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3 Dead in SW Kansas Mishaps in 5-hour Span

Updated: 12/31/2008 - Three people are dead in separate highway mishaps in southwest Kansas, including a 4-year-old boy who was struck by an 18-wheeler in Ulysses.

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Kansas Leader Proposes New Rule on Phone Soliciting

Updated: 12/31/2008 - A Kansas legislative leader wants new requirements for telemarketers who raise money for charities. Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says he'll push for a law requiring telemarketers to disclose to the people they contact how much of their contributions will actually go to the charity.

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Sebelius Dissolves Energy Council

Updated: 12/31/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius dissolves the Kansas Energy Council. The 34-member council studies energy issues and drafts recommendations to the governor and the Legislature.

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3 GOP Hopefuls for Moran's Seat

Updated: 12/31/2008 - Three candidates are now running for the Republican nomination in 2010 in the 1st Congressional District of western Kansas.

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Kansas Man Charged in Leavenworth Killing

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Thirty-one-year-old Matthew Astorga of rural Lansing is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court on charges of first-degree murder, criminal possession of a firearm and fleeing. or attempting to elude police.

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Wind Damage Forces Moves for S. Coffey Co. Students

Updated: 12/30/2008 - High winds early Saturday morning did major damage to South Coffey County Middle School's roofs. Students likely won't return to their building this school year. The entire district will have Monday off while items are moved to new locations.

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Water Rights Discussed at Meeting Tuesday

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Making sure a precious resource isn't misused was the focus at the Statehouse Tuesday. The Special Committee on Eminent Domain for Water Rights discussed recommendations for possible changes in the current water laws.

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Coffey County Students Off Monday for Storm Damage

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Students at South Coffey County Middle School likely won't return to their building this school year. Leroy Gridley Superintendent Mike Kastle tells 13 news the decision came at a special board meeting Tuesday night.

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Ex-utility CEO to Head Search for New KU Leader

Updated: 12/30/2008 - A utility's former chief executive officer will lead the search for a new chancellor at the University of Kansas. The state Board of Regents said Tuesday that it appointed Drue Jennings, of Prairie Village, as chairman of a search committee.

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Stretch of Kansas Avenue Back Open in Topeka

Updated: 12/30/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a road construction update. Kansas avenue between 29th and 37th is now open to traffic. Also, all eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic on 37th are open.

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Governor Spells Out Plans For 2009

Updated: 12/30/2008 - As 2008 winds down, there's no time to waste planning for 2009. That's just what Governor Kathleen Sebelius has been doing. She discussed her plans. Plus she'll answer rumors she's headed to Washington.

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Two Arrested for Stealing TVs, Computer

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Two Topekans were arrested Monday afternoon after they tried stealing two flat screen televisions and a desktop computer from a Holton Wal-Mart, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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KHRC Awards $71M for Affordable Housing

Updated: 12/30/2008 - The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is helping 19 housing developments provide affordable housing throughout Kansas.development projects will be spread through 13 cities in Kansas.

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Pet Spa & Resort Celebrates Opening

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Homestead Pet Spa & Resort has officially opened its doors. The business, located near Holton, gives pets a home away from home.

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Topeka Police Respond To Shots Fired Call

Updated: 12/30/2008 - Topeka Police responded to a report of a man firing shots at a vehicle near 45th and Grand Oaks Tuesday afternoon. An officer-in-distress call also went out, but was called off. No one was hurt in the incident.

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