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Power back on for 2,250 west Wichita Westar customers

Approximately 2,250 Westar Energy customers in west Wichita were without power for roughly an hour and 15 minutes Thursday afternoon after an outage, Westar spokesman Shane Batchelder said.

Man charged with three counts of second-degree murder in fatal crash

Juan Pablo Gandara-Rodela, 31, was charged Thursday with three counts of second-degree murder or three alternative counts of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of aggravated battery and one count of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with a fatal crash near Towne West Square on Sunday.

Kansas revenues beat expectations slightly in July

Kansas collected slightly more in taxes than anticipated in July, breaking a streak of big monthly shortfalls that intensified the debate over massive personal income tax cuts engineered by conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Midwest Catholic Family Conference set for Wichita this weekend

The 15th annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be Friday through Sunday at Century II Convention Center, 225 W. Douglas.

Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash

Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.

Man, 38, injured in Bel Aire industrial accident

A 38-year-old man was critically injured Thursday morning in an industrial accident in Bel Aire, authorities said.

Turnout to vote in primary election expected to be slightly lower

State and local officials expect turnout for the primary election to be at least slightly lower than in comparable years.

Tad's Locker Room to open in former Red Bean's Bayou Grill space

WICHITA — From restaurant to locker room.

GOP committee boosts Roberts in Kansas Senate race

A national Republican group has contributed $45,400 to Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in his GOP primary race against tea party challenger Milton Wolf.

Bethel Life Center, Convoy of Hope to offer free food, clothing, services

Bethel Life Center is offering help to Wichitans in need Saturday with a Convoy of Hope Outreach event.

Kansas Highway Patrol inspects First Student buses for Wichita schools

The Kansas Highway Patrol inspected more than 500 school buses Thursday to make sure they are ready to roll for a new school year.

Lyle Lovett to perform at Orpheum Theatre

Grammy winning singer Lyle Lovett will perform at Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Sept. 7, venue officials said Thursday morning.

Slawson Cos. purchases southeast corner of 29th and Maize

WICHITA — Slawson Cos., the developer of NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize, has purchased 73 acres at the southeast corner of 29th and Maize.

Stretch of 37th Street North to close overnight Friday

Construction work will close part of 37th Street North between Broadway and Hydraulic overnight Friday, city officials said.

Wichita school district won’t take part in new free meals program

Wichita will not participate in a new program that would offer free meals to every student regardless of family income – at least not this school year, officials said.

Wichita weather: A patch of dry weather arrives

Unseasonably cool weather for July will continue on the last day of the month in the Wichita area, forecasters say.

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead (VIDEO)

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Fired OSU band director says he was fixing culture of hazing

The fired Ohio State University marching band director says he was working to change a culture of hazing and inappropriate rituals among members when he was dismissed.

Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.

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