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Official says Vick OK'd for Home Confinement

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A government official says there's no bed space at a halfway house, so Micheal Vick could be released to his Hampton, Va. home as soon as May 21st.

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TPD Looks for Help with Vehicle Maintenance

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The proposed "Cruiser Detail and Provision Team" for Topeka Police would get volunteers to help with vehicle maintenace tasks such as topping of fluids and inflating tires.

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Aircraft Cutbacks Trickling down to Kansas Suppliers

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Bombardier in Wichta have all announced cutbacks amid the economic downturn. It's having a ripple effect through machine shops and suppliers.

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Letter Says Ex-Kansas AG Faces Complaint

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A Feb. 19 letter said a review committee for the state Board for the Discipline of Attorneys found probable cause to believe former prosecutor Phill Kline and two former deputies violated rules of professional conduct.

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Woman Identified in Fatal Accident Near Topeka

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Authorities have identified the woman who died in an accident near Topeka Tuesday night. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 29th and Auburn road.

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Council Members Approve Budget Plans for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Budget plans are approved to start the first phase of reconstruction to the Willard Bridge west of Topeka. Shawnee County commissioners all voted to approve the $150,000 budget to start the preliminary design for the bridge.

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Michelle Obama Welcomes 'New Era' at EPA

Updated: 02/26/2009 - With a new president comes a new era at the Environmental Protection Agency. That's the message first lady Michelle Obama had for EPA employees during her brief visit to the agency Thursday.

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Radiothon in Full Swing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Listeners from northeast Kansas are calling in pledges to help sick children. 94.5 Country is hosting their annual Radiothon in their studios Thursday and Friday.

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Obama Plan Foresees Record $1.75 Trillion Deficit

Updated: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama unveiled a multi-trillion-dollar spending plan Thursday, pledging a "break from a troubled past." His first budget would boost taxes on the wealthy, curtail Medicare, lay the groundwork for universal health care and leave a string of deficits dwarfing any in the nation's history.

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Low-carb? Low-fat? Study Finds Calories Count More

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Some previous studies have found that low carbohydrate diets like Atkins work better than a traditional low-fat diet. But the new research found that the key to losing weight boiled down to a basic rule - calories in, calories out.

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Obama Budget Moves Toward Universal Health Care

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Obama's first budget predicts the deficit for this year will soar to a whopping $1.75 trillion, reflecting spending to pull the nation out of recession. The numbers come from administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity before the budget is publicly unveiled Thursday.

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Injured Good Samaritan Ticketed For Jaywalking

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A good Samaritan who helped push three people out of the path of a pickup truck before being struck and injured has gotten a strange reward for his good deed: A jaywalking ticket.

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Dutch Investigate Fatal Turkish Airlines Crash

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Investigators took detailed photos of the wreckage of a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 and analyzed black box recordings Thursday, trying to piece together why the plane lost speed and crashed into a muddy field, killing nine people and injuring 86.

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Survey: Health Care Cost Keeps The Doctor Away

Updated: 02/26/2009 - One in four Americans said in a survey that someone in the family put off needed health care in the past year because of cost, including 16 percent who postponed surgery or a doctor's visit for chronic illness.

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GM Posts $9.6B 4Q Loss, Burns through $6.2B Cash

Updated: 02/26/2009 - General Motors Corp. says it lost $9.6 billion in the fourth quarter and burned through $6.2 billion in cash as it sought government help to avoid running out of cash.

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Wall Street Points Higher ahead of Economic Data

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Wall Street headed toward a moderately higher open Thursday as investors awaited economic readings on demand for big-ticket manufactured goods and sales of new homes.

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Official: Budget Projects $1.75 Trillion Deficit

Updated: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget Thursday that projects the government's deficit for this year will soar to $1.75 trillion, reflecting efforts to pull the nation out of a deep recession and a severe financial crisis.

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Sears 4Q Profit Falls 55% on Charges

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped 55 percent due to store closing, impairment and severance charges, but adjusted results beat analysts' estimates.

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