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Big Power Outage Strikes North Topeka

Updated: 06/17/2014 - Over a 1,000 Westar customers were left without power after a large outage struck north Topeka on Tuesday. Power was restored about 6:30 p.m. according to a tweet from @WestarEnergy.

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Wichita Man Pleads Guilty In Bizarre Crime Spree

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A Wichita man has pleaded guilty in a bizarre crime spree. Bunice Howard Jr. pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, attempted robbery, endangering a child, theft and 2 counts of criminal trespass.

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Chronic St Louis Traffic Offender Sentenced In Boy's Death

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A 56-year-old St. Louis County man with six drunken driving convictions and roughly 150 traffic-related arrests has been sentenced to five years in prison for a 2012 crash that killed a 4-year-old boy.

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Camp For Kids With Cancer Goes On Despite Fire

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Despite a fire that damaged its longtime home and the loss of a major sponsor, a central Kansas camp is still providing hope for children with cancer.

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Bond For Man Accused In Andover Abuse

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A 40-year-old man accused of mistreating an adult at an Andover nursing home has been released on bond but ordered to stay in Kansas while the case continues.

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Startling Car Wreck On I-70 Captured On Video

Updated: 06/18/2014 - A Manhattan man was taken to the hospital after his SUV was launched into the air after striking a trailer parked on the shoulder of I-70 in Riley Co. on Tuesday.

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Dump The Pump Day June 19th

Updated: 06/17/2014 - You can combat the rising cost of gas with free transportation all over Topeka later this week. The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority is participating in the 9th annual "Dump The Pump Day" on June 19th.

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Featured Offender Caught Within Hours

Updated: 06/17/2014 - Just hours after CrimeStoppers asked people for information about the whereabouts of Robert C. Trotter, Jr., the public delivered. Thanks to a tip, Trotter was taken into custody early Tuesday afternoon.

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Topeka Gives Big Boost For Non-Profits

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Dozens of area non-profits are celebrating the generosity of the community after a big announcement Tuesday morning.

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Sarah Bruce Ends Lawsuit Against State

Posted: 06/17/2014 - The wife of Kansas Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce has withdrawn her lawsuit against the state over a drunken driving arrest.

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IRS Faces Volley Of New Scrutiny Following E-Mail 'Loss'

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A new round of scrutiny hit the IRS Monday as senators from both parties summoned the agency's chief, one House committee set up a new investigative hearing and another subpoenaed the head of the agency.

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Big Costs Seen For Fixing Kansas Town's Sidewalks

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A new report says Lawrence faces millions of dollars in potential costs for repairing existing sidewalks and building new ones in the city that's home to the University of Kansas

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Kansas Woman Sentenced For Role In 2013 Homicide

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A northeast Kansas woman has been sentenced to 20 months behind bars for her role in last year's killing of a 68-year-old Manhattan man she described as a longtime friend.

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Life Sentence In Child Rape Case

Posted: 06/16/2014 - Ronald Hartpence was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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Downtown Cafe Closes Doors For Last Time

Posted: 06/16/2014 - They posted on Facebook that they really appreciated the support they received from loyal patrons, but that it wasn't enough to keep the doors open.

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Accused Mom Killer's Trial Delayed Again

Posted: 06/16/2014 - The trial for Jason Hachmeister, which was scheduled to begin in August, has now been pushed back to January 12, 2015. A pretrial hearing was set for October 27, 1014.

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