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Kansas Ranks 30 in Internet Surf Speeds

Posted: 12/03/2008 - When it comes to how quickly you can move through cyber space, the state has some catching up. The Wichita Business Journal Wednesday reported Kansas ranks 30th for fastest internet surf speeds.

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Road Work Schedule in Topeka Thursday

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Some road construction might affect your drive Thursday. Starting at 9:00a.m., eastbound I-70 will be down to one lane just east of the Gage Blvd. exit to just west of the I-70 US-75 interchange. It's being closed for bridge ramp repair work.

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ERC Celebrates 30th Birthday

Posted: 12/03/2008 - A birthday party that included lunch, cake and speakers helped ERC celebrate 30 years.

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Holiday Music Fills White Concert Hall

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Washburn University's White Concert Hall was full of holiday cheer Wednesday. The Capitol Federal Topeka Symphony Holiday Concert featured many seasonal favorites.

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Festival of Trees Winners Picked

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Seventy entries make up the Winter Wonderland at this year's event benfiting Sheltered Living. A group of judges today decided on awards for 16 of them. The mayor even chose a traditionally-decked tree as his favorite!

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Blue Cross, Blue Shield "Lives United"

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Employees presented a check for more than $200 thousand dollars to United Way officials. The company says this is their way of demonstrating they live united everyday.

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Seaman Students Challenged By Tragedy

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Seaman High School and Middle School students took part in "Rachel's Challenge" Wednesday. Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting rampage on April 20, 1999.

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Fort Riley Troops Come Home

Posted: 12/03/2008 - More than 250 Fort Riley soldiers returned home to their families Wednesday.

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Water Main Break Closes Topeka Road

Updated: 12/03/2008 - A water main break in Topeka has a stretch of road shut down for a while and caused an automobile accident.

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Judges Tour Festival of Trees

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Judges wandered in and out of a forest of Christmas trees looking for their favorite. Of 70 creations, 16 earned awards.

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Manhattan Plant Losing 82 Jobs

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Pepsi-Co is eliminating 82 positions from its Manhattan Quaker Oats plants, effective January 30.

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Emporia Passes Smoking Ban

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The Emporia City Commission passed a smoking ban that will go into affect March 3, 2009.

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Wal-Mart Sued After New York Stampede Death

Posted: 12/03/2008 - The family of a man trampled to death by a mob last Friday, is suing the mall where the store was located, and the town's police department.

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49 States Get F In College Affordability

Posted: 12/03/2008 - As the economy worsens, only California (barely) passed the independent survey done by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education.

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Ghost tour spooked after car plows into group

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Things got a little spookier than expected during a ghost tour when a driver lost control of her car and plowed into the group. The Charleston Post and Courier reported two people suffered minor injuries in the Tuesday night accident near Charleston's famous Four Corners of Law at Meeting and Broad streets.

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Regulators hang up on cell tower backup rules

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Federal regulators have rejected proposed changes by the Federal Communications Commission that would require all U.S. cell phone towers to have at least eight hours of backup power.

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Nokia device to challenge RIM and Apple next year

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Nokia Corp., the world's largest maker of cell phones, is launching a new phone next year that is designed to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPhone and Research In Motion Ltd. BlackBerrys at the high end of the market.

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Russia to send warship through Panama Canal

Posted: 12/03/2008 - Russia said Wednesday it is sending a warship through the Panama Canal for the first time since World War II, a short journey loaded with symbolic weight: the destroyer will dock at a former U.S. naval base, showcasing Russia's growing influence in the region.

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RI man bags mutant, 4-clawed lady lobster

Posted: 12/03/2008 - A lady lobster with four claws was pulled from the deep this week in the waters off Newport. With a large crusher claw and three pincher claws - instead of the usual one - the crustacean was unlike anything 39-year-old lobsterman Patrick Marks had ever seen in his 14 years catching the creatures.

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