The Eagle received two nearly identical questions about Kansas residents who register their vehicles out of state to avoid paying taxes. Both of the questions came from Wichitans concerned about Kansas’ budget shortfalls. (Video by Oliver Morrison and Fernando Salazar / The Wichita Eagle)
Passersby driving on West River Boulevard near Buffum called 911 just before 8 a.m. after finding a late-model Subaru partially submerged in the Little Arkansas River. The car was just south of the North Riverside Park. No one was in the car, and two doors were seen open. Crews removed the SUV at around 8:30 a.m. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore rode his horse, Sassy, to the polls on Dec. 12 to cast his ballot. “This is a very important race for our country, for our state, and for the future,” Moore said.
Nick Mardis came by his love of flathead Fords naturally enough. His parents drove a 1940 Ford when he was a youngster and he had a hopped-up ’39 Ford coupe when he was in high school. “It had a good running flathead in it. It would outrun a ’57 Chevy Duntov Special … those guys couldn’t believe it,” he said. Flathead Fords were a way of life to him, he said.
City Hall is poised to approve a publicly subsidized proposal to build about another 180 downtown apartments, adjacent to the Advanced Learning Library. The “Delano Catalyst” project also includes a 90-room hotel, about 5,000 square feet of commercial development space, a public-transit hub and a bicycle/pedestrian greenway path. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle) (bensound.com)