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Hill's Backs Free Pet Adoptions January 24th

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Topeka-based Hill's Pet Nutrition is partnering with hundreds of animal shelters across the country to offer free adoptions. The first ten pet adoptions at participating agencies Jan. 24 will have adoption fees waived.

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2 Kansas Prison Unit Closings Accelerated

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Department of Corrections is closing two of its prison units sooner than planned. The department said Friday that it's Lansing Correctional Facility unit at Osawatomie will close Feb. 6 and its El Dorado Correctional Facility unit at Toronto will close Feb. 27. Both had been scheduled to close April 1.

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Snow Sparks Flurry of Wrecks

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Topeka Police report more than a dozen accidents since 7pm due to the weather. They are in Phase III, which means drivers in accidents with no injuries where the vehicles can be moved should exchange information and file a report at the LEC later.

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Abandoned Parakeet Adopted by Loving Family

Updated: 01/23/2009 - One of the two parakeets abandoned on K-16 highway January 5th has been adopted. Tweet and Tweeter were rescued by a passerby in below freezing weather.

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Jardine Sixth Graders from Anti-Violence Program Friday

Updated: 01/23/2009 - More than a hundred Jardine Middle School students celebrated completion of a program designed to keep them away from violence. The program is called "GREAT" which stands for gang resistance education and training.

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Topeka Man Sentenced on Gun Conviction

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Topeka man has been sentenced to more than five years behind bars on a gun conviction. 28-year-old Anthony Starks pleaded guilty in October to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Third KSU Presidential Candidate Announced

Updated: 01/23/2009 - We now know the name of the third candidate up for the position of Kansas State president. The Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday Dr. Robert Kennedy will visit the Manhattan campus next Monday and Tuesday.

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Wichita's Emily Deaver to Compete in Miss America

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Not the Atlantic City pageant with Bert Parks anymore, but Saturday night's Miss America Pageant from Las Vegas is still the dream of a lifetime. Emily hopes she's crowned as the winner this weekend.

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New BBQ Eatery in Topeka

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Topeka Chamber of Commerce helped welcome a new barbecue joint to town. A ribbon cutting was held Friday for Flint Hills BBQ, located at 1131 SW Winding Rd. in the Total Home Concepts building.

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Cumulus Donates To Help Visioning Effort

Updated: 01/23/2009 - An effort to improve the quality of life in and around Topeka got a shot in the arm Friday morning. Cumulus radio made a large contribution to help the Heartland Visioning project reach its goal.

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New Arbitron Radio Ratings Out

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Results are in and it looks like country still rocks most Topekans! The Topeka Capital Journal reported new Arbitron rating results Friday.

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Hotline Could Cut Violence in Schools

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Officials want to continue to push an initiative that allows people to call a 24/7 hotline with concerns about potential threats in Kansas schools. The line offers students anonymity when reporting things they hear or see.

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Freddie Mac to Ask for Billions More in Funds

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac said Friday it will need an additional $30 billion to $35 billion in government aid as it copes with losses on loans the company backed during the U.S. housing bubble.

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STATEMENT FROM HERM EDWARDS

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Herm Edwards releases a statement following his release as Chiefs head coach.

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Defective Body Armor Costs Company $1 Million

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Canadian company will pay the United States just over $1 million to resolve allegations it violated federal law by selling a defective material used in bulletproof vests worn by law enforcement officers, the Justice Department announced Friday.

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