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Salina Children Send Shoes to Iraq

Updated: 05/17/2009 - The Army says two gradeschool-aged sisters and their classmates from Salina have made a significant contribution in the war in Iraq.

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Kindergarten Class at Nursing Home Graduating

Updated: 05/17/2009 - The first kindergartners to have their classes in a southeast Kansas nursing home are preparing to move on to first grade. But another kindergarten class will take their place in the fall.

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Report Critical of TFD in Fire Fighter's Death

Updated: 05/15/2009 - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released its report Friday on the August 2007 death of Topeka Fire Capt. Tony Cox. It says TFD has no formal mechanism in place to identify fire fighters who haven't had their annual medical evaluation.

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GlaxoSmithKline taking pandemic vaccine orders

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said Friday it has received orders from several countries to stockpile pandemic vaccine as soon as it gets the vaccine's key ingredient from the World Health Organization.

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Anniversary of Desegregation Ruling is Sunday

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Festivities are planned this weekend in Topeka to mark the 55th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned segregated education.

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Pill Mill Pharmacist Pleads No Contest

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A former central Kansas pharmacist has been convicted in what prosecutors are describing as an Internet "pill mill'' scheme.

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Medicaid Scheme Suspect's Hearing Set

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Vivian Mundy is charged with six counts of making false claims to Medicaid and one count each of obstructing a Medicaid fraud investigation and concealing records.

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Nat'l Guardsman's Story Brings Oprah to Tears

Posted: 05/15/2009 - A Kansas National Guard soldier is appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show, telling a tear-jerking story of recovery from deep scars of war and the dog always by his side.

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Dodge Raceway Park Lawsuit Settled

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Two lawsuits stemming from an August 2007 brawl at the Dodge City Raceway Park have been settled out of court for $25,000.

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Irwin Army Community Hospital Monitors H1N1 Cases

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The Irwin Army Community Hospital Department of Preventative Medicine continues to monitor cases of the H1N1 flu virus, which has affected two Fort Riley Families.

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One of First Cold Cases Reopened by DA Goes to Court

Updated: 05/15/2009 - The man charged with murder and setting a 2006 arson fire that claimed the life of one Topeka woman, had a preliminary trial Friday. He was again charged with the crimes by D.A. Chad Taylor in March 2009.

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Photographer who Took Famous Saigon Photo Dies

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Hugh Van Es, a Dutch photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War and recorded the most famous image of the fall of Saigon in 1975 - a group of people scaling a ladder to a CIA helicopter on a rooftop - died Friday morning in Hong Kong, his wife said. He was 67 years old.

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Hey, What about Me? Mine That Bird Seeks Respect

Posted: 05/15/2009 - The fascination over Rachel Alexandra's participation in the Preakness has taken much of the attention away from Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, who's been lumped into the same category with 11 other colts vying to defeat the favored filly.

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