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Fireworks Blamed for Emmett Fire

Updated: 06/05/2009 - A fire broke out in downtown Emmett Friday afternoon, destroying a residential building, a commercial building and a warehouse. An investigator says a boy was trying to light a firework too close to flammable material, sparking the fire.

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KHP Seeks Witnesses To Fatal Accident

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Police say a late model Chevy Impala hit a Toyota SUV which careened into a Chrysler minivan, the driver of which was thrown from the vehicle and fatally injured.

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Rude Awakening When Motorcycle Hits Home

Updated: 06/05/2009 - A Topeka resident woke to a motorcycle crashing into his home early this morning. Whoever was riding the bike fled by the time the homeowner got outside.

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USD Names Two New Directors

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Robinson Middle School principal Tammy Austin will become Executive Director of Administration and Dr Stephen Burkholder comes from Grand Island, Neb., to take over as Executive Director of Instruction.

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Flames Engulf Three Buildings in Downtown Emmett

Updated: 06/05/2009 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office says three buildings - a residential building, a bar and a warehouse - were fully engulfed in flames when they arrived just after 2:30 pm Friday.

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Feds Launch Probe Into Abortion Doctor Killing

Updated: 06/05/2009 - The Justice Department on Friday launched an investigation into the killing of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller to see whether the accused gunman had accomplices.

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Jefferson Co. Authorities Looking for Elderly Man

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Jefferson Co. authorities are looking for 85-year old Wayne "Red" Becker. He hasn't been seen since early Friday morning. Family members are concerned because he's been acting disoriented recently.

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Garmin to Sell Nuvifone in Asia

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. will start selling its oft-delayed wireless phone in Asia within the next month.

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After 20 Year, Farmers' Market Changes Locations

Updated: 06/05/2009 - A resurfacing project of the Downtown Topeka's Farmers Market at 10th & Topeka, has led to the need for a change in location of the market. It will now be moved just a few blocks away to 12th & Harrison.

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Garmin Recalls Marine Data Card

Updated: 06/05/2009 - Navigational device maker Garmin Ltd. is recalling a data card for some of its boating devices after reports the card sometimes give inaccurate readings of water depth.

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Internet Usage Rises In U.S.

Updated: 06/04/2009 - A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that Internet usage continues to go up in our country.

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Kansas Leaders May Audit Statehouse Renovation

Updated: 06/04/2009 - The Konrath Group of Kansas City, Mo., contacted House Majority Leader Ray Merrick about performing an audit of the Statehouse renovations. Merrick and other legislative leaders agreed Thursday to hear a presentation from the company sometime in the summer.

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Kline Letter Mentions Slain Abortion Provider

Updated: 06/04/2009 - A brochure from former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline that arrived in mailboxes this week mentions slain abortion provider George Tiller. A Kline spokesman calls it "unfortunate."

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