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Murder Victim Memorialized

Posted: 10/18/2008 - The Alcantara family said goodbye to their murdered loved one Saturday. Alheli Alcantara was found dead last week in Manhattan.

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Live From New York, It's Sarah Palin

Posted: 10/18/2008 - Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is set to appear on this week's broadcast of "Saturday Night Live," the entertainment show that has featured a popular parody of the Alaska governor by former cast member Tina Fey.

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Worries Grow As GM-Chrysler Talks Gain Momentum

Posted: 10/18/2008 - In the doomsday scenario raising anxiety around the Motor City, General Motors Corp. makes a deal for Chrysler LLC, keeps Jeep and the minivans, and vaporizes the rest of the company.

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McCain Suggests Obama Tax Policies Are Socialist

Posted: 10/18/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Saturday accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of favoring a socialistic economic approach by supporting tax cuts and tax credits McCain says would merely shuffle wealth rather than creating it.

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Muqtada Al-Sadr Urges Rejection Of US-Iraqi Pact

Posted: 10/18/2008 - Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday called on Iraq's parliament to reject a U.S.-Iraqi security pact as tens of thousands of his followers rallied in Baghdad against the deal.

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Europe Lobbies Bush For Global Market Reforms

Posted: 10/18/2008 - European leaders are lobbying President Bush at the Camp David presidential retreat on Saturday to support a summit by year's end that would craft ways to reform the world financial system.

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Air Force Completes A-10 Competition in Kansas

Posted: 10/17/2008 - 14 teams from the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard competed in the Hawgsmoke competition in Salina. The event tests the Air Force's A-10 Fleet.

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Eight People Apply to Fill Kansas Supreme Court Spot

Updated: 10/17/2008 - Eight people have applied to fill a spot on the Kansas Supreme Court. The person chosen will fill the vacancy created by current Chief Justice Kay McFarland's retirement. Two Court of Appeals judges are among those who applied.

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Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Conviction in "Midway Murders"

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld a conviction in the so-called "Midway Murders." Martin Vasquez was sentenced to at least 40 years in prison for killing his estranged wife, her father and a city council member she had been dating in December 1998 in Kinsley, Kansas.

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New Trail Access Unveiled

Posted: 10/17/2008 - City leaders join community members on cutting the ribbon for a new access to the Shunga Trail at SW 29th and Oakley in Topeka.

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Students Question President at Haskell Indians Nation University

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Students at Haskell Indian Nations University are raising concerns about the school's president. Some of them held a rally Friday while the state board of regents was visiting campus. They say controversy has surrounded university President Dr. Linda Sue Warner in recent months.

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Feds Charge Kansas Tobacco Firm in Fraud Scheme

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Federal prosecutors charge the owner of a Kansas tobacco wholesaler and his business associates with a scheme to avoid paying taxes on cigarettes. The government alleges in a 43-count indictment unsealed Friday that the scam cost the state of Oklahoma and Indian tribes $25 million in tax revenue.

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Shaner Elementary Students Recognized Friday

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Local elementary school students are being recognized for all their hard work. Shaner Elementary had their first quarter awards assembly Friday for grades K-5.

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Topeka High Students Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A local school is doing its part as well to help the fight the fight against breast cancer.disease. Topeka High School students held a door decorating contest Friday in an effort to raise awareness of the disease during the month of October.

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Bras Across the Kaw Awareness Campaign

Posted: 10/17/2008 - With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing the community is pitching in to help fight the disease. More than 800 brassieres were strung across the North Lawrence River Bridge Friday, all part of the "Bras Across the Kaw Awareness Campaign."

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United Way Big Step Towards Six Million Goal

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The United Way of greater Topeka is a big step toward its six million dollar fundraising goal, thanks to employees of Hill's Pet Nutrition. Hill's set a personal business goal of one million dollars and certainly rose to the occasion.

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A Chinese Family Deals With Tainted Milk Scandal

Posted: 10/17/2008 - At the height of the corn harvest in the long muggy days of August, 10-month-old Zhang Peng began refusing to drink his milk, crying fitfully at night as he struggled to sleep. Soon his twin sister Zhang Xue fell ill, too.

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