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Senate President Wants Transportation Plan

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Senate President Steve Morris says a transportation plan is needed even though the state faces financial problems that some officials believe are worse than anything since the Great Depression.

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Census: U.S. In Economic Slump For Years

Updated: 12/10/2008 - It's not news to small-town Milledgeville, Ga. - population 20,000 - that the United States is now in a recession. Almost 1,000 people lost their jobs in the last few months after a major air conditioning plant moved most of its production to Mexico, reports CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.

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Kansas Public Defenders Stop Taking New Cases

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Chief public defender for Sedgwick County Steve Osburn says his office needs from two weeks to a month to catch up on its workload. The office is not taking any new clients.

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Cheerleaders' Nude Photos Spark Dispute

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Two cheerleaders at Bothell High School, near Seattle, were suspended from the squad after school officials learned nude cell phone pictures of the girls were circulating throughout the student body, via text message.

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Kaweah 'Grand Chief' Faces Fraud Sentencing Friday

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Malcolm Webber will be sentenced Friday on six felony charges arising from an unrecognized American Indian tribe's efforts to sell memberships, defrauding immigrants by telling them membership conferred U.S. citizenship.

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"Extreme Makeover" Home Faces Foreclosure

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Four years ago, millions of television viewers watched as a deaf couple marveled at the renovations to their home that would help them better accommodate their blind, autistic son.

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T.R. Knight Wants Out Of "Grey's"

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A person with direct knowledge of the situation has confirmed that T.R. Knight has asked to be released from his contract with "Grey's Anatomy."

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Snow Snarls Kansas Traffic as Accidents Mount

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The National Weather Service meteorologists say snow moved from south-central Kansas to northeastern areas of the state throughout the day as up to three inches of snow fell in some places.

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Bank To Lend Credit To End Factory Sit-In

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Bank of America says it will extend credit to a Chicago window and door manufacturer whose workers have occupied the factory for five days.

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Death Toll Rises To 4 In Fighter Jet Crash

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The death toll from the crash of a fighter jet has climbed to four after investigators found the body of a child in the ruins of a San Diego home, the coroner's office said.

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"Fiesta in December" Kicks Off Tuesday in Topeka

Updated: 12/10/2008 - It's time for some hot fiesta Mexicana food even with snow on the ground. That's what members of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Knights of Columbus Council are doing through Sunday.

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Blaring Music Used To Abuse War Prisoners

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Blaring from a speaker behind a metal grate in his tiny cell in Iraq, the blistering rock from Nine Inch Nails hit Prisoner No. 200343 like a sonic bludgeon.

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Kansas Jury Finds Man Guilty of Shooting Detective

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas City Star is reporting that Wyandotte County jurors convicted Fredrick Douglas on Tuesday of attempted capital murder, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and attempted aggravated robbery.

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Death Toll Rises To 4 In Fighter Jet Crash

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The body of a 15-month old girl is discovered. A congressional staffer from the area says the military jet lost power in both engines before the Monday crash in a San Diego neighborhood.

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United Way of Flint Hills Needs Your Help

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The United Way of Flint Hills is in dire need of your help to reach its annual fundraising goal. Drive Chair Connie Cahoone announced Tuesday on KVOE's morning show that the campaign has raised $432,000 well under their $600,000 goal.

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Local Car Dealer Expands Business to West Coast

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A local car dealer is expanding his Midwest business empire all the way to Sin City. The Topeka Capital Journal reported Tuesday Ed Bozarth has purchased a Chevrolet dealership in northwest Las Vegas which he purchased for $2.6 million.

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"Joey Baggz" Newest Employee at Country Legends 106.9

Updated: 12/10/2008 - If you've missed a familiar voice in Topeka, you don't have to miss it any longer. Country Legends 106.9 announced Tuesday its newest employee, former V100 D.J. Joey Little, also known as "Joey Baggz."

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House Fire in Topeka Tuesday Under Investigation

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A house fire in Topeka had a stretch of road closed Tuesday afternoon. It happened in the 3100 block of Indiana around 4:20 p.m. Police say they don't believe anyone lives in the house.

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City Defers Action on Water Rate Battle

Updated: 12/10/2008 - There's a big gap in what the city has.. and what the city could collect from Rural Water District One. The city doesn't want to go to court to settle the issue.

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Holton Prepares For Power Vote

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Holton is preparing to vote on a ballot issue that would approve $3.6 million in bonds to fix its electrical system, which was damaged in last December's ice storm.

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Moran Man Killed Tues. on Westgate Bridge Identified

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Topeka Police say the 84-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on the Highway 75's Westgate Bridge Tuesday morning. He struck a guardrail and later died at the hospital.

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KU Students Share Vision for St. Francis Facility

Updated: 12/10/2008 - KU School of Architecture students presented their ideas Tuesday for a 3300 square foot, multi-medical specialty complex for the Saint Francis Health Park property. St. Francis is planning to build that park on the former Menninger hill.

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White Lakes Antiques Store Closing Its Doors

Updated: 12/10/2008 - "Up to Date Old Times" owners Patty and Ron Blocker decided to close after eleven years in business. Patty Blocker says the hard economic times have taken their toll.

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