Posted: 09/15/2008 - An area teacher is among those who'll compete for the title "Kansas Teacher of the Year." Thirty-eight teachers in all were honored as region two semi-finalists at a program in Topeka Sunday night.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Driving into Topeka from the north could be a little slower Tuesday. The left lane on SB US-75 across the Westgate Bridge will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday for bridge inspection work. You should expect some minor delays.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - FEMA offers some easy and effective tips to be prepared when disaster strikes, in honor of September as National Preparedness Month.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Five groups have put in bids to manage Topeka's Cypress Ridge Golf Course. The bid deadline was Friday. The bidders include Shawnee County, which operates courses at Forbes Field and Lake Shawnee.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - The man who pleaded guilty to killing Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith will be sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. That's the only sentence Edwin Hall can receive under Kansas law.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - An apparent electrical fire did an estimated $80,000 damage to a home in Topeka's Potwin neighborhood. Heavy smoke was coming from the basement when fire crews arrived at the home on Greenwood just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Storm siren testing in Shawnee County Monday found 4 of the counties 72 sirens not working properly. Emergency management officials remind you sirens are not designed to be heard indoors. They recommend a NOAA weather radio for your home.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius declared the week in honor businesses that support its National Guard and Reserve employees.
Updated: 09/16/2008 - The battle between Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is heating up and First Lady Laura Bush arrives in Topeka Tuesday to help her fellow Republican. RaeChelle Davis and Amanda Lanum are Twittering Live.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - A $20.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will bring 15 to 20 new positions and a special chemistry center to the KU campus. KU will join a network of institutions searching for molecules that can help fight disease.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting says about 200 National Guard Soldiers were returned from Lousiana Monday after helping with Hurricane Gustav relief. He's waiting for requests to send more resources to Texas, where 3 Black Hawk helicopters are already on hand.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Kansas State Objections Board has sided with Kansas Reform Party leaders Monday and will list Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, FL as the party's Presidential nominee on the state's November ballot. A national group had said Ted Weill of Mississippi was the candidate.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - A jury is deliberating whether Gary Kleypas should be sentenced to death for the 1997 killing of 20-year old college student Carrie Williams. Kleypas was previously sentenced to death, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned it due to flaws in jury instruction.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Fast fingers wins a 21-year-old $1,000 in the State Fairs texting contest.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - Mexican food was missing from an otherwise fun Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - First Lady Laura Bush will come to Topeka in place of her husband for a fundraiser for State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - A 47-year-old man who died trying to save 8 people from a rain-swollen river in southern Kansas is being remembered as a popular guy who always tried to help others.
Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Missouri Highway Patrol is expected to investigate the death of a man who was shot by a Webster County sheriff's deputy.
Posted: 09/14/2008 - Chicago authorities asked Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to issue a disaster declaration after rainfall Saturday in the Windy City broke a single-day record that had stood for more than two decades.
Updated: 09/15/2008 - A Chanute teenager is killed another is injured after running a stop sign and hitting another vehicle Saturday night.
Posted: 09/14/2008 - Several calls made to 9-1-1 Sunday night after gun shots were heard in a Topeka neighborhood.