KSU’s West Stadium Center Dedication Ceremony

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The West Stadium Center was officially unveiled on Friday morning. Several hundred people attended the ceremony that included several speakers, including Head Coach Bill Snyder, President Kirk Schultz, Athletic Director John Currie, Governor Sam Brownback, Booster and Lead Donor Carl and Mary Ice. A statue of Bill Snyder also was revealed in front of the […]

Jake’s Takes: College Football Picks Week 1

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My Predictions for week number 1 Last Week : 0-0  Overall: 0-0  -NDSU @ KSU KState has basically their entire offense back they start a junior college quarterback who can put the ball on the money. The defense will be young and very new but will get the job done. The Bison of NDSU are […]

Big 12 Announces Future Bowl Lineup

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The Big 12 Conference announced its future seven-game bowl lineup. The agreements will begin for 2014 postseason games to coincide with the start of the new College Football Playoff. The new lineup provides the Big 12 with attractive matchups, featuring a bowl footprint in the top recruiting areas across the country. In addition, teams and […]

Free Art Walk On Square In Holton

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“Jackson County Arts has a motto. All art for all ages.” – Carol Totten The vice president of Jackson County arts invites folks in northeast Kansas to head to Holton this evening for a free art walk. Carol Totten says their artists range from high schoolers to professionals. She says one of their more unique […]

Junction City Manager Finalists Named

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The City Manager finalists, all with extensive municipal management experience, are: Leroy Alsup, most recently City Administrator at Catoosa, Oklahoma; Bret Bauer, currently City Manager at Holton, Kansas; Lynne Ladner, most recently City Administrator at Hiawatha, Kansas; and Gerald Smith, most recently General Services Director at Kansas City, Missouri. Leroy Alsup was City Manager for […]

Friday Food Review: PT’s Flying Monkey At College Hill

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If you are looking for more than just a normal cup of coffee, PT’s at College Hill is the place to go. Even if you don’t like coffee, the staff there will help you find something that fits your tastes. What I enjoyed, first and foremost, was the friendly staff. Because the coffee shop offers […]

Bid To Be Awarded For Controversial Lawrence Road

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Work is expected to begin soon on a highway project in Lawrence that has been debated since the early 1990s. The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to award bids for the South Lawrence Trafficway on Sept. 18, and construction is expected to begin by mid-October or November. The $190 million project has been stalled […]

Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Shawnee Lake

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Kansas wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in still another lake. The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism said Thursday the tiny mollusks were spotted by an angler at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. The discovery brings to 19 the number of Kansas lakes infested by zebra mussels, which quickly grow into huge […]

Midland Railway Is ‘Back In Steam’ For Labor Day Weekend ‘Railfest’

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(Story By: Frank Buchman) Steam power will reign again at the Midland Railway’s Labor Day Weekend Railfest 2013, August 31-September 2, according to Allen Kinsley, conductor of the heritage railroad headquartered in Baldwin City, Kansas. “A 1930-built coal-fired steam locomotive, ‘Hank #75,’ will power excursion trains all three days at 9:30, noon, and 3 o’clock. […]

New License Plate Aims At Arts Funding

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Kansas is promoting a new license plate aimed at raising money for arts programs in the state. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission says in a release that the goal of the “Driving the Arts” license plate program is to raise at least $100,000 a year for arts programs. The arts commission is a division […]

MO Man Crashes Experimental Plane Near Emporia

An 82-year-old Missouri man suffered minor injuries when his experimental aircraft crashed near Emporia. The Kansas Highway Patrol says James Zerkel, who lives near Joplin, Mo., was flying a Challenger Experimental Light Sport aircraft from Herington to Joplin when the plane went down Wednesday afternoon in a creek. Trooper Chris Markham says the accident is […]

Millions In New Roofing Permits In Hutchinson

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A hailstorm that pummeled Hutchinson in July has meant a lot of new roofs in the city. The city says it’s issued $4.4 million in new roofing permits since the July 23 hailstorm. The total was helped last week by two big projects, re-roofing the Hutchinson Mall and the Dillon Living Center. A total of […]

Driver In School Bus Accident Out Of Hospital

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The driver of the school bus that overturned in Bonner Springs last week has been released the hospital. Elmer Scott Jr. was the most seriously injured of those who were hurt when the bus went off Kansas Highway 7 on Aug. 21. He was driving sixth-grade girls from The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City […]

Iowa Couple Gives $1M To K-State For New Building

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A Des Moines, Iowa, couple have donated $1 million to Kansas State University to help pay for a new building for the College of Business Administration. The school says its proposed building plan has 140,000 square feet of space, with tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, labs and an executive conference room. Stephen Lacy […]

March Protests Lack Of Quality Jobs In Wichita

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Community activists are planning what they’re calling a worker justice march in Wichita this weekend to protest what they say is a lack of quality jobs in the area. Sunflower Community Action, the Black Arts Festival and labor groups are staging Saturday’s march and rally focusing on low-income workers. The event begins at 11 a.m. […]

Kansas Library To Launch Wi-Fi Pilot Project

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Four public libraries have been selected as pilot sites for a Wi-Fi network project being coordinated by the State Library of Kansas. The Kansas City K-20 Librarians Initiative is part of the national Gigabit Libraries Network’s super Wi-Fi project. It involves a four-month test of TV White Space Technology which will deliver public library Internet […]

Kansas & Nevada Tout Expansion Of Voter Check Program

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Nevada has joined a program in which states compare voter registration records annually, bringing the number participating to 25. The Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is designed to identify people who are registered in two or more states and people who cast ballots in more than one state. Kansas, […]

West Nile Virus Claims A Life In Sedgwick County

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Kansas health officials say a resident of the Wichita area has died from West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne disease that affected 57 people around the state last year. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed Thursday the death of a Sedgwick County resident. It’s the first West Nile death in […]

Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

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A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year’s harvest. The weekly Drought Monitor report released […]

Spirit Aerosystems Announces More Wichita Job Cuts

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Aircraft parts maker Spirit Aerosystems plans to cut more jobs at its plant in Wichita, starting in September. Thursday’s announcement came roughly a month after Spirit said it was laying off about 360 salaried support and management workers at its facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma. Spirit says in a statement that the number of upcoming […]

1 Hon Dread

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  It will be scorching hot today and Saturday as high temperatures range from the upper 90s to around 102.  In between we’ll see lows tonight only dropping into the mid 70s.  There is a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night and early Sunday.  The chance for afternoon storms Sunday should settle south […]

Sit With the Guru – Blogging in Memphis

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Well, that title isn’t exactly true since I am already back in Topeka after a few quite refreshing days off.  It would more accurately be titled Blogging About Memphis, which I will do in a moment – I just wanted to reference Marc Cohn’s 1992 hit song “Walking In Memphis”, one of my favorite tunes […]

Sheriff To Participate In Labor Day Weekend Special Enforcement

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AAA expects 34.1 million Labor Day holiday travelers, a 4.2 percent increase over last year, and an even larger increase is expected in regional travel that includes Kansas.  The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is joining over 140 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws. During the Labor Day […]

Washburn Rural Football Coach Steve Buhler Previews 2013 Season

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580 Sports Talk continues its 2013 preview of the nine Shawnee County football teams. Last Thursday, we chatted with Shawnee Heights Head Coach Jason Swift. Friday we talked with Seaman Head Coach Blake Pierce, Monday we talked with Topeka High’s Walt Alexander. On Tuesday Hayden Head Coach Bill Arnold joined Jake and Mark to preview the Wildcats football season. […]

Washburn Students Smash Pianos, Organ For A Good Cause

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Two bedraggled pianos and an electric organ didn’t stand a chance. To raise money, a men’s music fraternity at Washburn University in Topeka invited students to beat them with a sledgehammer Thursday on the Memorial Union lawn. Taking a swing at the aging instruments didn’t cost, but donations were encouraged. The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia […]

Matt Besler and Graham Zusi named to U.S. MNT

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Sporting Kansas City defender Matt Besler and midfielder Graham Zusi will join the U.S. Men’s National Team for a pair of upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday. The United States, in first place with four games remaining in the Final Round of qualifying, will play away to Costa Rica on Friday, […]

Second Suspect Arrested In Salina Homicide

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A second suspect has been arrested in the death of a 27-year-old Salina woman. Officers arrested 33-year-old Dane C. Deweese, of Abilene, on Wednesday. He’s charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kristin Tyler. Tyler, a mother of four, was missing for two weeks before her body was found May 9 in a ravine […]

Red Cross Issues Safety Tips For Labor Day Weekend

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Many people view Labor Day as the end of summer and their last chance to travel, hit the beach and fire up the grill. The American Red Cross offers safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable holiday. “While many people will spend the Labor Day weekend traveling and spending time with family […]

Judge OKs DNA In Quadruple Murder Case

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A Franklin County judge has ruled DNA experts can use all the evidence samples in the case of a 28-year-old man charged with killing four people at a farm in eastern Kansas. A brief status hearing was held Thursday for Kyle Trevor Flack, who’s charged in the May deaths of 30-year-old Andrew Adam Stout, 31-year-old […]

Kan. Suspect Shoots Himself During Police Stop

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A man suspected of threatening another person with a weapon shot himself and later died after being stopped by Olathe police. The 27-year-old man was stopped by police Wednesday night after police received a report that a man possibly armed with a gun had threatened another person. Officers responding to the call spotted a potential […]

Heat: A Major Killer

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(Story By: The National Weather Service) Heat is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In the disastrous heat wave of 1980, more than 1,250 people died. In the heat wave of 1995 more than 700 deaths in the Chicago area were attributed to heat, making this the […]

Thieves Take Equipment From Kansas Arcade

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An arcade in the small town of Douglass is temporarily closed after two thieves stole thousands of dollars of equipment. Security cameras caught images of the two men during the Aug. 20 theft at Kansas Arcadium in Douglass. One suspect is in jail while investigators search for the other. The Arcadium has been closed since […]

Garden City Man Dies After Being Hit By Car

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Garden City police say a 77-year-old man died after he was hit by a car while walking across a city street. The fatality was identified as Tiofilo Gallardo. Police say he was crossing a street Tuesday when he was hit by a pickup truck driven by 52-year-old Gary Orosco of Garden City. Garden City police […]

Douglas County Approves Sand Pit Mining

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Despite objections from landowners and the city of Eudora, Douglas County commissioners have approved a sand pit mining operation. The commission voted Wednesday to allow Penny’s Concrete Inc. to move one of its current dredging operations onto the south bank of the Kansas River on land northwest of Eudora. State and federal authorities still need […]

Shawnee County Organizing Community Workout

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Several Shawnee County organizations are sponsoring a community workout on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka. The fourth annual event will be held Sept. 17, beginning with a health fair shortly after sunrise. The workout starts at 6:30 a.m. at Washburn’s Moore Bowl and events are expected to be completed shortly thereafter. Organizers are […]

Kansas Groups Reaching Out To Hispanic Businesses

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Hispanic business groups are joining forces to reach out to the business community about economic development in Kansas. The organizations announced plans Wednesday for a Hispanic business forum on Oct. 23 at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita. The event is hosted by the Kansas Hispanic and Latin American Affairs Commission along with […]

Merriam OKs Deal For Google Fiber

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The Merriam City Council has approved a deal that will bring Google Fiber to the Kansas City suburb. The city council approved the deal Monday. Merriam becomes the 17th city in the Kansas City market to come to terms with Google for the construction of a fiber-based network. The network promises upload and download speeds […]

Fort Hood Gunman Will Head To Fort Leavenworth

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The soldier sentenced to death for the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, Texas will be heading to the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. A military jury sentenced Major Nidal Hasan to death on Wednesday. Officials say Hasan will be taken back to a county jail and then transported on the first available military flight […]

Court Nominee Floods Panel With Documents

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Kansas Court of Appeals nominee Caleb Stegall has submitted more than 300 pages of documents to a legislative committee that will review his appointment by Gov. Sam Brownback. In the materials he provided Wednesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Stegall said he has experience in “a wide variety of legal settings.” He is currently Brownback’s […]

Top Kansas Dem Questions GOP Gov’s Court Nominee

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The Kansas Senate’s top Democrat questions whether Republican Governor Sam Brownback’s nominee for the state Court of Appeals is qualified for the position. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley said Wednesday that Caleb Stegall isn’t qualified to serve on the state’s second-highest court if one or more district court judges also applied for the seat. Stegall […]

Hot A Little Longer

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 It will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot today with highs in the upper 90s.  Under sunny skies highs Friday and Saturday should end up at the century mark.  By Saturday night there will be a slight chance for showers and possibly a thundershower.  The chance for rain may linger into early Sunday […]

Royals Clobber Twins Behind Duffy and Perez

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Salvador Perez had four hits and two home runs, Danny Duffy pitched 6 2-3 shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 Wednesday night. Perez hit two-run homers in the fourth and eighth innings to power the Royals to their fourth straight win. Duffy (2-0) was called up from Triple-A before […]

ARTSConnect Awarded $10 K For Topeka Mural Project

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More murals will be popping up around Topeka thanks to a $10,000 grant awarded to the Topeka Mural Project. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is responsible for awarding the funds but the grant requires matching dollars. Sarah Fizell, executive director for ArtsConnect says the money will be worth it because the current mural is […]

Greg Sharpe Talks Huskers on 580 Sports Talk

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Greg Sharpe, the voice of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, joined Jake and Mark on Wednesday’s 580 Sports Talk. They previewed Nebraska’s prospects this season and how the Big Ten stacks up in the college football landscape in 2013. Click below to listen.      

High Temperatures Return To Kansas; Public Urged To Use Caution

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High temperatures have returned to Kansas, increasing the risk of heat stroke and other heat-related dangers. Kansas Division of Emergency Management officials are urging Kansans to take extra precautions. Heat dangers The extreme heat and rising heat indices pose a danger to both people and their pets. Kansans are advised to stay out of the […]

Topeka West Football Head Coach John Tetuan Previews 2013 Season

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580 Sports Talk continues its 2013 preview of the nine Shawnee County football teams. Last Thursday, we chatted with Shawnee Heights Head Coach Jason Swift. Friday we talked with Seaman Head Coach Blake Pierce, Monday we talked with Topeka High’s Walt Alexander. On Tuesday Hayden Head Coach Bill Arnold joined Jake and Mark to preview the Wildcats football […]

Green Jobs Bring Greenbacks And Accolades To Kansas

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It’s a first for the State of Kansas — ranking in the top ten nationwide when it comes to ‘green’ job creation. Judith Albert, Executive Director of Environmental Entrepreneurs, otherwise known as E-2, said,  “It’s really a function of a transmission line that’s being built through Kansas and Missouri by Grain Belt Express Clean Line, […]

VIDEO: Marking 50 Years Since ‘I Have A Dream’

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Marking 50 Years Since ‘I Have A Dream’ From Washington, DC to Juneau, Alaska, bells will be ringing today to mark the moment when Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington 50 years ago today. Organizers say people at more than 300 sites in nearly every state will take part […]

Kan. Gov. Guards Applicants’ Names

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s office is releasing a month’s worth of calendars for him and three top aides but isn’t disclosing the applicants for a state Court of Appeals seat. The governor’s office responded Wednesday to an open records request from the League of Women Voters. It requested the calendars following Brownback’s nomination last week […]

Kan. Inmate Serving Life Gets Parole

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Parole has been granted to a woman who’s served more than 30 years in prison for her role in the murder of a Wichita restaurant manager. 55-year-old Regina Baldwin is one of two women convicted of first-degree murder in the 1983 death of Julie Rosenhamer. Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay says the Kansas […]

Work Release Inmate Doesn’t Return To Lyon County

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Authorities in eastern Kansas are searching for an inmate who didn’t return from a work release program. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department says 34-year-old Justin Neighbors was allowed out of the Lyon County Jail on work release and did not return Friday as expected. Records show Neighbors was incarcerated on drug charges. Authorities say Neighbors […]

Fire Damages Southwest Topeka Pizza Hut

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A fire at a southwest Topeka Pizza Hut is under investigation. Fire crews were called to the business near 21st and Gage Blvd. just before midnight Wednesday. When they arrived on scene, heavy smoke could be seen coming from the back of the building. Employees inside the store tell crews they noticed the lights flickering […]

Health Advisory Lifted For Rivers In Junction City

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The public health advisory for the Smoky Hill and Kansas Rivers has been lifted by the City of Junction City. The advisory was issued on August 22nd in response to a short-term failure in the wastewater disinfection system at the Junction City Southwest Wastewater Plant. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducted water quality […]

Lawrence Prohibits Couches On Front Porches

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Students in Lawrence will no longer be able to hang out on couches on their front porches. The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday passed a citywide ban on upholstered furniture on porches, decks and patios. The city says landlords, not tenants, will be fined for violating the ban at rental properties. Fines will start at […]

Kan. Labor Officials Paint Improving Economy

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A Kansas labor economist says the state’s outlook continues to improve but that it will take three to five years to determine how much growth can be attributed to recent cuts in the state’s income tax rates. The assessment Wednesday was part of the annual “State of Labor” address by Kansas Department of Labor Secretary […]

Kansas House Of BTK Victim Sells At Auction

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The house where one of the victims of the BTK serial killer was murdered has sold at auction for far less than its appraised value. The Park City home sold Tuesday to the highest bidder for $35,000. The three-bedroom home had been appraised for about $60,000. Auctioneer Jack Newcom reminded the crowd before the bidding […]

Sporting KC earns 2-0 road win over CD Olimpia

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Sporting Kansas City grabbed sole possession of first place in CONCACAF Champions League Group 2 with a 2-0 win over CD Olimpia Tuesday night in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Soony Saad scored a goal in each half as Sporting KC posted their second consecutive shutout in the tournament. Sporting KC has two home games remaining in the […]

Kansas Court Nominee Faces Disclosure Deadline

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Kansas Court of Appeals nominee Caleb Stegall is preparing to answer questions in writing and provide documents to a legislative committee that will review his appointment by Gov. Sam Brownback. Stegall faces a Wednesday afternoon deadline for submitting a completed questionnaire to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He will also provide copies of policy statements, memos […]

Child Dies At Kansas City Day Care

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Kansas City, Kan., police say an 11-month-old boy died after being found unresponsive at a day care center. Firefighters were called to the Advantage Child Care Center Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Kan. Workers said the toddler had been fussy and they thought he might be teething. They checked on him every 15 minutes while he […]

Some Wichita Residents Displaced By Fire Are Refugees

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Some of the 70 residents left homeless by a fire at a Wichita apartment complex are war refugees from Myanmar. Five people were injured, none critically, when Tuesday’s fire heavily damaged a building at the Ashley Lane Apartments in Wichita. The Episcopal Wichita Area Refugee Ministry says eight families with a total of 28 people […]

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Hot weather will be around into the last and unofficial end of summer holiday weekend.  Highs today will return to the mid 90s.  The humidity levels will also be a little higher than yesterday which will allow for a heat index in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees at the hottest time of day […]

Shields Leads Royals Past Twins

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James Shields was sharp for 7 1-3 innings, Alex Gordon had three RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals scored five runs in the eighth inning to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday. Shields was the key part in the deal that sent top prospect Wil Myers to Tampa Bay in the offseason struck out […]

Hays Bus Driver Fired For Leaving Two On School Bus

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A northwest Kansas school bus driver has been fired after leaving two young siblings locked in the bus, making for what one of them called a “bad day.” The incident happened Monday in Hays, where 6-year-old Kaden Dempsey and his 5-year-old sister, Macey, were riding a bus for the first time. Video from the vehicle’s […]

Cargill To Invest $48 Million In Dodge City Packing Plant

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Cargill Beef says it will spend $48 million to install an automated order distribution system at its Dodge City meatpacking plant. The Wichita-based company said Tuesday the system will be housed in a specially built 62,000-square-foot facility. Construction is to begin late this year, with the new system expected to be in operation by the spring […]

Dozens Displaced By Wichita Apartment Fire

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Authorities in Wichita say a three-alarm fire at an apartment building caused about $1.75 million in damage. The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex in the southeastern part of the city. Five people were treated for smoke inhalation, and the Red Cross opened a shelter to help some of the […]

Kansas Senator Says President Must Strike Syria

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Sen. Pat Roberts says he doubts the U.S. can avoid a military strike in Syria following reports that its government used chemical weapons in the civil war there. But the Kansas Republican also said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should address the nation and get the consent of Congress for military action. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports […]

Royals Make Roster Moves

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired minor league pitcher Clayton Mortensen from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Quintin Berry.  In addition, the Royals also agreed to terms with first baseman Carlos Pena on a minor league contract.  Both Mortensen and Pena will be assigned to Triple-A Omaha.  Mortensen, […]

Hayden Football Head Coach Bill Arnold Previews the 2013 Season

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580 Sports Talk continues its 2013 preview of the nine Shawnee County football teams. Last Thursday, we chatted with Shawnee Heights Head Coach Jason Swift. Friday we talked with Seaman Head Coach Blake Pierce, Monday we talked with Topeka High’s Walt Alexander. On Tuesday Hayden Head Coach Bill Arnold joined Jake and Mark to preview the Wildcats […]

UPDATE: No Foul Play In Reported Attempted Abduction

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According to a news release from the Topeka Police Department, after conducting multiple interviews based on tips from witnesses, Crime Stoppers and Nixle,  and viewing surveillance video, police were able to locate the white van involved in yesterday’s incident. Upon receiving further information from both the victim and the individuals inside of the van at […]

Citizen Tip Leads To Arrest

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Today around 2:30 p.m. a man stole a tip jar from Las Fuentes Restaurant. 22-year-old Christopher Barker from Topeka walked into the restaurant at 3656 S. Topeka Blvd, spoke Spanish to the restaurant staff before running away. A citizen called in a tip that lead to Barker’s arrest and he was arrested and taken to […]

Gas Line Break Forces Evacuation Of Building At Forbes Field

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A gas leak at Forbes Field has been fixed, but not before it forced the evacuation of almost 40 employees with the Kansas National Guard. Sharon Watson, spokesperson for the Guard, says a leak on the southwest side of hanger 682 forced the evacuation of the floor mechanics in a neighboring hangar. The leak started […]

Ex-KU Student Sentenced To Probation In Assault

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A former University of Kansas student has been placed on 18 months of probation in the sexual assault of a 19-year-old female student at a dormitory. Jeremy R. Ruzas was sentenced Monday after he pleaded no contest in July to aggravated battery. He was arrested in February after a female student reported Ruzas assaulted her […]

Hays Area House Fire Injures Three

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Three people have been injured in a house fire in the Hays area. The fire destroyed the two-story home Monday. Ellis County Rural Fire Chief Dick Klaus says three people were taken to the hospital by ambulance, but he didn’t know the extent of their injuries. He says the house was fully engulfed in flames […]

MO Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident Near Lawrence

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Douglas County authorities say a Missouri man died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident near Lawrence. County Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Lewis says 61-year-old Randall Lusk of El Dorado Springs, Mo., died early Tuesday. He was injured Monday night in an accident on Kansas 59 just south of Baldwin City. Lewis says deputies responding […]

Defendant To Stand Trial Again In 1997 Rape Case

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A man who was convicted in the 1997 rape of a University of Kansas student will go on trial again next January. Forty-year-old Robert Grey originally was sentenced in 2009 to 26 years in prison for rape. Prosecutors said he kidnapped a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint from a campus parking lot, took her to a […]

Sporting KC Takes on CD Olimpia in CONCACAF

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    Sporting Kansas City remains on the road for their second CONCACAF Champions League group stage match, facing CD Olimpia of Honduras at Estadio Nacional on Tuesday. The game will air live on FOX Soccer Plus at 9 p.m. CT or can be streamed online with FOX Soccer 2Go (currently offering a two-week free […]

Person Barricaded Inside Home After Domestic Disturbance

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A report of a disturbance led to a man barricading himself inside a home near Washburn University early Tuesday morning. Officers were called to 2076 SW Washburn Ave. at around 4:50 a.m. and discovered 22-year-old Zacheriah Woodward was inside the residence and armed with a handgun. Two other people were also inside the home. Responding officers […]

Nearing Triple Digits

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The heat will continue to gradually build across Kansas for the rest of this week as high temperatures today return to the mid 90s.  Tomorrow and Thursday will see temperatures inching into the upper 90s.  Friday and Saturday could provide our last chance at triple digit heat for the year.  Temperatures for Sunday and Monday […]

Fire Destroys Home In East Topeka

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A fire destroyed a home in east Topeka early Tuesday morning. The Topeka Fire Department responded to 438 SE Gray at 3:15 a.m. and had the fire out by 4:30. The Red Cross was called in to assist eight people who lived in the home, six kids and two adults. Luckily, no injuries were reported.

Kevin Haskin on 580 Sports Talk 8/26/13

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Kevin Haskin, columnist for the Topeka Capital-Journal, joined Jake on Monday’s 580 Sports Talk. They talked about Gary Woodland, college football and the Chiefs among other sports topics. Click below to listen to their conversation. Kevin Haskin

Royals Crush Rays in Make-Up Game

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The Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie held down Wil Myers and the Tampa Bay Rays over five innings and Kansas City rolled to an 11-1 victory Monday in the makeup of a snowed-out game from early May. Guthrie (13-10) allowed six hits and three walks but twice delivered timely strikeouts. He fanned Kelly Johnson with two aboard […]

Man Runs From Shawnee Co. Courthouse After Probation Is Revoked

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On August 26th, 2013, at approximately 1:35pm, an adult male fled from a Shawnee County Court Services Officer when he learned his probation was being revoked.  Roy A. Heutt, 26, of Topeka, fled the courthouse and ran out of an alarmed emergency exit located on the northwest corner of the building.  The Court Services Officer […]

3-Year-Old Child Nearly Drowns In Kiddy Pool

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A 3-year-old child is expected to be ok, after she nearly drowns in a kiddy pool Monday morning. According to 911 dispatchers, emergency crews from Silver Lake Fire were called to a home in the 3800 block of NW Menoken Rd. for the report of a possible drowning. When crews arrived on scene, they found […]

Wichita Boy Says Drunk Dad Told Him To Drive For Food

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Wichita police say a 12-year-old boy told them he was driving a car to get his dad and a friend, who were both drunk, something to eat. Police pulled the boy over early Sunday because the car was being driven erratically. A passenger, who police say appeared to be intoxicated, was with him. Police spokesman […]

Soldiers Being Called Heroes After Junction City Stabbing

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Three soldiers are being called heroes after they jumped into action earlier this month. One while a man was being attacked and stabbed, two others after they found four people injured.  On August 10th, four people were stabbed after a night out near the intersection of 6th & Jackson. 21-year-old Colin McCarty of Sierra Vista, […]

Is Coke The Same As It Was 127 Years Ago? Maybe

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Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside a steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Cameras monitor the area to make sure the formula stays a secret. But in a sign that the surveillance is as much about theater as reality, the images that pop up on video screens are of smiling […]

Hutch Pair Ready To Chase Storms In ‘Tank’

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A Kansas couple has combined their passion for storm chasing and a love of customizing cars by building what they call a tornado-hunting tank. Steve Worthington and Stacy Valentine enjoy driving straight into thunderstorms to see what’s happening. But Worthington says they got tired of having their cars damaged by large hail and high winds. […]

Lawrence Considers Switching Bus Power Source

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Lawrence city leaders are putting the brakes on plans to purchase new buses for their public transportation fleet to give another look at using compressed natural gas as a power source. The city had planned to buy three diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses, but the lower cost of natural gas is prompting a second look. […]