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Survey of Topekans Gives City Council New Direction

Updated: 07/09/2008 - Results of a resident survey conducted by the ETC Institute were released today. The survey samples the population and asks them questions that the city staff have put together. View the survey and the results.

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Former Staffer Sues Kansas GOP Chairman

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Ron Freeman, former executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, is suing state GOP Chairman Kris Kobach, saying the party owes him nearly $27,000.

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Sedgwick Sheriff Snares Suspect in Abduction

Posted: 07/09/2008 - The Sedwick County Sheriff's Office claims it has arrested a man in connection with the June 23rd kidnapping of a convenience store worker, who was released three days later.

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Springfield Street May be Named for Bob Barker

Posted: 07/09/2008 - Legendary game show host Bob Barker may have a Springfield street named for him. City Council members will consider renaming a stretch of Brower Street to honor the retired host of ``The Price is Right'' TV game show.

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Heavy Rains Flood McFarland

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Heavy rainfall Tuesday afternoon left the town of McFarland with some flooding problems

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BBB Warning: Alarm System Sales

Posted: 07/08/2008 - It's that time of year when door-to-door sales pick up the pace, but you may want to beware bad offers. The Better Business Bureau of Northeast Kansas warns to be particularly aware when selecting an alarm monitoring system.

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I-70 Bridge Repair Scheduled to Begin Next Week in Topeka

Posted: 07/08/2008 - I-70 set to be reduced to one lane in each direction between 4th St. & California Ave. next Tuesday. The project is the first phase of a two phase project set to be continued in September.

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Zoo Lowland Gorilla Tiffany Turns 40

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Join the Topeka Zoo and other visitors for a birthday party to celebrate Tiffany, the zoo's lowland gorilla.

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Fort Riley Soldier's Death Under Investigation

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Army is investigating the death of a Fort Riley Transition Team soldier killed in Afghanistan. First Lieutenant Daniel Farkas died from non-combat related injuries July 4th.

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Community Pays Respects To Grant Cushinberry

Updated: 07/08/2008 - Friends and loved ones marked the life of Topeka philanthropist Grant Cushinberry with what they called a "homegoing celebration". Though sharing memories included tears, laughter and applause filled Highland Park HIghschool's auditorium.

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Kansas Panel Rules against Board of Ed Candidate

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The State Objections Board upheld an earlier ruling by Sec. of State Ron Thornburgh that Charles Wiggins cannot be on the ballot in the 8th District State Board of Education race because he was already a candidate for trustee of Minneha Township.

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Talking the DTV Talk

Updated: 07/08/2008 - 13 News is part of continuing efforts to educate the public on the February 2009 deadline for digital television conversion. Melissa Brunner spoke to the NE Kansas Foster Grandparents group Tuesday about the issue.

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Trial in Sanderholm Slaying Won't Be Moved

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The man accused of killing college student Jodi Sanderholm will not be granted his request to have the trial moved to a different venue. Justin Thurber's attorneys wanted the trial moved out of Cowley County.

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Cocaine Smuggler Caught after Ignoring Emergency Vehicle is Sentenced

Posted: 07/08/2008 - 39-year old Vincent Brungardt of Nogales, Arizona was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for drug trafficking. He was arrested in January, after driving past a police car pulled to the side of the road with its emergency lights activated.

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Extension Sought for Kansas Casino Background Checks

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says it needs more time to complete background checks on those who win contracts to manage four state-owned and -operated casinos. The law allows 10 days. The Commission is epxected to ask for 60 days more.

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Kansas Board Trying to Decide Candidate's Fate

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Charles Wiggins of Wichita filed to run for trustee of Minneha Township in Sedgwick Co., then later filed for the State Board of Ed. He's challenging the Sec. of State's decision to invalidate the later filing based on a law that you can't be on the ballot twice in the same election.

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KU Gets $2.1 million for Alzheimer's Drug Research

Posted: 07/08/2008 - KU is receiving $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health. The money will fund a four-year study aimed at developing two drugs that could help treat Alzheimer's disease.

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Soaring Fuel Costs Ground Recreational Pilots

Posted: 07/08/2008 - A survey shows 72-percent of pilots flew less in the past year. About 61-percent of them blame rising fuel prices for their time on the ground. The average cost of aviation gas nationwide increased 24-percent over the past year, to $5.72 a gallon.

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