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Petraeus: We Need More Than Troops

Posted: 09/15/2008 - "Industrial Strength Insurgency" In Afghanistan Must Be Overcome With Political And Economic Progress.

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Meltdown in US Finance System Pummels Stock Market

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The upheaval in the American financial system sent shock waves through the stock market Monday, producing the worst day on Wall Street in seven years as investors digested the failure of one of its most venerable banks and wondered which domino would be next to fall.

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Golfers Help Local Children in Need

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Golfers took a swing at helping kids Monday. The eighth annual "Big Hearts for Little Hearts" golf tournament teed off Monday afternoon at Topeka Country Club.

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Local Publishing Company Celebrates New Facility

Updated: 09/15/2008 - A local children's publishing company cut the ribbon on its new facility Monday. Nationwide Learning celebrated its new office with guests from the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce.

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Kansas Recognizes Teachers of the Year

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An area teacher is among those who'll compete for the title "Kansas Teacher of the Year." Thirty-eight teachers in all were honored as region two semi-finalists at a program in Topeka Sunday night.

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Bridge Inspection Work Scheduled Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Driving into Topeka from the north could be a little slower Tuesday. The left lane on SB US-75 across the Westgate Bridge will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for bridge inspection work. You should expect some minor delays.

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Five Groups Bid to Manage Local Golf Course

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Five groups have put in bids to manage Topeka's Cypress Ridge Golf Course. The bid deadline was Friday. The bidders include Shawnee County, which operates courses at Forbes Field and Lake Shawnee.

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Kelsey Smith Killer To Be Sentenced Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The man who pleaded guilty to killing Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith will be sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. That's the only sentence Edwin Hall can receive under Kansas law.

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Topeka House Fire Causes $80,000 In Damage

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An apparent electrical fire did an estimated $80,000 damage to a home in Topeka's Potwin neighborhood. Heavy smoke was coming from the basement when fire crews arrived at the home on Greenwood just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Storm Siren Testing In Topeka Finds 4 Faulty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Storm siren testing in Shawnee County Monday found 4 of the counties 72 sirens not working properly. Emergency management officials remind you sirens are not designed to be heard indoors. They recommend a NOAA weather radio for your home.

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McCain, Obama blast regulators, managers for Wall Street woes

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama on Monday both blasted regulators and managers for failing to head off the financial woes rocking Wall Street and called for an overhaul of the rules governing financial institutions.

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Shattered homes greet Galveston Residents

Posted: 09/15/2008 - When iReporter Carlos Ortega evacuated Galveston's West End last week, there was a road, a row of houses and about 150 feet of sand between his house and the water. Now the surf laps about 30 feet from his door.

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Galveston 'unhealthy and unsafe,' city manager says

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Galveston city leaders on Monday urged the 15,000 to 20,000 residents left on the hurricane-battered barrier island to leave, saying they cannot provide essential services.

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Laura Bush Arrives in Topeka Today

Updated: 09/16/2008 - The battle between Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is heating up and First Lady Laura Bush arrives in Topeka Tuesday to help her fellow Republican. RaeChelle Davis and Amanda Lanum are Twittering Live.

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