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Sebelius Threatens Veto of GOP Budget Bill

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Sebelius said Tuesday that the cuts proposed by Senate Republicans were wrong because they would hurt public schools, cut services for vulnerable residents and put public safety at risk.

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Deputy Mayor to Challenge Mayor in Spring Election

Updated: 01/27/2009 - City of Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten faces four challengers in the Spring 2009 election, including Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner. Preisner filed Tuesday before the noon deadline to run for the office. In total, 25 people have filed for City of Topeka City Council and Mayor.

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USD 434 Battles Budget

Updated: 01/26/2009 - USD 434 is facing declining enrollment at the same time as the legislature is looking at cutting the education budget. During their Board Meeting several parents listened in as they discussed their options.

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Kansas Bill Would Ban Lighter Sales to Minors

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, a Wichita Democrat, wants to ban sales of cigarette lighters to minors and require retailers to keep lighters behind their counters, just as they do with cigarettes.

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TPD Investigation Alleged Weekend Sexual Assualt

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Topeka police are investigating allegations of sexual battery and criminal sodomy inside the Ed Bozarth dealership building on south Topeka Boulevard last weekend.

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Trail Date Set For Ex-KSU Football Player

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Leon Patton is accused of shaking a 2-month-old boy. The 20-year-old Junior was arrested September 18th for the July 15 incident.

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Promoter of Dog Stock Sentenced on Bad Check Charge

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Osage County prosecutor Brandon Jones told 13 news that Randall Long Monday pleaded guilty to one felony bad check charge and one misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge.

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Emporia Locals Submit Petition Against Smoking Ban

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Local business owners submitted a petition against the smoking ban in Emporia today. Representatives of Emporia Open for Business gave the city clerk about 1400 signatures to force the issue to a public vote. They needed to gather more than 700 signatures by February 2nd.

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Man Dead After Trench Collapse Near Manhattan Identified

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Authorities confirm one person is dead as the result of a trench collapse east of Manhattan. The Pottawatomie County Sheriff says it happened around 1:45 p.m. on Excel road, a mile off Highway 24.

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Jury Selection Begins in Thurber Trial

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Two years after Cowley College student Jodi Sanderholm was found dead, the man accused of raping and killing her goes on trial.

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District One Topeka Council Race to Feature Primary

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Tim Lloyd's filing to run for the 1st District Topeka City Council seat means there will be a primary in the race. He is the fourth candidate to declare his candidacy.

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Kan. Court Hears BTK Killer Defamation Lawsuit

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A Wichita television station that lost a defamation lawsuit for naming a possible suspect in the BTK serial killings tells the Kansas Supreme Court it did nothing wrong.

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Gang Retaliation Blamed for Wichita Wake Shooting

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Wichita police say gang retribution for a killing at a wedding two years ago is behind a weekend shooting at a wake that left two people dead and eight others injured.

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