NY Congressman Seeks to Halt Sale of Plum Island, Laboratory


A New York congressman has introduced legislation to halt the planned sale of Plum Island. The island off the northeastern tip of Long Island is home to a government-run laboratory that studies infectious animal diseases. Congress voted in 2008 to close the research site and move its work to Manhattan, Kansas. The federal General Services […]

Rain Inches Closer


 Under partly sunny skies today high temperatures should top out in the lower to mid 70s.  The chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms will be on the rise this afternoon and will continue tonight through Saturday night.  Some of the storms could produce large hail along with locally heavy rains.  Highs Saturday will hover around […]

Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man in Fort Riley Bomb Plot


A federal grand jury has handed down a three-count indictment charging a 20-year-old Kansas man with trying to carry out a suicide attack at Fort Riley. Prosecutors say John T. Booker Jr. of Topeka was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb inside a van near the Army post an hour west of […]

Dry? Not Much Longer


 It will be warmer today thanks to at least some sunshine by afternoon.  Highs should hit the range of the lower to mid 70s.  There will be a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms, mainly west of Topeka tonight as lows settle into the mid and upper 50s.  The chance for showers will be […]

Gibson Shuts Down Royals Offense


Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, as Kyle Gibson pitched into the seventh inning and Oswaldo Arcia hit a two-run homer for the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. The Royals (7-1) were chasing the 2003 team’s 9-0 start as the best in franchise […]

High School Athlete LOI Signings


First off, congratulations for everyone on this list making the decision to take the next step. It’s always tough, but lots of potential on this list for everyone to reach their ultimate dreams. Below is the list of Shawnee County athletes continuing their sports careers. If there is someone missing, please send information to Pat […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind


Girls soccer Hayden edged Shawnee Heights 1-0. Jacki Martinek scored the only goal. Topeka High beat Topeka West 5-1. Ruth Fiander produced two goals. Washburn Rural defeated Seaman 7-1.  Softball Hayden defeated Silver Lake 3-2 in 11 innings. Hayden somewhat completed the sweep, but the game was suspended because of darkness. Hayden led 8-5. The […]

Dry Now, Wet Weekend


 A few light showers along and east of highway 75 will end early this morning followed by cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and a breezy afternoon.  Highs today should range from the mid to upper 60s.  Tonight will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.  We should see a little bit […]

Topeka Swears in Four New Council Members

Sandra Clear takes the oath of office.

It’s a toss-up as to which moment drew the most “awws” during the swearing-in of Topeka’s new city council members. Brendan Jensen announced the highlight of his campaign was proposing to his now fiancé. One of Jeff Coen’s young daughters smiled — beaming really — or skipped the entire process.   Though, it doesn’t really […]

Wendy’s High School Athletes of the Week


After their performances last week, Seaman junior baseball player Ryan Zeferjahn and Topeka High sophomore soccer player Ruth Fiander are our Wendy’s high school athletes of the week. Recording a no-hitter in baseball is always tough. Not as great as a perfect game, but still very impressive. Seaman junior Ryan Zeferjahn accomplished the feat, but it wasn’t like […]

Headed for the Showers


 It is going to another partly sunny and mild day today as temperatures warm back into the mid 60s.  There will be a slight chance for light rain tonight, mainly along and east of highway 75.  Lows tonight will drop into the upper 40s.  We should see a little more in the way of sunshine […]

Royals Clobber Twins, Push Winning Streak to Seven

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The Kansas City Royals became the only unbeaten team in the majors as Danny Duffy pitched into the seventh inning and Kendrys Morales homered in a 12-3 romp over Minnesota, spoiling the Twins’ home opener Monday. The defending American League champions improved to 7-0. It’s the second-best start in Kansas City’s history, behind the 2003 club […]

Baker to Return for Senior Season for Shockers


All-American guard, Ron Baker announced Monday that he will return for his senior season at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Scott City spent the days following the Shockers’ Sweet 16 exit evaluating his professional basketball opportunities. “I spent a lot of time talking it over with Coach, my teammates and my family,” Baker […]

Weekend High School Sports Rewind


Girls soccer Topeka High beat Leavenworth 11-1. Ruth Fiander scored five times. Shawnee Heights edged Baldwin 5-4 in overtime. Hayden defeated Emporia 5-0. Softball Shawnee Heights swept Manhattan 13-2, 9-2. Hayden defeated Emporia with two scores of 15-0. Seaman swept Washburn Rural 3-1 in eight innings and 7-4. Topeka High picked up two victories against […]

Nice Rains, More to Come


 We’ll start this week on a dry note after some welcome rains over the weekend.  Under partly sunny skies today and tomorrow high temperatures should range from the mid to upper 60s.  The chance for scattered showers will return late Tuesday night and will continue into the day Wednesday.  Highs Wednesday will be in the […]

Royals Sweep Angels, Push Streak to Six


Alcides Escobar and Alex Rios hit two-run doubles, Salvador Perez homered, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening win streak to six games with a 9-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. The Royals pounded out 14 hits and six of those were the extra base variety.  The Angels took […]

Long Ball Leads Royals to Fifth Straight Win

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Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez homered during a five-run fourth inning against Jered Weaver, and the defending AL champion Kansas City Royals extended their season-opening winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) threw 94 pitches in his season debut, allowing four runs and […]