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Law enforcement agencies throughout Kansas are increasing their patrols for impaired drivers the next few weeks.

The stepped up enforcement is part of a national traffic safety campaign called “You drink. You drive. You Lose.” Expect to see billboards and commercials with the message, too.

Officers will target drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Chris Bortz with the Kansas Department of Transportation says men under 34 are the biggest offenders.

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An off-duty Wichita police officer killed an intruder who had entered his home and threatened him with a gun, Chief Gordon Ramsay said Tuesday.

The officer also was shot, but has since been released from the hospital, Ramsay said. He identified the man killed as 24-year-old Christian Webb. Officials did not identify the officer.

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Federal prosecutors have revived an effort to target violent crime in Kansas, this time with a focus on Wichita and Garden City, U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister announced Thursday.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative prioritizes federal prosecutions of repeat violent offenders and convicted criminals who carry firearms.

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The Wichita Coalition for Child Abuse Prevention has launched a campaign designed to prevent newborn abandonment.

Under Kansas law, instead of abandoning an unwanted baby, a parent can leave an uninjured child with someone on duty at an officially designated Safe Haven location without fear of prosecution.

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Wichita police say that Emily Glass, questioned in the disappearance and death of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, was found dead early Friday morning.

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An online mapping service is providing up-to-date information about crimes that happen in the city of Wichita.

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Three men were charged in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday in connection with the fake emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of a Wichita man last December.

Tyler Barriss, 25, is accused of making the fake emergency call — often referred to as swatting — on Dec. 28. He is charged with making a hoax report to emergency services, cyberstalking, wire fraud and conspiracy.

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Law enforcement agencies in the Wichita area and across Kansas will begin increased enforcement of seat belt rules and other traffic laws beginning Monday.

The annual Click It or Ticket campaign will run through Sunday, June 3. More than 150 agencies in Kansas will participate.

Drivers can expect strict enforcement of the state’s seat belt laws and rules that govern child safety seats and booster seats. Law enforcement will be especially active at night because seat belt usage falls after dusk, according to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.

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Law enforcement officials are ramping up their presence during the NCAA tournament in Wichita.

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The Wichita Police Department launched its new motorcycle unit Thursday.

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