Updated: 02/05/2009 - Wichita has been hit hard by the sagging aircraft industry. Last week, Boeing Co. announced it plans to cut 10,000 jobs. Earlier, Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft said it plans to lay off another 2,000 workers.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - Jodi Sanderholm's boyfriend at the time she was murdered testifies in the trial of the man accused of killing her near Arkansas City.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - Economic times are affecting yet another Kansas business, with 86 workers being laid off from Florence Manufacturing in Manhattan.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - A Senate committee is told that more people would be covered under a Kansas law banning discrimination against the disabled if it was changed to mirror federal statutes.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - The case of a Kansas City mother who's been missing since early last month is now a death investigation.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee is urged to let the Kansas Supreme Court temporarily increase docket fees to offset anticipated budget cuts this year.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - The House has finished its work on a bill to cut spending in the current state budget.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - Johnson County officials are under increasing pressure to do something about the exploding deer population at a popular park.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - The Kansas House is expected to take final action today on a $306 million plan to eliminate a state budget deficit.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - A five-year agriculture census finds that the number of Kansas farms rose for the first time since World War II.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - A patrol of K-18 between Fort Riley and Manhattan resulted in law enfocement issuing 103 warnings and citations for unsafe driving. The extra patrol was conducted because the Riley County Police Department received a large number of complaints about traffic there.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the new Army Air Force Exchange Service Post Exchange at Fort Riley will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 at the new location on Trooper Drive at Camp Forsyth.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Washburn psychology department is sponsoring a free anxiety disorder screening Wednesday.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - A 14-year-old girl leads Wichita police on a short chase early this morning. Police said the girl refused to stop her vehicle when an officer tried to pull her over shortly before 2 a.m. today. During the chase, investigators say she hit another car, a trailer and a fence.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - Changing bedrooms may have saved a Hutchinson girl's life after a car crashed through her family's apartment.
Updated: 02/05/2009 - Cindy Sanderholm testified Wednesday in the capital murder trial of Justin Thurber. He's accused of kidnapping, raping and killing her 19-year-old daughter Jodi in 2007.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - The state Commerce Department awarded a total of a half-million dollars to seven communities Wednesday. The money is from a program to fund community improvements with cities whose population is less than 5000.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius continues to face speculation about whether she is a candidate for President Barack Obama's Cabinet.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Kansas House gave tentative approval to a $306 million plan to eliminate a state budget deficit.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren is giving each side 30 minutes Thursday in a hearing on the state's request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. over denial of permits for two coal-fired power plants.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - The House Energy and Utilities Committee had a hearing Wednesday on a bill limiting the power of the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - The federal government says Westar made major modifications to the Jeffrey Energy Center in St. Marys over the past decade but didn't update the plant's pollution control equipment. It's filed a lawsuit against the company.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - A shortage in the blood supply prompted a couple of groups from Washburn University to host blood drives.
Updated: 02/04/2009 - The Safe Streets Coalition and the Topeka City of Character program handed out their monthly Champion of Character awards Wednesday. Honored were a 7-year old who called 9-1-1 and an adult who caught a burglar in the act.