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Thousands join Women’s March in Wichita

KSN - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:22

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A large crowd of marchers, armed with signs and megaphones, rallied in Wichita today.

Starting at the Keeper of the Plains, more than two-thousand people marched from the Keeper, to just outside the City Hall building.

Organizers say the march was to show support for those marching in Washington, D.C. and across the nation and the world.

Many at the rally say their goal is to educate and empower women of every background.

“I thought we would have maybe 20 to 50 people. Not many,” Women’s March coordinator Brandi Calvert said. “The amount of support in our community has definitely exceeded expectations.”

No official numbers have come out yet, the event’s Facebook page states at least 2,000 people marched through Wichita.

“It’s very important for our voices to be heard, especially in a time like this: when we are not happy with the President,” said marcher Amy Stockham. “We are not going anywhere.”

Marches across the country were also in support of women’s rights, and a call to action to hold newly inaugurated President Donald Trump accountable for human and women’s rights.

A march in Topeka also saw more than 2,000 on hand where people demanded more attention to women’s rights, and others asked women to get involved in Kansas polititcs.

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Trump says he is in 'running war' with media

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 17:07
President Donald Trump started and finished a speech he gave at the CIA headquarters Saturday afternoon by criticizing the "dishonest media." Several of the things he said were inaccurate.
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CIA officers: Trump speech was disrespectful

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:55
CIA officers tell CNN's Jim Sciutto that President Trump's speech at the CIA headquarters was "disrespectful."
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Madonna delivers confrontational, R-rated anti-Trump speech

CNN Politics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:55
Ever the provocateur, Madonna dropped a trio of f-bombs and admitted that she's "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House" during a speech at the Women's March on Washington on Saturday.
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Europe's far-right gather under Trump's playbook

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:53
Swelling music and angry rhetoric, straight from the Donald Trump inauguration playbook, were prominent Saturday as Europe's nationalist parties gathered under the banner "Europe of Nations and Freedom" -- their political bloc in the European Union parliament.
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Europe's far-right leaders speak on Trump at conference

CNN Politics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:53
Swelling music and angry rhetoric, straight from the Donald Trump inauguration playbook, were prominent Saturday as Europe's nationalist parties gathered under the banner "Europe of Nations and Freedom" -- their political bloc in the European Union parliament.
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Trump to CIA: 'I am with you 1,000%'

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:46
President Donald Trump, seeking to demonstrate he backs the intelligence community after a turbulent transition, told CIA employees Saturday at their headquarters: "I am so behind you."
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Trump to CIA: 'I am so behind you'

CNN Politics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:46
President Donald Trump told CIA employees Saturday at their headquarters in Langley, Virginia, "I am so behind you."
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Trump's peculiar CIA speech

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:41
President Donald Trump gave remarks at CIA headquarters a day after being sworn-in as the 45th president.
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Trump's inauguration crowd vs. DC Women's March

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:32
It's going to be impossible to gauge how many people exactly attended the inauguration of Donald Trump in 2017 as opposed to Barack Obama in 2009.
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Trump to CIA: I am so behind you

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:28
During a press conference at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, President Donald Trump says that he is so behind the intelligence community.
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Bergen: Will President Trump restart the drone war?

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:28
The American drone war in Pakistan effectively ended nearly eight months ago when the US conducted its last drone strike, killing the Taliban's leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansour.
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Fiery speeches set crowds alight

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:17
The Women's March on Washington Saturday was the main event of an historic day when millions took to the streets of America.
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Here's what celebrities and activists said in fiery Women's March speeches

CNN Politics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 16:17
The Women's March on Washington Saturday was the main event of an historic day when millions took to the streets of America.
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Ashley Judd: I am a nasty woman

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:59
Ashley Judd speaks at the Women's March on Washington about feminism and inequality one day after President Trump's inauguration.
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Scarlett Johansson to Trump: Support all women

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:57
Actress Scarlett Johansson spoke at the Women's March on Washington to address issues of women health and inequality after President Trump's inauguration.
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Madonna to march critics: F**k you

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:55
Madonna speaks at the Women's March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.
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Short police chase and motorcycle crash causes major sinkhole in Wichita

KSN - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:44

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – All four lanes of Lincoln at South Laura street could be closed for a couple of days, after a sinkhole opened up from a motorcycle crash.

Police say it was a bout 1 a.m. Saturday morning, at the intersection of East Lincoln and South Laura Street, when a motorcycle hit a water hydrant. Officers say they were trying to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation earlier, when the driver of the cycle refused to stop.

The chase only lasting a few minutes, but the damage will take time to repair.

“We have crews on call anyway and we did respond overnight to the incident of the motorcycle accident hitting the hydrant.” says Joe Pajor, Wichita’s Deputy Director of Public Works. “Our water distribution crews got on site and we were able to shut the water off on an isolation valve, a hydrant valve that just turns the water off to the hydrant and, therefore, there were no customers without water.”

The suspect in the crash was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

For now, traffic will be slow in the area for at least a couple of days.

“We have a contractor that does the pavement repairs for any utility work that occurs in the city and that contractor was mobilized today to begin to do assessment work and planning a response,” says Pajor. “And they are going to start working it this weekend to be able to try to get the street partially re-opened. Right now it’s closed off all four lanes of Lincoln.”

Pajor says the crash broke a 12-inch water main, so a lot of water came rushing out in a short time. That water did a lot of damage, causing the sink hole.

The pavement could take until Wednesday to be fixed, according to Pajor.

 

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Trump cake controversy turns out to have many layers

CNN Politics - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:23
The Ace of Cakes was steamed.
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Police search for suspect in armed robbery

KSN - Sat, 01/21/2017 - 15:11

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are looking for a suspect after a local ACE Cash Express was robbed at gunpoint.

Police say it happened Friday at 8 a.m., in the 1500 block of East Central.

A victim says a man entered the business, armed with a handgun, and demanded money.

The suspect took money from the business and fled on foot.

No one was reported harmed in the incident.

Officers are asking anyone with information about the robbery to call the WPD Investigations Section (268-4407) or leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers (267-2111).

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