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Busy Agenda For City Council *LIVE UPDATES!

Updated: 08/28/2008 - With several hot topics on the agenda, the Topeka City council will have a busy Tuesday evening. 13's Brian Quick will be using Twitter to blog live from the meeting -- you can find that here!

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Gym Zone Owner Charged with Sexual Assault

Posted: 08/26/2008 - David Byrd, owner of the Gym Zone in Topeka, was arrested Monday on charges relating to an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl.

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KDHE Cites Facilities for Kansas Food Code Violations

Posted: 08/26/2008 - KDHE issued civil penalties to 14 Kansas restaurants for violating the state food code or for operating without a license. One Kansas City establishment received a notice of intent to suspend.

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Crews Rescue Elderly Man From Riverbank

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Officials say an 84-year-old man fell about 15 feet down the side of the Kansas Riverbank Tuesday afternoon. His son threw him an extension cord to keep him from falling into the river until crews arrived to help him out.

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Man Charged with July 2005 Murder to be Sentenced Today

Posted: 08/26/2008 - Rashawn Anderson to be sentenced today for the July 2005 murder of Christopher Caraway. Anderson pleaded no contest August 15th. He has also been convicted for a fatal shooting outside a Lawrence nightclub in 2006.

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Lawsuit Renewed Seeking E-mails from Mo. Governor

Posted: 08/26/2008 - A bipartisan pair of prominent attorneys has renewed a lawsuit seeking e-mail records from Governor Matt Blunt's office. The amended lawsuit filed yesterday also renews an assertion that someone acting under the control of the governor's office sought to destroy backup e-mail records.

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One Man in Custody After Tuesday Morning Burglary

Updated: 08/26/2008 - Topeka police arrest one man after an early morning burglary. It happened in the 1200 block of Mulvane just after midnight. The victims said they knew the man that broke into the apartment. He was arrested less than an hour later.

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Kansas Speedway to Add Track if it Gets Casino Deal

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The Kansas Speedway announced Monday that it will add a road course if it gets the contract to manage the state-owned casino in Wyandotte County. The track earlier said it would seek a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race if it landed the deal.

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Doctor's Lawyers Seek Removal of Prosecutor

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The defense for Dr. Stephen Schneider is accusing a federal prosecutor and an investigator of professional ethics violations. He says they improperly contacted a defense expert witness and lied to the court.

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Indian Museum Makes Comeback in Wichita

Posted: 08/25/2008 - The Mid-America All-Indian Center has rebounded from money problems and the loss of artwork and artifacts four years ago, to a $90,000 reserve fund and nearly 18,000 visitors in the past six months.

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Students Shows Pocket Knife on School Bus

Posted: 08/25/2008 - USD 501 officials will meet Tuesday to decide what action should be taken against a third grader who showed a pocket knife to another student on a school bus Monday.

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Bridge Added to Lake Shawnee Walking Trail

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Lake Shawnee's newest bridge was swinging high in the air Monday morning. A large crane hoisted the pedestrian bridge in place along the lake's walking trail.

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New Judge Sworn-In For Shawnee County

Posted: 08/25/2008 - A ceremony at the Shawnee County Courthouse has transformed a former assistant district attorney into a judge. David Debenham was sworn-in as Shawnee County's newest judge Monday afternoon.

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Kansas to Issue Permanent Medicaid Cards

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Beginning in September, Medicaid beneficiaries in Kansas will be issued permanent identification cards to replace the monthly paper cards they currently receive.

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Study Links Dropout and Crime Rates

Posted: 08/25/2008 - New study released today by Kansas Attorney General and KC area police chiefs links high school dropout rates to violent crimes and murder. The study suggests a good pre-kindergarten will lower the chance of dropping out in the future.

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Community Blood Center Reports Critically Low Levels

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Levels on nearly all types of blood low according to Community Blood Center. They are trying to raise their levels before the long holiday weekend. They will be open through Saturday if you would like to donate.

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Hawker Beechcraft, Machinists Reach Tentative Deal

Posted: 08/25/2008 - Machinists Union and Hawker Beechcraft have reached a tentative deal. Members of the union will vote whether to approve it on Thursday. If approved it will bring an end to a 21-day strike at the plants in Wichita and Salina.

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