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Text And Driving A Risk, But Talking?

Posted: 01/02/2014 - A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other studies.

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Free Food Giveaway Thursday

Posted: 01/01/2014 - Town and Country Christian Church holds its monthly food distribution at 9:30 p.m. Thursday morning.

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Care Cab Sees Increased Demand In Topeka

Posted: 01/01/2014 - The "Care Cab" service provided 226 rides New Year's Eve night. Organizers say those rides assisted approximately 565 people.

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First Day Hike Draws Crowd In Topeka

Posted: 01/01/2014 - A gathering at Kaw River State Park in Topeka was just one of several First Day Hikes hosted Wednesday by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.

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Lost Little Bull Now Back Home

Updated: 01/02/2014 - A lost, unique looking bull is now back with his owner. The long-haired, white bull was found wandering in the middle of the road in Sumner county early yesterday morning.

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Kansas Girl Shocked In Rain, Dies

Updated: 01/01/2014 - A 12-year-old girl Salina who was shocked in May while dancing in the rain in downtown Salina has died in a Nebraska hospital.

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Uncle From "Fresh Prince" Dies at 65

Posted: 01/01/2014 - James Avery, the bulky character actor who laid down the law as the Honorable Philip Banks in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," has died.

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Program Promotes Safe Biking In KCK

Posted: 01/01/2014 - A program aimed at encouraging self-reliance and physical activity among poor inner-city youths not only provides them with bikes, but also teaches them to maintain their refurbished rides.

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New Year, New Babies

Updated: 01/01/2014 - Corbin Boos was born at 1:56 a.m. Wednesday morning, making him the first baby of the new year in the capitol city.

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Top Ten Science Stories Of 2013

Updated: 06/17/2014 - As 2013 draws to an end, a look back reveals a busy year in science. Archaeologists excavated ancient civilizations; rocket scientists explored far-flung corners of the solar system; and physicists peered into the very fabric of reality.

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Top Ten WORST Dressed Cities - Topeka Not Picked

Updated: 01/01/2014 - A real estate website has ranked the "Top 10 Worst Dressed Cities" and Topeka didn't make the list, however, Wichita is named as America's worst dressed city.

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December Climate Summary

Updated: 01/01/2014 - December was below average in both temperature and precipitation

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Kansas Collects More Revenue Than Projected

Posted: 01/01/2014 - Kansas revenue officials say the state took in $3.3 million more in taxes than anticipated in December and collections met expectations for the past six months.

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Ready Or Not, ACA Coverage Begins

Posted: 01/01/2014 - After years of anticipation, coverage on the new Obamacare marketplaces finally begins on Wednesday. The new, expanded version of Medicaid also goes into effect in some states, and new consumer protections kick in.

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