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KDHE Working to Find the Source of Two E. Coli Cases

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Two children have died from the disease in the past few days. One was in Seward county, the other in Chase county. The KDHE says the deaths were unrelated and were caused by different E. coli serotypes.

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China Dairy Sued Over Infant's Toxic Milk Death

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The family of a baby whose death has been blamed on toxic milk filed suit against one of China's largest dairies Monday, while another dairy ensnared in the scandal said it was a victim of unscrupulous subcontractors.

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EU Tells Music Lovers to Turn Down MP3 Players

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The European Union told music lovers Monday to turn down the volume of MP3 players, saying they risk permanent hearing loss from listening too long at maximum levels.

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States Ask Baby Product Companies to Avoid BPA

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Attorneys general from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware sent letters Friday to 11 companies that make baby bottles and baby formula containers, asking they no longer use the chemical bisphenol A in their manufacturing because they said it was potentially harmful to infants.

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Therapy Helps Hard-to-Transplant Get a New Kidney

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Nearly one in three patients who need a kidney transplant may never get one because their bodies are abnormally primed to attack a donated organ. Now doctors are trying new ways to outwit the immune system and save more of those so-called "highly sensitized" patients — often with kidneys donated by living donors, considered the optimal kind.

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GM to Close Stamping Plant Near Grand Rapids

Posted: 10/13/2008 - General Motors Corp.'s efforts to hoard cash and outlast a prolonged economic slump claimed the jobs of more than 2,700 workers Monday as the automaker announced the demise of factories in Michigan and Wisconsin.

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US, Bankers Rework Bailout Plan; Stocks Surge

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Bush administration plans to greatly expand protections for the U.S. banking system out of deep concern for the faltering economy, an industry official said Monday night after banking executives and top federal officials met to revamp the largest bailout plan in the nation's history. President Bush was to announce the expansion Tuesday morning.

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Governor Sebelius Urges Kansans to Vote

Posted: 10/13/2008 - With election day right around the corner Governor Kathleen Sebelius is urging all Kansans to make their voice heard by getting out and voting Beginning Wednesday, October 15, you can advance vote in person at County Election Offices or designated satellite offices.

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Two Dead in Olathe Accident

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Two people are dead after their car rear-ended an 18-wheeler that had stopped on an Olathe street. Police said 21-year-old Castin Ellis and her 20-year-old passenger Nikolas Musto were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at 12:45 a.m. Monday morning.

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Shawnee County Commission Meetings to be Televised

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission meetings are one step closer to being televised on city channel four. The commissioners met Monday morning and discussed Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner's proposal.

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German doing well after 1st double arm transplant

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A German farmer who received the world's first complete double arm transplant said Wednesday that incredulity gave way to joy when he woke from surgery to discover he had arms again.

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Kansas Commission Reviewing Race Track Licenses

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission is discussing whether to revoke licenses for three now-closed dog and horse racing tracks. Track officials and other interested parties are expected to speak at a hearing Monday.

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Limit on cold remedies for kids was FDA's idea

Posted: 10/13/2008 - When drug makers made a surprise announcement this week that they no longer recommend cough and cold remedies for youngsters under 4, they didn't let on that it was the government's idea.

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US controls bird flu vaccines over bioweapon fears

Posted: 10/13/2008 - When Indonesia's health minister stopped sending bird flu viruses to a research laboratory in the U.S. for fear Washington could use them to make biological weapons, Defense Secretary Robert Gates laughed and called it "the nuttiest thing" he'd ever heard.

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Chicago Cop Once Jailed in Iowa Celebrates Release

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A Chicago policeman went for his first motorcycle ride since being released from an Iowa prison, only to be pulled over by officers who wanted to congratulate him.

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China dairy sued over infant's toxic milk death

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The family of a baby whose death has been blamed on toxic milk filed suit against one of China's largest dairies Monday, while another dairy ensnared in the scandal said it was a victim of unscrupulous subcontractors.

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EU tells music lovers to turn down MP3 players

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The European Union told music lovers Monday to turn down the volume of MP3 players, saying they risk permanent hearing loss from listening too long at maximum levels.

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Pediatricians double vitamin D recommendations

Posted: 10/13/2008 - The nation's leading pediatricians group says children from newborns to teens should get double the usually recommended amount of vitamin D because of evidence that it may help prevent serious diseases.

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Suit Filed Over Little House Museum in Kansas

Posted: 10/13/2008 - A California production firm is suing the Little House on the Prairie museum on the southeast Kansas homestead where Laura Ingalls Wilder once lived.

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States ask baby product companies to avoid BPA

Posted: 10/13/2008 - Attorneys general from Connecticut, New Jersey and Delaware sent letters Friday to 11 companies that make baby bottles and baby formula containers, asking they no longer use the chemical bisphenol A in their manufacturing because they said it was potentially harmful to infants.

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