Who does Naftzger Park belong to?

In anticipation of Wichita’s opportunity to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament next year, the City Council voted on Tuesday to dedicate funds from the Center City South Redevelopment District toward the redesign and reconstruction of M.C. Naftzger Memorial Park, a key public space in the heart of downtown Wichita. As The Wichita Eagle reported on Tuesday, “city and tourism officials who want to put Wichita’s best face forward” during the tournament are troubled by the current state of Naftzger Park, which “is now heavily used as a gathering site by homeless people.”

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Surveillance footage of burglar at photography studio

This surveillance footage shows a burglar at Kacy Meinecke Photography's downtown studio Tuesday morning, May 23, 2017. The video, shared to Facebook, quickly led to his arrest. (Courtesy of Kacy Meinecke)
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Surveillance footage of burglar at photography studio 2:33

Surveillance footage of burglar at photography studio

Two shot next to McAdams Park 1:12

Two shot next to McAdams Park

Sasnak Management's HomeGrown concept debuts 1:24

Sasnak Management's HomeGrown concept debuts

Listen to Toni Anderson talk with police officer during traffic stop 5:01

Listen to Toni Anderson talk with police officer during traffic stop