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Macy's Closing 11 Stores

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Macy's says it will close 11 underperforming stores in 9 states — affecting 960 employees — after one of the weakest holiday seasons in years.

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More Species Invasions Feared For Great Lakes

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Dozens of foreign species could spread across the Great Lakes in coming years despite policies designed to keep them out, causing significant environmental and economic damage, a federal report says.

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Venezuela To Keep Sending Free Fuel To US Poor

Updated: 01/08/2009 - President Hugo Chavez will keep donating heating oil for poor American families in a costly decision that suggests the Venezuelan leader wants to keep to his pledges - and buttress his image - in spite of falling oil prices.

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'Dark Knight' Sweeps People's Choice Awards

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Holy People's Choice Awards, Batman! "The Dark Knight" soared away with every trophy it was nominated for Wednesday at the 35th annual fan-favorite CBS ceremony

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Ore. Teens Largely Ignoring Cell Phone Driving Ban

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The chances that a teenager will be cited for talking on a cell phone while driving are pretty much zero in Oregon, a consequence of the way the law is written and a problem other states may be facing.

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Oil Steady Below $43 after Plunging on US Report

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Oil prices were steady below $43 a barrel Thursday in Asia after a higher-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories sparked a 12 percent plunge in crude overnight.

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Patrons at Library Roll-Up Sleeves for Blood Drive

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Community Blood Center held a blood drive Wednesday at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. They say they are critically low on supply at this time of year, and need all the help they can get.

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Stocks Tumble as Companies Warn of Weak Results

Updated: 01/07/2009 - A warning from tech giant Intel about poor business conditions and more evidence of rising unemployment left stocks with their biggest losses in a month Wednesday.

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Gaza Fighting Rages Despite Cease-fire Proposal

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Israel resumed its Gaza offensive Wednesday, bombing heavily around suspected smuggling tunnels near the border with Egypt after a three-hour lull to allow in humanitarian aid. Hamas responded with a rocket barrage.

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Local ABC Affiliate Back on Dish Network

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Subscribers to Dish Network welcomed another Topeka affiliate back to their tv line-ups Wednesday. Dish Network reached an agreement with KTKA-TV to rebroadcast its signal, which returned Wednesday.

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Drug from Genetically Engineered Goats a First

Updated: 01/07/2009 - You've heard of making cheese from goats' milk, but prescription drugs? In what would be a scientific first, an anti-clotting drug made from the milk of genetically engineered goats moved closer to government approval Wednesday after experts at the Food and Drug Administration reported that the medication works and its safety is acceptable.

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Melting Snow Causes Heavy Flooding in Wash. State

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Rain and high winds lashed Washington state Wednesday, causing widespread avalanches, mudslides, flooding and road closures as the heavy snowfall that has buried parts of the state began to rapidly melt.

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Koch Industries Chops 150 Jobs

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Wichita giant will also trim jobs through attrition due to the worsening economy.

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McConnell AFB to Add Jobs

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Wichita air base will add personnel to fill a Reserve unit shortfall.

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Volunteers Prepare to Help the Homeless

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Locals are getting involved and making sure everybody counts. A volunteer training program was held Wednesday at Topeka's Cyrus Holliday Building for a state-wide point in time count of all the homeless in Kansas.

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How Did the Herrman Search Start?

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Adam Herrman's sister says she contacted authorities about missing brother. But tracing the roots of the renewed search has been difficult.

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Taylor Looks Ahead to Taking Shawnee Co. DA Post

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Chad Taylor will be sworn in Monday as the new Shawnee County District Attorney. He says he's working to improve communications with law enforcement. He'll also have a couple high-profile cases waiting for him.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Updated: 01/07/2009 - A Topeka man was sentenced Wednesday for the killing of a retired jeweler. Allen Dale Smith, 37, was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery.

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