Pizza Hut Offers Reward For Information In Death Of Driver

Pizza Hut is now offering a $10,000 reward for information in the death of one of their drivers last month in Wichita. The company announced the reward Thursday, seeking tips in the Nov. 26 killing of Hasan Rahman. His body was found in the trunk of his car in east Wichita. Police say he was shot to death.

Fidelity Bank Branch Robbed At Gunpoint

A brazen bank robbery in Northeast Wichita Wednesday. It happened at the Fidelity Bank branch at 13th and Woodlawn just before 3:30 p.m. Police say a man walked in and immediately brandished a gun, pointing it at the tellers. The man is seen on surveillance video, jumping over counters and desks. You can see a clear picture of the man’s face, with sunglasses, on the WPD Facebook page.

Free Flu Shots Available To Uninsured

Flu shots are being offered to adult Sedgwick County residents for free while they last. You must be uninsured. The county says the vaccine is available at it’s health clinic at 2716 West Central. The clinic is open from 8-5 Monday through Wednesday, noon to 6:30 on Thursdays, and 8-5 on Friday. Flu shots are also available to uninsured children and children with state-sponsored insured plans.

Teen Girl Shot In Back In N. Wichita

A teenager was injured during a shooting Wednesday evening. WPD says it happened in the 1300 block of North Estelle. A teen girl was reportedly shot in the back. Bullet holes were also found in the siding of a nearby home. Police say several people are being questioned, but nobody has been arrested.

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Man

Wichita Police have issued a missing persons alert for an alderly man. 87 year-old Simon Canas was last seen at the Quiktrip near Kellogg and Broadway at about 6:00 last night. A statement from WPD’s Facebook page says the man has Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. He did not return home last night. Canas is Mexican, 87 years old, about 5’8″ tall, and weighs about 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green coat and gray t-shirt with the words Farha Roofing on it. Please call 911 if you have any information.

New Work Coming To Cowley County Aviation Business

GE Aviation plans to add new jet engine work to its Strother Field plant in Cowley County. Company spokesman Rick Kennedy said starting in January, GE’s CF34-8E jet engine will be built at the plant halfway between Winfield and Arkansas City. He says the new work will stabilize the employee count at the plant, which employs about 720 people.

New DCF Leader Promises Sweeping Changes

The new leader at the Kansas Department for Children and Families is promising a thorough review of a state foster care system that’s faced months of scrutiny. Secretary Gina Meier-Humme was hired Dec. 1 to lead the agency. She met Tuesday with a legislative task force studying weaknesses in Kansas’ foster care system. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the meeting touched on several issues, including how to better prevent deaths of children in contact with the agency.

Shockers Overcome 13 Point Deficit To Beat SDSU

Shocker fans were biting their nails a bit last night, as WSU went into halftime with South Dakota State – trailing by eight points. Then as the second half started, the Shockers trailed by as much as 13 points. But Gregg Marshall snapped the boys together and Landry Shamet dumped in 21 points to help the Shockers overcome the deficit. The final score last night at the Roundhouse was 95-85. Conner Frankamp added 16 points for the Shockers.

Mother; Boyfriend Formally Charged With Boy’s Murder

A Wichita mother and her boyfriend are now formally charged with killing a boy whose remains were found encased in concrete. The body of 3 year-old Evan Brewer were discovered at a home in South Wichita on September 2nd. Now, Stephen Bodine and Miranda Miller faced a judge on Tuesday to hear the charges against them. Both were already in jail on unrelated charges connnected to a custody battle over the boy. Evan Brewer is the son of Carlo Brewer, who has reported that he furiously tried to gain custody of his son due to suspected problems, but the state stopped him every step of the way. Miller and Bodine are held now on a half million dollars bond each.

Wichita Man Who Was Captured In Baghdad Has Died

The daughter of an American man who was abducted in Baghdad last year says he has died from complications stemming from his month in captivity. Amanda Frost says her father, Russell Frost, died Thursday at his home in Wichita. She says her father lost more than 40 pounds in captivity because of dehydration and malnutrition, which caused kidney problems. He and two co-workers were abducted in January 2016.