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Food Deliveries Canceled after Theives Strike Red Cross

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Someone stole catalytic converters from 11 vehicles at the American Red Cross Midway Kansas Chapter in Wichita. While the vehicles are being repaired, the chapter had temporarily canceled its Good Neighbor Nutrition Program which serves 1000 meals a day.

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Sebelius Calls Stadium Setting for Obama a Fitting Finale

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination next month at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver, rather than the Democratic Natoinal Convention site of the Pepsi Center. Convention co-chair Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will allow more people to take part.

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Burned Popcorn Sparks State Office Building Evacuation

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Smoke alarms sounded in the Curtis State Office Building in downtown Topeka around 3:30 Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation. The Department of Administration says burnt microwave popcorn was to blame. Workers returned around 4 pm.

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Supporters Mark Ex-King's Birthday

Posted: 07/07/2008 - About 500 people gathered outside the summer home of Nepal's former king Monday to greet him on his 61st birthday. "We have come here to show that the people of Nepal still believe in the king and that the monarchy should be reinstated," said Muskan Poudel. Gyanendra was forced to give up his authoritarian rule in 2006 after weeks of pro-democracy protests. He was later stripped of all his powers and command of the army.

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Fort Riley Welcomes New Commander

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Brigadier General Perry Wiggins welcomed as new Assistant Division Commander for Operations for the 1st Inf. Division and Ft. Riley Monday morning. Wiggins will handle training and day-to-day operations of the division. He will also take charge when the Commanding General is absent.

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Students Make Music During Summer Break

Posted: 07/07/2008 - The Topeka Symphony is sponsoring a Summer Strings Camp and a Youth Orchestra Academy July 7-11 at Washburn University.

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KU Student in Coma After Injury Abroad

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A KU student studying abroad in France is in a coma after a fall. Details about her injuries and the fall have not been released.

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Shawnee County Joins In On Highway 24 Corridor Study

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Shawnee County commissioners agreed to a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Topeka and the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization to undertake a Highway 24 corridor study.

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Man Hit By Train in Lawrence Identified

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Lawrence PD says 29-year-old Edward McGowan of Lawrence was found on the tracks at 7th and Maple Saturday afternoon.

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Ways to Stop Car Thefts!

Posted: 07/07/2008 - TPD detectives offer up some common sense advice to prevent your car.. or your belongings in your car.. being stolen by thieves.

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Kansas Housing Grants

Posted: 07/07/2008 - $8 million is awarded to ten disaster-hit Kansas communities to build housing. Here's a list of the cities that will receive the help.

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State's Schools Squeezed by Rising Food Costs

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Some school districts have already responded by raising prices on lunches; officials worry about food costs effect on efforts to make lunches healthier.

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Hutchinson Drives Egrets Out of Town

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Using tactics such as cannon fire, decoys, knocking down nests, city officials claims its beginning to succeed in forcing the screeching birds to nest outside the town.

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Wet Weather Brings Invasion of Ants, Termites

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Ant infestations up nearly 15% in the Capitol City, while reported termite infestations are up around 50% over previous years. KU entomologist blames wet weather, moderate temps.

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Local Musician Brings Symphony To Children

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Dr. Steven Elisha has left his mark on the music communlty of Topeka from the heading up the strings studies department at Washburn University to conducting the Topeka Youth Symphony. But perhaps his most exciting pursuit, is Mr. Cello's Stories, a program for children.

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Break in Leads Police on Chase Down Topeka Boulevard

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Topeka Police were called to a residence near the 4600 block of Southwest Topeka Blvd. regarding a break-in just before 7 p.m. That's when they saw a suspect leaving the area. The suspect then led police on a chase with speeds reaching 50 miles per hour.

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Candlelight Vigils Set For Topeka Homicide Victims

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Stop The Violence Memorial Tree Dedications are set for both young men killed last week in Topeka. Family and friends as well as the general public are invited to attend.

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