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Topeka City Council Meetings May be Taken Off TV to Save

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Deputy mayor and council member Jeff Preisner has introduced a resolution to do away with the broadcasts that have been carried on cable TV for many years. Topeka City Council members will discuss the proposal next week.

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Festival of Speed in Topeka

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Heartland Park Topeka's first Festival of Speed activities began Friday afternoon with the parade of champions.

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Shawnee Co. DA Candidates Debate

Posted: 10/03/2008 - The two Shawnee County District Attorney candidates held a debate Friday morning. The Democratic candidate Chad Taylor and the Republican candidate Eric Rucker met at Brewster Place Retirement home to discuss issues that are important to them.

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Army to Roll Out Stability Manual Monday

Posted: 10/03/2008 - After 11 months of development, the Army is preparing to release its new manual for how it will conduct stability operations overseas.

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Kansas State Professor: Foreign Policy Still Key

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A Kansas State University political science professor says that foreign policy issues regarding counterterrorism and Iran will remain a challenge for the next president's administration.

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Son Facing Charges in Death of Father, 85

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A western Kansas man has been returned to the state to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of his 85-year-old father.

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Kansas Pension Fund Safe Despite Stock Plunges

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A spokeswoman for the Kansas Public Employee Retirement system tells a Lawrence newspaper that the system had relatively limited exposure to some of the big-name financial stocks that suffered huge losses.

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Salina Soldier Pleads Guilty to Murder in Iraq

Posted: 10/03/2008 - A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of accessory to murder and was sentenced to eight months in prison for his role in the killing of four Iraqi prisoners who were bound, blindfolded, shot and dumped in a canal.

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Recalled Chinese Candy Found in Kansas

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Chinese candy, possibly tainted with melamine, has found its way to the Sunflower State. White Rabbit Candy has been recalled by its manufacturer, QFCO Inc., according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

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Sebelius: Kansas 'Saudi Arabia of Wind'

Posted: 10/03/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius says Kansas is the "Saudi Arabia of wind.'' And the governor said the state can be proud of leading a ``Made in America'' energy policy that uses homegrown natural resources.

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Lyon County Flooding Caused $25,000 in Damage

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Lyon County expects to foot the entire bill for clean up from last month's flooding. Our radio partner KVOE reports the flooding along the Cottonwood River caused $25,000 in damage. That is below the FEMA threshold of $100,000 required before they assist.

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Juvenille Sentenced for Killing Birds at Emporia Zoo

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A juvenile was sentenced today for killing birds at the Emporia Zoo. According to our radio partner KVOE in Emporia, 13-year-old Angel Rodriguez will spend 30 days in juvenile custody then two years on probation. Sentencing for two other boys who have pleaded no contest in the case is set for October 23rd.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Race Crimes

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A man who pleaded guilty to tying up and urinating on a man because of his race received probation Thursday. 19-year-old Isaac Clark of Blue Rapids admitted to trying to drive the black high school student out of Waterville because of his race. Two other defendants will be sentenced later this month.

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Wichita Man Jailed in Deaths of Mother, Daughter

Posted: 10/02/2008 - A 54-year old man is behind bars in Wichita for hitting and killing a 4-year old and her mother outside a school Wednesday afternoon. The man is behing held for murder and driving under the influence.

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Auburn Community Fair Celebrates 99 Years

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The Auburn Community Fair is celebrating 99 years of tradition this weekend. The fair continues Friday and Saturday. Events are held at various locations in the area including Auburn Methodist Church, Auburn Christian Church, and the Auburn Fire Dept.

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Teen Pleads Guilty To Assaulting THS Security Guard

Posted: 10/02/2008 - One of two teens accused of attacking a Topeka High School security guard last winter has pleaded guilty. Shawnee County court officials say Raymond Garcia pleaded Wednesday to a charge of assault on a law enforcement officer. Sentencing is set for November 6th.

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Person of Interest Sketch Released for Double Homicide

Updated: 10/03/2008 - The KBI and Grant County Sheriff's Office continue to investigate the deaths of Marcos and Holda Garcia. They were found dead in their trailer home on the west edge of Ulysses Aug. 30. Authorities released a sketch of a person they call a person of interest.

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Man Charged With Stabbing In Court Thursday

Posted: 10/02/2008 - 42-year-old Darwin David Law was in court again today. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. He will have another docket hearing October 16th. Topeka Police arrested him September 10th for the stabbing death of 45-year-old Jon A. Chiselom.

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Antonio Armstrong Trial Set

Posted: 10/02/2008 - The trial date for Antonio Armstrong has been set. He is charged with one felony count of intentional first-degree murder for the august 2007 death of James Dyer, Jr. Three other men are also charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and criminal possession of a firearm.

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"Visions" of Sobriety

Updated: 10/02/2008 - East coast play about addictions -- and more importantly, recovery -- makes its midwest debut right here in Topeka. Here's the catch: all of the actors were local volunteers.

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