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Kansas Governor Enjoying Time Awaiting HHS Confirmation

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she continues enjoying each day as Kansas Governor, but is also excited for the opportunity to work on issues helping children and families if confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Topeka Woman Charged with Having Sex with Inmate

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Topeka woman has been charged with two counts of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate. Court records say 33-year-old Brenda Jo Hitt made a first court appearance Thursday in Shawnee County District Court. She was arrested and charged Wednesday.

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Four Inducted Into Topeka Business Hall of Fame

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The three living inductees included Sam Barham, founder of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Maynard Oliverius, President and C.E.O. of Stormont-Vail, Kent Garlinghouse of M-C Industries and Nancy Perry, former C.E.O. of the United Way of Greater Topeka.

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Spring Could Lift Winter Blues

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Shorter days of winter can have a negative impact on your mood, but the longer days of spring should help you lighten up.

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Michigan Man Pleads No Contest to Killing 3 Teens

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A man faces life in prison after he pleaded no contest Thursday to gunning down three youths and trying to kill six others in a river ambush near the Wisconsin-Michigan state line last summer.

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RV Maker Monaco Coach Files for Chapter 11

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Recreational vehicle maker Monaco Coach Corp., which has seen sales plunge amid the recession, said Thursday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Slain Suspect Jumped judge with 6-inch Metal Spike

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Investigators on Thursday were trying to figure out how a murder suspect sneaked a 6-inch metal spike into the Stockton courtroom where he attacked a judge with the handcrafted weapon before a detective shot him to death.

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Topeka Goodyear Workers Approve Contract Provisions

Updated: 03/05/2009 - United Steelworkers Local 307 approved contract revisions with Goodyear. The deal means up to 100 workers at the Topeka plant can accept buyoffs. Up to 225 positions total may be eliminated.

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"13 Job Search at 4" Begins Friday

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Ralph Hipp teams up with Kansas Works Deb Rodenbaugh to offer HOT JOBS every week on 13 News at 4, starting March 6th.

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Hallmark Employees Lend Helping Hand

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Topeka's Hallmark plant is also seeing a slowdown from the slumping economy. But rather than laying off its employees it's paying them to do volunteer work.

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13 Job Search at 4!

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Ralph and Deb are advertising good-paying jobs that are open in Kansas, in the first of our weekly "13 Job Search at 4" segments. Here's our first list of five "Hot Jobs" to see if you qualify.

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Kansas Senate Debates Bill on Coal-fired Plants

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The Senate debates a bill today to clear the way for coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. It's the latest round in a fight over coal plants between Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and most legislators.

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Former Pro Wrestler Accused in Nursing Home Death

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Verne Gagne, 82 and suffering from Alzheimer's disease, apparently body-slammed a 97-year-old fellow patient at the suburban nursing home where they both lived, causing the man's death.

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Sumner School Auctioned Finalized

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The historic Sumner School building is now officially owned by Zaire Thomas. His financial backer, Bishop W.R. Portee dropped by Topeka on Thursday to sign paperwork, and spoke about the future of the building.

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Indian company buys Gandhi possessions for $1.8M

Updated: 03/05/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Mohandas Gandhi's eyeglasses and other items have been sold at auction for $1.8 million to an Indian freight company that says it wants to donate the possessions to the Indian government.

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Memphis car blast injures woman when fumes ignite

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A cleaning woman who was trying to light a cigarette inside her car instead ignited fumes from cleaning products and caused an explosion that blew out the vehicle's windows and sun roof, police said.

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Police dress as firefighters to arrest NH man

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Police in Newport, N.H., say they dressed as firefighters to trick a man and arrest him after he pointed a shotgun at an officer. Police set off a fire alarm to evacuate an apartment building Tuesday night and arrested 34-year-old Matthew Miller when he opened his door.

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Brothers say Chimp Attack Victim is Tough

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Connecticut woman savagely attacked by a chimpanzee is fighting for her life, but her family isn't about to give up on a woman so tough she competed on the rodeo circuit and once drove herself to the hospital to give birth.

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Bus driver charged with egging on snowball attack

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A school bus driver has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor after she allegedly offered students cash to throw snowballs at a 13-year-old boy. The woman was arrested Wednesday.

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Motorcycle Shops say Lead Law Weighs them Down

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The federal law, which took effect Feb. 10, bans lead above a minuscule level in children's toys. The trade group wants federal regulators to exempt motorcycles from the law because they don't pose a threat to kids.

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Man at border asks for manners, gets pepper spray

Updated: 03/05/2009 - A Canadian says he got a face full of pepper spray after repeatedly asking a U.S. border inspector in Blaine, Wash., to say please. Desiderio Fortunato says he thought the inspector who told him to turn off his engine Monday was rude and asked him to say please.

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Eagle Survives Crash through Truck Windshield

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The eagle has landed - with a thud - after crashing through the windshield of a tractor-trailer on a Nevada highway. State wildlife officials said Wednesday that a 15-pound golden eagle with a 7-foot wing span has a swollen head but otherwise appears unhurt after crashing into a Florida truck driver's big rig on Monday.

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