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Fort Riley Major Killed in Iraq

Updated: 05/14/2009 - The Pentagon said Wednesday 60-year-old Maj. Steven Hutchison of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Sunday after a homemade bomb went off near his vehicle in Al Farr, Iraq.

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Salina Teacher Kicked by Student

Updated: 05/14/2009 - A middle-school teacher in Salina is recovering from a leg injury after a disruptive 14-year-old kicked him while he was trying to remove her from his classroom.

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Military, KU Complete First Year of Program

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Ten U.S. military officers and one from Argentina are about to complete the first year of a new collaboration with the University of Kansas.

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Man Wins Right to Ride Segway

Updated: 05/14/2009 - A local man has won the right to ride his Segway through West Ridge Mall. John McElroy reached a settlement with the mall's owners, Simon Property, that allows him to ride the personal mobility device.

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Dealers Learn Whether They're Being Shut Down

Updated: 05/15/2009 - Chrysler is shutting down 789 dealers across the country. In Kansas, 15 dealers received their pink slips from the automaker Thursday via UPS.

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Parkinson Tabs Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Position

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson introduced Troy Findley as his new Lt. Gov. Findley served seven years as Chief of Staff under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and now Parkinson. Findley says he will not run for elected office in 2010.

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Church Tower goes Up

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Walls made in Nebraska made its way on semi trucks to a church located at 17th and Gage.

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Parkinson's Chief of Staff Named Lt. Gov.

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Parkinson announced the appointment of Troy Findley on Thursday. Findley has been the governor's chief of staff for nearly seven years, serving Kathleen Sebelius before Parkinson.

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Deadly Tornado Kills 3 in Missouri

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Violent storms tore through four Midwestern states, killing three people in northern Missouri, damaging dozens of homes and leaving thousands without power.

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KU to Take H1N1 Precautions at Commencement

Updated: 05/13/2009 - KU officials will have hand sanitizer and portable handwashing stations available at weekend commencement activities in light of the H1N1 outbreak.

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Ethics Fine Reversed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission rescinded a $7500 fine against Kristian Van Meteren.

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Shooting Trial Ends with Hung Jury

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A Shawnee County jury was unable to reach a verdict against 25-year old James Epps. He faced attempted murder and drug charges for the March 2008 shooting of 34-year old Charles Lowe at Oscars Bar.

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Bond Set for Topeka Arson Suspect

Updated: 05/13/2009 - 49-year old Russell King made his first court appearance Wednesday on charges of arson and burglary. His bond was set at $7500.

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Body of Wilson County Drowing Victim Recovered

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Search crews recovered the body of Greg Fisher just before 6 pm Wednesday. He was found about two miles downstream from where he fell in at Middle Dam near Neodesha.

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Governor Ordered Flags to Half Staff Friday

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson has ordered flags on state buildings to be flown at half staff this Friday in recognition of National Peace Officer's Memorial Day.

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US Judge Refuses Again to Delay Genocide Trial

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The prosecution of an immigrant accused of participating in the 1994 Rwandan genocide appears has been dealt a setback by a federal judge in Kansas.

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Kansas Woman Sentenced in Discount-Store Killing

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Amber Russell was sentenced Wednesday in Wyandotte County juvenile court for her role in a northeast Kansas discount-store manager's 2005 slaying. The 19-year old will remain in custody until she's 22.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police say a man was killed when a crane used to trim trees Wednesday morning in Salina rolled on top of him.

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