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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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No Forensic Match for Ammo in Blackwater Shooting

Updated: 04/01/2009 - FBI scientists were unable to match bullets from a deadly 2007 Baghdad shooting to guns carried by Blackwater Worldwide security guards, according to laboratory reports that leave open the possibility that insurgents also fired in the crowded intersection.

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Cop Who Stopped NFL Player in Hospital Lot Resigns

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The police officer who pulled out his gun and threatened an NFL player with jail instead of allowing him inside a hospital where his mother-in-law was dying resigned Wednesday.

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Cop who stopped NFL player in hospital lot resigns

Updated: 04/01/2009 - The police officer who pulled out his gun and threatened an NFL player with jail instead of allowing him inside a hospital where his mother-in-law was dying resigned Wednesday. Officer Robert Powell had been placed on leave for the March 18 incident when he stopped Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats' SUV outside Baylor Regional Medical Center in suburban Plano after the vehicle rolled through a red light. Moats' wife, Tamishia, and other relatives were also in the car.

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Obama accepts invitations to visit China, Russia

Updated: 04/01/2009 - President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to visit China later this year. The White House said Wednesday that Obama has accepted an invitation from President Hu Jintao. Obama and Hu met in London ahead of the G-20 economic summit.

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"Vote Yes" Group Holds Informational Meeting

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Some area residents learned a little about the news business, as well as the proposed one-half cent sales tax increase Topeka voters will decide Tuesday.

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Automakers post steep sales drops for March

Updated: 04/01/2009 - March proved to be another dismal month of steep declines for U.S. auto sales, as low consumer confidence and job uncertainty kept buyers away from showrooms.

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Republicans propose big tax cuts, spending curbs

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Republicans in the House Wednesday pressed a budget plan that would cut taxes and radically overhaul Medicare, offering a stark alternative to blueprints offered by President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies.

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