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Topeka Railroad Crossings Close

Updated: 07/02/2009 - The Union Pacific Railroad will permanently close two of its crossings - one at NW Howard just west of Lincoln and one at NW Grant Street just west of Tyler - beginning around 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 7.

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One Count Dismissed in Judd Case

Updated: 07/03/2009 - Judge Nancy Parrish listened to arguments Thursday morning in the evidentiary hearing in the case against Topeka Police officer Jason Judd. She decided to drop one of the four charges against Judd.

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Child Found Wandering Topeka Streets Returned To Mother

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Topeka Police say the mother of a boy found wandering the streets early Thursday morning contacted them and they have been reunited. Initial reports were a babysitter was watching the 5-year old when he somehow got out of the house.

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Audit Finds 2 Lottery Workers Made Big Overtime

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A state audit has found that two Kansas Lottery employees made a total of $36,000 in overtime pay in one year. Lottery officials say the high overtime was caused in part by computer problems.

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Nominations For 8 Wonders Of Kansas Customs Sought

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Nominations are being sought for the "8 Wonders of Kansas Customs.'' It's the latest contest by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, an organization that educates people about the state.

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State Audits Kansas High School Group

Updated: 07/02/2009 - A state audit has found that Kansas high schools get to keep a much smaller percentage of gate receipts for athletic events than most schools in surrounding states.

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Army Using Wiki To Update Field Manuals

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Authors of Army doctrine and field manuals are launching a pilot project to collect reaction from soldiers and officers on a Wiki site.

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Three Colleges Sue Kansas Board Of Regents

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Three community colleges have sued the Kansas Board of Regents claiming unequal funding for some of their vocational and technical programs.

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Midweek Farmer's Market

Updated: 07/01/2009 - If you aren't able to make it to the Topeka Farmer's Market on Saturdays, you can still go on Wednesdays.

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Trio Charged With Visa Fraud

Updated: 07/01/2009 - An indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Mahesh Gangineni and his wife, Komali Donavalli, of Topeka along with Sankar Chava of Littleton, Colorado with conspiracy to fraudulantly obtain an H-1B visa.

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Hearing Date Set For Former Emporia Official

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Former Emporia city engineer Keith Beatty's preliminary hearing is set for August 5th. He faces charges of official misconduct and misuse of public funds over a 2006 road resurfacing project.

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Shawnee County Judge Allows Witnesses In Judd Hearing

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Shawnee Co. Judge Nancy Parrish has rejected a prosecution motion to block witnesses at an evidentiary hearing on whether to dismiss charges against Topeka Police officer Jason Judd related to an off-duty shooting.

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Kansas Again Delays Aid Payments To Schools

Updated: 07/01/2009 - For the second time in a month, Kansas delayed aid payments to public school districts because of budget problems. Budget Director Duane Goossen said Wednesday that the state also delayed $31 million worth of tax refunds from June into next week.

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Amtrak Passenger Found Dead On Kansas Train Tracks

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A man who'd been a passenger on Amtrak's Southwest Chief was found dead along the tracks in the Marion County town of Florence Tuesday morning. It's not known how he got off the moving train.

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EPA To Kansas: Start Over On Coal Plant Proposal

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's acting regional administrator sent a letter Wednesday to Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby. The federal agency wants to make sure that KDHE has public hearings on Sunflower Electric's coal plant proposal.

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