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Prescribed Burners Learn Safe Burning Tips

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Warmer weather, wind and dry conditions increase chances for out-of-control brush fires. So Tuesday the Kansas Department of Health and Environment offered helpful information about prescribed burns.

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"Building Partnerships to Wellness" Conference Comes to Topeka

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Center for Health Disparities is recognizing Minority Health Awareness Month by hosting the 4th Annual Health Disparities Conference. The theme of the conference is "Building Partnerships to Wellness."

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City Departments Team Up to Test Fire Hydrants

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Topeka Fire Department has teamed up with Topeka Water to ensure more than 5,000 City fire hydrants within the City limits are in working condition when needed to fight fires.

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Shawnee Heights Names New H.S. Principal

Updated: 04/07/2009 - The Shawnee Heights Board of Education selected Alan Beam as the district's new high school principal. Beam has spent 17 years at Holton High School.

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Topeka Man Sentenced for Fatal Stabbing

Updated: 04/07/2009 - 42-year-old Darwin David Law was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 11 years in prison. He was convicted in the Sept. 19, 2008 stabbing death of Jon Chiselom.

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Lawrence Pedestrian Hit by Car, Killed

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Lawrence Police say a pedestrian in the 200 block of N. Michigan was hit by a car and killed around 7:45 am Tuesday. The accident is under investigation.

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Restaurant Owner Charged After Illegal Immigrant Dies

Updated: 04/07/2009 - A Topeka restaurant owner has been convicted on charges he illegally harbored Indian nationals who worked at his restaurant, including one who died after complaining he was being forced to work.

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Homeland Security Outlines Bidding Process for NBAF Construction

Updated: 04/07/2009 - More than 250 companies from across the country turned out in Manhattan Tuesday to hear Homeland Security officials outline the bidding process for constructing the new $700 million National Bio and Agro Defense Facility.

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Group: 748K Kansans Uninsured Part of 2007-08

Updated: 04/07/2009 - An advocacy group's latest report suggests there's a growing percentage of Kansans who go without health insurance for at least short periods of time.

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Internet Scam Averted at Salina Store

Updated: 04/07/2009 - An employee at a Salina store has stopped the purchase of a Moneygram using bogus $100 bills as part of a Nigerian Internet scam.

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Two Topeka Men Charged In Armed Robbery

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Jonathan Matthew Atherton, 23, Topeka, KS, and Nathan Haywood Mercado, 20, Topeka, are each charged with one count aggravated robbery in connection with the gunpoint robbery of Jeffrey Dubree, 18.

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Brownback Wants NKorea Classified as Terrorist State

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback wants North Korea classified as a terrorist state again. The call comes after Pyongyang launched a long-range ballistic missile over Japan last weekend.

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Kansas Taps Wind for Jobs

Updated: 04/06/2009 - The new bill revises the Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act to provide incentives to eligible wind and solar energy projects.

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Topeka Woman Wins $20,000

Updated: 04/06/2009 - After winning $2,000 playing the bonus crossword instant scratch game, Melinda Brown felt she was destined for more. Monday, she made good on that feeling.

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Topeka Girl to Receive Transplant Overnight

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Jessica Seidel, 12, is scheduled to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant Monday night. The procedure is expected to take about eight hours.

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AT&T and Union Continue Negotiating

Updated: 04/06/2009 - AT&T and its largest union are continuing negotiations after contracts covering tens of thousands of workers expired this weekend.

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