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Educators Honored By Topeka North Rotary Club

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Topeka North Rotary Club held its annual educator appreciation and scholarship luncheon Tuesday. Two students were awarded scholarships and Terri Current of Heritage Christian School was named the group's Educator of the Year.

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Pickens Promotes Energy Plan in Kansas

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens holds a town hall meeting in Lawrence at the Dole Institute of Politics about the "Pickens Plan." Sen. Sam Brownback and Bob Dole introduced Pickens and say they agree with the need for an energy plan.

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Topeka Votes for Better Roads

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Voters in Topeka have approved a ten-year sales tax hike which will be dedicated to rebuilding the city's battered streets.

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TPD Investigates Shooting of Teen

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a male in his teens was shot in the leg Tuesday night near 10th and Lawrence. Police are investigating what led to the shooting.

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North Kansas Ave. Wreck Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

Updated: 04/07/2009 - Topeka Police say a car cross the center line in the 1500 block of N. Kansas Ave. just before 6:30pm Tuesday, colliding with an oncoming motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was seriously injured. That stretch remained closed as of 9pm Tuesday.

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'Big Red One' to Welcome New Commander

Updated: 04/09/2009 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will welcome a new commanding general during an assumption of command ceremony at 10 a.m. April 15 at Cavalry Parade Field on Main Post.

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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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