More Headlines

Johnson & Johnson Pays $1B For Elan Stake

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Johnson & Johnson said Thursday it will take an 18.4% stake Ireland-based drug developer Elan Corp. with a $1 billion investment. The news sent Elan's shares soaring.

Read More

467K Jobs Cut In June; Jobless Rate At 9.5%

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Employers cut a larger-than-expected 467,000 jobs in June, driving the unemployment rate up to a 26-year high of 9.5 percent, suggesting that the economy's road to recovery will be bumpy.

Read More

Three Colleges Sue Kansas Board Of Regents

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Three community colleges have sued the Kansas Board of Regents claiming unequal funding for some of their vocational and technical programs.

Read More

Obesity Rates Rise; Kansas Ranks 18th Fattest

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The nation's annual obesity rankings show Mississippi is still the most portly state among baby boomers, with some 32.5 percent of its baby boomer residents classified as obese.

Read More

Bad Economy Brings Out Scammers, Crackdown

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The economic downturn appears to be bringing out the worst in some people. The Federal Trade Commission announced a major crackdown Wednesday on scammers trying to take advantage of people worried about the tough economy by promising jobs that don't exist, get-rich-quick schemes, debt-reduction scams and other phony service

Read More

Staten Island Ferry Boat's Hard Docking Injures 15

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A hard docking at the St. George ferry terminal in Staten Island happened Wednesday night at the end of rush hour. About 800 people were on board. 15 people were injured, none seriously.

Read More

Public Memorial Planned For Jackson; Neverland Won't Be Site

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Michael Jackson's family says memorial plans don't include his Neverland ranch. The Los Angeles Coliseum and Staples Center are reportedly potential sites, but a source says those talks are preliminary.

Read More

Prison Guard Fired, Rehired Before Near Death

Updated: 07/01/2009 - -- An Arkansas prison guard fired after an inmate was left in his own excrement for a weekend and nearly died had been previously fired for having stolen food and rehired by the prison system, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.

Read More

Police: Robbers hit NY gas station, ran out of gas

Updated: 07/01/2009 - State police in New York say two Pennsylvania men robbed a gas station and might have gotten away if they had also fueled up. Troopers said they caught 29-year-old Lonnie Meckwood, of Carbondale, and 51-year-old Phillip Weeks, of Tunkhannock, after their getaway car ran out of gas while the were trying to escape late Monday night.

Read More

Trio Charged With Visa Fraud

Updated: 07/01/2009 - An indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Mahesh Gangineni and his wife, Komali Donavalli, of Topeka along with Sankar Chava of Littleton, Colorado with conspiracy to fraudulantly obtain an H-1B visa.

Read More

At Least 14 Bodies Found In Mexico Mass Grave

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Police said Wednesday that they have uncovered a mass grave in central Mexico with the remains of 14 or 15 people believed to have been executed by the Zetas drug gang.

Read More

Shawnee County Judge Allows Witnesses In Judd Hearing

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Shawnee Co. Judge Nancy Parrish has rejected a prosecution motion to block witnesses at an evidentiary hearing on whether to dismiss charges against Topeka Police officer Jason Judd related to an off-duty shooting.

Read More

"Miracle" Crash Survivor Taken to Paris

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The apparent lone survivor of this week's jet crash from Yemen to Comoros, clung to the debris for more than 13 hours before she was saved.

Read More

Environmental Officials To Discuss Sludge Probe

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Department of Natural Resources Director Mark Templeton says tests in four northwest Missouri counties where sludge from Prime Tanning was used as fertilizer did not contain high enough levels of chromium 6, a known carcinogen, to pose a health problem.

Read More

Kansas Again Delays Aid Payments To Schools

Updated: 07/01/2009 - For the second time in a month, Kansas delayed aid payments to public school districts because of budget problems. Budget Director Duane Goossen said Wednesday that the state also delayed $31 million worth of tax refunds from June into next week.

Read More

Amtrak Passenger Found Dead On Kansas Train Tracks

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A man who'd been a passenger on Amtrak's Southwest Chief was found dead along the tracks in the Marion County town of Florence Tuesday morning. It's not known how he got off the moving train.

Read More
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability
Gray Television, Inc.