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Big & Little Sister Carve Out Lifelong Friendship

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Meet Suzanne and Emily, paired for four years. These two share how they've become great pals through their zest for life and incorporated each other into their lives.

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Sebelius Names New Leadership to Commission on Veterans' Affairs

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Ed Wiegers as Chairperson of the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs effective November 3rd. Current chairperson, Jack Fowler, has been selected by the commission to serve as its executive director.

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Team to Assess Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures

Posted: 10/31/2008 - As part of an on-site assessment at the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, November 3.

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Valley Center Violated Open Meetings Act

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A consent judgment filed in Sedgwick County District Court says the city of Valley Center violated the Kansas Open Meetings Law by not properly notifying certain individuals of a July 24 special meeting.

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Voters Mull Dome for Small Kan. School District

Bond Issue

Posted: 10/31/2008 - USD 225 would be allowed to construct a domed building under a nearly $2 million bond issue on Tuesday's ballot. It's said the dome would be more cost and energy efficient.

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Hunters Will Face High Water

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Hunters may have to adjust strategies at Kansas' Glen Elder Reservoir this weekend in the face of heavy rains that have caused the lake to rise 7 feet above normal.

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Teen Sentenced for Raping 8-Year-Old

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Christopher Hoffman, 17, of Brookville, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an eight year old girl in 2007.

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Man Surrenders From Crawl Space After Stand Off

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Deputies say a 26 year old man barricaded himself inside a home in the Montara neighborhood of Topeka with a handgun. He ended up hiding in a crawl space under the house, but authorities were eventually able to talk him out before taking him into custody.

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No Cause Found in Report On Police Helicopter Crash

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash landing of a Topeka Police Department helicopter in April, has found residue/corrosion on an engine component, but did not determine whether that caused engine trouble.

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House Fire in SE Topeka

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Fire crews responded to a call of a fire in Southeast Topeka at about 9:15 p.m. Thursday night. It was at 2016 SE 6th Ave.

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"Signature Chefs" Raise Money For March of Dimes

Updated: 10/30/2008 - People came together Thursday night for good food and healthy babies. The March of Dimes "Signature Chefs" event took place at the Ramada Hotel in Downtown Topeka.

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Hayden High School Students Help Out Chapman

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Hayden High School students reached across the field to their opponents tonight. At halftime of tonight's football game against Chapman, they presented the school with $500 that the students raised, plus another $1,800 more from the parents.

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Celebrity Servers Help United Way

Posted: 10/30/2008 - 13's Brian Dorman and Drew Switzer are serving up some help for the United Way. Both of them, along with other "loaned employees," served cocktails tonight at the United Way's Celebrity Serve at The Vinewood.

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Vaccination Can Prevent Pain of Shingles

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Medical Arts Pharmacy and Healthwise 55 are sponsoring a shingles vaccination clinic. Targeted toward people over age 60, Zostavax is the first vaccine that can prevent shingles and reduce the frequency and severity of painful outbreaks in those who have it.

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Manhattan Looks at Smoking Ban

Posted: 10/30/2008 - People in Manhattan, KS are buzzing over a possible smoking ban, which would take effect if it passes on next Tuesday's ballot.

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Topeka Developer Threatened in Graffiti

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Topeka Police Detectives are investigating graffiti left on Developer Gene Jani's garage door as criminal damage to property and making a criminal threat. Jani's wife and 8-year-old daughter were the first to see the graffiti spray-painted on one of their garage doors.

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Mission Valley Hosts Blood Drive

Updated: 10/30/2008 - Mission Valley High School and Community Blood Center team up to help save lives today. The high school hosted a KU vs. K-State blood drive today. Donors got a free shirt, beads, and can vote for their favorite team.

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Target Lawsuit Closer to Settlement

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A lawsuit filed by the Target Corporation against Shawnee County, the City of Topeka and Go Topeka is one step closer to an out of court settlement. All three Shawnee County Commissioners voted to approve the settlement.

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Holton Man Dies in Accident

Posted: 10/30/2008 - A Holton man died in an early morning accident on Highway 50 in Chase County. 22-year-old Brandon Jenkins was westbound about seven miles east of Florence.

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Too Young To Vote

Updated: 10/31/2008 - TOPEKA - They are not registered with any political party, and their votes wont elect the next president. But they do have opinions, and now they have a voice.

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New Place for Topeka Teens Opens at Library

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Topeka has a new place for teens to have fun with reading. The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library hosted the grand opening Thursday of a new center dedicated to teen library users.

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Women Get Busy on State Tree Ornament

Posted: 10/30/2008 - Volunteers for "Kansas Tree Ornaments" have started packing ornaments to ship to Washington, D.C. to hang on the Kansas tree.

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Sisters of Slain Toddler Removed from Home

Updated: 10/30/2008 - The younger sisters of three year old Tre'vonte Williams were removed from their home and put in the temporary custody of SRS Wednesday. Tre'vonte died after being shot in the family's apartment on October 17.

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