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13 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Attempted murder charges filed against 3 after Sept. 6 chase in west Wichita

Three people - two men and a woman - face attempted murder and other felony charges for firing shots at a Wichita police patrol car during a pursuit Sept. 6. Tyler D. Deck, 28; Earl F. Crooks Jr., 33; and Josie K. Snodgrass, 34, made their first appearances in Sedgwick County District Court late last week, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office and court records.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Commissioners will decide fate of Sedgwick County Zooa s elephants

The future of the Sedgwick County Zoo's two elephants, Stephanie and Cinda , will be decided this week by five elected officials when they vote whether to spend $5.3 million of taxpayers' money to support an expanded exhibit for the biggest land animals roaming the Earth. If a majority of the Sedgwick County commissioners approves the spending, the South African elephants will stay and be joined by others.

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The Wichita Eagle

Suspect in Sept. 4 pharmacy robbery faces federal charge

The man suspected of holding up Gessler Drug Co. last week has been charged in federal court with one count of criminal possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Goddard football players accused of kidnapping, sex crimes

Four male Goddard High School students are in custody Friday night, accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl. They were arrested Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Goddard, KS, Education Etc., Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County Zoo becomes lab for Independent School students

Evan Olson's teachers on Tuesday were two huge lions from sub-Saharan Africa, perched atop a rock, surveying their habitat. "I haven't seen the other ones do that," said Olson, 17, a Wichita junior, writing in his notebook.

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Business Journal

Highest-paid employees at city of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita State, USD 259 and more

City Manager Robert Layton is the highest-paid employee at the city of Wichita, with a 2014 salary of $207,867.

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The Wichita Eagle

Can you help solve this crime?

Sometime in the early morning on Thursday, Aug. 28, a man broke into a car at the Maple Village Community, 17000 W. Maple. He took a purse containing miscellaneous items, including bank cards and an iPad.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Dismissal of murder charge doesn't seem to be last act in child's death

The lack of a completed autopsy report led last week to dismissal of a murder charge in the March 30 death of an 18-month-old El Dorado girl. But the situation appears to be temporary.

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Related Topix: El Dorado, KS, Butler County, KS, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Wichita, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Marijuana decriminalization supporters finalizing petition wording

Esau Freeman, president and co-founder of Kansas for Change, is leading the initiative and has been in talks with city officials about the wording of the petition. "Most of the confusion in the beginning was perhaps a lack of knowledge of how hard it is for citizens to make a change in this state," Freeman said.

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Ark Valley News

Federal gun probe involves three former Bel Aire cops

Federal gun probe involves three former Bel Aire cops By Matt Heilman Last Updated: September 11, 2014 Submachine guns a separate issue Three former members of the Bel Aire Police Department are the subjects of a joint local and federal investigation concerning possible illegal weapons sales, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said on Sept. 5. Easter confirmed his department is involved in the investigation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which is leading the investigation.

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The Wichita Eagle

Crops plentiful for farmers this fall, profits not so much

The immense golden-yellow mound at the east-side Farmers Co-op elevator fills a shed the size of a football field to a height of 40 feet, perhaps a third full. The Kansas corn harvest is more than two weeks old and it's clear that the farmers of southern Harvey and northern Sedgwick counties will have no trouble filling the building to its 1.4 million bushel capacity.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Garden Plain, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Commercial Building Permits

The following applications for commercial building permits have been filed by contractors on the seventh floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main, and The Sedgwick County Yard, Seneca and Stillwell. The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County Zoo hopes to expand elephant exhibit

More elephants could be headed to the Sedgwick County Zoo by 2016, leaders said Monday, with the ultimate goal of having elephant babies on exhibit someday. The zoo hopes to kick off a capital campaign soon to raise $10 million to $12 million for an expanded elephant exhibit.

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The Wichita Eagle

70 Sedgwick County residents died last year from suicide

The suicide rate last year was 14.1 per 100,000 Sedgwick County residents, according to a report shared with commissioners. More than 60 percent of suicides were committed by gunshot, the report said.

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The Wichita Eagle

Man shot during suspected robbery near 21st and I-135

The shooting was reported at about 12:15 a.m. Wednesday in the 2000 block of North Minnesota, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. That's just southeast of 21st and I-135.

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The Wichita Eagle

Nearly $40,000 worth of goods stolen from rural Sedgwick County home

Nearly $40,000 worth of guitars, guns and other items were taken from a rural Sedgwick County home sometime between 2 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office. An unknown person forced his or her way into the house, 14500 W. 55th St. South, and stole a projector, a Remington revolver, a Henry rifle, cash and jewelry as well as a Gibson-brand guitar and a Fender-brand guitar, the agency said Wednesday in a news release.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County receives no bids to lease Judge Riddel Boys Ranch

Ten groups that had expressed interest in leasing the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch told Sedgwick County "thanks, but no thanks" Wednesday.

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WIBW-TV Topeka

State Investigating Child's Death At Foster Home

State officials are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl at a foster home in a Wichita suburb.

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The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County sheriffa s official: Shooting outside Jezebela s nightclub gang-related

Investigators think a shooting that wounded a 27-year-old woman outside Jezebel's nightclub was gang-related, a Sedgwick County sheriff's official said Wednesday.

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The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County approves Costco land request

Sedgwick County commissioners unanimously voted to withdraw 17 acres at Kellogg and Webb from an industrial district created for Beechcraft more than three decades ago so Costco can build a store there.

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