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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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Holidays Bring String of Crimes to Shawnee County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The holidays brought a string of burglaries to the Shawnee County area. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office reports almost a dozen between December 18 and December 28th.

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Powerball Heading South from Iowa to Orlando

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The Powerball drawing is heading south for the winter and staying there. The Multi-State Lottery Association announced today that televised drawings will move to Orlando, Fla., after 16 years of being broadcast from studios in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Kansas Lawmaker Seeks Push on Financial Literacy

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Wichita legislator wants to make financial literacy a requirement for high school graduation in Kansas. Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Guardsmen Welcomed Home from Afghanistan

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Fifteen National Guardsmen were honored at a welcome home ceremony in Manhattan Friday. For the past year, they have been serving in Afghanistan.

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Parkinson Not Running for Gov. in 2010

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Parkinson has sometimes been considered the leading Democratic candidate for governor. But he says he expects to return to private business when his term as lieutenant governor ends in January 2011.

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Kan. Taxes Fall Short in December

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Preliminary figures from the Department of Revenue show the state collected almost $482 million in December. But financial forecasters had predicted more than $519 million in tax collections.

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New Kan. Treasurer Takes Oath Monday

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed Dennis McKinney to replace Republican Lynn Jenkins, whose last day was Friday. Jenkins won the seat for the 2nd Congressional District in eastern Kansas.

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Great Bend Officer Charged with DUI

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Great Bend police officer is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle crash while he was off duty.

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Teaching Kids Money Management

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Efforts Keep Drunk Drivers off Streets

Updated: 01/01/2009 - The Shawnee County Jail reports eight people booked in for suspicion of driving under the influence New Year's Eve night. Yellow Cab reports giving 112 rides through its "Care Cab" program.

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Fort Riley Soldier Stabbed in Junction City

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Junction City police say three people are being held without bond after a Fort Riley soldier was stabbed twice in the abdomen on Thursday.

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Healthy Eating Important for Seniors

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Senior citizens often let their eating habits decline, which is especially risky since age increases the risk of certain diseases.

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