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Topeka Symphony Receives Record Gift

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Topeka Symphony received its largest gift ever. The "six-figure gift" would go to creating a new work on religious faith, conflict and reconciliation. It has been titled 'PARABLES.' It will debut in Topeka on May 1st, 2010. The gift comes from Douglas and Andrew Reeves in honor of their parents Jean and Julie.

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City Hears Options for Future of Golf Course

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Topeka City Council members held a work session with the Shawnee County Parks & Recreation staff Monday evening to look over RFP's submitted concerning the maintenance and supervision of Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Course members were invited.

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Shahid Must Pay $15,000 in Restitution to Victim's Family

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The total restitution must be paid as part of any post-release supervision or other early release. Shahid was convicted in July to almost 19-and-a-half years on a voluntary manslaughter charge and another year for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Mediator Cites Tentative Deal to End Boeing Strike

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A spokesman for federal mediators says Boeing and its machinists union have struck a tentative deal to end a strike that began Sept. 6. It comes on the fifth day of talks in Washington, D.C.

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Skinheads Arrested in Plot to Kill Blacks, Obama

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Two men are under arrest on firearms charges and on charges they threatened Barack Obama. Federal authorities describe the two as neo-Nazi skinheads. Investigators say they were plotting to kill dozens of black people, including Obama.

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Doctors Pull the Plug on a Huge Cancer Trial

Posted: 10/27/2008 - An exclusive medical story from the CBS Evening News: Supplements given out in hopes of preventing prostate cancer, appear to actually increase the risk of it.

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Alaska Senator Guilty in Corruption Case

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Ted Stevens vows not to drop out of his upcoming Senate election despite his conviction Monday for lying about gifts from an oil services corporation.

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Docs Pull Plug On Huge Cancer Trial

Posted: 10/27/2008 - CBS Evening News Exclusive: Supplements Given In Hopes Of Preventing Prostate Cancer May Have Increased Risk.

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Wal-Mart Scaling Back U.S. Namesake Store Growth

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc., with its emphasis on low prices and improved merchandise, is stealing market share from competitors and is well-positioned for the holiday season, CEO and President Lee Scott told investors Monday.

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September New Home Sales Rise by 2.7 Percent

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Sales of new homes unexpectedly rose last month, as many homebuyers seized on builder discounts and rushed to take advantage of expiring down payment assistance programs and other incentives.

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Depressed Astronauts Might Get Computerized Solace

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Your work is dangerous and your co-workers rely on you to stay alive. But you can never get far from those colleagues. You can't see your family for months, even years. The food isn't great. And forget stepping out for some fresh air.

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First Batch of Bailout Money for Banks Moving Soon

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The government prepared Monday to move the first batch of bailout money to banks as fretful world markets plunged again. Wall Street ended with a big drop at the closing bell, sending the Dow Jones industrials to their lowest close since the financial meltdown began.

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Topeka Fire Crew Investigate Arson Cases

Updated: 10/27/2008 - Topeka fire crews are investigating two weekend arsons and one man is behind bars for a third. A fire at 1510 S.W. Lane caused $25,000 damage Sunday night.

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Heartland Visioning Meeting With Shawnee County Commission

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission Heard more about the Heartland Visioning project today. Topeka Chamber of Commerce member, Marsha Sheahan spoke about the details of the Visioning project, including some of the core values set aside for the community.

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FBI Says Body Found is that of Hudson's Nephew, 7

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A top FBI official said Monday that a body found in an SUV is believed to be that of Jennifer Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew, the focus of a desperate search since the Oscar winner's mother and brother were found shot to death in their home three days earlier.

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Local Grocery and Deli Closes

Updated: 10/27/2008 - After decades of business, Steinbock's Meat and Deli will close for good on Friday.

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New Hotel Opens in Topeka

Updated: 10/27/2008 - A brand new hotel has opened in Topeka. The Hampton Inn at 1515 S.W. Arrowhead Rd. held its grand opening ceremony Monday with a ribbon cutting.

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Fire Destroys Leo's VW Repair

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Fire crews were called to 2300 South East Virginia shortly before eleven this morning. Vehicles were inside the shop when the fire started. No word yet on damage estimates. The fire is believed to be accidental.

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