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Twitter's Latest Star is a Microblogging Cat

Posted: 05/21/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- He's one of the most popular users on Twitter. More than 500,000 follow his growing celebrity, his every adventure and, well, his cat naps.

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Kansas Board of Regents See Tuition Hike

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The Board of Regents said Thursday that an additional $17 million in budget cuts by the Legislature will have to be made up with increases in tuition at the state's seven universities. It said it will decide in June how much the increases should be.

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Feds: NY Suspects Disappointed Couldn't Attack WTC

Posted: 05/21/2009 - WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Four men arrested after planting what they thought were explosives near two New York City synagogues were disappointed that the World Trade Center wasn't still around to attack, a federal prosecutor said Thursday as the men appeared in court for the first time.

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Japan, San Marino Top Life Expectancy League

Posted: 05/21/2009 - GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization says women in Japan have the highest life expectancy in the world with 86 years. WHO says men in San Marino have the longest life expectancy for their sex with 81 years.

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Westar Declares Quarterly Dividend

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The Westar Energy, Inc. Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents per share payable July 1, 2009 on the company's common stock. Watch Replay of Shareholders Meeting

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Closing Arguments Set in Manhattan Rape Trial

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of a Kansas man charged with 79 counts of rape and sodomy over a five-year period on an alleged victim when she was a child.

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Governor Requests Federal Assistance for March Winter Storms

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has submitted a request to the president for federal assistance to defray costs associated with the response to and recovery from the severe winter storms that struck the state during the period March 26 to 29, 2009.

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Crime Stoppers Search for Burglary Suspect

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Detectives of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a burglary, Theft, and Criminal Damage case.

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631K New Jobless Claims, Total Benefit Rolls 6.7M

Posted: 05/21/2009 - The number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment insurance dropped slightly last week after spiking due to auto layoffs, while continuing jobless claims inched closer to 7 million.

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Kan. Juvenile Jails Prepare for Swine Flu Outbreak

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Authorities in charge of Kansas' 358 youth inmates have geared up for the possibility of a swine flu outbreak at the state's three juvenile correctional facilities.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Topeka Police say two men in their early twenties or late teens hit a pizza delivery person in the back of the head and took the pizzas and cash.

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Kansas Utility Plans $380M in Pollution Upgrades

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Westar said it plans to install new filtration systems and rebuild the sulfur dioxide ``scrubbers'' on two of its three power-generating units at Lawrence Energy Center.

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Washburn Tech Fetes Graduates

Posted: 05/20/2009 - 379 students graduated Wednesday night from Washburn Institute of Technology in career training programs that range from business administrative technology to automotive technology.

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Roundabout Proposed at 17th & Macvicar

Updated: 05/20/2009 - City Traffic Engineer Linda Voss says there have been 34 accidents in four years at the intersection of SW 17th and Macvicar. She will ask the city council June 9th to approve plans for a roundabout at the intersection.

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TPD Asks for Assistance with THS Missing Money

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Topeka Police want to hear from those who donated money to the Topeka High Trojans Booster Club in 2007 and 2008. An audit shows money from the club is missing.

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Gas Prices On the Rise

Updated: 05/21/2009 - The price for a gallon of gasoline has risen once again.

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Astronaut Recalled Uncle Frank During Hubble Fix

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Sometimes all the high-tech training is nothing compared to what Uncle Frank and a big screwdriver can teach an astronaut about removing stubborn parts, even 350 miles above Earth.

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