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AP Sources: Feds Arrests One In McNair Killing

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Federal agents have arrested a convicted felon for allegedly providing the gun later used to kill ex-NFL quarterback Steve McNair, The Associated Press learned Friday.

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Debbie Rowe Sues Woman Over TV Interview

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Michael Jackson's ex-wife Deborah Rowe is striking back at a woman who claimed in a TV interview that Rowe told her she didn't want custody of the pop star's children.

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Regulators Mull Future Of Kansas Racetracks

Updated: 07/17/2009 - The commission moved last year toward revoking the tracks' licenses because they weren't running races. But the owners persuaded the commission to put off revocations to see whether legislators would revise a law allowing slot machines at racetracks.

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Dedication For Expanded Hwy. 69 Set

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Kansas Department of Transportation plans a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony next week for the expanded stretch of U.S. 69 between Louisburg and Fort Scott.

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Boot Hill Museum Unveils New Exhibit Sunday

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The exhibit, called The First Union Church Building, tells how several churches helped the town transition from an isolated outpost on the frontier to a civilized permanent city.

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NOW RebuildsIn Wichita After Tiller Shooting

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women is working to rebuild its abortion rights activities in the state following the death of Dr. George Tiller.

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13 Year-Old Girl Dies In Police Chase

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Cherokee County sheriff's deputies say the accident occurred Thursday night on U.S. 69 just south of Pittsburg. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Cherokee County sheriff's deputies were chasing a Nissan Maxima when it rear-ended a Pontiac Vibe.

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Topekan Pleads Guilty To Five Robberies

Lenard Chauncy Dixon

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Lenard Chauncy Dixon was charged with five counts of armed robbery and one county of unlawful possession of a firearm. He admitted committing the robberies in Topeka between Aug. 5-24 in 2007.

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Budget Cuts Force KDHE To End Meth Lab Cleanup Program

Posted: 07/17/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Friday that it will discontinue the Clandestine Drug Lab Response Program, effective immediately. The program helped law enforcement with about 170 illegal drug labs last year.

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State Unemployment Rate Hits 7%

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Labor Secretary Jim Garner said Friday that Kansans are receiving between $20 million and $21 million in unemployment benefits a week. That figure includes $4 million in emergency federal benefits.

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Wichita Man Gets Maximum For 2nd Degree Murder

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Felton Talib Williams Jr., 29, was convicted last month of second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Kenneth White on Sept. 1, 2008, after a break-in at White's home.

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GOP Senators Weigh Options For Sotomayor

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor's success at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing has some Republicans in a tight spot, with conservative senators forced to weigh the political calculus of voting on the court's first Latina nominee, who also is the first liberal nominee in 15 years.

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Bank of America Posts 2Q Profit, Surpasses Street

Updated: 07/17/2009 - Bank of America became the third big bank with better than expected earnings, reporting a $2.42 billion second-quarter profit even as losses from failed loans continued to rise.

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Pope Has Surgery After Breaking Wrist In A Fall

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Pope Benedict XVI broke his right wrist in a fall in his chalet while vacationing in the Italian Alps and underwent successful surgery Friday, hospital officials and the Vatican said.

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13 News Tip Leads Police To Dead Body

Updated: 07/17/2009 - A tip called in to 13 News led Topeka Police to a dead body Thursday afternoon. The person has been described as a white male, and has not been identified yet.

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LA Man Arrested In Wife's High-Seas Death

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A Los Angeles man was arrested Thursday for allegedly murdering his wife three days into a five-day cruise to Mexico, turning the luxury oceanliner into a crime scene as it sailed through the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

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Stage For French Madonna Show Collapses; 1 Dead

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The roof of a stage being built for a Madonna concert in the French port city of Marseille collapsed Thursday, leaving one worker dead and nine injured, city officials said

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