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Jenkins' Babe Comment Fires Controversy

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Treas. Lynn Jenkins refers to Ryun as "babe" during debate while defending her votes for tax increases by blaming federal mandates passed while Ryun was in Congress. Ryun camp calls remark childish. Jenkins campaign says it was an accident.

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Climate Change Could Cost Kansas $1 Billion

Posted: 07/24/2008 - A new University of Maryland study predicts that rising temperatures and shrinking water supply could cost the agricultural industry a billion dollars by 2017

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Unrecognized Kansas Tribe Making Deals in Fraud Case

Updated: 07/24/2008 - The Kaweah tribe, which the U.S. government does not recognize, is accused of defrauding legal and illegal immigrants by claiming tribal membership conferred American citizenship.

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Kansas Gambling Landscape Changes

Updated: 07/24/2008 - Citing a slumping economy, two potential developers pull out of the competition to build new casinos in Kansas with another one threatening to leave as well. Lottery brings in consultants to help sort through remaining proposals.

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Embarq Admits to Tracking Gardner Net Usage

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Overland Park company says it tracked 26,000 Gardner residents' Web-usage over the past year to track their Internet habits for advertising purposes. Embarq posted notice on obscure part of Web site.

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No Delay for Senior Slaying Suspect

Updated: 07/24/2008 - The man accused of the killing of an 85 year-old woman in May was denied a request for a delay and will face his preliminary hearing on Monday. Defense lawyers wanted more time examine evidence received two weeks ago.

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Police Seek Suspect for Nabbing Purses

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Topeka police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at about 2:00a.m. Thursday morning. Authorities report it happened at the BP Amoco at 2740 California Ave.

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Americans United Decries Military 'Free Day'

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Americans United for Separation of Church and State wants the Dept. of Defense to investigate Fort Leonard Wood's "Free Day Away." It lets soldiers leave the post for recreation, dinner and an evangelical church service.

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Governor's Office Gets New, Temporary Home

Posted: 07/23/2008 - The Statehouse renovation is moving into its next phase, which involves closing the south wing. That's where the Governor's office is located, so it's been moved to the north wing.

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Court Dates Set for Former Firefighter, Wife in Arson Case

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Laramie and Christine McPherson are charged with deliberately burning their car to defraud an insurance company. A pretrial hearing is set for August 14th. A jury trial is scheduled to begin October 27th.

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Topeka's Aerial Fire Trucks Back in Service

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Both of the Topeka Fire Department's primary aerial trucks were in service Wednesday night. Mechanical issues surfaced with them Tuesday. Wichita sent a truck and two firefighters to Topeka Tuesday to help cover.

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Car Accident Claims Life

Posted: 07/23/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol reports the accident happened about 8:40 Wednesday morning on K-63 just South of the Nebraska State line.

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Lee Arena Packed to Remember "Buzz" Wilson

Updated: 07/23/2008 - Hundreds of people packed Washburn's Lee Arena Wednesday morning for a memorial service for former basketball great Greg "Buzz" Wilson. He died Saturday at age 50 of complications from heat-related illness.

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Democrat Tries to Tie Kan. Senator to Gas Prices

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Jim Slattery's new television ad criticizes Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) for three votes that supported tax breaks for big oil companies. Roberts campaign responded saying Slattery supported a package that included an increase in motor fuels taxes.

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Sentencing Delayed for Anastacio Gallardo

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Man charged with raping and impregnating an inmate at women's correctional facility east of Topeka will be sentenced later this month. He pleaded guilty last month in exchange for having one count of rape dropped.

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Area Red Cross Headed to Texas

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A storm in Texas has people in Topeka jumping into action. A crew from the American Red Cross left Topeka Wednesday morning to help those in need.

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Slattery Tries Tying Roberts to High gas Prices

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Democratic challenger Jim Slattery released a new ad criticizing three of the Kansas Senator's votes in 2005, which Slattery claims demonstrated Roberts supported tax breaks for oil companies and cost consumers at the pump.

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