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Bush: Iraq War Longer, More Expensive

Posted: 12/05/2008 - President George W. Bush said Friday that the fight in Iraq has been longer and more costly than expected, but he defended the U.S.-led invasion, saying the world could not risk leaving Saddam Hussein's power unchecked.

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Women Increase Awareness of Heart Disease

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The American Heart Association asks all woman to take charge of their health. The fifth annual Go Red for Woman luncheon was held today at the Ramada.

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Museum Hosts Holiday Fun

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Mulvane Merriment was held at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University Campus. Exclusive ornaments and works of art could be found at the sale.

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Teacher Sorry For Binding Girls in Slavery Lesson

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A white social studies teacher attempted to enliven a seventh-grade discussion of slavery by binding the hands and feet of two black girls, prompting outrage from one girl's mother and the local chapter of the NAACP. After the mother complained to Haverstraw Middle School, the superintendent said he was having "conversations with our staff on how to deliver effective lessons."

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Bush Delivers Upbeat Defense of His Mideast Policy

Posted: 12/05/2008 - President George W. Bush delivered a broad and upbeat defense of his Mideast policies on Friday, yet cautioned that President-elect Barack Obama will inherit threats from Iran's nuclear programs, an unfinished Israeli-Palestinian peace accord and a fragile democracy in Iraq.

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Kansas is Going Red

Updated: 12/05/2008 - The American Heart Association asks all woman to take charge of their health. The fifth annual Go Red for Woman luncheon was held today at the Ramada.

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Mulvane Merriment

Updated: 12/05/2008 - Mulvane Merriment was held at the Mulvane Art Museum on the Washburn University Campus. Exclusive ornaments and works of art could be found at the sale.

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Kansas Revenue Down

Updated: 12/05/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reported collections for the state's revenue were about $14 million less than it expected.

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Woman Swept To Sea During Proposal

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A romantic marriage proposal on the West Coast turned deadly for the bride-to-be when a wave swept her out to sea.

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Report: Bias Against U.S. Muslims On Rise

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Discrimination and hate crimes against Arab-Americans have dropped in recent years after a spike following the 9/11 attacks, but such prejudice is still more common than in the 1980s and 1990s, according to a report by an advocacy group.

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Dems Want Obama To Take Larger Role

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Democrats are growing impatient with President-elect Barack Obama's refusal to inject himself in the major economic crises confronting the country.

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Cross-Dressed Crooks Grab $108M In Jewelry

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Armed robbers - some disguised as women - snatched euro85 million ($108 million) worth of diamond rings, necklaces and luxury watches from a Harry Winston boutique on a posh Paris avenue in one of the largest jewel heists in history, officials said Friday.

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Biggest Monthly Job Loss In 34 Years

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The government says employers axed 533,000 jobs in November, the most in 34 years, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent.

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Man comes home, finds drunk man asleep on floor

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Police said a man came home to find a drunk burglar asleep on the living room floor. The arrest report said a 36-year-old man broke into the apartment Wednesday and rummaged through the bedroom and cabinets before passing out.

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Supreme Court Upholds Decisions in Two Topeka Murder Cases

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The first involved Carl Baker, convicted of murder and kidnapping in the June 2006 death of homeless advocate David Owen. Baker had appealed his life sentence on the murder charge and 19-years for kidnapping. The court also upheld a life sentence for Gregory Walls. He was convicted in the 1993 murder of Timothy Walls at a central Topeka apartment complex.

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Vacant House Burns To Ground

Posted: 12/05/2008 - A vacant home near 16th and Chandler was fully engulfed when fire crews arrived.

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Bill O'Reilly to end syndicated radio show

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Fox News Channel said popular cable TV host Bill O'Reilly will step down as the host of his syndicated talk radio show early next year.

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Robbers in drag get millions in Paris jewel theft

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Armed robbers - some disguised as women - snatched euro85 million ($108 million) worth of diamond rings, necklaces and luxury watches from a Harry Winston boutique on a posh Paris avenue in one of the largest jewel heists in history, officials said Friday.

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Three Officers Involved in Off-Duty Shooting Not Facing Charges

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller says the DA's office informed him of the decision regarding the March 18th incident. A fourth officer, Jason Judd, has a preliminary hearing scheduled next week on charges including aggravated battery.

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Tempers Flare During Robinson Sentencing

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Elgin Robinson receives the recommended sentence of life in prison at a hearing that led to a ruckus in a Sedgwick County courtroom.

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