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Possible Sales Tax Increase for Topeka Residents

Updated: 11/03/2009 - City council officials and the chamber of commerce have been tossing back and forth the idea of a higher sales tax for Topeka. They all met Saturday morning to discuss the idea of posing the question to Topekans on the November ballot.

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Vets Honored at Medal Ceremony

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Several military veterans have finally received the awards they earned fighting for our country.

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Funeral Services Set for Kansas Guardsman

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Funeral services for Spc. Ronald A. Schmidt will be Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Grace Community Church, 1600 S. Anderson Road, Newton, Kan.

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Tecumseh Couple Dies in Car Wreck

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Barbara Scott and her 72-year-old passenger William Scott were killed in the crash. The driver of a semi was not injured.

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Arson Claims Burlingame Home

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Fire investigators say someone purposely set fire to a Burlingame home that houses a family of five.

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Group Discusses Special Education

Updated: 08/08/2008 - Special education took center stage at the Kansas Statehouse Friday morning. A group met to look at ways to better the state's special education programs.

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Westar Energy Announces 2nd Quarter Earnings

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Westar Energy announces second quarter earnings for 2008. This year's numbers are 83% lower than earnings figures from the same quarter last year.

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Shooting in Kansas City Bar Injures Three

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Man injures three in shooting at a Kansas City Missouri bar. Witnesses say the man was kicked out of the bar earlier in the night. He is accused of coming back later and shooting at random.

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Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.

Updated: 04/28/2009 - With the Labor day holiday around the corner, Kansas law enforcement is taking drunk driving very seriously and that's why local, county and state law enforcement gathered at the Shawnee County Detention Center to bring attention to the consequences of driving while impaired.

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Police Arrest Lawrence Shooting Suspect

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Police have found the shooting suspect they've been looking for since Monday. Emmanuel Walker was taken into custody in Topeka Thursday afternoon.

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Let's Help Announces Reorganization Plan

Posted: 08/08/2008 - United Way of Greater Topeka and Let's Help announced today that the agency's Board of Directors approved a reorganization plan developed to balance the agency's budget.

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Slattery Outlines Proposal for Earmark Changes

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery outlined a proposal to address earmarks, proposal one-year moratorium on them. A spokesperson for Republican incumbant Pat Roberts calls it redundant.

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Smoke at Statehouse Causes Evacuation

Updated: 08/08/2008 - About 10 Friday morning a smoke alarm from a caged elevator on the fifth floor went off. Topeka Fire crews were quick to respond as Capitol Police escorted people out of the building.

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Comer Program Helps 501 Parents and Students

Posted: 08/07/2008 - Kids aren't the only ones preparing themselves for the end of summer, parents are also getting ready to send their students back to school. To help with the back to school process Whitson Elementary hosted a special Comer parent retreat Thursday night.

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Thursday Races Promote Festival of Speed

Updated: 08/07/2008 - When SCCA decided not to hold the runoffs in Topeka after this year the Festival of Speed was created to attract another large scale racing event that would replace the economic impact of losing the runoffs in Topeka.

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