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Former Tax Company Director Sentenced To Prison

Posted: 12/09/2009 - 61-year old Daniel Gleason of Tennessee will spend more than six years in federal prison and pay more than $3 million for his role in a tax fraud scheme by a Topeka-based firm called Renaissance the Tax People.

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State Emergency Operations Center Returns To Watch Level

Posted: 12/09/2009 - As a severe winter storm system moved out of Kansas, the State Emergency Operations Center reduced its activation level to Level 1 - Watch at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Dec. 10. The SEOC had been at a Level 2 - Partial Activation since approximately 4 p.m. on Dec. 9.

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TPD: Don't Drive If You Don't Need To

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Topeka Police officers say that between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., they were dispatched to 17 reports of crashes. They were also called to 17 calls on vehicles that were stuck or had slid off the roadway.

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Safe Kids Kansas Presents 2009 Awards

Posted: 12/09/2009 - Safe Kids Kansas presented their annual awards in a ceremony Tuesday at the Kansas National Education Association in Topeka. The prestigious Dr. Dennis Cooley Award of Excellence, named in honor of pediatrician Dr. Dennis Cooley of Topeka, was presented to Jan Stegelman of Topeka.

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Council Turns Down Bunten's Review Plan

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Mayor Bill Bunten floated a trial balloon about having a five-member government citizens review board examine the roles of city leaders. Here's how the vote turned out Tuesday night.

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Council Members Question Chopper Plan

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Councilman Larry Wolgast proposes funding the TPD chopper for emergency response using the department's drug forfeiture funds.

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KCC Pitched $17.1M Westar Rate Hike

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Tuesday's hearing comes after a settlement reached between Westar, KCC staff, the Citizen's Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB), the City of Wichita, and several other bodies.

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New Courthouse For Potawatomi Nation

Posted: 12/08/2009 - After a years of planning, the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's new judicial center opened with a special ceremony on Tuesday.

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State Learns To Guard Homeland

Posted: 12/08/2009 - Federal, state, and local leaders gathered in Wichita Tuesday for the first day of a three-day summit designed to ensure Kansas is well-prepared for a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

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