Edward Runyon, the father of Newton resident Alyssa Runyon and grandfather of 4-year-old Zaylynn Paz, who were found dead in their home on Aug. 8, 2017, talks about how the system failed them. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
On Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, crews hoisted a restored biplane over the gymnasium foyer at Wichita East High School. The project, years in the making, was financed by the East High Class of 1976 and other donors.
The gymnasium lobby at Wichita East High soon will feature a renovated biplane suspended from the ceiling. Principal Ken Thiessen says the project came together with donations from several individuals and groups.
An off-duty police officer recently spotted Kylie Hudlin at a local skating rink wearing shoes that were too small and hurting her feet. Kylie’s father is currently out of work and her grandfather has cancer. Now several people have banded together to get Kylie and her 14-year-old brother new shoes in time for school. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
The Minneapolis Police Department released a video showing a car plunging off the 41st Avenue North overpass onto Interstate 94 and then bursting into flames. Police officers and two civilians were able to get the two passengers out of the car before it became fully engulfed.