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Jardine Sixth Graders from Anti-Violence Program Friday

Updated: 01/23/2009 - More than a hundred Jardine Middle School students celebrated completion of a program designed to keep them away from violence. The program is called "GREAT" which stands for gang resistance education and training.

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Topeka Man Sentenced on Gun Conviction

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Topeka man has been sentenced to more than five years behind bars on a gun conviction. 28-year-old Anthony Starks pleaded guilty in October to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Third KSU Presidential Candidate Announced

Updated: 01/23/2009 - We now know the name of the third candidate up for the position of Kansas State president. The Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday Dr. Robert Kennedy will visit the Manhattan campus next Monday and Tuesday.

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New BBQ Eatery in Topeka

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Topeka Chamber of Commerce helped welcome a new barbecue joint to town. A ribbon cutting was held Friday for Flint Hills BBQ, located at 1131 SW Winding Rd. in the Total Home Concepts building.

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Cumulus Donates To Help Visioning Effort

Updated: 01/23/2009 - An effort to improve the quality of life in and around Topeka got a shot in the arm Friday morning. Cumulus radio made a large contribution to help the Heartland Visioning project reach its goal.

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New Arbitron Radio Ratings Out

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Results are in and it looks like country still rocks most Topekans! The Topeka Capital Journal reported new Arbitron rating results Friday.

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Hotline Could Cut Violence in Schools

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Officials want to continue to push an initiative that allows people to call a 24/7 hotline with concerns about potential threats in Kansas schools. The line offers students anonymity when reporting things they hear or see.

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Nurse Seeks Spot on Topeka City Council

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 30-year old Craig Gunther is seeking the 7th District seat. Gunther is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Health Center. He also serves on the Kansas State Nurses' Association Board of Directors.

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Fort Riley Opens Two New Child Development Centers

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Two new child development centers are now open in Fort Riley- they are the first of six that are expected to be completed by December 2010, to help enhance the quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

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Late Child Support Could Limit Driving

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A new Kansas law could cause parents who are behind on their child support payments to klose most of their driving priveliges.

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Prayer in Kansas House Decries Abortion

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The Rev. Brian Schieber, pastor at Topeka's Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, gave a prayer in the Kansas House on the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision decrying abortion and a ``culture of death.''

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Homemade Explosive Found at Kansas Middle School

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The Lawrence Journal-World is reporting on its Web site that a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School was showing off a homemade explosive device Thursday when a student alerted administrators. They say the student did not intend harm, but was suspended.

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87-year old Injured in Lawrence Accident

Updated: 01/22/2009 - 87-year-old Karl Hauser was life-flighted to the hospital following a rollover accident in Douglas County. Authorities say it happened around 3:30 pm Thursday just south of 31st and Haskell.

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University of Kansas to Cut Jobs

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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Kansas Politicians Strongly Oppose Gitmo Detainee Move

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senator Pat Roberts joined colleague Sam Brownback in speaking out against moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Ft. Leavenworth. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday calling for the military prison to be closed within one year.

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