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Topeka Man Charged with Dragging Woman under Vehicle

Updated: 02/05/2009 - 32-year old Nathan Hartzell is charged with aggravated battery with the intent to commit great bodily harm and domestic battery. A woman says Hartzell intentionally dragged her under the front bumper of the vehicle he was driving.

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Lawrence Writer Named Kansas Poet Laureate

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Dr. Carolyn Mirriam-Goldberg was named as the state's next poet laureate by Governor Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Arts Commission.

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Tell Your Teens to Practice "Safe Text"

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Sexting is becoming more common among teenagers. It's when they text or receive nude pictures. Sexting is causing some legal action to be taken against teenagers. It's also embarrassing others when their pictures end up on the internet.

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Friday is National Wear Red Day

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Both men and women are urged to wear red to help raise awareness of heart disease, and help find ways to overcome it.

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City Clears Hurdle in Levee Rebuild

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The City of topeka has convinced the federal government to support its effort to rebuild a portion of the Kansas levee and even pay nearly two-thirds of the costs.

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Crimestoppers Revisits 12 Year-Old Murder

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Michelle L. Hutchinson was found in a pool of blood at her home on December 1, 1996. The Shawnee County Coroner ruled the 42 year-old died from multiple stab wounds.

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Bombardier Cuts 1,360 Jobs as Plane Sales Drop

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Wichita has been hit hard by the sagging aircraft industry. Last week, Boeing Co. announced it plans to cut 10,000 jobs. Earlier, Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft said it plans to lay off another 2,000 workers.

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Obama Seeks Action as Parties Try to Pare Stimulus

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Senate moderates worked to cut tens of billions of dollars from the economic stimulus bill in hopes of clearing the way for passage Thursday as the government spit out grim new jobless figures and President Barack Obama warned of more bad news to come.

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Justice Ginsburg Has Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had surgery Thursday for pancreatic cancer, raising the possibility that one of the ideologically divided court's leading liberals - and its only woman - might have to curtail her work or even step down before she had planned.

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Manhattan Mailbox Maker Lays Off 86

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Economic times are affecting yet another Kansas business, with 86 workers being laid off from Florence Manufacturing in Manhattan.

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Kansas Law Would Match Federal ADA Statute

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A Senate committee is told that more people would be covered under a Kansas law banning discrimination against the disabled if it was changed to mirror federal statutes.

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Kan. Judiciary Wants to Raise Docket Fees

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The Senate Judiciary Committee is urged to let the Kansas Supreme Court temporarily increase docket fees to offset anticipated budget cuts this year.

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Law Enforcement Bust 103 Unsafe Drivers

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A patrol of K-18 between Fort Riley and Manhattan resulted in law enfocement issuing 103 warnings and citations for unsafe driving. The extra patrol was conducted because the Riley County Police Department received a large number of complaints about traffic there.

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Ancient Fossil FInd: This Snake Could Eat A Cow!

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Never mind the 40-foot snake that menaced Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 movie "Anaconda." Not even Hollywood could match a new discovery from the ancient world. Fossils from northeastern Colombia reveal the biggest snake ever discovered: a behemoth that stretched 42 to 45 feet long, reaching more than 2,500 pounds.

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CIA Nominee Panetta Faces Questioning By Senators

Updated: 02/05/2009 - The Senate Intelligence Committee is taking up the last of President Barack Obama's nominee for a high-profile national security post, the surprising pick of Leon Panetta to head the CIA.

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Somali Pirates: We're Freeing Ukraine Arms Ship

Updated: 02/05/2009 - Somali pirates said Thursday that they were freeing a Ukrainian ship carrying tanks and other heavy weapons after receiving a $3.2 million ransom. The U.S. Navy said it was watching the pirates leaving the ship.

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Auto Suppliers In Discussions WIth Treasury

Updated: 02/05/2009 - U.S. auto parts suppliers are in discussions with the Treasury Department about ways to address their financial troubles, industry trade groups said Wednesday.

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Obama Losing The Stimulus Message

Updated: 02/05/2009 - At this crucial juncture in the push to pass an economic recovery package, President Obama finds himself in the most unlikely of places: He is losing the message war.

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