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Penn Gaming Gets in Casino Game

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Penn National Gaming Inc. proposed a $500 million project built in two phases. There would be a casino with 2,000 slot machines and a 250-room hotel with ancillary facilities.

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Westar Wants Another Rate Hike

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The latest round of rate increases would cover costs associated with the company's transmission system, environmental upgrades to its plants and its investments in wind farms.

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Charges Filed in Oct. Fatal Acccident

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Charges have been filed against a driver involved in a fatal accident last October. Forty-one year old Stephen Forgy was taken into custody Monday.

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Charges Filed in Motel Six Shooting

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Phillip Tyrone Williams faces one count of aggravated robbery and another of possession of a narcotic with the intent to sell as well as two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

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Lawyer Says Prosecutors' Request Has 'Cleared' Stevens

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Former Republican Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska has been "cleared" by the Justice Department's request to dismiss his federal corruption convictions and drop all charges against him, his lawyer said Wednesday.

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Woman Driving Wrong Way on I-70 Charged

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Shawnee County D.A. Chad Taylor today filed one count of involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol against 38-year old Evelyn Brooks.

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Man Involved in TPD Shooting Arrested

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Topeka police arrested one of two brothers shot during an altercation with four off-duty TPD officers in 2008. Daniel Llamas was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving early Tuesday morning.

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Nursing Home Safety

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The tragic nursing home shooting in North Carolina is sparking assisted-living facilities in Northeast Kansas to go over their security measures.

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Ohio man charged with drunken driving on bar stool

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.

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Helicopter with 16 People Down in North Sea

Updated: 04/01/2009 - A helicopter returning from a North Sea oil platform went down off the northeast coast of Scotland on Wednesday with 16 people on board, and police said at least eight were killed.

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Technology Opens Promise, Perils of Ocean Mining

Updated: 04/01/2009 - There's gold in that thar sea floor. Silver, copper, zinc and lead, too. The problem is, it's a mile or two underwater and encased in massive mineral deposits that layer a dark, mysterious world. But new technology and worldwide demand have combined to make mining for these metals economically feasible for the first time.

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Mom: Wife of NC Rampage Suspect had just Left Him

Updated: 04/01/2009 - A nurse's assistant whose estranged husband is accused of fatally shooting eight people at the nursing home where she worked recently left the man after their second marriage to each other in two decades, her mother said.

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Kan. Legislators Pass Bill on Sexual Predators

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Kansas legislators have passed a bill limiting how many violent sexual predators can be housed in a single county while they're waiting to be released from custody.

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Authorities seize Bernard Madoff's 2 boats in Fla.

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Federal authorities seized disgraced financier Bernard Madoff's vintage yacht and a smaller boat from two Florida marinas early Wednesday, part of an effort to recoup assets to pay back his swindled investors. The 55-foot yacht named "Bull" and a 24-foot motor boat were taken from marinas on Florida's east coast, said Barry Golden, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service. The yacht, a 1969 Rybovich, is worth $2.2 million.

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