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  • KSN Threat Tracker for Sunday 1/26/15

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    Laura Bannon
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    4:30AM It’s a little chilly to start your week but the forecast for the next three days will be more like Spring than the dead of Winter!!! High’s today will hit the upper 60’s and low 70’s… Tomorrow… Warmer still… While it will still be a little breezy today the winds will be much lighter than yesterday. Skies will remain clear and no rain or snow is expected until possibly this weekend… Stay tuned to KSN as we track the changes.  
  • Five men, with bats and clubs, break into home near 13th and Hillside

    Wichita News
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Wichita police are investigating a Saturday night break-in of a residence where five men, armed with bats and clubs, kicked down a family's door. The incident happened at 8:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Lorraine.
  • Showtime will follow Wichita State basketball for all-access series - Kansas.com

    WICHITA KANSAS NEWS - Google News
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Kansas.comShowtime will follow Wichita State basketball for all-access seriesKansas.comShowtime will also feature Oklahoma, Maryland and Notre Dame. Maryland is coached by former WSU coach Mark Turgeon. Oklahoma is coached by former Kansas State star and coach Lon Kruger. WSU associate athletic director John Brewer compared the ...and more »
  • Butler preps for fall launch of public safety academy

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    Josh Heck
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Butler Community College is ramping up its third early college academy, this one related to public safety fields. Enrollment for Butler's Early College Public Safety Academy has started. Courses are being developed and finalized. Terry Love, who has spent much of his career working in law enforcement, was hired as the program's director. The program starts this fall. The academy will be housed at El Dorado High School, but is not limited to students in that district. The concept of the public…
  • Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel resigns; Chris Sexson named interim publisher

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    Scott Wilson
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Longtime Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel has resigned, The Pitch's parent company, SouthComm Inc., announced today. SouthComm founder and President Chris Ferrell said the search for a permanent publisher was under way, and he announced that Chris Sexson had been named interim publisher of The Pitch. Sexson joined SouthComm last year as the group publisher overseeing The Pitch and its sister paper in Cincinnati, CityBeat.  In a statement he shared with The Pitch before posting to his personal Facebook page, Hornbostel said: "I will enjoy watching The Pitch continue to grow and prosper, and…
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  • KSN Threat Tracker for Sunday 1/26/15

    Laura Bannon
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    4:30AM It’s a little chilly to start your week but the forecast for the next three days will be more like Spring than the dead of Winter!!! High’s today will hit the upper 60’s and low 70’s… Tomorrow… Warmer still… While it will still be a little breezy today the winds will be much lighter than yesterday. Skies will remain clear and no rain or snow is expected until possibly this weekend… Stay tuned to KSN as we track the changes.  
  • Trooper shortage leading to decline in number of tickets, DUI arrests

    Chris Arnold
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:57 pm
    WICHITA, Kansas – –  The number of troopers assigned to patrol the 10,000 miles of Kansas highways is dwindling year by year. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the department is struggling to recruit officers and now we’re learning about how that struggle is affecting the Kansas budget. According to numbers released by KHP, the department has seen a steady decline of troopers over the years, going from 1,400 in 1988 to 267 last year. Trooper Michael Butler with KHP says the shortage of troopers is having an effect. “We have noticed a decline in our proactive…
  • Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

    The Associated Press
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    SEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday. The necropsy found large, deep gashes on the whale’s right side and back, indicating the cause of death. The gashes extended into the whale’s body cavity and the propeller’s force had sheared off one of its ribs. Biologists estimated the time of death as no earlier than Monday and likely on Tuesday. They said…
  • New Fisher-Price photo studio seeks ad, packaging diversity

    The Associated Press
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:34 pm
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Fisher-Price has long eschewed “professional” models for its packaging, instead using the babies and toddlers parents trundle in to the toy maker’s headquarters in the quaint western New York village of East Aurora. And while there is no shortage of cute in the hamlet 20 miles southeast of Buffalo, with its old-school five-and-dime and vintage movie theater along Main Street, the company recently began photographing children in a second studio, in Buffalo, to tap into the urban center’s more multi-cultural feel — and better reflect the faces in…
  • Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

    The Associated Press
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:32 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain. The designation would seal off the area in Alaska’s northeast corner from oil exploration and give it the highest degree of federal protection available to public lands. Obama and the Interior Department announced the effort Sunday. The refuge’s Coastal Plain has long been at the center of the struggle between conservationists and…
 
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  • Five men, with bats and clubs, break into home near 13th and Hillside

    25 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Wichita police are investigating a Saturday night break-in of a residence where five men, armed with bats and clubs, kicked down a family's door. The incident happened at 8:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Lorraine.
  • Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

    25 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    An attorney for the family of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks says the Hall of Famer died after suffering a heart attack. Mark Bogen said at a news conference Sunday that Banks had a heart attack Friday and died later that day.
  • Officials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    A massive blackout struck Pakistan early Sunday, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rushed to restore power. A militant attack on a transmission tower in the southwestern Baluchistan province caused the blackout, said Zafaryab Khan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Water and Power.
  • Russian hockey league aims to slash salary cap

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:47 am
    The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis. Dmitry Chernyshenko told Russian media Saturday he wants to cut the 1.1 billion ruble salary cap by 50 million rubles a year each season until 2017-18.
  • Woman attempts to fend off armed robber with stun gun

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    A 21-year-old woman was injured in a fast-food restaurant parking lot on Friday after fighting with - and attacking with a stun gun - an armed man who jumped into her car. The woman told police that she had parked at the back of the Wendy's at Central and West at about 6:50 p.m. Friday.
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  • Showtime will follow Wichita State basketball for all-access series - Kansas.com

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Kansas.comShowtime will follow Wichita State basketball for all-access seriesKansas.comShowtime will also feature Oklahoma, Maryland and Notre Dame. Maryland is coached by former WSU coach Mark Turgeon. Oklahoma is coached by former Kansas State star and coach Lon Kruger. WSU associate athletic director John Brewer compared the ...and more »
  • Leak in water pipe could affect all of Wichita - KSN-TV

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    Kansas.comLeak in water pipe could affect all of WichitaKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – City officials alerted the public to a leak in a pipe near Wichita's main water treatment plant. They were careful to stress there's no need to worry right now, but that there is an extremely small chance the leak could impact water Wichita water leak could affect 450000 customersKansas.comall 18 news articles »
  • Wichita man charged with murder of 2-year-old girl - KAKE

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    KAKEWichita man charged with murder of 2-year-old girlKAKEThe child's mother told staff that the girl had hit her head while playing on a slide at Linwood Park, located in the 1900 block of South Kansas. Hospital staff became concerned over injuries that didn't match up to the story and called police. Police Police arrest mother's boyfriend in 2-year-old girl's deathKansas.com2-year-old in critical condition after incident in Wichita parkKSN-TVall 8 news articles »
  • Wichita police say gun was found in Northwest High bathroom - KSN-TV

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:29 am
    KSN-TVWichita police say gun was found in Northwest High bathroomKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – Officials at Northwest High say a student was in possession of a gun. It happened Wednesday morning around 11 a.m.. According to Wichita police, a gun was found in the bathroom. The 17 year old student was arrested. He reports being ...and more »
  • Kansas Senate committee hears from medical marijuana supporters - Kansas.com

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Kansas.comKansas Senate committee hears from medical marijuana supportersKansas.comChristie Bay submitted a letter from her daughter's pediatrician in support of using medical marijuana to treat Dravet Syndrome. Sen. Michael O'Donnell, R-Wichita, the committee's vice chair, said the Kansas Medical Society's opposition gave him pause and more »
 
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  • Butler preps for fall launch of public safety academy

    Josh Heck
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Butler Community College is ramping up its third early college academy, this one related to public safety fields. Enrollment for Butler's Early College Public Safety Academy has started. Courses are being developed and finalized. Terry Love, who has spent much of his career working in law enforcement, was hired as the program's director. The program starts this fall. The academy will be housed at El Dorado High School, but is not limited to students in that district. The concept of the public…
  • Koch-tied group to live stream panel of GOP hopefuls

    Daniel McCoy
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Freedom Partners, a nonprofit chamber of commerce with ties to Koch Industries Inc., will live-stream a panel discussion this weekend of GOP presidential hopefuls. According to a report from the Washington Post, the event will come Sunday evening near the end of a weekend political conclave in Palm Springs. It will feature Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida, and the live stream will be shared with news organizations. The report also says it will offer a more…
  • Pipeline names its entrepreneur of the year

    Daniel McCoy
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Pipeline Inc. on Thursday named Alicia Herald, CEO of Kansas-City based meEDMatch LLC its Innovator of the Year for 2014. Her company created a platform that matches teachers and schools based on their compatibility as a way to help save schools teacher attrition costs. The Kansas City Business Journal reports that her company has already raised $2.89 million and recently landed a major client in Dallas. Wichita's James Havers-Strong, of the ABI Group, and Carlos Fernandez Jr., of Page-Out LLC…
  • American Airlines gets its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Daniel McCoy
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:35 am
    American Airlines has taken delivery of its first 787 Dreamliner from the Boeing Co., with plans to fly the aircraft on Friday from Everett, Wash. to the airline's home base in Dallas. The delivery, which makes American the second domestic carrier — after United — to have a Dreamliner, carries with it work done in Wichita. Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR), the city's largest employer, builds the forward fuselage and other components of the 787 for Boeing (NYSE: BA). According to a report…
  • Butler creating $596K sciences lab at Andover campus

    Josh Heck
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Butler Community College is planning a multi-functional lab at its campus in Andover to serve students taking courses within various science disciplines. The lab will be housed in the 5000 Building of Butler's Andover campus and will be used for anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and exercise physiology. The lab will allow Butler to offer additional services at its Andover campus. Members of Butler's leadership team shared details about the project with the Wichita Business Journal during a meeting…
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  • Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel resigns; Chris Sexson named interim publisher

    Scott Wilson
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Longtime Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel has resigned, The Pitch's parent company, SouthComm Inc., announced today. SouthComm founder and President Chris Ferrell said the search for a permanent publisher was under way, and he announced that Chris Sexson had been named interim publisher of The Pitch. Sexson joined SouthComm last year as the group publisher overseeing The Pitch and its sister paper in Cincinnati, CityBeat.  In a statement he shared with The Pitch before posting to his personal Facebook page, Hornbostel said: "I will enjoy watching The Pitch continue to grow and prosper, and…
  • You are now free to flash your headlights at other drivers to warn them about police speed traps in Grain Valley

    David Hudnall
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    As a result of a settlement reached today between parties, the police department in Grain Valley, Missouri, will cease issuing tickets to drivers who flash their headlights as a way of communicating with other drivers. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Grain Valley Police Department on behalf of motorist Jerry Jarman, who warned oncoming traffic of an upcoming speed trap by flashing his headlights and was subsequently given a ticket for doing so. Under Grain Valley's existing city code, such an action is illegal — or, at least, it was until today.……
  • At last, Boulevard Brewing Co. plans to start offering select beer in cans

    Steve Vockrodt
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    For those who wanted to enjoy a cold Boulevard beer while floating down the river, sitting poolside or in some other setting where glass bottles won't do, good news is here. Boulevard announced on Friday that it is finalizing plans to offer four beers in 12-ounce cans. Boulevard Wheat is sold in those bottle-shaped cans at sports venues like Sporting Park, where glass isn't such a good idea, and in liquor stores around town. Wheat will matriculate to the 12-ounce can, along with the Ginger Lemon Radler, Pop-Up IPA and Heavy Lifting IPA. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • Sugar Rush 2015: An evening of wines and beer brownies, among other good things

    Charles Ferruzza
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    A new participant in this year's Pitch Sugar Rush event — held on Thursday, January 29, at the Promise Wedding & Event Space at 1814 Oak — will be Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant (4686 Broadway on the Country Club Plaza) which will be serving, according to the company's marketing specialist Jill Giacomino, tastings of six different wines bottled at the Illinois-based winery. "We'll be serving some of our fan favorite wines," Giacomino says, "two reds, two whites, a fruit wine and a sparkling wine." And after a heady portion of wines, one can collect his or her equilibrium with a chewy…
  • Restaurant Week: four more nights, lots of choices

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Restaurant Week, the popular fundraising event presented by US Foods, has been filling 150 local restaurants over the last seven days and continues through Sunday, January 25. There's an impressive list of participating restaurants offering prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner, or both. This year's Restaurant Week has three charitable beneficiaries: BoysGrow, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, and Cultivate Kansas City.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel resigns; Chris Sexson named interim publisher

    Scott Wilson
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Longtime Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel has resigned, The Pitch's parent company, SouthComm Inc., announced today. SouthComm founder and President Chris Ferrell said the search for a permanent publisher was under way, and he announced that Chris Sexson had been named interim publisher of The Pitch. Sexson joined SouthComm last year as the group publisher overseeing The Pitch and its sister paper in Cincinnati, CityBeat.  In a statement he shared with The Pitch before posting to his personal Facebook page, Hornbostel said: "I will enjoy watching The Pitch continue to grow and prosper, and…
  • You are now free to flash your headlights at other drivers to warn them about police speed traps in Grain Valley

    David Hudnall
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    As a result of a settlement reached today between parties, the police department in Grain Valley, Missouri, will cease issuing tickets to drivers who flash their headlights as a way of communicating with other drivers. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Grain Valley Police Department on behalf of motorist Jerry Jarman, who warned oncoming traffic of an upcoming speed trap by flashing his headlights and was subsequently given a ticket for doing so. Under Grain Valley's existing city code, such an action is illegal — or, at least, it was until today.……
  • At last, Boulevard Brewing Co. plans to start offering select beer in cans

    Steve Vockrodt
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    For those who wanted to enjoy a cold Boulevard beer while floating down the river, sitting poolside or in some other setting where glass bottles won't do, good news is here. Boulevard announced on Friday that it is finalizing plans to offer four beers in 12-ounce cans. Boulevard Wheat is sold in those bottle-shaped cans at sports venues like Sporting Park, where glass isn't such a good idea, and in liquor stores around town. Wheat will matriculate to the 12-ounce can, along with the Ginger Lemon Radler, Pop-Up IPA and Heavy Lifting IPA. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • Sugar Rush 2015: An evening of wines and beer brownies, among other good things

    Charles Ferruzza
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    A new participant in this year's Pitch Sugar Rush event — held on Thursday, January 29, at the Promise Wedding & Event Space at 1814 Oak — will be Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant (4686 Broadway on the Country Club Plaza) which will be serving, according to the company's marketing specialist Jill Giacomino, tastings of six different wines bottled at the Illinois-based winery. "We'll be serving some of our fan favorite wines," Giacomino says, "two reds, two whites, a fruit wine and a sparkling wine." And after a heady portion of wines, one can collect his or her equilibrium with a chewy…
  • Restaurant Week: four more nights, lots of choices

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Restaurant Week, the popular fundraising event presented by US Foods, has been filling 150 local restaurants over the last seven days and continues through Sunday, January 25. There's an impressive list of participating restaurants offering prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner, or both. This year's Restaurant Week has three charitable beneficiaries: BoysGrow, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, and Cultivate Kansas City.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel resigns; Chris Sexson named interim publisher

    Scott Wilson
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Longtime Pitch publisher Joel Hornbostel has resigned, The Pitch's parent company, SouthComm Inc., announced today. SouthComm founder and President Chris Ferrell said the search for a permanent publisher was under way, and he announced that Chris Sexson had been named interim publisher of The Pitch. Sexson joined SouthComm last year as the group publisher overseeing The Pitch and its sister paper in Cincinnati, CityBeat.  In a statement he shared with The Pitch before posting to his personal Facebook page, Hornbostel said: "I will enjoy watching The Pitch continue to grow and prosper, and…
  • You are now free to flash your headlights at other drivers to warn them about police speed traps in Grain Valley

    David Hudnall
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    As a result of a settlement reached today between parties, the police department in Grain Valley, Missouri, will cease issuing tickets to drivers who flash their headlights as a way of communicating with other drivers. Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Grain Valley Police Department on behalf of motorist Jerry Jarman, who warned oncoming traffic of an upcoming speed trap by flashing his headlights and was subsequently given a ticket for doing so. Under Grain Valley's existing city code, such an action is illegal — or, at least, it was until today.……
  • At last, Boulevard Brewing Co. plans to start offering select beer in cans

    Steve Vockrodt
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    For those who wanted to enjoy a cold Boulevard beer while floating down the river, sitting poolside or in some other setting where glass bottles won't do, good news is here. Boulevard announced on Friday that it is finalizing plans to offer four beers in 12-ounce cans. Boulevard Wheat is sold in those bottle-shaped cans at sports venues like Sporting Park, where glass isn't such a good idea, and in liquor stores around town. Wheat will matriculate to the 12-ounce can, along with the Ginger Lemon Radler, Pop-Up IPA and Heavy Lifting IPA. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this…
  • Sugar Rush 2015: An evening of wines and beer brownies, among other good things

    Charles Ferruzza
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    A new participant in this year's Pitch Sugar Rush event — held on Thursday, January 29, at the Promise Wedding & Event Space at 1814 Oak — will be Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant (4686 Broadway on the Country Club Plaza) which will be serving, according to the company's marketing specialist Jill Giacomino, tastings of six different wines bottled at the Illinois-based winery. "We'll be serving some of our fan favorite wines," Giacomino says, "two reds, two whites, a fruit wine and a sparkling wine." And after a heady portion of wines, one can collect his or her equilibrium with a chewy…
  • Restaurant Week: four more nights, lots of choices

    Charles Ferruzza
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Restaurant Week, the popular fundraising event presented by US Foods, has been filling 150 local restaurants over the last seven days and continues through Sunday, January 25. There's an impressive list of participating restaurants offering prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner, or both. This year's Restaurant Week has three charitable beneficiaries: BoysGrow, the Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, and Cultivate Kansas City.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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