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Kan. House Endorses 5 Percent Pay Cut for State Employees

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A Kansas House committee has endorsed a budget-balancing plan that includes a 5 percent pay cut for all state employees. The Appropriations Committee's 10-8 vote Thursday night sent the bill to the House for a debate, which GOP leaders hope will occur Friday.

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Parking Lot Assault Leaves Man with Traumatic Injuries

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Topeka Police responded to an assault outside of the Ichabod Laundra Bar at 21st and Washburn Friday morning. Police say a fight among acquaintances left one man with life-threatening injuries in the hospital. When they got there, the man was bleeding from his head in the parking lot.

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Oil Falls Below $51 Amid Weak Consumer Spending

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Oil prices fell below $51 a barrel Friday in light holiday-affected range trading. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 47 cents to $50.65 a barrel by late morning London time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Manhattan Doctor Found Guilty of Assault

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A Riley County jury found 46-year old Russell Reitz guilty of aggravated battery for an incident at the home of his ex-wife in May 2008. Reitz is a radiation oncologist in Manhattan and son of state senator Roger Reitz.

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PT's Coffee Lauded for Honor

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce held an open house for PT's Coffee Roasting Co. to recognize it being named 2009 Macro Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine.

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13's "Hot Jobs" for April 30th

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Don't give up the search. There are open jobs out there, and you could be the right person for these next five job listings from "13 News at 4."

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Topeka Hospitals Take Precautions against H1N1

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Topeka hospitals say they want to be prepared for however the H1N1 virus might unfold. They are asking patients with similiar symptoms if they've been in an exposure area and testing as needed.

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KU Trophy On Loan to Statehouse

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The championship trophy won by the University of Kansas men's basketball team last year is now on display in a Statehouse office.

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Wakarusa River Rising

Updated: 04/30/2009 - People living along the Wakarusa River are nervously watching the water's levels. All the rain we got over the past few days has caused the river to swell dramatically.

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Invisible Kansans Push For Lawmakers' Attention

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Hundreds of people rallied Thursday in support of Kansans with developmental disabilities. Around 4,000 footprints were colored in at the Manor Conference Center to represent every so-called invisible Kansan.

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FEMA Grants Kansas Storm Extension

Updated: 04/30/2009 - FEMA has granted Kansas a request for a 30 day extension for damages caused by the severe winter storm that blew through the state last month.

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City Gets Stimulus Money For Bus Help

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Topeka is getting more help in its effort to replace its aging bus fleet. The Kansas Department of Transportation announced Thursday the city's Metropolitan Transit Authority will receive $2 million dollars in federal stimulus money.

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Business Is Tasty At Washburn University

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The most important meal of the day was good for more than nutritional value Thursday. The "Business for Breakfast" event at Washburn University was a benefit for Youth Entrepreneurs in Kansas.

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Debate Team National Champs, Too

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The University of Kansas basketball team are not the only national champs in Lawrence. Members of KU's debate team squared off in a special appearance at Topeka High Thursday.

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Road Construction Friday Morning, Afternoon

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The left lane on I-70 will be closed at keene road for guardrail repair work in Wabaunsee County. The lane will be closed at 9:00 P.M. and will reopen at 3:00 P.M. Friday.

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Wendy's Weekend Meals Benefit Meals on Wheels

Updated: 04/30/2009 - You can support meals on wheels this weekend, by visiting any Topeka Wendy's restaurant. Wendy's will donate 15 percent of its proceeds directly to the Meals on Wheels program.

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House Passes Consumer Credit Card Bill

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Riding a crest of populist anger, the House on Thursday approved a bill to restrict credit card practices and eliminate sudden increases in interest rates and late fees that have entangled millions of consumers.

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Experts Say "Swine Flu" Mostly Pig

Updated: 04/30/2009 - While the U.S. government and now the World Health Organization are taking the swine out of "swine flu," the experts who track the genetic heritage of the virus say this: If it is genetically mostly porcine and its parents are pig viruses, it smells like swine flu to them.

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