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Kids Trick-or-Treat at Plaza West

Posted: 10/24/2008 - A treat spanned generations at Plaza West retirement facility Friday. Capital City Moms Club members brought their children, dressed in Halloween costumes, to trick or treat.

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Two People Arrested in Attempted Burglary

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Two people are behind bars for an attempted burglary that was thwarted by a big rig. It happened at a business in the 3300 block of SW 77th around noon Thursday. Authorities say the two "would-be" burglars saw the business owner arrive, and when they tried to escape in their truck, the businessman used an 18-wheeler to block them in.

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Topeka Fire Chief Criticized For For Not Recognizing Firefighter

Updated: 10/24/2008 - We showed you Tuesday how Topeka Fire Chief Howard Giles was honored at the city council meeting for being named fire chief of the year by the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs. Now, Giles is being criticized for not recognizing a Topeka firefighter who was given the highest honor for firefighters by that same association.

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Parent Leadership Conference Begins

Posted: 10/24/2008 - More than 150 parents are participating in the two-day Parent Leadership Conference at the Kansas Museum of History on Friday and Saturday.

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Nation Welcomes New Citizens

Posted: 10/24/2008 - 39 immigrants from 19 different countries became United States Citizens during a naturalization ceremony in Topeka Friday.

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KU Endowment Shrinks Amid Stock Market Woes

Posted: 10/24/2008 - You're not the only one noticing less money in your investment portfolio. The University of Kansas Endowment shrunk over the past year, reflecting the turmoil in the stock market.

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Economy Could Challenge Cessna

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Cessna Aircraft's chairman and chief executive has sent a memo to employees, saying the difficult economy could create pressure on the aircraft company.

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Minneola Honors Teen Killed in Crash

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Minneola High School takes the field Friday night without one of its starting offensive guards. Junior Michael Mazza died last weekend in a car crash in rural Ford County. He was on his way to a team activity.

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Kansas Conviction Upheld For Killer of Deputy

Posted: 10/24/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court upholds the murder conviction of Gregory A. Moore, convicted of killing a Harvey County deputy and wounding a Hesston police detective.

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Westar Energy Announces Settlement for 11% Rate Hike

Updated: 10/24/2008 - Westar announced a settlement Friday in its rate hike request. It would mean an average monthly increase for homeowners of 11 percent, compared to the original request for a 15 percent increase. The agreement is subject to the approval of the KCC.

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KS Legislature Candidates Discuss Health Care

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Candidates for the Kansas Legislature answered questions Thursday night about how they would address health care if elected. The Kansas Health Consumer Coalition and Kansas Faith Alliance for Health Reform sponsored the discussion.

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3 Kansas Counties Vote on Liquor by the Drink

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Grant, Greeley and Edwards counties are asking whether liquor-by-the-drink sales should be allowed in public places without requiring that a portion of their gross receipts come from sales of food. The issue will be on the Nov. 4th ballot.

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Several Kansas Children Hurt in Bus Crash

Posted: 10/23/2008 - A Wellsville School District bus struck a bridge rail Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County. Some of the 26 children on board suffered minor injuries.

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McTeacher's Night Fundraising Totals Announced

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Today McDonald's announced they raised approximately $8,000 for schools in the Topeka, Emporia, and Seneca areas. The event raised over $156,000 total in Northeast Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. The money will go towards field trips, school supplies and other PTO funds.

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Johnson County Voters to Vote on Electing Judges

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline has become an issue in a ballot initiative on electing judges. Johnson County voters will decide whether to elect district court judges on the Nov. 4th ballot.

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Kan. Gov. Seeks Federal Relief For 10 Counties

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seeking help from the federal government to help 10 counties recover from flooding in September. Sebelius has sent a letter to President Bush, seeking federal assistance to help the counties repair damaged infrastructure. The damage from the Sept. 11-17 flooding exceeded $3.7 million.

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Dem in Kansas Senate Race Calls for Stimulus Plan

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Democrat Jim Slattery says Congress should pass a new economic stimulus package, that includes improving the nation's roads and bridges. Slattery is facing incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.

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TWHS Band Wins Honors

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Topeka West Charger Band recently received some honors. They received a Superior Rating and a Band of Distinction Award at the Capital City Marching Festival this weekend. The color guard also received the highest score of all twelve bands in the finals.

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City of Topeka Dedicates New Bus Shelters

Posted: 10/23/2008 - City leaders cut the ribbon Thursday to celebrate completion of a bus shelter project. The new shelters along the 8th Street corrider blend in with surrounding architecture. The project was a 5-year collaborative effort between the city and the Old Town NIA.

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Save Energy By Weatherizing Your House

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Community Action showed area residents how to save energy and lower utility costs this winter by weatherizing your house. Low-income attendees of the event also received a free Winterization kit.

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