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Local Law Enforcement Reacts To Losing TPD Helicopter Unit

Posted: 08/19/2009 - With the Topeka Police Helicopter program a victim of budget cuts, more pressure is being put on the Kansas Highway Patrol as the sole law enforcement agency that actually has a helicopter in the area.

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Dealers Say They're Waiting for "Clunkers Cash"

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The White House plans to bring more people on board to review pending "Cash for Clunkers" car deals. The backlog is now totalling into the millions of dollars.

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Swiss Bank UBS to Divulge at Least 4,450 Account Names

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Swiss government will turn over names of suspected tax-dodgers who have held 4,450 secret accounts at banking giant UBS; accounts that at one point held as much as $18 billion, U.S. officials said Wednesday morning.

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Kansas VA Hospitals Will Pay Up

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The VA Medical Centers in Topeka and Leavenworth agree to pay civil penalties and implement a plan to manage their hazardous wastes.

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Is HPV Vaccine Safe?

Posted: 08/19/2009 - But the most comprehensive look at the side-effects of since the HPV vaccine was approved in 2006 raises questions about its safety, reports CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook.

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TPD Investigates Downtown Shooting

Updated: 08/19/2009 - Topeka Police say one person suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in an incident Wednesday night at SW 12th and Polk. They are questioning four persons of interest.

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Coroner Re-visits MIchael Jackson's Dermatologist

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The Los Angeles Coroner's chief investigator re-visited the office of Michael Jackson's dermatologist Wednesday even though the coroner announced last week his "thorough and comprehensive" report was completed.

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Scotland Expected To Free Lockerbie Bomber

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Al Megrahi, 57, is suffering from terminal prostate cancer. He is serving a life sentence for bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people.

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Inside an Internet Sting

Posted: 08/19/2009 - An internet sting that resulted in the arrests and charges of three men wrapped up Tuesday after months of planning. Now, officers are talking about what it took to pull it off.

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"Great Pumpkin" Heads For Record

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Benner's small garden has just three pumpkin plants and is covered with leaves and vines. It took some research on the Internet to make growing the plants a success.

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Best Buy Employees Fired For Stopping Robbery

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Jared Bergstreser, 20, and Colin Trapp, 23, were on duty in the Asset Protection Unit near the front doors when a shoplifter grabbed some mobile phones and computer hard drives and made a run for the door.

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Kansas Senator Battles Pneumonia

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A spokesperson says Sen. Pat Roberts was diagnosed with pneumonia Monday. He spent Monday night in the hospital, but is now recovering at home.

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Drunk Driving Among Women On Rise

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Calling it a “disturbing trend” Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that law enforcement will be out in big numbers over the days leading up to the Labor Day holiday to help get those driving under the influence off the roads.

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Government Issues New Guidlines For Flu Season

Updated: 08/19/2009 - Goverenment officials announced new federal guidelines Thursday during a joint news conference to help employers and businesses prepare for and respond to the upcoming flu season.

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Large Carnivorous Plant Discovery

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Botanists believe they have discovered one of the world's largest carnivorous plants in Southeast Asia.

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Kansas Leaders Bringing EPA To Treece

Posted: 08/19/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins will lead a delegation from the Environmental Protection Agency on a tour of Treece, Kansas Thursday. Kansas officials want the EPA to see the contamination left behind from a century of mining.

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Robbers Killed In Gunbattle At Kabul Bank

Posted: 08/19/2009 - -- Police stormed a bank and killed three armed robbers Wednesday in Afghanistan's capital after their robbery attempt had escalated into a gun battle with security officers.

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Fort Riley Celebrates Women's Equality

Posted: 08/19/2009 - Army Diversity Director Brig. Gen. Belinda Pinckney was the featured speaker Wednesday at Fort Riley's Women's Equality Day. It commemorates the ratification of the 19th amendment, which guaranteed women in America the right to vote.

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