KAKE News Investigates: Getting your apartment deposit back

When people leave a place after renting, they’re generally hoping to get some of that money back. That was a long and difficult journey for one Wichita woman who has been begging an apartment complex for months to return her money. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lessons learned after Riverfront Stadium’s first game ahead of Wind Surge debut

One big improvement coming before the Wichita Wind Surge plays its first game next month is parking. Tuesday, Wichita City Council approved a contract to put in a parking lot just west of the stadium, adding 500 new spaces. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Kansas pauses use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns

In a joint statement Tuesday, the CDC and FDA said they were investigating unusual clots in six women that occurred 6 to 13 days after vaccination. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Local community reacts to halt of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

To give you an idea of how many people this impacts in Sedgwick County, today alone, 1,300 people were signed up to get the J & J vaccine. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

People of Jetmore say goodbye to iconic city structure

The $2.3 million project consisted of new water lines and a much larger water tower. The old, iconic structure was built in 1914. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Textron wins $95M contract for T-6 sustainment work

The contract provides sustaining engineering and program management services for the T-6 aircraft. The work will be done in Wichita and is expected to be completed in April 2026. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Brazilian COVID-19 variant identified in Sedgwick County

A case investigation is being conducted to determine how the individual became infected with the variant, as well as others who may have been exposed. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Stimulus-enhanced child tax credits should start flowing in July, IRS chief says

For this year, families can receive a credit of $3,600 for each child under 6 and $3,000 for each one under age 18, up from the current credit of up to $2,000 per child under age 17. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Kansas insurers, hospitals wrestle over how much your telehealth visit should cost

A wide range of medical and mental health care weathered the forced exodus from bricks and mortar to the online realm during the pandemic. Many patients appreciated the convenience. Many doctors found it effective. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Venue owners ‘optimistic’ after Gov. Kelly announces more financial help

More financial help is coming for event venues in Kansas thanks to Governor Laura Kelly announcing $16 billion in grants to help venues impacted back the pandemic. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Lots of positions, no one to fill them as businesses struggle to compete with unemployment benefits

When the pandemic started, businesses like Side Pockets in west Wichita were hit hard, causing a loss in revenue, layoffs, and even closures. But as things are now finally picking back up, many employers are facing the opposite problem. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon described the shooting as “an accidental discharge.” It happened as police were trying to arrest the man on an outstanding warrant. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Falsely accused Iraqi-American reacts to newly released bodycam footage of the incident

Nearly four years later, KAKE News obtained police bodycam video of the incident, and Ali watched it with us for the very first time. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Teen critically injured in west Wichita apartment fire

A fire at a duplex in west Wichita has left a 17-year-old girl in critical condition.  Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Childhood obesity concerns

Another serious health issue may be rising out of the pandemic, childhood obesity. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Chiefs rally to beat Broncos 22-16 to clinch playoff berth

The Chiefs overcame some red-zone woes and major mistakes that cost them two more scores to hold off the Denver Broncos 22-16. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Covid-19 slowing opportunities for Santa’s helpers

The pandemic has limited appearance opportunities for some of those who dress up as Santa for the holidays. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Shopping local becoming a priority for Kansans

In the middle of the pandemic, many Kansans say their Christmas shopping plans are changing this year. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

15-year-old Wichita boy steps up big to give others the opportunity he never had

15-year-old Tarryn Barnes loves shoes. But growing up, he’s never been able to afford nice ones. He decided that instead of complaining about what he didn’t have, to step up and put his passion to work, giving others the opportunity he never had. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Wichita school district asking elementary families to have plan in case schools move remote

The Wichita school district is asking parents of elementary students to have a plan in place in case schools move online as COVID-19 cases in Sedgwick County increase.  Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Gregg Marshall has not been at practice all week

Wichita State men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall was not at WSU’s practice on Thursday due to “personal reasons”, a university spokesperson confirmed to KAKE Sports.  Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Officials prepping for Election Day

The Wichita Police Department and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office are prepping for Election Day as well making sure to be on high alert if anything happens. Top Featured Tags: – Kansas NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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