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Casino Review Board Continues Hearings

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Kansas Speedway officials are offering to seek a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race and build a road course, but it all hinges on landing a contract for a state-owned casino.

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Convicted Murderers Appeal Life Sentences

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Carl Baker and Kimberly Sharp, both convicted in the murder of homeless advocate David Owen in 2006, are appealing their sentences.

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U.S. Attorne for KS Among Bush Judicial Nominees

Posted: 09/03/2008 - U.S. Attorney for Kansas Eric Melgren is among nominees to the federal bench. President Bush has 34 pending nominations for 42 vacancies. Melgren was nominated in late July. Sen. Same Brownback is requesting a hearing on the nomination next week.

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13 On Your Side: MacVicar Road Closure

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Crews will be pouring concrete on MacVicar Road in Topeka between I-70 and 6th Street on Friday, September 5th. That portion of the roadway will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Downtown Topeka in Search of Holiday Tree

Posted: 09/03/2008 - It's barely time to think about Halloween costumes and candy, but already Downtown Topeka is in search of this year's holiday tree.

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Vote for 8 Wonders of Kansas Art

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The list for the 8 Wonders of Kansas Art has been narrowed to 24 finalists. Voting continues until October 15.

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Boeing Strike Would Affect Kansas Suppliers

Posted: 09/03/2008 - With Boeing workers voting on a potential strike, there is concern of a ripple effect on Kansas suppliers, like Spirit AeroSystems. A spokesperson for that company says it could go on a shortened work week, like it did during a 2005 strike.

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Washburn Holds Health Fair

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Washburn University held a wellness fair Wednesday. Students, faculty, staff and the public could check out displays and attend seminars aimes at improving all dimensions of their health.

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Health Heroes Honored

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Don Gardner, Dr. Jack Wortman and Kristey Williams were named "Hometown Health Heroes" by the Governor's Council on Fitness. Each was chosen for the impact they have on their communities.

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Former Kansas GOP Executive Director Wins Lawsuit

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A judge ruled in favor of former GOP executive director Ron Freeman in his breach of contract lawsuit against current party chairman Kris Kobach. Freeman was removed in February 2007 and said he was owed salary and fundraising commissions.

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24-Hour Crisis Service Hotline Announced

Posted: 09/03/2008 - A local group has started to help a campaign to provide the public with 24-hour contact information for various crisis hotlines and emergency reources. The "Hot Pockets" campaign has two-sided wallet cards with the info printed on them to be distributed through Safe Streets.

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Two Receive Awards For Bettering Community

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Safe Streets and the Topeka City of Character Program honored Ash Davis and Travis Carlile Wednesday. Davis helped put out a car fire while the driver got her children out. Carlile helped catch a burglar who was breaking into vehicles in a store parking lot.

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Kansas Sending More Aid to Gulf Coast

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Kansas is sending more support to the Gulf Coast for the response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, even as Hurricane Hanna moves steadily in its wake.

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Kansas Farm Wife Takes GOP Convention Spotlight

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Carolyn Dunn of St. John, Kansas spoke at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. She said the country needs a President who will work to revitalize rural America.

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Collective Brands to Expand to Middle East

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Collective Brands plans to open Payless ShoeSource stores in the Middle East beginning next year. They believe the region could support more than 200 stores. This will be the company's first venture into that region.

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Man Gets Prison Time in JoCo Dogfighting Case

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Olathe man sentenced to 15 months in prison for animal cruelty for raising puppies for dogfighting. 32-year-old Reginald Anderson also pleaded guilty to three felony drug charges in June. 16 puppies and three adult dogs were seized from his home. All but three were euthanized.

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Topeka Man Injured and Arrested after Early Morning Accident

Posted: 09/03/2008 - 29-year-old Jimmy Hendricks arrested after early morning accident near 2610 SE California sends him to the hospital. He was later charged with driving under the influence, littering, and transporting a loaded weapon.

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Motorcyclist Hit By Two Hydroplaning Cars Dead

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Topeka motorcyclist killed as he lay injured next to highway and another car hydroplaned and hit him. His passenger was taken to a hospital in Kansas City, Kansas in critical condition.

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Charges Considered For Fatal Shooting

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Linn County Sheriff's Office is considering whether to pursue charges against a minor being held in connection with a fatal shooting. 52-year-old Robert Wottlin was found dead of a gunshot wood Monday afternoon in Centerville.

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Westar Energy Public Hearing

Updated: 09/03/2008 - See live twitter feed for the latest updates on the Westar rate increases public hearing starting at 7:00pm.

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Chalmers Sent Home From NBA Rookie Program

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Mario Chalmers was sent home today from NBA rookie transition program. No specific reason was given. Chalmers hit the overtime-forcing three-pointer in KU's national championship win in April. The Heat are investigating.

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High-profile teen pregnancies in spotlight

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The revelation that Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is five months pregnant puts teen pregnancy squarely in the spotlight again this summer.

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