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Correctional Facility to Close, Save Money

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Winfield correctional facility will close a housing unit March 7th to help cut spending in the current department of corrections budget.

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Jury Continues Murder Trial Deliberations

Posted: 02/11/2009 - 21-year-old Kelvin Phillips , 23-year-old Drake Kettler, 19-year-old Corky Williams, and 19-year old Antonio Armstrong face charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and criminal possession of a firearm.

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Brownback Hosting Adoption Event

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback is helping raise awareness to promote adoption. He and his wife are hosting an event at Washburn University Saturday where they will discuss the different aspects of the adoption process.

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Patton Urging New Measures Against Underage Drinking

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State Representative Joe Patton is taking new measures to reduce underage drinking. Patton Wednesday asked the Kansas House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee to recommend a house bill for passage.

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Health Expert Visits Kansas

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released a health status report. It outlines strategies for reducing infant mortality rates, obesity rates, tobacco use, nutrition, and access to medical care for racial and ethnic communities in Kansas.

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GOP Leaders Reach Deal on Kansas Budget Deficit

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Senate President Steve Morris and House Speaker Mike O'Neal resolved differences between their chambers' budget negotiators Wednesday. The final disagreement involved funding for social services.

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2 big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Two big communications satellites collided in the first-ever crash of two intact spacecraft in orbit, shooting out a pair of massive debris clouds and posing a slight risk to the international space station.

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Students Volunteer their Valentines for Classmate

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Local students turned Valentine's Day into a volunteer day to raise money for a classmate in need. A handful of students at Washburn Rural Middle School passed out valentine carnations to raise money for Jessica Seidel. The 12-year-old Topekan is undergoing chemotherapy and needs a bone marrow transplant.

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Homeland Security Secretary Visits Greensburg

Updated: 02/11/2009 - With new Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on hand Wednesday, residents cut the ribbon for the grand reopening of a grocery store.

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Topekans Invited to Join "March for Babies"

Updated: 02/11/2009 - The March of Dimes annual "March for Babies" fundraising walk will be held April 24th at the Topeka Zoo. It's one of 8 "March for Babies" events planned for Kansas this spring.

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James Earl Jones to fete Lincoln at Ford's Theatre

Updated: 02/11/2009 - James Earl Jones, Katie Couric and Kelsey Grammer plan to honor Abraham Lincoln on the eve of his 200th birthday in a star-studded gala Wednesday to help celebrate the $25 million renovation of Ford's Theatre.

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KSU New President Announced, Attends First Wildcat Game

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kansas State University's new president is Dr. Kirk Schulz, a vice president at Mississippi State University. Dr. Schulz and his wife, Noel, then spent the evening at the Kansas State men's home basketball game against Texas Tech.

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Millions of animals dead in Australia fires

Updated: 02/11/2009 - Kangaroo corpses lay scattered by the roadsides while wombats that survived the wildfire's onslaught emerged from their underground burrows to find blackened earth and nothing to eat.

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