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Budget Woes Not Halting Statehouse Project

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Kansas' budget crisis forces a few changes in the Statehouse renovation but doesn't appear likely to slow it down. The project began in 2000 and is scheduled to finish near the end of 2011.

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Westboro Picketing TN High School after Cheerleader Deaths

Posted: 11/07/2008 - WATE-TV reported the schools are closed today because the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka announced it would stage a demonstration over the traffic crash deaths of four Scott County High School cheerleaders last month.

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Closed Tracks May Lose Licenses

Posted: 11/07/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission considers whether to revoke the state license of three closed race tracks.

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Coffeyville Man Gets Life for Killing Woman

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Christopher Lowrance of Coffeyville was sentenced Thursday in the death of 23-year-old Rachel Dennis, whose body was found in the Verdigris River 11 days after she went missing.

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Dealers: Kansas Gun Sales Up on Obama Fears

Posted: 11/07/2008 - Some Kansas gun dealers say Democrat Barack Obama's election to the presidency has sparked an increase in firarrms sales. Retailers say sales have risen as much as 15 percent in the past month.

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Rising Country Star Performs at Washburn Univ.

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Washburn students and country music fans were welcomed to a free concert featuring Megan Conner Thursday evening. The rising young star and her band rocked the house in the Washburn Room of the union.

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Veterans Honored at Topeka/Shawnee Co. Library

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Veterans were honored five days early at the Topeka Shawnee County Library with an impressive display of military might. A retired Air Force Colonel, who's also a Kansan, delivered tonight's keynote speech.

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Brownback: Hold TV Networks Accountable

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A new government-sponsored study links teenage pregnancies to their exposure to sexual content on TV. In response-- Senator Sam Brownback today called on television networks to be "held accountable for violating the public trust in flouting the broadcast decency law."

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Agreement to Fight Erotic Ads on Craigslist Announced

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six announced an agreement today to crack down on erotic services ads on Craigslist. The site will require posters of erotic services ads to give a working phone number and pay with a valid credit card.

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Meadows Elementary Running Club Gets Big Surprise

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A Meadows Elementary running club was stunned to learn the Junior League of Topeka is giving them $14,000 to build a track so the kids don't have to run on the sidewalks around the school.

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Topeka Developer Hires New Attorney

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Robert R. Laing, Jr. appeared in court Thursday as the new attorney representing developer Gene Jani in a lawsuit against the city of Topeka. Jani is suing over the city council voting down a zoning change for a proposed development at SW 34th and Fairlawn.

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MGP Consolidating Protein, Starch Operations

Posted: 11/06/2008 - MGP Ingredients is shutting down its starch and protein manufacturing operations at its Illinois plant and consolidating them at its facility in Atchison. The company says it is cutting from 70 to 80 jobs companywide, including 40 at the plant in Pekin, Illinois

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KDOT Discusses Hwy 24 With Public

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Kansas Department of Transportation today discussed the Highway 24 corridor with the public. A traffic study discussed at an open house tonight is the first part of a combination of two corridor studies currently being conducted.

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Rise in P.A.D. Spurs Creation of Topeka Clinic

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Peripheral arterial disease is a narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the leg. A classic symptom is leg pain. With more people diagnosed with PAD, Stormont-Vail established a specific clinic for it within the Cotton-O'Neil Heart Center.

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21st & Urish Reopens With New Roundabout

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The intersection at 21st and Urish in southwest Topeka was reopened Thursday with a new round-a-bout. It has been closed since early May. While traffic is flowing, city officials say Urish will undergo more work which will shut it off through the end of the year.

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Harrah's May Have to Drop Out of Sumner Co. Casino

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Harrah's is having trouble getting loans and financial backing for the proposed $500 million complex along the Kansas Turnpike near Mulvane in Sumner County. It is to be one of four approved state owned casinos.

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Budget Deficit will be Priority One

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Kansas Speaker of the House and his challenger say making up the revenue shortfall will be at the top of the list next year for the Legislature.

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Ranch Owners: Horses "Moved for their Safety"

Posted: 11/06/2008 - More explanations were offered Thursday after 50 horses disappeared from property in Jefferson County, and were found north of Lawrence last night.

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Kansas Man Wins $22,000 in Lotto

Posted: 11/06/2008 - A Topeka man hits the jackpot. Johnny Brown claimed a $22,000 prize Thursday by matching both red and white numbers in the Kansas Lotto two by two game.

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Lottery Announces Games to Aid Kansas Veterans

Posted: 11/06/2008 - New lottery games are heading to retailers this week in advance of Veterans Day. The new tickets, a $2 Betty Boop and $1 Military Mascots, will benefit Kansas veterans programs and help with construction of additional space at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard.

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Remains Found in Vietnam are Lenexa Marine's

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Pentagon says remains found in South Vietnam have been identified as those of a Kansas Marine and three others whose helicopter was shot down in 1968.

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