Dedicated to prisoners of war and those missing in action, the 2017 Run for the Wall stopped in Kansas as part of the cross country tradition started in 1989. The organization also honors the memory of those killed in action, and promotes support for all military personnel. They are expected to arrive in Washington, D.C. on May 26.
Rural Barton County resident Tyler Swank's home got hit by a tornado Tuesday night, May 16, 2017, injuring him and destroying his home just west of Great Bend. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
The Praise Ranch Ministry, which shelters children who are abused, took a hit from a tornado Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Luckily, no children were there except for the family of Ted Detelo, and no one was hurt even though the building suffered some major damage. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
Severe storms, including several with tornado warnings, made their way across the middle of the state on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Any damage reports were minimal. (Video by Travis Heying / The Wichita Eagle)
Topeka police Officer Aaron Bulmer noticed a boy heading toward a pond near a community center on Sunday, April 30, 2017. When the boy fell into the pond, Bulmer immediately jumped in and pulled the boy to safety. (Video courtesy of Topeka Police Department)
Praise showered over the six Pittsburg, Kan., high school students who uncovered shady credentials of a newly hired principal, culminated Saturday night with them standing in a room full of national journalists, celebrities and Washington elite, amid rousing applause. The six high school journalists were guests of the Huffington Post at one of the biggest Washington, D.C., events of the year; the White House Correspondents’ Dinner held Saturday at the Washington Hilton.
Emily Smith, the journalism teacher at Pittsburg High School, talks about the trials and tribulations she and her students went through before publishing an article critical of the newly hired principal. They eventually received national acclaim and an invitation to the White House Correspondents Dinner. (Video by Oliver Morrison / The Wichita Eagle)
A drone's-eye view 10 years after an EF-5 tornado swept through Greensburg on May 4, 2007. The small Kansas town has been focused on rebuilding and moving on. Grass grows where homes were ripped away, new neatly patterned drives and sidewalks take their place. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle)