Sedgwick County Joins Statewide Tornado Drill This Wednesday: Review Your Severe Weather Plans
Sedgwick County Emergency Management has decided to forgo its usual siren test today. Instead, they will join a statewide tornado drill on Wednesday at 11:00. The sirens will ring for five minutes, simulating the length of an actual tornado warning, which is longer than the usual 1-3 minutes on Mondays.
Kansas man dies after van struck a tree
SALINE COUNTY—A Kansas man died in an accident just after 7a.m. Monday in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1992 Chevy van driven by Bennett Bernard Kinkelaar, 62, Wichita, was northbound at 12,000 S Gypsum Valley Road seven miles south of Gypsum. The van left the roadway...
Wichita's south central neighborhood is at a crossroads
As lovers of all things old, Larry and Cathy Mong were thrilled with the home they bought for $50,000 in Wichita 23 years ago: a 1906 Victorian in south central Wichita, less than a mile from the heart of downtown. The neighborhood was a little rough, but the Mongs had...
When does daylight saving time start?
With the annual change, sunlight will extend into the evening, but the shine will take longer to emerge in the morning.
He’s back: Harrison Ford’s 2024 Wichita visit commences with a steak dinner
The movie star, who comes to Wichita every spring for activities related to his aviation hobby, is back for his annual visit. Let us know if you see him.
Jury: Kan. woman, who hid from police 17-days, is guilty of murder
SEDGWICK COUNTY — A Kansas woman who hid from police for 17-days after a deadly shooting has been found guilty, aggravated assault and attempted murder. La’Niha Banks, 19, is guilty of murder in the first degree; In the commission of a felony, Criminal discharge of a firearm, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office.
Split Wichita school board votes to close six schools as cost-saving measure
District officials say the closures will save an estimated $16 million.
A brief look at the history of Jessie L. Clark Elementary School and Clark herself
Jessie L. Clark Elementary School is on the list of potential school closures in Wichita, but who was Jessie L. Clark?
Storm Track 3 Forecast: Pleasant Monday, rain chances rise later this week
Winds remain elevated as a cold front continues to slice through the Sunflower State. The front is also moving through dry, at least for us. Temperatures early this morning range from the 30s to mild 60s. It is coldest to the north and west. Everyone will not be as warm as the weekend but high temperatures will still be pleasant.
Payne Elementary named for ‘kind of infamous’ man but also known for being tight-knit
Enrollment: 262 — 36% Hispanic, 33% white, 18% Black, 11% multiracial, 2% other races. The Wichita school district describes David L. Payne as a former member of the Kansas Legislature and a well-known figure who helped open the Oklahoma Territory. He’s sometimes referred to as the father of Oklahoma.
Tour de Wichita announces 2024 route
The Tour de Wichita route has been announced.
Interact with stingrays and small sharks at the Sedgwick County Zoo
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The Sedgwick County Zoo is reopening an exhibit designed to let guests get up close and hands-on with a variety of stingrays and small sharks. Stingray Cove opens Friday, March 8. The cost is $5 per person for nonmembers and $4 per person for members. Children ages 2 and under are free.
Sedgwick County Emergency Management participating in statewide tornado drill Wednesday
A statewide tornado drill will take place Wednesday morning. The sirens will sound for five minutes.
FAA audit finds quality control failures at Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems after door blowout
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Quality control failures have been identified following an audit of Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems after the in-flight door blowout of an Alaska Airlines jet. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday, March 4, that its 6-week audit of Boeing and Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems found multiple...
Friends look back on memories with former Shocker baseball player Carl Hall
Family and friends are remembering the life of former Shocker baseball player Carl Hall.
K-96 ramps at Hydraulic closing Friday
Progress continues on the north junction improvement project at K-96 and Interstate 135.
Advance in-person voting opens for Presidential Primary
Advance in-person voting has opened in Sedgwick County for the Presidential Preference Primary election in Kansas. The Election Office in the historic courthouse building will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for the next couple of weeks. Satellite voting locations will be open Tuesday, March 12th through...
MISSING IN KANSAS: Victoria Valdez
There's concern for a teenager missing for nearly two months from south-central Kansas. Victoria Valdez, 17, was last seen on Jan. 10, 2024, in Wichita. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children recently added her info to its website. VICTORIA VALDEZ. Missing from: Wichita, Kan. Missing since: Jan. 10,...
Quiet for now, turning active later this week
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Quiet and comfortable weather should continue for Kansas into Tuesday, but we will quickly transition into a more active pattern for the second half of the week. Chances for thunderstorms, rain, and a little snow could begin as early as Wednesday night, but chances will reach their peak Thursday.
Severe weather outlook: What can the Sunflower State expect this spring?
Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman lets us know if storm systems persist or if it'll be dry.