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Salina Officials Consider Payment for Cleanup

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Officials in Salina are debating whether to accept federal money to assume responsibility for the cleanup of a toxic solvent linked to birth defects and cancer.

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Kansas Casino Application Deadline may be Extended

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Kansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to extend the deadline to April 21 if it doesn't get any applicants for Cherokee or Crawford counties by the original Jan. 21 deadline.

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Kansas Lottery Revenues Down 4 Percent

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Lottery Executive Director Ed Van Petten said Wednesday that the agency received nearly $119 million between July 1, 2008, and Saturday, a decrease of $5.1 million from the year before.

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Long-Time Figure in Senate Retires

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The Senate chamber rose to its feet for Sue Krische. She retired last week after serving 23 years as the Senate president's chief of staff.

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Boost Mobile Offering $50 Unlimited Plan

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Boost Mobile, a subsidiary of Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Nextel Corp., announced Wednesday 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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Hiller Seeks Dist. 1 Seat

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Long time director of Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. announces that she plans to join the race for Topeka City Council's First District seat.

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Capitol Federal Meets With Shareholders; Chairman Retires

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Capitol Federal held its annual shareholders meeting Wednesday. The company reports 2008 profits up more than 60-percent from 2007. They also announced Jack Dicus will retire as Board Chairman after 20 years in that position.

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Toth Appears in Federal Court

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Former Topeka Dr. John Toth has his first federal court hearing on 13 counts accusing him of selling a bogus microscope and phony drug to diagnose and treat Lyme disease.

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GOP Lays Out Legislative Agenda

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Improving the state's financial picture is the driving force behind priorities set by the Kansas House Republicans.

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ALA Report Card Flunks Kansas

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The American Lung Association flunks Kansas in its annual report card on smoking in three out of four categories. And the fourth was just a notch above an "F.''

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Jury Trial Set for Woman Accused of Hitting Lawrence Police Officer

Updated: 01/14/2009 - A Topeka woman accused of hitting a Lawrence police officer during a high speed will head to jury trial in March. A Douglas County judge ruled there is enough evidence for her to stand trial on eleven charges including aggravated assault and aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer.

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Historic Initiative to Count Homeless Population

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Temperatures are dropping, jobs are disappearing and the homeless know it. In fact, they feel it acutely every time the bitter wind howls a little stronger. The National Alliance to End Homelessness released a report on Tuesday that said Kansas experienced a 60 percent decrease in the number of homeless people. Yet the report uses numbers from 2005 to 2007, and does not reflect the current situation.

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Kansas Man Wins $2.76M Hot Lotto Jackpot

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Lottery officials say the winner is an employee of Spirit AeroSystems and lives in Belle Plaine. He did not want to reveal his name.

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Investigators Back at Missing Kansas Boy's Home

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Authorities say they have found no human remains while digging at the mobile home park where a missing Kansas boy once lived. But Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said Wednesday that authorities have found something connected to the investigation, although he would not elaborate.

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Kansas Raises Grade in Oral Health

Updated: 01/14/2009 - The latest report card from Oral Health America gives Kansas an overall grade of "B," up from a "D-plus" in 2003. The state scored lowest in state policy and access.

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Report: Swayze says he's almost over pneumonia

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Days after checking himself into a Los Angeles hospital for pneumonia, Patrick Swayze says his condition is improving. The 56-year-old actor, who is battling pancreatic cancer, tells People magazine: "I am alive and plan on continuing to stay that way. ... I am almost in the clear."

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Osage Co. Sheriff: Father Killed 3 Children

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Osage Co. Sheriff Laurie Dunn says three children found dead in a Scranton home Monday were killed by their father, who then tried to kill himself and set their home on fire. The victims are Michael Shirley, 52, Ethan Shirley, 14, Ashten Shirley, 11, and Caleb Shirley, 9.

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Winfield's Rubbermaid Plant Announces 75 Job Cuts

Updated: 01/14/2009 - Newell Rubbermaid Inc. plans to cut 75 jobs from its manufacturing facility in the south-central Kansas town of Winfield as it copes with the global economic downturn.

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Our Sharp Cold Waves is Heading East

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Kansas will hit the zero mark tonight. Temperatures have already plunged below zero in many Midwest areas. One death is blamed on the cold weather.

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House Fire in Topeka Causes $10,000 in Damage

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A house fire in Topeka Tuesday night caused about $10,000 worth of damage. The cause is not known at this time. Four people were home at the time. All made it out safely.

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