Crime & Courts

Viola man dies after car crash

A 25-year-old Viola man died after an accident Saturday at 63rd Street South and 263rd Street West, Sedgwick County sheriff's officials say.

Sgt. Troy Wells said Adam Hoheisel pulled out westbound on 63rd Street South and collided with a 2001 van traveling northbound on 263rd Street West. Witnesses said Hoheisel didn't stop at a stop sign.

No one else was injured, Wells said.

The accident occurred about 2:35 p.m. Saturday. Hoheisel died from his injuries a few hours later at a Wichita hospital, Wells said.

—Deb Gruver

Taxi driver dies after wrong-way collision

An Olathe woman drove her car the wrong way on I-35 early Sunday and crashed head-on into a taxi, killing the 67-year-old Kansas City man who was driving the taxi.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, which occurred at 1:15 a.m. just south of Seventh Street in Kansas City, Kan.

The victim was identified as Muhudin Sheikh Nur.

The woman, 37, was being treated for critical injuries at the University of Kansas Hospital.

—Kansas City Star

KU hopes upgrades can save $2 million a year

University of Kansas officials are hoping $26 million in energy-efficient improvements will save the school $2 million a year.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the biggest of the upgrades will be at Malott and Haworth halls, where the lab buildings use roughly four times more energy than other buildings.

Overland Park-based Energy Solutions Professionals is hoping to lower that ratio to only twice what it costs for other buildings.

Twelve massive fans have been installed on the top of the buildings to replace the 250 that are used to run fume hoods in the labs. Energy Solutions says new technology has made it possible to improve safety while making the labs more efficient.

Other improvements at the university include updating equipment at its steam plant and replacing urinals, toilets and faucets.

—Associated Press

Submit a photo of your holiday light display

We're collecting pictures of fabulous Wichita-area light displays for a photo gallery. Know of one? Perhaps it boasts multimedia or interactive features like synchronized lights, music or videos.

Tell us about a great display by uploading a photo of it at

Please include the specific street address and the closest major intersection to the address.

—Lori O'Toole Buselt

Join Eagle columnists at restaurant opening

Join The Eagle's Carrie Rengers and Denise Neil for their second On the Town with Carrie and Denise.

The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Newport Grill, a seafood restaurant opening the same day at Bradley Fair at 1900 N. Rock, Suite 144.

Admission will be $10 to benefit the Kansas Food Bank. Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

Have questions about dining in Wichita? Want to be one of the first to check out a new Wichita restaurant? We'll see you there.

—Eagle staff