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Man Charged With Driving With Worker On Car Hood

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A man is facing assault charges after deputies said he hit a state transportation worker and continued driving several miles while the man clung to the hood of the car. Marin County prosecutors charged 73-year-old Peter Buchanan with assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit-and-run driving Wednesday.

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Judges Refuse Minn. Ballot Inspection

Updated: 01/24/2009 - A trio of judges rejected Republican Norm Coleman's request to investigate alleged vote-counting irregularities in precincts around the state over the weekend, just days before they begin hearing Coleman's lawsuit over the Minnesota Senate recount.

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"Hoops" Obama Takes Game To White House

Updated: 01/24/2009 - It may have been just an impression, but Barack Obama seemed to spend as much time dribbling up the hardwood during the presidential campaign as he did prepping for debates.

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Major Data Breach Puts Millions At Risk

Updated: 01/24/2009 - If the market meltdown, housing and bank crises weren't enough, U.S. consumers can now add the potential of massive credit and debit card fraud to the list financial concerns. A major processor of credit card transactions just disclosed its system had been hacked, putting millions of consumers at risk, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reports.

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Sports Center Collapse In Spain Kills Four

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Part of a sports center collapsed in high winds Saturday near Barcelona, killing four children and injuring 16 other people, officials and witnesses said.

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Obama Pushes Plan To Stop Economic Slide

Updated: 01/24/2009 - President Barack Obama took to the airwaves Saturday to promote his economic aid plan in what's-it-mean-to-me terms: thousands of better schools, lower electricity bills, health coverage for millions who lose insurance.

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Chanute Man Charged in Infant's Death

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Chunute man has been charged with felony murder after the death of a 3-month-old who had been hospitalized with a head injury.

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Tower Fondation Donates $75,000

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Tower Mental Health Foundation has donated $75,000 to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center for Crisis Intervention Team training. The Tower Foundation was created in 2007 following a settlement between the AG's office and the Menninger Foundation.

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Chanute Man Charged in Infant's Death

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Neosho County Attorney's Office charged 23-year-old Adam Marrs on Friday with the death of Denton J. Marrs. The boy was taken Wednesday to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center with a head injury.

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Brownback Calls for Air Force One to be American-Made

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback reacted Friday to reports that the contract to manufacture and service Air Force One will be opened to foreign competitors. Boeing has provided the presidential planes since the 1960s.

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$104 million in Natural Disaster Grants Vvailable

Updated: 01/23/2009 - U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas announced Friday that $104 million in federal grants will be used to promote the economic recovery of counties that have received disaster designations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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Hill's Backs Free Pet Adoptions January 24th

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Topeka-based Hill's Pet Nutrition is partnering with hundreds of animal shelters across the country to offer free adoptions. The first ten pet adoptions at participating agencies Jan. 24 will have adoption fees waived.

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2 Kansas Prison Unit Closings Accelerated

Updated: 01/23/2009 - The Department of Corrections is closing two of its prison units sooner than planned. The department said Friday that it's Lansing Correctional Facility unit at Osawatomie will close Feb. 6 and its El Dorado Correctional Facility unit at Toronto will close Feb. 27. Both had been scheduled to close April 1.

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Snow Sparks Flurry of Wrecks

Updated: 01/24/2009 - Topeka Police report more than a dozen accidents since 7pm due to the weather. They are in Phase III, which means drivers in accidents with no injuries where the vehicles can be moved should exchange information and file a report at the LEC later.

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Abandoned Parakeet Adopted by Loving Family

Updated: 01/23/2009 - One of the two parakeets abandoned on K-16 highway January 5th has been adopted. Tweet and Tweeter were rescued by a passerby in below freezing weather.

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Jardine Sixth Graders from Anti-Violence Program Friday

Updated: 01/23/2009 - More than a hundred Jardine Middle School students celebrated completion of a program designed to keep them away from violence. The program is called "GREAT" which stands for gang resistance education and training.

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Topeka Man Sentenced on Gun Conviction

Updated: 01/23/2009 - A Topeka man has been sentenced to more than five years behind bars on a gun conviction. 28-year-old Anthony Starks pleaded guilty in October to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Third KSU Presidential Candidate Announced

Updated: 01/23/2009 - We now know the name of the third candidate up for the position of Kansas State president. The Kansas Board of Regents announced Friday Dr. Robert Kennedy will visit the Manhattan campus next Monday and Tuesday.

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