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Mayors Urge Obama to Show Support for Aviation

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A letter about aviation that nearly 70 mayors sent to President Obama was made public Wednesday. The letter, dated April 22, calls on Obama to protect the 1.2 million jobs and $150 billion a year in economic output created by general aviation.

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Aiden, Addison Top Kansas Baby Names

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health on Wednesday released lists of the top 25 baby names for boys and girls in 2008, based on birth certificates. Aiden topped the boys list while Addison was the favorite among girls.

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University Forgoes Handshakes at Graduation

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Wichita State University says the traditional handshake between graduates and school leaders at commencement won't happen this weekend because of concerns over the H1N1 virus.

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Class Graduates From Leadership Greater Topeka

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Some students celebrated the completion of a four-month program. The 2009 class of Leadership Greater Topeka received their diplomas Wednesday.

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Topeka's U.S. Bank Moving to New Kansas Ave. Building

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A bare spot at 719 South Kansas Avenue where an old department store once stood downtown will soon be occupied by a new six-story building. The first two floors will house U.S. Bank.

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Rx Assistance Bus Pulls into Kansas

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The "Help is Here Express" pulled into Topeka's Marian Clinic Wednesday morning. The big orange bus is sponsored by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance to help people find free or low-cost prescription medications.

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Oil Prices Jump to New High for the Year

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Oil prices hit a new high for the year Wednesday ahead of a government report on the levels of crude in storage that have neared 19-year highs recently.

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Fort Riley Teacher Wins Toyota Yaris

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Reading tutor Kimberly Goehl turned out to be the big winner in Little Apple Toyota's car giveaway for Teachers' Day.

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Kansas Legislators Work in Rival Budget Plan

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The House Appropriations Committee advanced a plan for shrinking a projected budget deficit relies far more heavily on spending cuts than Gov. Mark Parkinson and his fellow Democrats want. Debate is set for Wednesday.

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Topeka School Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Students at Holy Family School in Topeka's Oakland neighborhood showed off traditional Mexican dancing skills in their Cinco de Mayo celebration Tuesday.

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Board of Healing Arts Likely to Decide Convicted Doctor's Fate

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Manhattan radiation oncologist Russell Reitz would lose his license under state law because of a felony conviction of aggravated battery. However, a two-thirds vote of the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts could allow him to keep his license.

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Injured Motorcyclist Moved to Nebraska Rehab Hospital

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Christopher Sunneberg's sister says Christopher has been moved to Madonna Rehab Hospital in Lincoln to continue recovery from a severe brain injury. He was injured April 7 when a car crossed the center line and crashed into his motorcycle.

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DOD Changes Soldier's Status to Killed in Action

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified remains Tuesday as those of Staff Sgt. William Vile of Philadelphia. The Ft. Riley transition team member had previously been listed as "whereabouts unknown."

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Hutchinson Picked For Turbine Equipment Site

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Hutchinson has been chosen as the site for the state's first major wind turbine equipment factory, which is expected to employ 400 people in Reno County.

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Kansas Senate Passes Revised Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a revised budget Tuesday that cuts a projected budget deficit to $70 million. It cuts spending $138 million, two-thirds of that from public schools and higher education.

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3 Agencies Receive Women's Fund Grants

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The division of the Topeka Community Fundation gives more than $33,00 to El Shaddai, Let's Help, and Women Money and Collection.

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Emporia Energy Center

Updated: 05/05/2009 - An open house was held Tuesday to debut the new Westar Emporia Energy Center.

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