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Man Convicted in Wichita Bar Owner's Slaying

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A jury deliberated for five hours Monday before convicting 21-year old Donovan Thompson in the June 2007 shooting death of 42-year old Teresa Hastings at Half-Time Sports Bar. Prosecutors say Hastings was shot after not allowing Thompson and several others into the bar.

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Smoking Ban Petition Goes to Manhattan City Commissioners

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The Manhattan Mercury reports that county elections officers validated a petition calling for a ban on smoking in public places. City Commissioners will consider it at a special meeting Aug. 26th.

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Third Wittig Trial Likely to be Postponed

Posted: 08/18/2008 - U.S. District Court Judge Julie Robinson says she'll likely have to delay a Sept. 9th trial date for former Westar execs David Wittig and Douglas Lake. She doesn't expect an appeals court ruling on whether to dismiss charges to come in time to proceed as scheduled.

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Preliminary Hearing for Nacole Winter Murder

Updated: 08/19/2008 - Christopher Hall has a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court. Rae Chelle Davis was Live via Twitter from the hearing with up to the minute details.

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Consumer Awareness for College Students

Posted: 08/18/2008 - As the new school year begins, students across Kansas are heading off to college. It is important for all students to make consumer awareness part of their education this fall. The Kansas Attorney General's Office offers tips.

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I-70 Project Begins Tuesday

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Tuesday marks the beginning of phase two on a project to repair both east and westbound I-70 bridges near Adams Street and Branner Trafficway in Topeka.

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Kansas Governor Reportedly Makes Obama's Final Four

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The Associated Press reports Sen. Barack Obama has narrowed his list of potential running mates to four - and Kansas Gov. Kathleenn Sebelius is among them. The announcement is expected to be made in the coming days.

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Domestic Dispute Ends with Woman Stabbed

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Topeka Police arrested 41-year old Peter Blancas. They say he stabbed 31-year old Sarah O'Brien with a bayonet during a domestic dispute. Her injuries are not considered life threatening.

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Topeka Public Schools Consider Early Childhood Learning Plan

Posted: 08/18/2008 - A draft proposal for improving early childhood education in Topeka's USD 501 was presented to the public Monday. It includes four key goals - from providing the programs, to staffing them, advocating for them and providing outreach.

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Sentencing Next Week for July 2005 Murder

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Rashawn Anderson, the man that pleaded no contest to the 2005 murder of Christopher Carraway, will be sentenced in court next Tuesday, Aug. 26th. Carraway was shot in an altercation at Colonial Park Town Homes.

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Fort Riley Brigade to Deploy to Iraq

Posted: 08/18/2008 - The 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team has received orders to deploy to Iraq in early October for a 12 month period. There are more than 3,900 soldiers in the brigade.

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Sewage Leak Puts Creek Under Advisory

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Wanamaker Creek is under a stream advisory because of a line break that allowed sewage into the creek, according to the City of Topeka.

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Raney Named Chief of Staff for 35th Infantry Division

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Col. Matthew Raney, Kansas National Guard, has been named the 35th Infantry Division chief of staff, a position he was appointed to fill temporarily in July 2007 following the deployment of Col. Michael Selby to Kosovo.

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Accident Blocks of Roadway in Topeka

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Topeka Police say one person went to the hospital Monday afternoon with minor injuries resulting from an accident on 53rd Street between Wanamaker and Urish Roads.

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Fort Leavenworth Breaks Ground on New Chapel

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Fort Leavenworth is breaking ground on a new religious complex. The new building will replace the over 100 year old church that burned in 2001. The complex will have room for at least 600.

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Union Member Hit and Killed at Hawker Beechcraft Plant

Posted: 08/18/2008 - Man on his way to a strike rally outside the Hawker Beechcraft plant in Wichita was hit and killed by a pickup truck early Monday morning. The man is reported to be 49-years-old but his name has not been released. The strike is entering its third week.

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School Begins in Chapman

Updated: 08/19/2008 - The start of school had been in doubt after a tornado in June damaged or destroyed most of the Chapman school district's facilities. But thanks to help from other districts, classes started today for Chapman students.

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Texting Tips to Crimestoppers

Updated: 08/18/2008 - People who want to provide authorities with confidential information about a crime now have a new way to do it, and it's right at their fingertips.

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