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Kan. Debate Over School Funding Progresses

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Spokeswoman Beth Martino says Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) is pleased both the House and Senate budget committees have endorsed her plan to use federal stimulus dollars to avoid deep cuts in aid to public schools.

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Closed Abilene Day Care Allowed to Reopen

Updated: 03/10/2009 - An Abilene day care center has been allowed to reopen, three months after its license was suspended for "prohibited punishment'' of children in its care.

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Police Identify Teens in Fiery Crash

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Topeka Police identified the males Tuesday as Cameron Warner, 16, Alexander Olliso, 15, and Sterling Wilkins, 16. They were involved in an accident Monday morning that sent all three to the hospital and shut down Highway 24.

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Governor Sebelius Appointments to Promote Job Training Programs

Updated: 03/10/2009 - Judy Gifford, Shawnee, and Phillip Chappuie, Independence, have been appointed by Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to the Kansas Works State Board to see that quality employment and training programs are available across the state.

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Recycling Department: Growing or Going?

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Shawnee County Recycling Department is in need of an overhaul. On Monday morning Steve Bolton, the Interim Director of the Shawnee County Recycling Department met with the Shawnee County Commission during their regular meeting.

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KC Star to See Layoffs

Updated: 03/09/2009 - The Kansas City Star expects to lay off 150 employees as its parent company, the McClatchy Co., looks to shed about 1,600 full-time jobs.

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Hays Man Sentenced For Making Pipe Bomb

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A 57-year-old Hays man is sentenced to 10 years in prison for building a pipe bomb that he attached to a truck owned by a man dating his ex-girlfriend.

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Sweepstakes Scam Turns Up in NE Kansas

Updated: 03/09/2009 - A 13 News viewer says she received what looked like a check for nearly $2,999 with a note saying she won $68,000, but she needed to cash the check and send the money to claim her prize.

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Garmin Laying Off Employees

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Garmin Ltd. announced Monday that it will lay off 141 people as the economy stalls its record growth.

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Kansas Board Boosts Vaccine Requirements

Updated: 03/09/2009 - More students will need immunizations for Hepatitis B and chickenpox under decisions made by the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment.

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Kansas Senator Opposes Stem Cell Change

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says the Obama administration's backing of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research is equal to government support of destroying life for research purposes.

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Kansas Senator Questions Budget Plan

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says a budget proposal topping $3.6 trillion is questionable at a time when families are struggling.

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House Bill Prioritizes State Payroll

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Kansas House Republicans are taking a swipe at Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius over a recent budget dispute.

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Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Lt. Lutz Retires

Updated: 03/09/2009 - Shawnee Co. Sheriff's Lt. Martha Lutz was recognized by the sheriff and commissioners Monday for her 31 years of service to the agency. Lutz was the first female in the department to reach the rank of lieutenant.

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