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Sinkhole Shuts Down Part of SW 6th

Updated: 08/06/2008 - The 4100 block of SW 6th St., near Gage Park, is closed due to a storm sewer collapse. City officials say the line will have to be replaced and expect the street to be closed thru Aug. 22nd.

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Topeka Car Theft Leads to Police Chase

Updated: 08/06/2008 - A man is in jail after a short police chase early Wednesday morning. It happened in the 3400 block of Oakley at about 2:45am. Authorities say it all started when 19-year-old Dustin Robinson asked a man for a ride to Wal-Mart.

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Lynn Jenkins Narrowly Ends Ryun's Political Comeback

Updated: 08/06/2008 - State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins ended former Rep. Jim Ryun's comeback effort, but just barely. Unofficial results showed Jenkins winning yesterday's GOP primary 51 percent to 49% or only 1,007 votes out of 63,473 cast.

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Incumbent Dem. Loses Governor's Support, Seat

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Democratic State Senator Mark Gilstrap lost his 5th District seat Tuesday night after losing Gov. Sebelius's support by often voting against many Democratic legislative proposals.

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Conservatives Leading in Half of Contested Races

Updated: 08/05/2008 - With several incumbents deciding against re-election, conservative candidates are looking to make inroads in regaining control of the State Board of Education.

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Conservatives Leading Half of School Board Races

Posted: 08/05/2008 - The conservatives in the kansas Republican are again hoping to make inroads into the state School Board, holding on to leads in the half of the contested races Tuesday night.

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Kline Loses Johnson Co. DA Primary

Posted: 08/05/2008 - Former Attorney General loses bid to hold the Johnson Co. District Attorney's seat he has held since former Attorney General Paul Morrison defeated him in 2006

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Slattery, Roberts Look Ahead to November

Updated: 08/05/2008 - As anticipated, former Congressman Jim Slattery will move on to face Republican incumbent Pat Roberts in the U.S. Senate race.

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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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