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Longwell elected next Wichita mayor

Editor-in-Chief

April 7

Filed under Local, News

Jeff Longwell has been elected Wichita’s next mayor.He will replace outgoing mayor Carl Brewer, who has served as mayor since 2007. Brewer was re-elected in 2011 with 69 percent of the vote.Longwell received 22,132 votes, which ...

Area YMCAs raising funds for families in need

Editor-in-Chief

December 3

Filed under Local, News

‘Tis the season for giving, and for the eight Wichita area YMCAs, that means raising funds for the Strong Communities Campaign.Strong Communities is the Y’s annual fundraiser for low-income families needing to use its facilities...

Fairmount Park suspect charged with attempted murder, rape, arson

November 21

Filed under Local, News

Cornell McNeal, 26, was charged Friday afternoon with attempted capital murder, rape and two counts of arson in connection with the attack at Fairmount Park Nov. 14 that left a 36-year-old woman in critical condition.Fairmount Park is located one block south of the Wichita State campus.Prosecutors are also offeri...

Arrest made in connection with Fairmount Park attack

November 20

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A 26-year-old black male was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the assault of a woman at Fairmount Park last Friday night. The park is one block south of the Wichita State campus.The arrest was made around 7:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of North Battin, accord...

Debra Fraser hired as new KMUW general manager

Staff Report

June 4

Filed under Local, News

Debra Fraser had never been to Kansas until she was recently hired by KMUW to be the next general manager and news director. “It’s been dramatic,” Fraser said, referring to her move from Houston, Texas to the sunflo...