facility. The company added a 7,800 square-foot concrete plant building, which includes a control mezzanine for plant monitoring and driver dispatch. A 3,844-square-foot storage facility is also part of the project. The facilities were constructed on a nearly eight-acre tract of land at 3530 N. Topeka, a site near 34th Street North and Topeka. Brock Beran, president and operations…
  • Koch: We are excited to tell our story

    Daniel McCoy
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:44 am
    Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. has a story to tell. And it’s excited to tell it. In a new article, the New York Times examines the more public image of the company and Charles and David Koch in recent years — citing things like the push for criminal justice reform and the company’s “We Are Koch” national careers campaign. Commenting on the article, Koch spokesperson Keturah Austin said the company’s story is one rooted in the pride of what it does. “Koch is made up of 100,000…
  • Wichita Jaguar/Land Rover dealership opens Saturday

    Josh Heck
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    Wichita's first Land Rover dealership opens Saturday. The Wichita Luxury Collection is opening a combination Jaguar and Land Rover dealership at 1525 N. Greenwich Road. That’s in the Berkeley Square development near 13th Street North and Greenwich. Both dealerships will have their own roadside marquees and parts and service areas. Overall, the combined dealership building is about 15,000 square feet. The dealership also features various amenities, such as a Backwoods Boutique store that includes…
  • Report: Boeing KC-46A tanker damaged in chemical mix-up

    Daniel McCoy
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    The Boeing Co.’s test jet on the KC-46A tanker program was damaged last week when the wrong chemical was used during a test of the aircraft’s fuel system. According to a report from the Seattle Times citing sources familiar with the details, the incident has temporarily grounded the jet just weeks before the planned flight of a fully outfitted KC-46A. The report says the chemical used was mislabeled by a vendor and caused corrosion and damaged the fuel system. A spokesperson for Boeing (NYSE:…
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  • Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival early bird tickets are available now

    Natalie Gallagher
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    It's that time of year again: The annual Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival is just over a month away, and whether you're an industry professional or hobbyist, the four-day event will boast plenty of activities to hold your interest. POP Fest goes down Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13, and includes cocktail seminars, a Crown Royal BBQ Bash and, of course, the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition.  …
  • Infinitely Polar Bear: Mark Ruffalo good, daughters better

    Scott Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The title of Maya Forbes' movie, the TV veteran's first feature outing as a writer and director, refers to her father's bipolar disorder, and it captures the relative wistfulness with which Forbes and star Mark Ruffalo depict the illness. Ruffalo, playing a fictionalized version of Forbes' dad, pitches his performance toward the benign end of the manic-depressive spectrum. His Cam Stuart — chain-smoking, motormouthed, forcefully good-intentioned — is mostly the usual kind of cinema bipolar sufferer, more blandly embarrassing to his two daughters than truly mortifying, more absent-minded…
  • Drink too much? Maybe you should get married, says new University of Missouri study

    David Hudnall
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    For those who struggle to work up the nerve to approach the people they want to have sex with, alcohol is the mightiest tool in the toolbox. Alcohol is less useful, at least on this front, to married people.…
  • KC's Toy and Miniature Museum reopens Saturday on a national scale (slideshow)

    Scott Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    Saturday, August 1, following a major capital campaign and a yearlong renovation, the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City reopens as the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. And it is, pardon the pun, a big deal.  Though the 33-year-old operation is a millennial by the calendar, its holdings span nearly every American generation (along with numerous fascinations from other countries). The Pitch toured the beautifully reworked space last week, and we’re already eager to go back and see everything again.…
  • Watch Radkey's brand-new video for 'Love Spills,' at RecordBar tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    In June, St. Joseph trio Radkey announced the pending arrival of its long-awaited, full-length debut. Dark Black Makeup is slated to be released August 21.…
 
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  • Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival early bird tickets are available now

    Natalie Gallagher
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    It's that time of year again: The annual Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival is just over a month away, and whether you're an industry professional or hobbyist, the four-day event will boast plenty of activities to hold your interest. POP Fest goes down Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13, and includes cocktail seminars, a Crown Royal BBQ Bash and, of course, the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition.  …
  • Infinitely Polar Bear: Mark Ruffalo good, daughters better

    Scott Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The title of Maya Forbes' movie, the TV veteran's first feature outing as a writer and director, refers to her father's bipolar disorder, and it captures the relative wistfulness with which Forbes and star Mark Ruffalo depict the illness. Ruffalo, playing a fictionalized version of Forbes' dad, pitches his performance toward the benign end of the manic-depressive spectrum. His Cam Stuart — chain-smoking, motormouthed, forcefully good-intentioned — is mostly the usual kind of cinema bipolar sufferer, more blandly embarrassing to his two daughters than truly mortifying, more absent-minded…
  • Drink too much? Maybe you should get married, says new University of Missouri study

    David Hudnall
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    For those who struggle to work up the nerve to approach the people they want to have sex with, alcohol is the mightiest tool in the toolbox. Alcohol is less useful, at least on this front, to married people.…
  • KC's Toy and Miniature Museum reopens Saturday on a national scale (slideshow)

    Scott Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    Saturday, August 1, following a major capital campaign and a yearlong renovation, the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City reopens as the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. And it is, pardon the pun, a big deal.  Though the 33-year-old operation is a millennial by the calendar, its holdings span nearly every American generation (along with numerous fascinations from other countries). The Pitch toured the beautifully reworked space last week, and we’re already eager to go back and see everything again.…
  • Watch Radkey's brand-new video for 'Love Spills,' at RecordBar tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    In June, St. Joseph trio Radkey announced the pending arrival of its long-awaited, full-length debut. Dark Black Makeup is slated to be released August 21.…
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  • Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival early bird tickets are available now

    Natalie Gallagher
    1 Aug 2015 | 8:56 am
    It's that time of year again: The annual Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival is just over a month away, and whether you're an industry professional or hobbyist, the four-day event will boast plenty of activities to hold your interest. POP Fest goes down Thursday, September 10, to Sunday, September 13, and includes cocktail seminars, a Crown Royal BBQ Bash and, of course, the Paris of the Plains Bartending Competition.  …
  • Infinitely Polar Bear: Mark Ruffalo good, daughters better

    Scott Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The title of Maya Forbes' movie, the TV veteran's first feature outing as a writer and director, refers to her father's bipolar disorder, and it captures the relative wistfulness with which Forbes and star Mark Ruffalo depict the illness. Ruffalo, playing a fictionalized version of Forbes' dad, pitches his performance toward the benign end of the manic-depressive spectrum. His Cam Stuart — chain-smoking, motormouthed, forcefully good-intentioned — is mostly the usual kind of cinema bipolar sufferer, more blandly embarrassing to his two daughters than truly mortifying, more absent-minded…
  • Drink too much? Maybe you should get married, says new University of Missouri study

    David Hudnall
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    For those who struggle to work up the nerve to approach the people they want to have sex with, alcohol is the mightiest tool in the toolbox. Alcohol is less useful, at least on this front, to married people.…
  • KC's Toy and Miniature Museum reopens Saturday on a national scale (slideshow)

    Scott Wilson
    31 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    Saturday, August 1, following a major capital campaign and a yearlong renovation, the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City reopens as the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. And it is, pardon the pun, a big deal.  Though the 33-year-old operation is a millennial by the calendar, its holdings span nearly every American generation (along with numerous fascinations from other countries). The Pitch toured the beautifully reworked space last week, and we’re already eager to go back and see everything again.…
  • Watch Radkey's brand-new video for 'Love Spills,' at RecordBar tonight

    Natalie Gallagher
    31 Jul 2015 | 9:08 am
    In June, St. Joseph trio Radkey announced the pending arrival of its long-awaited, full-length debut. Dark Black Makeup is slated to be released August 21.…
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