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Senate Reaches "Cash for Clunkers" Deal

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Car shoppers can deal through Labor Day, after the agreement announced Thursday by Sen. Harry Reid, following lengthy negotiations.

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Accident Blocks SW 37th & Burlingame

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Police dispatchers say two vehicles were involved in an accident at SW 37th and Burlingame just before 10pm Wednesday.

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Topeka Zoo Welcomes Chicks

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The Topeka Zoo says three East African crowned crane chicks hatched on July 31st and August 1st 2009. They're being raised by their parents.

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Senate Reaches Deal On $2B 'Clunkers' Refill

Updated: 08/05/2009 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says negotiations resulted in a deal to approve adding $2 billion to the "Cash for Clunkers" program. A vote is set for Thursday.

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U.S. Postal Service Proposes Cockfighting Ad Ban

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The Postal Service has proposed a rule change that would label publications with ads for fighting birds or accessories as ``unmailable.'' The Postal Service says it will take comment on the proposal through the first week of September.

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Lawrence City Commission Approves Doubling Homeless Numbers

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Lawrence Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday night to increase the overnight occupancy limit at the shelter from 31 to 76 people between Oct. 1 and April 1. During the rest of the year, the overnight occupancy will be capped at 53 people.

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Parkinson Repeats: No Detainees In Kansas

Posted: 08/05/2009 - In his first public comments since reports surfaced Sunday, Gov. Mark Parkinson repeated previous opposition to any plans by the Obama administration to relocate suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.

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DA Files Charges In Topeka Murder

Posted: 08/05/2009 - District Attorney Chad Taylor filed counts Wednesday of second degree murder, attempted murder and several related charges against 18-year old Christian Demarcu Robbins.

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TPD Ends Up In Foot Chase With Fugitive

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Officers doing a focused enforcement in southeast Topeka Wednesday afternoon spotted a man believed to be wanted fugitive Boisey Barefield.

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Firefighters Prepare To Help MDA

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Topeka Firefighters will hit the streets Aug. 21st and 22nd for their annual Fill the Boot campaign.

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KDOT Uses Twitter For Traffic Reports

Posted: 08/05/2009 - KDOT is using Twitter to deliver information on construction and maintenance projects, traffic alerts and more that affect Kansas highways.

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Marines Ban Social Networking

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The corps issued an order Monday saying the ban is effective immediately on the Marine Corps computer network. It said the Internet has been used as a haven for malicious behavior, and said that using social sites can expose information to adversaries.

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Farley Elementary Enrolls First Class

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Farley Elementary enrolled students for the upcoming school year. Construction on the school is still in progress but teachers are optimistic it will be done before the kids show up.

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Merchandising Michael

Posted: 08/05/2009 - Will the King of Pop be the king of merchandising? Michael Jackson's edstate looks to cash in on the legacy with a clothing line, X-Box games, stuffed animals and more.

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Woman Life-Flighted From Jackson Co. Accident Improviing

Updated: 12/29/2009 - Three people have died after a semi-truck and car collided in Jackson Co., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 75 and County Rd. 162 around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

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Business Analyst To Change Plea In Junk Fax Case

Posted: 08/05/2009 - A business analyst who once worked for a Florida consulting firm was expected to plead guilty for his part in a nationwide junk fax scheme that raked in millions.

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Fort Leavenwrth MPs Deploying To Iraq

Updated: 08/05/2009 - A deployment ceremony was scheduled Wednesday for members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion.

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KDOT Slashes Allownces For Protective Gear

Posted: 08/05/2009 - The agency reduced the annual allowance from $250 to $150 in early July. The move came after Gov. Mark Parkinson imposed $160 million in adjustments to keep the current budget balanced.

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Parkinson Names New Secretary On Aging

Updated: 08/05/2009 - Gov. Parkinson names Martin Kennedy, who has been serving as interim secretary since June, the new Aging Secretary He had been the agency's deputy secretary and has served in management positions at Aging since 2004.

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