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Westar Officially Requests Rate Increase

Updated: 06/03/2009 - Westar Energy is asking Kansas regulators to increase its electric rates by $20 million - the fourth increase requested this year by the Topeka utility.

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Takes to Topeka Streets Wednesday

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run takes off from the Statehouse steps at 7 am Wednesday. More than 650 officers from more than 60 agencies will carry the "Flame of Hope" through 28 Kansas counties. It's on its way to the Special Olympics Summer Games in Wichita Friday.

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Governor, Treasurer Celebrate Bill on Financial Literacy

Updated: 06/02/2009 - State Treasurer Dennis McKinney joined Gov. Mark Parkinson Tuesday for a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill 41. The bill brings financial literacy education to Kansas K through 12 classrooms.

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Topeka City Council Mulls Sales Tax Dollars

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The Topeka City Council used a work session to discuss how and when to use the money that will come in from the one-half cent sales tax increase voters approved this past April.

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Kansas Orders Day Care to Close After Girl Dies

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Investigators have closed a Merriam day care until they find out why a 7-month-old girl who had been left at the facility Saturday afternoon died the next morning.

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Woman Wins Battle for Fence

Updated: 06/02/2009 - The City of Topeka received a complaint about Jacky Bess' fence. They asked her to lower it to four feet. Bess refused because she was afraid her dogs would get out and possibly hurt the children who attend the school across the street.

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Residents React To Losing Power

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Topeka-area residents are reacting to having their electricity restored. About 1,200 homes lost power for about two hours on Tuesday.

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Tiller Slaying Suspect Charged with Murder

Updated: 06/02/2009 - Scott Roeder was in court Tuesday afternoon. He made his first appearance on one count of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the death of Dr. George Tiller.

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