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18 Killed in Explosion in Indian Fireworks Factory

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Police say an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in western India killed 18 people, including 10 children. The blast early Thursday happened in a workshop set up in a home in a slum in the town of Deeg.

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Volunteers Honored at RSVP Breakfast

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Retired volunteers were honored Wednesday for their time and service to the United Way. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, breakfast was held at Gage Park. The theme was "Hats Off to Volunteers." RSVP allow people 55 and older to help out in the community.

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AT&T Donates Money to TPS

Posted: 10/22/2008 - AT&T presented a $25,000 grant to Topeka Public Schools to go toward development of their reading and math curriculum. Capital City principal Tim Wurtz says a better curriculum will help kids be better prepared for the workforce.

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Local Student Finalist for FFA Award

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A Northeast Kansas student is in the running for a national award from Future Farmers of America. Kyler Ohlde has been named a 2008 American Star Farmer finalist.

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Seaman Students Volunteer with Kids at Rescue Mission

Updated: 10/22/2008 - Students from Seaman High gave their time to help the community tonight. Students in the Interact Club at the school participated in an meeting with about 20 kids under 12 at the Topeka Rescue Mission Wednesday evening.

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Fort Riley Troops Practice Live Fire

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A Fort Riley Artillery Unit is performing its first live fire practice in 23 months this week. The Second Battalion 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division are doing the exercise.

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Kansas Resolves Pfizer Investigation

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Wednesday Kansas Attorney General Steve Six joined 32 other states in a settlement with Pfizer Inc. Wednesday's judgement resolves a five-year investigation into the company's promotion of the drugs Celebrex and Bextra.

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Bush Receiving Award at KU

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Former President George Bush, the first President George Bush is coming to KU 12 days after the election. The 41st President is this year's recipient of the Bob Dole leadership prize from KU's Dole Institute of Politics.

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Beetle Invasion Threatens New England Trees

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A wood-devouring beetle has gained a foothold in New England, and authorities plan to cut down large numbers of infested trees and grind them up to stop the pest from spreading to the region's celebrated forests and ravaging the timber, tourism and maple-syrup industries.

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Miss Teen Louisiana Loses Her Crown After Arrest

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Miss Teen Louisiana lost her crown 11 days early after being arrested on charges of leaving a restaurant without paying and carrying marijuana. RPM Productions Inc., the sponsor, took back the title on Tuesday after learning that Lindsey Evans, 18, of Blanchard, had been arrested, president Paula M. Miles said Wednesday.

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Tape Measure: X-rays Detected From Scotch Tape

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Just two weeks after a Nobel Prize highlighted theoretical work on subatomic particles, physicists are announcing a startling discovery about a much more familiar form of matter: Scotch tape. It turns out that if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays.

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Dow Sinks 514 on Louder Warnings of a Recession

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Now what? After three days of relative calm, turbulence returned to Wall Street on Wednesday. Louder warnings of a deep recession and weak corporate earnings took the Dow Jones industrial average down 514 points amid fears that government intervention won't be enough to prevent global economies from faltering.

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Lockdown on Western Kentucky University Campus Over

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A lockdown on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green is over. The campus was locked down for about three hours Wednesday afternoon after reports of gunfire.

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Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Minnesota's Attorney General Lori Swanson won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against a Topeka-based insurance giant. Swanson filed the lawsuit last February against Amer-us Life Insurance Company and American Investors Life Insurance Company now part of Aviva Corporation.

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New Plan Unveiled for Topeka's Levee System

Posted: 10/22/2008 - A multi-million dollar face-lift is in the works for Topeka's levee system. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District personnel met Wednesday to unveil the plan.

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Boeing's 3Q Profit Dives 38 Percent

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Airplane maker Boeing Co. says its third-quarter profit tumbled about 38 percent as a Machinists' strike, and supplier production problems hurt results. The Chicago-based aerospace company says it earned $695 million dollars in the quarter, down from $1.11 billion a year earlier.

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