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AG Steve Six Announces Agreement with Eli Lilly

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Kansas will receive $1.1 million from a drug company accused of illegally marketing an anti-psychotic drug. Attorney General Steve Six made the announcement Wednesday.

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Plan To Stop Statehouse Renovation Opposed By Senator

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Speaker Mike O'Neal said Republicans are committed to finishing the project but want to wait to see if construction and labor costs dip temporarily because of the recession. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jay Emler says that's not a good idea because resuming the work will cost even more money.

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Boeing: No Plans To Sell Kansas Plants

Updated: 01/15/2009 - A spokesman for Boeing Co. says he's unaware of any current plans to sell the aircraft maker's Integrated Defense Systems plant in Wichita, Kan.

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K-State Candidate, Students Look To Future

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Kirk Schulz is the first candidate to be interviewed for the Kansas State President job, and he is excited about the opportunity. He spoke with faculty and students Thursday, and expressed his vision of the future.

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Proper Prosthesis Gives Lift to Breast Cancer Patients

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Breast cancer treatment often means a dramatic change in a woman's appearance, which can shake her body image. A partnership between Jayhawk Pharmacy and Cotton-O'Neil Cancer is helping women look - and feel - like themselves again.

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Biles to Join Kansas Supreme Court in March

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Dan Biles will be sworn in at a 2 p.m. March 6 special session of the Kansas Supreme Court. Afterward, Biles will take his seat on the far right side of the bench, traditionally the seat for the newest member.

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Kansas Schools say They Still Face Budget Woes

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Educators say Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' proposal to freeze funding will force a reallocation of dollars among districts even before the current fiscal year ends. And, they say, rising costs make it likely that there will be some effects in the state's classrooms.

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Kansas Sheriff Corrals Hundreds of Sheep

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The Hutchinson News reports on its Web site that the Morton County Sheriff's Department took custody Wednesday of 716 head of sheep, a calf and two dogs for not being properly corralled.

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Kansas Board: Maintenance Backlog Grows on Campuses

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The board says the six public universities and the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, have a backlog of $825 million. That's up from $663 million in 2006.

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Plan to Stop Statehouse Renovation Opposed

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Suspending the Statehouse renovations is part of the House Republicans' legislative agenda for this year. But Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jay Emler says that's not a good idea because resuming the work will cost even more money.

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Topeka Symphony Serenades Students

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The Topeka Symphony invited students from all over Northeast Kansas to the Topeka Performing Arts Center for a free concert Thursday.

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Fort Riley to Open New Child Development Center

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Fort Riley’s Child Youth and School Services will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Whitside Child Development Center, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23 located near Irwin Army Community Hospital.

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“Getting Fit for Pregnancy” Important for Healthy Babies

Updated: 01/15/2009 - KDHE and Greater Kansas Chapter March of Dimes are joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to share the message that a mother’s health, including her weight before, during and after pregnancy, is an important foundation for having a healthy baby.

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State University Buildings Continue to Deteriorate

Updated: 01/15/2009 - An updated report by the Kansas Board of Regents details maintenance needed on the six state university campuses, totalling $825 million, a 24% increase since 2006.

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Helicopters to Arrive at Fort Riley This Weekend

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Approximately 14 helicopters - two UH-60 Black Hawks and 12 AH-64 Apaches - will arrive in two flights that afternoon. The aircraft are the first to arrive back at Marshall Army Air Field following the "Demon" Brigade's 15-month deployment.

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High End Document Company Moves to Topeka

Updated: 01/15/2009 - A Dutch company has moved into Topeka boasting what it calls the world's fastest copier. Oce works mainly with high-end, high-volume equipment.

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Boost Mobile Offering $50 Unlimited Plan

Updated: 01/15/2009 - The subsidiary of Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel Corp. announced today a $50 unlimited voice and data plan. It doesn't require an annual contract and isn't tied to a home calling area.

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Police Turn to Public to Nab Purse Snatcher

Updated: 01/15/2009 - Topeka Police release surveillance footage of a man they believe stole a purse from a woman at the VA hospital and attempted to use a credit card from it.

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