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Unemployment Hits 25-Year-High

Updated: 03/06/2009 - February's 8.1% jobless rate is the highest since late 1983; Employers chopped 651,000 jobs last month.

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Man Injured in South Topeka Shooting

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Police responded Friday night to a shooting at 3810 S Topeka Blvd in Topeka. A member of a band preparing to perform suffered non-life threatening injuries. Check out the instant video from [wibwlive] in this story.

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Thonrburgh Speaks at Highland Park High School Friday

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh was at Highland Park High School Friday for the "Gear Up" program. Thornburgh talked about a number of topics including how to take advantage of opportunity and the importance of voting.

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Deployment Ceremony in Topeka Wednesday

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Friends, family, and community members will gather next week to honor those who serve our country. A special ceremony is being held Wednesday in Topeka for 60 Kansas Army and Air National Guardsmen, as they deploy to Afghanistan for a year-long mission as an Agribusiness Development team.

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Randolph Elementary Students Awarded for Character

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Two students at Randolph Elementary were recognized Friday for the positive roles they play. An assembly was held in the auditorium, where Bradley Criden, a first grader, and Laurell Puett, a fourth grader, were recognized with a Special Character Award.

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Kansas Supreme Court to Gain New Justice

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court is getting a new member. Attorney Dan Biles of Shawnee is to be sworn in this afternoon as the 74th justice of the state's highest court. He replaces Chief Justice Kay McFarland, who retired in January.

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Former Topeka Collegiate Head Files Suit

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A former Topeka Collegiate headmaster has filed suit against the school claiming he was improperly dismissed. The school's development director Mary Loftus told 13 News that David Hudspeth Jr. was hired as headmaster in July 2006 and let go in January.

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Judge Appointed in Lawsuit Against Hecht

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The Kansas Supreme Court has appointed a judge to hear Shawnee County's lawsuit against former District Attorney Robert Hecht. Retired Wyandotte County Judge Philip Sieve will handle the case.

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Obama on stimulus: 'I know we did the right thing'

Updated: 03/06/2009 - While aknowledging an "astounding" number of job losses in February, President Barack Obama told critics of his $787 billion economic recovery plan Friday that it is saving jobs and said, "I know we did the right thing."

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Kansas Congressman Criticizes Sebelius HHS nod

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Kansas Congressman Todd Tiahrt said Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has liberal views he can't support in her nomination to be Health and Human Services Secretary.

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Warm Weather Brings Increase in Home Burglaries

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Sgt. Jay Simecka, with the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office, says warmer weather has a direct correlation with an increase in property crime. He gives tips to help people avoid becoming a victim, and also to make life a little easier should someone find themselves a victim.

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Captain involved in SF oil spill pleads guilty

Updated: 03/06/2009 - The pilot at the helm of the cargo ship that caused a massive oil spill in the San Francisco Bay pleaded guilty Friday to two misdemeanor environmental crimes in exchange for prosecutors dropping felony counts.

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Transmitter Ruled out of Qantas Emergency Probe

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Air safety investigators on Friday ruled out interference from a U.S. naval transmitter as the cause of a Qantas jetliner nose-diving twice off the Australian coast last year.

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Sacramento Bee staffers vote on pay cuts

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Newspaper Guild members at The Sacramento Bee were voting Friday on whether to cut their pay up to 6 percent, a step that could save 19 jobs at the 152-year-old paper.

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Producers want higher ethanol limits for gasoline

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Ethanol producers asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to boost the amount of ethanol that can be blended with gasoline, but automakers argued the increase could damage car engines and fuel lines.

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NKorean threat has airlines changing flight paths

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Air Canada and Singapore Airlines joined South Korean airlines in rerouting flights to steer clear of North Korean airspace Friday after the communist regime threatened Seoul's passenger planes amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula.

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Upbeat Clinton predicts US-Russia arms treaty

Updated: 03/06/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, declaring a fresh start for relations with Russia, predicted Friday that the two nations would complete a new arms reduction treaty by year-end and find common ground on other major issues as well.

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Ark. doc arrested after large weapons cache found

Updated: 03/06/2009 - A doctor who had been sanctioned by Arkansas' medical board was arrested after federal agents found grenades, grenade launchers and more than $1 million worth of machine guns in and around his home.

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