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CFC Honors Charitable Efforts

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Federal Organizations that participated in the Combined Federal Campaign were treated to breakfast at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library for their outstanding fundraising efforts for charity during 2008.

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Commissioner Ensley Receives Parks Honor

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley was named the 2008 Distinguished Elected Official by the Kansas Recreation and Park Association.

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US envoy urges stronger Gaza truce amid airstrikes

Updated: 01/28/2009 - As Israeli-Hamas violence flared, President Barack Obama's new Mideast envoy promised on Wednesday a vigorous push for peace, saying Gaza militants must end their weapons smuggling and the blockaded borders must be pried open if a cease-fire is to take hold.

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Mana de Topeka Meets, Plans Improvements

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Members of the Mana de Topeka group had their first meeting of 2009 Wednesday. The meeting was held at the Capitol Plaza where members discussed improvements for the new year.

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Mississippi Mayor Indicted In Katrina Fraud

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Gulfport's mayor, walking in this picture with former Vice President Cheney, faces 16 fraud counts linked to disaster assistance from the devastating storm.

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Fed Moves to Help Distressed Homeowners

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Federal Reserve is taking steps to keep some distressed borrowers in their homes, but it may not make much of a dent in the nation's housing crisis.

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Community Blood Center Blood Drive Thursday and Friday

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Community Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday at its facility at 800 Lane. All donors will receive football-related gifts.

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Topeka Gym Owner Sentenced for Alleged Assault

Updated: 01/28/2009 - A judge sentenced 48-year old David Byrd to 30 months in prison for aggravated indecent liberties with a child, unlawful criminal restraint and criminal threats.

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Oil prices rise despite huge inventory buildup

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Oil prices rose Wednesday despite another government report showing that U.S. crude stockpiles are growing as consumers and business slash spending on energy.

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Kansas Man Sentenced for Lying about Racial Attack

Updated: 01/28/2009 - U.S. District Court Judge Sam Crow said Tuesday that he was sentencing 24-year-old Andrew S. Ralph to prison time for his role in a racially-motivated attack because he continued to use drugs and alcohol while on bond.

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"Butterflies" Will Help Raise Funds

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Chesney Park Action Team launched its newest fundraiser campaign Wednesday. The campaign, called 21 butterflies will raise funds for the Great Mural Wall of Topeka. The local engineering firm Bartlett and West was named the first butterly.

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Kelly Rowland Splits from Beyonce's Manager Dad

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her career since she was kid, when he put her in Destiny's Child along with Beyonce. He even helped raise her.

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Kansas Senate Advances Budget Deficit Plan

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Senators gave first-round approval Wednesday night to a budget-balancing bill that backs off the heavy spending cuts originally proposed by GOP leaders.

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Sebelius Writes Gates on Guantanamo

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The Governor tells the Defense Secretary she supports the plan to shut down Gitmo, but says Fort Leavenworth "lacks any capability to host any detainees." Her letter follows here.

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Kelly Rowland splits from Beyonce's manager dad

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Kelly Rowland says she will always be a part of Beyonce's family, but she no longer will be managed by the superstar's father. Rowland and Matthew Knowles announced Wednesday that he is bowing out as her manager. He's guided her career since she was kid, when he put her in Destiny's Child along with Beyonce. He even helped raise her.

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Offshore Drilling Deal Could be Scuttled

Updated: 01/28/2009 - An agreement paving the way for the first oil drilling off the California coast in nearly 40 years has run into unexpected opposition that may sink it altogether Thursday.

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