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US VP-elect Biden Promises Help in Afghan Visit

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Vice President-elect Joe Biden pledged long-term American support for Afghanistan during a visit Saturday, and the commander of NATO-led forces told him that thousands of new American troops expected this year will need more support against surging Taliban violence.

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FCC chairman: DTV delay could cause confusion

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Postponing the turnoff of analog TV broadcasts beyond the scheduled date, Feb. 17, could confuse consumers, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission warned Saturday.

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Nation's largest utility grapples with 2 spills

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Standing on a porch near the Widows Creek power plant Saturday, Charlie Cookston took a drag off a cigarette and ticked off the reasons he distrusts the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Medics in Gaza Under Fire

Updated: 01/10/2009 - The medics who brave Israel's assault on Gaza have come under fire from tanks and faced days-long delays in getting to the scene of attacks, sometimes finding animals gnawing at corpses when they finally reach the dead and wounded.

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Wichita Man Sentenced in Shooting

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A Wichita man is sentenced to 11 years in prison for conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

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Small Business Woes Have Big Impact on Economy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - It may be the final days of business for the Scandia Bake Shop. After almost 60 years of serving treats like julekake and Oslo rye bread, the Minneapolis store is worried it may have to shut its doors within the week, felled by shrinking sales, rising flour prices and a downright dismal holiday season.

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Obama Advisers: Plan Would Create up to 4.1M Jobs

Updated: 01/10/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama countered critics with an analysis Saturday by his economic team showing that a program of tax cuts and spending like he's proposed would create up to 4.1 million jobs, far more than the 3 million he has insisted are needed to lift the country from recession.

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Israel Tells Gazans to Brace For War Escalation

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Israel dropped bombs and leaflets on Gaza Saturday, pounding suspected rocket sites and tunnels used by Hamas militants and warning of a wider offensive despite frantic diplomacy to end the bloodshed.

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Nation's Largest Utility Grapples With 2 Spills

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Standing on a porch near the Widows Creek power plant Saturday, Charlie Cookston took a drag off a cigarette and ticked off the reasons he distrusts the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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Former Teacher Sentenced in Touching Case

Updated: 01/10/2009 - A former fifth-grade teacher in northeast Kansas is sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation for inappropriately touching three students.

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Searchers Comb Woodlands For Missing Kansas Boy

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Investigators are using search dogs Saturday to scour a wooded area along the banks of the Whitewater River for a Kansas boy whose disappearance went unreported for a decade.

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Are You Conversion Ready?

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Much has been made about the digital conversion. Now, President-Elect Barack Obama is weighing in as the government is struggling to keep pace with the demand for coupons. WIBW viewers...are you conversion ready?

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Israel tells Gazans to brace for war escalation

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Israeli forces pounded rocket-launching sites and smuggling tunnels in Gaza Saturday and planes dropped leaflets warning of an escalation in attacks, as Palestinian militants fired at least 10 more rockets at Israel.

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Obama advisers say plan would create 3.5m new jobs

Updated: 01/10/2009 - Facing growing criticism of his economic recovery plan, President-elect Barack Obama made public Saturday a detailed analysis by his economic advisers that estimates the $775 billion plan of tax cuts and new spending would create 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.

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Wabaunsee County Health Fair Saturday

Updated: 01/09/2009 - You can start the new year by getting your health in check. Wabaunsee County is holding a health fair at Alma Community Center Saturday.

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Both Kansas Budget Panels Hope for Fast Start

Updated: 01/09/2009 - The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees plan to meet at least three days, starting Tuesday, to draft legislation to revise the current budget. Both are hoping to have their measures finished by the end of the week.

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Applications in for Historic Topeka School Building

Updated: 01/09/2009 - We now know which two groups have submitted applications to participate in the auction of Topeka's historic Sumner School building. Pre-bid applications were due Thursday.

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House Fire

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Topeka Fire Department stops fire at 408 SE Winfield.

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New Day Care Opens in Fort Riley

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Fort Riley soldiers and their families also cut the ribbon Friday on a new child care center. It will help meet the demands of child care in the army and enhance the quality of life for soldiers and their families.

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