KTKA 49 ABC News, Topeka, received five awards from The Associated Press for stations in Kansas and Missouri.
The awards, presented Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.: First place, Best Sportscast, for "The Locker Room Show"; first place, Best Spot News, for "May Flood"; first place, Enterprise Story, for "Superhero AG"; second place, Enterprise Story, for "Houses From Hell"; and second place, Best Newscast, "KTKA 49 ABC News at 10."
The awards reflect the station's ongoing ability to make a difference in news coverage, said Ike Walker, news director.
"Every day, this team shows the dedication and innovation to produce award-winning stories and newscasts that impact the lives of our viewers here in northeast Kansas," Walker said.
KTKA 49 ABC News - channel 12 on Sunflower Broadband - is a division of Free State Communications LLC, which is owned by The World Company, the Lawrence-based media company that also owns the Journal-World.