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Members of Wichita LGBTQ community share perspective on Supreme Court ruling

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurrent opinion, stating the high court should reconsider landmark rulings relating to contraception, same-sex relationships and marriage. Those three cases were Griswold versus Connecticut in 1965, Lawrence versus Texas in 2003 and Obergefell versus Hodges in 2003. In 1965, the Supreme Court decision established the right for married couples to buy and use contraceptives. The 2003 decision established the right for consenting adults to engage in same-sex intimacy and in 2015, the court paved the way for same-sex couples across the country to legally wed.
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WPD: One man shot in west Wichita, fight over motorcycle the cause

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A man was transported to a local hospital with critical but non-life-threatening injuries on Thursday night after a shooting in west Wichita. The Wichita Police Department (WPD) said around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a shooting call near W 13th St. N and Maize Rd. in west Wichita. When […]

Wichita woman located after fear for her safety

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - WPD is asking for the public's help locating 41-year-old Jessica Geisert. She as last seen in the area of Kellogg and Dugan just before 8:30 p.m. Officers believe that she is injured and in danger.

Judge says Wichita woman cannot withdraw guilty plea

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Wichita woman who pleaded guilty to murder cannot withdraw the plea. That’s the decision from a district court judge this week. Charity Blackmon, 32, was initially charged on suspicion of first-degree murder in a hit-and-run and a shooting that killed bicyclist Merrill Rabus, 54, in east Wichita back in March […]

Busy ramp in Wichita to close this evening

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - If you are going to Hartman Arena to see ZZ Top tonight, you need to know about some road work which could change your route. The northbound exit from I-235 to northbound I-135 will be closed from 7 pm to 9 p.m. tonight. Crews will be off-loading beams for bridge construction.

1,000 Percocet pills seized during drug bust in SE Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Police seized several types of drugs following a traffic stop in southeast Wichita on Wednesday. Officers from Patrol East were conducting drug interdiction activities in the 300 block of S. Webb Road when they stopped a vehicle leaving a hotel in that area. The driver, a 36-year-old from Haysville, was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and three handguns.

Safelite donates $75,000 to Make-A-Wish, celebrates Wichita child’s wish come true

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - On Friday June 24, Safelite donated $75,000 to Make-A-Wish through its Wipers for Wishes campaign to create hope for children facing critical illnesses. A 5-year-old child from Wichita named Holden who is battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia and his mother were there discussing their recent wish experience and its impact on his treatment.

Sedgwick County hosts hazardous waste drop-off Saturday

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (KWCH) - Sedgwick County Environmental Resources is hosting a drop-off event on Saturday. The event will be held at the Haysville Municipal Building Parking Lot, 200 W. Grand in Haysville, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household hazardous waste such as paint, aerosols, used motor fluids, lawn and...

Wichita Fire Department warns against setting off illegal fireworks

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Wichita Fire Department showed off fireworks illegal within city limits on Friday. Fireworks go on sale in Wichita Monday, June 27. A city ordinance says sparks can be no higher than six feet, also no fireworks which are labeled as shooting flaming balls. The Wichita...

Wichita voters weigh in on 'Value Them Both' amendment

Members of Wichita LGBTQ community share perspective on Supreme Court ruling, justice's opinion. With the Roe versus Wade ruling and follow-up opinion from Justice Thomas fresh on the minds of many, the Wichita City Pride Festival kicked off Friday night. Updated: 8 hours ago. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe...