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Holidays Bring String of Crimes to Shawnee County

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The holidays brought a string of burglaries to the Shawnee County area. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office reports almost a dozen between December 18 and December 28th.

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Powerball Heading South from Iowa to Orlando

Updated: 01/02/2009 - The Powerball drawing is heading south for the winter and staying there. The Multi-State Lottery Association announced today that televised drawings will move to Orlando, Fla., after 16 years of being broadcast from studios in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Kansas Lawmaker Seeks Push on Financial Literacy

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Wichita legislator wants to make financial literacy a requirement for high school graduation in Kansas. Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Guardsmen Welcomed Home from Afghanistan

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Fifteen National Guardsmen were honored at a welcome home ceremony in Manhattan Friday. For the past year, they have been serving in Afghanistan.

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Parkinson Not Running for Gov. in 2010

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Parkinson has sometimes been considered the leading Democratic candidate for governor. But he says he expects to return to private business when his term as lieutenant governor ends in January 2011.

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Kan. Taxes Fall Short in December

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Preliminary figures from the Department of Revenue show the state collected almost $482 million in December. But financial forecasters had predicted more than $519 million in tax collections.

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New Kan. Treasurer Takes Oath Monday

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed Dennis McKinney to replace Republican Lynn Jenkins, whose last day was Friday. Jenkins won the seat for the 2nd Congressional District in eastern Kansas.

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Great Bend Officer Charged with DUI

Updated: 01/02/2009 - A Great Bend police officer is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after a one-vehicle crash while he was off duty.

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Teaching Kids Money Management

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Rep. Melody McCray-Miller, a Democrat, says she's working on a proposal to make sure schools teach children about personal finance from kindergarten through the 12th grade.

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Efforts Keep Drunk Drivers off Streets

Updated: 01/01/2009 - The Shawnee County Jail reports eight people booked in for suspicion of driving under the influence New Year's Eve night. Yellow Cab reports giving 112 rides through its "Care Cab" program.

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Fort Riley Soldier Stabbed in Junction City

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Junction City police say three people are being held without bond after a Fort Riley soldier was stabbed twice in the abdomen on Thursday.

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Healthy Eating Important for Seniors

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Senior citizens often let their eating habits decline, which is especially risky since age increases the risk of certain diseases.

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Fiery Crash Kills 3 in KC

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A fiery crash killed three people in Kansas City, MO, early Thursday morning. The accident occurred just after clock struck midnight, ushering the New Year.

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YMCA Open House

Updated: 01/01/2009 - An open house gave Topekans the chance to see what the YMCA has to offer.

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At Least 3 Kansas Events to Mark Obama Swearing In

Updated: 01/01/2009 - A man who reportedly told police he was trying to deter a friend from driving drunk by blasting the friend's windshield with paintballs wound up in jail. In the words of Kennewick, Wash., police Sgt. Ken Lattin: "This is a very creative way to prevent someone from drinking and driving, but not legal or safe."

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Bernie Hamilton, 'Starsky and Hutch' Captain, Dies

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Actor Bernie Hamilton, who played the no-nonsense police captain on the 1970s TV series "Starsky and Hutch," has died. He was 80. Hamilton died of cardiac arrest Tuesday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said his son, Raoul Hamilton.

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Freeman To Go Pro

Updated: 01/01/2009 - ESPN.com is reporting that Kansas State junior Quarterback Josh Freeman will forego his final season and enter the NFL draft.

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Group Exercises To Start New Year

Updated: 01/01/2009 - Patrons at Wood Valley Racquet Club and Fitness Center continued a long-standing tradition of working out on New Year's morning.

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