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Students Volunteer their Valentines for Classmate

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Local students turned Valentine's Day into a volunteer day to raise money for a classmate in need. A handful of students at Washburn Rural Middle School passed out valentine carnations to raise money for Jessica Seidel. The 12-year-old Topekan is undergoing chemotherapy and needs a bone marrow transplant.

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Homeland Security Secretary Visits Greensburg

Updated: 02/11/2009 - With new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on hand Wednesday, residents cut the ribbon for the grand reopening of a grocery store.

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Topekans Invited to Join "March for Babies"

Updated: 02/11/2009 - The March of Dimes annual "March for Babies" fundraising walk will be held April 24th at the Topeka Zoo. It's one of 8 "March for Babies" events planned for Kansas this spring.

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James Earl Jones to fete Lincoln at Ford's Theatre

Updated: 02/11/2009 - James Earl Jones, Katie Couric and Kelsey Grammer plan to honor Abraham Lincoln on the eve of his 200th birthday in a star-studded gala Wednesday to help celebrate the $25 million renovation of Ford's Theatre.

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KSU New President Announced, Attends First Wildcat Game

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State University's new president is Dr. Kirk Schulz, a vice president at Mississippi State University. Dr. Schulz and his wife, Noel, then spent the evening at the Kansas State men's home basketball game against Texas Tech.

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Millions of animals dead in Australia fires

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.

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The science of romance: Brains have a love circuit

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Like any young woman in love, Bianca Acevedo has exchanged valentine hearts with her fiance. But the New York neuroscientist knows better. The source of love is in the head, not the heart.

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Vegas mayor tells Obama his comments harmed city

Updated: 02/11/2009 - The mayor of Las Vegas told President Barack Obama in a letter that his criticism of companies using taxpayer money to visit Sin City is harmful to the tourist-dependent destination.

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Body dragged 17 miles on NYC highways

Updated: 02/11/2009 - A pedestrian was hit by an SUV, then was caught under a van and dragged nearly 17 miles through New York City early Wednesday before the driver realized what had happened, police said.

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North Korea appears to be readying missile test

Updated: 02/11/2009 - North Korea appeared to be gearing up Wednesday for another long-range missile test, the latest in a series of provocative acts seemingly aimed at stoking tensions with South Korea and winning the attention of the new U.S. president.

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Millions of animals dead in Australia fires

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.

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Favre tells Jets he will retire after 18 seasons

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Brett Favre informed the New York Jets on Wednesday he will retire after 18 seasons, ending a record-setting career in which he was one of the NFL's premier quarterbacks.

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Explosions spark fire near Texas gas plant

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Two explosions near a gas processing plant in east Texas sparked grass fires and burned a trailer and several parked vehicles Wednesday, officials said.

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