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Finalists Named for Kansas Supreme Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Kansas Court of Appeals judge, a district judge from Lawrence and an Overland Park attorney are finalists for a seat on the state Supreme Court. The vacancy will occur because Chief Justice Kay McFarland plans to retire in January.

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Kansas Lottery Says Harrah's Still in Running

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The head of the Kansas Lottery says that despite rumors to the contrary, Harrah's Entertainment Inc. hasn't said whether it plans to withdraw as the operator of a state-owned casino in Sumner County.

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Prosecutors Defend Themselves for Abortion Case

Dr. George Tiller

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two former Kansas attorneys general will be in court next week to defend their actions in the prosecution of Dr. George Tiller. Phill Kline is accused of being overzealous.

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Finalists Named for Kansas Supreme Court

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A Kansas Court of Appeals judge, a district judge from Lawrence and an Overland Park attorney are finalists for a seat on the state Supreme Court.

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Propane Linked to Deadly Kansas House Explosion

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Winfield Fire Mashal Alan Stoll confirms it was propane that sparked a Tuesday house explosion that killed a man and left a woman seriously burned. However, it's still unclear what set it off.

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29th & Indian Hills to Revert to Two-Way Stop

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The intersection at SW 29th & Indian Hills Road will return to a two-way stop beginning next Monday. The stop signs on 29th will be removed, so traffic along that street will NOT stop any longer.

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Preliminary Hearing Set for TPD Officer in Off-Duty Shooting

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Jason Judd has a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 11. He faces two counts of intentional aggravated battery, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of criminal trespass for an off-duty shooting incident that happened March 18.

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Mortgage Lenders to Help Kansas Homeowners

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas and 11 other states announced an agreement with a mortgage lender that will help nearly 400,000 homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Stop the Bullying

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Topekans learned ways to avoid bullying in the digital age at a workshop Thursday night.

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Report Gives Kansas "D" for Premature Births

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Kansas was among 23 states getting a "D" in the first-ever March of Dimes report card on premature births. Doctors say proper prenatal care, quitting smoking and paying attention to your body are among actions that can improve the grade.

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Lynn Jenkins Ready For Congress

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Congresswoman-elect Lynn Jenkins is ready to hit the ground running as she heads to Washington, D.C. for an orientation session.

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Washburn Law Hosts Global War on Terrorism Symposium

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The Rule of Law and the Global War on Terrorism Symposium is examining legal implications of governmental actions taken in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. The invited speakers and participants will reevaluate and reasses these complex issues.

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Karma Wilson Reads to Topeka Preschool Kids

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A children's author takes time out to read to local children Thursday morning. Karma Wilson wrote the book "Bear Feels Sick." She read it to the kids at Easter Seals Capper Foundation's Kidlink Preschool Thursday. It was all part of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers About Health Week.

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National Young Reader's Week

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Tecumseh South Elementary School welcomed some special guests Thursday morning to celebrate National Young Readers Week. 13's own Dave Johnson stopped by the all school assembly and read "About Dinosaurs."

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KU Needs Thanksgiving Host Families

Updated: 11/18/2008 - The University of Kansas needs your help this Thanksgiving. They're looking for area families to host international students interested in learning about the American holiday.

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Topeka Community Volunteers and Organizations Honored

Updated: 11/18/2008 - A group of locals are being honored for their services. Prevention and Recovery Services held a ceremony Thursday at the Kansas State Historical Society's Potawatomi Mission Building for five outstanding community volunteers and partner organizations.

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Three Nominees for Douglas County Judgeship

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Two Lawrence attorneys and a federal prosecutor are in the running to be a Douglas County District Court judge in Lawrence. The names will be submitted to the governor Friday and she will have 30 days to make an appointment.

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KS Higher Education Budget Cuts for 2009 and 2010

Updated: 11/18/2008 - Changes in the state's fiscal situation are forcing higher education institutions to make budget cuts. Board of Regents Chairperson Donna Shank says that after careful planning, the state's higher education system is well-prepared in the event 2009 budget cuts become necessary.

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