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Twist on Texting Gives Voice to the Deaf

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A device called the UbiDuo uses two keyboards with a wireless connection to allow a hearing and non-hearing or non-speaking person to communicate by typing back and forth. Topeka's Stormont-Vail HealthCare recently purchased one for use in the hospital.

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FCC Lifts Sprint Deadline to Swap Some Channels

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Millions of Nextel customers dodged a bullet Thursday when the FCC waived a deadline for Sprint to stop using wireless channels that were due to go to public safety agencies. Enforcing would have forced Sprint to drop service to some customers.

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Defunct Amusement Park Sold in Bankruptcy Court

Posted: 06/19/2008 - AHG Group bought the defunct Wild West World amusement park near Wichita Wednesday. The group says plans for the area could include a tribal casino. Owner Alan Ginsburg has been active in the American Indian gaming book across the country.

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Advocacy Group Seeks Resignation of Kansas SRS Chief

Posted: 06/19/2008 - SRS Secretary Don Jordan writes an editorial responding to accusations he said assistant district attorneys bullied caseworkers into including sworn affidavits of things they don't believe. A national group wants him to resign.

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Women Conference Helps Young Girls

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Women of all walks of life came together to "Think, Laugh, and Connect" at women's conference. Three keynote speakers each covered one aspect of theme. Funds raised at conference go to helping young girls in trouble.

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Young People Learn About Empowerment

Posted: 06/19/2008 - A lunch with community mentors was part of an academy that teaches high school students with disabilities leadership, advocacy and goal setting skills.

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Storm Help Information

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Information on available help for those affected by last week's storms. Many organizations are accepting contributions to help those affected as well, including the Salvation Army and The Red Cross.

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New Immigration Rules Cost State Up to $1M

Posted: 06/19/2008 - Despite the expenditures mandated by rules requiring Medicaid recipients to prove their citizenship, the new federal guidelines only netted the arrest of one illegal immigrant

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State Leaves Personal Data on Surplus Computers

Updated: 06/19/2008 - The Legislative Post Audit Committee Wednesday, June 18, indicated that several old state agency computers had not had their drives swept clean before being put up for sale. One of those held 2,800 social security numbers.

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Driver Hits Another Vehicle While Fleeing Police

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Highway Patrol Troopers pursued the driver of a Ford Explorer Wednesday night after he was caught driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic. The man hit a truck before troopers and deputies stopped him using stop sticks.

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Help Keeps Coming for Helping Hands

Posted: 06/18/2008 - A telethon on WIBW-TV June 11th raised $58,000 for Helping Hands Humane Society. In the week since, more than $22,000 more in donations has come in toward their $5.5 million goal to build a new animal shelter.

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Pines Fire Not First Incident At Apartment

Updated: 06/19/2008 - Two other high profile incidents have occurred at The Pines over the last three decades. We have included 13 News archive footage for a look back at those incidents.

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Fund Set Up for Jackson County Tornado Victims

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Jackson County saw 32 homes damaged when a tornado struck June 11th. George Askren was killed. A fund is set up at Farmers State Bank in Holton to help with their county's recovery efforts.

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Marshall County, Kansas Accident Claims Life of Teen

Updated: 06/18/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says 18-year old Rachel Swanson lost control of her vehicle Tuesday morning on Tumbleweed Road, near 17th Road west of Frankfort. Swanson's vehicle rolled several times and she was killed.

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Carrie Underwood to Rock Kansas Expocentre

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Country star Carrie Underwood will appear in concert at the Kansas Expocentre Tuesday, September 30th. Little Big Town will also perform. Tickets go on sale 10 am, Saturday, June 21st.

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Community Members Connect with Highway Study

Updated: 06/18/2008 - A public forum in Topeka Wednesday allowed community members to stop by Seaman High School and give their opinions and suggestions for the Highway 24 corridor to a consulting team.

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Topeka Walgreens Manager Earns National Guard Award

Updated: 06/18/2008 - When the Kansas National Guard called Sgt. Michael Mathewson to duty, his boss at the Walgreens on 10th and Gage gave his full support. The Guard recognized James Tignor Wednesday for his efforts.

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Kansas Authority Providing $3.7 million for Research

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The Kansas Bioscience Authority highlights capacity for bioscience research in Kansas by announcing its investments at a convention in San Diego. The agency says it's provided $3.7 million for research on cancer, HIV and osteoporosis.

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Hall Competent To Stand Trial

Posted: 06/18/2008 - Christopher Hall has been deemed competent to stand trial for the murder and rape of 15-year-old Nacole Winter. Her body was found near Lake Shawnee in December 2006 after she had been missing for two weeks.

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Group Discusses Elder Abuse

Posted: 06/18/2008 - A panel of professionals from area community agencies met to address questions regarding elder abuse. Organizers say this abuse is often over looked.

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Man Who Shot Two in Atchison Restaurant Sentenced

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The man who shot two people last October in an Atchison restaurant was sentenced Monday in Atchison County Court. Wannis "David" Widner, Jr. pleaded no-contest in May to the shootings. A claim to pay for medical bills was also made.

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