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Kansas Ranking on Child Well-Being Slips

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Kansas ranks 18th in the nation in a new state-by-state study of the well-being of America's children. The state's overall ranking fell from 16th last year and 12th in the prior year.

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Commission Says Thanks to Bill Singer

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Bill Singer, head of Shawnee County's consolidated communications center and information technology, retired Thursday. Commissioners presented him a plaque to thank him for his 13 years of service.

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VA Worker to Stand Trial on Indecent Liberties Charges

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Topeka V.A. Health Revenue Center supervisor Nick Bales was bound over for trial Thursday on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child aged 14 to 15 and one count of indecent liberties. He has a pretrial hearing Oct. 9th.

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Stork's Cradle Gives Babies Healthy Start

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A program offered by the March of Dimes and Stormont-Vail Foundation gives moms-to-be incentives to follow healthy habits during pregnancy and after giving birth. It's called Stork's Cradle.

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Colbert's Remarks Draws Kan. Governor's Response

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Stephen Colbert has a standing invitation from Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to spend a night in the historic jail in Canton, Kan. because of jokes he made about the small town, calling it a "dump."

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Manhattan Residents Split Over Bio Lab

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Manhattan is one of six finalist sites for a bio and agro defense laboratory. It would pump jobs and money into the economy -- but would devastate the United States if a disease such as foot and mouth disease were to get out into the population.

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Topeka Police Ask For Help Finding Purse Snatching Suspect

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Crime Stoppers Crime of the week. Police ask for public assistance locating suspect believed to have stolen a purse from a woman at the Kwik Shop at 5633 SW 21st. He later used a credit card stolen with the purse at a store in Manhattan where he was caught on surveillance video.

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Motorcycle Accident Injures Topekan

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A 24-year-old was injured in a motorcycle accident this morning in the 1800 block of SW Gage. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles are reported to have been involved and no one else is reported injured.

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Jeremy Goodwin Reads To Kids

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Jeremy Goodwin took a swing at entertaining kids at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Thursday morning. It was part of a summer reading program that WIBW participated in.

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Citizens Go To Jail For Good Cause

Posted: 07/31/2008 - More than 250 people were taken to jail and asked to raise bail money to help a good cause. Warehouse 414 acted as a jail to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Lawrence Fire Sends 3 to Hospital

Updated: 07/31/2008 - An apartment home near KU caught fire at five o'clock Thursday morning. Two occupants and one firefighter were taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

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Man Steals School Bus Fuel, Hits Employee With Truck

Posted: 07/31/2008 - At 9:35 a.m. Thursday, a man was seen pumping diesel fuel into a pickup truck at the Durham School Services facility. When he was spotted, he drove through the entrance gate and hit an employee with the truck.

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Drug Investigation Nets Three More Arrests

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Three more drug-related arrests in Riley County have been made as part of an ongoing investigation. Arrested for possession of cocaine and marijuana were Jose "Pepe" Sanchez, Jr., Brian Gomena and Michael Sanchez-Saldana.

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Man Charged with Whiplash Bar Killing

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Charges were filed against James A. Qualls for the July 16th murder of Joseph Beier, Jr. The charges come one day after he surrendered to Wyandotte Co. authorities.

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Six Year-Old Shot in Late Night Drive By

Updated: 07/31/2008 - The six year-old girl was inside a home when someone fired shots into the house, striking her. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening, according to reports.

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Associates Assemble 1600 Back Packs for Kids

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Associates at Security Benefit filled backpacks with back-to-school items to donate to income-eligible families at the Back-to-School fair Saturday, August 2.

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T. Boone Pickens Visits Topeka

Posted: 07/30/2008 - The Texas oil billionaire is pitching his wind energy proposals to a crowd of 400 at the Kansas Expocentre.

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Kansas' Deficient Bridges Not Slated for Repairs

Posted: 07/30/2008 - An Associated Press review found only three of the 20 most-traveled deficient bridges in Kansas were fixed or close to being fixed. State officials say that's largely because of funding available for bridge replacements.

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