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Wichita Police officer was wounded and a suspect killed in shooting, police say

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An officer with the Wichita Police Department is in critical condition after being shot multiple times by a suspect during a "check welfare call," said Capt. Wendell Nicholson, a bureau commander with the Wichita Po...

Three small earthquakes shake Wichita, Kansas, area

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Three small earthquakes shook the Wichita, Kansas, area early Sunday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The USGS measured a 3.4 magnitude quake at 7:29 a.m. ET, with a 3.5 magnitude quake f...

3 officers were hurt in an explosion in Wichita while searching a vacant home, officials say

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Three Wichita, Kansas, police officers were injured in a possible explosion Saturday while responding to a call at a vacant home, authorities said. "Just after 4:00 officers were dispatched to check a vacant residen...

Man arrested after allegedly threatening to kidnap Wichita mayor over Covid-19 mask mandate

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The mayor of Wichita, Kansas, says a man charged with threatening to kidnap him was upset over the city's COVID-19 mask ordinance. Meredith Dowty, 59, is facing a criminal threat charge after officials were "alerted...