Updated: 11/24/2008 - A Douglas County jury convicted 37-year-old Allen Dale Smith Monday of first degree murder and aggravated burglary for the 2005 shooting death of Clarence Boose. Boose and his wife founded David's Jewelers in downtown Topeka in 1968.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas farmers are wrapping up their fall harvest as temperatures dropped below freezing across the state for most of the past week.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Existing home sales in the Midwest fell 9 percent in October compared with a year ago as consumers got increasingly nervous about the sinking economy and the woes of Detroit's automakers.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - The death of a 48-year-old woman in Pratt is being investigated as a homicide, the first in almost 20 years in the south-central Kansas town.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - First-degree murder and conspiracy charges have been dismissed against a southwest Kansas couple accused of killing the woman's ex-boyfriend, whose body has never been found.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - There's probably an art to stealing and cracking open ATMs. But a Leavenworth man apparently hasn't figured out what it is.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Law enforcement will be involved in a Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign to put more officers on streets and highways to aggressively enforce state traffic laws.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Families can leave the cooking to the Army food service this Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy the traditional holiday meal for a reasonable price at post dining facilities. They're also invited to a service Thanksgiving Day.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Free fresh Christmas Trees will be available for military Families Dec. 10-12. Priority will be given to spouses of deployed Soldiers and Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Battalion.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - A public information session will be held when a team of assessors arrives in Topeka to examine all aspects of the Topeka Police Department. Community members are invited to comment.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six and his Consumer Protection Division launched a public education campaign Monday to increase consumer awareness as the holiday shopping season begins.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Hockey players from the Topeka RoadRunners read to fourth graders at Silver Lake Elementary Monday. Goalie Lyle Rocker and defensemen Randy Swank and Jeff Burke say it's fun to hang out with the kids, many of whom are their fans.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Goppert Foundation in Kansas City gave $100,000 to Washburn University. The gift creates an endowment to support scholarships for full time undergraduates with financial needs who do not meet qualifications for other merit based scholarship.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Experts say a tight pharmacist pool in Kansas could shrink even more if plans to expand the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are scrapped.
Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will begin placing red ribbons on their vehicles this week to encourage motorists to be careful during the holiday season.