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Kansas Sees Uptick in Gun Licenses

Posted: 10/27/2008 - There has been an increase in the number of gun shops that have a license to sell automatic weapons. But the shop owners say residents should not expect to see more heavy weapons on the street.

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Juvenile Gets Probation For Raping 3-year-old

Posted: 10/27/2008 - District Judge Bill Malcolm sentenced Samuel Ratliff of Clifton to probation for his conviction on raping the 3-year-old. He was also convicted of attempting a sexual act. Malcolm also ordered Ratliff into counseling. The sentencing was last week.

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Hearing Date Set for Murder Suspect

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Deon Ross is due in court January 8th for his preliminary hearing. Ross is charged in the Oct. 12 death of 18-year old Alheli Alcantara of Topeka. Her body was found outside a Manhattan hotel.

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AG Steve Six Warning Cell Phone Users

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six is warning cell phone users to delete everything from cell phones before disposing of them. Six said Kansans who don't take precautions with old phones are risking identity theft.

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CenturyTel to Acquire Embarq in $5.8B Deal

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Telecommunications company CenturyTel Inc. will acquire Kansas-based rival Embarq Corp. in a deal valued at $5.8 billion. The companies said today that Embarq shareholders will receive 1.37 shares of CenturyTel for each share of Embarq. Based on CenturyTel's Friday close of $29.50, that's equivalent to $40.42 of CenturyTel stock for each Embarq share owned.

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Hamilton County to Vote on Hail Program

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Voters in Hamilton County will decide Nov. 4 if they want to continue participating in a program aimed at reducing hail and enhancing rainfall in western Kansas.

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Green Construction Begins in Greensburg

Posted: 10/26/2008 - The recovery of Greensburg continues this week. Kiowa County Memorial Hospital and the Greensburg School District both break ground on new projects.

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Kansas Man Publishes Book of Scary Stories

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Leavenworth resident Joe Wilson wrote ``Enter the Penumbra,'' which was recently released by Publish America. He said the book is a collection of nine short stories.

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Minivan Crashes Into Side of Natatorium

Updated: 10/26/2008 - It happened Sunday afternoon at Hummer Sports Park. A gray minivan went several yards off the roadway crashing into the storage unit of the Natatorium.

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Amber's Family Fights For Daughter

Posted: 10/26/2008 - Amber Fund suffers from a rare disease, Velocardiofacial Syndrome. Her time is limited, and her family is trying to help her in every way they can. But it is costly, and medical bills are piling up.

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Mary Clowe Turns 100

Updated: 10/26/2008 - It was a very special birthday celebration Sunday afternoon for Mary Clowe. Surrounded by family and friends, she turned 100 years old. When asked, Mary said she feels good.

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Vacant Topeka Apartment Set on Fire

Posted: 10/26/2008 - They say a vacant apartment fire was set around 5:45 Saturday at 634 Southwest Taylor. Firefighters were able to keep the fire under control. Estimated damage is $25,000.

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13's Stephanie Ramos Prepares for Iraq

Updated: 10/25/2008 - When 13's First LT Stephanie Ramos found out she was being deployed to Iraq this past June, she packed up her things and started training.

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Sony Tells Phelps to Stop Song

Posted: 10/25/2008 - The Rev. Fred Phelps' group known for picketing soldiers' funerals around the country has been accused by a music company of violating copyright laws.

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Closing School to Get New Life

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Heritage Christian School will buy the East Indianola Elementary Building for $500,000. The Seaman Board of Education approved the deal today at a special meeting today. East Indianola will close at the end of the year as the district consolidated schools.

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