wichita News

Wichita, Kansas Denies Insurer’s Claim from Apartment Standoff

The city of Wichita, Kan., has denied a claim of more than $400,000 from the insurer of an apartment complex that was damaged during a long standoff last summer. Auto-Owners Insurance Co. is seeking $411,411 for damages to the Southlake …

Orndorff Joins IMA Financial Group as Senior VP, Human Resources

The IMA Financial Group Inc., headquartered in Wichita, Kan., announced that Kyle Orndorff has returned to the company as senior vice president of human resources. Based in IMA’s Wichita office, Orndorff will oversee all human resources functions throughout IMA’s offices …

Wichita, Kansas Officials Seek to Curb Thefts of Copper

In a move to curb increased thefts of copper and other metals, Wichita city officials and local police are considering revising the city’s scrap metal ordinance. Expected to be brought to the city council by early fall, the revision would …

Storm Caused $2M in Damage to Wichita Schools

School district officials in Wichita, Kan., say a violent storm that swept through the city last weekend caused extensive damage to several schools. The Wichita Eagle reports district officials estimate the total damage at $2 million. Insurance is expected to …

Copper Thieves Cause $750K in Damage in Wichita, Kan.

Copper thieves tore out electrical systems at a Wichita industrial park, causing about $750,000 in damage. The theft was reported Sept. 14 at Kamen Industrial Park in Wichita. Police said the vandals stole about 2,000 feet of copper wiring. The …

Kansas Tornado Relief Efforts Turn Toward Housing

With debris cleanup now in its second week, immediate relief efforts for Kansas tornado victims have been scaled back as disaster help moves into the next stage. The Small Business Administration is taking applications for low-interest federal loans to homeowners, …

Tornado Cost Wichita, Kansas Area $146.3M

Sedgwick County, Kansas, officials say the tornado that hit Oaklawn and southeast Wichita on April 14 caused an estimated $146.3 million in damage. County officials say the tornado damaged or destroyed 776 homes and 86 businesses, and affected another 3,481 …

Tornado Damage in Wichita, Kansas, Interrupts Aircraft Industry

Tornado damage in Kansas’ aircraft manufacturing hub could have a ripple effect on the industry, analysts have warned, even as airplane makers Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft and nearby parts maker Spirit AeroSystems were still tallying losses. All three companies were …