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PC makers recall 100,000 Sony laptop battery packs

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Computer makers are recalling 100,000 laptop battery packs made by Sony Corp. after 40 reports of overheating, according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notice Thursday.

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Burger King 1Q profit rises 2 percent

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A boost in sales worldwide helped Burger King post a 2 percent increase in its fiscal first-quarter profit on Friday, but higher food costs and other expenses still took a bite out of its earnings.

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Vigilance deters Halloween eve arsons in Detroit

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Vigilance by fire officials and volunteers appears to have kept the number of arsons low in Detroit on the night before Halloween, which had become notorious as "Devil's Night" in years past.

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Polygamist child custody case winds down in Texas

Posted: 10/31/2008 - The custody case that swept 439 children from a polygamist sect's western Texas ranch into foster care has largely evaporated, with state authorities dropping all but a few dozen cases against parents.

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Bloody Vampire Pic Sparks Panic At School

Posted: 10/31/2008 - When Pooler fifth-grader Jordan Hood drew a bloody vampire in art class, it scared a teacher so much she reported him to the principal and campus police.

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Shawnee County Predicts Record Voter Turnout

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Shawnee County Election Commissioner Elizabeth Ensley is expecting a record number of more than 90,700 voters to hit the polls election day.

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Big & Little Sister Carve Out Lifelong Friendship

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Meet Suzanne and Emily, paired for four years. These two share how they've become great pals through their zest for life and incorporated each other into their lives.

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Sebelius Names New Leadership to Commission on Veterans' Affairs

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Ed Wiegers as Chairperson of the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs effective November 3rd. Current chairperson, Jack Fowler, has been selected by the commission to serve as its executive director.

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Team to Assess Sheriff's Office Policy and Procedures

Posted: 10/31/2008 - As part of an on-site assessment at the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, agency employees and the public are invited to offer comments at a public information session Monday, November 3.

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Valley Center Violated Open Meetings Act

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A consent judgment filed in Sedgwick County District Court says the city of Valley Center violated the Kansas Open Meetings Law by not properly notifying certain individuals of a July 24 special meeting.

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Voters Mull Dome for Small Kan. School District

Bond Issue

Posted: 10/31/2008 - USD 225 would be allowed to construct a domed building under a nearly $2 million bond issue on Tuesday's ballot. It's said the dome would be more cost and energy efficient.

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Hunters Will Face High Water

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Hunters may have to adjust strategies at Kansas' Glen Elder Reservoir this weekend in the face of heavy rains that have caused the lake to rise 7 feet above normal.

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Teen Sentenced for Raping 8-Year-Old

Posted: 10/31/2008 - Christopher Hoffman, 17, of Brookville, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an eight year old girl in 2007.

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Man Surrenders From Crawl Space After Stand Off

Updated: 10/31/2008 - Deputies say a 26 year old man barricaded himself inside a home in the Montara neighborhood of Topeka with a handgun. He ended up hiding in a crawl space under the house, but authorities were eventually able to talk him out before taking him into custody.

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McCain: Bush not doing enough to help homeowners

Posted: 10/31/2008 - (CNN) -- Sen. John McCain on Friday blasted both the Bush administration and the Obama campaign for not doing enough to help homeowners stay in their homes as he began a two-day bus tour across the must-win state of Ohio.

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No Cause Found in Report On Police Helicopter Crash

Posted: 10/31/2008 - A report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash landing of a Topeka Police Department helicopter in April, has found residue/corrosion on an engine component, but did not determine whether that caused engine trouble.

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