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Heartland Visioning Holds Final Meeting on Draft Plan

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Heartland Visioning held its final public meeting Tuesday night to get input on its draft strategic plan. Meetings and presentations have reached more than 2000 people over the past two months. Their feedback will be used to make improvements to the plan.

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Taco Bell Gives Away Free Tacos for a Stolen Base

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Everyone in America was eligible to a free prize Tuesday thanks to Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett. He stole a base during game one of the World Series, so taco Bell agreed to give away a free taco to everyone.

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Westar Talks to Elementary Students About Energy Conservation

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Westar Energy visited fourth graders at Lowman Hill Elementary School Tuesday to teach the students how they can be energy efficient in their own homes. The 4th graders watched a video, then talked about which home appliances are big energy drainers.

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Advance Voting Record Set in Shawnee County

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Elections officials tell us they've already issued more than 17,500 ballots. That includes advance ballots mailed and those cast in person at the elections office.

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Striking Boeing Workers Set Vote

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Striking Machinists Union members will vote Saturday on a tentative agreement with Boeing. It could end the strike that's idled 27,000 workers since September 6th.

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Dow Closes Up Nearly 900 Points

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Wall Street posts a huge rally even with dismal consumer confidence and housing reports.

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Ted Stevens Conviction Changes GOP Prospects

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Political observer Chuck Todd analyzes how the Alaska Senator's conviction may be the first break in the wall opening the gates of Capitol Hill to a new breed of leaders.

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Shawnee Heights Students Get Party for Registering to Vote

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Seniors at Shawnee Heights celebrated their right to vote with a pizza party. The winner of a competition between Washburn Rural and Shawnee Heights was determined by which school registered the most students to vote.

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"Cardiologist for a Day" Program in Topeka Tuesday

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka community leaders got a firsthand look at what a day in the life of a cardiologist is like. The "Cardiologist for a Day" program was held at the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center.

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Kansas Low on Salt for Winter Season

Posted: 10/28/2008 - As we reported earlier, salt supply for Kansas may be low during the upcoming winter months. The Kansas Department of Transportation says it is becoming more difficult to get salt supplies for roads because they are competing more and more with other city and county maintenance departments across the Midwest.

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Kansas Regulators Going Ahead with Westar Hearing

Posted: 10/28/2008 - The commission regulating Kansas utilities is going ahead with a hearing Wednesday on Westar Energy's electric rate increase request. That's despite a proposed settlement among Westar and other parties.

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Topeka Business Expo Held at Ramada

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Members of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce got a chance to network today at this year's Business Expo, held at the Topeka Ramada. Among the topics discussed at the Expo today was how the slowing economy is affecting small business owners.

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Kansas Economy Likely Not Hurt by Financial Crisis

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Even with the slumping economy, there might be some good news for Kansas. Experts say Kansas will probably not be hurt by the current financial crisis as badly as most other states.

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Spirit Aerosystems Not Planning Immediate Ramp Up

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Boeing Co. supplier Spirit Aerosystems is waiting for striking Machinists to vote on a tentative deal with Boeing before making decisions about its own schedule.

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Topeka Walgreen's Holds Mock Election

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka residents lined up Tuesday for a mock election. The run-through was held at the Walgreens at 1001 S.W. Topeka Blvd. and sponsored by Biasbusters. It is held to educate the public and the voter. Ballots were available just like a real election.

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WIBW Working to Resolve Signal Problems

Posted: 10/28/2008 - WIBW TV 13 is having signal trouble for those watching WIBW TV or My Network TV and getting their signal off air or on DISH TV or DIRECT TV. Our technicians are working to correct the problem.

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Fort Riley Retirees to be Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Each month Fort Riley honors Soldiers and civilians who are retiring from active service. This month’s ceremony will be conducted at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 inside King Field House, Building 202.

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