Updated: 9:21 PM Thousands of Latin American immigrants, both legal and illegal, are going back home as the economic crisis in the U.S. causes jobs to dry up. Some authorities say they are seeing a bigger-than-usual reverse-immigration effect this year.
Updated: 9:18 PM A United States Postal worker is being recognized for all his years of service. Brian McCann was presented Friday with the 2008 Topeka Post Office Sunflower Award. The award honors those who have continuously provided customers with exceptional service.
Updated: 9:14 PM Lawrence Police say there are no signs of foul play in the deaths of two men whose bodies were found in a wooded area near the city's Amtrak station Friday afternoon. They are identified as an 18-year old from Oklahoma and a 29-year old from Indiana.
Updated: 9:07 PM Porubsky's Deli, 508 NE Sardou, invited people to a "story swap" Friday night. The memories will be complied into a documentary on the store that's been open for more than 60 years in Topeka.
Updated: 9:00 PM The U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua has released a statement criticizing the country's delays in accrediting election observers, saying it places in doubt the fairness of upcoming municipal balloting.
Posted: 8:56 PM Authorities in Newark, New Jersey, say five drive-by shootings in quick succession have left two dead and two others wounded. The suspects in a white Infiniti SUV got away from police who gave chase.
Updated: 8:51 PM Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin dropped the ceremonial first puck at an NHL game for the second time this month. Palin then watched the game from a luxury box with Blues principal owner Dave Checketts, waving to the crowd and even reaching over the railing to shake a few hands.
Updated: 8:47 PM The brother of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain says he'll withdraw from campaign activities after calling 911 to complain about traffic. Joe McCain says he's sorry about the call.
Updated: 8:44 PM Apple Inc. has joined the short list of publicly traded companies to oppose a ballot measure that would take away the right of same-sex couples to marry in California. An Apple spokesman declined to elaborate on the company's position.
Updated: 8:36 PM A newspaper reports Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick may have transferred some appointees into civil service positions before he left office. The Detroit News reported Friday that it has identified six people who were moved last month into the Detroit Workforce Development Department.
Updated: 8:30 PM Funeral arrangements for three year old Tre'vonte Williams-Lucas, who died of a gunshot wound last week, have been set. His family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. A service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Bowser Johnson Funeral Chapel.
Updated: 9:46 PM Chicago police say the mother and brother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson were found shot to death Friday. They've also issued an Amber Alert for a 7-year old boy, identified as the mother's grandson.
Updated: 8:08 PM Manhattan USD 383, USD 364 in Marshall County, and USD 441 in Nemaha County will vote on multi-million dollars bonds to fund school improvements. Cloud County will vote on a $28.9 million bond that would fund a County Hospital to be located in Concordia
Updated: 7:57 PM Sources tell 13 News Rich and Louann at US 103 FM, Chris Gallagher of KMAJ FM and K.C. Garrett of V100 FM all were let go today. The staff at those stations was told it’s a matter of budget cuts being made at the stations.
Updated: 7:50 PM Lawrence Police found two deceased male bodies in a tent in a wooded area just north of the Lawrence Amtrak station at 413 E. 7th Street. Stay tuned to 13 News for more information as further details are released.
Updated: 7:10 PM A Holton USD 336 bond issue would bring all Pre-K through 5th grade classes into one new building, leaving the Colorado Elementary building and the district office building for sale, while the offices move to the Central Elementary building. A similar issue failed in 2003.
Updated: 6:08 PM Two people are behind bars for an attempted burglary that was thwarted by a big rig. It happened at a business in the 3300 block of SW 77th around noon Thursday. Authorities say the two "would-be" burglars saw the business owner arrive, and when they tried to escape in their truck, the businessman used an 18-wheeler to block them in.
Updated: 5:45 PM We showed you Tuesday how Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles was honored at the city council meeting for being named fire chief of the year by the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs. Now, Giles is being criticized for not recognizing a Topeka firefighter who was given the highest honor for firefighters by that same association.