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Lawmaker suggests fewer counties in Kansas

Updated: 02/09/2009 - A state lawmaker is calling for a feasibility study of drastically reducing the number of counties in Kansas for greater efficiency.

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Jackson County Identifies Car Crash Victim

Updated: 02/09/2009 - The Jackson County Sheriff's office identified the victim of this weekend's car crash as 17-year-old Adam Bloom today. Students gathered at Jackson Heights High School this afternoon for counseling.

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Abilene House Fire Kills Three

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A Kansas community is trying to cope after a house fire took three people's lives Sunday night.

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33rd and Urish to Close

Updated: 02/08/2009 - The intersection at southwest 33rd and Urish Road will be closed for 90 days beginning Monday at 7 a.m.

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KU Grad Student Killed

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Prosecutors charge a 25-year-old suspected drunken driver in the death of a University of Kansas graduate student who was hit while helping push a disabled vehicle.

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Two Injured in Party Shooting

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Police are investigating a central Kansas shooting where two people were injured at a party.

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Another Search Finds No Signs of Missing Boy

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says a third search along the Whitewater River for the remains of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared a decade ago turned up nothing.

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YMCA Character Awards: Andrew Gutierrez

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Click here for a story (including video) on one of our YMCA Character Award winners, Andrew Gutierrez. He is working hard for his community, and to honor the memory of his father.

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Official: Sebelius Near Top for Health Post

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius was near the top of President Barack Obama's list of candidates to head the Health and Human Services Department, a senior administration official said Saturday.

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Small Fire On Roof of Farley Elementary

Updated: 02/08/2009 - A small fire broke out on the roof of Farley Elementary around 10:00 Saturday evening. 15 year-old Brittney Hiegert and her father noticed flames on the roof as they were passing by and drove directly to the Fire Department.

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City Candidates Hit the Classroom

Updated: 02/08/2009 - Local candidates for office received a crash course in city politics today. "Candidate School" offered a workshop for city council and school board hopefuls at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.

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City Council Talks Charter Proposals

Updated: 02/07/2009 - The Topeka City Council came together Saturday to discuss possible changes to the city's charter ordinance. They could only agree to continue to pursue changing the charter to allow the city council to override mayoral vetoes.

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AG Steve Six Warns of Credit Card Scam

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Attorney General Steve Six announced Friday that there is a new scam going around. The scam involves someone who calls and claims to be with a company called Card Services.

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Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show

Updated: 02/06/2009 - The annual Topeka Boat and Outdoor Show will be at the Kansas Expocentre through the weekend. The show features more than 250 booths of new and innovative products.

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Skull Found in Melvern Home

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Authorities say they got a call Thursday from construction crews working on a house at 241 NW Maple St. saying they had found what appeared to be a human skull.

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Locals Go Red for Cause(s)

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Today is National Wear Red Day and locals wore red with style and smarts at two events in town.

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Crews Battle Fire Near 109th and SE Paulen Road

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Crews are battling to a fire at the Shawnee County and Osage County border near 109th and SE Paulen Road. They first arrived at the fire at 12:30 p.m. Friday, but had to return when parts of it reignited about 6:00 p.m.

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