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Berryton Woman Takes Cover From Storm

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A Berryton woman watching WIBW had time to take cover from the storm that damaged her home badly. When her power went out, she listened to 13 on her MP3 player. Now, she is faced with a daunting rebuilding task.

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Hospital Forced to Return Papers to Predator Unit Patient

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A patient in the sexual predator unit at Larned State Hospital says he is being harassed by hospital staff. Staff searched his room and seized papers last month. A Shawnee County Judge ordered the papers be returned.

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Father, Son Seeking Legislative Seats

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Mark and Dustin Hardison, both Democrats, have filed for separate seats in the Kansas House. Mark is seeking the seat of the late Ted Powers of Mulvane. His son, Dustin, looks to succeed retiring Rep. Vaughn Flora in Topeka.

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More Severe Weather Pelts NE Kansas

Updated: 06/02/2008 - Baseball and softball-sized hail has been reported as severe weather continues to batter the Sunflower State this spring. So far over ninety tornadoes were reported in Kansas over the past several days.

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Lightning Hits Shawnee County House, Sends Woman to Hospital

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Lightning struck a Shawnee county house early Monday morning, one woman was taken to the hospital in the incident. She was conscious and moving when she was taken to the hospital and seemed to be in good condition.

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Rita Cline Rookstool Plans Return to Local Politics

Updated: 06/02/2008 - Former Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline Rookstool says she'll challenge 3rd District Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley. Rookstool resigned in 2003 facing ouster proceedings for a buyout of a former employee who became her business partner.

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Leadership Luncheon Honors Area Women

Updated: 06/02/2008 - The YWCA of Topeka honored 36 women, 7 recent high school graduates and three employers for their examples at the 20th annual Leadership Luncheon. Several were chosen as "Women of Excellence."

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Sebelius Promotes Kansas at National Wind Power Conference

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kansas) highlighted the strong business climate and popularity of Kansas wind at the American Wind Energy Association's Wind Power 2008 Conference to encourage others Kansas can be a leader in renewable energy.

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Hospital Reschedules Appointments Due to Weather

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Monday's severe storm caused Irwin Army Community Hospital to change the appointments so people did not have to drive in the wind, rain and hail. Additional appointments will be made to help everyone get rescheduled quickly.

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Commissioners Question if Treasurer Helped People Avoid Paying Taxes

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners questioned Treasurer Larry Wilson Monday about policies regarding unpaid property taxes and obtaining motor vehicle tags. State law says you can't get tags if you have unpaid property tax. At issue was whether filing a grievance was enough.

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Fallen Limb Blocks Hwy 24 Near Silver Lake

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A fallen tree limb blocked part of Hwy 24 during the Monday morning storms. Farm pivots and a morten building were also torn apart by the storms.

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Agency Sees Big Demand for Workers in Transport, Health Care

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A report released by the Kansas Department of Labor Monday, June 2, predicts careers in nursing, dental hygiene and the manufacturing of transportation equipment will be in high demand through the year 2014.

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Investigation Continues into Heartland Park Fatal Accident

Posted: 06/02/2008 - A weekend at the races turned deadly for an Oklahoma woman. Topeka Police are investigating what may have caused the accident at Heartland Park Sunday. Judy Brewster died at a hospital, while James Jenkins is in life-threatening condition at a Kansas City hospital.

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Police Identify Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Topeka Police are investigating whether racing was a factor in a motorcycle accident that sent two people to the hospital early Monday morning. The accident happened in the 1200 block of Washburn at about 2:20 a.m.

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TPD In Phase III For Accident Response

Updated: 06/02/2008 - This means that they will respond to all injury accidents and disabled vehicles. If it is a non-injury accident motorists are asked to exchange information and report it to authorities within 24 hours.

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