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Police use Taser on burglary suspect

Police used a Taser on an 18-year-old man who was found hiding in the attic of a north Wichita home he was suspected of burglarizing Sunday.

Wichita police said six people — ranging in age from 9 months to 47 years — were sleeping in their home in the 2400 block of North Porter at about 4:50 a.m. when someone was awakened by noises.

The family called police, and when officers arrived, the man was discovered in the attic. Officers used a Taser on the man, who police said is suspected of trying to steal jewelry and coins from the house.

—Joe Rodriguez

Church collecting school supplies

Madison Avenue Church of Christ is collecting school supplies for its third annual Back to School Bash, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at the church, 1741 N. Madison.

The bash, which attracted about 200 people last year, features free haircuts for kids, chances to get child identification through the Wichita Police Department and water spraying from the Wichita Fire Department, among other activities, coordinators said.

For more information or to donate school supplies, or money for school supplies prior to the event, call, 316-734-4888 or 316-522-8453.

—Christina M. Woods

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