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New I-35W Bridge Spans River, Technological Divide

Posted: 09/18/2008 - More than a year after a key Minneapolis bridge collapsed and killed 13 people, state troopers prepared to lead motorists in a slow procession Thursday morning across the new span that reconnects Interstate 35W over the Mississippi River.

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The Message from Ike-battered Galveston: Stay Away

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Officials were stung by an ill-fated attempt to let residents and business owners "look and leave" their hurricane-battered city, which only created frustrating traffic jams for two days. Now, their message is clear: Stay away from Galveston.

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Asia Stocks Fall, Pare Losses as Central Banks Act

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Asia stocks tumbled further Thursday, tracking declines Wall Street as investors feared more companies could succumb to the financial crisis that forced the U.S. government to bail out insurer American International Group Inc.

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Oil Falls as Investors Eye US Financial Turmoil

Posted: 09/18/2008 - Oil prices fell Thursday in Asia to $96 a barrel on concerns the deepening turmoil in the U.S. financial system will slow global economic growth and cut oil demand.

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WWII Torpedo Washes up on German Beach

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Four-meter WWII German torpedo washes up on beach along Baltic coast. Torpedo found by a cleaning crew at Timmendorf Beach, Germany. Only midsection fuel tank washed ashore; explosive warhead not attached. Many tons of unused German munitions were dumped in Baltic Sea after war ended.

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Kansas State Senator Listed Lawrence as Home, Lives Elsewhere

Posted: 09/17/2008 - State Senator Roger Pine will be voting in Leavenworth County, where he's lived for the past nine years. He had voted in Douglas County, the address for his business. A poll worker caught the error in August. Pine says he was confused about residency requirements for voting.

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Motown Legend Whitfield Dies at 67

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Norman Whitfield was producer, writer for Motown. Whitfield wrote and produced much of Temptations' late '60s-early '70s material. Other Whitfield compositions: "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "War."

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Palin Staff Won't Testify in Trooper Probe, AG Says

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Panel chairman says state attorney general broke agreement. Lawmakers are investigating firing of former Alaska public safety commissioner. Palin's allies dismiss investigation as "partisan circus." Leader of investigation says it will continue until otherwise ordered.

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Clinton Avoids Palin, Focuses Criticism on McCain

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Sen. Hillary Clinton says the GOP presidential nominee is the issue, not his VP pick. Clinton saved her criticism for John McCain while campaigning for Barack Obama Monday.

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5 U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq Copter Crash

Updated: 09/18/2008 - Helicopter crash took place near Basra Air Station, military official say. Twin car bombs outside Baghdad hospital kill eight, injure 25. Five roadside bombings hit capital; one targets district council leader, kills his driver. Another roadside bombing kills an Iraqi policeman, injures five others.

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McCain, Obama Focus on Economic Worries

Posted: 09/17/2008 - John McCain and Barack Obama are both calling for crackdowns on free-wheeling Wall Street practices. Both are focusing on the economy, trying to connect with voters' worries.

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Wanamaker Wal-Mart Reopens With a Little Help

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka Wal-Mart has reopened after renovations. During the renovations The aisles were widened, the departments were re-arranged, and the store got a fresh coat of paint. The Washburn Rural High School Marching Band helped the store celebrate.

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Sheltered Living Spends Night at Zoo

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Sheltered Living held a party for its clients and their families and friends at the Topeka Zoo Monday night.

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Fire Starts in Couch at Home North of Topeka

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Fire in a home north of Topeka Monday sent a man to the hospital as a precaution. Fire officials say it started in a couch in the living room. The cause is under investigation.

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Man Faces 79 Sex Counts in Attacks on Girl

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Topeka-area man has been bound over for trial 68 counts of rape and 11 counts of sodomy stemming from attacks over five years on an alleged victim who is now 18. A Riley County judge set a September 29th arraignment for Ben Hinchsliff, formerly of Manhattan. Prosecutors said Hinchsliff had contact with the girl at least once a month.

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Hurricane Gustav Relief Back in KS

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Members of the Kansas National Guard deployed to Louisiana to help after Hurricane Gustav, returned to Kansas Wednesday. Three Black Hawks from the National Guard deployed to Texas will remain there for the time being. They are helping the Hurricane Ike relief effort.

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Westar Crews Helping in Louisiana

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Westar Energy sent additional crews to assist with power restoration following Hurrican Ike. More than 40 employees left Monday for Kentucky, whee 160,000 customers are without power.

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Kansas Emergency Management Conference Begins

Posted: 09/17/2008 - The 40th annual Kansas Emergency Management Association Conference kicked off today at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center. Emergency management officials got a peak at the latest technology to help them deal with emergencies today.

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Boeing Responds to Engineers' Contract Proposal

Posted: 09/17/2008 - Boeing is dealing with contract proposals from the union representing its engineers and technical workers as it also deals with a strike by its Machinists Union.

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Abortion case becomes issue in Kan. DA race

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A Democrat running for Shawnee County district attorney is making an issue of recent allegations from abortion provider Dr. George Tiller.

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Buffalo Soldiers Honored

Posted: 09/17/2008 - A ceremony at the Kansas Statehouse honors Buffalo Soldiers for their service in the U.S. Army.

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