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  • Police search for armed prisoner after hospital escape

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    The Associated Press
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody. Fairfax County police said in their verified Twitter account that they were searching the area around Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church after the escape. The prisoner escaped the custody of a private security guard with the officer’s gun, police said. The prisoner, identified as Wossen Assaye, is wearing a hospital gown and no shoes, police said. They asked people in the area to…
  • Downtown Wichita deal shows some of the problems with the Wichita economy

    Wichita News
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    In this script from a recent episode of WichitaLiberty.TV : A look at the Wichita city council's action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy. This is from episode 77, originally broadcast March 8, 2015.
  • Report: Alabama A.D. to meet with Gregg Marshall in Wichita - Kansas City Star

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    30 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Kansas City StarReport: Alabama A.D. to meet with Gregg Marshall in WichitaKansas City StarAlabama athletic director Bill Battle will meet with Wichita State men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall on Monday in Wichita, according to TideSports.com reporter Cecil Hurt. “UA is expected to make a financial offer to Marshall that would make him AD Bill Battle leaves Kansas without MarshallTideSports.comWichita State's Gregg Marshall should ask suitors one question: Can I win a FOXSports.comAlabama AD Bill Battle to meet with Wichita State coach Gregg…
  • Sean Hatfield endorses Sam Williams for mayor

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    Daniel McCoy
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Sean Hatfield, a former mayoral candidate who picked up 10 percent of the vote in the primary, has endorsed Wichita businessman Sam Williams for mayor. Hatfield said in a news release that he entered the primary because he felt Wichita is at a crossroads and that he believes Williams to be the candidate that can move Wichita forward again. Williams, former managing partner at Sullivan Higdon & Sink, is running against City Council Member Jeff Longwell. Hatfield added that he looks forward to working…
  • Patrón is sending Evan McConnell, bartender at Local Pig Westport, to HQ in Mexico this spring

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    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    On Sunday night at the InterContinental Hotel, a half-dozen local bartenders were gathered for an exhibition put on by Patrón and the United States Bartenders' Guild. The partner exhibition was titled Patrón Aficionado, and its purpose was two-fold: First, to promote the alliance between the USBG and Patron; second, to promote Patrón's newest products, its Roca Patrón line.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Police search for armed prisoner after hospital escape

    The Associated Press
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody. Fairfax County police said in their verified Twitter account that they were searching the area around Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church after the escape. The prisoner escaped the custody of a private security guard with the officer’s gun, police said. The prisoner, identified as Wossen Assaye, is wearing a hospital gown and no shoes, police said. They asked people in the area to…
  • Kansas officials await word on this month’s tax collections

    The Associated Press
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — Kansas officials are waiting to see whether state tax collections this month met expectations. The state Department of Revenue’s report Tuesday afternoon was coming as lawmakers worked on proposals to erase a budget shortfall projected at nearly $600 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Tax collections for the current fiscal year through February were $38 million short of official projections, about 1 percent less than anticipated. But the state collected $27 million more in taxes than expected for February alone. If tax collections exceed expectations…
  • Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses

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    31 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas counties would be allowed to expand liquor licenses under a bill being discussed by a state Senate panel. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to discuss the issue. The bill would allow supermarkets and other retailers to sell liquor, wine and full strength beer in counties that approve the measure through a local election. Supporters say it would be more convenient for consumers, but opponents say it would hurt the state’s roughly 750 individually owned liquor stores. Both sides are major donors to political…
  • KSN Threat Tracker for Tuesday 3/31/15

    Laura Bannon
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    5:30AM Have a look at yesterday’s highs!! And if you thought Monday was nice wait till you see where we are headed today!! Click here for your custom forecast. 4:30AM  Another absolutely gorgeous day is in store for Kansas!! Sunny skies and highs in the 80’s with not too much wind!! It just doesn’t get much better than this!! Enjoy it while you can! Cooler temps and some Springtime thunderstorms are in the forecast for Wednesday night into Thursday morning… Stay tuned!! 
  • Final prep weekend in March features powerlifting & airplane pulling

    Eric Naktin
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Conway Springs, KS – For prep athletes looking to test their strength to the max, the final weekend of March offered plenty to choose from. 3A powerlifting individual and team titles were on the line Saturday at Conway Springs high school. There was a substantial turnout with dozens of school represented. With boys and girls competing, several records were tied, if not broken. Some lifters squatted well over 500 pounds. Hosting the event for the first time, Conway Springs coach Matt Biehler told KSN, “It’s really neat having over 400 kids show up to compete. 36 high schools…
 
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  • Downtown Wichita deal shows some of the problems with the Wichita economy

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    In this script from a recent episode of WichitaLiberty.TV : A look at the Wichita city council's action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy. This is from episode 77, originally broadcast March 8, 2015.
  • Kansas man who stole wedding ring off dying womana s finger sentenced to 11 years

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:13 pm
    A Wichita man will spend more than 11 years in prison for stealing a wedding ring and other items from a woman who was dying from a brain aneurysm in a Taco Bell drive-through in December 2013. Sedgwick County District Judge Christopher Magana ordered Daquantrius Johnson to serve the 136-month term consecutive to other sentences he received for crimes committed while on felony probation in a 2013 burglary case.
  • Georgia couple arrested in connection with 1992 Dodge City slaying

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    Two suspects in a 1992 Kansas homicide were arrested last week in Forsyth, Ga., and are awaiting extradition to Dodge City. "We have been chasing these for 23 years, and it was nice to be able to resolve this," said George Brown, an investigator with the Ford County Sheriff's Office in Dodge City.
  • Wichita man sentenced for stealing mail and altering and cashing checks

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:06 pm
    A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for stealing mail from a receptacle and for altering and cashing a check he found within. Justin D. Anderson, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of mail theft, one count of bank fraud and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with the federal mail theft case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
  • Via Christi Chooses CEP America to Enhance Emergency Department Care in Wichita, Kansas

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Sponsored by Ascension, Via Christi is the first health system in the state of Kansas to partner with CEP America. "Our decision to work with CEP was borne out of the difficulties we continue to face in recruiting the physicians needed to meet the growing demand for emergency care at our Wichita hospitals," said Darrell Youngman, DO, hospital chief medical officer for Via Christi, whose Wichita hospital EDs' combined visits total more than 140,000 a year.
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  • Report: Alabama A.D. to meet with Gregg Marshall in Wichita - Kansas City Star

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Kansas City StarReport: Alabama A.D. to meet with Gregg Marshall in WichitaKansas City StarAlabama athletic director Bill Battle will meet with Wichita State men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall on Monday in Wichita, according to TideSports.com reporter Cecil Hurt. “UA is expected to make a financial offer to Marshall that would make him AD Bill Battle leaves Kansas without MarshallTideSports.comWichita State's Gregg Marshall should ask suitors one question: Can I win a FOXSports.comAlabama AD Bill Battle to meet with Wichita State coach Gregg…
  • Tickets for Ariana Grande's Wichita concert go on sale Saturday - Kansas.com

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Kansas.comTickets for Ariana Grande's Wichita concert go on sale SaturdayKansas.comLatin singer Prince Royce, who recently released his first English single, “Stuck on A Feeling,” will perform in Wichita as well. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4. Prices are $29.50, $39.50, $49.50, $69.50. The Wichita concert was Ariana Grande adds Wichita to tourKSN-TVall 183 news articles »
  • East High principal responds to varsity letter controversy - KSN-TV

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    The InquisitrEast High principal responds to varsity letter controversyKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – Wichita East High School Principal Ken Thiessen posting a letter to the community on the East High School website Sunday. This is the content of that letter: An open letter to the Wichita East High community from Principal Ken Thiessen:.Wichita, Kansas: A High School Student With Special Needs Can't Wear His The InquisitrSpecial needs student denied varsity letter jacket in KansasNew York Daily NewsUnfathomable: Special needs student forced to remove letterman jacketFOXSports.comKansas City…
  • Kansas Boy With Special Needs Told to Remove Varsity Jacket, Mom Says - NBCNews.com

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    NBCNews.comKansas Boy With Special Needs Told to Remove Varsity Jacket, Mom SaysNBCNews.comThe University of Oklahoma says it has determined that fraternity members learned a racist chant at a national "leadership" event organized by Sigma Alpha Epsilon four years ago — and that it was then "formalized" at the local chapter. "It is clear and more »
  • Wichita State's NCAA Tournament loss could mark end of a great era - Kansas City Star (blog)

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Kansas City Star (blog)Wichita State's NCAA Tournament loss could mark end of a great eraKansas City Star (blog)Wichita State's season ended with an abrupt thud on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena, an 81-70 loss in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 to a Notre Dame team that made 14 of its first 16 field goals in the second half. “Shot the cover off it, in reality A look at the Wichita State-Notre Dame matchupsKansas.comWichita State Shockers fall behind Notre Dame Irish 81-70, miss out on NCAA FOXSports.comShocker fans ready for a winning weekendWichita Business Journal (blog)all 1,652…
 
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  • Sean Hatfield endorses Sam Williams for mayor

    Daniel McCoy
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Sean Hatfield, a former mayoral candidate who picked up 10 percent of the vote in the primary, has endorsed Wichita businessman Sam Williams for mayor. Hatfield said in a news release that he entered the primary because he felt Wichita is at a crossroads and that he believes Williams to be the candidate that can move Wichita forward again. Williams, former managing partner at Sullivan Higdon & Sink, is running against City Council Member Jeff Longwell. Hatfield added that he looks forward to working…
  • TCK space at 125 N. Market will be marketed to service companies

    Josh Heck
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The 7,500-square-foot space Trust Company of Kansas is vacating the 125 N. Market building in downtown Wichita will create a new opportunity for another service-related company. TCK is moving to the Farm Credit building at 245 N. Waco later this year, a move reported on last week, after more than 15 years in the 125 N. Market building. “You hate to lose any tenant, especially one that is as well regarded as TCK,” says Patrick Ahern, a broker with NAI Martens who is the primary listing agent…
  • Wichita State to establish Old Town presence

    Josh Heck
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Wichita State University sees an opportunity to establish more of a downtown presence with the pending departure of Airbus. The university is creating WSU Old Town to offer additional facilities and services. WSU leaders will detail more information about the plan during a Tuesday-morning news conference at the Wichita Downtown Development Corp. A sizable amount of Old Town real estate will become available when Airbus moves its Wichita engineering operations to WSU’s innovation campus. Company…
  • Dunkin’ Donuts targets June opening of eastside location

    Josh Heck
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Doug and Dan Day are looking to expedite the process of opening their second Wichita location. The father and son team, who are local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees, are targeting an early June opening for a 2,800-square-foot store that will be located at 11310 E. 21st St. North, a site that is in the Village at Greenwich development near 21st and Greenwich. The store, which will have a drive-thru lane, will be located on the opposite end of PostNet in the strip center building in the Village at…
  • Slideshow: Women talk leadership, learning, life at Mentoring Monday

    Emily Behlmann
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    A couple hundred Wichita businesswomen started off their week in a special way. They gathered around 25 tables at Abode Venue advising and supporting one another. The Wichita Business Journal held its second Mentoring Monday event this morning in conjunction with similar events in 42 other cities where American City Business Journals has a presence. Nationwide, about 10,000 women were having conversations about advancing in their careers, playing leadership roles, finding work/life balance and…
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  • Patrón is sending Evan McConnell, bartender at Local Pig Westport, to HQ in Mexico this spring

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    On Sunday night at the InterContinental Hotel, a half-dozen local bartenders were gathered for an exhibition put on by Patrón and the United States Bartenders' Guild. The partner exhibition was titled Patrón Aficionado, and its purpose was two-fold: First, to promote the alliance between the USBG and Patron; second, to promote Patrón's newest products, its Roca Patrón line.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Poco's tops the list of first-quarter 2015 restaurant openings and closings

    Charles Ferruzza
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Several familiar restaurant names were among the closings over the first quarter of 2015, including Saigon 39, the family-operated Vietnamese restaurant that had been a mainstay of the 39th Street "Restaurant Row" for more than 23 years. Two Johnson County Japanese restaurants — Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine, at 9559 Nall, and Kaiyo Authentic Japanese Restaurant, at 4308 West 119th Street — were also shuttered. The family members who have been running Poco's Mexican Cuisine, at 3063 Southwest Boulevard, since the death of chef Lorenza "Poco" Guiterrez in 2012 told The Pitch this month that…
  • Spence Jackson, aide to late Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, found dead

    Steve Vockrodt
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    More troubling news emerged from the Missouri political establishment on Monday morning with reports that say deceased state auditor Tom Schweich's press secretary, Spence Jackson, was found dead in his Clayton home on Sunday. Multiple news sources indicate that Jefferson City police are investigating the discovery of a dead body in Jackson's residence. PoliticMo reports that Jackson's death appears to have been a suicide. Update: The Jefferson City Police Department confirms that it is investigating Jackson's death as a suicide. A news release says police arrived at Jackson's residence…
  • Fleetwood Mac dazzled a (nearly) full house at the Sprint Center last night

    Natalie Gallagher
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Fleetwood Mac Sprint Center, Kansas City Saturday, March 28 For more photos from last night, go here.  “If you would have asked me ten years ago, I never thought I’d be doing this,” Christine McVie announced to the Sprint Center audience last night, before she began “Everywhere,” her first lead song of the evening. Indeed, McVie was not alone in that sentiment.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Molly Fleming, national payday-lending reform advocate, on yesterday's proposed new federal payday rules

    David Hudnall
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled its long-anticipated proposal to bring stricter rules to the consumer lending industry of payday loans, title loans and installment loans. Such reform is long overdue in Missouri, a state with more payday-loan storefronts than Wal-Marts, McDonalds and Starbucks combined.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Patrón is sending Evan McConnell, bartender at Local Pig Westport, to HQ in Mexico this spring

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    On Sunday night at the InterContinental Hotel, a half-dozen local bartenders were gathered for an exhibition put on by Patrón and the United States Bartenders' Guild. The partner exhibition was titled Patrón Aficionado, and its purpose was two-fold: First, to promote the alliance between the USBG and Patron; second, to promote Patrón's newest products, its Roca Patrón line.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Poco's tops the list of first-quarter 2015 restaurant openings and closings

    Charles Ferruzza
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Several familiar restaurant names were among the closings over the first quarter of 2015, including Saigon 39, the family-operated Vietnamese restaurant that had been a mainstay of the 39th Street "Restaurant Row" for more than 23 years. Two Johnson County Japanese restaurants — Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine, at 9559 Nall, and Kaiyo Authentic Japanese Restaurant, at 4308 West 119th Street — were also shuttered. The family members who have been running Poco's Mexican Cuisine, at 3063 Southwest Boulevard, since the death of chef Lorenza "Poco" Guiterrez in 2012 told The Pitch this month that…
  • Spence Jackson, aide to late Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, found dead

    Steve Vockrodt
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    More troubling news emerged from the Missouri political establishment on Monday morning with reports that say deceased state auditor Tom Schweich's press secretary, Spence Jackson, was found dead in his Clayton home on Sunday. Multiple news sources indicate that Jefferson City police are investigating the discovery of a dead body in Jackson's residence. PoliticMo reports that Jackson's death appears to have been a suicide. Update: The Jefferson City Police Department confirms that it is investigating Jackson's death as a suicide. A news release says police arrived at Jackson's residence…
  • Fleetwood Mac dazzled a (nearly) full house at the Sprint Center last night

    Natalie Gallagher
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Fleetwood Mac Sprint Center, Kansas City Saturday, March 28 For more photos from last night, go here.  “If you would have asked me ten years ago, I never thought I’d be doing this,” Christine McVie announced to the Sprint Center audience last night, before she began “Everywhere,” her first lead song of the evening. Indeed, McVie was not alone in that sentiment.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Molly Fleming, national payday-lending reform advocate, on yesterday's proposed new federal payday rules

    David Hudnall
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled its long-anticipated proposal to bring stricter rules to the consumer lending industry of payday loans, title loans and installment loans. Such reform is long overdue in Missouri, a state with more payday-loan storefronts than Wal-Marts, McDonalds and Starbucks combined.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Patrón is sending Evan McConnell, bartender at Local Pig Westport, to HQ in Mexico this spring

    Natalie Gallagher
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    On Sunday night at the InterContinental Hotel, a half-dozen local bartenders were gathered for an exhibition put on by Patrón and the United States Bartenders' Guild. The partner exhibition was titled Patrón Aficionado, and its purpose was two-fold: First, to promote the alliance between the USBG and Patron; second, to promote Patrón's newest products, its Roca Patrón line.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Poco's tops the list of first-quarter 2015 restaurant openings and closings

    Charles Ferruzza
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Several familiar restaurant names were among the closings over the first quarter of 2015, including Saigon 39, the family-operated Vietnamese restaurant that had been a mainstay of the 39th Street "Restaurant Row" for more than 23 years. Two Johnson County Japanese restaurants — Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine, at 9559 Nall, and Kaiyo Authentic Japanese Restaurant, at 4308 West 119th Street — were also shuttered. The family members who have been running Poco's Mexican Cuisine, at 3063 Southwest Boulevard, since the death of chef Lorenza "Poco" Guiterrez in 2012 told The Pitch this month that…
  • Spence Jackson, aide to late Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, found dead

    Steve Vockrodt
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    More troubling news emerged from the Missouri political establishment on Monday morning with reports that say deceased state auditor Tom Schweich's press secretary, Spence Jackson, was found dead in his Clayton home on Sunday. Multiple news sources indicate that Jefferson City police are investigating the discovery of a dead body in Jackson's residence. PoliticMo reports that Jackson's death appears to have been a suicide. Update: The Jefferson City Police Department confirms that it is investigating Jackson's death as a suicide. A news release says police arrived at Jackson's residence…
  • Fleetwood Mac dazzled a (nearly) full house at the Sprint Center last night

    Natalie Gallagher
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Fleetwood Mac Sprint Center, Kansas City Saturday, March 28 For more photos from last night, go here.  “If you would have asked me ten years ago, I never thought I’d be doing this,” Christine McVie announced to the Sprint Center audience last night, before she began “Everywhere,” her first lead song of the evening. Indeed, McVie was not alone in that sentiment.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Molly Fleming, national payday-lending reform advocate, on yesterday's proposed new federal payday rules

    David Hudnall
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unveiled its long-anticipated proposal to bring stricter rules to the consumer lending industry of payday loans, title loans and installment loans. Such reform is long overdue in Missouri, a state with more payday-loan storefronts than Wal-Marts, McDonalds and Starbucks combined.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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