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BRB Contractors Celebrates 50 Years

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Nearly 200 people turned out for a reception Friday night marking BRB Contractors 50 years in business.

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Loan Business Held Up in S. Topeka

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A suspect robbed the Cash Loans & Car titles at 3601 S. Topeka Blvd. just after 6pm Friday. A clerk was hit in the head with a gun and taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

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Motorcyclist Killed in Hwy. 75 & S. Topeka Blvd. Crash

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A motorcyclist was killed in an accident at Hwy. 75 and S. Topeka Blvd. It happened just before 5:30 pm Friday. Authorities say the biker southbound in the northbound lanes and collided head-on with an SUV.

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AG Six Honored For Guard Support

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and reserve presented the Attorney General with its Patriot Award.

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Bong! Big Ben Rings in its 150th Anniversary

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Defiantly low-tech yet accurate to the second, Big Ben is having its 150th birthday Sunday, its Victorian chimes carrying the sound of Britain into the 21st century.

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KU Head Coming from University of North Carolina

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The Kansas Board of Regents on Friday announced the appointment of Bernadette Gray-Little at KU Chancellor. Gray-Little is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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KCC Approves Rate Hike for Westar Energy

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a rate increase for Westar Energy. North customers will see monthly bills increase an average $2.95. The average monthly increase is $0.88 for the south region.

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Principal Files Complaint over Missed High-five

Updated: 05/29/2009 - EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- What do you call a high-five that misses? Many would just call it awkward, but an El Paso school principal calls it assault. The misfire came last week when schools superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was giving principals high-fives while celebrating state test scores. When Garcia came to Barron Elementary School principal Mary Helen Lechuga and she didn't raise her hand, he tapped her on the head instead.

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Leno Gets Set to Leave the `Most Wonderful Job'

Updated: 05/29/2009 - BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- It took a radio disc jockey to remind Jay Leno where he'll stand in "Tonight Show" history when he walks off the stage for the last time Friday.

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Boyle Web Sensation: A Massive Missed Opportunity?

Updated: 05/29/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- The final act of the year's biggest pop culture sensation will not be seen on TVs, beamed out to multiplexes or heard much on the airwaves. Well, at least not in America.

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N. Korea Test-fires Missile

Updated: 05/29/2009 - YEONPYEONG, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea warned Friday it would act in "self-defense" if provoked by the U.N. Security Council, which is considering tough sanctions over the communist country's nuclear test, and followed the threat with the test launch of another short-range missile.

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Obama Calling for Better Security for Computers

Updated: 05/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling digital security a top priority, whether it's guarding the computer systems that keep the lights on in the city and direct airliners to the right runway or those protecting customers who pay their bills online.

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Economy Sinks at a 5.7 Percent Pace in 1Q

Updated: 05/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy sank at a 5.7 percent pace in the first quarter as the brute force of the recession carried over into this year. However, many analysts believe activity isn't shrinking nearly as much now as the downturn flashes signs of letting up.

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Venus Out at French Open

Updated: 05/29/2009 - PARIS (AP) -- Venus Williams was eliminated from the French Open on Friday, losing in the third round of the clay-court major for the third straight year.

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Borrowers with Good Credit Fuel Foreclosures in 1Q

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The mortgage crisis is spreading and hitting new heights: Borrowers with good credit now make up the largest share of foreclosures as job losses and pay cuts exact their toll.

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Woman in Disney Abduction Hoax to Return to Pa.

Updated: 05/29/2009 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman accused in an abduction hoax that began near Philadelphia and ended at Walt Disney World waived her extradition rights and will be sent back to Pennsylvania to face charges of filing a false report and identity theft.

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Ex-Kmart CEO Back on Witness Stand in Civil Trial

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission tried to raise doubts Thursday about the credibility of a former Kmart Corp. chief executive as the government's civil fraud trial moved toward a conclusion.

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Kan. to Delay School Aid Payment in Budget Crunch

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Kansas' budget director says the state will delay payments to public schools to avoid a budget deficit. State officials expect tax collections in May to fall about $100 million short of expectations.

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Farm Group Questions Highway Route

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A group of farmers is asking transportation officials to change the proposed route of a widened highway in central Kansas.

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