Updated: 08/22/2008 - When weighing options for increasing revenue and before a proposed sales tax increase hit the ballot box in November, city leaders should seek guidance from the Heartland Visioning Task Force.
Posted: 08/15/2008 - Kansas State University is expecting a record number of new international students this fall.
Posted: 08/15/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission will review the role played by three officials in a casino applicant's presentation.
Posted: 08/15/2008 - Kansas received mixed economic news from its July employment figures.
Posted: 08/15/2008 - Kansas City's Union Station could finish the year with a balanced budget thanks to the profitable ``Bodies Revealed'' exhibit. The exhibit could bring a profit of about 1 million dollars, despite falling well short of attendance projections.
Posted: 08/15/2008 - The level of the Mississippi River has now dropped so much that low water is causing problems. It's a much different situation than just weeks ago when the river experienced massive flooding.
Posted: 08/15/2008 - Opponents of a proposal to cap the number of casinos in Missouri and eliminate loss limits on gamblers have filed two lawsuits to keep the question off the November ballot.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - Topeka Police Detectives are asking for tips from the public locating the person or persons responsible for the early morning shooting death of Rodney Jennings, 21, on July 1st.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - Witnesses say the fire fighter went through an intersection with his lights and sirens on. He and a van collided in the intersection of North Topeka Boulevard and Gordon.
Updated: 08/15/2008 - A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after rolling his SUV on the interstate ramp from I-470 to I-70 Thursday afternoon.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - A woman is out $560 after having a group top off her asphalt driveway. More than a week later, it has still not dried. She says she was taken -- by a scam.
Updated: 08/15/2008 - Topeka Police say Deborah Halstead was found safe at a Topeka home Thursday night. Her daughter became concerned when she hadn't seen her mother for two days.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - A 12-month pilot progrma called "MethShield" launches in Kansas this week. It's a web-based program for pharmacies to report sales of medications used to make meth. The KBI found 97 meth labs through July, matching the total for all of 2007.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - 23-year old James Qualls will stand trial Oct. 27th. He's charged with second degree intentional murder in the shooting death of Josephe Beier, Jr. at the Whiplash Bar and Grill July 16th.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - 41-year old Oscar Garza pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14. He'll be sentenced September 19th.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - Rep. Nancy Boyda's campaign continues to dispute accusations from opponent Lynn Jenkins that Boyda voted to send Congress on "vacation." Boyda's campaign says she's in the district, taking time to listen to voters.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports 108,000 Kansas children have special health care needs, and about 3400 of them do not have health insurance coverage - public or private. The group says 25 states have higher percentages than Kansas.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - Fort Hays State officials say they are reviewing debate coach William Shanahan's profanity-laced exchange with another coach. Provost Larry Gould says FHSU is considering several options, including firing Shanahan.
Updated: 08/28/2008 - Stormont-Vail launched the Student Nurse Tech program in its Critical Care unit this summer. It gives student nurses full-time, one-on-one contact with a registered nurse in the ICU, so they can see if the environment is one in which they can foresee a career.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - Shawnee County Parks and Rec presented a plan to commissioners Thursday for selling naming opportunities for various facilities. Parks and Rec Director John Knight says money would go into a fund for improvements, to take pressure off taxpayers.
Posted: 08/14/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and more than 100 other Kansas law enforcement agencies are on the roads in extra numbers. Their special "STEP" effort began Thursday and runs through Labor Day weekend.