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Plans for Kan. Speedway Casino to Be Revised

Posted: 12/05/2008 - Kansas Entertainment announced Friday it is withdrawing its pending application to build and manage the casino. Its proposed gambling-and-hotel complex would overlook the NASCAR track.

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Fireman Falls Through Floor at Fire

Updated: 12/05/2008 - Firefighters battled a trailer fire in Topeka late Thursday night. The blaze engulfed the home and weakened the floors to the point a firefighter fell through it..

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Kan. Sees More Bad Budget News in Nov. Revenues

Posted: 12/05/2008 - The Legislative Research Department reports those collections were nearly $14 million less than anticipated, about 3 percent off. The state expectied almost $410 million, but getting about $396 million.

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Amtrak, KDOT Agree on Scope of Rail Service Study

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Amtrak and the Kansas Department of Transportation agreed Thursday to the scope of a feasibility study on expanding Amtrak passenger service between Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Fort Worth, Texas.

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Car Thieves Captured on Surveillance Video

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Police say two men are seen on surveillance video taking a 1991 Buick Skylark from outside a business at Eugene and Paramore in North Topeka. The theft happened just after 11 pm, November 20th. The victim left the car running when she went inside the business.

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KDHE Awards Healthy Schools Grants

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Grant money to encourage schools to develop and strengthen district wellness policy was awarded Thursday. The largest recipient was the Seaman school district in Topeka. It will get $16,000.

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Accused Killer Argues to Withdraw Plea

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Rashawn Anderson pleaded no contest to premeditated first degree murder in the July 2005 shooting death of 19-year old Christopher Caraway. He now wants to withdraw the plea.

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Better Business Bureau Adopts Grading System

Posted: 12/04/2008 - Topeka's Better Business Bureau has moved from its old "satisfactory"/"unsatisfactory" ratings of businesses to a new letter grade system. The information is at topeka.bbb.org.

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Reading Recovery Named Top Program

Posted: 12/04/2008 - The US Department of Education named the Reading Recovery program the best program assisting young students who are struggling with learning to read and write.

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Amarr Garage Doors Cutting Employees

Updated: 12/04/2008 - Amarr Garage Doors says it's laying off 16% of its workforce. The company says the decision stems from the downturn in the housing market.

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