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Fort Leavenwrth MPs Deploying To Iraq

Updated: 08/05/2009 - A deployment ceremony was scheduled Wednesday for members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion.

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KDOT Slashes Allownces For Protective Gear

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The agency reduced the annual allowance from $250 to $150 in early July. The move came after Gov. Mark Parkinson imposed $160 million in adjustments to keep the current budget balanced.

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Parkinson Names New Secretary On Aging

Updated: 08/05/2009 - Gov. Parkinson names Martin Kennedy, who has been serving as interim secretary since June, the new Aging Secretary He had been the agency's deputy secretary and has served in management positions at Aging since 2004.

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Rainbow Closing Causes Child Care Concern

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Nearly 100 Wichita families, including dozens with special-needs children, are scrambling to find child care after Rainbows United filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Adm. Mullen's Landon Lecture Postponed

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Kansas State University officials say a Landon Lecture by Adm. Michael G. Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been postponed. Mullen was scheduled to give his lecture on Aug. 31.

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Factory Orders Rrise Unexpectedly In June

Hatteberg's People Henry's Candy Factory

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Factory orders rose in June for the fourth time in five months, an unexpected gain and the latest sign that the ailing manufacturing sector is recovering.

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Stocks Slip Amid More Reminders Of Weak Job Market

Updated: 08/05/2009 - U.S. stock futures moved slightly lower Wednesday after a private-sector report on unemployment offered little encouragement ahead of Friday's crucial jobs data from the Labor Department.

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Freed American Journalists Are Home

Updated: 08/05/2009 - Two American journalists freed by North Korea have returned home to the United States on a flight with former President Bill Clinton.

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Sunday Liquor Sales

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Two communities focus on the issue of Sunday liquor sales.

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Only Four Speak To Council About Budget

Posted: 08/04/2009 - Citizens were given the chance to speak their minds about the proposed 2010 budget at Tuesday's council meeting, but only four people took the opportunity to do so. Public comment moved quickly, with all four of the speakers talking about either social services or Topeka Transit.

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NY Police: Wrong-Way Crash Driver Was Drunk, High

Posted: 08/04/2009 - A Long Island mother was very drunk, with an extra-large bottle of vodka in her car, and was smoking marijuana before she caused a wrong-way crash on a New York highway that killed her, her young daughter and six others, police said Tuesday.

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`Cash For Clunkers' Effect On Pollution? A Blip

Posted: 08/04/2009 - "Cash for clunkers" could have the same effect on global warming pollution as shutting down the entire country — every automobile, every factory, every power plant — for an hour per year. That could rise to three hours if the program is extended by Congress and remains as popular as it is now.

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