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3 in Running for House Minority Leader

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Three Democrats are in the running for House minority leader to replace Dennis McKinney, who has been named state treasurer. They are Jim Ward of Wichita, Paul Davis of Lawrence, and Bill Feuerborn of Garnett.

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Kan. AG Clears Commissioners in Video Flap

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Attorney General Steve Six concludes three Wyandotte County officials didn't intentionally violate the law by appearing in a video promoting a company that wanted to operate a state-owned casino.

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Grant to Help Parents Afford Child Care in Riley County

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Kansas Children's Cabinet has announced that the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation will be awarded $400,000 in 2009 to assist families with child care needs. The funds will come from tobacco settlement dollars in the State's first Early Childhood Block Grant.

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A New Fire Extinguisher That Saves Lives

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Several local police and emergency agencies gathered on Friday to witness a very important demonstration of a unique new life saving tool called Cold Fire.

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Pay Your 2008 Taxes On-Line

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The 2008 property tax statements will be mailed Monday, Nov. 24. There is a new design to the tax statements this year because the County Treasurer's office is using a lockbox service.

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Man Fires Gun at Police Officer

Updated: 11/21/2008 - A Topeka man was arrested for firing shots at an officer that arrived at 924B SW Western in reference to calls from people in the area who heard gunfire. Two men and a woman were taken into custody. There was also a newborn in the trailer.

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Govt. Growth Keeps Kan. Employment from Shrinking

Updated: 11/21/2008 - The Department of Labor reports that the number of Kansans holding nonfarm jobs grew by about 8,600 compared with October 2007. That's an increase of six-tenths of 1 percent.

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Ford County Casino Remains on Track

Updated: 11/21/2008 - With the state's four-casino agenda shaken by the withdrawals of two developers, officials say plans for a casino in Dodge City remain firmly on track.

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St. Francis Health Center Announces Job Cuts

Updated: 11/21/2008 - St. Francis Health Center announced the elimination of 29 jobs Thursday. The hospital says jobs were cut from support areas that won't affect patient care.

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"Thoroughly Modern Millie" Opening Night at WRHS

Updated: 11/20/2008 - You can check it out for yourself, it runs Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 dollars and can be purchased at the door, in advance at the WRHS Bank, or by calling the WRHS box office at 339-4945.

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Gingerbread "Home for the Holidays" Event Kicks Off

Updated: 11/20/2008 - Locals got to show off their skills Thursday for a good cause, using graham crackers. The Topeka Performing Arts held an open house to kick off its annual gingerbread "Homes for the Holidays" event.

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Hecht Honored by Youth Court

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The Topeka Shawnee County Youth Court is showing its appreciation for its founding member.

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Heartland Visioning Announces Key Strategies for First Year

Updated: 11/03/2009 - Skills training and intrastructure for revitalization are among seven key strategies for 2009. They were identified by the Heartland Visioning steering committee, less than 24 hours after releasing a strategic plan for Topeka and Shawnee County.

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Shawnee County Bridge Causes Safety Concerns

Updated: 11/21/2008 - An aging Shawnee County bridge continues to be at the center of safety concerns, but nothing can be done until the county has enough money to replace the Willard Bridge.

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Deadline Looms for Christmas Bureau

Updated: 11/20/2008 - The deadline is looming for family to register for the Christmas bureau. The program connects private adopters with qualifying families to help with holiday meals and gifts.

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