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VA Continues Gulf War Research, Cancels Contract With Medical Center

Posted: 08/28/2009 - Citing persistent noncompliance and numerous performance deficiencies, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not exercise the third year of a five-year, $75 million contract with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) to perform research into Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (GWVI).

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Center For Great Plains Studies Publishes 1862 Diaries

Posted: 08/28/2009 - A recently published book, “A Window on Flint Hills Folklife: The Mardin Ranch Diaries 1862-1863,” gives readers a glimpse into early life in Chase and Lyon counties. Diaries of a married couple from the early 1860s were used to compose the book.

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Finding Homes For Horses

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The U.S. government will be auctioning off some wild horses here in the capitol city Friday.

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New Equipment Helps Rehab

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Biodex machine can help patients recover from joint injury or surgery.

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Radionthon Nets Record For CMN

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Country Legends 106.9 and its three-day radiothon raised more than $105,000 for Childrens Miracle Network.

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Man Sentenced in "Renaissance" Case

Posted: 08/27/2009 - 68-year old Jesse Cota of California was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for defrauding the government of $1.3 million.

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Man Accused In Fight Pleads No Contest

Posted: 08/27/2009 - 34-year old Brian Wilson pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated battery with intentional, great bodily harm.

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Topeka Rescue Mission Opens New Store

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Topeka Rescue Mission Thrift Store has opened in a temporary location on North Kansas Avenue. Structural problems with a neighboring building forced them to leave their old location.

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Bennett Endorses Tiahrt in Senate Race

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The conservative icon and former Reagan Administration officials calls Tiahrt a "leader in the conservative movement."

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Jenkins Apologizes, I Was Unaware Of Connotations

Updated: 08/27/2009 - At a town hall meeting in Hiawatha on the Aug. 19, the Republican representative told the crowd that the GOP was looking for "a great white hope" to stop president Obama's political agenda.

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Westar Announces Dividends

Posted: 08/27/2009 - The Topeka-based utility will pay thirty cents a share on common stock as well as regular quarterly dividends for the company's 4.25%, 4.5%, 5% series preferred stocks.

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Crime Spree Ends With Arrest

Posted: 08/27/2009 - Two men were arrested in Topeka early Thursday after allegedly committing a series of crimes over a 40 minute period. The crimes included robbery, hit and run, assault, and attempted car-jacking.

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Man Stopped With Meth Headed To Federal Prison

Posted: 08/26/2009 - 19-year old Ramon Romero-Gomez was arrested for having two pounds of meth, wrapped in bundles and hidden in his gas tank. He'll spend more than 11 years in prison.

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Kansas Leaders Remember Ted Kennedy

Posted: 08/26/2009 - Sen. Ted Kennedy was not readily associated with Kansas, but he did have many ties with the Sunflower State. Now, Kansas lawmakers look back and remember.

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