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Auburn-Washburn School District Reports Meningitis Case

Posted: 07/30/2008 - USD 437 says in a letter to families that a member of the district's coaching staff has been diagnosed with viral meningitis. The district says all equipment the person had contact with has been disinfected.

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Dog Retrieves Abandoned Tiger Cubs

Posted: 07/30/2008 - A dog has adopted three tiger cubs at the Safari Zoological Park in Caney, Kan. The dog licks, cleans and feeds the abandoned cubs.

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Local Lawyer Named to 2nd Dist. Bench

Updated: 07/30/2008 - Gov. Sebelius elevated Jeff Elder to the bench Wednesday, appointing him to the newly created District Court judicial position serving Jefferson, Jackson, Pottawattamie, and Wabaunsee Counties.

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Another Guilty Plea Before Tribe's Trial

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Angel Zamora, a native of Guatemala, admitted Wednesday he sometimes helped an immigration scam hidden behind a false American Indian tribe, Kaweah Indian Nation.

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Zebra Mussels Found at Reservoir Near Wichita

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Zebra mussels can take food from native fish and mussels, and their sharp edges are a hazard to swimmers. The zebra mussels were found at the Marion Reservoir.

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Judge Denies Bond for Jailed Haysville Nurse

Posted: 07/30/2008 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Donald Bostwick denied bond for Linda Schneider Wednesday because he considers her a flight risk. Schneider and her husband, Dr. Stephen Schneider, are charged with the accidental overdose deaths of 56 patients.

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Kansas Senator Giving Away Money Donated by Stevens

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) told his campaign to donate money he received from indicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens to Kansas charities. The amount totals nearly $20,000.

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Council Gives City Okay to Appeal Ruling

Posted: 07/30/2008 - The Topeka City Attorney's office is allowed to appeal a ruling against it filed by Friends of Bethany Place. The city will continue to try to construct a parking lot on Bethany Place property that is listed on the register of Historic Kansas Places.

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Next Space Tourist Spending Bulk Of Fortune To Fly

Posted: 07/30/2008 - The world's next space tourist says he'll be spending the bulk of his fortune to rocket into orbit this fall. Richard Garriott, a computer game wizard, will fly aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the international space station.

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Crane Collapses On Texas Bridge; 1 Worker Killed

Posted: 07/30/2008 - A crane removing steel beams from an old bridge over a Central Texas river became overloaded and toppled Wednesday, killing one worker and injuring another, officials said.

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Moderate Calif. Quake A Drill For The `Big One'

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Despite shaking a large swath of Southern California, a magnitude-5.4 earthquake was not the "Big One" that scientists have long feared. Still, it rattled nerves, causing people to vow to step up their emergency preparations.

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Amber Alert Issued In Mass. For 4 Children

Posted: 07/30/2008 - State police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday for four children taken with their mother from an apartment where another woman was found fatally stabbed.

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Are Fido and Fluffy Kitty too Fat?

Updated: 07/30/2008 - 54 million overweight cats and dogs in the US are in need of shedding a few pounds for the health's sake. What can you do to help your pet is the question.

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Fort Riley Retirees Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Soldiers and civilians are honored each month on Fort Riley in a retirement ceremony. Wednesday, July 30, 26 retirees were honored.

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Meet the Big Brothers Big Sisters Couple of the Year

Updated: 07/30/2008 - John and Barb Fencl prove being a part of a child's life through Big Brothers Big Sisters doesn't have to be a solo act. They've spent the last four months as a Big Couple for nine-year-old Christopher Starr.

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Intruder Kills Ellsworth Man, 72; Arrested

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Suspect allegedly shot his victim in the latter's rural home near Interstate 70 after a struggle, was caught after after a chase when he turned onto a dead end road on a wind farm.

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