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Closing Arguments Set in Manhattan Rape Trial

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Closing arguments are scheduled Thursday in the trial of a Kansas man charged with 79 counts of rape and sodomy over a five-year period on an alleged victim when she was a child.

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Governor Requests Federal Assistance for March Winter Storms

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has submitted a request to the president for federal assistance to defray costs associated with the response to and recovery from the severe winter storms that struck the state during the period March 26 to 29, 2009.

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Crime Stoppers Search for Burglary Suspect

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Detectives of the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a suspect in a burglary, Theft, and Criminal Damage case.

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Kan. Juvenile Jails Prepare for Swine Flu Outbreak

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Authorities in charge of Kansas' 358 youth inmates have geared up for the possibility of a swine flu outbreak at the state's three juvenile correctional facilities.

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Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Topeka Police say two men in their early twenties or late teens hit a pizza delivery person in the back of the head and took the pizzas and cash.

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Kansas Utility Plans $380M in Pollution Upgrades

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Westar said it plans to install new filtration systems and rebuild the sulfur dioxide ``scrubbers'' on two of its three power-generating units at Lawrence Energy Center.

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Kansas Dams to Help Offset 'Spring Pulse'

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says reduction of water flow from Tuttle Creek and Perry dams in Kansas will reduce by more than half the rise in the river caused by the pulse below Kansas City.

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Washburn Tech Fetes Graduates

Posted: 05/20/2009 - 379 students graduated Wednesday night from Washburn Institute of Technology in career training programs that range from business administrative technology to automotive technology.

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Roundabout Proposed at 17th & Macvicar

Updated: 05/20/2009 - City Traffic Engineer Linda Voss says there have been 34 accidents in four years at the intersection of SW 17th and Macvicar. She will ask the city council June 9th to approve plans for a roundabout at the intersection.

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TPD Asks for Assistance with THS Missing Money

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Topeka Police want to hear from those who donated money to the Topeka High Trojans Booster Club in 2007 and 2008. An audit shows money from the club is missing.

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Gas Prices On the Rise

Updated: 05/21/2009 - The price for a gallon of gasoline has risen once again.

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Rochester 3rd Grader Paints Postcard of Topeka

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The Topeka Tourism Alliance challenged Rochester third graders to design a postcard using the theme Explore Topeka. Several creative postcards featuring activities in Topeka were turned in. The winner was announced today during a pizza party for the two participating classes.

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After $12M Settlement, Apt Complex Asks Tenants To Go

Posted: 05/20/2009 - An attorney for Boardwalk Apartments said Monday that the owners want to do ``something different'' with the property and that they "would like to have the complex vacated so that they can pursue other options.''

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Topekan Guilty of 2007 Murder

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A jury found Antonio J. Armstrong guilty of first degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm in Judge Nancy Parrish's courtroom this afternoon.

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Vick Leaves Kansas Prison for Virginia

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick left Leavenworth federal prison before dawn today to begin home confinement in Virginia.

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