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Wichita, Kansas

Computer Crimes Investigation

Wichita Airport Authority (WAA) Airport Officer/Firefighter LT. Matthew Hoyt has been charged with two counts of Computer Crimes by the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. WPD officials learned of an incident involving LT. Hoyt during the month of June. After the incident, detectives learned Hoyt had previously accessed...
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Holiday-related Closures and Special Hours

​In observance of the upcoming Independence Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours:. Closed Saturday, July 2: Mid-American All-Indian Museum. Closed Monday, July 4: City Hall, neighborhood resource centers, Transit administrative offices, Wichita Public Library locations, Park administrative offices & Recreation centers, CityArts, Botanica,...
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Anchor Development to Transform Wichita’s Ballpark District

Contact: Austin Bradley, Executive Vice President, EPC Real Estate Group, (913) 558-1014, abradley@epcrealestate.com | Katie Fontana, Vice President, Communications & PR. Dream Hotel Group, LLC, (917) 664-5504, kfontana@dreamhotelgroup.com. ​WICHITA, KANSAS – Wichita’s West Bank and Delano community will continue their transformation with the addition of a prominent mixed-use development to...
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Community Surveys Launch for WPD Chief Search

​The City of Wichita, in partnership with Public Sector Search & Consulting (PSSC), is seeking input from the community as part of the search and selection process for the next Chief of the Wichita Police Department (WPD). The community stakeholder survey is available in English and Spanish at Wichita.gov/WPDChiefSearch. A stakeholder survey for WPD officers and staff will be distributed internally.
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Holiday-related Closures and Special Hours

In observance of the upcoming Juneteenth Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours:. Closed Saturday, June 18: Mid-American All-Indian Museum. Closed Sunday, June 19: CityArts. Closed Monday, June 20: City Hall, neighborhood resource centers, Transit administrative offices, Wichita Public Library locations, Park administrative offices...
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Boil Water Advisory Update

Staff continues to work to limit the extent and duration of the boil advisory issued for City of Wichita water customers. This includes the ability to isolate a limited portion of Northeast Wichita and instead serve that area via underground reservoirs, thereby rescinding a boil advisory for this area only. This area is between Rock Rd and Webb Rd from 21st Street N to 53rd Street N. Rural Water District 1 is served by this area and is rescinded from the boil water advisory as well. The remainder of Wichita remains under the boil advisory. City of Wichita wholesale customers still under boil advisory include Derby, Kechi, Rose Hill, Valley Center, and Sedgwick County Rural Water Districts 2, and 3.
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Boil Water Advisory Issued for Wichita Water

During routine maintenance at the water treatment plant, for a short period of time, an unexpected water quality change occurred, resulting in a slight increase in turbidity. Turbidity is a measure of the clarity of the water. The problem has been corrected and water treatment is performing normally. Out of an abundance of caution, customers are advised to boil their water prior to consumption.
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Social Dance Ends “Bring the Bosins Home” at Indian Museum

From 1-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at Mid-America All Indian Museum, 650 N Seneca, there will be a Bosin Social Dance and Exhibit Closing for “Bring the Bosins Home.”. The exhibit, which chronicles the life and work of Blackbear Bosin, has been on view since June 5, 2021 — what would have been the artist’s 100th birthday. Bosin was an internationally recognized Kiowa-Comanche artist, creator of Wichita’s iconic Keeper of the Plains, and one of the original founders of the Indian Museum.
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Wichita Transit to Provide Summer Free Rides for Youth

Wichita Transit is offering free, unlimited transit rides on all regular bus routes and paratransit service during the summer through their RIDE summer program. From May 26 through August 31, 2022, youth 18 years of age and younger may ride Wichita Transit routes for free by showing Transit drivers their 2021-2022 school year student ID.
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Holiday-related Closures and Special Hours

In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, City of Wichita facilities will be closed and/or have special hours:. Closed Saturday, May 28: CityArts and Mid-American All-Indian Museum. Closed Sunday, May 29: Wichita Public Library locations, CityArts and Mid-American All-Indian Museum. Closed Monday, May 30: City Hall, neighborhood resource centers,...
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Wichita Art Museum Board of Trustees names Anne Kraybill as Director/Chief Executive Officer

Kraybill currently serves as The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Tuesday, May 17, 2022: The Board of Trustees of the Wichita Art Museum is pleased to announce the selection of Anne Kraybill as the museum’s Director/Chief Executive Officer. Kraybill currently serves as The Richard M. Scaife Director/CEO at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She starts at WAM on August 15, 2022.
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Construction on 17th Street Completed

In November of 2020, construction began on 17th Street at I-135 in order to make improvements to drainage, waterlines and pavement going west to Broadway. The project replaced the undersized drainage system and widened the roadway to accommodate three lanes and on-street bike lanes. New sidewalks on both sides of the street were also completed as part of the project.
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Public Service Award Reception to be held Thursday

The 2022 Excellence in Public Service Award honorees will be recognized at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at a reception in Lotus Hall at Botanica, 701 Amidon. The award, in its 34th year, recognizes Sedgwick County, City of Wichita and Wichita Public Schools employees who share a strong work ethic, exceptional performance and a commitment to community. The honorees will be presented with a recognition gift and $2,500. The Excellence in Public Service Award is sponsored by the DeVore Foundation and KSN.
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Wichita Park Forestry Storm Cleanup Underway

During cleanup efforts after last Friday’s storm, the City of Wichita’s Park Forestry team is focusing on property damage, imminent hazards, broken and hanging limbs above public use areas, blocked streets, and driveways. Residents may observe crews temporarily leaving piles of debris on street rights-of-way while focusing on...
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Update on City of Wichita Assistance with Storm Response

Last evening, crews from the Wichita Police Department and the Wichita Fire Department deployed to assist with Sedgwick County Emergency response after a significant weather event hit Sedgwick and Butler Counties. At this time, no significant injuries have been reported. Local hospitals are currently reporting a few patients with non-critical injuries. One patient in serious condition was transported to a local hospital.
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Public Agencies Name Excellence in Public Service Honorees

The 2022 Excellence in Public Service Award winners have been honored in separate surprise announcements at their respective jobs. The three winners are:. Jonathan Marr, Deputy Director Sedgwick County Emergency Management;. Fabian Armendariz, Division Director Operations, School Service Center, Wichita Public Schools; and. Reggie Davidson, Superintendent of Recreation, Park &...
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