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Man charged with strangling ex-girlfriend, 4 kids

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A community college student who was strangled along with her four young children had just broken off her relationship with the burly ex-convict now accused of the slayings, the woman's mother said Wednesday.

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No credible terror threats seen for Super Bowl

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A U.S. intelligence report says there is no credible threat of terrorist attacks at the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, but police said Wednesday that visitors should still expect the type of heavy security typical of every Super Bowl since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Ex-investment officer claims NM wasted $90 million

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A former investment officer for the state's educational pension program claims New Mexico taxpayers lost more than $90 million in an alleged "pay-to-play" scheme in which political contributions to Gov. Bill Richardson influenced the awarding of investment business.

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NY Senate poll favors Cuomo, but gov doesn't care

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Media buzz and a new poll make the selection of New York's next U.S. senator look like a race between Democratic titans named Cuomo and Kennedy, but the one New Yorker who will make the decision disagrees.

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No credible terror threats seen for Super Bowl

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A U.S. intelligence report says there is no credible threat of terrorist attacks at the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, but police said Wednesday that visitors should still expect the type of heavy security typical of every Super Bowl since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Ex-investment officer claims NM wasted $90 million

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A former investment officer for the state's educational pension program claims New Mexico taxpayers lost more than $90 million in an alleged "pay-to-play" scheme in which political contributions to Gov. Bill Richardson influenced the awarding of investment business.

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Biting cold hits Northeast, keeps even skiers home

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The cold wave that stunned the nation's midsection expanded into the Northeast on Wednesday with subzero temperatures and biting wind that kept even some winter sports fans at home.

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Ex-cop charged with murder in Calif. shooting

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A former transit police officer has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an unarmed and allegedly restrained black man in a racially charged case that has outraged residents and community leaders and set off violent protests.

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Ind. money manager charged in ill-fated flight

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A daredevil money manager whose run from ruin was halted when investigators interrupted his suicide attempt at a Florida campground found his legal problems compounded Wednesday as authorities filed federal charges against him in the three-day ordeal.

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Biting Cold Hits Northeast, Keeps Even Skiers Home

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The cold wave that stunned the nation's midsection expanded into the Northeast on Wednesday with subzero temperatures and biting wind that kept even some winter sports fans at home. The wind chill hit 33 below zero during the night at Massena, N.Y., and the National Weather Service predicted actual temperatures nearly that low in parts of the region by Thursday night. The weather service said Flint, Mich., set a record low early Wednesday at 19 degrees below zero.

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Hiller Seeks Dist. 1 Seat

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Long time director of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. announces that she plans to join the race for Topeka City Council's First District seat.

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Capitol Federal Meets With Shareholders; Chairman Retires

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Capitol Federal held its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. The company reports 2008 profits up more than 60-percent from 2007. They also announced Jack Dicus will retire as Board Chairman after 20 years in that position.

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Jennifer Hudson to Sing at the Super Bowl

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Jennifer Hudson is using pop culture's grandest stage - the Super Bowl - to make her return to the spotlight following the slayings of her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.

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Toth Appears in Federal Court

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Former Topeka Dr. John Toth has his first federal court hearing on 13 counts accusing him of selling a bogus microscope and phony drug to diagnose and treat Lyme disease.

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GOP Lays Out Legislative Agenda

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Improving the state's financial picture is the driving force behind priorities set by the Kansas House Republicans.

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ALA Report Card Flunks Kansas

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The American Lung Association flunks Kansas in its annual report card on smoking in three out of four categories. And the fourth was just a notch above an "F.''

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Jury Trial Set for Woman Accused of Hitting Lawrence Police Officer

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A Topeka woman accused of hitting a Lawrence police officer during a high speed will head to jury trial in March. A Douglas County judge ruled there is enough evidence for her to stand trial on eleven charges including aggravated assault and aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer.

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Historic Initiative to Count Homeless Population

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Temperatures are dropping, jobs are disappearing and the homeless know it. In fact, they feel it acutely every time the bitter wind howls a little stronger. The National Alliance to End Homelessness released a report on Tuesday that said Kansas experienced a 60 percent decrease in the number of homeless people. Yet the report uses numbers from 2005 to 2007, and does not reflect the current situation.

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