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Monica Castro


Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Monica:

Inter-Faith Ministries is allowing homeless to bring their dogs

Right now, Inter-Faith Ministries is only taking in pets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can house up to 4 dogs now but sometime this fall it will open up another area to house more dogs and even cats. → Read More

Hoverboard to blame for northwest Wichita house fire

The Wichita Fire Department says a hoverboard is to blame for a fire at a family's home over the weekend. → Read More

Bob Dole statue unveiled at Washburn University

Topeka's Washburn University unveiled a new statue to one of its famous alums: Bob Dole. → Read More

Campus High School parent designs special shirt to honor Deputy Kunze

A parent at Campus High School in Haysville designed a special T-shirt so students and staff can show support, and the screen presses are hard at work. → Read More

Hundreds of Wichitans sign flag for fallen Sedgwick County deputy

Hundreds of Wichitans showed up this morning to the Law Enforcement Memorial to sign their names or leave a message of support on a Thin Blue Line flag for Deputy Robert Kunze. → Read More

Committee says Century II is past its prime, action needed

Century II opened its doors in 1969 and was the premier place for performing arts in Wichita at the time. But fast forward to today and the building is falling apart. → Read More

Walnut Valley Festival brings creativity in all forms

The Walnut Valley Festival is known for it's musical performances but the talent isn't just on the stage. Venturing into the campgrounds you'll find creativity in all forms. → Read More

Deductions, withholding part of 2018 tax changes

For many filing taxes isn't fun, it can be time consuming and stressful. Shelby Andrews does it herself. She said, "I don't look forward to doing it but I look forward to the money coming in at the... → Read More

Wichita family wants stolen Buddha statue returned

It was a double knock out for the family, their home caught fire while they were out of town, then burglars broke in. Stephanie Moore says a Buddha statue used to sit proudly in front of her house... → Read More

It's official. Dave & Buster's is coming to Wichita

Dave & Busters is a restaurant many people have been wanting to see in Wichita. At last, it's on its way. → Read More

Kroger to ditch plastic bags at all of its stores

Plastic bags won't be an option for shoppers at Dillons in the near future. The Kroger Co. announced it would be getting rid of its plastic bags to sack groceries. Shoppers like Glen Taylor say th... → Read More

Camera catches crook stealing from Wichita women's boutique

Surveillance video shows the man going through the broken door and making his way toward the back of Azteka’s Boutique. → Read More

School buses will fill Wichita's roadways for first day of school Wednesday

Wednesday morning yellow school buses will fill Wichita’s roadways Student First bus drivers have been out since last week on dry-runs to get familiar with the routes for the first day of school. → Read More

Wichita's Historic Preservation Office cleans up Minisa Bridge vandalism

Wichita’s Historic Preservation Office cleans up the Minisa Bridge weeks after it was vandalized. → Read More

Tiny home village planned for Wichita is receiving opposition

Brady Sherman proudly walks next to land that could soon house dozens of tiny homes. He's the CEO and Co-Founder of MicroMansions, a community targeted for millennials and empty-nesters. → Read More

Kansas Highway Patrols uses aircraft unit to catch suspects

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Tauer's office is the sky, “it’s a majestic view looking out our window.” He's a pilot for the aircraft unit and Friday he played a big part in tracking down a su... → Read More

Wichita Fire Department urges people to install CO detectors in their homes

It's called the invisible killer; carbon monoxide or CO can make you sick and even be fatal. It’s odorless and colorless. Jose Ocadiz with the Wichita Fire Department says people can be exposed fr... → Read More

El Dorado Police take to social media to address homelessness, drug activity

When the El Dorado Police department read all the posts about people's concerns over homelessness in this area. They took to social media themselves to address the issue. You may have seen a lengt... → Read More

Fire, water damage at Greenway Manor displaces more than 70 residents

A fire at a senior living complex run by the city of Wichita impacted 84 total residents. Of those, 70 had to be temporarily placed in hotels around downtown Wichita. → Read More

Wichita's proposed budget includes adding more officers, repairing neighborhood streets

In Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly briefing says there won’t be as many cuts as initially proposed. He says continuing to enhance Wichita’s quality of life is top priority and that includes adding mor... → Read More