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It's Official: USD 501 Closing 3 Elementary Schools

Posted: 05/05/2011 - USD 501 will close Linn, Lundgren and Quinton Heights in a few weeks, with Avondale East to follow next year. See our post meeting interview with Dr. Kevin Singer to find out what happens now.

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Kansans Drop 1.5 Tons of Prescription Drugs

Posted: 05/05/2011 - Don't throw expired prescription medications in the trash or in our sewer lines. Kansans heeded the advice Saturday, for a safe disposal of more than 3,380 pounds of pills and other medications.

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Monday Farmer's Market Returns at the Library

Posted: 05/05/2011 - A fresh idea each week, the Topeka Library's Farmer's Market on Mondays keeps shoppers searching for good deals two days after the downtown Farmer's Market.

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Hays House Re-Opens With New Ownership

Updated: 05/04/2011 - Morris County's famed Hays House Restaurant reopens Thursday after this week's changing hands of ownership. But the new owners have long-time roots in Council Grove. (p.s. This is one of Ralph's favorite Kansas restaurants!)

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Child Star, Actor/ Director Jackie Cooper Dies

Updated: 05/04/2011 - He was one of the original kids in "Our Gang," and starred in fabled black and white sitcoms like "The People's Choice" and "Hennessey" as a Navy doctor. Jackie Cooper used his considerable talents to direct several episodes of "M*A*S*H" too.

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Junction City Teacher Wins New Car in Final Minutes

Posted: 05/03/2011 - Rebecca McMillin Beckman, a 25-year veteran teacher in Junction City, was handed the keys to a new Toyota Yaris Tuesday at Little Apple Toyota. The Manhattan dealership has given the winning teacher a new car, for the past six school years.

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First Lady to Host Charity Golf Tournament

Posted: 05/03/2011 - The Rally for Families Golf Tournament is being hosted by new First Lady Mary Brownback. Money raised will assist families with adoption expenses. Here's how to get into the four-person scramble event.

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Topeka Police Looking for New Recruits

Posted: 05/03/2011 - Do you have what it takes to become a Topeka Police Officer? Find out the dates and times of the latest TPD recruiting effort.

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Will the U.S. Release the Gruesome Photos of Bin Laden?

Posted: 05/02/2011 - With questions already surfacing about whether Osama bin Laden is really dead, advisor John Brennan and the Obama administration are being pressed over whether it would release photographic evidence of the body. (Photo from AP.)

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NFL Lockout Back On; Appeals Court Sides With Owners

Posted: 04/29/2011 - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, right, and tight end Jason Witten run drills at the team's headquarters and training facility, April 29, 2011, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

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William, Kate Start New Chapter of Their Lives

Posted: 04/29/2011 - Sealed with two kisses and tender whispered words, Prince William and Kate Middleton smiled and blushed Friday as they started their life as future king and queen.

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At Least 40 Killed as Tornadoes Pummel Alabama

Updated: 04/27/2011 - 40 more victims are dead in Alabama as twisters swirl through the two-state area. Tuscaloosa's mayor reports the city that's home to the University of Alabama suffered "massive damage" on a night where 64 lives were claimed in the multi-state region.

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Couric On the Record: "I'm Leaving The Evening News"

Posted: 04/26/2011 - Katie Couric's on her way to London to anchor CBS coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton Friday morning, but shortly after, will begin her journey of parting ways with the third-rated network newscast.

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Abilene Welcomes More Declaration Viewers Wednesday

Posted: 04/26/2011 - With big crowds flocking to the Eisenhower Library to see one of the original copies, today's your final chance to view a real copy of the document that set our nation apart from the world.

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