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Governor Proclaims Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Week

Posted: 09/12/2008 - To honor businesses that support employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve components, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will sign a proclamation on Monday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. in her ceremonial office, naming the week of Sept. 14-20, 2008, as Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.

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Health Clinics that Help Under Served Get Help

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A Capital Grant Program will help out ten primary care safety net clinics in Kansas. The clinics will receive funds from the state to improve their facilities, technology and equipment. $700,000 is being appropriated by the 2008 Kansas Legislature to help under-served Kansans get better care.

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Fort Riley Water Sample Tests Positive for E. Coli

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Fort Riley's dining facility is closed after a water sample tested positive for E. Coli bacteria. The sample was taken from the Main Post Dining Facility during routine testing of the Fort Riley water distribution system.

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Westar Energy Helps Kick-off United Way Campaign

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Westar Energy, who donated more than $5,000 last year to United Way, helped kick-off the their annual fund-raising campaign Friday. They hope to surpass last year's total by at least 5% this year.

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Worker Dies in 120-foot Fall from Grain Silo

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A man from the Wichita area fell 120 feet off of scaffolding and died. He was working on building grain silos at a co-op in southwest Kansas. He died en route to a hospital in Wichita. He suffered massive head trauma and internal injuries.

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Kan. AG Touts Consumer Protection Efforts

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six wants stronger consumer protection efforts from his office. He has already added a consumer training position to his office staff, he said, to work on consumer outreach full time. The agency has also developed a "quick response team" to address complaints of financial abuse of the elderly.

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Dozens Naturalized as U.S. Citizens

Posted: 09/12/2008 - About 70 people took their oaths to become citizens of the United States today. The Honorable U.S. District Senior Judge Sam Crow presided over the ceremony. Each month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Office naturalizes 65 to 80 new citizens.

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Topeka Man Heading Back to Prison On Gun Charges

Posted: 09/12/2008 - A 31-year-old Topeka man will serve six years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. That conviction came in 1994 after he accidentally caused the death of his friend, then 17-year-old Donelle Frye.

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Topeka Police Investigate Home Invasion

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Topeka Police are investigating an incident where four people broke into a man's house looking for a former resident. They assaulted him and took some of his possessions. They fled in a mid-90's white over red or maroon older model full size car.

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Software Glitch Fails 5 Kansas School Districts

Posted: 09/12/2008 - The Kansas Board of Education admits it made a mistake when it reported this week that five small school districts failed to show adequate yearly progress.

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Flooding Closes Roads, Call For Evacuation

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Officials in at least one Kansas community are urging residents of low-lying areas to head for higher ground as persistent rain soaks a wide area of the state.

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Fort Riley Brigade Hones Lifesaving Skills

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Soldiers from Fort Riley dodge paint balls and rain to hone combat lifesaving skills and prepare for a yearlong tour of duty in Iraq.

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Kansas School Linked to Brown Still Draws Interest

Posted: 09/12/2008 - Despite past failures to find financing, two groups are still interested in redeveloping a former school linked to the U.S. Supreme Court historic Brown v. Board of Education decision.

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Kansas Congressman Applauds Road Money Decision

Posted: 09/11/2008 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, says restoring Highway Trust Fund money is especially good news for Kansas. He says the state relies on good roads for getting to work and transporting goods.

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Teen Trapped in Car 16 Hours in Better Condition

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Laurel Lauer, 16, is in fair condition Thursday, nearly one week after she was pinned inside her wrecked vehicle for 16 hours and 40 minutes in rural Westmoreland.

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Planning Can Make Eating on the Go Healthier

Posted: 09/11/2008 - When eating on the run, look for smaller portion sizes, grilled instead of fried, and salads instead of fries. Cotton-O'Neil dietitian Sabrina Bublitz also suggests planning ahead and packing a cooler with healthy sandwiches and fruit when you know you'll be away from home.

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Hearing Continues in Multiple Rape Case

Posted: 09/11/2008 - Ben Hinchsliff's preliminary hearing began Thursday. It will continue September 23rd. Hinchsliff is charged with 68 counts of rape.

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Tent Revival Remembers 9/11

Posted: 09/11/2008 - A tent revival in Topeka remembered those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. It also showcased rescuers and the work they do.

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Marysville Bond Proposal on November Ballot

Bond Issue

Posted: 09/11/2008 - The Marysville Advocate reports the Board of Education voted to put a bond issue Marysville USD 364 voters rejected in the August primary election on the ballot for the November 4th general election.

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