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TPD Arrests Federal Fugitive

Updated: 08/08/2009 - A federal fugitive that led police on a chase Wednesday is in jail Saturday night thanks to a tip.

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Lawrence Fire Injures One

Updated: 08/09/2009 - A Lawrence resident is still in the hospital after leaping out of a window to escape a massive fire Saturday night.

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Man Gets 47 Years In Kansas Clerk's Kidnapping Case

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A man has been sentenced to more than 47 years in prison for kidnapping a Wichita-area convenience store clerk and sexually assaulting her during the three days he held her captive.

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Plane, Copter Collide Over Hudson; 9 Believed Dead

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A small plane and a tour helicopter carrying five Italian tourists collided and fell into the Hudson River and onto the New Jersey waterfront Saturday, and authorities believed all nine people aboard the two aircraft were killed.

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Sotomayor Sworn In Saturday

Updated: 08/08/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor made history Saturday when she was sworn in as the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Sotomayor twice at the court. The first ceremony was private. A second ceremony was held in front of Sotomayor's friends, family and the media.

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Palin Calls Obama Health Plan "Evil"

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama's health plan "downright evil" Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a "death panel" that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

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Drugmakers Helping Obama Overhaul Health Care

Posted: 08/08/2009 - The nation's drugmakers stand ready to spend $150 million to help President Barack Obama overhaul health care this fall, according to numerous officials, a staggering sum that could dwarf attempts to derail Obama's top domestic priority.

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Hotel Offers Cheap Rooms, Minus Bed

Posted: 08/08/2009 - A luxury resort in San Diego is offering rooms for $19 a night — if you don't mind sleeping in a tent. The Rancho Bernardo Inn boasts three pools, a spa and golf course. It typically charges more than $200 a room.

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Beatles Fans Celebrate "Abbey Road"

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Hundreds of Beatles fans swarmed Abbey Road on Saturday, singing songs and snarling traffic to mark 40 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo strode across the leafy north London street and into the history books on iconic pop photos.

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Lawmakers Prepare For Heated Health Protests

Posted: 08/08/2009 - As they head home to their congressional districts for the August recess, lawmakers who support health care reform are bracing for protests and demonstrations that threaten to turn violent.

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Obama uses Jobs Report To Push Health Plan

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Using better-than-expected jobs numbers to press his top domestic priority, President Barack Obama argued Saturday that overhauling the nation's costly health care system is essential to the country's economic well-being.

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Billy Mays Family: No Signs Of Drug Use

Posted: 08/08/2009 - The family of TV pitchman Billy Mays said they were never aware that he used cocaine or other non-prescription drugs before his death and they were considering whether to have an independent review of an official autopsy.

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Martinez To Pave Way For Crist

Posted: 08/08/2009 - Republican Sen. Mel Martinez announced Friday he would step down 16 months early, saying he was making good on a promise to voters that he wouldn't stay just to keep the seat warm.

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Clinton Aims To Remake Ties In South Africa

Posted: 08/08/2009 - On a mission to improve ties with Africa's most prosperous nation, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met Saturday with South African President Jacob Zuma and later toured a housing project she had visited twice in the past.

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Trial Just Getting Started For Topeka Murder Suspects

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The trial for 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler and 19-year-old Corky Williams got underway this week. They are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy in the August 2007 shooting death of James Dyer, Junior. The trial could continue 4 more weeks.

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Stabbing Sends Man To Hospital

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating a stabbing that happened just after 8pm Friday at 715 SW 5th St. One person was injured.

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CarMax Renews, Lowers Warehouse Facility

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Automotive retailer CarMax Inc. said Friday that it has renewed its borrowing facility and lowered the limit for its financing arm by $200 million.

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Alinghi's boat Flown Over Alps To Reach The Sea

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The giant catamaran built by America's Cup champion Alinghi to defend the trophy was hoisted off Lake Geneva on Friday and flown over the Alps to the sea.

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Crowds Pack TPAC For Grape Escape

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The annual "Grape Escape" packed the house at the Topeka Performing Arts Center Friday night. People could sample from more than 150 wines, enjoy food from area restaurants and bid on silent and live auction items in TPAC's major fundraiser of the year.

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City of Topeka KAPE Members Ratify Contract

Posted: 08/07/2009 - City employees under the Kansas Association of Public Employees, or KAPE, voted Friday to ratify a contract which includes a pay raise.

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Topeka Man Dies After Being Stung at Clinton Lake

Posted: 08/07/2009 - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says John Hart was camping with wife Thursday night when he was stung. They say his wife called paramedics when his condition started getting worse.

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