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Topeka Cooling Centers Set Up

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A number of cooling centers have been set up for those who need to escape these dangerous temperatures.

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Child Burned In Accidental Fall

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Holton Police say a 3-year old boy slipped while playing and fell into a burning pit that had hot embers from several days before. He is being treated at Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati for burns to the hands, forearms and legs.

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Group Meets To Discuss Bus Issues

Updated: 06/23/2009 - People who rely on Topeka Transit to get around are organizing their efforts to spread the message on how vital the service is to the community.

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On-Ramp Closed Due To Spill

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A concern over potentially hazardous materials closed the ramp from Goodyear Road to westbound Hwy. 24 for two hours Tuesday morning. It turned out the substance was a harmless feed additive.

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Employee Fitness Proves Money Saver For Business

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Ann O'Bryan of Health Works explained that health means goes beyond fitness and salads, into wellness and stress management, adding that her message is especially important these days.

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KDHE Grants Help CommunityClinics

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Among the recipients, Flint Hills Community Health Center will receive $385,000, Shawnee County Health Agency and Konza Prairie will each receive over $200,000.

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"Hard 50" For Salina Man Convicted Of Murder

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Kenneth Eugene Wilson, 45, was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the March 2008 slaying of 55-year-old Jeffrey Scott Noel at his home near Portis.

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Sebelius Says Health Care Too Expensive

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the country has no choice but to revamp its health care program because current costs are "crushing families and businesses."

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Tree Crashes Down In Oakland

Posted: 06/23/2009 - Old tree comes down on top of a car, truck, and garage in the Oakland part of Topeka.

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Biden: Council Will Help Job Transition

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A new government council will help auto industry workers transition to new manufacturing opportunities, including jobs in alternative energy, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday.

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AP Poll: Americans Consider Pets Family

Updated: 06/23/2009 - An Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Tuesday found that half of all American pet owners consider their pets as much a part of the family as any other person in the household; another 36 percent said their pet is part of the family but not a full member.

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Judge Orders Chemotherapy To Continue

Updated: 06/23/2009 - A Minnesota judge has ruled that a 13-year-old boy who fled the state to avoid chemotherapy must continue getting the treatment because it appears to be working.

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ACLU Sues Over Prison Prayer Rights

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Two Muslim inmates held in a special unit at the federal prison in Terre Haute say they aren't allowed to pray in groups as often as their religion commands and have asked a federal judge to ease worship limits imposed by the Bureau of Prisons.

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Many Governors Display Odd Behavior

Updated: 06/23/2009 - South Carolina's chief executive isn't the first to earn headlines for acting odd. A look at governors' unusual behavior is included in this story.

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Millions Ride Old, Out-Of-Date Subway Cars

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Millions of passengers in cities across the U.S. ride old subway cars like the ones that crumpled in the deadly crash in the nation's capital.

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Judge Orders Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Freed

Updated: 06/23/2009 - The discovery of suicide martyr videos seemed certain proof that Abd al Rahim Abdul Rassak was part of al-Qaida. A closer look at his video, though, showed he was actually being tortured by al-Qaida.

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Police Truck Carry Beer Overturns

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Police say a truck carrying 40,000 pounds of beer overturned in Vermont and closed a highway for several hours.

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New Game Hits Up Twitterers For Money

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Twitter Inc.'s founders still haven't decided how to cash in on their popular Internet messaging service - to the delight of a rapidly growing audience. But the deliberate approach may not prevent a gold rush among opportunistic outsiders.

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Charges Filed In Emporia Man's Death

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Twenty-four-year-old Deanna Meece was charged Tuesday in the death of Ricky Nurnberg, who died at the couple's home last Wednesday.

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Former Doctor Sentenced In Explosives Case

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Timothy Paul Gatschet, 59, of Victoria, was sentenced Monday in Ellis County court to three years and seven months in prison. He pleaded guilty in March to criminal use of an explosive device and attempted use of an explosive device.

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Salina Man Gets 'Hard 50' For Killing Farmer

Updated: 06/23/2009 - Kenneth Eugene Wilson received a Hard 50 sentence for first-degree murder, aggravated burglary, burglary of a residence and criminal possession of a firearm in the March 2008 slaying of Jeffrey Scott Noel at his home near Portis.

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