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Phelps Calls Fire "Hate Crime"

Updated: 08/04/2008 - Westboro Baptist Church Pastor Fred Phelps sent the U.S. Attorney General's Office a letter requesting that the fire at his home be treated as a hate crime.

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Rhythmic Croaking of Frogs Heard on New CD

Posted: 08/04/2008 - University of Nebraska scientist releases CD compilation of mating calls used by male frogs in order to attract a mate, says the CD will help researchers track population movements.

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Hawker Beechcraft Workers Head Out On Strike

Updated: 08/04/2008 - More than five thousand workers in Wichita and Salina walk off the job just after midnight Monday morning after an overwhelming vote to strike this weekend over health care and pension benefits as well as a salary disparity compared to Cessna workers.

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Topeka Police Officer Attacked During Monday Morning Fight

Updated: 08/04/2008 - A Topeka police officer was attacked early Monday morning after a fight broke out. It happened in the 1200 block of N. Eugene at about 12:30a.m. Authorities report that officers were called to the area after a group of people in front of the home were causing a loud disturbance.

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Newton Guardsman Killed in Iraq

Posted: 08/03/2008 - A Kansas National Guardman is dead after the vehicle he was in overturned on Saturday. Spc. Ronald Andrew Schmidt was serving on patrol in Iraq.

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Fire Burns Vacant House

Posted: 08/03/2008 - The Topeka Fire Department was called to a home on fire at 12:30PM Sunday afternoon. The house is located at 1934 Buchanan.

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Back-to-School Fair

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kids got back into school mode Saturday during Community Action's 17th annual back-to-school fair held at the Kansas Expocentre.

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Early Morning Fire Engulfs House, House Vacant

Posted: 08/02/2008 - A large house fire engulfed a home early Saturday morning, luckily it was vacant. Fire officials responded to a house near 16th St. and Buchanan shortly after 5 Saturday morning.

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Art Enthusiasts "Toast the Arts"

Updated: 08/01/2008 - The 11th annual wine and food festival, Grape Escape: A Toast to the Arts, was held Friday night with live and silent auctions to support the Topeka Performing Arts Center.

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Woman Drives into Topeka Store

Posted: 08/01/2008 - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says a woman drove her car into the side of the "Market" convenience store at southeast sixth and Croco around 6:15 Friday night.

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Health Officials Offer Advice to Beat the Heat

Posted: 08/01/2008 - With weekend temperatures forecast to hit triple digits, community agencies urge people to check on friends and neighbors, especially the elderly, who may be vulnerable to complications from the soaring temps.

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Wichita to Pay Rent for Cash-Strapped Sports Hall of Fame

Posted: 08/01/2008 - The city of Wichita will pay a nearly $100,000 rent bill for the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame under a deal signed in 2004 to move the hall from Abilene. Hall officials say they're short on money because the legislature didn't provide any funding this year.

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Kansas Animal Health Department Seizes 187 Dogs

Posted: 08/01/2008 - A Marshall County dog breeder has relinquished ownership of 187 dogs seized from his facility near Frankfort last week. The Kansas Animal Health Department announced the seizure Friday.

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Bob Dole Seeking Bipartisan Work on Health Care

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Former Sen. Bob Dole will host a forum at 12:30 pm Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics on the KU campus. It will address ideas for reforming the health care system.

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Cyberwatch Criminal Gets Probation

Posted: 08/01/2008 - Brandon Ryan Mason tried to solicit sex from someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Instead, it was a 38-year-old woman trying to catch online predators. Now he has received probation for that same reason.

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Man Overturns Motorcycle; Sent To Hospital

Posted: 08/01/2008 - A man is injured Friday evening and rushed to S. Francis hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle while getting onto east bound I-70.

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