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Arizona Tour Bus Crash Leaves 6 Dead

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Arizona Highway Patrol says at least six passengers were killed and 16 more hurt when a tour bus crashed near the Hoover Dam Friday.

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Former Day Care Provider Appealing Conviction

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Michelle Bolze-Sann was sentenced to 32 months in prison for involuntary manslaughter and aggravated child endangerment related to the death of a child in her care. She's appealing the conviction.

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Police Investigating East Topeka Shooting

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Topeka Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 700 block of SE Locust Friday night. One person suffered what police describe as potentially life-threatening injuries.

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Crews Battle House Fire on Branner

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Topeka fire crews were called to 725 Branner just after 7:30pm Friday. They arrived to find flames coming from the structure.

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Topeka Kicks Off "Big Read" Sunday

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Topeka and Shawnee County library kicks off "The Big Read" Sunday, Feb. 1. The book of choice this year is Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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Obama urged not to backburner climate change

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Don't put off action on global warming just because times are lean - that's the message Al Gore, world environmental leaders and U.S. executives sent Friday to President Barack Obama.

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Thieves Use Vehicle Burglaries to Access Homes

Updated: 01/31/2009 - Leaving a garage door opener in your vehicle can be a free pass for burglars to break in and steal it, look up your address on your registration or insurance, and go to your house to rob you.

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Duane Fager Named SMEI Topeka 2008 Executive of the Year

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Sales and Marketing Executives of Topeka will present its 2008 Sales and Marketing Executive of the Year award to Duane Fager, President and Chief Executive Officer, CoreFirst Bank and Trust.

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Kansas Tax Collections Short Again in January

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state took in $513 million during the month. Officials had expected tax collections of $534 million. The difference is about 4 percent.

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Octuplets' Family Filed For Bankruptcy

Updated: 01/30/2009 - CBS News has learned that the family of the octuplets born this week outside Los Angeles filed for bankruptcy and abandoned a home a little over a year-and-a-half ago.

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Calif. Rejects Bid For New Oil Drilling

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The State Lands Commission on Thursday rejected a proposal that could have led to the first new oil drilling project off the California coast in 40 years.

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Simpson Scrutinized For Weight Gain

Updated: 01/30/2009 - It's not easy being a celebrity, especially as a woman whose body image is constantly being scrutinized.

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Police: Sister Beats Up Bride At Wedding Reception

Updated: 01/30/2009 - A woman who wasn't invited to her sister's wedding reception showed up anyway and attacked the bride, pulling out clumps of her hair, police said. Annmarie Bricker, 23, of Valparaiso, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of battery.

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Ex-Congo Soldier Admits Training Children

Updated: 01/30/2009 - A former Congolese militia fighter testified Friday that he trained children to use assault rifles and fought alongside them in the ethnic conflicts of eastern Congo.

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Air Force to Train Combat Docs to Use Acupuncture

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Chief Warrant Officer James Brad Smith broke five ribs, punctured a lung and shattered bones in his hand and thigh after falling more than 20 feet from a Black Hawk helicopter in Baghdad last month.

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Dino-right! Fix is in for misnamed Texas dinosaur

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Pleurocoelus has served ably as the official dinosaur of Texas. Sure, it was a plant-noshing herbivore in a fiercely barbecue-proud state, but the sauropod dwarfed most other dinos and lumbered with a 20-ton swagger.

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Ill.'s new gov: We'll `fumigate state government'

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn moved quickly Friday to put Rod Blagojevich's scandal-ridden tenure behind him, signing his first executive order and saying he wants to "fumigate state government."

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