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Program Aims to Help Kids with Weight Problems

Posted: 08/26/2008 - New community partnership program aims to increase physical activity and promote healthy eating to help kids and families with weight problems. The program begins September 9th and lasts 10 weeks.

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Kansas Legislators Grill Veterans Agency

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Legislators want the head of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs to improve relationships with veterans groups. A recent audit of the commissions activities noted that relations between the agency and other veterans organizations were strained.

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Greensburg Leaders Break Ground on New Community Building

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Greensburg leaders have broken ground on a new Kiowa County Community Building. It will replace the one destroyed in the May 2007 tornado. The new building will be built to keep with green rebuilding efforts.

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Lawrence Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Possession

Posted: 08/26/2008 - A Lawrence man pleads guilty to child pornography charges after investigators find thousands of images in his possession. His wife became suspicious of him after he locked himself in a room with a computer. She then turned floppy disks over to authorities and they began to investigate him.

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Kansas Highway Patrol to Increase I-35 Enforcement

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Law Enforcement Officers from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are stepping up enforcement along I-35 on Thursday to cut down on speeding, impaired driving, and seat belt violations. This effort is in conjunction with STEP enforcement that runs through Labor Day.

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Okla. Tribe's Casino Means Road Work in Mo., Kan.

Posted: 08/26/2008 - An Oklahoma Indian tribe whose newest casino occupies that state's far northeast corner is planning road projects in Missouri and Kansas to accommodate the business.

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Westboro Baptist Church Fire Ruled Arson

Posted: 08/26/2008 - City fire investigators said today that tests by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirm an ignitable liquid present at the scene.

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Busy Agenda For City Council *LIVE UPDATES!

Updated: 08/28/2008 - With several hot topics on the agenda, the Topeka City council will have a busy Tuesday evening. 13's Brian Quick will be using Twitter to blog live from the meeting -- you can find that here!

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Gym Zone Owner Charged with Sexual Assault

Posted: 08/26/2008 - David Byrd, owner of the Gym Zone in Topeka, was arrested Monday on charges relating to an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl.

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KDHE Cites Facilities for Kansas Food Code Violations

Posted: 08/26/2008 - KDHE issued civil penalties to 14 Kansas restaurants for violating the state food code or for operating without a license. One Kansas City establishment received a notice of intent to suspend.

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Crews Rescue Elderly Man From Riverbank

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Officials say an 84-year-old man fell about 15 feet down the side of the Kansas Riverbank Tuesday afternoon. His son threw him an extension cord to keep him from falling into the river until crews arrived to help him out.

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Man Charged with July 2005 Murder to be Sentenced Today

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Rashawn Anderson to be sentenced today for the July 2005 murder of Christopher Caraway. Anderson pleaded no contest August 15th. He has also been convicted for a fatal shooting outside a Lawrence nightclub in 2006.

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Lawsuit Renewed Seeking E-mails from Mo. Governor

Posted: 08/26/2008 - A bipartisan pair of prominent attorneys has renewed a lawsuit seeking e-mail records from Governor Matt Blunt's office. The amended lawsuit filed yesterday also renews an assertion that someone acting under the control of the governor's office sought to destroy backup e-mail records.

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One Man in Custody After Tuesday Morning Burglary

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Topeka police arrest one man after an early morning burglary. It happened in the 1200 block of Mulvane just after midnight. The victims said they knew the man that broke into the apartment. He was arrested less than an hour later.

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Kansas Speedway to Add Track if it Gets Casino Deal

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The Kansas Speedway announced Monday that it will add a road course if it gets the contract to manage the state-owned casino in Wyandotte County. The track earlier said it would seek a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race if it landed the deal.

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Doctor's Lawyers Seek Removal of Prosecutor

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The defense for Dr. Stephen Schneider is accusing a federal prosecutor and an investigator of professional ethics violations. He says they improperly contacted a defense expert witness and lied to the court.

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Indian Museum Makes Comeback in Wichita

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The Mid-America All-Indian Center has rebounded from money problems and the loss of artwork and artifacts four years ago, to a $90,000 reserve fund and nearly 18,000 visitors in the past six months.

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Students Shows Pocket Knife on School Bus

Posted: 08/25/2008 - USD 501 officials will meet Tuesday to decide what action should be taken against a third grader who showed a pocket knife to another student on a school bus Monday.

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