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Sebelius Seeks Agricultural Disaster Designation for Scott County

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius sent a letter Wednesday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking that he declare Scott County an agricultural disaster area for crop production losses due to severe weather conditions that started January 1, 2008, and are continuing.

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Man Breaks Into Apartment, Gets Stabbed By Resident

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Police say two Topeka men got into an argument leading to one man breaking into the other's home just after 3:30 a.m. Thursday. The resident apparently stabbed the intruder, who later showed up at a hospital with a serious injury.

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Putin: Russia Could Cut Gas To Ukraine On Saturday

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned that Russia would cut natural gas to Ukraine if it wasn't paid by a Saturday deadline, a threat that revived worries about supply cuts to Europe .

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639K New Jobless Claims; Continuing Claims at 5.1M

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The number of new jobless claims and the total number of people receiving unemployment benefits both dropped unexpectedly last week, though they remain at elevated levels.

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911 Tape: Octuplet Mom Frantic In Search For Son

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Octuplet mother Nadya Suleman became unhinged with fear last year when she thought she had lost one of her children, repeatedly telling an emergency dispatcher, "Oh God, I'm going to kill myself," according to a recording of her 911 call released Wednesday by police.

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Gay Activists March In Calif. Ahead Of Showdown

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Same-sex marriage advocates are pinning their hopes on California's highest court as it prepares to hear arguments on a trio of lawsuits seeking to overturn the state's voter-approved ban on gay unions.

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AB InBev 4Q Profit Tumbles as Beer Sales Go Flat

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev's fourth quarter profit plunged 95 percent as it paid the costs of the takeover that formed it last year and as beer sales went flat or fell, the company said Thursday.

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House To Vote On Bankruptcy Mortgage Rewrites

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Debt-strapped homeowners unable to afford their mortgages could get their monthly payments lowered in bankruptcy court under a controversial element of President Barack Obama's housing rescue plan.

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BoE Cuts Interest Rates to 0.5%

Updated: 03/05/2009 - The Bank of England cut official interest rates by half a percentage point to 0.5 percent and announced plans to expand the domestic money supply on Thursday as its attempted to revive Britain's ailing economy.

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Michael Jackson Sues Auction House For Sale Plans

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Michael Jackson sued an auction house Wednesday to halt the scheduled sale of thousands of his personal possessions, an action the firm says caught it completely off-guard.

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Barbara Bush Up And Talking After Heart Surgery

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Former first lady Barbara Bush underwent successful open heart surgery to replace her aortic valve, and was awake and talking hours after the procedure, officials said.

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GM Auditors Raise The Specter Of Chapter 11

Updated: 03/05/2009 - General Motors Corp.'s auditors have raised "substantial doubt" about the troubled automaker's ability to continue operations, and the company said it may have to seek bankruptcy protection if it can't execute a huge restructuring plan.

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2009 Kansas Artist Fellowships and Awards Night

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Artists from all over the state gathered in Topeka. The Kansas Arts Commission held a reception Wednesday night to announce the recipients of the 2009 Kansas Arts Fellowships and Awards.

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9-Volt Smoke Alarm Battery Give-A-Way

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Springing forward for Daylight Saving Time this weekend is also a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms. That's why the Topeka Fire Department and Batteries Plus are teaming up to give away several hundred 9-Volt smoke alarm batteries.

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Three Plead Guilty in Kansas City-area Mortgage Scam

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Stefan M. Guerra of Lee's Summit, Mo., and Olathe, Kan., residents Daryle Edwards and Leon T. Jones admitted to a $12.6 million mortgage scam involving 25 residential properties in the Kansas City suburbs.

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Kansas Governor Asks for Ag Disaster Designation

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has asked for an agricultural disaster designation for Scott County. She says drought and high winds have adversely impacted corn, sorghum and wheat production.

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Three Issues Added to April Ballot in Manhattan

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Manhattan City Commissioners have approved adding three issues to their April 7 ballot. KMAN radio reported Wednesday that the questions came from research in the community into why the Quality of Life measure failed to pass.

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