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Classes Begin At Shawnee Heights

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Students are back hitting the books in the Shawnee Heights School District. Some grades returned Wednesday, with the remainder starting Thursday.

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Lucky "Hot Jobs" for the 13th!

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Sears and Hill's Pet Products top the list as Deb and Ralph roll out these area job listings on "13 News at 4" this week.

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Topeka Public Schools, Police Department Team Up

Posted: 08/13/2009 - A new partnership between the Topeka Police Department and Topeka Public Schools will save money this school year, according to USD 501 Superintendent, Dr. Kevin Singer.

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Funding Uncertainties Cause Project Delay

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Uncertainty about federal funding has caused Kansas Department of Transportation leaders to delay a recently-announced project in Johnson County.

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Topeka Doctor Indicted On Drug Charges

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Physician Ethan E. Bickelhaupt, 57, Topeka, Kan., is charged with five counts of diverting controlled substances and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch said Thursday.

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Wildfire Forces Evacuation In Northern California

Posted: 08/13/2009 - A fast-moving wildfire near the Santa Cruz Mountains prompted the mandatory evacuation of about 250 residences in northern California early Thursday, a fire official said.

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U.S. Postal Service Enters "Twilight Zone"

Posted: 08/13/2009 - The U.S. Postal Service has just entered "The Twilight Zone." The classic show appears on one of 20 stamps released this week, featuring 1950s hit television shows.

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Study Ranks States' 'Vulnerability' To Oil Prices

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Americans are still far too dependent on foreign oil, and states aren't doing enough to change that, according to a study by an environmental group ranking states on an "oil vulnerability" scale.

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Felony Theft Arrest Made Overnight

Posted: 08/13/2009 - Adam Purvis was arrested after Topeka Police discovered him pulling a stolen trailer from a Lowe's store overnight.

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Marines Launch New Offensive In Afghanistan

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The first wave in a new offensive in Afghanistan killed seven enemy fighters, but U.S. Marines say they met with heavy Taliban resistance.

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Inmates Wreck Prison

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Hundreds of inmates using pipes and shanks as weapons trashed a California prison, burning a courtyard, ripping beds to shreds and tearing bathroom sinks from walls, a new video of the weekend riot's aftermath shows.

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Life on Mars? Not Likely..

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A rapid loss of methane gas means the red planet may be too hostile to support life. Here are some of the other reasons.

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Health Care Town Halls Turn Fiery

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Across the country Democratic lawmakers are facing voters frustrated with health care legislation. On Capitol Hill, Democrats set up a war room to help lawmakers answer unhappy crowds.

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Will Economic Uptick Hurt Obama's Health Argument

Posted: 08/12/2009 - President Obama built his push for a sweeping overhaul of the health care system on the premise that reform is essential for economic recovery. But with some economists saying the recession shows signs of ending, will that weaken Obama's argument?

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Mapping The World One Street At A Time

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Between GPS devices on your car's dashboard and digital maps of almost any locale in the world on your smartphone or laptop, it's hard to get lost these days.Meet the people at Tele Atlas, the company that provides so-called "base maps" to such high-profile clients as Google, MapQuest and RIM, the maker of the BlackBerry.

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