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Sunny von Bulow dead after 28 years in coma

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, an heiress who spent the last 28 years of her life in oblivion after what prosecutors alleged in a pair of sensational trials were two murder attempts by her husband, died Saturday at age 76.

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Angry laid-off workers occupy factory in Chicago

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Workers who got three days' notice that their factory was shutting its doors have occupied the building and say they won't go home without assurances they'll get severance and vacation pay.

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Rumsfeld nemesis Shinseki to be named VA secretary

Posted: 12/06/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has chosen retired Gen. Eric K. Shinseki to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary, turning to a former Army chief of staff once vilified by the Bush administration for questioning its Iraq war strategy.

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Indian police arrest 2 men in Mumbai investigation

Posted: 12/06/2008 - One of the two Indian men arrested for illegally buying mobile phone cards used by the gunmen in the Mumbai attacks was a counterinsurgency police officer who may have been on an undercover mission, security officials said Saturday, demanding his release.

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Community Rallies to Help 6-Year-Old

Updated: 12/06/2008 - A fundraiser at Indian Creek Elementary School Saturday will help one of its students, Rainy Cook, with money to make a family bathroom wheelchair accessible. Rainy is six and suffers from a rare brain disease.

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Truck Driver Loses Mail Along Highway

Posted: 12/06/2008 - The man fired as Wilson police chief for stealing beer from firefighters is now accused of driving under the influence after a truck he was driving left mail scattered across a highway from McPherson County to Salina.

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Cosh Named Assistant Head Coach at K-State

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Chris Cosh, the defensive coordinator at Maryland the past three years, has been named co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Kansas State.

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Convict Gives Marriage Proposal During Sentencing

Posted: 12/06/2008 - While Elgin Robinson, convicted for his part in a wichita murder, was giving a final statement at his sentencing in Wichita, he threw in an apparent marriage proposal.

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Plans for Kan. Casino to be Revised

Posted: 12/06/2008 - Kansas Entertainment put its plans to build and manage a casino complex at Kansas Speedway in Wyandotte County on hold. It withdrew its application but said it would resubmit it with a phased-in plan.

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It's a boy for Jonny Lee Miller and Michele Hicks

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The wife of ``Eli Stone'' actor Jonny Lee Miller has given birth to a baby boy. A publicist for Miller says actress and model Michele Hicks gave birth Wednesday to Buster Timothy Miller in Los Angeles.

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Caroline Kennedy Interested in NY Senate Seat

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A close relative says Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is interested in the Senate seat that will become available once Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state.

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Congress, White House Talking $15B Auto Bailout

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Several officials say the White House and congressional Democrats have agreed on $15 billion in bailout loans for Detroit, less than half of what the car chiefs were seeking.

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Secret Santas in 3 States Spread Cheer, $100 Bills

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A Secret Santa from the Kansas City area and another from the St. Louis area have doled out $20,000 in $100 bills, hugs and words of encouragement to unsuspecting souls in need.

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Obama Political Mentor Interested in Senate Seat

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Retiring Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, a Democrat from Chicago, mentioned his interest Barack Obama's Senate position Friday during a taping of WBBM Radio's ``At Issue'' program.

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Kansas AG Warns of Sweepstakes Scams

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six warns people are being told they've won a well-known sweepstakes like Reader's Digest or Publishers Clearinghouse. However, they're told to send money to pay clearance or processing fees.

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Topeka STEP Effort Nets Results

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Results of TPD's special enforcement campaign show officers working overtime issued 283 citations from November 24th thru the 30th.

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