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Penwell Gabel Recognizes Vets

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Penwell-gabel Cemetary and Mausoleum is offering a chance to honor a loved one who served or is serving our country.

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Union Blasts AT&T's 'Final' Contract Offer

Updated: 05/13/2009 - AT&T says it offered raises of 2 percent now, and 2.25 percent each in 2010 and 2011, plus a $500 bonus if workers ratify the contract by June 5. But the union calls it a "major" step backward.

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Kansas Man Pleads Guilty to Making Anthrax Claim

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Forty-seven-year-old John Philip Barker pleaded guilty to one count of mailing a threatening communication. Authorities say he sent the Internal Revenue Service a white powder he claimed was anthrax.

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Kansas Court Hears Dispute in Abortion Clinic Case

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday from an assistant Johnson County DA and an attorney for a Planned Parenthood clinic in Overland Park. The dispute centers on subpoenas issued to four potential witnesses for records relating to individual abortions.

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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Kansas Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's a 6.75 percent drop from March, but still 5.6 percent higher than April of last year.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police said that two people were trying to jump-start an older-model boom crane shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It rolled on top of a man standing behind it, killing him.

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Child of Ft. Riley Soldier among New H1N1 Cases

Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.

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Democrats call for Kan. gambling law change

Cards and poker chips

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Gov. Parkinson Talks Goals, Topeka Life

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Mark Parkinson talked about the future goals of his administration, the possibility of furloughing state workers, and taking a wrong turn on the Cedar Crest trails.

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Ethics Hearing for KS Speaker Delayed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The commission continued the hearing until July 22 at O'Neal's request to give him time to prepare. He was involved full time with the Legislature that ended Saturday morning.

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Brownback Headed to Gitmo

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.

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5 New Cases of H1N1 in Kansas since Tuesday

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Five new cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus have been confirmed in Kansas since the last update Tuesday morning. One case involves a Geary County child who is hospitalized, two involve Johnson County children and two involve Wyandotte County children.

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Kansas State Historical Society Museum Cuts A Dozen Jobs

Updated: 05/13/2009 - To cut spending, the KSHS eliminated 12 full-time positions from its budget, and shifted some full-time positions to part-time. A spokeswoman for KSHS says there may be more cuts to come.

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