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Legislators Told Of Higher Ed Cuts

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Members of the Legislative Educational Planning Committee were told Tuesday that universities are concerned that even more reductions may be needed because of a drop in state aid to the schools.

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Man Found Guilty Of Garden City Death

Posted: 07/29/2009 - It took less than an hour of deliberations Tuesday for a Finney County jury to find Lucas K. Chavez guilty in the death of 30-year-old Philip M. Brown. Chavez was also found guilty of two counts of criminal possession of a firearm.

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Parkinson, Treasury Deputy Tout Kansas Project

Posted: 07/29/2009 - Parkinson and Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin will travel on Thursday to Osawatomie for the opening of Woodland Hills Estate. Developers used a new tax credit program that was part of the federal stimulus package to complete construction.

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Manhattan Airport Launches New Web Site

Posted: 07/29/2009 - The site features a user-friendly design with information on arrivals and departures. A calculator lets passengers compare the cost of flights from Manhattan against those from Kansas City International Airport.

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Percy Powell Turns 65

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The crew from Cold Stone Creamery lured their cake decorator, Percy Powell back to work for a surprise birthday party. Percy turned 65 years old today.

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Topeka City Council Reacts To Bonaparte's Possible New Job

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte is interviewing for the same position in Grand Rapids, MI. Topeka City Council members have mixed reactions to this news, as John Alcala still wants Bonaparte gone, while Jeff Preisner says he is doing a good job.

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Kansas Gets Fraction Of Requested Federal COPS Funds

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Kansas is getting $5.2 million in Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, funding. It's just over the minimum 5 percent each state was guaranteed. Kansas agencies had requested $34.6 million.

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Trial Set For Accused Killer Of George Tiller

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Scott Roeder is bound over to face trial, which is set for September 21 after pleading not guilty to shooting Dr. George Tiller his church on May 31

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Mother Sentenced in Daughter's Death

Updated: 07/28/2009 - 32 year-old Michelle Dodds was sentenced to 32 months in prison for the death of her daughter 11 year-old Cheyenne Morrissey.

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Lyon County Man Dies In Rollover

Posted: 07/28/2009 - KVOE in Emporia reports 91-year-old Alvin Pykiet was northbound in the 3300 block of road "l" when the accident happened before 11:30 Monday morning.

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Fort Riley Identifies Soldier Found Dead

Posted: 07/28/2009 - The Army's 1st Infantry Division has identified a soldier found dead in his room last week as a 19-year-old from California.

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COPS Program Nets 7 Officers For Topeka

Posted: 07/28/2009 - Kansas City, Kan., is getting about $2.4 million to hire 12 officers, while Topeka will receive $1.1 million to hire seven. The state's biggest city, Wichita, is getting about $409,000 to hire two officers.

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Man Convicted Of Causing Fatal Explosion Dies

Posted: 07/28/2009 - A family member of 49 year-old Earl D. "Skip" Sheppard told The Kansas City Star that Sheppard died Saturday at a federal medical center in North Carolina. He had been ill for several months.

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2008 National Championship Boosts KU Gear Sales

Posted: 07/28/2009 - A University of Kansas official says sales of licensed University of Kansas merchandise increased dramatically after the school's 2008 basketball championship.

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