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Salmonella Cases from Sprout Recall Grow

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Health officials have confirmed at least 76 cases of salmonella in Kansas and three other states as part of an outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts.

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Ex-Guard Tried for Fondling Inmates

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A former Saline County Jail officer is being tried for allegedly fondling female inmates who were locked in their cells.

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House Votes to Sqirrel Away Funds

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The House passes a bill to squirrel away unanticipated state revenues in a special budget stabilization fund, but some legislators complain that the state doesn't prepare for bad economic times when revenues fall short of expectations.

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Plan for Kansas Sex Predators Brings Protests

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sen. Pat Apple, a Louisburg Republican whose district includes the Osawatomie State Hospital, has submitted petitions with about 800 signatures protesting a plan to house an additional four sexual predators at the facility.

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Economy Hits Sour Note for Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Organizers have been forced to cancel this year's Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival. Assistant Executive Director for the non-profit organization Wayne Potter says funding from two major sponsors and several other donors fell through.

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Survey: Taxes Too High in Kansas

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A new survey finds a large majority of Kansans think their taxes are too high. in the survey, released by Americans for Prosperity, 57 percent of respondents felt they paid too much.

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Great Grad Student Minds Meet in Topeka

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The sixth annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit attracted some of the top minds from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, and the University of Kansas Medical Center to the Docking building,

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Kansas Stunned in Big-12 Tourney

Updated: 03/16/2009 - LaceDarius Dunn hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, leading a late surge as Baylor rallied after blowing a 17-point lead to stun No. 11 Kansas 71-64 in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Manhattan Designer Makes it with Wool

Updated: 03/11/2009 - 17 year old Meredith Olds wins the Senior Division at the National "Make it with Wool" competition in San Diego. She was already a winner in the Junior Division. She talks with Ralph about her style and how she started making fashions from wool.

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Law Seen as Problem for Kansas Casino Developer

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Topeka attorney John Frieden said the state's gambling law is flawed enough that it's a serious concern. He represents Olathe-based Butler National Service Corp., which has started construction on the Dodge City casino.

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Former Kansas Resident among Alabama Shooting Victims

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Andrea Myers and her 18-month old daughter Corrine were among the nine people killed by an Alabama shooter before he killed himself. The Myers family lived in Mulvane until about a year ago.

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State Issues Emergency Suspension of Day Care Home in Wichita

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension against Queens Home Day Care Home, a registered day care home operated by KyQueena L. Barnes, located at 1002 Eastmoor in Wichita.

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Smoking Ban Advocates Speak in Topeka Wednesday

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Giving all Kansans the right to breath clean air was the message behind a news conference at the Capitol Wednesday. The American Cancer Society urged Kansas legislators to listen to constituents on the "Clean Indoor Air Act".

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Rollover Accident in Shawnee County Wednesday Night

Updated: 03/11/2009 - A rollover accident in Shawnee County Wednesday night luckily ended with no injuries. Sheriff's deputies say a woman lost control of her minivan at 93rd and Paulen, over corrected, and the vehicle rolled.

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Man Dies in Accident on 24 Highway

Updated: 03/11/2009 - One person was killed in a rollover accident in Pottawatomie County Wednesday evening. It happened at US-24 Highway and Legion Lane.

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Kansas Unemployment Rate Spiked in January

Updated: 03/11/2009 - The state's unemployment rate in January was its worst in more than 25 years. The state Department of Labor reports today that the faltering national economy caused the rate to jump to 6.4 percent. That compared with 4.9 percent in December and 4.3 percent in January 2008.

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Sheltered Living Breaks Ground For New Homes

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Sheltered Living broke ground Wednesday on a partnership with Medallion Homes to build three new duplexes. The units will give 30 Sheltered Living clients long-term, accessible places to live.

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"Vote Yes" Group Holds Conference on City Street

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Union leaders are joining with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce in supporting a half-cent sales tax increase for Topeka to fund street improvements. Topeka voters decide the issue April 7th.

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