Archives for January 2016

No Food Violations Found At Derby High School

A couple weeks ago, we told you about the complaints from Derby High School students about moldy food in the lunchroom. Now, the state agency in charge of investigating says it found no violations during an unannounced visit last week. Students began posting pictures on social media or mold in their applesauce and other food items.

Lawsuit Filed Against Newton Police

A lawsuit has been filed against the Newton Police Department, stemming from a police chase around two years ago. The lawsuit claims police in Newton used excessive force and failed to prive medical help for the suspect. In January of 2014, Newton Police caught Bret Easley, of Oklahoma , in a stolen truck. Chief Eric Murphy defends the officers involves and says Easley isn’t quite telling the truth.

Winter Storm To Affect KS By Monday

Hope you’ve been enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, because it’s all going to come to an end soon. A winter storm will affect Kansas sometime Monday, with the wind picking up and snow, as well. It’s too early to tell how much snowfall will affect the metro, but keep this in mind, late Monday into Tuesday.

Charges Dropped Against Bel Aire PD Officer

A federal judge has dropped all charges against a former Bel Aire police officer accused in a scheme to buy and sell discounted firearms by falsely claiming they would be used for law enforcement purposes. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren dismissed on Thursday at the government’s request mail and wire fraud charges against Nathan Mavia just weeks before his trial.

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Typical slowdowns at the merge of 135 and 35 around E. 47th St. South and Laura St.
There’s a Disabled vehicle blocking the shoulder at
NE Expressway / K 96 West at Oliver Street.

Ringo Starr Schedules Wichita Show

Former Beatle Ringo Starr is coming to Wichita. Ringo Star and His All Starr Band will perform at Hartman Arena on June 26th. Tickets go on sale February 12th and will start at $49. Go to, the Hartman Box Office or call 800-745-3000.

Wink Hartman Pulling Out Of Indycar

Wichita oilman Wink Hartman says he’s pulling out of his ownership of an Indycar team due to an unstable energy market. He says he only wants to be fair to his other business interests, at least until the energy market stabilizes. Ed Carpenter will now take over the CFH Racing Team. Hartman is not ruling out that he may go back to the team later on down the road.

Shockers Defeat Loyola of Chicago 80-54

And in sports last night, the Shockers easily defeated Loyola of Chicago 80-54. Shaquille Morris has 12 points for WSU, which held the Ramblers to just two points for the last five and a half minutes of the game. The Shocks now improve to 15-5 overall and remain undefeated in the Valley.

USD 259 Facing Up To $27 Million in Cost Increases

Budget talks within USD 259 are expected to get tough again, as the district says it’s facing anywhere from 15-to-20 million dollars in cost increases. Chief FInancial Officer Jim Freeman said yesterday that the district pretty much knows what kind of funding it will receive. The problem is, the cost for everything always goes up. The largest increase in cost is for health insurance for the district’s full-time staff.

Wichita Gun Shop To Offer Free Concealed Carry Classes

Since the change in law allowing open carry in Kansas, a Wichita business is now offering concealed carry classes compoketely free of charge. Most area trainers charge anywhere from 75 to 100 dollars for the training that includes certification to complete registration for a concealed carry permit from the state. Thunderbird Firearms Academy says now that the law has changed, the free classes are just the right thing to do in order to educate people.