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Cops Stop Man Driving Construction Lift At 3 A.m.

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Police knew something wasn't quite right after they spotted a man driving a piece of construction lift equipment down a street at 3 a.m. on Thursday. The man, who appparently had been drinking, was in the lift bucket of the Genie Boom with an unopened six-pack of beer and a bag of beef jerky when police pulled the vehicle over. He was clocked at 2 mph.

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"Virtual Dome" Over Super Bowl Stadium

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Super Bowl XLIII will be the first in Tampa, Fla., since 9/11, with some 100,000 guests and 4,500 media members flocking to town.

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1 Million Without Power From Frigid Storm

Updated: 01/31/2009 - A crippling winter storm has plunged about a million customers into the dark from the Midwest to the East Coast, and thousands of people in ice-caked Kentucky have sought refuge in motels and shelters.

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Scientology Promoted in Bart Simpson's Voice

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Bart Simpson is known for prank calls, but Nancy Cartwright, who provides Bart's voice on "The Simpsons," has been heard this week in a phone message using the voice of the cartoon fourth-grader to promote Scientology.

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Arizona Tour Bus Crash Leaves 6 Dead

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Arizona Highway Patrol says at least six passengers were killed and 16 more hurt when a tour bus crashed near the Hoover Dam Friday.

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Former Day Care Provider Appealing Conviction

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Michelle Bolze-Sann was sentenced to 32 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated child endangerment related to the death of a child in her care. She's appealing the conviction.

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Police Investigating East Topeka Shooting

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 700 block of SE Locust Friday night. One person suffered what police describe as potentially life-threatening injuries.

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Crews Battle House Fire on Branner

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Topeka fire crews were called to 725 Branner just after 7:30pm Friday. They arrived to find flames coming from the structure.

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Topeka Kicks Off "Big Read" Sunday

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County library kicks off "The Big Read" Sunday, Feb. 1. The book of choice this year is Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Obama urged not to backburner climate change

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Don't put off action on global warming just because times are lean - that's the message Al Gore, world environmental leaders and U.S. executives sent Friday to President Barack Obama.

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Thieves Use Vehicle Burglaries to Access Homes

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Leaving a garage door opener in your vehicle can be a free pass for burglars to break in and steal it, look up your address on your registration or insurance, and go to your house to rob you.

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Duane Fager Named SMEI Topeka 2008 Executive of the Year

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Sales and Marketing Executives of Topeka will present its 2008 Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year award to Duane Fager, President and Chief Executive Officer, CoreFirst Bank and Trust.

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Kansas Tax Collections Short Again in January

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state took in $513 million during the month. Officials had expected tax collections of $534 million. The difference is about 4 percent.

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Octuplets' Family Filed For Bankruptcy

Updated: 01/30/2009 - CBS News has learned that the family of the octuplets born this week outside Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy and abandoned a home a little over a year-and-a-half ago.

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Calif. Rejects Bid For New Oil Drilling

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The State Lands Commission on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have led to the first new oil drilling project off the California coast in 40 years.

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