Weird News Newsletter
April 10, 2014

Tunnel tours explore Kansas' darker side

BY BECCY TANNER, The Wichita Eagle

It is a late-19th-century man cave: A harness shop, a barber shop and that bathhouse where women known as "soiled doves" entertained road-weary strangers while clothes dried on wooden racks and bath suds dripped through the cracks of wood floors.

Man who was texting while driving on Kellogg slams into parked patrol car

BY STAN FINGER and HURST LAVIANA, Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — Traffic was snarled on West Kellogg on Wednesday evening after an accident involving a Wichita police car, emergency dispatchers said.

Man who lit cigarette lighter under mattress blamed for apartment building fire

BY STAN FINGER, The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — Fire investigators have set the damage estimate at $85,000 for an apartment fire Sunday that forced numerous tenants to evacuate by ladder.

Man hides in Walgreens in attempt to steal beer

BY BECCY TANNER, The Wichita Eagle

A 25-year-old man was arrested Saturday after triggering an alarm while carrying a case of Bud Light out of a closed Walgreens store.

Teens arrested after bragging about committing robbery

BY STAN FINGER, The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — If you commit a crime, it's probably not smart to brag about it with the windows open.

Teenagers arrested after clerk recognizes one during robbery

BY STAN FINGER, The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — The plan hatched by three teenagers was unhinged by a quirky circumstance: the clerk who happened to be working at the Long John Silver's they robbed on East Harry Tuesday night recognized one of them.

Anger management for firefighter in national anthem dispute

The Associated Press

LAWRENCE | A Lawrence firefighter must complete anger management counseling as part of a diversion agreement after a dispute with another man over removing his hat during the national anthem.

Trooper uses Taser to stop man on motorcycle

BY STAN FINGER, The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper used his Taser to apprehend a motorcyclist fleeing Wichita police on a residential street Thursday night, authorities said.

Man says girlfriend threw screwdriver at him

BY RON SYLVESTER, Wichita Eagle

A man arrived at a Wichita hospital early this morning saying his girlfriend threw a screwdriver at him and punctured his nose.

Reacting to a road rage incident leads to arrest, police say

BY STAN FINGER, The Wichita Eagle

WICHITA — A 24-year-old man brought a gun with him to west Wichita to confront occupants of a car Wednesday morning _ and earned himself a trip to jail in the process, police said.