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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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Kansas Tax Refunds on Hold

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Here's another reason for filing your income taxes early: Kansas has stopped issuing tax refund checks because the state's low on money.

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Economy Sinks at a 5.7% Pace in 1Q

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The economy sank at a 5.7% 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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MDA Party in the Park

Updated: 06/01/2009 - Seneca hosts the 4th annual Party in the Park for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Sunday, May 31

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Stocks Mixed After GDP Drop Gets Trimmed

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Stocks are mixed after the government said the economy shrank in the first quarter at a slower pace than initially estimated.

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Aspiring Neurosurgeon From Kansas is Top Speller

Updated: 05/29/2009 - It's safe to say the best is yet to come for the new national spelling champion. She's only just become a teenager. She'll probably keep her competitive juices flowing by entering the International Brain Bee, the perfect contest for an aspiring neurosurgeon.

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7.1 Earthquake Topples Homes, Kills 6 in Honduras

Updated: 05/29/2009 - A powerful earthquake toppled dozens of homes in Honduras and Belize early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring 40 as terrified residents spilled from their homes across much of Central America.

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Crash Diet: GM Getting in Shape for Chapter 11

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The speed at which General Motors Corp. exits bankruptcy protection would depend a lot on the shape the company is in when it enters. GM has three more days to tidy up.

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Oil Hits New 6-month High Above $65

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Oil extended gains above $65 a barrel Friday to reach a fresh six-month high after the U.S. reported a fall in oil inventories and further signs of economic improvement.

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Arson Suspected in Osage County Fire

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Kansas State Fire Marshalls suspect arson is involved in a fire that happened just after midnight Friday morning in Osage County.

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Collective Brands Topeka Headquarters

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The distribution centers have moved the coasts, but the global headquarters shows the pizazz of the Payless brand.

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Shawnee County Set to Open Jail Annex

Updated: 05/28/2009 - A former warehouse at 818 SE Adams has been renovated by Shawnee Co. Corrections to house up to 240 minimum security and work release inmates.

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Sculpture Unveiled at Core First Bank Location

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Core First Bank and Trust unveiled its new bronze sculpture "Children at Play" during the Chamber's Fast Forward gathering. It's located outside the bank's location at SW 37th and Wanamaker. The work was created by artist Kwan Wu.

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Trauma Care Moves Up a Level in Topeka

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare is now verified as a Level II trauma center. It is only the fifth verified trauma center in Kansas.

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Specialty Crop Funds Available to Kansas

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture got together today to help guide those participating in the USDA's specialty crop grant program.

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Obama Pushing For Health Care Reform in 2009

Updated: 05/28/2009 - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act. "If we don't get it done this year, we're not going to get it done," Obama told supporters by phone as he flew home on Air Force One from a West Coast fundraising trip.

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Auto Accident

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Police dispatch got the call just before seven thirty that there had been a rear-end collision on Topeka Boulevard and 57th street.

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Gates: No Need For Troops in Korea

Updated: 05/28/2009 - While worrisome, North Korea's nuclear and missile tests have not reached a crisis level that would warrant additional U.S. troops in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

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Obama Presses For Mideast Peace

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in the West Bank on the same day the Israelis rejected that demand. Obama pushed Palestinians for progress, too, deepening his personal involvement.

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