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Layoffs Slow to 539K in April; Jobless Rate Rises

Updated: 05/08/2009 - The pace of layoffs slowed in April when employers cut 539,000 jobs, the fewest in six months. But the unemployment rate climbed to 8.9 percent, the highest since late 1983, as many businesses remain wary of hiring given all the economic uncertainties.

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Storms Kill One In Wilson County

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Updated: 05/08/2009 - Wilson county emergency management officials say straightline winds and hail killed one person this morning. They say the storms hit for more than two hours after 4 a.m.

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Wildfire Raging Near Calif. City; 30,000 Evacuated

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Firefighters struggled Friday to get ahead of a raging wildfire that was moving dangerously close to heavily populated areas in this idyllic coastal city and had forced the evacuation of an estimated 30,000 residents.

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Layoffs Might Ease, but Firms in No Mood to Hire

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Employers are letting up a bit on the mass layoffs they resorted to earlier this year to cope with the recession, but the unemployment rate is climbing because many businesses remain wary of hiring given all the economic and financial uncertainties.

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Toyota Sees Losses Deepening This Year

Updated: 05/08/2009 - Toyota Motor Corp. lost 765.8 billion yen ($7.7 billion) in the January-March quarter, resulting in its first annual loss in six decades and making the fiscal year its worst since its founding in 1937.

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Hot Hot Hot Salsa

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Local group uses salsa to raise funds and have fun.

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Teen Safety Depends on Following Rules of Road

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Area health workers are involved in spreading the message of safety to teen drivers. They boil it down to three key items - use seatbelts, don't drink and turn off the cell phone.

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KATS Team Wins Competition

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The local team from Kaw Area Technical School will represent Kansas in a national auto skills contest.

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Tax Bill Needed to Close Kansas Deficit Advances

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Kansas Senate sent the House a measure which makes $61 million in revenue adjustments. It gives Kansans one year instead of three to seek income and sales tax refunds. It also reduces income tax credits for businesses and others.

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The Good Kid Who Keeps on Giving

Updated: 05/07/2009 - 10 year old Jaide Ramirez Jennings can be found selling shopping bags, or collecting books for children to read.

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Senators Fail to Override Abortion Veto

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Anti-abortion senators in Kansas have failed to override a veto of a bill on late-term procedures. The vote Thursday night was 25-13, two short of the two-thirds majority needed.

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"Hot Jobs" for May 8th!

Updated: 05/07/2009 - More than 600,000 Americans are applying for jobless benefits. If you're one of them, see if one of these job openings might be just right for you. Ralph and Deb will talk about them Friday on "13 News at 4."

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Accident with Horse Trailer Kills 1

Updated: 05/07/2009 - An elderly woman died Thursday morning when the car she was driving collided with a truck hauling horses.

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Busty Women Battle For Bra Prices

Updated: 05/07/2009 - Busty women have banded together to battle Britain's largest clothing retailer over a surcharge for extra-large brassieres. Frustrated with failed attempts to convince Marks & Spencer to drop a 2 pound ($3) extra charge for sizes DD and larger, the women plan to take their fight to the company's annual meeting.

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NASA Running Out of Fuel

Updated: 05/07/2009 - NASA is running out of nuclear fuel needed for its deep space exploration.

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