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Past articles by Matthew:

Carjacker assaults 82-year-old man, steals truck at Towne East Square

A carjacker pushed an 82-year-old man to the ground before stealing his truck. The Ford F-150 has since been located, but police are still searching for the suspect. → Read More

Kansas law now lets drivers refuse a sobriety test. But don’t expect to get off easy

Kansas drivers suspected of driving under the influences can now refuse a police officer’s request for a field sobriety test. However, they will lose their license for a year. → Read More

No injuries after Mooney airplane lands ‘wheels-up’ at Jabara Airport

No one was injured Tuesday morning when a single-engine Mooney airplane landed wheels-up at Jabara Airport in Wichita, skidding off the runway. The runway is closed while emergency crews respond. → Read More

Police identify victim in fatal shooting Saturday evening

Police have identified 35-year-old Justin Green of Wichita as the man who was killed outside a family gathering Saturday evening on the 2400 block of E. 17th Street North. Two other men sustained gunshot wounds. → Read More

A broken van, a struggling family. A community — and a commissioner — step up to help

A Derby family with a 22-year old son in a wheelchair got help from their Sedgwick County commissioner to raise money for a new wheelchair van. The father’s own health issues recently cost him his job. → Read More

What will WSU look for in its next president? Community has academic, business priorities

Wichita State is currently searching for its 14th university president. Under late President John Bardo, WSU committed itself to industry partnership. Its next leader will shape the future of the school. → Read More

First they stole a vehicle in Andover. Then they used it to ram a police car in Wichita

Suspects in a stolen silver Chevrolet Malibu rammed an officer with the Wichita Police Department Thursday evening in East Wichita before escaping. → Read More

Police arrest man after theft of van with three children inside

Thirty-three-year-old Jason Barajas was arrested and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail early Thursday on suspicion of three counts of kidnapping and three counts of aggravated child endangerment. → Read More

Wichita flag license plates raising money for city park projects

The Plates for Parks initiative is raising money for city parks projects through a royalty fee associated with Wichita flag license plates. The Wichita Parks Foundation just gave its first $20,000 check to the City of Wichita. → Read More

Traffic light, turn lanes and sidewalks aim to make intersection by Campus High safer

A $1.16 million partnership between Sedgwick County and the Haysville school district aims to make the intersection of 55th Street South and Meridian by Campus High safer. Construction will begin in May 2020. → Read More

Today is the last day for the public to offer feedback on WSU’s presidential search

The presidential survey on Wichita State’s website closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. The search for the next WSU president is closed, meaning that the public will have no more input on it after the survey closes. → Read More

Want to pet or feed a giant tortoise? New Sedgwick County Zoo experience lets you do that

The Sedgwick County Zoo has expanded its Wild Encounters program to include the Aldabra tortoises. Zoo visitors can now pay to feed, pet, and pose with the three gentle giants every weekend through September. → Read More

Brief ceremony in Wichita will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on Thursday

A brief ceremony Thursday morning will mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The ceremony, held at the Veterans’ Memorial Park, will feature the ringing of eight bells and the playing of taps. → Read More