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Sebelius Still Not Interested in Commerce Job

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Sebelius said a month ago that she was taking herself out of consideration for a position in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet. She cited the state's budget problems.

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Bill Would Base Turnpike Tolls on Speed

Updated: 01/05/2009 - David Haley has introduced a bill that would allow the Kansas Turnpike Authority to charge tolls based on a driver's speed. Fast drivers traveling on the turnpike would be charged more than a flat rate.

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Few KC-Area Nursing Homes Get Top Marks

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A majority of Kansas City-area nursing homes came in below average in a new federal database rating facilities on health inspections, staffing levels and quality of care.

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Hearing To Be Held In 1977 Murder Case

Updated: 01/05/2009 - A man convicted of a 1977 murder will go before a Sedgwick County judge this month to see if DNA evidence clears him of the crime.

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Lawrence Changes Hedgehog Restriction

Updated: 01/05/2009 - It is now legal to have pet hedgehogs in Lawrence after an 11-year-old boy spent three years lobbying against the ban.

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Lawrence Changes Hedgehog Restriction

Updated: 01/04/2009 - It is now legal to have pet hedgehogs in Lawrence after an 11-year-old boy spent three years lobbying against the ban.

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Manhattan Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect

Updated: 01/04/2009 - A no-smoking ordinance voters approved in November took effect 12:01 am, Sunday. It bans smoking in most public places and some outdoor areas, too.

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Topeka Rescue Mission Gives Second Chances

Updated: 01/04/2009 - 13 News takes you inside the Topeka Rescue Mission, and introduces you to inspirational success stories the shelter has produced. It is heartwarming, inspirational and gives hope to those who think they cannot make it.

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Hearing to be Held in 1977 Murder Case

Updated: 01/04/2009 - A man convicted of a 1977 murder will go before a Sedgwick County judge this month to see if DNA evidence clears him of the crime.

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Downtown Kansas City Set For Grocery Store

Updated: 01/04/2009 - Long on residents' wish lists, a grocery store is opening in Kansas City's downtown. Cosentino's Market Downtown is slated to open Tuesday in the Kansas City Power & Light District.

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Former Kansas DA Set For Sentencing

Updated: 01/03/2009 - A former Cherokee County prosecutor who received perks and money from a Galena adult club in return for favorable legal treatment is to be sentenced on Monday for extortion.

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Singer Celebrates Earth

Updated: 01/03/2009 - Jim Scott shared his talents with an audience at Topeka's Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Scott is a composer, guitarist and singer. Much of his work has an environmental theme.

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Lifelong Topekan Enters Council Race

Updated: 01/03/2009 - 40-year old Andrew Gray is seeking the District 7 Topeka City Council seat. He says he wants to encourage more accessiblity, more accountability and more civility in city government.

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Topeka and Shawnee Co. Library Hosts Dog Training

Updated: 01/03/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee Co. Public Library held the first of a three-part series on dog training Saturday afternoon. Rick and Perrin Riggs showed pet owners how to use positive reinforcement to makeover their rowdy Rovers.

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Car-Train Collision Kills Motorist in Olathe

Updated: 01/03/2009 - Steve Forsberg of BNSF says a video camera mounted on a train appears to confirm crews reports that a car backed into the path of an oncoming freight train. The train hit the car. The car's driver was killed.

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Pastor and Designer Create Wichita Comic Hero

Updated: 01/03/2009 - New Day Christian Church pastor Reuben Eckels has teamed up with a designer to create "Wichita Man." The comic book hero will fight social problems such as HIV and domestic and gang violence.

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Jenkins Discusses Family, Congressional Race

Updated: 01/03/2009 - Congresswoman-elect Lynn Jenkins says the campaign was hard, but she looks forward to the future and taking over the reins of the 2nd Congressional District.

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Kansas City Downtown Adds Grocery Store

Updated: 01/03/2009 - Cosentino's Market Downtown is slated to open Tuesday in the Kansas City Power & Light District. The store joins a mix of bars and restaurants and the Sprint Center in the new entertainment district.

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Faris Family Faces Change

Updated: 01/03/2009 - The local bluegrass family group, the Faris Family, is losing one of its members. Eddie Faris landed a spot in Ricky Skaggs' band. The family has hired a non-family member to join them.

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