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Kelsey Smith Killer To Be Sentenced Tuesday

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The man who pleaded guilty to killing Overland Park teenager Kelsey Smith will be sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. That's the only sentence Edwin Hall can receive under Kansas law.

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Topeka House Fire Causes $80,000 In Damage

Posted: 09/15/2008 - An apparent electrical fire did an estimated $80,000 damage to a home in Topeka's Potwin neighborhood. Heavy smoke was coming from the basement when fire crews arrived at the home on Greenwood just after 11:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Storm Siren Testing In Topeka Finds 4 Faulty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Storm siren testing in Shawnee County Monday found 4 of the counties 72 sirens not working properly. Emergency management officials remind you sirens are not designed to be heard indoors. They recommend a NOAA weather radio for your home.

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Laura Bush Arrives in Topeka Today

Updated: 09/16/2008 - The battle between Congresswoman Nancy Boyda and Treasurer Lynn Jenkins is heating up and First Lady Laura Bush arrives in Topeka Tuesday to help her fellow Republican. RaeChelle Davis and Amanda Lanum are Twittering Live.

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New Kansas Stamp Unveiled

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Sunflower State residents have their very own stamp. It was unveiled Monday at the Governor's office. It's part of a series of stamps showcasing the flags of the nation.

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Kansas Receives $20.2 million Federal Health Grant

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A $20.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will bring 15 to 20 new positions and a special chemistry center to the KU campus. KU will join a network of institutions searching for molecules that can help fight disease.

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Kansas National Guard Continues Storm Duty

Posted: 09/15/2008 - Kansas Adjutant General Tod Bunting says about 200 National Guard Soldiers were returned from Lousiana Monday after helping with Hurricane Gustav relief. He's waiting for requests to send more resources to Texas, where 3 Black Hawk helicopters are already on hand.

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Kansas Board Sets Florida Pastor as Reform Party Nominee

Posted: 09/15/2008 - The Kansas State Objections Board has sided with Kansas Reform Party leaders Monday and will list Chuck Baldwin of Pensacola, FL as the party's Presidential nominee on the state's November ballot. A national group had said Ted Weill of Mississippi was the candidate.

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Ex-Teacher Gets 51-Month Sentence for Child Porn

Posted: 09/15/2008 - 58-year old Davis Hazlett of Olathe was sentenced to 51 months in prison on charges stemming from an online chat with two minor girls in 2003. Prosecutors say Hazlett posed as a boy and convinced the girls to undress in front of their web cam.

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Closing Arguments in Kleypas Resentencing

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A jury is deliberating whether Gary Kleypas should be sentenced to death for the 1997 killing of 20-year old college student Carrie Williams. Kleypas was previously sentenced to death, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned it due to flaws in jury instruction.

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Topeka UMB Bank Robbed, Another Heist Attempted

Posted: 09/15/2008 - One Topeka bank was robbed while an attempt was made on another Monday morning. Police say one man made off with an undisclosed amount of money from the UMB Bank on Topeka Blvd.

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Kansas Man Dies Trying to Rescue 8 People

Posted: 09/15/2008 - A 47-year-old man who died trying to save 8 people from a rain-swollen river in southern Kansas is being remembered as a popular guy who always tried to help others.

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Chicago seeks aid after worst rain in at least 137 years

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Chicago authorities asked Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to issue a disaster declaration after rainfall Saturday in the Windy City broke a single-day record that had stood for more than two decades.

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Gun Shots Fired

Posted: 09/14/2008 - Several calls made to 9-1-1 Sunday night after gun shots were heard in a Topeka neighborhood.

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Live Blogging Gives Chiefs Fans New Way To Watch

Posted: 09/14/2008 - WIBW offers a new service -- live game blogging during every Kansas City Chiefs game! We want to give you a new interactive way to check out Kansas City football!

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Man Shot; Not Giving Details To Police

Updated: 09/14/2008 - Topeka police are reporting that a victim of a gunshot wound to his leg arrived at Stormont Vail Hospital Saturday evening.

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Nine People Rescued From Kansas River

Updated: 09/14/2008 - Five teenagers were in the water, when three firefighters and another person also fell in, needing rescue. At least one person was described as being in critical condition.

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Topeka Start! Heart Walk

Updated: 09/14/2008 - More than 500 people walked Saturday morning in the Topeka Heart Walk.

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