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Stream Advisory: Atchison County

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A stream advisory is warning people in Atchison County and downstream to avoid the Missouri River and to keep their pets and livestock away as well.

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Emporia Smoking Ban "Too Close to Call"

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The vote on a smoking ordinance in Emporia is too close to call. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 2,333 votes were cast Tuesday in favor of the ordinance banning smoking in public places. Another 2,318 residents voted against it.

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State Library Helping Kansans Through Tough Times

Updated: 04/10/2009 - The State Library staff wants to help Kansans weather these rough economic times. They've put together a web site filled with online tools to help you save money find help and "thrive in tough times."

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New Kan. Law Focuses on Rape Cases

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Governor Sebelius signed new legislation Wednesday which she says will protect victims and strengthen penalties against offenders involved with rape.

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New Kansas Law Takes Aim at Open Meetings Act

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A new law tries to keep government officials from flouting changes made last year to state's Open Meetings Act. Governor Sebelius signed it Tuesday.

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A "Mud Bog" for Phoenix

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Phoenix Entrikin celebrates his 1st birthday later this month. But the big party is the "mud bog" truck racers will participate in this Saturday. Learn more in Ralph's interview with Phoenix's dad, and a family friend.

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New Revenue Figures Make Kansas Budget Shakier

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A report Tuesday from the Kansas Legislative Research Department said the state took in about $374 million, or 12 percent less than anticipated. That means lawmakers may have to adjust their just-approved 2010 budget bill.

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New Kansas Law Aims to Attract Green Energy Firms

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A law taking effect April 16th allows Kansas to issue up to $5 million in bonds to help firms who manufacture solar and wind energy equipment. Eligible companies would invest $30 million in the state and hire at least 200 workers within 5 years.

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Topeka Tourism Expo

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Topeka Tourism Exposition was held today at the Great Overland Station. The annual event is designed to show people what the city has to offer right in their own backyard.

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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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