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OP Officer Paid Back $8 for 1988 Act of Kindness

Updated: 02/27/2009 - An Overland Park police officer has received $8 he didn't expect he'd ever get back from a motorcyclist passing through town, out of gas and broke 21 years ago.

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Kansas House Passes Coal Bill

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The House passes a bill allowing Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build two coal-fired power plants in western Kansas.

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Kansas Governor Honors Slain KU Law Student

Updated: 02/27/2009 - State lawmakers and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius next month mark International Women's Day by honoring a Kansas woman who lost her life to domestic violence.

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Hundreds of Cessna Workers Get Layoff Notices

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The 60-day layoff notices were distributed Thursday at Cessna. Cessna did not release the specific number of workers who received notices. But several media outlets in Wichita reported that 600 to 800 workers were learning that they will soon be unemployed.

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Topeka Police Look for New Clues in 1971 Killing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Topeka Police hope new attention brings new tips in a killing from Christmas Day 1971. Benjamin Weiler, Sr. was found near his car at NW Lyman Rd. and Lane St.

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Former Nazi Labor Camp Survivor Visits Fort Riley

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Fort Riley celebrated a special guest Thursday at a ceremony. The army celebrates 2009 as the "Year of the NCO" to honor and recognize its non-commissioned officers.

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Former Kansas Governor Speaks at KU Thursday

Updated: 02/26/2009 - America needs to build for its future. That was the message Thursday night from former governor of Kansas Bill Graves. He returned to the Kansas to speak to a full house at KU's Leid Center.

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Kansas House Gives Initial Approval to Coal Bill

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The Kansas House gave first-round approval to a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. House Speaker Mike O'Neal believes his chamber also has enough voted to override a promised gubernatorial veto.

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HealthWise 55 Launches Free Blood Pressure Checks

Updated: 02/26/2009 - HealthWise 55 will be offering free blood pressure checks from 8:15 to 9:30 am the first Thursday of the month at West Ridge Mall and from 10 to 11:30 am the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the S. Topeka YMCA.

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Official says Vick OK'd for Home Confinement

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A government official says there's no bed space at a halfway house, so Micheal Vick could be released to his Hampton, Va. home as soon as May 21st.

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TPD Looks for Help with Vehicle Maintenance

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The proposed "Cruiser Detail and Provision Team" for Topeka Police would get volunteers to help with vehicle maintenace tasks such as topping of fluids and inflating tires.

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Aircraft Cutbacks Trickling down to Kansas Suppliers

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Bombardier in Wichta have all announced cutbacks amid the economic downturn. It's having a ripple effect through machine shops and suppliers.

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Letter Says Ex-Kansas AG Faces Complaint

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A Feb. 19 letter said a review committee for the state Board for the Discipline of Attorneys found probable cause to believe former prosecutor Phill Kline and two former deputies violated rules of professional conduct.

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Woman Identified in Fatal Accident Near Topeka

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Authorities have identified the woman who died in an accident near Topeka Tuesday night. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 29th and Auburn road.

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Council Members Approve Budget Plans for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Budget plans are approved to start the first phase of reconstruction to the Willard Bridge west of Topeka. Shawnee County commissioners all voted to approve the $150,000 budget to start the preliminary design for the bridge.

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