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Biological Father Anguishes for Kan. Son's Loss

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Investigators only recently learned Adam Herrman disappeared in 1999 and are focused on finding him. Adam was 11 when he disappeared from a mobile home park in Towanda.

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Man Suspected of Soliciting Sex from Child Dies

Updated: 01/06/2009 - State prison officials say Joseph Hydock of Wernersville, Pa., died Saturday in Berks County Prison while serving time for possessing child pornography.

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Book Promotion Paid Eastbound Tolls

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Tolls for drivers leaving the Kanas Turnpike on Topeka's east side were paid by New York company Sterling Publishing, which is promoting the book "I Can Make You Thin,'' by Paul McKenna.

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1st Infantry Commander to Recap Busy 2008, Future

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins was expected to highlight the year's activities, which included the start or completion of more than $1 billion in construction projects on post.

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Fort Riley Commander Reflects on 2008

Updated: 01/06/2009 - The last 12 months have been a "whirlwind" for Fort Riley's 1st Infantry Division - those are the words from the commanding general, Brigadier General Perry Wiggins. He shared his main priorities for the post in 2009.

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Jenkins To Be Sworn In

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Former Kansas state treasurer Lynn Jenkins is entering the next chapter of her political career.

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Clay County Schools OK Random Drug Testing

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The USD 379 school board voted unanimously Monday night to enter a contract with the company "Sport Safe" to perform random drug testing. It will cover seventh thru twelfth graders involved in extracurricular activities.

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Police Investigate Pool Hall Burglary

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Authorities say it happened around 4:15 a.m. in the 3900 block of Southwest 21st. They say the burglars had already taken off by the time they arrived on scene.

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Kansas Inmate Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Updated: 01/05/2009 - John Manard, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Manard was a convicted murderer when he escaped from Lansing prison in a dog crate more than two years ago.

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Former Kansas Prosecutor Gets Year, Day in Prison

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Former Cherokee County prosecutor Michael Goodrich, of Baxter Springs, was sentned to one year and one day in prison on charges he extored money and favors from a Galena adult club.

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New Kansas Treasurer Faces Questions on Governor's Race

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Dennis McKinney took the oath Monday as the new Kansas State Treasurer. He served almost six years as Kansas House minority leader before Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed him to fill a vacancy in the treasurer's office.

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Clay County School Board Votes to Close Elementary School

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The USD 379 school board voted 4-3 Monday night to go ahead with plans to close Longford Elementary School. Residents had hoped to save the school in the town southwest of Clay Center which has 32 students.

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Wake-Up Call For Drivers On Cell Phones

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Even though technology allows us to get in touch no matter where we are or what we're doing, it doesn't always mean we should. The Kansas Highway Patrol says using a cell phone while driving is just a bad idea.

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Topeka Street Sees Lane Closures

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Crews have closed one lane of South Kansas Ave. in each direction between 21st and 24th because of a water main break in the northbound lanes.

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Shawnee Co. Compromises on Golf Course Fees

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Commissioners decided Monday that annual permit holders for two Shawnee County-owned golf courses will pay more on holidays. Their original proposal called for permit holders to also pay extra when a golf tournament or special event was being held.

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TPD Seeks Suspect in Grocery Store Holdup

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Topeka police say a suspect entered the Dillons store at Topeka's Fairlawn Plaza, around 10:45 pm Saturday. They say he pointed a gun at two employees and got away with some cash. No one was hurt.

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Rollover Accident Injures Man

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Authorities say 24-year old Jackie Dowding went off the road in the 3700 block of Rochester Rd. Sunday night. He hit a mailbox, overcorrected, and swerved back across the road, where his Ford F-250 truck overturned and he was ejected.

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Census Office Opens in Topeka

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Officials cut the ribbon on the Topeka Census Office Monday morning. Organizers say the office will bring jobs to help the Topeka economy.

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Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Iraq

Updated: 01/05/2009 - 22-year old Private Benjamin Tollefson of Concord, California died Dec. 31 in Balad, Iraq. Fort Riley says he died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with indirect fire in Ghazaliya.

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Reno DA to Seek "Hard 50'' in Hutch Murder

Updated: 01/05/2009 - The motion allows prosecutors to ask a judge to impose a sentence of 50 years without possibility of parole in the event of a conviction. The standard sentence for first-degree murder is 25 years without parole.

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Search Goes Nation-wide for Missing Kan. Boy

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Sheriff Craig Murphy said investigators have found no trace of Adam Herrman since he disappeared in 1999 from the mobile home park in Towanda where he lived with his adoptive parents.

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