Probable Cause Affidavit In Evan Brewer Case Released

New details in the Evan Brewer murder case. Brewer is the boy whose body was found encased in concrete at a South Wichita home earlier this year. The boy was also the grandson of Kansas gubernotoral candidate and former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer. A probable cause affidavit in the case shows a timeline leading up to the discovery of the boy’s body. Most notably, the affidavit shows that the property owner had gone to the home to clean it. When he tried to get into a utility room, he noticed a foul smell coming from a concrete structure that was covered with carpet and had tool boxes stacked on top of it. The man began breaking the concrete structure apart because he feared the boy’s body might be there. Sure enough, that’s what he found. The boy’s mother Miranda Miller, and her boyfriend, Stephen Bodine, are currently jailed for murder.

KS Flu Cases On The Rise

Kansas health officials say the flu is increasing in most parts of the state. Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokesman Gerald Kratochvil say three flu outbreaks have been confirmed in Sedgwick County and another was confirmed in Douglas County. The department says the flu was expected to increase in Kansas and it likely has not peaked in the state yet.

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.