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Highland Park H.S. Unveils New Mural

Posted: 08/03/2009 - More than a hundred students from the Topeka area contributed to the program, including students from the YWCA Adopt-a-School program, YWCA Kids Quest Summer Adventure Camp, and Topeka's first Freedom School.

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Roberts Discusses Scott Speicher

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Speicher's remains were found buried in the Iraqi desert, close to where his fighter jet went down in the first couple hours of the Persian Gulf War.

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Local Churches Hand Out Semi Load Of Food

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Starting around 11 a.m., Randal Ministries and the Family Church of God distributed food to anyone in need. Volunteers passed out food until the entire truck was emptied.

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Grape Escape Auction Opens Early - Online

Updated: 08/03/2009 - TPAC Marketing Manager Erin Aldridge called the process, "an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our live auction items to supporters who may be unable to attend the event."

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Obama Administration Presses Senate On 'Clunkers'

Updated: 08/03/2009 - The Obama administration pushed for an additional $2 billion after serving notice over the weekend that the program could expire as early as this week unless the Senate acts.

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AP Sources: Military-Civilian Terror Prison Eyed

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison.

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Turbulence Slams Continental Jet, At Least 26 Hurt

Updated: 08/03/2009 - A Continental Airlines jet carrying 179 people from Brazil to Texas hit severe turbulence over the Atlantic early Monday, injuring at least 26 - including four seriously - and forcing an emergency landing in Miami, officials said.

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Trial Begins For Gove Farmer's Death

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The death initially was believed to be a farm accident, after Walter Stevenson's body was found wedged between the bed of a truck and its frame. But unspecified discrepancies prompted investigators to revisit the case.

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Federal Stimulus Used For Goodland Airport Repairs

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Goodland City Manager Doug Gerber says the project will cost about $784,000. Goodland received $588,116 in federal stimulus money and the city used airport entitlement money for the rest the project.

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Elder Svaty Takes Over For Son In Kansas House

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The 108th District Democratic precinct chose the elder Svaty during a meeting on Sunday. Josh Svaty's term in the Legislature ends in January 2011.

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Construction Spending Rises Unexpectedly

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Construction spending rose for the second time in three months in June as residential building increased, fresh evidence that the housing sector may be recovering.

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Manufacturing, Banking Reports Lift Stocks

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Fresh signs of healing in the manufacturing and banking industries are giving investors reason to extend a powerful July rally into a second month.

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Lengthy To-do List For Jackson Hearing

Posted: 08/03/2009 - The handlers of Michael Jackson's probate and guardianship cases have a full slate at a hearing meant to tackle a number of estate and family issues.

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AP Analysis: Foreclosures Stabilize In Key States

Posted: 08/03/2009 - Even as Americans suffer rising unemployment, foreclosure rates in three states hit hardest by the housing bust — California, Arizona and Florida — stabilized in June, offering hope that the worst of the real estate crisis is over.

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Scare at Highland Park High School

Updated: 08/02/2009 - Topeka Police said someone called in saying someone had broken into Highland Park High School. Several fire personnel and police officers responded but found nothing.

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Bit Players Pulled Into Gates Race Controversy

Posted: 08/02/2009 - They weren't invited to the Rose Garden to hoist beers with President Barack Obama, yet their lives have been turned upside-down by the encounter between a black Harvard scholar and a white Cambridge, Mass., police officer.

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Franken Enjoying New Role

Posted: 08/02/2009 - Just weeks into his Senate term, Al Franken's portfolio compares favorably to any of the Senate's freshman members. He loves policy. He has signed on as co-sponsor to a half dozen bills, asked thoughtful questions of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and immersed himself in a thorny debate over health care reform.

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Congress Curious About Medal Of Honor Math

Posted: 08/02/2009 - Nearly eight years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have left 4,000 soldiers killed in action, more than 34,000 wounded — and only six considered worthy of the nation's highest military award for battlefield valor.

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