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  1. Gordon Bassham, director of Wichita Crime Commission, resignsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    The organization said Friday that during his tenure, Gordon Bassham played a key role in developing and promoting Wichita Crime Commission projects and programs, including the development of Gang Free Wichita and Domestic Violence Free Wichita. He also was instrumental is merging the crime commission with the Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers program, which pays rewards of up to $2,500 for anonymous tips leading to arrests in criminal cases.

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  2. Prosecutors drop murder case against man charged in October homicideRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Prosecutors this week dropped a first-degree felony murder case against a 55-year-old parolee who had been arrested in connection the fatal shooting of a man in October. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said his office asked the court Tuesday to dismiss the charge against Michael Dontae Davis after "concerns came to light during the course of the investigation."

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  3. Petitions to reduce marijuana penalties submitted in WichitaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    ... we did things the right way, we are very certain we have the right number of signatures," he said. The Sedgwick County election office will count and certify the signatures. It has no deadline for completing the count, said Sandy Gritz, chief deputy ...

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  4. Wichita foster father pleads guilty in hot car deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    A Wichita man charged with leaving a 10-month old child inside a hot car to die in July pleaded guilty Wednesday. KSN-TV reports Seth Jackson, the foster father waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Sedgwick County Court and entered a plea for the charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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  5. Prosecutor: Foster dad in hot car death was highRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2014 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    ... 29, of Wichita, who is charged with first-degree murder in the baby's July 24 death. KWCH reported that Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett cited the marijuana use in court as the reason for raising his bond to $250,000. Jackson was ...

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  6. Sedgwick County jailer gets probation in sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Fifty-year-old Kenneth Reese was sentenced Thursday for crimes he committed at the jail while working as a detention deputy in 2012 and 2013. He pleaded guilty last month.

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  7. Schools facing more cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... percent of the statewide cut, or $3.9 million, according to the Kansas State Department of Education. Other Sedgwick County school districts facing cuts are Derby, $513,485; Maize, $430,929; Goddard, $302,760; Haysville, $188,063; Mulvane, $153,343; ...

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  8. Kansas woman shares dada s $300,000 online scam story to protect othersRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... want her last name used due to safety concerns - told her story Thursday during a news briefing at the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office in the hope of preventing other families from experiencing similar situations, she said. "It's affected ...

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  9. Ex-deputy gets probation for sex crimes at Sedgwick County JailRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

    A former jailer on Thursday was ordered to serve three years' probation for sex crimes involving inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail. Kenneth M. Reese, 50, pleaded guilty last month in Sedgwick County District Court to one count each of unlawful sexual relations, attempted unlawful sexual relations and making false information for crimes committed in 2012 and 2013 while he worked as a detention deputy.

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  10. Roving Pantry spreadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Ark Valley News

    Jack Hamilton loads grocery orders after purchasing them at Dillons in Wichita Jan. 22. The Roving Pantry program is expanding to include Bel Aire. Roving Pantry spreading By Chris Strunk Last Updated: January 29, 2015 Grocery delivery service expanding into Bel Aire A home food delivery service expanding into northeast Sedgwick County is looking for new "customers."

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  11. Sedgwick County's 43-year-old elephant died of heart diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Capital-Journal

    The zoo's associate veterinarian, Sandy Wilson, said Wednesday that pathology tests showed the elephant, called Cinda, had heart disease. She was 43 when she died Nov. 5. The Wichita Eagle reported the zoo was surprised by Cinda's death because she had shown few symptoms and was eating and behaving normally at the time.

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  12. Britt Brown, former publisher of The Wichita Eagle, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... Young Hunters' Safety Clinic and donated body-armor vests to the Wichita Police Department and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office. "A lot of what he did for the city, he did quietly," said his son, Britt M. Brown of Wichita. "He served on an awful ...

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  13. Sedgwick County Elephant Died Of Heart DiseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WIBW-TV Topeka

    The zoo's associate veterinarian, Sandy Wilson, said Wednesday that pathology tests showed the elephant, called Cinda, had heart disease. She was 43 when she died Nov. 5. The Wichita Eagle reports the zoo was surprised by Cinda's death because she had shown few symptoms and was eating and behaving normally at the time.

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  14. Sedgwick County Zoo elephant Cinda died of age-related heart diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Wichita Eagle

    The zoo's associate veterinarian Sandy Wilson said Wednesday that pathology reports from two different labs showed evidence of lesions in Cinda's heart due to heart disease brought on by her age. Cinda was 43 when she died Nov. 5. Her death surprised zookeepers, because she "seemed to be particularly happy in her last days," Wilson said.

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  15. Keepers on Parade event slated for this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... project. In 1980, the Keeper of the Plains became the logo of Wichita's Convention and Tourism Bureau and Sedgwick County's logo in 1982. Smaller replicas of the Keeper now stand in Wichita's sister cities in France and Mexico. Last summer, artists ...

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  16. Woman, 40, stabbed on South HydraulicRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Wichita Eagle

    A 40-year-old woman was in critical condition at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis after being stabbed in the 600 block of South Hydraulic on Tuesday evening, a Sedgwick County dispatcher confirmed. The call came in at 7:29 p.m., the dispatcher said.

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  17. House bill excludes municipalities from gun regulationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Capital-Journal

    ... would like to have the protection from being restricted by local ordinances," said Kelly Arnold, who is the Sedgwick County clerk and chairman of the Kansas Republican Party. He told the House Federal and State Affairs Committee that local units of ...

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  18. Church in western Sedgwick County vandalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Wichita Eagle

    Someone vandalized a church in the 26000 block of West 13th Street, causing an estimated $1,200 in damage, a Sedgwick County sheriff's official said Wednesday. At this point, the vandalism at St. Mary's Catholic Church doesn't appear to be a hate or bias crime, Lt.

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  19. Major crimes down in unincorporated areas of Sedgwick CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Wichita Eagle

    Major crimes in unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County dropped nearly 5 percent from 2013 to 2014, sheriff's Capt. Greg Pollock said Wednesday.

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  20. Woman, 55, in critical condition after North Erie house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Wichita Eagle

    A 55-year-old woman was in critical condition at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis after suffering serious smoke inhalation at house fire late Tuesday, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said. The fire in the basement of the house in the 2700 block of North Erie was reported around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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