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Dow Plunges 680 Points on Economic Worries

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Dow Jones industrials and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index suffered their fourth-worst point losses ever today as investors sold on more evidence of global economic trouble.

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Greensburg City Leaders Visiting China

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Greensburg leaders are joining FEMA and U.S. Treasury staffers to develop an EcoPartnership with a city in China this week.

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Kansas House Has New Speaker

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Kansas House of Representatives is expected to ratify a new Speaker of the House when they convene on January 12th.

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JPMorgan Cutting 9,200 Jobs at Washington Mutual

Updated: 12/01/2008 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. said Monday it will cut a total of 9,200 jobs at Washington Mutual, which it acquired Sept. 25 after Washington Mutual became the nation's largest bank to fail amid the ongoing credit crisis.

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Stocks Fall Sharply on Consumer Spending Worries

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The reality that the nation is indeed in recession and that the downturn may well be prolonged sent Wall Street plunging Monday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 700 points and wiping out more than half of last week's big gains.

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Sebelius, Governors to Meet with Obama

Posted: 12/01/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius and governors from across the country will meet with President-elect Barack Obama Tuesday.

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North Pole, Alaska Waiting to Get Santa's Letters

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Postal Service elves are waiting at the North Pole post office to help Santa post mark his response letters to little ones. Click for the address you need to know!

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Topeka Students Discover Shakespeare

Updated: 12/01/2008 - The Oregon Shakespeare Festival visited Topeka High acting classes throughout the day. They put on performances for the students.

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Man, 80, Gets Birthday Card From Former Teacher

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Hobart Anderson of New Ulm turned 80 recently and with his birthday came a surprise. He got a birthday card signed by Collette Hartung. She was his teacher, 70 years ago. He says he was very, very surprised.

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Red Sox Fans Can Show Their Loyalty For Eternity

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Lifelong Red Sox fans can now take their love of the team to the next level _ eternity. A Massachusetts funeral home recently took delivery of the first Red Sox casket, which features the team logo on the exterior as well as the inside.

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World AIDS Day Marked With Hope, Grief

Updated: 12/01/2008 - World AIDS Day was marked today by global commemorations for the millions of people who have died from the disease, and the millions more who are living with HIV.

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Wall Street Slammed Amid Consumer Worries

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Confirmation that the nation is in a recession and signs pointing to a prolonged downturn sent Wall Street plunging once again Monday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 670 points and erasing a huge chunk of last week's big gains. All the major indexes fell more than 7 percent.

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Former Westar CEO Ordered Back to Prison

Updated: 12/01/2008 - U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ruled David Wittig could not suspend his sentence while asking the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in his case.

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SRS Freezes Home Service for Disabled

Updated: 12/02/2008 - SRS Implements cost containment measures for physical disability services, including holding positions vacant and refraining from implementing planned new programs to avoid further overspending.

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Kansas Youth Vote Goes to Obama

Updated: 12/01/2008 - A review of exit polls shows Barack Obama topped John McCain 51- to 49- percent in Kansas. Overall, the state went for McCain.

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Wichita Opens City Manager Talks with Iowa Man

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Robert Layton told the city on Monday that he's ready to continue his career as a public servant in Wichita. Layton is currently the city manager of Urbandale, Iowa. Contract negotiations now begin.

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GOP Picks Leaders for 2009

Updated: 12/01/2008 - Republicans have nominated Senate President Steve Morris for a second term in the chamber's top position.

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