Updated: 10:47 PM Medical Arts Pharmacy and Healthwise 55 are sponsoring a shingles vaccination clinic. Targeted toward people over age 60, Zostavax is the first vaccine that can prevent shingles and reduce the frequency and severity of painful outbreaks in those who have it.
Updated: 9:28 PM Topeka Police Detectives are investigating graffiti left on Developer Gene Jani's garage door as criminal damage to property and making a criminal threat. Jani's wife and 8-year-old daughter were the first to see the graffiti spray-painted on one of their garage doors.
Updated: 9:29 PM Mission Valley High School and Community Blood Center team up to help save lives today. The high school hosted a KU vs. K-State blood drive today. Donors got a free shirt, beads, and can vote for their favorite team.
Updated: 8:21 PM A lawsuit filed by the Target Corporation against Shawnee County, the City of Topeka and Go Topeka is one step closer to an out of court settlement. All three Shawnee County Commissioners voted to approve the settlement.
Updated: 8:05 PM Shard -- or ostracon -- found during excavations of a 10th century BC fortress. Elah Fortress in Khirbet Qeiyafa is about 20 miles southwest of Jerusalem. Researchers say the text was clearly written by a trained scribe. Carbon dating and pottery analysis dates inscription to time of King David.
Updated: 6:08 PM Scared and out of money, Americans stopped buying everything from cars to corn flakes in the July-September quarter, ratcheting back spending by the largest amount in 28 years and jolting the national economy into what could be the most painful recession in decades.
Updated: 6:06 PM In a stark acknowledgment of the tough times ahead in the credit card industry, American Express Co. said Thursday that it plans to cut 7,000 jobs, or about 10 percent of its worldwide work force, in an effort to slash costs by $1.8 billion in 2009.
Updated: 6:05 PM Wall Street showed some welcome signs of stability Thursday, taking a downbeat gross domestic product report in stride and driving the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 190 points in relatively calm trading.
Updated: 6:03 PM The convicted felon suspected in the slayings of actress-singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew told police he is innocent but balked at taking a lie-detector test, a police official said.
Updated: 6:01 PM Officials say Barack Obama's campaign has approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff if Obama wins the presidential election. They spoke of the contact Thursday as the marathon presidential race entered its final, frenzied stretch with a Democratic tilt.
Updated: 5:58 PM A federal jury on Thursday convicted the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor in the first case brought under a 1994 U.S. law allowing prosecution for torture and atrocities committed overseas.
Updated: 5:56 PM For 16 years, real horror overshadowed the make-believe terror of Halloween in this Pennsylvania town, where trick-or-treating after dark was banned after an 11-year-old girl was abducted off the street and murdered.
Updated: 5:46 PM Topeka has a new place for teens to have fun with reading. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosted the grand opening Thursday of a new center dedicated to teen library users.
Posted: 5:29 PM (CNN) — Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, has become an integral part of John McCain's presidential bid, but it appears the Arizona senator's campaign and the now-famous Toledo plumber need to work on their communication skills.
Updated: 5:27 PM (CNN) — The major networks may just wish Barack Obama took up more airtime after taking a look at the ratings for the Democratic presidential candidate's 30-minute infomercial Wednesday night.