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St. Francis Health Center Announces Job Cuts

Updated: 11/21/2008 - St. Francis Health Center announced the elimination of 29 jobs Thursday. The hospital says jobs were cut from support areas that won't affect patient care.

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"Thoroughly Modern Millie" Opening Night at WRHS

Updated: 11/20/2008 - You can check it out for yourself, it runs Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 dollars and can be purchased at the door, in advance at the WRHS Bank, or by calling the WRHS box office at 339-4945.

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Gingerbread "Home for the Holidays" Event Kicks Off

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Locals got to show off their skills Thursday for a good cause, using graham crackers. The Topeka Performing Arts held an open house to kick off its annual gingerbread "Homes for the Holidays" event.

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Hecht Honored by Youth Court

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The Topeka Shawnee County Youth Court is showing its appreciation for its founding member.

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Heartland Visioning Announces Key Strategies for First Year

Updated: 11/03/2009 - Skills training and intrastructure for revitalization are among seven key strategies for 2009. They were identified by the Heartland Visioning steering committee, less than 24 hours after releasing a strategic plan for Topeka and Shawnee County.

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Shawnee County Bridge Causes Safety Concerns

Updated: 11/21/2008 - An aging Shawnee County bridge continues to be at the center of safety concerns, but nothing can be done until the county has enough money to replace the Willard Bridge.

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Deadline Looms for Christmas Bureau

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The deadline is looming for family to register for the Christmas bureau. The program connects private adopters with qualifying families to help with holiday meals and gifts.

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Water Main Break Closes Roadway

Updated: 11/20/2008 - 13 News is on your side with a road closure do to a water main break that occurred Thursday morning.

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8th Graders Participate in Great American Smokeout

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Approximately 400 hundred eighth graders at Washburn Rural Middle School participated in the latest drive by the American Cancer Society to steer the teens away from tobacco.

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Pedestrian Hit By Car

Updated: 11/19/2008 - It was a close call for one pedestrian Thursday. He was clipped by a moving car. It happened around 4:45 p.m. at 17th and College in Topeka. Authorities say the car hit a juvenile who was in the street.

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Great American Smokeout Day

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Spangles is offering a free turkey on pita Thursday to anyone who "Quits cold turkey," and brings in a pack of cigarettes three fourths full or more.

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Fort Riley Soldier Return to Families

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Approximately 350 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade returned home from Iraq Wednesday.

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Kansas Share of Gambling Revenue Less Than Expected

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Kansas economic forecasters say the state's share of casino revenues for the next budget year will be around $24 million. Initial estimates had put it at $200 million a year for the state.

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Former Secretary Suing Sheriff, County

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Jeanne Drake, a former secretary in the Harvey County Sheriff's Department, says she was fired for not supporting the Sheriff's re-election bid. She filed a federal job discrimination lawsuit.

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Hawker Beechcraft Lands Air Force Contract

Updated: 11/19/2008 - Wichita-based Hawker Beechcraft landed a $171 million contract for 23 extended-range King Air 350ER turboprops. The company said the planes would be delivered in 2009.

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Tiller PAC Fined $2,500 by Kansas Ethics Commission

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission fined the political action committee ProKanDo $2500 Wednesday. It could have been up to $15,000. The commission said the PAC failed to disclose some donors' occupations and employers as required by law.

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