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Blind Football Player Inspires, Hits Hard

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Charlie Wilks is the hardest-hitting football player on the Emporia Middle School team. he also happens to be a major inspiration. He lost his sight after a brain tumor...he's blind.

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Indecent Liberties with Child Trial Set

Updated: 10/09/2008 - A supervisor at the VA Revenue Center is going to trial on indecent liberties with a child charges. Nick Bales today had his trial date set for February 16th.

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Police Arrest Man in Texas Car Salesman's Slaying

Posted: 10/09/2008 - A car salesman was pushed, or fell to his death, along a highway as he went on a test-drive with a customer, authorities said. A 42-year-old man with a history of mental illness was charged with murder.

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Pink Ribbon Tour Comes Through Topeka Thursday

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The "Guardians of the Ribbon Tour" came through Topeka Thursday to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The crew is traveling to 33 cities around the U.S. in a pink fire truck pulling a pink trailer, calling attention to the fight against breast cancer.

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Washburn University Kicks Off Homecoming Week With Visitor

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Washburn University kicked off its homecoming week with a very special visitor Thursday. Retired Navy Captain William Marshall, of Colorado Springs, was at the university Thursday for a breakfast lecture presenting the "Challenger Learning Centers" program.

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Netherland Found "Not Guilty"

Updated: 10/14/2008 - Topeka's nearly 20 year old "cold case" of Karen Estes murder remains unsolved with the jury decision this afternoon.

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Suspected US Missile Strike Reported in Pakistan

Posted: 10/09/2008 - A suspected U.S. missile strike targeted two areas in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Thursday, killing at least nine people, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

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1 in 4 US Teen Girls Got Cervical Cancer Shot

Posted: 10/09/2008 - One in four teen girls have rolled up their sleeves for the relatively new vaccine against cervical cancer, federal health officials said Thursday.

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Obama Calls McCain Mortgage Plan Ill-Advised

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama told a campaign audience Thursday that Republican John McCain's mortgage buyout plan would cost taxpayers billions of dollars and reward bad behavior by lenders.

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N. Korea to Restart Atomic Facility

Posted: 10/09/2008 - North Korea moved closer Thursday to relaunching its nuclear arms program, announcing that it wants to reactivate the facility that produced its atomic bomb and banning U.N. inspectors from the site.

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Dow Plunges More Than 660; Below 9,000

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Stocks plunged in the final minutes of trading Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 600 points after a major credit ratings agency said it was considering cutting its rating on GM

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Traders Look for Direction on Oil Market

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Oil prices looked for direction Thursday as traders weighed fears that a looming world recession will crimp demand against speculation that OPEC may cut output to keep prices from falling too far.

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Wall Street Opens Higher a Day after Heavy Selling

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Stocks opened higher Thursday after IBM Corp. affirmed its profit forecast and investors hoped the government might take ownership stakes in banks to help stabilize the financial industry.

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10,000 Chinese Children Still Sick From Milk

Posted: 10/09/2008 - More than 10,000 children remained hospitalized after being sickened in China's tainted milk scandal, eight of whom were in serious condition, officials said.

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NRA Backs McCain

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The National Rifle Association is endorsing Republican presidential nominee John McCain despite differences with the Arizona senator on gun-show rules and campaign finance restrictions.

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Hugh Hefner Opens Up About Holly Madison Breakup

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Hugh Hefner is down a girlfriend. Hefner and Holly Madison, one of E!'s "The Girls Next Door," are no longer dating. Hefner said he's been "down in the dumps" about the split.

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Father of Slain Teen's Unborn Child on Trial

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Elgin "Ray Ray'' Robinson Jr. could face the death penalty if convicted of killing Chelsea Brooks, who was nine months pregnant when she died in June 2006. Robinson denies that he arranged Chelsea's killing.

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Stem Cells From Testicles An Option To Embryos

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Cells taken from men's testicles seem as versatile as the stem cells derived from embryos, researchers reported Wednesday in what may be yet another new approach in a burgeoning scientific field.

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A Fey-Palin Comedy Summit? Stay Tuned

Posted: 10/09/2008 - It seems like the inevitable comedic summit of this fall's presidential campaign: the real Sarah Palin coming on "Saturday Night Live" to meet her look-alike impersonator, Tina Fey.

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