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Source: Obama To Order Gov't Contracting Overhaul

Updated: 03/04/2009 - President Barack Obama plans to change how government contracts are awarded and who can earn them, a move his aides say would save taxpayers about $40 billion a year by making the process more competitive.

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Voter Turnout Less Than Impressive

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Only 13% of Topeka's registered voters showed up to the polls in Tuesday's Primary Election to vote for City of Topeka mayor and city council representatives in districts one, three, five and seven.

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Kansas City Fire Truck Strikes, Kills Child

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A 7-year-old boy who was going home from school was killed Monday when he was struck by a Kansas City fire truck on its way to an accident.

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Jet Pilot Had Chance To Land Before Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The pilot of a malfunctioning military jet that crashed into a San Diego neighborhood and killed four was offered the chance shortly before impact to land on a runway with an approach over open water, federal records showed Tuesday.

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Calif. Engineer Invited Kid To Drive Train

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The engineer of a commuter train that crashed and killed 25 people in California last year planned to let a teenage boy operate the locomotive in violation of safety laws on the day of the collision, according to text messages released Tuesday by federal investigators.

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2 Sedgwick County Deputies Injured in Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were hurt Tuesday as the deputy leading a pursuit of a vehicle by motorcycle slowed down at a traffic light and was rear-ended by the second deputy.

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'Invisible Kansans' Effort Tops Lobbyist Spending

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Interhab, which represents 40 organizations providing services to the disabled, reported spending $111,000 on a campaign to publicize the needs of developmentally disabled Kansans who are on a waiting list for in-home services.

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Military Jet had Chance to Land before Fatal Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A pilot struggling to control a crippled Marine Corps jet bypassed a chance to land at a coastal Navy base and instead flew toward an inland base, where minutes later the fighter crashed into a San Diego neighborhood and killed four people, recordings released Tuesday revealed. Military officials announced they had disciplined 13 Marines for a series of avoidable mechanical and human errors that led to the crash, which killed four members of the same family, including two children.

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