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Man Sentenced in "Renaissance" Case

Posted: 08/27/2009 - 68-year old Jesse Cota of California was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for defrauding the government of $1.3 million.

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Man Accused In Fight Pleads No Contest

Posted: 08/27/2009 - 34-year old Brian Wilson pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated battery with intentional, great bodily harm.

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Topeka Rescue Mission Opens New Store

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Topeka Rescue Mission Thrift Store has opened in a temporary location on North Kansas Avenue. Structural problems with a neighboring building forced them to leave their old location.

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Bizarre Details Emerge In Kidnapping Case

Updated: 08/27/2009 - A woman believed to be Jaycee Lee Dugard, who disappeared in 1991 at age 11, showed up in California. Authorities say her alleged abductor fathered two children with her and kept them in isolation in a secret backyard shed.

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California Police Say 1991 Kidnap Victim, Captor Had 2 Kids

Posted: 08/27/2009 - A 29-year-old woman who was kidnapped as an 11-year-old child in 1991 turned up at a California police station after 18 mysterious years. But there's even more to the story than her re-appearance after all that time.

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Bennett Endorses Tiahrt in Senate Race

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The conservative icon and former Reagan Administration officials calls Tiahrt a "leader in the conservative movement."

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Jenkins Apologizes, I Was Unaware Of Connotations

Updated: 08/27/2009 - At a town hall meeting in Hiawatha on the Aug. 19, the Republican representative told the crowd that the GOP was looking for "a great white hope" to stop president Obama's political agenda.

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Westar Announces Dividends

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Topeka-based utility will pay thirty cents a share on common stock as well as regular quarterly dividends for the company's 4.25%, 4.5%, 5% series preferred stocks.

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Military Examines Battle Policy Of Moving Wounded Within 1 Hour

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The U.S. military in Afghanistan may be rethinking its so-called "golden hour" policy of evacuating wounded troops off the battlefield to major trauma centers within 60 minutes of being injured, an official said Wednesday.

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Dream saved from death by 30-second plea

Posted: 08/27/2009 - High school athletic director Brian Bordainick felt like he'd been shot when he learned the crushing news about his "9th Ward Field of Dreams" project.

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'John schools' try to change attitudes about paid sex

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The accused came from all walks of life: Retirees, dads and twentysomethings. An engineer, a business owner and an auto worker. A man in a wheelchair. Men in need of Spanish or Farsi translators.

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More College Grads Bank Future On Private Student Loans

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Kristin Schlaud brimmed with pride when she became the first in her blue-collar family to make it to college. But three years after law school, she is completely broke, saddled with almost a quarter-million dollar debt.

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Bernanke Robbed By "Big Head"

Posted: 08/27/2009 - If you think powerful people are impervious to identity theft, think again. Newsweek reports that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and his wife, Anna, were two of hundreds of victims in an elaborate, countrywide crime ring run by a scam artist known as "Big Head." The group, which goes by the street name "Cannon to the Wiz," is suspected of stealing more than $2.1 million.

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Bernanke Robbed By "Big Head"

Posted: 08/27/2009 - If you think powerful people are impervious to identity theft, think again. Newsweek reports that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke and his wife, Anna, were two of hundreds of victims in an elaborate, countrywide crime ring run by a scam artist known as "Big Head." The group, which goes by the street name "Cannon to the Wiz," is suspected of stealing more than $2.1 million.

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