Sedgwick County Newswire

Sedgwick County Newswire

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  1. Wichita ERs see spike in patients who have taken synthetic marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... synthetic marijuana is its high potency, said Tim Rohrig, director and chief toxicologist with the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center. The potency can lead to seizures and other serious conditions that can put people in dangerous ...

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  2. Man critically hurt in motorcycle crash in east WichitaRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | KAKE

    It happened around 4:15 p.m. in the 600 block of South Oliver. That's just south of Kellogg. Sedgwick County dispatchers said a motorcycle collided with a vehicle.

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  3. Bees escape during transfer near Broadway, MacArthurRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... in a south Wichita parking lot. The transfer occurred at about 5 a.m. in the 100 block of West MacArthur, a Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher said. One truck departed the scene after receiving the bees, but the delivery truck broke down on ...

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  4. Kansas sales tax goes up todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Business Journal

    ... se, and $105 more on a $30,000 purchase. The 6.5% sales tax does not include city and county sales taxes. In Sedgwick County, shoppers pay a 1 percent sales tax, bringing the total to 7.5 percent.

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  5. Caution around skunks urged as Kansas rabies cases riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... Davis said, though spring is usually marked with the most cases. Urban and suburban areas like much of Sedgwick County are no less susceptible than rural areas to rabies cases. Seven of the 70 cases this year came from Sedgwick County. Wichita ...

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  6. Firefighters offer advice on how to handle the heatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... and humidity rises. Wichita has seen the weather turn from relatively cool to very hot recently, said Sedgwick County EMS Maj. Kevin Lanterman. "People's bodies haven't acclimated to it," he said. He recommends that people wear light-colored, ...

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  7. 3 Kansas counties denying same-sex marriage licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    Chief District Court Judge David Ricke said in a statement Monday that Butler, Elk and Greenwood counties will keep complying with a ban on gay marriage in Kansas law and the state constitution. The counties make up the 13th Judicial District.

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  8. Rabies Increasing In KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WIBW-TV Topeka

    ... in Kansas this year. Broken down, that's 41 skunks, 6 cows, 3 cats and 1 fox. Four of those cases were in Sedgwick County. Wichita Police Lt. Steve Kenney said that once you show signs and symptoms of having rabies, it's almost always fatal. He ...

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  9. Part of Waco shut down by water line break near 13th StreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Wichita Eagle

    A water line break forced the closure of Waco through most of Tuesday morning, forcing commuters who use that street to find an alternate route. The break was reported shortly after 4:30 a.m. between 11th and 12th streets, a Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher said.

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  10. Three Wichitans sentenced in mail thefts, bank fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... 6, who was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Grissom praised the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, the Wichita and Derby police departments and Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett for their work.

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  11. Parole considered for two men convicted of murders committed in TopekaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | The Capital-Journal

    ... board will also hear comments from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 15 in the Police and Courts Building at Derby in Sedgwick County, and from 10 a.m. to noon July 27 in City Hall at Kansas City, Kan. Comments also may be emailed to the board at ...

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  12. Sedgwick County accepts $1 million grant to continue Healthy Babies programRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2014 | The Wichita Eagle

    After a two-week delay, Sedgwick County Commission members on Wednesday voted to accept a $1 million grant to continue the county's Healthy Babies program. Healthy Babies provides education, support and home visits to educate people on proper prenatal health and infant care, according to Adrienne Byrne-Lutz, interim director of the Health Department.

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  13. Brick by brick, citya s century-old a skinniest skyscrapera razed for developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... glazed, white mat brick," said Greg Kite, president of the Historic Preservation Alliance of Wichita and Sedgwick County. "If you were evaluating Wichita's progress from cowtown to the city it is today, what was one of those initial stepping stones ...

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  14. Stories of two Wichita couples a " one married and one planning to marryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Wichita Eagle

    Natalie, left, and Lisa Tos-Brightup attend a rally Friday in Wichita to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. Although same-sex couples could be married in Sedgwick County since last fall, the situation was still uncertain.

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  15. Lisa and Natalie Tos-Brightup fell in love over words and now share the same nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... their union. They planned their real wedding for April 11, 2015, after same-sex marriage was legalized in Sedgwick County in November. This time they let their friends and family know that they wanted them to come, but they didn't have to. They ...

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  16. Wichita man convicted of trying to kill familyRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | KHGI

    The Wichita Eagle reports Pettix McMillan was convicted Thursday of three counts of attempted first-degree murder. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says McMillan could be ordered to serve 12 1/2 years to more than 54 years in prison when he's sentenced later this year.

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  17. Wichita man convicted of trying to kill wife, two sonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    This home at 334 N. Parkdale is where a woman and her two children were shot during what police say was a domestic dispute Monday night in west Wichita. Pettix McMillan, 38, is facing three counts of attempted first-degree murder in Monday's shooting of his wife and two sons, age 5 and 13. A Wichita man on trial for trying to kill his wife and two sons last year has been convicted of three counts of attempted first-degree murder, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office said Friday.

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  18. Can you help solve this crime?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    ... for a cash reward of up to $2,500, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County, a division of the Wichita Crime Commission, is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime that relies 100 percent on ...

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  19. Lightning strike sends one to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    One person was injured early Friday morning when they were shocked inside their home by a lightning bolt that struck their house in Wichita, authorities said. The lightning bolt struck the house in the 3200 block of West 27th at about 5:30 a.m., a Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher said.

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  20. The court case is over--but here's another big story for healthcare reporters to followRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 11 | Columbia Journalism Review

    ... an Aetna-Humana merger would mean they would "hold at least 75% of Medicare Advantage customers." In Sedgwick County, Kansas, for instance, the new mega-carrier would cover all but 400 of the 15,000 Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicare ...

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