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State Ready to Help Tornado Victims with Insurance

Posted: 06/13/2008 - In the aftermath of the tornadoes that devastated Manhattan and Chapman overnight Wednesday, Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger says her office ready to help consumers.

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St. Francis Health Center Appoints Board Members

Posted: 06/12/2008 - St. Francis Health Center’s board of directors recently appointed three new board members and reappointed two of its board members to the 17-member board.

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Childhood Obesity Still Needs Attention

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Health experts caution against getting too excited over a recent report showing childhood obesity reports have levelled off in recent years. They say obesity rates are still high, and adults need to help kids trim down.

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Emergency Management Team Stands Down

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Shawnee County Emergency Management remains partially staffed to monitor weather and assess damage Thursday evening, but has largely stood down after Thursday afternoon's storms.

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Tornado Damages 32 Homes, Kills Man in Jackson County, Kansas

Posted: 06/12/2008 - 62-year old George Askren was killed when a tornado struck his mobile home near Soldier in Jackson County. His home was one of 32 in Jackson County damaged by a tornado Wednesday night. Officials say it was a quarter mile wide and stayed on the ground in Jackson County for nine miles.

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YWCA Grows Programs, Services and National Presence

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Newly awarded federal grants paired with increased presence on the national board strengthen the YWCA of Topeka’s services, programming and overall ability to positively impact the organization’s mission.

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Stream Advisory Issued for the Smoky Hill River below Chapman

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The advisory is in effect until Tuesday, June 17 for the stream running through Dickinson and Geary Counties. The wastewater treatment plant is not functioning as a result of tornado damage to the electrical system.

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Police Seek Suspect in Hit and Run

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for a red Ford Ranger pick-up in connection with a hit-and-run accident that happened at 5th and Burr at 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

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Pottawatomie County Reports Storm Damage

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Among damage in Pottawatomie County from Wednesday evening's storms, a rural Onaga farmstead and several power lines and poles down.

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Kansas Lawmakers Send Letter to President to Expedite Tornado Aid

Posted: 06/12/2008 - Senators Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback along with Representatives Jerry Moran, Todd Tiahrt, Nancy Boyda and Dennis Moore Thursday sent a letter to President Bush asking him to rush aid to the counties affected by the June 11 storms.

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Power Outages in Northeast Kansas

Updated: 06/12/2008 - Westar officials claim that three thousand customers remain without power, while most people have had their power restored. They are also working to fix downed power lines.

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Murder Suspect's Sentencing Delayed Again

Posted: 06/12/2008 - The sentencing for Antwan Peppers was delayed for a second time June 11. Peppers is charged with first degree murder and attempted murder charges for a shooting that occured in July 2006.

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Community Pool Reopening

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Garfield Pool, 1600 N. Quincy, Topeka, will be reopened Thursday, June 12.

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Watch Kids Intently At The Pool, Backyard

Updated: 06/11/2008 - With a recent rash of children having pool accidents, it seems like a good time to refresh parents on pool safety. The key is to keep your undivided attention on the children in the water.

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Nine Apply for Court Vacancy

Posted: 06/11/2008 - Nine people have applied for a vacancy on the Shawnee County District Court that will be created when Judge Thomas Conklin retires July 4.

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Boyda Endorses Obama in Presidential Race

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda (D-Kansas) says she is impressed with Sen. Barack Obama's campaign and has announced her endorsement for Obama as president.

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Heartland Visioning Community Meetings Scheduled

Updated: 11/03/2009 - Dates set for three Heartland Visioning Community Meetings. Participants will be selected for Vision Task Force. The Task Force will meet over four Thursdays in July. The Task Force will be responsible for setting the priorities of the Vision Plan.

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