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Developer's Suit against City to Move Forward

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Gene Jani says his lawsuit against the city of Topeka will move forward according to schedule and Bryan Smith will continue as his attorney. Jani is suing over denial of a zoning change for a proposed development at SW 34th and Fairlawn.

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Fireworks Safety Tips from the City

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Take a minute with your family to read these sane and safe tips on fireworks from the Topeka Fire Department!

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Spirit of Kansas Begins Set-Up, Free Shuttle Rides Announced

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Lake Shawnee is catching the spirit, the Spirit of Kansas that is. Preparations began Wednesday for the 4th of July event. Your easiest way to get to the lake for the fireworks is by catching a free shuttle from the east side of White Lakes Center at 3600 SW Topeka Boulevard.

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Safe Ride Program Established at Fort Riley

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Safe Ride program is intended to reduce the number of substance-impaired or fatigued drivers at Fort Riley by offering free transportation for soldiers and their family members.

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KU Students Studying Bees

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Researchers at the University of Kansas are studying bees for new types of engineering technology.

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Police Ask for Information on Vehicle Seen Leaving Shooting

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Police are looking for information on a vehicle seen leaving the area of a Tuesday morning shooting. TPD says the red vehicle was spotted leaving the area of the 1400 block of SE 10th about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after gunshots were heard.

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Teens Admit to Tying Up Black Peer, Taunting with Racial Slurs

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Prosecutors say the two 19-year-olds racially taunted and tied up a black student in Waterville, north of Manhattan, in May of 2007. The men admitted to trying to drive the victim from the area because of his race.

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Two Kansas Men Plead Guilty in Racial Incident

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Two men plead guilty to federal charges of what is described as racial taunting at a high school graduation party in Waterville, Kansas in May 2007.

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Judge Allows Fingerprint Evidence in Hall Case

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The defense attorney for Edwin Hall asked the Johnson County judge to throw out fingerprint evidence against Hall in the murder case of Kelsey Smith.

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Beware: Medicare Scams

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Scam artists are becoming more and more creative as they try to get you to hand over your personal information. Recently, 13 news has received calls from viewers who say scam artists are targeting those on Medicare.

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First Autistic Congressional Page Returns to Kansas

Updated: 04/28/2009 - What better way to spend a summer month then learning the ways of Congress. That's exactly what one local Shawnee Heights High School teen experienced while making his mark in history.

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No Fireworks for Fort Riley

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Fort Riley officials say fireworks are not permitted on post. Anyone who wants to light fireworks must go off post.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Change Command

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Col. Jeff Ingram will relinquish command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division in a ceremony July 9th at Fort Riley. Col. Ingram will be deployed to Iraq at the end of July.

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Volunteer Wins Champion of Character Award

Updated: 07/02/2008 - A Topeka woman is rewarded for her dedication to making Topeka a safer place to live. Patty Parr has been part of the Topeka Police Department's volunteer patrol since its inception.

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Topeka/Shawnee Co. Receives Crime-Fighting Award

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Area residents were honored for their role in keeping the city and county safe. An effort is scheduled later in the year to further prevent crime in the Topeka area.

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ICE Arrests 22 Gang Members in Wichita

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement says 22 gang members were arrested in a roundup in Wichita. They were targeted for their association with four violent street gangs. ICE says 9 were wanted on outstanding warrants while the other 13 are illegal immigrants.

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Shawnee County Mailing Elections Notices

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Registered voters in Shawnee County should get a mailing in the next few days stating their polling places and the various districts in which they live. Elections officials say several polling places have changed since the last election.

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Two Finalists Named for New Judge's Position

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Second Judicial District nominating commission selected Jeffrey Elder and John Watt as finalists for a newly created judgeship. Both are attorneys in Wamego. The Governor has 30 days to appoint one of them.

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