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Commentary: Don't underestimate Palin's appeal to women

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The nomination of Sarah Palin has turned our assumptions about women and politics on their head. Many Democrats have presumed that her policy positions run contrary to those held by women, and that women will not vote for her.

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Slaughterhouse charged with using child labor

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The owner and managers of the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant were charged Tuesday with more than 9,000 misdemeanors alleging child labor law violations.

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Obama dishes out tough talk on education

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama on Tuesday detailed his plan to strengthen the education system and charged that the Bush administration's "failure to act has put our nation in jeopardy."

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Kansas Clears Way For Cessna Bonds

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius and other state leaders have cleared the way for the state to issue $33 million in bonds for Cessna. The company wants to expand its Wichita facilities.

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Anchorwoman/Reporter Heads to War

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Here at 13 News, we have done numerous stories about our men and women in uniform who are deploying for duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. And now we have someone in our news family off to serve. Weekend Anchor woman and reporter Stephanie Ramos is leaving us for deployment to Baghdad, Iraq.

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Jury selection continues in O.J. Simpson trial

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Defense lawyers in the O.J. Simpson kidnapping and armed robbery trial are fighting to seat a racially diverse panel that hasn't prejudged whether the former pro football star and his golfing buddy should go to prison.

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Auto safety group: States should raise driving age

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Taking aim at a longstanding rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver's license to 17 or even 18.

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AP IMPACT: Stimulus Checks boost Child Support

Posted: 09/09/2008 - BOSTON - Deadbeat dads and moms around the country are discovering that their economic stimulus checks from Washington — intended to encourage the purchase of TVs, cars and other goods — are being intercepted and funneled toward the support of their children.

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Iowa files child labor charges against meat plant

Posted: 09/09/2008 - The owner and managers of the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant were charged Tuesday with more than 9,000 misdemeanors alleging that they hired minors and in some cases had children younger than 16 handle dangerous equipment such as circular saws, meat grinders and power shears.

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McCain Grabs Lead In National Polls

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Sen. John McCain has inched ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in national polls, though the most recent numbers show Obama ahead in the electoral college.

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Teacher Sentenced to 7 Years

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Art teacher gets 7 years for child porn possession. He asked for mercy, but judge was concerned he still had porn while awaiting trial.

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Woman Peeved Over Purse Theft

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Purse was swiped from church during Mass. Woman says there is a "special place in hell" for thief.

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Kansas Legislature Wages Write-In Campaign

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A western Kansas legislator who lost her Republican primary race by 17 votes is running a write-in campaign to keep her seat. She says she knows many Republicans who did not vote.

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Kansas City Laptops Still Not Returned

Posted: 09/09/2008 - School district loaned $1,000 laptops to students a year ago, and now wants them back. Some are still not returned.

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Will Casino Hurt Existing Business?

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A state board deciding who will operate a casino in Wyandotte County wonders whether it will hurt existing businesses.

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Kansas Farm Costs Rising

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A new government report shows Kansas farm production costs went up nearly 21 percent in 2007. compared to a 9.3 percent over the rest of the country.

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Morgan Found Guilty of Killing Workers

Updated: 09/10/2008 - Jurors in Douglas County have convicted Ramona Morgan of reckless second-degree murder in the work zone tragedy a year ago Thursday.

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Hubble shuttle flight faces higher space junk risk

Posted: 09/09/2008 - Next month's shuttle flight to the Hubble Space Telescope faces an increased risk of a destructive hit by space junk because it will be in a higher, more littered orbit than usual, NASA said Monday. Managers at NASA's highest levels will need to sign off on the mission because of the increased risk.

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Dad accused of leaving son while fleeing police

Posted: 09/09/2008 - A Memphis man is accused of leaving his 3-year-old son behind while running from police on foot after a traffic accident. A 46-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment after a minor traffic accident Sunday night.

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