A federal judge will hear arguments next month on whether to block Spirit AeroSystems from selling off its fabrication operations or laying off workers.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree set an Oct. 8th hearing in Topeka over a lawsuit the Machinists union's filed against Spirit.
The suit says the Machinists gave up the right to strike and accepted pay cuts and smaller wage increases in a 10-year contract negotiated in 2010. It says that in exchange, Spirit agreed to maintain major manufacturing operations in Wichita.
Kansas officials are holding a public hearing this week on proposed signs that people will place on buildings where firearms will be prohibited.
A state law that took effect July 1 legalized the open carry of guns across the state. However, building owners may ban concealed firearms, openly carried guns, or both from their premises if they post signs saying as much.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office was put in charge of creating the signs and proposed the designs earlier this year.
Thirteen years ago, law enforcement, family, and hundreds of volunteers in Wichita conducted an extensive search for an African-American 4-year old by the name of Jaquilla Scales. The preschooler went missing from her home on September 5, 2001.
Jaquilla was last seen just after midnight, asleep with her great-grandmother and little brother at their residence on North Volutsia. Jaquilla’s mother, Eureka Scales, was at a friend’s house at the time of her daughter's disappearance. Eureka remembers rushing home and asking her grandmother what happened.
On Sept. 4, KMUW aired a story about policing in Sedgwick County. We took a look at military equipment acquired through the federal government's 1033 program, including a newly acquired armored vehicle. The following story also focuses on policing in Wichita.
Thirteen years ago today, Jaquilla Scales, a 4-year-old African-American girl, vanished from her Wichita home. No new leads have surfaced, but Jaquilla’s mother still hopes her teenager will be found. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…