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Smoking Ban Advocates Speak in Topeka Wednesday

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Giving all Kansans the right to breath clean air was the message behind a news conference at the Capitol Wednesday. The American Cancer Society urged Kansas legislators to listen to constituents on the "Clean Indoor Air Act".

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Rollover Accident in Shawnee County Wednesday Night

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A rollover accident in Shawnee County Wednesday night luckily ended with no injuries. Sheriff's deputies say a woman lost control of her minivan at 93rd and Paulen, over corrected, and the vehicle rolled.

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Man Dies in Accident on 24 Highway

Updated: 03/11/2009 - One person was killed in a rollover accident in Pottawatomie County Wednesday evening. It happened at US-24 Highway and Legion Lane.

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Kansas Unemployment Rate Spiked in January

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The state's unemployment rate in January was its worst in more than 25 years. The state Department of Labor reports today that the faltering national economy caused the rate to jump to 6.4 percent. That compared with 4.9 percent in December and 4.3 percent in January 2008.

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Sheltered Living Breaks Ground For New Homes

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Sheltered Living broke ground Wednesday on a partnership with Medallion Homes to build three new duplexes. The units will give 30 Sheltered Living clients long-term, accessible places to live.

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"Vote Yes" Group Holds Conference on City Street

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Union leaders are joining with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce in supporting a half-cent sales tax increase for Topeka to fund street improvements. Topeka voters decide the issue April 7th.

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AG: Possible Connection Between Lawrence, Manhattan Rapes

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Atty. Gen. Steve Six, along with the Lawrence and Riley Co. police depts., are warning Kansans to be cautious during Spring Break, citing concerns that multiple rapes in the Lawrence and Manhattan area may be connected.

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Topeka Ice Rink Put On Ice

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The future of Topeka Ice appears to be on thin ice, as one of its major financial backers has pulled out, leaving them scrambling for financial donors.

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Combined TPD, Shawnee Co. Chopper Unit Explored

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Milleris proposing a combined Shawnee Co. Law Enforcement Aviation Unit. TPD and the Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Office would operate it jointly with one helicopter flying countywide.

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Collective Brands 4Q Down

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Collective Brands Inc. says its fourth-quarter loss more than tripled as sales fell and it had to write down the value of its 2007 acquisition of the Stride Rite chain.

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SUV Crashes into Creek in Salina

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Salina firefighters used an extension ladder to reach a woman whose SUV rolled into a creek Tuesday afternoon.

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Governor Declares Kansas Agricultural Week

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has declared next week "Kansas Agricultural Week." She says agriculture brings in $14.5 billion for the state.

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SUV Crashes Into Creek in Salina

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Rescuers have pulled a woman to safety after her sport utility vehicle crashed into a creek in west Salina.

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Great Overland Station Extends Exhibit

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Topeka's Great Overland Station has extended its exhibit on railroading, thanks to community contributions of new items.

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Injured Vietnam Vet Reminds Today's Soldiers of Support

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Dave Roever, who was burned beyond recognition in Vietnam, told the National Prayer Luncheon in Junction City Tuesday that today's soldiers can go overseas knowing a nation is behind them.

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Kansas Small Businesses Earn Honors

Updated: 03/10/2009 - The Kansas Small Business Development Center awarded its 2008 Emerging and Existing Businesses of the Year Tuesday. A total of 16 businesses were recognized.

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