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Topeka Blvd. Bridge Grand Opening Sunday

Posted: 08/01/2008 - After 70 years the Topeka Boulevard Bridge has a new look and is about to re-open. Fishing touches are in place for Sunday's debut to the public.

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KDOT Worker Killed in Truck Rollover

Updated: 08/01/2008 - A Kansas Department of Transportation worker is dead after the dump truck he was driving overturned in Neosho County.

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Kids Loving the Game of Golf

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kids ages 9-17 took to the links for a golf tourney. Just plain fun is the reason they get out and play.

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Cell Phone Blamed for Lawrence Deputy's Death

Updated: 08/01/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol determined that a driver was distracted by his cell phone when he failed to yield the right of way to a Douglas Co. Deputy on a bicycle.

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Police Look for Suspect in BP Armed Robbery

Updated: 08/01/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Friday morning armed robbery at a BP convenience store. It happened at about 4:00 a.m. at 27th and California.

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Topeka Man Arrested in Connection to 2007 Slaying

Updated: 08/01/2008 - A Topeka man has been arrested in connection with a 2007 homicide. Police arrested 20 year old Kelvin Phillips Thursday on charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal possession of a firearm for the August 10, 2007 death of James Dyer.

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Kansas Ranking on Child Well-Being Slips

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Kansas ranks 18th in the nation in a new state-by-state study of the well-being of America's children. The state's overall ranking fell from 16th last year and 12th in the prior year.

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Commission Says Thanks to Bill Singer

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Bill Singer, head of Shawnee County's consolidated communications center and information technology, retired Thursday. Commissioners presented him a plaque to thank him for his 13 years of service.

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VA Worker to Stand Trial on Indecent Liberties Charges

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Topeka V.A. Health Revenue Center supervisor Nick Bales was bound over for trial Thursday on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child aged 14 to 15 and one count of indecent liberties. He has a pretrial hearing Oct. 9th.

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Stork's Cradle Gives Babies Healthy Start

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A program offered by the March of Dimes and Stormont-Vail Foundation gives moms-to-be incentives to follow healthy habits during pregnancy and after giving birth. It's called Stork's Cradle.

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Colbert's Remarks Draws Kan. Governor's Response

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Stephen Colbert has a standing invitation from Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to spend a night in the historic jail in Canton, Kan. because of jokes he made about the small town, calling it a "dump."

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Manhattan Residents Split Over Bio Lab

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Manhattan is one of six finalist sites for a bio and agro defense laboratory. It would pump jobs and money into the economy -- but would devastate the United States if a disease such as foot and mouth disease were to get out into the population.

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Topeka Police Ask For Help Finding Purse Snatching Suspect

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Crime Stoppers Crime of the week. Police ask for public assistance locating suspect believed to have stolen a purse from a woman at the Kwik Shop at 5633 SW 21st. He later used a credit card stolen with the purse at a store in Manhattan where he was caught on surveillance video.

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Motorcycle Accident Injures Topekan

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A 24-year-old was injured in a motorcycle accident this morning in the 1800 block of SW Gage. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No other vehicles are reported to have been involved and no one else is reported injured.

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Jeremy Goodwin Reads To Kids

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Jeremy Goodwin took a swing at entertaining kids at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library Thursday morning. It was part of a summer reading program that WIBW participated in.

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Citizens Go To Jail For Good Cause

Posted: 07/31/2008 - More than 250 people were taken to jail and asked to raise bail money to help a good cause. Warehouse 414 acted as a jail to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Lawrence Fire Sends 3 to Hospital

Updated: 07/31/2008 - An apartment home near KU caught fire at five o'clock Thursday morning. Two occupants and one firefighter were taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

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