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Kotter's "Horshack," Ron Palillo, Dies at 63

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Palillo played Arnold Horshack on "Welcome Back, Kotter" He's died of a heart attack in Florida at age 63, according to his agent. Palillo had been teaching acting to high school students.

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Legendary UP Locomotive 844 Rolls Into Topeka Tuesday

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Locomotive 844's leg of the trip has it traveling through Kansas, and continuing on to Colorado, before making a turn to the north and arriving back in Omaha to complete its journey.

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KCSL Announces New Bullying Hotline Resource

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The Kansas Department of Education and Children’s Service League (KCSL) has recognized the need for parents and young people to have a hotline directly dealing with bullying.

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Rep. Jackson Suffers From Bipolar Disorder

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic. Jackson's wife recently said he was suffering from depression. Jackson has not been on Capitol Hill for the past three months.

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CDC: Nearly 30 Percent Of Adult Kansans Are Obese

Posted: 08/13/2012 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that 29.6 percent of Kansans were classified as obese in 2011. That's up slightly from the 2010 rate of 29.4 percent.

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Report: Condition Of Kansas Crops Worsens

Posted: 08/13/2012 - Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service released its weekly snapshot Monday _ a dismal report that put numbers to the unfolding agricultural disaster.

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More Americans Over 50 Live Together But Don't Marry

Posted: 08/13/2012 - More and more Americans over age 50 are choosing to live with their partner instead of getting married, according to a new study, which found that cohabitation among adults in that age range has more than doubled in the past decade.

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Mars Rover Mission's 'Mohawk Guy' Inspires Obama

Posted: 08/13/2012 - "Mohawk Guy," whose real name is Bobak Ferdowsi, has become famous for his look during the rover landing last week. As the world waited for Curiosity to touch down, Ferdowsi sported a red-and-black mohawk with yellow stars dyed on the sides of his head.

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Panorama of Mars Shows Curiosity's Prime Target

Updated: 08/22/2012 - 360-degree color panorama of Gale Crater includes Mount Sharp. The peak is the Mars rover Curiosity's prime target. The Curiosity rover performed "flawlessly" on its third day on Mars, according to NASA controllers.

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Moon Lander Morpheous Crashes, Burns in Test

Updated: 08/22/2012 - The unmanned Morpheus is designed to carry cargo to the moon. NASA calls failed tests "part of the development process," as operators recover data from the crashed lander.

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Kansas Consumers Beware of Bank Card Scam

Posted: 08/09/2012 - The BBB wants to warn consumers of these scams whether it is a call on your landline, cellphone, email etc… DO NOT RESPOND to these random notices.

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Chiefs Partner with KU Hospital

Posted: 08/09/2012 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ The University of Kansas Hospital has become the official health care provider of the Kansas City Chiefs and will have its name on the team's training facility near Arrowhead Stadium.

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Court, TPD Eye e-Ticket To The Future

Posted: 08/09/2012 - Anyone who has ever received a traffic ticket, has probably thought about contesting it - and not least because he or she couldn't read the officer's handwriting.

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1.3 Million Dishwashers Recalled

Posted: 08/09/2012 - More than 1 million GE and Hotpoint dishwashers are being recalled after a series of fires.

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Police Release More Details on Randy Travis DUI in Texas

Updated: 08/22/2012 - Travis crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, Texas officials said Wednesday; the second arrest this year for Travis, who was also cited in February for public intoxication.

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ESU Academic Year Begins with General Assembly

Posted: 08/08/2012 - Next Monday's assembly is an opportunity to reflect on the first eight seven months of Dr. Michael D. Shonrock’s tenure as president of Emporia State.

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The Pink Heals Tour Ready for Thursday Action

Posted: 08/08/2012 - The Topeka Fire Department, and Topeka Fire Fighters Local 83 and other local departments are hosting the "Pink Heals Tour" on Thursday, the 9th. Here are the times and locations for the life-saving tour.

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KDHE Waste Management Recruiting AmeriCorps Members

Posted: 08/08/2012 - Four AmeriCorps service members will work with Unified School Districts in rural Western areas of Kansas (West of US highway 281) to conduct environmental audits. Here's how to qualify.

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Pastor Pulls Away From Pack To Take On Jenkins

Posted: 08/07/2012 - Tobias Schlingensiepen held about a 200-vote margin between himself and Robert Eye most of the night Tuesday before pulling away in the Democratic primary in the state's 2nd Congressional district.

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