Kansas Attorney General to Issue Fantasy Sports Opinion

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Whether fantasy sports leagues are predominantly won by skill or luck is taking on new meaning in Kansas as the state’s attorney general investigates their legality. Attorney General Derek Schmidt could determine them to be primarily games of chance, and therefore illegal under the Kansas constitution. The constitution only allows the state to administer games that fit a broad […]

NY Congressman Seeks to Halt Sale of Plum Island, Laboratory

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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 […]

EGBOK Coffee, Mug, and Donut Giveaway!

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580 WIBW wants to provide you with breakfast! Sign up below to win a Dozen Donuts from Hy-vee (in Topeka, Lawrence, or Manhattan), a coffee mug from 580 WIBW and our special 580 WIBW Morning Blend Coffee provided by Blue Jazz Coffee Roasters. A new winner will be called each day, so don’t forget to […]

Rain Inches Closer

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 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 […]

Royals Fall to Twins as Minnesota Takes the Series

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Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight victory for the Twins, recovering from a rough start to log 5 1-3 innings. Lorenzo Cain put the Royals […]

Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man in Fort Riley Bomb Plot

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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

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 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

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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 […]

Gipson and Williams Take Home Wildcat Basketball MVPs

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Seniors Thomas Gipson and Nino Williams were named co-winners of the Rolando Blackman Team Most Valuable Player award to highlight festivities at the annual Kansas State men’s basketball banquet held Wednesday night at the Colbert Hills Clubhouse.   It marked the third time in the nine-year history of the award that there were co-winners of […]

Rivals Basketball Recruiting Analyst Eric Bossi on 580 Sports Talk

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The 2014-2015 basketball season is complete, so that means the recruiting chase is in full swing.  The Wildcats and the Jayhawks each announced a signee to their 2015 class. For the Jayhawks they signed Carlton Bragg a 6-9 power forward from Cleveland, Ohio. The Wildcats announced point guard Kamau Stokes of Baltimore Maryland has inked […]

High School Athlete LOI Signings

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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 […]

Terrence Gore Called Up to Replace Rios

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have recalled outfielder Terrance Gore from Double-A Northwest Arkansas.  Gore will be in uniform (#0) for tonight’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. Gore made his Major League debut in 2014 when he was brought up to the majors when the rosters expanded with […]

Tuesday’s High School Sports Rewind

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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 […]

Top 25 Recruit Carlton Bragg Inks Letter with KU Basketball

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Two weeks after bringing his second state championship to Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Carlton Bragg made his college destination official. The 6-9 power forward will become a Kansas Jayhawk.   On Jan. 8, Bragg invited fans, family and the media to the VASJ campus to announce his decision. With the beginning of the spring signing period […]

Dry Now, Wet Weekend

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 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

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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

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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 […]

Rios Suffers Broken Bone in Hand

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Kansas City rightfielder, Alex Rios, suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of yesterday’s 12-3 win in Minnesota.  No timetable has been set as to the length of time he will be sidelined and the Royals will likely make […]

Headed for the Showers

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 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 […]