Updated: 12/10/2008 - "Up to Date Old Times" owners Patty and Ron Blocker decided to close after eleven years in business. Patty Blocker says the hard economic times have taken their toll.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - About an eighth of Topeka employers are planning to eliminate jobs in the first quarter of 2009 while nearly the same number are hoping to hire more. Around 70 percent expect to keep hiring flat in Manpower's latest survey.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - The season's first winter blast spawned hundreds of traffic accidents Tuesday across central Kansas as slick roads made travel hazardous for much of the day.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - Budget director Duane Goossen said Monday payments to public school districts fall 25 percent short this month in another sign of a deepening economic crisis.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - State payments to public school districts fall 25 percent short this month in another sign of a deepening economic crisis.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - Dr. Jeffrey Colvin of Lawrence, Kan., was presented with the coalition's highest honor, the Dr. Dennis Cooley Award of Excellence, for his work in the field of childhood injury.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - The United Way siad its Christmas Bureau was inundated with phone calls Monday and Tuesday after it extended its deadline to adopt a family to ensure every family would be helped.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners recently voted themselves a raise, up to $43,000. They are not alone, though, several department heads in the county will also be receiving hikes.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - Topeka Police say they handled three injury accidents between 7 am and 2pm Tuesday, along with six fender benders and one hit and run. They also took more than a dozen calls of vehicles causing traffic disruptions, things like spinning off into the ditch.
Updated: 12/10/2008 - The leader of a group that claims to be an American Indian tribe could face years in prison for defrauding immigrants by telling them membership conferred U.S. citizenship.
Updated: 12/09/2008 - The Topeka Police Department is asking victims of non-injury accidents to move vehicles off the road if possible, exchange information, and report the accident within 24 hours.
Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Sedgwick County public defenders office says it is not taking any new clients. It says its existing caseload is overwhelming at a time the office is underfunded and understaffed.
Posted: 12/09/2008 - Lawrence police say the recent rape of a University of Kansas student at her home could be related to five other sexual assaults dating back to 2004.
Posted: 12/09/2008 - The Hugoton Republican says the plan is needed even though the state faces financial problems that some officials believe are worse than anything since the Great Depression.
Posted: 12/09/2008 - Kansas Book Connect lists books that fit the reading level and interests of students by using annual reading scores and other student data. That information will be given to schools within the next few months .
Updated: 12/08/2008 - A public hearing was held Monday night at the Law Enforcement Center on the Topeka Police Department's request for accreditation.
Updated: 12/08/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a vehicle driven by 18-year old Alyssa Kanicki of Topeka sideswiped a minivan on northbound Hwy. 75 driven by 42-year Teresa Vleck of Holton, causing Vleck's vehicle to overturn.