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Dow ends up 401 in another stunning U-turn

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A stock market as difficult to fathom as it is volatile pulled off another stunning U-turn on Thursday, transforming a 380-point loss for the Dow Jones industrials into a 401-point gain. Was it the government's bailout beginning to have an effect? The credit markets finally beginning to loosen up? Investors looking for a bottom in stocks?

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Obama extends his campaign into Republican states

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Democrat Barack Obama extended his front-running campaign into West Virginia, a bastion of white, middle-class voters who rejected his primary season appeals, and confidently broached the subject of victory in a presidential contest playing out on Republican turf.

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Local School Celebrates 115 Years

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The Kansas Fever Committee celebrated Thursday it's 115th anniversary of Sheldon Kindergarten at the Capitol Building. Sheldon Elementary was the first black kindergarten west of the Mississippi.

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Washburn University Business School Earns High Marks

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Washburn University Business School is earning high marks. The school was named an outstanding business school by the Princeton Review in its 2009 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools." David Sollars, Dean of the School of Business, says they are pleased to have received such a high rating.

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Manhattan Man to be Sentenced November 21 for Slaying

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A 20-year-old Manhattan man will be sentenced November 21 for the gruesome killing of his former roommate last year. A Riley County jury Wednesday found Kevin Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the slaying and dismemberment of Adam Hooks in June 2007.

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Sharefest and Topeka Churches Donate Coats for Children

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Local children were warmed with love Thursday along with big fluffy coats. As part of the Sharefest celebration, workers were at Quincy Elementary School donating coats for the children.

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Topeka Police Seek Public's Help in Burglary

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Topeka police are asking for your help in identifying the suspect involved in a burglary, theft, and unlawful use of a credit card. Police say the robbery occurred on August 21st around 11:20 p.m. A woman told police her purse was stolen from her un-locked parked car in the 2000 block of SW Western.

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Topeka Woman Held at Gunpoint,Robbed Wednesday Night

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Wednesday night robbery. Police say they received a call around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night that a woman had been robbed at gunpoint on SW Lydia.

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Topeka Police Investigate Thursday Morning Home Invasion

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a home invasion that happened early Thursday morning. Officers received a call just before 3:00 a.m. that an acquaintance of the victim had broken into his home on SW Washburn.

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Emporia Retail Development Project Gets Approved

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A retail re-development district is one step closer to happening in Emporia. City commissioners approved a change Wednesday to the Emporia City Comprehensive Plan, to allow use of the area known as Peak Trust , according to our radio partner KVOE.

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Controversial Emails Draws Democratic Protests

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Republican County official's e-mail linking Barack Obama to Muslim extremism is drawing Democratic protests. Geary County Treasurer Kathy Tremont forwarded the e-mail to her staff last week.

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New Glory Days Pizza Opens

Updated: 10/17/2008 - There's a new pizza joint in town. The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at the newest Glory Days Pizza location near Lake Shawnee.

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Baby Boomer Deaths Could Fuel Funeral Industry

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Beyond the convention center filled with glistening hearses, beyond the rows of perfectly arranged caskets and bottles of embalming fluid, funeral directors await perhaps their greatest windfall ever: The death of the baby boom generation.

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Man practicing a quick draw shoots himself in leg

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Police say a man was recovering from a gunshot wound after he shot himself in the leg with a handgun while practicing a quick draw. Police said a bullet from a revolver entered the 61-year-old man's leg just below the left knee and lodged in his foot.

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Man shows his political preference with dog feces

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A man was ticketed for unlawful dumping after admitting to putting dog feces in his neighbor's truck for political reasons. Police Sgt. Jerry Edblad said a 19-year-old St. Cloud man told police he has found small baggies of dog feces in the back of his pickup truck for the past few weeks.

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Officials: FBI investigates ACORN for voter fraud

Posted: 10/16/2008 - The FBI is investigating whether the community activist group ACORN helped foster voter registration fraud around the nation before the presidential election. A senior law enforcement official confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Down ends up 401 to extend streak of volatility

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Wall Street turned in another stunning finish Thursday and extended its unprecedented streak of volatility - this time, to the upside. The Dow Jones industrials ended up 400 points, after falling 380 in the opening minutes of the session.

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Woman Sentenced For Embezzling Money

Posted: 10/16/2008 - A Kansas woman has been sentenced to three years probation for embezzling more than $13,000 from a Lincoln hotel.

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Manhattan Man Convicted

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Jury convicts Manhattan man in dismemberment killing of ex-roommate.

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Spirit Warns of Strike Fallout

Posted: 10/16/2008 - Spirit AeroSystems tells its 10,500 employees that the ongoing machinists strike at Boeing may force it to look at a shutdown and temporary layoffs.

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