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KU, EPA Reach Agreement on Allegations

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The University of Kansas has reached a deal with the environmental protection agency to settle allegations of improper handling of hazardous waste at university laboratories. In the consent agreement announced Monday, the university agreed to pay civil penalties of more than $39,000.

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Emporia City Commission Hears Arguments on Smoking Ban

Updated: 10/10/2008 - Emporia City Commissioners held a public meeting Monday night to hear from residents on both sides of the smoking ban issue. Proponents say this is a public health matter, while opponents say the ban will hurt Emporia businesses.

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Strike against MGP in Atchison Continues

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Union members at MGP Ingredients in Atchison walked off the job Saturday morning. No new talks are scheduled with the company to try to reach agreement on a new contract.

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Progress Continues on St. Francis Construction

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Demolition work continues on the former Menninger campus in Topeka, where St. Francis Health Center plans to build new facilities. Demolition work should be complete by the end of the year.

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Obama says 'stay calm;' McCain camp slams Democrats

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama expressed confidence Monday that lawmakers would come through with a financial rescue package, while John McCain's campaign accused Obama and Democrats of putting "politics ahead of country."

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Stocks Crushed

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Dow down 778, worst point drop ever, after the House rejects the $700 billion bank bailout plan.

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Topeka Cold Case Intensifies

Updated: 09/30/2008 - It has been 19 years since Karen Estes was stabbed to death. Now the murder case is going to trial.

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Fort Riley to Open VA Service Center

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The grand opening of the VA Service Center on Fort Riley is scheduled for Friday, October 3 at Irwin Army Community Hospital.

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Hot Wheels Featured Vehicle - 2009 Toyota Camry

Posted: 09/29/2008 - The Topeka Police Department's Hot Wheels stolen vehicle featured this week is a 2009 dark blue Toyota Camry, taken from the 1300 block of SW Summit Woods.

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Most Kansas Lawmakers Oppose Bailout Measure

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Only one member of Kansas' congressional delegation voted in favor of the Wall Street bailout legislation, Democratic Representative Dennis Moore, of Lenexa. Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda, of Topeka, opposes the measure, along with her opponent in the November election, Lynn Jenkins.

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Riverfront Authority Accepts Masterplan

Updated: 09/29/2008 - The Topeka-Shawnee County Riverfront Authority has taken major steps in developing it's community. In a meeting Monday morning, the Authority accepted a final masterplan for the Riverfront.

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Former Kansas Corporation Commission Chairman Dies

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Former KCC Chairman Brian Moline died Monday. He suffered a massive stroke last week. Moline was also a former lawmaker from Wichita. As a lawyer, he founded Kansas Legal Services, which provided legal aid to the poor.

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Police Release Names of Salina Shooting Victims

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Salina Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield says that 22-year-old Ernest Jones Jr. and 22-year-old Taryn Dechant were killed in an apartment they shared. Their bodies were found Friday morning.

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Adviser Mission to Leave Fort Riley

Updated: 09/29/2008 - A mission at Fort Riley that trains advisers sent to Iraq and Afghanistan is being reassigned to Fort Polk, La., home of the Joint Readiness Training Center.

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19-Year-old Topeka Murder Trial begins

Posted: 09/29/2008 - Theodore D. Netherland is accused of repeatedly stabbing Karen Estes as she left a community center in Topeka in 1989, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder

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Eldery Woman Robbed Sunday Afternoon

Posted: 09/28/2008 - Topeka Police say a woman in her 70's was struck and robbed of her purse in the parking lot of 29th and S.E. California just after 4 p.m. Two citizens assisted the victim and apprehended the suspect who is reported to be her in twenties.

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