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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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Ex-Agent says Kline Led by Anti-Abortion Views

Updated: 11/19/2008 - A hearing for Wichita abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller, continued in Wichita Wednesday. His attorneys are trying to paint former Attorney General Phill Kline as an overzealous prosecutor to get the charges dismissed. A former investigator took the stand Wednesday.

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FBI Seeks Information in Kansas Bank Robbery

Updated: 11/19/2008 - The FBI is looking for information in the Nov. 14 robbery of the Jamestown State Bank in Cloud County. The suspect is a white man in his 20s or 30s, 5'8"-5'10", last seen driving a silver sedan on Hw. 28.

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Kansas AG Urges Parents to Check Game Ratings

Updated: 11/19/2008 - More than half of computer and video games are sold during the holiday season. Kansas Attorney General Steve Six says those buying the games should check the ratings to be sure it's age- and content- appropriate for the recipient.

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