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Judge Considers Threat in Kansas Immigrant Case

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A federal magistrate judge is considering whether to proceed with the case of a Mexican national living in Kansas who is accused of making threats against a federal prosecutor in Arizona.

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Former Kansas School Board Member Acquitted

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Salina Journal is reporting that Saline County jurors found Gary Olson of Gypsum not guilty Wednesday of making a criminal threat against Saline County Planning and Zoning Director Vicki Koepsel.

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Pasture Fire Burns 2 in South Central Kansas

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Winfield Fire Chief Curtis Wilson says two ranchers were attempting to burn some pastureland Wednesday when the flames got out of control. One suffered critical injuries.

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Navy Destroyer at Scene of Pirate Hijacking

Updated: 04/08/2009 - U.S. officials say an American warship has arrived at the scene where pirates captured a vessel with a U.S. crew off Somalia's coast. The cargo ship's crew regained control of the ship, but the pirates are holding the captain hostage in a nearby lifeboat.

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Topeka Officials Seek Input on 2010 Budget

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A handful of people turned out at Crestview Community Center Wednesday night to give Topeka city officials input on crafting the 2010 budget. It's the first of four public meetings the city has planned to hear from residents.

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Stream Advisory for Missouri River

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a stream advisory for people living in Atchison County or downstream warning them to avoid the Missouri river.

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Stream Advisory: Atchison County

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A stream advisory is warning people in Atchison County and downstream to avoid the Missouri River and to keep their pets and livestock away as well.

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Emporia Smoking Ban "Too Close to Call"

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The vote on a smoking ordinance in Emporia is too close to call. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 2,333 votes were cast Tuesday in favor of the ordinance banning smoking in public places. Another 2,318 residents voted against it.

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State Library Helping Kansans Through Tough Times

Updated: 04/10/2009 - The State Library staff wants to help Kansans weather these rough economic times. They've put together a web site filled with online tools to help you save money find help and "thrive in tough times."

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New Kan. Law Focuses on Rape Cases

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Governor Sebelius signed new legislation Wednesday which she says will protect victims and strengthen penalties against offenders involved with rape.

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New Kansas Law Takes Aim at Open Meetings Act

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A new law tries to keep government officials from flouting changes made last year to state's Open Meetings Act. Governor Sebelius signed it Tuesday.

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Former NBA Star Found Dead in Tulsa

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Marvin Webster helped lead the Seattle SuperSonics to the NBA Finals 30 years ago. Now he's gone at age 56.

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Pulte Homes agrees to buy Centex in $1.3B deal

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Pulte Homes Inc. is buying Centex Corp. for $1.3 billion in stock in a deal that will create the nation's largest homebuilder that caters to everyone from first-time homebuyers to grandparents looking to move into retirement communities.

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Germany's Karmann files bankruptcy

Updated: 04/08/2009 - German auto company Karmann, which made the classic VW Karmann Ghia two-seater from the 1950s to the 1970s and also has built convertibles for Audi and Chrysler, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, blaming the sharp decline in demand for cars for its predicament.

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US accountant granted bail in UBS tax case

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A wealthy accountant who is the first U.S. citizen charged in a wide-ranging tax probe of Swiss banking giant UBS AG was released from jail Wednesday on $12 million bail.

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Oil settles back, almost where it started

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Oil prices took off Wednesday after new government data showed bulging crude inventories grew less than what analysts expected, but settled only slightly above where they started the session.

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Man Dies In Opening Day Fistfight

Updated: 04/08/2009 - The fight occurred at about 8:45 p.m., as the crowds were clearing the stadium after the Angels defeated the A's 3-0.

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Wholesale inventories drop by most in 17 years

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Wholesalers cut their inventories in February by the steepest amount in more than 17 years, while sales rose for the first time since the summer, encouraging signs that companies may be getting their inventories under control.

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Oil settles back, almost where it started

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Oil prices took off Wednesday after new government data showed bulging crude inventories grew less than what analysts expected, but settled only slightly above where they started the session.

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Say amen: Arkansas Church Holds Easter Service in Bar

Updated: 04/08/2009 - A fledging Arkansas church will see if distilled spirits can mix with the Holy Spirit this Easter weekend. A new Little Rock church called The River will hold both of its Easter services at The Rev Room, a bar and nightclub in the city's River Market.

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Are You a Twit if you don't Want to Twitter?

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Eily Toyama gave in after friends pestered her to join Facebook. But she used her cat's name instead of her own so she could avoid networking requests from people she didn't really want to connect to. And don't even ask her about Twitter unless you want to get an eye roll.

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Will Wright to leave Electronic Arts

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Will Wright, the video game designer behind such hits as "The Sims" and "Spore," is leaving game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. after 12 years.

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Are you a twit if you don't want to Twitter?

Updated: 04/08/2009 - Eily Toyama gave in after friends pestered her to join Facebook. But she used her cat's name instead of her own so she could avoid networking requests from people she didn't really want to connect to. And don't even ask her about Twitter unless you want to get an eye roll.

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