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Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson says a settlement has been reached between two companies competing to build ultra high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City.

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Topeka NAACP Steps Out in Support of City Manager Bonaparte

Updated: 06/01/2009 - There was some drama on the steps outside city hall Monday afternoon and it was all about the Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte. Members of the Topeka NAACP chapter organized a gathering and it got heated at times.

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Eckert To Make Call On Emergency Sirens

Updated: 06/01/2009 - County Commissioners made that call Monday morning when several competitors took issue with the bid recommended by Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz.

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Shawnee Co. Compares Poorly In Health Study

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Shawnee County finishes just a couple of places out of the lowest quartile when it comes to health, according to a new report by the Kansas Health Institute.

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BNSF Furloughs Workers

Updated: 06/01/2009 - BNSF is cutting back its workforce by 307 employees. 267 of the positions are being furloughed while the remaining 40 are through attrition. BNSF says it's a result of the economic recession.

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AG Orders Protection in Wake of Dr. Tiller Slaying

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service confirms Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered increased security for some abortion clinics and doctors but would not describe who was being protected or what measures taken.

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Family of Tiller Suspect is "Filled With Sadness"

Updated: 06/01/2009 - A spokesperson for the family of Scott Roeder, the man suspected of killing Dr. George Tiller Sunday, released a statement to WIBW today. They say they are "shocked, horrified, and filled with sadness".

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Kansas Police Department Just Says No to DARE

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The Riley County Police Dept. has withdrawn a grant application to fund its local participation in the DARE program. They say the program in local schools was on the chopping block because several studies have shown it is not effective.

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Kansas Governor to Discuss Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson will speak Monday afternoon about issues surrounding the state's electric transmission system. His remarks will come as two companies are competing for the right to build ultra high-voltage power lines from Wichita to Dodge City.

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3 Found Killed in Central Kansas

Updated: 06/01/2009 - The McPherson County Sheriff's Office says two people were found killed in a central Kansas home and a third was found fatally shot in a vehicle nearby.

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Three Found Killed in Central Kansas

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Sheriff Larry Powell says 33-year-old Becky R. Huff and 47-year-old Mark Luttig, of McPherson, were found shot and killed in an apparent double homicide on Sunday in Huff's house near Canton.

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Kan. Gov. to Discuss Transmission Lines

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson plans to address issues surrounding the state's electric transmission system. Watch it LIVE @ 1 p.m. on www.wibw.com

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Abortion Foes Fear Backlash to Tiller's Murder

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Anti-abortion leaders voiced concern Sunday that the Obama administration and other Democrats may try to capitalize on the murder of Dr. George Tiller to defuse the abortion issue in upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

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Tiller Vigil Draws Anti-abortion Protesters

Updated: 05/31/2009 - About 10 anti-abortion protesters gathered across the street from a downtown Wichita vigil where supporters of George Tiller remembered the slain abortion provider.

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Kline Responds to Tiller Death

Updated: 05/31/2009 - Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline released a statement through a spokesperson responding to Dr. George Tiller's death.

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Operation Rescues Denounces Tiller Murder

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 05/31/2009 - Operation rescue sent a news release out denouncing the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. We have included the text of that news release.

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