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Health Care Looks at Smoking Ban, Sekptics Persist

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Even leaders of the state's Health Policy Authority are skeptical that its big health care plan can pass the 2009 Legislature. But they say they're still going to keep pushing.

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Sprint: Early Termination Fees Dropping

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Sprint Nextel Corp. says subscribers who cancel their service early will soon be paying less. It is a new policy to compete with other cell phone companies.

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Intruder beats, stabs TV news anchor

Posted: 10/21/2008 - A popular local TV anchorwoman who had a small part in the Bush biopic "W" was in critical condition Monday after being beaten in her home. Police questioned whether she could have been targeted.

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13 Ghostly Stops on Fort Riley Tour

Posted: 10/21/2008 - Ghost stories come to life at Fort Riley Oct. 26 when the Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley sponsor the annual Ghost Tours on post.

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Funeral Arrangements Made for Man Found in River

Posted: 10/21/2008 - A visitation for Jason McNaughton will be held Friday, Oct. 24. His funeral service is scheduled for Saturday morning at Penwell-Gabel's Parker-Price Chapel in Topeka. McNaughton's body was found in the Kansas River Friday after he was missing nearly a month.

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Brothers, Topeka Natives, Killed in Oklahoma City

Updated: 10/21/2008 - Oklahoma City Police say 37-year old Corey Brown and 34-year old Shannon Brown were shot and killed early Monday morning. The two were born and raised in Topeka and currently lived in Texas.

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Planning Commission Talks River Hill

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Planning commission members take the first step to changing the look of the old Menninger Foundation property.

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Gas Prices Continue to Drop

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The price of a gallon of gas continues to drop. In Topeka we found prices as low as $2.33 a gallon at 6th and Lane. At 10th and Wanamaker the price was at $2.49 a gallon, still well below the national average of $2.92 a gallon.

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Topeka West Holds Political Forum

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A group of high school students got to ask questions of several political campaigns. Teachers say they hope it will get the kids involved in the election process.

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Kids Leave Impressions of Violence in Front of Capitol

Updated: 04/28/2009 - As part of its Week Without Violence, the YWCA invited families to its 3rd Annual Chalk at the Capitol. They wanted kids to chalk their thoughts on violence on the sidewalk in front of the capitol to give parents an insight into what kids think is important as far as ending violence.

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Reward Increased For Info on Washburn Fire

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Washburn increased the reward Monday from $5,500 to $12,500. The fire broke out in an elevator at the Living Learning Center just before 5:45 a.m. Saturday, causing $1,000,000 damage.

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AG Six Trying to Block Merge of Beef Companies

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Monday he joined the US Department of Justice and Attorneys Generals from 12 other states in filing a lawsuit to block JBS Beef from acquiring National Neef packing company.

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Employee Gift to Alorica

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Alorica Incorporated welcomed back a very special employee today. Loren Stienbaugh, was stationed in Iraq with the Kansas Army National Guard. He returned to work at Alorica today and brought them a very special gift.

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Topeka Riverfront Project Final Report Finished

Posted: 10/20/2008 - The Topeka Shawnee County Riverfront Authority says the final report on the Riverfront Project is finished. Members received the report at their meeting Monday.

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Helping Hands Humane Society Needs Shredded Paper

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Helping Hands Humane Society is asking for your help in keeping the animals warm this winter. They have an immediate need for shredded paper, which is used as bedding for the animals.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony in Manhattan for New Hospice House

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A ground-breaking ceremony kicks off the beginning phases of a new hospice facility in Manhattan. The Homecare and Hospice Foundation held the ceremony Monday at the future site of the Hospice House.

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National School Bus Safety Week

Posted: 10/20/2008 - An extra reminder to keep an eye out for kids headed to school this week. In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week, Durham School Services urges you to remember "Stop on Red, Kids Ahead."

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Plane Lands on Highway in Salina Sunday

Posted: 10/20/2008 - A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on a Kansas highway Sunday, causing traffic problems but no injuries. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot was preparing to land Sunday afternoon at the Salina airport when the engine quit.

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Man Struck by Train, Killed Sunday in Merriam

Posted: 10/20/2008 - Authorities are investigating the death of a man who was struck by a train in Merriam. Police said the man was walking on railroad tracks at about 8:00 p.m. Sunday night when a coal train traveling 20 to 25 miles per hour struck him from behind.

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