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Rollover Accident Claims One Life

Posted: 07/22/2008 - One person is dead after a rollover accident early this morning. Authorities say it happened at about 3:30 this morning at 75 highway and 93rd St.

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Detectives Bust Kansas Motorcycle Theft Ring

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Riley County Detectives used hard work, cooperation with other agencies and a little good old fashioned luck to recover motorcycles stolen as part of a Kansas crime ring.

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Security Benefit Names Two to Leadership Positions

Updated: 07/21/2008 - John Frye and John Guyot have been named Senior Vice Presidents. Frye is appointed to Chief Financial Officer. He joins Security Benefit from General Electric, where he served as CFO. Guyot has been promoted to General Counsel and Secretary of Security Benefit Corporation.

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Washburn Great "Buzz" Wilson Dies

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Gregory "Buzz" Wilson, 50, died of what are likely heat-related causes. He fell ill Saturday after playing four games of softball. Wilson was part of Washburn's 1987 National Championship basketball team and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Coach Snyder Addresses Juvenile Justice

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Former K-State football coach Bill Snyder spoke to the Governor's Conference on Juvenile Justice Monday on mentoring young people to keep them from committing crimes in the first place. The conference continues Tuesday.

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Sebelius' "Barack Chalk" Shirt Causes Stir at KU

Updated: 07/21/2008 - A picture of Governor Kathleen Sebelius holding a T-shirt with the words "Barack Chalk Jayhawk'' across the front has caused a bit of a stir with the University of Kansas.

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Speed Limit Increases on Sections of 29th Street

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The Shawnee County Commission Monday approved an increase in the speed limit on the 29th street corridor. It's being raised from 35 to 40 miles-per-hour on SE 29th from Wittenberg Road westward to the Topeka city limits. The speed limit southwest 29th street from Mission Woods drive to Arvonia will also go up to 40.

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Heat Sends Topekans to Hospital

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Heat-related illness led to several hospital visits in Topeka over the weekend. Symptoms include headache, weakness and nausea.

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Slattery Airing First TV Ads

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, Jim Slattery, announced Monday he'll air the first television ads in his campaign Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts has been airing ads around the state for a few weeks.

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Shawnee County DA Race Heats Up

Updated: 07/21/2008 - The Republican primary race for Shawnee County District Attorney heats up after hopeful Eric Rucker holds a news conference near the Shawnee County Courthouse Monday morning.

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Seaman USD 345 Teachers Contract Ready for Vote

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The bargaining unit for USD 345 teachers says teachers will vote the week of Aug. 11th on a contract agreement. It increases salary 4-percent and ups the amount the district pays toward health insurance.

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Police Release Suspect Description in Purse Snatchings

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Topeka Police believe the same person is behind three purse snatchings around noon Saturday near Huntoon and Gage. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man, 5'10-6' tall, 150-160 lbs.

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Evolution Could Swing with November Election

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Three moderates are not seeking reelection to the Kansas State Board of Education. That brings potential for a swing back to a conservative majority, which twice previously approved science standards deemphasizing evolution.

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Crime Victims’ Assistance Unit Receives Donation

Posted: 07/21/2008 - CD Tradepost donated a GameCube system and games to the Crime Victims' Assistance Unit Monday for older child victims and witnesses, and children whose parents are victims.

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Recovery Slow a Year After Coffeyville Flooding

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The oil-soaked houses, ruined by a refinery spill, have been demolished, but little has been rebuilt in their place and nearly half the business that left right after the flood have failed to return.

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Kline Becomes Issue in Shawnee Co. DA Race

Posted: 07/21/2008 - Incumbent Robert Hecht identifies his opponent Eric Rucker with the Johnson Co. District Atty., under whom Rucker served twice, calling the pair "a most dangerous duo" in a fundraising letter.

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Rock Drops from KC Overpass, Knocks Out Trucker

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The driver of an 18-wheeler is suffering from a head injury after a rock fell from a Kansas City overpass, smashed his windshield and knocked him unconscious.

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Topeka Heats Up

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Sunday was the hottest day of the year, so far. Several Topeka residents headed to the swimming pool to beat the heat.

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Man Injured Near Norton in Motorcycle Accident

Posted: 07/20/2008 - A man is seriously injured this Sunday in a motorcycle accident just to the west of Norton. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened at 11:30 6 miles to the east of Norton in Norton County.

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