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Former KC TV News Reporter Sentenced

Updated: 06/29/2009 - A former Kansas City television reporter has been sentenced to six months of home detention for her role in a scheme to launder more than $650,000 from Associated Wholesale Grocers.

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Stormont-Vail HealthWise 55 Wins Statewide Award

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Topeka, Kansas-Monday morning at the Pozez Education Center Stormont-Vail HealthCare won this year's Community Connections Award for their HealthWise 55 program.

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Regulators To Have Hearing In LaCrosse, Kansas

Updated: 06/29/2009 - A 7 p.m. Wednesday hearing at the LaCrosse City Auditorium is about the 345-kilovolt line ITC Great Plains wants to build. The KCC said no new information will be presented.

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Wheat Harvest Underway Across Most Of Kansas

Updated: 06/29/2009 - In its daily harvest update, the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers said Sunday only extreme northeast Kansas has not yet begun its wheat harvest.

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Court Rejects Missouri Appeal On Funeral Protest Law

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The justices refused without comment Monday to hear Missouri's appeal of an order preventing it from enforcing a law limiting protests near funerals. The state enacted a law aimed at religious picketers who have turned up at soldiers' funerals.

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Man Dies In Southern Kansas House Fire

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The man killed Sunday in a house fire in southern Kansas has been identified as 64-year-old Jack Greever. Sgt. Chad Gordon of the Winfield Police Department said the coroner has ordered an autopsy.

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KCK Police Identify Man Shot By Officer

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The police department on Monday said 39-year-old Christopher Utter, Kansas City, Kan., was shot and killed Saturday after he tried to hit an officer with his car.

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Hutchinson To Host Two Astronauts

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Maj. Gen. Joe Engle, a native of Chapman, and spacecraft commander on space shuttle missions, will speak at the Kansas Cosmosphere on Friday. On July 10, Brig. Gen. Charlie Duke Jr. will speak.

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New Kansas Poet Laureate Takes Over This Week

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The current poet laureate of Kansas, Denise Low, ends her two-year term Wednesday. She'll be replaced by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Both women live in Lawrence and are longtime friends.

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High Court Rules On Funeral Protests

Updated: 06/29/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court has left in place a court order barring Missouri from enforcing a law limiting protests near funerals.

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Endangered Birds Nest In West Wichita

Least Tern

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The group of six male and six female least terns arrived near a west Wichita construction company from the Gulf of Mexico last month. After the birds built nests and began laying eggs, The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks closed off a section of sand bar.

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Kansas Supreme Court Rules For Water District

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed a water district's right to test drill for groundwater on the private property of Gregory and Charlee Shipe of Lawrence in their case against the Public Wholesale Water Supply District No. 25.

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Chanute Woman Dies In Crash

Updated: 06/29/2009 - A fatal weekend crash has claimed the life of a Chanute woman. It happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

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Regulators To Have Hearing In LaCrosse

Updated: 06/29/2009 - The Kansas Corporation Commission will hold a second public hearing Wednesday in LaCrosse about ITC Great Plains' plans to build a transmission line from Spearville to Hays.

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Entire Kansas Town May Pack Up And Move

Updated: 06/29/2009 - Almost everyone who lives in the tiny southeast Kansas community of Treece knows there's not much of a future there. With help from Sen. Pat Roberts, the 100 or so residents are hoping the federal government will buy them out like it did for Picher, Okla., just over the state line.

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Country Stampede Ends

Updated: 06/28/2009 - The 14th annual Country Stampede came to an end Sunday night.

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