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Car, Motorcycle Collide on California Ave.

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Police say a woman tried to make a left-hand turn into a driveway in front of the oncoming motorcycle Wednesday afternoon. The biker suffered leg injuries.

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Charges Filed in Assault Case

Updated: 05/06/2009 - 34-year old Brian Dean Wilson faces one count of aggravated battery for an assault outside the Ichabod Laundra Bar on May 1st.

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Charges Filed in Whiplash Stabbing

Updated: 05/06/2009 - 38-year old Tonya Sullivan faces two counts of aggravated battery for a stabbing at the Whiplash Bar and Grill on SE California May 1st.

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Police Helicopter Back in the Air

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A 15 year old Topeka Police Department helicopter is now ready and operational after having its engine rebuilt. Police Chief Ron Miller said it will only be used for training operations and to survey disaster areas.

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Kansas Pork Producers Say "Eat Up" Pork

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Kansas Pork Association spread the message pork is safe to eat Wednesday at the Statehouse. They are trying to debunk myths raised by references to the H1N1 virus as "swine flu."

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Dozens of Agencies Practice Pandemic Preparedness

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Representatives from emergency management services, including the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, American Red Cross and FEMA, gathered at Fort Riley to discuss how they would respond to an imaginary flu crisis.

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Police Suspect DUI in Macvicar Wreck

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Police say they believe 35-year old Adam Cloyd was driving under the influence when he ran the stop sign at 12th and Macvicar, colliding with a vehicle driven by 39-year old Sheldon Smith.

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Kansas Senate Plans to Debate Green Energy Bill

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Senate Utilities Committee endorsed a measure Wednesday that contains renewable energy proposals. Debate in the full Senate is planned Thursday. The measure would clear the way for a coal-fired power plant in western Kansas.

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KDHE Releases 25 Most Popular Baby Names

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Addison and Aiden were the most popular names given to newborns by Kansas parents in 2008. For the third consecutive year, the top name for girls and for boys is uni-gender.

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Safe Streets Tackles Teen Drinking

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Safe Streets Coalition of Shawnee County is launching a media campaign to combat underage drinking.

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Votes for 'The People's Budget' Delivered to Statehouse

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Topeka Independent Living Resource Center organized an effort for Kansans to show legislators they support efforts to raise state revenues, but don't want to see more cuts. They delivered ballots for "The People's Budget" to the Statehouse Wednesday.

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Mexicans Arrive Home to Country Emerging from Flu

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Dozens of Mexican nationals quarantined in China despite having no swine flu symptoms arrived home Wednesday on a government-chartered jet, some complaining of "humiliation and discrimination" by the Chinese. But as Mexicans emerged from their own five-day swine flu shutdown, the death toll rose and many remained fearful.

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Life Plus 85 Years for 'Joe Cool' Boat Killings

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A judge sentenced a former security guard Wednesday to five consecutive life prison sentences plus 85 years for taking part in the 2007 hijacking of the "Joe Cool" charter boat and killings at sea of its captain, his wife and two crew members.

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Woman Shows Her Face Transplant

Updated: 01/14/2010 - When Connie Culp heard a little kid call her a monster because of the shotgun blast that left her face horribly disfigured, she pulled out her driver's license to show the child what she used to look like. Years later, as the nation's first face transplant recipient, she's stepped forward to show the rest of the world what she looks like now.

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Driver in Fatal Bus Wreck Arrested at Border

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Authorities in New Mexico say a bus driver wanted in connection with a bus crash that killed two people has been caught by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

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Mayors Urge Obama to Show Support for Aviation

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A letter about aviation that nearly 70 mayors sent to President Obama was made public Wednesday. The letter, dated April 22, calls on Obama to protect the 1.2 million jobs and $150 billion a year in economic output created by general aviation.

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Aiden, Addison Top Kansas Baby Names

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health on Wednesday released lists of the top 25 baby names for boys and girls in 2008, based on birth certificates. Aiden topped the boys list while Addison was the favorite among girls.

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University Forgoes Handshakes at Graduation

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Wichita State University says the traditional handshake between graduates and school leaders at commencement won't happen this weekend because of concerns over the H1N1 virus.

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Ford invests $550M to bring new Focus to market

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Ford Motor Co. stripped "truck" from the name of one its Detroit-area plants Wednesday as it announced plans to build its next-generation Focus here, including a battery-electric version Ford expects will run up to 100 miles without using gas or emitting greenhouse gas.

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Somali pirates seize German ship, 11 crew

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A German cargo ship carrying 11 crew members in the Gulf of Aden called for help as it was being attacked by Somali pirates, but by the time a helicopter arrived to render assistance the pirates were already in control, officials said Wednesday.

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Maine becomes 5th state to allow same-sex marriage

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Maine's governor signed a freshly passed bill Wednesday approving gay marriage, making it the fifth state to approve the practice and moving New England closer to allowing it throughout the region.

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