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Kansas Jury Deadlocks on Convicted Killer's Sentence

Posted: 10/28/2008 - A Sedgwick County jury is unable to reach a unanimous decision on the sentence for a man convicted of killing a 14-year-old girl who was nine months pregnant with his baby.

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Adjutant General Hosts Appreciation Luncheon for KDOT Efforts

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the Adjutant General and Director of Kansas Division of Emergency Management, will host an appreciation luncheon to commemorate interagency collaboration between the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Adjutant General's Department.

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Large Scale Disaster Exercise Gives Agencies Practice

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Shawnee County is prepared for a large scale disaster. Several county agencies Tuesday were able to practice emergency exercises as if it were the real thing, thanks to a plane crash disaster staged at Forbes Field.

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Hampton Inn Opens Doors

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Topeka's newest hotel invited the public in to see what it has to offer on Monday morning.

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Auburn-Washburn Students Get Flu Shots

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Students in the Auburn-Washburn school district get their flu shots this week. School nurses are partnering with the Shawnee County Health Agency to offer the voluntary shots.

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Topeka Railroad Fest. Thanks Supporters

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Topeka Railroad Festival thanked its supporters tonight with a Harvey House Dinner. Sponors and supporters of the festival were invited to the event at the Great Overland Station. WIBW-TV was proud to be among them.

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Topeka Symphony Receives Record Gift

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Topeka Symphony received its largest gift ever. The "six-figure gift" would go to creating a new work on religious faith, conflict and reconciliation. It has been titled 'PARABLES.' It will debut in Topeka on May 1st, 2010. The gift comes from Douglas and Andrew Reeves in honor of their parents Jean and Julie.

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City Hears Options for Future of Golf Course

Updated: 10/28/2008 - Topeka City Council members held a work session with the Shawnee County Parks & Recreation staff Monday evening to look over RFP's submitted concerning the maintenance and supervision of Cypress Ridge Golf Course. Course members were invited.

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Shahid Must Pay $15,000 in Restitution to Victim's Family

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The total restitution must be paid as part of any post-release supervision or other early release. Shahid was convicted in July to almost 19-and-a-half years on a voluntary manslaughter charge and another year for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Mediator Cites Tentative Deal to End Boeing Strike

Posted: 10/27/2008 - A spokesman for federal mediators says Boeing and its machinists union have struck a tentative deal to end a strike that began Sept. 6. It comes on the fifth day of talks in Washington, D.C.

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Topeka Fire Crew Investigate Arson Cases

Updated: 10/27/2008 - Topeka fire crews are investigating two weekend arsons and one man is behind bars for a third. A fire at 1510 S.W. Lane caused $25,000 damage Sunday night.

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Heartland Visioning Meeting With Shawnee County Commission

Posted: 10/27/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission Heard more about the Heartland Visioning project today. Topeka Chamber of Commerce member, Marsha Sheahan spoke about the details of the Visioning project, including some of the core values set aside for the community.

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Local Grocery and Deli Closes

Updated: 10/27/2008 - After decades of business, Steinbock's Meat and Deli will close for good on Friday.

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New Hotel Opens in Topeka

Updated: 10/27/2008 - A brand new hotel has opened in Topeka. The Hampton Inn at 1515 S.W. Arrowhead Rd. held its grand opening ceremony Monday with a ribbon cutting.

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Fire Destroys Leo's VW Repair

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Fire crews were called to 2300 South East Virginia shortly before eleven this morning. Vehicles were inside the shop when the fire started. No word yet on damage estimates. The fire is believed to be accidental.

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Bodies Found in Lawrence Friday Identified

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Two bodies found in Lawrence Friday have been identified. The bodies of Bronson Lee Standlee, 18, of Oklahoma, and Cory M. O'Connor, 29, of Indiana, were discovered around 3:00 p.m. Friday.

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