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Ottawa Teacher Accused of Sexual Relations with Student

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A former Central Heights High School teacher is accused of unlawful sexual relations with a student. Bryce Mulkey, 27, was arrested Thursday in Franklin County, following an investigation into his actions with a 17-year-old student at Central Heights...

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Mervyns Says It Will Liquidate All Stores

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Ailing department store chain Mervyns LLC, which had been operating for almost five decades, has become the latest merchant headed for extinction.

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Stocks End Back-And-Forth Session Mixed

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Wall Street ended a tumultuous two-week run relatively quietly Friday, finishing another back-and-forth session mixed as investors were cheered by signs of easing in the credit markets.

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Kansas Woman Pleads No Contest to Helping Contender Escape

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A woman pleaded no contest Friday to charges she helped a sexual predator escape from Larned State Hospital. Colean McCoy, 55, of Great Bend, was charged in the August 5th escape of 50-year-old Perry Isley, from the hospital's sexual predator treatment program.

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Four Tops Frontman Levi Stubbs Dead At 72

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Four Tops frontman Levi Stubbs, whose dynamic and emotive voice drove such Motown classics as "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" and "Baby I Need Your Loving," died Friday at 72.

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Fallout From Financial Crisis Hammers Housing

Posted: 10/17/2008 - The nation is on track to build fewer homes this year than at any time since the end of World War II, adding to the woes of an economy that analysts said Friday.

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Body Found In River Is Missing Man Of Topeka

Updated: 10/19/2008 - The body found in the Kansas River has been identified as that of a man reported missing last month. The body is that of 31-year-old Jason Michael McNaughton of Topeka.

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Evangelist Alamo arraigned on child-sex charges

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Evangelist Tony Alamo told a judge on Friday that he understood that he could get life in prison if convicted of taking a minor across state lines for sex, and he'll argue next week that he should be released from custody pending trial.

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Blogtoberfest at WIBW

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A loyal group of WIBW viewers took an opportunity to meet each other face to face on Friday.

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Santa Monica library offers books that talk back

Posted: 10/17/2008 - You know those people you can read just like a book? Well, on Saturday you will be able to borrow one of them when this city turns its main library into a "Living Library."

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McCain challenges Obama's tax cut promise

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Republican John McCain told a crowd in this battleground state Friday to "hold onto your wallet" because his Democratic presidential rival, Barack Obama, has talked of spreading the wealth around. McCain suggested voters could not rely on Obama's promise of tax cuts while returning once more to the story of Joe the Plumber, a regular part of McCain's speeches since the Arizona senator first mentioned the tax concerns of Ohio plumber Joe Wurzelbacher in Wednesday's presidential debate.

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Stocks mostly gain as some credit worries ease

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Wall Street was mostly higher in the final stretch of trading Friday as strains in the credit markets showed signs of easing and investors sought bargains among stocks that were pounded lower in selloffs earlier in the week. The expiration of options contracts left the major indexes wobbly in the final hour of trading.

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McCain challenges Obama's tax cut promise

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Republican John McCain told a crowd in this battleground state Friday to "hold onto your wallet" because his Democratic presidential rival, Barack Obama, has talked of spreading the wealth around.

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China eases restrictions for foreign journalists

Posted: 10/17/2008 - China took a further step toward opening itself to the world, announcing Friday that an easing of restrictions on foreign journalists enacted for the Olympics would become permanent.

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Bush announces visa waiver for 7 countries

Posted: 10/17/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, trying to eliminate a major source of contention with allied nations, announced Friday that the United States is rescinding visa requirements for citizens of six European countries and South Korea.

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Guards' union drops Schwarzenegger recall effort

Posted: 10/17/2008 - A powerful union representing California prison guards on Thursday dropped its recall campaign against Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, saying it will instead focus on ballot questions and pointing out that he doesn't have much time left in office anyway.

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Prosecutors: Afghan girl enslaved in Seattle area

Posted: 10/17/2008 - Five Seattle-area immigrants from Afghanistan enslaved a teenage girl they brought to the U.S., with some forcing her to do chores and one - her 37-year-old husband - beating and sexually assaulting her, according to a federal indictment unsealed this week.

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