Posted: 05/22/2008 - Some area convenience stores are selling cocaine -- not the dangerous drug, but a new energy drink. Dr. Eric Voth, an addiction specialist, is not amused by by the play on words.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - 341 technical school graduates were celebrating Thursday night. They finished up programs ranging from business administrative technology and health occupations to automotive technology and technical drafting.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Kansas Center for the Book at the State Library of Kansas was one of three state centers recently honored by Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - The city of Topeka human relations commission held a meeting Thursday to put together a youth committee that will do just that. One program under discussion is a Kansas Academy of Music, Art and Theatre program for youth.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Each year, an "Avenue of Flags" lines the drive at Westlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Auburn Road. They have some donations, but they still need about 50 more flags and 60 flag poles this year.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Jurors convicted a Topeka man Thursday of kidnapping and rape. The charges against 41-year old Kenneth White stem from a November 2005 incident. White faces more than 100 years in prison when he's sentence June 27th.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Manhattan has picked a firm to develop the Flint Hills Prairie Discovery Center. The Manhattan Mercury reports city commissioners have given the go-ahead for city staff to negotiate a contract with Boston, Massachusetts-based Verner Johnson and Associates.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - A 94-year-old Americus man died while conducting a controlled burn. It's unclear exactly how Kayser died, but investigators say he was apparently crushed to death by equipment that fell on him.
Updated: 05/22/2008 - Services were held Thursday for Cheyenne R. Morrissey, the 11-year-old who died after being in a vehicle accident in Topeka on Sunday. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. at Davidson Funeral Home in Topeka.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - The DOT is considering new guidelines that would require commercial drivers meeting certain criteria to be screened for sleep apnea. If diagnosed, they'd have to be treated for a week in order to get their license. A seminar on the issue is slated for 11 am, May 30th, in Topeka.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed a $33 million spending measure into law Thursday. It brings the total spending for the budget year starting July 1 to $13.6 billion.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Governor Sebelius signed the legislation announced by Rep. Joe Patton (R-Topeka), which would strengthen the state's sentencing guidelines by keeping judges from issuing a lesser sentence for people convicted of serious sexual violence crimes.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - An anthrax scare is the pandemic drill held Thursday afternoon on the campus of Washburn University.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Governor Sebelius says the omnibus budget bill includes nearly all of her budget recommendations, including reductions in waiting lists for the developmentally disabled and more technology assistance waivers for disabled Kansans.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Sen. Barbara Allen, R-Overland Park, is not seeking re-election in order to seek a master's degree in public health at KU Medical School. Allen says she was inspired by her successful battle against breast cancer.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - Rains in the morning causes flooding in Whiting and other towns in NE Kansas.
Updated: 05/22/2008 - Three part-time workers go around the city from Thursday through Sunday to confiscate temporary signs on public rights of way and private property without the owners permission. Retrieval can cost from $30 to $50.
Posted: 05/22/2008 - The Dearborn-based automaker tries to climb back to profitability by cutting all North American production of trucks and SUVs for the rest of the year, will focus on smaller, more fuel-efficient cars.