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Meningitis kills 3 in Sedgwick County

Updated: 02/27/2009 - A spokeswoman for the Sedgwick County Health Department says a Sedwick County resident died in January, and two others died in February of bacterial meningitis. However, they say there is not an outbreak.

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Former Lt. Gov. Weighs Run for Kansas Governor

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Fomer Lt. Gov. John Moore says members of both parties and independents have approached him about running for governor. He hasn't set a timetable for making a decision.

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Topeka Home Show Opens at Expocentre

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Those wanting to building a new home or remodel an existing one can get all of the help they need at the Kansas Expocentre.

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WU Invites Juniors to Tour Campus

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Some parents and high school juniors headed to Washburn University to see what the school had to offer Friday.

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Kan. House Passes Coal Bill

Updated: 02/27/2009 - An energy bill that includes building two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas is on its way to the Senate. The governor has already promised a veto, but that's not getting some supporters of the bill down.

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Locals Celebrate Reading with Rhyming

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Congratulations! You're celebrating a national holiday simply by reading this. It is Read Across America Day. Local students at McCarter Elementary celebrated in style with contests, readings and games throughout the day.

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Assisted suicide ring members prep for court fight

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Members of an assisted suicide ring say they've done nothing wrong and seem eager for a court battle over criminal charges they helped a Georgia man kill himself, while their supporters are using the case as a rallying cry for more debate about end-of-life issues.

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Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham is Broadway's New Doll

Updated: 02/27/2009 - At Lauren Graham's first rehearsal for her Broadway debut in "Guys and Dolls," the star of TV's long-running "Gilmore Girls" felt a twinge of insecurity when the actors were asked how many times they've been cast in a Broadway show.

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Tenn. sheriff looks to serve 80-year-old warrant

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The Carter County Sheriff's Department is trying to serve an 80-year-old warrant for the arrest of a man who wrote a $30 bad check, although unsure if he is alive. The warrant, issued in August 1928, calls for the arrest of J.A. Rowland. It says he owes $30 for the bad check, $2 for the arrest fee and 50 cents each for the affidavit and warrant.

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Steven Page explains why he left Barenaked Ladies

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Singer-guitarist Steven Page said a big reason he decided to leave the Barenaked Ladies was he felt his songwriting voice was occasionally being squeezed out as a result of being in a five-member band.

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Finding genes that make teeth grow all in a row

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Ever wonder why sharks get several rows of teeth and people only get one? Some geneticists did, and their discovery could spur work to help adults one day grow new teeth when their own wear out.

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FDIC raising fees on banks, adds emergency fee

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Facing a cascade of bank failures depleting the deposit insurance fund, federal regulators on Friday raised the fees paid by U.S. financial institutions and levied a hefty emergency premium in a bid to collect $27 billion this year.

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US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,251

Updated: 02/27/2009 - As of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at least 4,251 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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New urgency to get to Iraq's oil

Updated: 02/27/2009 - International companies have waited years to tap into Iraq's vast oil wealth and now Iraqi officials are working feverishly to make that happen.

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Iraqis Mixed on Obama Troop Plan

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Iraqis offered varying reactions Friday to President Barack Obama's plan to remove U.S. combat forces by August 2010 - some applauding the withdrawal, but others questioning whether Iraq's security forces were up to the task alone.

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Iraqis split over Obama pullout plan

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Iraqis offered varying reactions Friday to President Barack Obama's plan to remove U.S. combat forces by August 2010 - some applauding the withdrawal, but others questioning whether Iraq's security forces were up to the task alone.

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Gates prefers small US force in Iraq after 2012

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he thinks it would be a good idea to keep a small number of U.S. forces in Iraq past a deadline agreed to by the U.S. and Iraq.

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