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Incumbent Hecht Defeated in D.A. Primary

Updated: 08/05/2008 - Shawnee Co. District Attorney Robert Hecht's quest for a third term was stopped in the Republican primary by Eric Rucker. Chad Taylor defeated Jerry Berger in the Democratic primary.

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Ryun/Jenkins Too Close to Call

Updated: 08/06/2008 - District 2 Republican Congressional primary between State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins and former Congressman Jim Ryun goes down to the wire.

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Fort Riley Marina Set to Open

Posted: 08/05/2008 - The grand opening for the Fort Riley Marina will be Saturday, Aug. 9 near Milford Lake.

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Slattery Releases Fourth Campaign Ad

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Before the primary race results are in, Jim Slattery is counting on a win over Lee Jones Tuesday night. Tuesday he released his fourth television ad for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Senator Pat Roberts.

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Kline Looking to Retain JoCo DA's Job

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Phill Kline hopes notoriety from investigating abortion clinics doesn't keep him from remaining Johnson County district attorney.

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FEMA to Allow Basements in Rebuilt Homes

Updated: 08/05/2008 - U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback says officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will now allow Kansas residents to rebuild their tornado-damaged homes with basements.

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Kansas Sports Hall of Fame's Future in Jeopardy

Posted: 08/05/2008 - The Wichita City Council is considering if it will allow the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame to stay in a city-owned building, putting the hall's future in jeopardy.

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Jenkins / Ryun Last Minute Campaign Update

Updated: 08/05/2008 - Lynn Jenkins is spending the last hours before polls close making phone calls. Jim Ryun voted in Lawrence before heading to Topeka.

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Kansas Man Escapes from Sexual Predator Program

Updated: 08/05/2008 - Perry Lee Isley, Jr. escaped Tuesday from the Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital. He was convicted in Shawnee Co. of 1995 on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under age 14.

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Time to Rock the Vote

Updated: 08/05/2008 - Polls are open until 7:00pm for those still needing to vote.

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Groups Raise Money for Kenyan Relief

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Topeka Bible Church members in collaboration with local artists and Joe Patton, owner of Joe Vagabond's, put on an art auction to raise money to help relief efforts in Kenya.

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Fire Breaks Out at Lawrence Bar and Bowling Alley

Updated: 08/04/2008 - Fire crews were called to Royal Crest Lanes and Wayne and Larry's just after 7 pm Monday. The fire was contained to the rear of the building. No one was hurt and officials are still adding up the damage and looking for a cause.

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Reports on Kansas Judges to be Online August 29

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Evaluations of some judges up for rentention will be available online starting Aug. 29. The aim is to give votes information about appellate court judges and district court judges whose names will be on the ballot in the fall.

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Man Sentence for Peddling Drugs at Wakarusa Fest

Posted: 08/04/2008 - 29-year old Joseph Cronin of St. Louis was sentenced Monday to 55 months in federal prison for selling drugs at the 2005 Wakarusa Fest. He and two other men were arrested when authorities found LSD, mushrooms and other drugs in their van.

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