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American Royal halts plans for center to replace Kemper Arena

cjonline.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Citing a lack of interest by the city, the American Royal is halting planning and fundraising for a new events center in Kansas City.A letter sent to City Councilman Ed Ford late Monday by an attorney for the American Royal said the debate over the future of the Kemper Arena had taken a detrimental turn.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: American Royal halts plans for center to replace Kemper Arena: cjon.co/1vOwHm3

DA: No case to be filed against Topeka police Capt. Darin Scott

cjonline.com — The Shawnee County District Attorney's Office isn't filing a criminal case against a Topeka police captain, who was placed on administrative leave in early October, District Attorney Chad Taylor said Tuesday.Capt. Darin Scott was placed on administrative leave on Oct.
Nov 25, 2014

Here's the story about Topeka Capt. Darin Scott's reinstatement, first broken by @TCJCourtsNCrime: cjon.co/1vLgzBL

Nov 25, 2014

.@cityoftopeka police Capt. Darin Scott back on duty after matter that put him on administrative leave was resolved. cjon.co/1vkdzel

Road work map: Nov. 26 update for Topeka and Shawnee County

cjonline.com — A look at city, county and state projects and other road closings or restrictions. Click here to find projects near a specific location. Something missing? Email webmaster@cjonline.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Road work map: Nov. 26 update for Topeka and Shawnee County: cjon.co/1ATModw

Religious leaders, activists lead peaceful gathering about Ferguson, Mo.

cjonline.com — A controversial grand jury decision led to violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., and other cities around the nation Monday night. But when Topeka residents gathered Tuesday to express their concern, the protests were anything but violent. Outside the St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church at 701 S.

Move to bring faster clearing of snow from residential, secondary streets

cjonline.com — Faster clearing of residential and secondary streets after heavy snowfalls.That's what Topekans should see from a new arrangement the city is putting in place, city public works director Doug Whitacre said Tuesday evening.Whitacre told the city council that city crews have historically cleared snow first from major thoroughfares, then from secondary and residential streets -- and will continue to follow that process when less than six inches falls.
Nov 25, 2014

A move 2 bring faster residential street snow removal is focus of my story on 2nite's @cityoftopeka council meeting @ cjon.co/1vLHWvx

Some local business owners not concerned with possible chocolate shortage

cjonline.com — Local vendors have mixed feelings regarding a possible chocolate shortage over the next five years. "If it happens, I'll have to raise my prices," Hazel Hill co-owner Terry Xidis said.The Washington Post said earlier this week deficits in cocoa beans could lead to a chocolate shortage.Xidis isn't worried, though.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Some local business owners not concerned with possible chocolate shortage: cjon.co/1xCXaPb

Religious leaders, activists lead peaceful gathering at church

cjonline.com — A controversial grand jury decision lead to violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. and other cities around the United States Monday night. But when Topeka residents gathered Tuesday to express their concern, the protests were anything but violent. Outside the St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church at 701 S.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @CarolinSweeney4: UPDATED: Religious leaders, activists lead peaceful gathering at church cjon.co/1uUZKDa

Several top officials to exit Insurance Department

cjonline.com — The Kansas Insurance Department saw an exodus of top staff Tuesday, as the agency announced the retirement of four directors.The directors will all retire Dec. 5. The exit of top officials comes as the department prepares for a change of leadership.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @jshormanCJ: NEW: Top officials in Insurance Department to leave as agency prepares for new commissioner cjon.co/1tgMiEV #ksleg #ksgov

Nov 25, 2014

RT @jshormanCJ: NEW: Top officials in Insurance Department to leave as agency prepares for new commissioner cjon.co/1tgMiEV #ksleg #ksgov

PACE to expand into Lyon, Nemaha, Marshall counties

cjonline.com — Topeka's Midland Care announced Tuesday the expansion of its PACE program, one in which older Medicare and Medicaid recipients can receive community care as an alternative to nursing homes, into Lyon, Marshall and Nemaha counties. Midland currently offers the services of PACE - the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly - in seven counties: Shawnee, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee.

FDA: Food establishments must post calories 'clearly and conspicuously'

cjonline.com — WASHINGTON - Whether they want to or not, consumers will soon know how many calories they are eating when ordering off the menu at chain restaurants, picking up prepared foods at supermarkets and even eating a tub of popcorn at the movie theater.The Food and Drug Administration announced long-delayed calorie labeling rules Tuesday, requiring establishments that sell prepared foods and have 20 or more locations to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus, menu boards and displays.
Nov 26, 2014

In case you missed it: FDA: Food establishments must post calories 'clearly and conspicuously' cjon.co/1zYcZTC

Top officials to exit Kansas Insurance Department

cjonline.com — The Kansas Insurance Department saw an exodus of top staff Tuesday, as the agency announced the retirement of four directors - including one of the longest-serving state employees.The directors will all retire Dec. 5. The exit of top officials comes as the department prepares for a change of leadership.
Nov 26, 2014

In case you missed it: Top officials to exit Kansas Insurance Department cjon.co/1xTNl39 by @jshormanCJ

Top officials, including 53-year agency vet, to exit Insurance Department

cjonline.com — The Kansas Insurance Department saw an exodus of top staff Tuesday, as the agency announced the retirement of four directors - including one of the longest-serving state employees.The directors will all retire Dec. 5. The exit of top officials comes as the department prepares for a change of leadership.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @jshormanCJ: MORE: Insurance Department retirements include 53-year veteran of the agency cjon.co/1uC3NPv #ksleg #ksgov

Some helium in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade comes from Kansas

cjonline.com — NEW YORK - It will never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.For 364 days of the year, the colorless and odorless gas works quietly behind the scenes, doing jobs like chilling magnets in MRI imaging machines and helping welders protect their work from impurities.
Nov 26, 2014

In case you missed it: Some helium in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade comes from Kansas cjon.co/1vOgSML

Peaceful protest planned at church Tuesday night

cjonline.com — Local religious leaders are planning a gathering Tuesday night for Topeka residents in response to the grand jury decision from Clayton, Mo. Monday night. In a release from the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice, "prayers offered from various leaders for peaceful protest and respectful change," is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @CarolinSweeney4: #Topeka residents invited to peaceful protest Tuesday @ 5 p.m. Encouraged to bring candles, signs cjon.co/1vHCiv3

Nov 24, 2014

RT @CarolinSweeney4: #Topeka residents invited to peaceful protest Tuesday @ 5 p.m. Encouraged to bring candles, signs cjon.co/1vHCiv3

Nov 24, 2014

RT @CarolinSweeney4: #Topeka residents invited to peaceful protest Tuesday @ 5 p.m. Encouraged to bring candles, signs cjon.co/1vHCiv3

No indictment: Ferguson fills with violence, chaos, smoke

cjonline.com — FERGUSON, Mo. - Chaos returned to the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown - a decision that enraged protesters who set fire to buildings and cars and looted businesses in the area where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was fatally shot.

1 dead in Jackson County mobile home fire

cjonline.com — One person was found dead after a Monday night mobile home fire in rural Jackson County, authorities said.A passerby reported the blaze around 7:50 p.m. in the 15000 block of W. 4 Road in rural Denison, said Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse.Upon arrival, firefighters found the mobile home fully involved in flames.The fire was brought under control by 8:35 p.m.The body of one person was found inside the residence.

Sorghum, soybean harvest wraps up in Kansas

cjonline.com — WICHITA - The latest government farm snapshot shows the fall harvest is wrapping up in Kansas.The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 90 percent of the sorghum and 96 percent of the soybeans have now been cut in the state. The sunflower harvest is 86 percent finished.Winter wheat is faring well so far despite the recent cold temperatures.
Nov 26, 2014

In case you missed it: Sorghum, soybean harvest wraps up in Kansas cjon.co/1xGnmIE

KC man sentenced in water threat hoax

cjonline.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 70-year-old man who threatened to contaminate water supplies in Kansas and Missouri has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1xxRvd4 ) Manuel Garcia of Kansas City received the sentence on Monday.
Nov 25, 2014

Man who threatened Topeka's water supply (among others) gets 2 years in federal prison cjon.co/1y8FwFE

Kansas Gas Service fined for inaccurate gas line locations

cjonline.com — Kansas Gas Service will pay a $7,500 fine for giving incorrect locations for undergrounds gas lines, some of which were off by more than 300 feet.The Kansas Corporation Commission approved the penalty without discussion as part of the consent agenda at its Thursday meeting.KGS didn't provide excavators with accurate locations for underground gas lines before the excavators started digging on 15 occasions between May and August, according to KCC documents.
Nov 24, 2014

Kansas Gas Service fined for inaccurate gas line locations cjon.co/1zSNsem