Archives for August 2017

One Dead In Far East Wichita Crash

A deadly crash in East Wichita over the weekend. It happened near 143rd Street East and 21st Street at about 5pm Saturday. Police say speed was a factor when the driver lost control, went through a fence and struck a power pole. The car rolled over several times. Authorities have not released the name of the victim.

Girl Drowns At Wichita Pond

Tragedy at a church outing at a Wichita park, where an 11 year-old girl disappeared Sunday. Her body was later found in a nearby pond. Pathway Church issued a statement Sunday saying they were holding their annual middle school lake party when 11 year-old Shelby Cramb vanished. Pathway Chuirch says it will holdf a special prayer meeting at 6:30 tonight at their Westlink Campus at 2001 North Maize Road. Firefighters pulled the little girl’s body from the water at the lake near 29th and Ridge Road after about two hours of searching.

Johnson; Kinard Advance In District 1

The top two vote getters in yesterday’s primary election for Wichita city council will advance to the general election in November. They are Brandon Johnson and Mike Kinard. Although Johnson took a complete majority of the voites, with 52 percent. Kinard brought in about 22 percent of the votes. The other two candidates, Janet Stevens and John Wilson, are eliminated. The city council First precinct represents north and northeast Wichita. The seat is currently held by Lavonta WIlliams, who cannot run again because of term limits.

KS Men Plead Guilty In Mailbox Theft Sceme

Two Kansas men have pleaded guilty to federal charges related to their scheme to pilfer items from Wichita mailboxes. Thirty-eight-year-old Shalan Hiatt of Wichita pleaded guilty Monday to one count each of mail theft and possession of a counterfeit mailbox master key. Thirty-three-year-old Jason Farner of Leavenworth pleaded guilty to two counts of mail theft.

Lawmaker Seeks Report On El Dorado Prison Fights

A Kansas lawmaker is seeking a report from legislative auditors on recent inmate disturbances at the state’s maximum-security prison in El Dorado. Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka said Monday she is concerned that the Department of Corrections is not being transparent enough. The department has confirmed incidents involving inmates refusing to return to their cells on May 8, June 24 and June 29.