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Taylor Looks Ahead to Taking Shawnee Co. DA Post

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Chad Taylor will be sworn in Monday as the new Shawnee County District Attorney. He says he's working to improve communications with law enforcement. He'll also have a couple high-profile cases waiting for him.

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Topeka Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder

Updated: 01/07/2009 - A Topeka man was sentenced Wednesday for the killing of a retired jeweler. Allen Dale Smith, 37, was found guilty of first degree murder and aggravated battery.

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Gas Prices on the Rise?

Updated: 01/07/2009 - For a while there seemed to be a nice break from the high gas prices, but they could be back on the rise.

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Smoke Causes Dentention Center Evacuation

Updated: 01/07/2009 - The Forbes Juvenile Detention Center was evacuated for about a half hour Wednesday night. Authorities say they got a call that there was smoke in the building. When they arrived, they discovered it was a problem with the boiler.

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FBI: Man allegedly threatened to bomb LA-bound jet

Updated: 01/07/2009 - A man who claimed to have a bomb aboard a Los Angeles-bound jetliner and was then tackled and bound by other passengers will not face federal charges, the FBI said Wednesday.

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US: Troops kill 32 insurgents in east Afghanistan

Updated: 01/07/2009 - U.S.-led forces raided a Taliban bomb-making cell in eastern Afghanistan, killing 32 insurgents in a battle with scores of armed militants who shot at them from rooftops and alleyways, the military said Wednesday.

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Toshiba to expand the powers of the TV set-top box

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Toshiba Corp. is planning to use the Cell processor, the brain of Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 game console, to create an ultra-powerful TV set-top box that can record up to six high-definition channels at once and improve the look of any video.

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Apple cuts copy protection and prices on iTunes

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Apple Inc. is cutting the price of some songs in its market-leading iTunes online store to as little as 69 cents and plans to make every track available without copy protection.

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Intel will miss its already-lowered 4Q targets

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Even after sharply reducing its outlook for the fourth quarter, Intel Corp. said Wednesday that it would miss its revenue projection by about $500 million, a sign that PC makers and buyers are being more tightfisted than it seemed only two months ago.

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America is $1.2 Trillion In The Hole

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Congressional estimators are projecting an unparalleled budget deficit for 2009; while the new President will be struggling with the debt, and a large new stimulus package.

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Apple's Jobs takes $1 salary, but holdings suffer

Updated: 01/07/2009 - As he's done for the last decade, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs took home his customary $1 annual salary in 2008, but the economic meltdown and Apple's falling stock price whacked half a billion dollars off the value of his personal holdings in the company.

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Google cuts temporary workers but murky on details

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Google Inc. has jettisoned a substantial number of temporary workers in a recent austerity drive spurred by the recession, although the Internet search leader still intends to spend billions of dollars during the next two years on product research, development and acquisitions.

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Topeka West Teen to Obama Inaugural

Updated: 01/07/2009 - Sophomore Stephanie Schmidt has already started packing for the January 20th extravaganza. She's headed there through the "People to People" program.

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