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What Kansans Think About Healthcare

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Kansas Health Consumer Coalition and Kansas Health Institute convened a meeting Friday to unveil what people in three dialogue meetings had to say about funding health care in Kansas.

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Zoo Offers "Dream Night" for Kids

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The Topeka Zoo spent the Friday evening hosting special needs children and their families to "Dream Night at the Zoo" 875 people enjoyed an evening of food, music, animal programs and behind the scene tours.

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Fire at Wal-Mart in Topeka

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A dumpster fire broke out around 7 p.m. Friday night at Wal-Mart on Wanamaker in Topeka. The dumpster went up in flames behind the building.

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Update: Jo Ann Mayfield's Gas Back On, For Now

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Jo Ann Mayfield, the mentally disabled woman who could not afford to keep her gas on, has had it turned back on after reaching an agreement with Kansas Gas and the Salvation Army. How long it remains on remains to be seen.

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Topeka-Shawnee Relay for Life Underway

Updated: 06/06/2008 - Relay teams are walking to honor cancer survivors, current cancer patients and those who have lost the fight to the disease Friday.

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Abortion Opponents spar over name

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The name "Operation Rescue" is the center of a court battle in Wichita. Anti-abortion leader Randall Terry says he started a group by that name and wants Troy Newman of Wichita to stop using the name for his group.

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Vic Miller Files to Keep His Commission Seat

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Shawnee County Commisisoner Vic Miller filed for re-election Friday. He represents the 2nd District. So far, no one else has filed for the seat.

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Singer Sets Retirement Date

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Bill Singer, who heads up emergency communications for Shawnee County, says he'll retire effective August 1st. The 65-year old has worked for the county for 13 years.

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Downtown Topeka Workers Getting Fit

Updated: 06/06/2008 - An effort to get downtown workers out walking and eating better moved inside Friday. A special speaker came to Topeka to help motivate the crowd.

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Buhler Teacher to Stand Trial on Molestation Charges

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Former Buhler High School Teacher, Richard Young, 68, is accused of fondling a 15-year-old South Korean foreign exchange student. Three other men testified that Young sexually abused them as well several years ago.

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Don't Be A Target of Identity Theft

Updated: 06/06/2008 - “Identity theft can happen to anyone,” that is the message of an all day conference by housing and credit counseling held Friday.

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KS Lotto Winner Heading Back to Work

Posted: 06/06/2008 - 59 year-old man says he will go back to work as a wrecker in the Pittsburg area after winning over five and a quarter million dollars in the lottery. After taxes and opting for the lump sum payment, he will take home just under two and a quarter million.

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Storms Spark Damage Across State

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Downed tree limbs and power outages were the most common damage reports from a string of storms that moved through Thursday afternoon and evening. In Clay County, a tornado destroyed one home and damaged several other buildings.

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Topeka Clinic Participates in Crohn's Trial

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Topeka's Cotton-O'Neil Digestive Health Center is taking part in a clinical trial, looking at whether adult stem cells, taken from healthy adult donors, can bring relief to people with Crohn's disease. Crohn's is an inflammation in the intestinal tract.

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Police Release Kwik Shop Robbery Surveillance Video

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Topeka's Crimestoppers is offering a reward in a robbery to the Kwik Shop on North Topeka Boulevard June 1st. Surveillance video shows the suspect pulling a gun on the clerk and demanding money.

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Storm Cuts Power to Thousands Thursday Night

Updated: 06/05/2008 - Click here for a complete list of counties reporting over 100 homes without power. *Note only counties with over 100 outages are on the list.

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Hearing Date Set for Accused Sex Offender

Posted: 06/05/2008 - 41-year old Oscar Garza will have a preliminary hearing July 25th in Shawnee County District Court. Garza is accused of indecent liberties with two different children.

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Riley County Adds Up Hail Damage

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Riley County damage assessment teams say 1663 homes and businesses were damaged by the softball and baseball sized hail that blew through Monday.

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Hunger Banquet Teaches Students Lesson

Posted: 06/05/2008 - High school students from the Topeka area had a chance to learn about the inequality between income levels first hand. It was part of the 2008 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy sponsored by Washburn University.

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Sebelius Names Johnson County Judge

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has named David Hauber 10th District Court Judge. Hauber has practiced law for 25 years.

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Tornado Safety Tips

Updated: 06/06/2008 - In severe weather season, here are a few tips provided by Shawnee County Emergency Management in the event of severe weather.

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