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Sex abuse allegations against evangelist detailed

Posted: 12/02/2008 - A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses evangelist Tony Alamo of sexually abusing five girls on separate occasions beginning in 1994, including a period when he was serving a tax-evasion sentence at a halfway house in Texarkana.

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Coleman pleads no contest to disorderly conduct

Posted: 12/02/2008 - Gary Coleman has pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from a September incident at a bowling alley. The 40-year-old former star of "Diff'rent Strokes" was ordered to pay a $100 fine in a Payson court Tuesday. He also pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge, which will be waived if he doesn't have any other violations within a year.

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Man accused of tossing Christmas tree at his dad

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Authorities say a west Florida man who lives with his parents has been arrested on a felony assault charge after he used a Christmas tree as a weapon to attack his father.

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Collective Brands Eliminating Jobs

Updated: 12/03/2008 - About two-percent of the company's current workforce will be affected by the job cuts, according to a company statement. The rest of the jobs being eliminated are already open positions.

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Lawmakers Intend to Renew Coal Plant Debate

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Senate President Steve Morris, a Hugoton Republican, said Tuesday work is under way to draft a comprehensive energy bill that will include allowing construction of the two plants outside Holcomb.

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Sen. Brownback to Discuss Moving Detainees

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to discuss reasons why Guantanamo Bay detainees should not be moved to Kansas.

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Va. Court Hears Arguments in Westboro Case

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A federal appeals court in Virginia is considering whether a Kansas church was protected by the First Amendment when it protested at a soldier's funeral.

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Burglary Attempt Leads to Chase Through Lawrence

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Police in Lawrence have arrested a woman following a chase which began after she allegedly attempted a burglary in the 3100 block of Tomahawk Rd., near the Lawrence Country Club. A Lawrence Police Officer was injured during the incident.

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USD 501 Receives Charter School Application

Updated: 12/02/2008 - School officials report they received an application monday for a charter school that would temporary be housed at the former location of the Family Service & Guidance Center. After completed renovations, the charter school would permanently be located at the historic Sumner Elementary School.

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Obama Seeks to Assure Nervous Governors

Updated: 12/02/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama pledged quick work Tuesday on an economic recovery plan and told the nation's governors he wants their advice in designing a package to help their hard-hit states.

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Stocks Rebound After Steep Selloff

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Wall Street rebounded Tuesday, regaining some of the ground lost in the previous session's huge drop. The Dow Jones industrials rose more than 225 points, regaining a third of Monday's nearly 680-point plunge.

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Kansas Judge Stays Soldier's Execution

Updated: 12/02/2008 - A U.S. District Court judge in Kansas has issued a stay in the scheduled execution of an Army soldier convicted of murders and rapes in the 1980s.

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Emergency Landing at KCI in Kansas City

Updated: 12/02/2008 - An aircraft with a cracked windshield landed safely at the Kansas City International Airport Overhaul Base Tuesday morning.

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Hugoton Voters Nix Sunday Alcohol Sales

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Voters on Monday rejected a measure to allow the sales, 291-178. Residents petitioned for a vote after the city council in August approved Sunday sales of alcohol at convenience stores and liquor stores.

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Wolf Creek License Extended to 2045

Updated: 12/02/2008 - The Wolf Creek Nuclear Generating Station near Burlington received approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, extending the license that was originally scheduled to expire in 2025.

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Fuel-cell powered devices getting closer

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Laptop, cell phone and iPod owners tired of having their devices run out of charge after a few hours have been patiently waiting for the next portable power source to arrive.

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Retailers offer deals, discounts on 'Cyber Monday'

Updated: 12/02/2008 - Retailers who saw Thanksgiving holiday sales drop off as the weekend progressed stepped up online promotions on the day known as "Cyber Monday" to try to get consumers tired of the crowds at stores to keep shopping.

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