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  • KSN Threat Tracker for Sunday, May 24, 2015

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    KSN Storm Tracker 3 Weather Team
    24 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    7:00AM We have to keep the chance for a few showers and storms today in Wichita. It won’t be as widespread compared to what we saw yesterday. If you’re not seeing rain in your area, it will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cool with highs climbing into the 70s. Good news – Memorial is shaping up to be very pleasant with slim storm chances. Wichita Today   5:30AM Think this month has been soggy …. well you’re right and the numbers are starting to show just how wet this month has been. Wichita Eisenhower National Airport has accumulated 10.45″ of…
  • Central Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, too

    Wichita News
    23 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    One of the stronger earthquakes to occur in Kansas in recent months struck southwest of Pratt early Saturday afternoon and could be felt nearly 100 miles away in Wichita. The earthquake struck at 1:44 p.m. Saturday 18 miles southwest of Pratt and registered at 4.0 on the Richter Scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey .
  • Central Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, too - Wichita Eagle

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    23 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Wichita EagleCentral Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, tooWichita EagleOne of the stronger earthquakes to occur in Kansas in recent months struck southwest of Pratt early Saturday afternoon and could be felt nearly 100 miles away in Wichita. The earthquake struck at 1:44 p.m. Saturday 18 miles southwest of Pratt and 4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes south central KansasKSN-TVEarthquake registering 4.0 hits south-central Kansas after 3.3 quakeThe Republicall 14 news articles »
  • Slideshow: Ernst & Young’s new Waterfront office

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    Josh Heck
    22 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    For Ernst & Young, moving within the Waterfront development provided the certified public accounting firm a clean slate to design a new office. Ernst & Young completed its move last month to 3,000-square-foot space in the Adams Jones Law Firm building at 1635 N. Waterfront Parkway. The firm moved from the Stinson Leonard Street building at 1625 N. Waterfront Parkway across the parking lot to its new location. Ernst and Young was subleasing its space in the Stinson Leonard Street building, so it…
  • New Texas Tom's restaurant opened today at 3360 Troost

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    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Restaurateur Ali Nazam says he knew a good location when he saw it. The vacant storefront at 3360 Troost, which had been previously occupied by Teeshia's Taste Cafe, looked like a good site, he says, for another Texas Tom's fast-food restaurant; Nazam already owns a Texas Tom's franchise at 6950 Prospect. Like that location, customers at the Troost venue order from an employee behind a thick pane of Plexiglas.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • KSN Threat Tracker for Sunday, May 24, 2015

    KSN Storm Tracker 3 Weather Team
    24 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    7:00AM We have to keep the chance for a few showers and storms today in Wichita. It won’t be as widespread compared to what we saw yesterday. If you’re not seeing rain in your area, it will be mostly cloudy, breezy, and not as cool with highs climbing into the 70s. Good news – Memorial is shaping up to be very pleasant with slim storm chances. Wichita Today   5:30AM Think this month has been soggy …. well you’re right and the numbers are starting to show just how wet this month has been. Wichita Eisenhower National Airport has accumulated 10.45″ of…
  • Ohio officials link tainted heroin batch to 11 overdoses

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    23 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    MARION, Ohio (AP) — A potent batch of heroin or one mixed with other drugs could be responsible for at least 11 overdoses, including two fatalities, within 24 hours in central Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports medics had responded to 11 overdoses on Thursday and Friday in Union and Marion counties, including the death of a 19-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man. Medical officials are linking the deaths to a potentially lethal batch of heroin or one laced with either the painkiller Fentanyl or a synthetic drug. The spike in overdoses caused Marion’s fire and emergency crews to use…
  • Brooklyn cemetery unveils database of Civil War veterans

    The Associated Press
    23 May 2015 | 7:22 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) — A historic Brooklyn cemetery has unveiled a searchable database of thousands of Civil War soldiers, abolitionists, former slaves and others buried there. The online biographies are part of a Memorial Day exhibit that opened Saturday at Green-Wood Cemetery. More than half a million people are interred at the landmark cemetery that dates to 1838. Almost 5,000 were in some way involved in the Civil War. In about the past dozen years, volunteers matched gravestones of these war-era dead with their individual stories by searching newspaper archives, military records and other…
  • Police: young boy fell from second-story window

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    23 May 2015 | 7:19 pm
    BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police say a young boy was hospitalized after falling out of a second-story window. The incident happened at around 8 p.m. Friday at 39 Bellevue Ave. The 3 year old boy, who police did not identify, was transported Boston Children’s Hospital was in good condition Saturday morning. WBZ-TV reports the boy’s parents told police they had been putting together a bed in another room when they realized he was missing. Neighbors found the young boy in bushes on the front lawn. It was not clear the extent of the boy’s injuries or whether his parents will be…
  • Bugler honors deceased veterans with personal touch

    The Associated Press
    23 May 2015 | 7:16 pm
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry. It’s a musical recognition of a life ended, a goodbye that hangs in the air as friends and family wipe their tears, look up and know they must live the rest of their lives without someone. Since 2001, retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. Philip Kowzan, has played taps at military honor funerals in the Spokane area. His debut came unexpectedly at longtime friend Ivan Brayman’s funeral. “They had a recorder there and I said, ‘No, you’re not using that, not at my friend Ivan’s…
 
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  • Central Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, too

    23 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    One of the stronger earthquakes to occur in Kansas in recent months struck southwest of Pratt early Saturday afternoon and could be felt nearly 100 miles away in Wichita. The earthquake struck at 1:44 p.m. Saturday 18 miles southwest of Pratt and registered at 4.0 on the Richter Scale, according to the U.S. Geological Survey .
  • Drenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion

    23 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    A steer grazes in a Flint Hills pasture near Alma, Kan., Friday, May 22, 2015. Experts say nationally range and pasture conditions are notably improved from last year and other recent periods of drought.
  • 17 things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Wichita area

    23 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    It's Memorial Day weekend, and there are lots of things to do in the Wichita area over the next three days, indoors as well as outdoors. Since it looks like another rainy weekend, check on the status of outdoor events and possible contingency plans before heading out.
  • St. John boys qualify three for state at regional meet

    23 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    Complete meet results GREENSBURG - Chase Fisher qualified for state after winning the high jump during Thursday's 2A regional meet.
  • Summerland Tour featuring Everclear, Fuel, Toadies to play Wichitaa s Orpheum

    23 May 2015 | 12:48 am
    Fans of 1990s alternative music can get a large dose at the Orpheum Theatre in July, when the Summerland Tour visits Wichita, the venue announced Friday. Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and American Hi-Fi are slated to perform as part of the tour, which will stop at the historic Orpheum on July 22. Tickets for the show are $40 to $49 and go on sale 10 a.m. May 29. They will be available at Select-A-Seat outlets, at 855-755-7328 or at www.selectaseat.com .
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  • Central Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, too - Wichita Eagle

    23 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Wichita EagleCentral Kansas earthquake shakes Wichita, tooWichita EagleOne of the stronger earthquakes to occur in Kansas in recent months struck southwest of Pratt early Saturday afternoon and could be felt nearly 100 miles away in Wichita. The earthquake struck at 1:44 p.m. Saturday 18 miles southwest of Pratt and 4.6 magnitude earthquake shakes south central KansasKSN-TVEarthquake registering 4.0 hits south-central Kansas after 3.3 quakeThe Republicall 14 news articles »
  • 16 things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Wichita area (May 23-25) - Wichita Eagle

    23 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    Wichita Eagle16 things to do this Memorial Day weekend in the Wichita area (May 23-25)Wichita EagleIt's Memorial Day weekend, and there are lots of things to do in the Wichita area over the next three days, indoors as well as outdoors. Since it looks like another rainy weekend, check on the status of outdoor events and possible contingency plans
  • Kansas Lottery receives $16.5M in privilege fees from Wichita-tied groups ... - Wichita Business Journal

    22 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Wichita Business JournalKansas Lottery receives $16.5M in privilege fees from Wichita-tied groups Wichita Business JournalThe three development groups vying to build a casino in Kansas' southeast gaming zone have now paid $5.5 million apiece in privilege fees. Those fees were paid ahead of Friday's deadline. Paying those fees ensures the proposals can continue to be ...and more »
  • Events planned in Kansas for Memorial Day - Wichita Eagle

    21 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Wichita EagleEvents planned in Kansas for Memorial DayWichita EagleResthaven Mortuary & Cemetery, 11800 W. Kellogg, 11 a.m. Events include a flyover by the Jayhawk Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Featured speakers are U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and Col. Albert Miller from McConnell ...and more »
  • Kansas House, Senate approve measure to bring back Uber - Wichita Eagle

    19 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Wichita EagleKansas House, Senate approve measure to bring back UberWichita Eagle“Now that Uber signed off on that, other states they can say, hey, look, we're going to go with what Kansas did because you said it was OK in Kansas,” Schwab said. LeRene Bazzelle, an Uber driver in Wichita, said she's pleased the company and lawmakers ...and more »
 
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  • Slideshow: Ernst & Young’s new Waterfront office

    Josh Heck
    22 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    For Ernst & Young, moving within the Waterfront development provided the certified public accounting firm a clean slate to design a new office. Ernst & Young completed its move last month to 3,000-square-foot space in the Adams Jones Law Firm building at 1635 N. Waterfront Parkway. The firm moved from the Stinson Leonard Street building at 1625 N. Waterfront Parkway across the parking lot to its new location. Ernst and Young was subleasing its space in the Stinson Leonard Street building, so it…
  • ​Dondlinger & Sons low bidder for Wichita State’s experiential engineering building

    Josh Heck
    22 May 2015 | 12:43 pm
    The Kansas Department of Administration is recommending Wichita State University award Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. Inc. the contract to build an experiential engineering building. University officials were sent an email Friday afternoon with the recommendation, which comes a day after the bids from six general contractors were opened in Topeka. The KDA recommends Dondlinger’s base bid of $20.8 million plus four bid alternates, making the total construction bid more than $24.4 million. Eric…
  • Wichita State tech institute hires consultant to explore solutions opportunities for water, energy industries

    Josh Heck
    22 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    The Applied Technology Acceleration Institute at Wichita State University is working with a consultant to find ways to expand the institute’s effects in the water and energy industries. Vincent Caprio, founder and executive director of the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation, is consulting with WSU to identify technology-based solution opportunities in these fields. Caprio has coordinated various water conferences over the past five years and has been a featured speaker at numerous emerging…
  • Community raises $5M toward construction of Newton YMCA

    Josh Heck
    22 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    A fundraising goal to raise $5 million to bring a branch of the Greater Wichita YMCA to Newton has been met. Now, the YMCA will kick in the remainder for the $16 million project. The YMCA plans to build a 75,000-square-foot branch on the campus of Newton Medical Center. Construction is expected to start this summer, though a ceremonial groundbreaking took place Thursday. That’s when YMCA leaders announced the $5 million fundraising goal had been met. The ground breaking also helped to paint…
  • Airport art display tells the Air Capital’s story

    Daniel McCoy
    22 May 2015 | 11:02 am
    Wichita is the Air Capital of the World, and the new airport terminal now has the display to prove it. Installation of the terminal’s centerpiece art display has been completed, capping a project eight years in the making for local aviation marketing firm Greteman Group. Greteman, which took the lead on the project, knew all along that the display should be concise and focus solely on aviation, says the firms founder, president and creative director, Sonia Greteman. Others wanted a broader history…
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  • New Texas Tom's restaurant opened today at 3360 Troost

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Restaurateur Ali Nazam says he knew a good location when he saw it. The vacant storefront at 3360 Troost, which had been previously occupied by Teeshia's Taste Cafe, looked like a good site, he says, for another Texas Tom's fast-food restaurant; Nazam already owns a Texas Tom's franchise at 6950 Prospect. Like that location, customers at the Troost venue order from an employee behind a thick pane of Plexiglas.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • 12 Baltimore's Frank Lalumia wins Golden Fork competition at Taste of Kansas City

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    There were only five competing chefs at yesterday's Taste of Kansas City event, sponsored by The Pitch (one chef dropped out of the contest at the last minute), but the dishes served to the judges were among the best ever at this annual test of creative improvisation and culinary skills. But it was Frank Lalumia, the executive chef for the Hotel Phillips and its 12 Baltimore restaurant, that took the top honors at Taste of Kansas City 2015 for using the night's "mystery ingredient," boneless beef short ribs from Leawood-based Simply Essentials, with a distinctively fresh perspective. This…
  • The Kansas City Symphony, Diverse Jazz and more perform at Celebration at the Station on Sunday

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    If you prefer a more active, fun-filled Memorial Day weekend - as opposed to, say, the massive amounts of napping yours truly shall be undertaking - then the Kansas City Symphony has organized just the event for you. On Sunday, May 24, get down to Union Station for the annual Celebration at the Station.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Pushback from business community on KCMO minimum wage is under way

    Steve Vockrodt
    22 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce dispatched a letter to Kansas City Mayor Sly James earlier this week to complain that its members were concerned about the city's contemplation of a higher minimum wage. Vickie Wolgast, president of the South Kansas City Chamber, laid out common business-centric consequences to minimum-wage increases that she's hearing about from her members: • Prices on goods and services will go up. • Businesses will reduce their hours and those of their employees. • Layoffs  • Hiring freezes She buttressed her argument by citing an unnamed hospitality…
  • Eric 'Mean' Melin gives us the rundown on Saturday's U.S. Air Guitar qualifier at RecordBar

    Natalie Gallagher
    21 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    If you think air guitar is for nerds, that's fine. Stay away from RecordBar Saturday night, when the 2015 U.S. Air Guitar Championship's Kanas City qualifier takes place.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • New Texas Tom's restaurant opened today at 3360 Troost

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Restaurateur Ali Nazam says he knew a good location when he saw it. The vacant storefront at 3360 Troost, which had been previously occupied by Teeshia's Taste Cafe, looked like a good site, he says, for another Texas Tom's fast-food restaurant; Nazam already owns a Texas Tom's franchise at 6950 Prospect. Like that location, customers at the Troost venue order from an employee behind a thick pane of Plexiglas.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • 12 Baltimore's Frank Lalumia wins Golden Fork competition at Taste of Kansas City

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    There were only five competing chefs at yesterday's Taste of Kansas City event, sponsored by The Pitch (one chef dropped out of the contest at the last minute), but the dishes served to the judges were among the best ever at this annual test of creative improvisation and culinary skills. But it was Frank Lalumia, the executive chef for the Hotel Phillips and its 12 Baltimore restaurant, that took the top honors at Taste of Kansas City 2015 for using the night's "mystery ingredient," boneless beef short ribs from Leawood-based Simply Essentials, with a distinctively fresh perspective. This…
  • The Kansas City Symphony, Diverse Jazz and more perform at Celebration at the Station on Sunday

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    If you prefer a more active, fun-filled Memorial Day weekend - as opposed to, say, the massive amounts of napping yours truly shall be undertaking - then the Kansas City Symphony has organized just the event for you. On Sunday, May 24, get down to Union Station for the annual Celebration at the Station.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Pushback from business community on KCMO minimum wage is under way

    Steve Vockrodt
    22 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce dispatched a letter to Kansas City Mayor Sly James earlier this week to complain that its members were concerned about the city's contemplation of a higher minimum wage. Vickie Wolgast, president of the South Kansas City Chamber, laid out common business-centric consequences to minimum-wage increases that she's hearing about from her members: • Prices on goods and services will go up. • Businesses will reduce their hours and those of their employees. • Layoffs  • Hiring freezes She buttressed her argument by citing an unnamed hospitality…
  • Eric 'Mean' Melin gives us the rundown on Saturday's U.S. Air Guitar qualifier at RecordBar

    Natalie Gallagher
    21 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    If you think air guitar is for nerds, that's fine. Stay away from RecordBar Saturday night, when the 2015 U.S. Air Guitar Championship's Kanas City qualifier takes place.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • New Texas Tom's restaurant opened today at 3360 Troost

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Restaurateur Ali Nazam says he knew a good location when he saw it. The vacant storefront at 3360 Troost, which had been previously occupied by Teeshia's Taste Cafe, looked like a good site, he says, for another Texas Tom's fast-food restaurant; Nazam already owns a Texas Tom's franchise at 6950 Prospect. Like that location, customers at the Troost venue order from an employee behind a thick pane of Plexiglas.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • 12 Baltimore's Frank Lalumia wins Golden Fork competition at Taste of Kansas City

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    There were only five competing chefs at yesterday's Taste of Kansas City event, sponsored by The Pitch (one chef dropped out of the contest at the last minute), but the dishes served to the judges were among the best ever at this annual test of creative improvisation and culinary skills. But it was Frank Lalumia, the executive chef for the Hotel Phillips and its 12 Baltimore restaurant, that took the top honors at Taste of Kansas City 2015 for using the night's "mystery ingredient," boneless beef short ribs from Leawood-based Simply Essentials, with a distinctively fresh perspective. This…
  • The Kansas City Symphony, Diverse Jazz and more perform at Celebration at the Station on Sunday

    Natalie Gallagher
    22 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    If you prefer a more active, fun-filled Memorial Day weekend - as opposed to, say, the massive amounts of napping yours truly shall be undertaking - then the Kansas City Symphony has organized just the event for you. On Sunday, May 24, get down to Union Station for the annual Celebration at the Station.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Pushback from business community on KCMO minimum wage is under way

    Steve Vockrodt
    22 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    The South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce dispatched a letter to Kansas City Mayor Sly James earlier this week to complain that its members were concerned about the city's contemplation of a higher minimum wage. Vickie Wolgast, president of the South Kansas City Chamber, laid out common business-centric consequences to minimum-wage increases that she's hearing about from her members: • Prices on goods and services will go up. • Businesses will reduce their hours and those of their employees. • Layoffs  • Hiring freezes She buttressed her argument by citing an unnamed hospitality…
  • Eric 'Mean' Melin gives us the rundown on Saturday's U.S. Air Guitar qualifier at RecordBar

    Natalie Gallagher
    21 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    If you think air guitar is for nerds, that's fine. Stay away from RecordBar Saturday night, when the 2015 U.S. Air Guitar Championship's Kanas City qualifier takes place.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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