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Tropical Storm Danny Forms

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Tropical Storm Danny formed Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Stocks Rebound On New Home Sales

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Stocks erased losses, turning higher Wednesday morning, after better-than-expected reports on new home sales and durable goods orders added to signs that the recession is ending.

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Michigan Court Allows More Control Over Courtroom Attire

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Michigan’s Supreme Court issued an order Tuesday allowing lower state courts to “exercise reasonable control” over the appearance of witnesses and parties — a rule change that had been proposed after a Muslim woman refused to remove an Islamic garment in a small claims court.

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Pilots Call For Ban On Air Shipments Of Lithium Batteries

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The nation’s largest pilots’ union is asking the government to ban shipments of lithium batteries on all passenger and cargo planes, saying the batteries appeared to have erupted in smoke or flames on three planes in the last two months.

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Venezuela Prepares To Sever Ties With Colombia

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that he is preparing to break off diplomatic relations with Colombia over the neighboring country’s plan to allow American troops access to its military bases.

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Feds: Banker Charged In $74 Million Loan Scheme

Updated: 08/26/2009 - A banker — who claims to have been nominated for a U.S. ambassadorship in the 1990s — was arrested Tuesday on bank fraud charges in an attempt to scam $74 million from Citibank, prosecutors said.

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Kansas National Guard Hosts Race Car Driver Tina Stull

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Race car driver Tina Stull will be signing autographs and handing out a limited number of racing tickets to members of the military during these appearances. Stull will be racing in the Lucas Oil NHRA Division Five at Heartland Park Topeka on Aug. 28-29. All military personal with valid ID will receive one free admission to the races.

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Topeka Fire Department Gets 6 New Vehicles

Posted: 08/26/2009 - The Topeka Fire Department has added six vehicles to the department’s fleet of light-duty apparatus. The department introduced the additions on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at a 9:30 a.m. press conference, where five of the vehicles were on display.

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Funeral Arrangements Set For Sen Edward Kennedy

Updated: 08/26/2009 - Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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Police Investigate Possible Shooting

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Topeka Police were investigating a possible shooting late Tuesday. The victim showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

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Chris Brown Sentenced for Beating Rihanna

Posted: 08/25/2009 - The pop singer must serve five years probation, perform six months of community labor for assaulting his pop star girlfriend before the Grammys last February.

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Topeka City Council Considers Smoking Ban

Updated: 08/26/2009 - The Topeka City Council will consider a smoking ban for the city. The ordinance would ban smoking in public places and places of employment. Councilwoman Deborah Swank, 6th District, introduced the ordinance as an amendment and extension of the current clean indoor air ordinance.

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SRS To Lay Off Workers

Posted: 08/25/2009 - SRS will soon lay off 15 of its workers go and 39 others will be forced to relocate.

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Governor Attends Board of Regents Annual Retreat

Posted: 08/25/2009 - Governor Mark Parkinson (D-Kansas) stressed the importance of higher education for the state's future, joining the Kansas Board of Regents at their annual retreat in Wichita Tuesday.

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KSU Campus Handling H1N1 Concerns

Posted: 08/25/2009 - K-State's newspaper reports two students who live off-campus are suspected of having the H1N1 virus.

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TFD Shows Off New Vehicles

Posted: 08/25/2009 - The Topeka Fire Dept. acquired six new vehicles to be used by various personnel. Three of them were purchased from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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USD 501 Teachers Ratify Agreement

Posted: 08/25/2009 - 85 percent of USD 501's teachers and certified staff voted to ratify a professional agreement. It now goes to the school board, which is expected to ratify the changes in September.

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